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Shelter pup lands starring role in Lady and the Tramp remake

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A shelter pup is one lucky dog in Arizona after landing a starring role in the upcoming Disney remake of “Lady and the Tramp.” “Monte,” a 2-year-old terrier mix, once called HALO Animal ...

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‘Basketball or Nothing’ leads August streaming

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Sports, and particularly basketball, have a special place in the American culture. Perhaps that’s because Americans naturally root for the underdog — the subject of most sports flicks. Or perhaps that’s because ...

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Country star Josh Turner is coming to Kansas

The Topeka Performing Arts Center has announced that Josh Turner will be performing live on August 15. Turner is a double-platinum-selling singer, songwriter and disciple of traditional country music, a mentor to ...

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‘The Farewell’ explores the fibs one family tells in love

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Is there ever such a thing as a good lie? Even when it’s told as part of a farewell? Billi, a struggling young artist in Brooklyn, isn’t so sure. I mean, yes, ...

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David Jeremiah warns against church as entertainment driven social organization

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Many U.S. churches today have “forgotten” their purpose, becoming entertainment-driven social organizations eager to blend in with secular culture instead of focusing on biblical discipleship, Pastor David Jeremiah warned. “The Church is ...

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Shawnee County Fair will bring many families to Topeka this month

The Shawnee County Fair starts with the 4‐H Horse Show on July 20th and 21st, and continues with public exhibits and programs from the 25th through the 29th. The Fair will be ...

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Apollo 11 joins Mary Poppins for July streaming

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Defying gravity and capturing the imagination define two of our streaming films for July. Mary Poppins could fly, of course, with the opening of her umbrella. Apollo 11 chronicles humanity’s victory of ...

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Michael W. Smith misses flight, talks Jesus to Uber driver

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Michael W. Smith recently shared how a “divine interruption” led him to a surprise conversation with an Uber driver who truly needed to hear the gospel. It’s a powerful story about how ...

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Movies to get your red, white and blue on

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July is what I call Red-White-and Blue days of summer. This is when the themed t-shirts come out, there are red, white and blue hair ribbons and caps, plus corn on the ...

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America’s Got Talent to aliens: July’s 5 family things

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Aliens aside, I’m always looking for something to watch with my children that doesn’t involve animation, superheroes, princesses or sports stars. Those four categories are great, but they’ve slowly become my kids’ ...

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How ‘Game of Thrones’ is part of human trafficking problem

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International evangelist and author, Christine Caine, has boldly suggested that people can put an end to sex trafficking by abstaining from watching pornography and TV shows like HBO’s Game of Thrones. “I’ll ...

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‘Secret Life of Pets 2’ joins ‘Les Miserables’ for June movie spotlight

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The Secret Life of Pets was the fourth-highest grossing film of 2016 and one of the most family-friendly, too, with plenty of laughs and life lessons for parents and children. Its sequel ...

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Tolkien: the fellowship behind the fantasy

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For J.R.R. Tolkien, life began as a child running through hill and heather with a stick in his hand, filling his world with knights and dragons and forgotten quests. For  Tolkien, this ...

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North Topeka activities include Chalk Walk

NOTO Arts District is getting out the sidewalk chalk and attempting to cover each square of concrete sidewalk within two blocks with art. The 6th Annual Two Block Chalk Walk will be ...

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You’ll love these 4 things about new film Pilgrim’s Progress

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The best-selling book of all time is the Bible. The second best? It’s The Pilgrim’s Progress, the 1678 allegorical book by Puritan pastor John Bunyan he began writing while in prison. It’s ...

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NOTO to host arts & antiques festival, classes and more

The NOTO Arts and Antiques Festival is a two-day show and sale event featuring high quality art and antiques from the region and beyond, as well as specialized industrial and vintage wares. ...

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March movie reviews show changes in world gone by

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Sometimes, it’s helpful to look back at our ancestors’ world and consider how times have changed. It can spark a sense of gratitude for our many blessings. It also can cause us ...

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Christian movie directors say ‘R’ rating on pro-life film is censorship

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Christian filmmakers behind the pro-life movie “Unplanned” have refused to alter the film’s message despite being informed by the Motion Picture Association of America that the film will be rated R — ...

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He was going to quit acting until Tim Tebow showed him the script

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Hollywood actor Mykelti Williamson, who’s best known for his roles in “Forest Gump” and “Fences,” revealed in an interview that he was going to stop acting and go behind the camera until ...

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Movie explores details of missionary’s murder

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A missionary’s murder that shocked the world 20 years ago is the focus of a new movie — and its filmmakers hope the project helps spark a renewed interest in long-term missions. ...

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Hulu’s new kid-friendly content tops family-friendly spotlight

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A 2018 poll showed that nearly 60 percent of Americans watch streaming television, and most of them have Netflix. But Netflix’s dominance over streaming television could be changing soon. Disney will launch ...

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Should DC Comics portray Jesus as a superhero?

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DC Comics has a new superhero and His name is Jesus. DC Vertigo will star Christ Himself in an upcoming comic series called Second Coming, which features Jesus returning to earth on ...

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‘Series of Unfortunate Events’ leads January streaming

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January streaming options include many family films and a surprising series. My children aren’t allowed to watch horror movies. Or scary movies. Or anything that might possibly give them nightmares. I have ...

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Mary Poppins Returns stays true to innocence of the original

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Disney’s latest reboot of the beloved classic Mary Poppins, brims with positive themes that can be seen in the lives of the characters and the songs they sing. Those themes include hope, ...

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Focus on the Family premieres comedy series

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Marking a new foray into YouTube original content, Focus on the Family has debuted a short-form comedy series on the popular social media platform. Created and developed by the organization’s social media strategy team, ...

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