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News and reviews from the world of music.

Christian rappers: Katy Perry stole our song

By Jeff Koch
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Music | Christian rappers are finding major mainstream publicity this week after news broke that Christian rapper Flame is suing pop star Katy Perry for ripping off…

Sturgill Simpson’s ode to restlessness

By Jeff Koch
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Music | Country musician Sturgill Simpson stands out from the herd in a number of ways—his interest in theoretical physics for one thing. How many country musicians…

Propaganda bends the boundaries of Jesus PR

By Jeff Koch
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Music | Christian rapper Propaganda is a multifaceted artist brimming with intellectual and musical diversity. He comes by it honestly—child of a Black Panther…

Ode to the EU, Sarajevo-style

By Marvin Olasky
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History | The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra will help commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | New pop-rock albums

The maestro

By Emily Belz
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Music | One of the best orchestras in the country has a devout Catholic conductor who wants something beyond consumerist entertainment

‘Something has to be done’

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | Award-winning producer-songwriter Carvin Haggins tries to stem the tide of full-on vulgarity

The old ballgame

The old ballgame

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | The Baseball Project adds to its impressive lineup of albums about America’s pastime

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | New or recent pop-rock albums

The Black Keys try a little too hard with new album

By Jeff Koch
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Music | Whether consciously or unconsciously, The Black Keys’ latest album Turn Blue  alludes to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon  with its psychedelic…

Writing hymns from experience

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Music | A woman sits in a ballooning black taffeta dress with her thin hands folded. Beneath her placid face with its broad nose, her dress buries what we believe on…

A city where angels and demons wrestle

By Warren Cole Smith
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Lighting Out | As we roll into Memphis and make a stop at Graceland, I reflect that memories are often opportunities for growth and grace

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