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‘Wretched’ may be #1 but family films rule theater-free season

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If you look at official box-office results, The Wretched is the uncontested coronavirus-season champion. The indie horror flick just passed the $1 million mark, theatrically speaking—an impressive achievement, given the lack of theaters actually open. ...

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Easter in August? Sure, it’s right after Christmas in July!

Easter

We all know that Easter falls on various days every year, but never before has it been celebrated as late as August. However, this year the celebration was delayed from the official ...

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Newest film adaptation of Jane Austen’s ‘Emma’ is a funny delight

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When it comes to cinematic adaptations of Jane Austen novels, you can usually count on a few things: an unlikely romance, a rejected marriage proposal, the importance of having an amiable dancing ...

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Ballparks of America in Branson gearing up for youth baseball season

A baseball game or visit to Branson, Mo. is a summer highlight for many families across the Midwest. As coronavirus restrictions are eased, folks with cabin fever soon may be able to ...

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Several good Christian movies available for viewing this weekend

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There’s a lot of trash available on streaming devices and television. Sometimes it’s easy to spend 30 minutes looking for something decent to watch on Netflix, Prime or television. Here are five ...

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The Chosen tops our top 5 family things for May

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Have you ever watched a television series that was good at the beginning, great by the second act and left you begging for more when the credits rolled? Such is the case ...

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Faith-based musical “A Week Away” will be shown on Netflix

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Netflix has acquired “A Week Away,” a faith-based musical which has been compared to the smash hit “High School Musical.”  The idea for the movie came from Christian singer and Alan Powell, ...

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Retirees encouraged to get involved during pandemic

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Retirees are getting a bad rap during the pandemic when they often are the ones best-suited to helping others, according to a Christian leader. “Seniors are often portrayed in the media as ...

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‘The Chosen’ streaming series on Jesus surges in popularity

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The series “The Chosen” has surged into the top-tier of well-known and popular productions that people are watching. VidAngel, the family-friendly streaming app, and original content studio, recently announced that it’s series ...

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The amazing story of the Trump family Bible and its revival connection

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Could a Bible sitting in the Oval Office be America’s connection to a coming revival? The same Bible used during the inauguration ceremony of Donald Trump? The president and founder of Crown ...

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Former Kansas City Chiefs Pellom McDaniels dead at 52

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Former Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman Pellom McDaniels III  has died, the NFL Alumni organization announced Sunday. He was 52. “It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing ...

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Quarantine and isolation can draw us closer to the Creator and family

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There is solidarity in hardship and isolation – even for a family. This is a lesson that has become clear to Americans over the past few weeks as communities form “militias of ...

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4 Christian companies offering free streaming and video in April

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If your only definition of streaming is “Netflix,” then April is a great time to try something new. That’s because multiple family-friendly services — including four of the best ones — are ...

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The story behind ‘It is Well With My Soul’

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Since its creation, millions have turned to “It is Well With My Soul” for comfort. The hymn,  written by Horatio G. Spafford, remains one of the most beloved songs of all time ...

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‘Pandemic’ documentary is an eerie must-watch during the current crisis

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The best new entry to the Netflix lineup is a documentary series that won’t leave you laughing or even cheering — although it’s so engrossing that you might binge it until the ...

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Our readers share their binge-worthy entertainment

We are listing alternate activities for our readers since events are cancelled across the country. Like you, we are getting accustomed to the new normal. We asked our readers to give us ...

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What’s the best religious museum in America?

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What’s the best religious museum in the nation? That question was posed to USA Today readers who responded by choosing the Ark Encounter. It comes just in time as families’ talk turns ...

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Actor Ben Affleck fills void in life by returning to church

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Actor Ben Affleck, who stars in the new movie “The Way Back,” also has found the way back to church. “I go to the Methodist Church, [my] kids [are] baptized, and I ...

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Powerful faith-based ‘I Still Believe’ leads March family-friendly lineup

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The 2018 faith-based movie I Can Only Imagine opened at No. 3, earned a rare A+ CinemaScore rating from moviegoers, and became the highest-grossing film ever released by the Erwin Brothers. So ...

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Movieguide announces top movies

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“The Lego Movie 2” took home the top award at the 2020 Movieguide Awards, which were broadcast Monday on the Hallmark Channel. The mainstream film won the honor of Best Movie for ...

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7th Annual EasterFest returns to North Kansas Avenue and Garfield Park

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UPDATE: The 2020 EasterFest celebration has been postponed to a later date, yet to be determined. Stay tuned to Metro Voice for updates. EasterFest, the annual Topeka Easter Parade & Fun Fair, ...

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A break up IS hard to do, especially in the Facebook age

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Moving on from a failed romantic relationship is rarely easy. Memories and passionate feelings don’t just disappear overnight, and many people go through a significant mourning period after a break up. While ...

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‘Lego Masters’ and ‘Run the Race’ lead streaming lineup

The lego is more common in my house than, well … food and clothes. Perhaps that’s not surprising, since I have two boys who are crazy about Star Wars and superheroes — ...

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‘Night on Earth’ leads ‘5 Family-Friendly Things’

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Most nature documentaries film their animal subjects during the daytime. That way, the filmmaker can easily capture the unique characteristics and exquisite colors of the animals — and the viewer at home ...

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‘The Repair Shop’ one of 5 Family Things not to miss this month

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Long ago, our grandparents and great-grandparents didn’t toss things when they broke. They’d repair or repurpose them. From clothing to furniture to gadgets, our ancestors knew what to do when something got ...

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