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‘Knocking down’ genre walls, Christian music reaches new audiences

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You don’t have to be a fan of contemporary Christian artists to have heard Christian music in recent years. Thanks to a wave of collaborations between CCM artists and those of other ...

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Johnny Cash’s son releases devotional book based on his father’s faith

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Although Johnny Cash died two decades ago, his spiritual influence lives on. His son, John Carter Cash, is keeping the flame of his dad’s faith alive by compiling a new devotional book ...

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Topeka art & music continues in NOTO District

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First Friday Art Walk in NOTO this month will feature the Good Sam Club Band, playing August 5, 6pm, at Redbud Park. First Friday Art Walk hours are 10 am to 9 ...

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Justin Bieber and crew pray as he resumes tour after health issues

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Justin Bieber has resumed performing after world tour dates were canceled. The health crisis, which precipitated the schedule disruption, was his diagnosis with Ramsay Hunt syndrome. The singer, 28, gave his first ...

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BRANSON CARES: How the entertainment industry is leading its community for global impact

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In the center of America’s heartland, Branson, Missouri, has embraced a mission to help children with severe disabilities across the globe through an initiative aptly titled BRANSON CARES. Dubbed “The Live Entertainment Capital ...

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Casting Crowns to headline Missouri State Fair Aug. 16

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Casting Crowns will appear at the Missouri State Fair Tuesday, Aug. 16. This year’s Fair theme is “Buckets of Fun,” and runs Aug. 11-21, 2022, in Sedalia. The group, off of a ...

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NFL chooses racist Ice Cube as ‘social justice’ spokesperson

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The face of the NFL’s newest social justice initiative is Ice Cube, a racist and anti-Semitic rapper who in his songs has called for violence against Asians and the murder of Jews. ...

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Kansas City named #1 city for work and play

Forget New York, LA or Vienna. Kansas City has been named the best city in the world to work during the day and explore in the evenings and on weekends. Notably, it ...

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‘Ain’t Too Proud’ brings The Temptations to life

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Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations comes to Kansas City Tuesday, June 21, 2022  The musical will get you on your feet– even during the current heat ...

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The popularity lifespan of a worship song isn’t what it used to be

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The most popular worship song in churches these days is “Build My Life,” from Bethel Music, the megachurch-based worship music hit machine based in Northern California. Sitting at No. 1 on the top ...

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“Highest form of song is prayer:” Bob Dylan Center opens in Tulsa

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In Bob Dylan’s March concert in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the iconic musician and songwriter performed two of his overtly Christian songs,  “Gotta Serve Somebody” and “Every Grain of Sand,” not to mention ...

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Christian hip-hop is a ‘bridge’ between the church and the world, Lecrae says

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The music by Christian hip-hop artist Lecrae and his label Reach Records may not yet be in your church hymnal, but that doesn’t mean you haven’t heard it — especially if you ...

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Michael W. Smith records song in support of Ukraine relief efforts

Singer Michael W. Smith was devastated to learn about the ongoing atrocities committed by Russia in its invasion of Ukraine. “I just can’t comprehend how somebody can just go in and just ...

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

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Topeka EasterFest – The Topeka Easter Parade and Fun Fair – is back for 2022! The annual event began in Gage Park in 2014, then moved to Garfield Park in North Topeka ...

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“Build My Life” ranked as top worship song last year

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“Build My Life” by Pat Barrett was the most popular worship song of 2021, according to research by Faithlife. The church technology company reviewed 2.7 million songs that churches sang and 91,000 ...

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The world considers Christians crazy – and new song from Casting Crowns agrees

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The world often thinks of Christians as being crazy, and the Grammy Award-winning group Casting Crowns don’t mind the phrase. They recently released an anthem called “Crazy People” in which the group ...

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“Grief comes in waves,” says Kevin McKeehan (TobyMac) on death of son

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Christian artist TobyMac talked recently about the deep grief he suffered after his eldest son, Truett McKeehan, died of a drug overdose in 2019. The singer, whose real name is Kevin McKeehan, ...

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Grammy winner explains why Adele is right about not shuffling your albums

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For as long as albums have existed, they have offered listeners wonder, hope, truth and reality concerning the state of the human condition. This is achieved through a group effort. Artists, producers, songwriters, ...

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5 Christmas songs with lyrics that are theological masterpieces

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The songs of Christmas are quite literally in the air this time of year, serenading us on radio, in our homes or in restaurants and stores. Like it or not, many may ...

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Terry Scott Taylor wraps his 50-year career with ‘This Beautiful Mystery’

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“This Beautiful Mystery” is the latest, and perhaps last album of Christian rock icon Terry Scott Taylor and its message of mortality is one we need to hear. In George MacDonald’s short ...

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Virtual Christian performer JC releases first single, “Biblical Love”

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Christian music lovers may enjoy listening to a performer named JC, but they will never see him in concert. A Christian entertainment and media company has released a new single performed by ...

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It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas with 10 new albums releasing

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November is just around the corner, and Christmas music can’t be far behind. At least 10 Christian artists have released new albums. Zach Williams  is putting his own spin on Christmas classics ...

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Chris Tomlin drops plans for VIP tickets after criticism about celebrity culture

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Christian musician Chris Tomlin has eliminated the VIP ticket option from his latest tour, which is scheduled to include Kansas City’s T-Mobile Center in February. Ticket options initially included a pricey VIP ...

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Dove Awards return in person with Steven Furtick, CeCe Winans

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The GMA Dove Awards will return to a live, in-person event Oct. 19. The show, broadcast from Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville, Tennessee,  will air exclusively on TBN on Fri., Oct. ...

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“The Jesus Music” documentary impresses audiences, critics in opening weekend

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The faith-based documentary “The Jesus Music” posted a strong opening weekend, finishing fourth in per-theater average and in the top 10 in attendance. The groundbreaking film earned an estimated $560,250 despite opening ...

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