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News and reviews from the world of music.

Who’s writing the new Christmas carols?

By Warren Cole Smith
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Q&A | Andrew Peterson and Keith Getty talk about the new songs celebrating Christ’s birth

Web reads: What should you tell your kids about Santa Claus?

Web reads: What should you tell your kids about Santa Claus?

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Is Santa real? What to tell children about Santa Claus: Anthropologist Margaret Mead had ungodly notions about some things, but she spent some time…

Beneath the big hair

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Music | Every Tuesday morning I sit at the kitchen table in my pajamas and click through the daily photos from the Associated Press. Because I work for God’s World…

For Pentatonix, Christmas is heavy on fun, light on faith

By Jeff Koch
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Music | Pentatonix, a five member a cappella sensation, made the biggest Christmas music splash this year with a new album that rocketed to the top of the season,

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | Classical albums reviewed

In with the old

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | Queen compilation albums work better than the best and the rest of David Bowie

Aaron Shust’s epic take on the Christmas story

By Jeff Koch
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Music | CCM artist Aaron Shust comes out swinging for the stars on his new Christmas album Unto Us —an ambitious blend of classical and rock music in the vein…

A Christmas jazz album that points to Jesus

By Jeff Koch
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Music | Many jazz-themed Christmas albums are an ill-considered hash of cheesy arrangements that seem more like an opportunistic lunge for a quick Christmas buck than…

Subterranean blues

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | Release of the complete Basement Tapes hints at Bob Dylan’s soul searching

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | Noteworthy new Christmas albums reviewed

A musical experiment filled with sound but lacking passion

By Jeff Koch
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Music | Folk musician and singer Sam Amidon is known for turning old ballads and hymns into eerie, quavering, art-rock experiments. He succeeds even more than usual…

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | New Christmas albums

 
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