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About editor

Terry is a journalist who writes for newspapers. magazines and web sites. He does features on a variety of subjects, but his specialty is inspirational, contemporary Christian and gospel music. He is married and lives in Grand Rapids, Mich. You can read many of his newpaper articles at http://connect.mlive.com/user/tdeboer/index.html or at www.westmichiganchristian.com

THE FINAL LANDING

The Parachute Music Festival, the largest Christian music festival in New Zealand, has pulled the cord for the last time. Organizers say that after 24 years, the logistics and challenges of running a festival of that type have grown dramatically … Continue reading

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FROZEN OVER

The band Stellar Kart is planning a mid-April release for a “Frozen EP” with some of their favorite songs from the popular animated movie. Among the songs is the hit “Let It Go.” “The cold never bothered me anyway,’ said … Continue reading

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GRANDPA AGAIN!

Singer Michael W. Smith is a grandfather once again! Nora was born to Michael’s daughter Emily in late March. And Smith was on hand quickly for a photo opportunity!

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TRUCK ACCESSORY

Would you guess that Third Day guitarist Mark Lee is the father of two young daughters? You might if you saw the floor mats in his truck! (Photo courtesy of lead singer Mac Powell).

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SINGER GETS ROLE IN NEW FILM

Amy Grant plays the mother of a troubled teenage son in the film “The Secret Handshake” now in production and shooting in the Nashville area. The movie stars Kevin Sorbo as a single father of three teen daughters, who are … Continue reading

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GUEST VOCALIST SURPRISES WINTER JAM

The 2014 Winter Jam tour passed the 500,000 mark in attendance at a recent concert, as they wind up the tour – headlined by Newsboys – this weekend (3/30). During a concert in Tulsa Okla., country star Carrie Underwood joined … Continue reading

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A GOLD-EN HONOR

Britt Nicole’s “Gold” CD has gone “gold” – the designated term for an album that has sold at least a half million copies. “I am incredibly grateful for my team and everyone who surrounds me with love and support,” she … Continue reading

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DOUBLE YOUR BLESSINGS…

“Double blessings” for singer-songwriter Laura Story and her husband Martin, who are expecting twins later this year. Story is currently on tour with Casting Crowns with her latest album, “God of Every Story.” She also serves as worship leader at … Continue reading

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ZSCHECH UPDATE

Singer-songwriter worship leader Darlene Zschech entered round four of her chemotherapy treatment last week. She posted a photo on her blog showing her holding her granddaughter Ruthie. “What I am learning is that God is close to the brokenhearted in … Continue reading

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AUDITION TIME

The Nashville-based entertainment agency that brought us the all female, inspirational pop group 1 Girl Nation is scheduling another audition session for new/aspiring artists. Patton House Entertainment is looking for male and female artists age 17-22 who want to share … Continue reading

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