In this Aug. 9, 2014 file photo, gospel Singer Donnie McClurkin poses at the 2014 Neighborhood Awards held at the Philips Arena in Atlanta. Grammy-winning gospel singers McClurkin and Fred Hammond are preparing for the Festival of Praise Tour, which spans 31 cities. The tour, which includes Cleveland, Detroit, Miami and Atlanta, kicked off this week as McClurkin recovers from surgery to remove precancerous cells from one of his vocal cords and Hammond recuperates after having a bilateral knee replacement. (Photo by Dan Harr/Invision/AP, File)

ATLANTA (AP) — Donnie McClurkin can hardly talk. Fred Hammond could barely walk. But the Grammy-winning gospel singers are preparing for the Festival of Praise Tour, which spans 31 cities.

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