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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

HUSBAND-WIFE TAKE IT TO TV

Salvador lead singer Nic Gonzalez and his wife Jaci Velasquez are featured in the new season of the TV show “Renovation Realities” on the Do It Yourself (DIY) Network. The couple will be shown trying to re-do the front deck … Continue reading

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BABY TIMES TWO

Congratulations to singer-songwriter Laura Story who delivered twin baby boys on Sept. 18! Laura, her husband Martin and their daughter Josie welcomed Benjamin Cary and Griffin James to the family – each arriving at more than six pounds! “So grateful … Continue reading

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TOBY MIXED UP

TobyMac is dishing out “Eye’m All Mixed Up” – a remix of songs from his “Eye On It” CD – in November. Eleven songs – including hits such as “Me Without You” and “Speak Life” – are part of the … Continue reading

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LECRAE IN THE LIMELIGHT

A big week for Christian hip-hop rapper Lecrae. His new CD – “Anomoly” – – topped the entire Billboard 200 sales charts with 88 thousand sold in its debut week. It’s just the fifth time in history that a “faith-based” … Continue reading

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WEDDING IN THE WORKS

Singer-songwriter Kari Jobe couldn’t contain her enthusiasm. “I still can’t believe it – I’m engaged.… AAHHHH!!!! I’m sooo soooo soooo blown away and thankful for all of your responses yesterday,” the singer tweeted this week. (8/12). “I felt extremely celebrated. … Continue reading

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DOVE NODS ANNOUNCED

The name “Hillsong” was attached to 10 different Dove Award nominations in the official list released Aug. 13 by the Gospel Music Association. Hillsong UNITED was nominated for Artist of the Year, Song of the Year (“Oceans: Where Feet May … Continue reading

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SLEEP ON THE BUS….

Life on a tour bus may seem like fun to some unknowing music fans, but it certainly isn’t glamorous. Figuring how to cope with the rhythms of the road is an inexact science for many bands. Take sleeping arrangements, for … Continue reading

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DOVES ARE COMING

Nominees for the 45th annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards will be announced at a news conference in Nashville on Wed. Aug. 13. The awards ceremonies will be held Tuesday Oct. 7 in Allen Arena of Lipscomb University in Nashville. … Continue reading

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ON THE MEND

Newsboys drummer Duncan Phillips had a knee procedure on Tuesday (7/22) and went home to recuperate shortly afterwards. “Thanks for all the love and prayers! Recovery will be swift!,” promised Phillips in a tweet to fans. The artist had suffered … Continue reading

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MORE MULLINS…

Now available – The “Ragamuffin” film “soundtrack” – Various of the late singer-songwriter Rich Mullins’ tunes inspired and covered by artists such as Sidewalk Prophets (“If I Stand”), Andrew Peterson (“Calling Out Your Name”) and Jars of Clay (“Land of … Continue reading

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