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Trin-i-tee 5:7: Gospel singers reap rewards for enduring career

 

By Charles Hallman
Staff Writer

 

After over a decade as top gospel performers, Angel Taylor and Chanelle Haynes both admit that it is still exciting whenever they hear their music played. “The excitement never goes away,” says Chanelle, who along with Angel are the original members of Trin-i-tee 5:7. The two New Orleans natives have known each other since elementary school, and each young woman began singing at their respective churches at a young age. Chanelle, a daughter of a Pentecostal minister, first sang in the choir at age six, then later became choir director. At age 12, she tried out for an unused television pilot produced by Quincy Jones, who later recommended her for Star Search when she was 15 years old. Continue Reading →

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