Music

KC native returns to open Royals game with National Anthem

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Stephanie Varone never tires of performing the National Anthem at stadiums across the country. “I love performing, especially when people feel emotion from my performances,” said Varone, a Plymouth, Minnesota resident who ...

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Rethinking the Christian music culture

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Music and film producer Mark Joseph knows a thing or two about the entertainment industry, having worked for decades in both the Christian and secular worlds. Rethinking both industries is the focus ...

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Katy Perry’s faith may be evolving recent comments show

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Katy Perry’s mom is like every other mom in the world. She prays for her children and their faith. The singer revealed last week that her mother prayed her whole life that ...

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Summer’s new music releases sizzle

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I hope everyone is enjoying summer. When I think of summer I think of lemonade, watermelon, kids out of school and vacation. I know we all have busy schedules but I would ...

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Facebook restores Gospel group’s music video

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A gospel music group recently had its music video removed from Facebook. Last month, the vocal ensemble, Zion’s Joy, from Indianapolis, posted the video, “What Would Heaven Look Like,” to its Facebook ...

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Facebook reverses decision that censored patriotic song

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The country music group The Wes Cook Band is firing back at Facebook after the social media giant denied their request to use the company’s paid tools to promote their new patriotic ...

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Owl City celebrates life’s special moments with inspiring new album

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It’s time to come home. That’s the theme on Cinematic, the sixth studio album from electronic music maven Adam Young, aka Owl City. Cinematic is reminiscent of an 80s-themed movie soundtrack, mixing Young’s trademark ...

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MercyMe named top Christian artist at 2018 Billboard Music Awards

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MercyMe earned a Top Christian Artist win this week at 2018 Billboard Music Awards. The top honor marks the first win for the band that has garnered a dozen BBMA nods throughout the ...

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Did Maddie Poppe deserve to win ‘American Idol?’

Maddie Poppe, a 20-year-old singer-songwriter from Iowa, is the new “American Idol,” besting her newly-announced boyfriend, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, and fan favorite Gabby Barrett in Monday night’s two-hour finale on ABC. When ...

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Hillsong Fall tour includes Kansas City

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The Spring tour of There Is More with Hillsong Worship and Hillsong pastor Brian Houston sold-out arenas from Texas to D.C. More than 40,000 people received inspirational messages and participated in heart-felt worship ...

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Disney cancels huge Christian music festival

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Why would Disney World cancel one of its most profitable events? That’s what fans of the popular Night of Joy Christian music festival are asking. The Orlando-based family entertainment complex officially confirmed ...

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Christians dominate in American Idol finals

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The reboot season of American Idol on ABC is well underway, and fans across the world are tuning in to what might be the most diverse group of contestants the show has ...

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Christian artists nominated for Billboard top music awards

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Thirteen Christian artists have been nominated for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards.  They include  Christian artists and albums in six different categories. The categories include “Top Christian Artist,” “Top Gospel Artist,” “Top ...

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Former area church choir singer Kyla Jade could win ‘The Voice’

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UPDATE: Local singer Kyla Jade represented Team Blake Shelton during the live  episode of The Voice Monday night April 16. Kyla belted out the gospel classic “How Great Thou Art” and was immediately voted through to ...

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Gaither Vocal Band Brings Legacy of Talent to KC This Weekend

There are few Christian musical groups that stand the test of time and at the same time, thrive on new fans. One of those is The Gaither Vocal Band, which is coming ...

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April showers bring new music releases

Can I say Happy spring everyone or would I be speaking too soon? Spring and Fall are my two favorite seasons. As we all know, living in the Midwest we could possibly ...

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March Music News

Is it already March? Although January felt like three months, this year is starting to move along swiftly. As a Pastor, my life can get pretty busy. I have chosen to intentionally ...

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Check out the MercyMe movie version of “I Can Only Imagine”

The official music video was just released for the much-anticipated new movie, “I Can Only Imagine,” a true story based on the life of MercyMe lead singer, Bart Millard who wrote the ...

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Mike Huckabee quits Country Music Association after being attacked

Through all of the cultural ups and downs, country music has always been a place conservatives felt welcome. While so many other celebrities started picking up activist causes and shaming fans who ...

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Elevation Collective leads February music releases

Happy February, everyone. We made it through Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s and my birthday. It looks like we get to take a quick breather before we celebrate Valentines Day. It seems at ...

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Ernie Haase and Signature Sound’s new tour inspired by Broadway

Fans of Ernie Haase and Signature Sound have an opportunity to see them in concert like they’ve never seen before. The group will perform with J. Mark McVey in “Inspiration of Broadway” ...

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The story behind O Holy Night

O Holy Night remains one of the world’s most beloved Christmas carols. But in 1847 it started with a French poem written by Placide Cappeau, a wine merchant, mayor of the town, ...

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November releases include season’s first Christmas offerings

Am I the only one who begins singing or humming Christmas tunes somewhere around October and November? When anyone asks me what my favorite holiday is, I always answer with Christmas. Christmas ...

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August heats up with new music releases

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer. It’s August and school is almost back in session. I encourage you to make these last few days with your kids the most memorable. Our ...

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Summer Baseball and Music: Something For Everyone

I hope everyone had a safe and fun Fourth of July. July is the month where families and friends get together to celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, also known as ...

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