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Christian music festivals can help rebuild family bonds, says Skillet’s John Cooper

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John Cooper of the Christian band Skillet believes music festivals can help restore the family dynamic in the nation. He specifically mentioned Rock the Universe which took place over the weekend at ...

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Make this Christmas season one to remember with select area events

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The Christmas season is a great time to share experiences with friends and family, but more importantly a time to share the true meaning of Christmas.   “This timeless holiday show becomes ...

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Dolly Parton keeps Christ in Christmas in recent television special

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Dolly Parton was not afraid to share the true meaning of Christmas on her recent television special. “Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas” debuted on NBC, telling a fictional story of Parton and her ...

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New Christmas music for 2022

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New Christmas music is hitting the “shelves,” as it were, with some beautiful renditions of traditional favorites as well as new contributions being offered for the 2022 season. Artists, including Michael W. ...

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Amy Grant launches Christmas tour after bicycle accident

Christian music icon Amy Grant is performing again nearly four months after a serious bicycling accident. She and Michael W. Smith started their Christmas tour in Memphis last weekend. In late July, ...

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Disco Queen Gloria Gaynor singing God’s praises

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The Queen of Disco is committed to the King of Kings. In the 1980s, singer Gloria Gaynor was known for her parties. In fact, it was at one of those parties, a ...

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Johnny Cash movie: His life, loves, challenges and successes

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International superstar; honored by presidents; a jailbird and addict. Singer Johnny Cash knew great highs and great lows. What was The Man in Black’s legacy? 1969 saw over six million Cash records ...

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Rock music can glorify God, John Cooper of band Skillet says

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There is no conflict between Christian faith and rock music, said John Cooper of the Christian band Skillet. “I really don’t want to use scripture cavalierly, but I will throw some scriptures ...

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Israeli music video becomes anthem for Iranian women

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Iranian protests continue with millions of women, men and teenagers protesting the brutal regime that dictates most aspects of life. Now, a music video originating from the Iranian regime‘s arch-enemy, Israel, has ...

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2nd Annual Topeka Fall Fest features live music, health fair, fun

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Great weather and a pent-up demand brought four thousand people to the Topeka Fall Fest last year, and a similar crowd is expected this year, according to organizers. Families attending will be ...

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Stepbrother’s book reveals untold story of Elvis and faith

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What’s the untold story of Elvis and his faith? That’s the topic of a new book by New York Times bestselling author and stepbrother to Elvis, Billy Stanley in conjunction with co-author ...

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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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