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News and reviews from the world of music.

About A Mile satisfies musically and spiritually

By Jeff Koch
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Music | Christian rockers About A Mile—whose name references the distance Jesus carried His cross—deliver a solid first effort with their self-titled debut album.

A cosmic cowboy’s tales of the road

By Warren Cole Smith
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Q&A | Singer/songwriter Michael Martin Murphey talks about his hits and his walk with Jesus

Study: Music really does make kids smarter

By Laura Edghill
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Education | Music makes you smarter. That’s the conclusion from a recent study of children who spent at least two years learning to play a musical instrument at The…

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | New pop-rock releases

The Identical

By Megan Basham
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Movies | Giving a negative review to The Identical feels a little like kicking a puppy. The PG movie is inoffensive in its intentions to be a lighthearted frolic that…

Races he’s run

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | Chris Smither has grown old, but his music never does

Naomi Shelton’s new album electrifies the body and edifies the soul

By Jeff Koch
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Music | Gospel soul singer Naomi Shelton performed in Brooklyn nightclubs for four decades before she was “discovered” by Daptone Records. The 71-year-old…

Ragamuffin

By Trevin Wax
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DVD | Best known for “Awesome God” and “Sing Your Praise to the Lord,” Rich Mullins burst onto the Christian music scene in the late 1980s and early 1990s…

Soaring sounds

Soaring sounds

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | Three recent albums highlight the aesthetic and emotional range of the flute

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | New or recent classical albums

From Christian radio to a church near you

By Warren Cole Smith
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Music | Within the past few weeks, a number of troubling stories have roiled the calm waters of contemporary Christian music (CCM). As I wrote two weeks ago, Michael…

Woodstock—45 years ago today—vs. the blood of Jesus

By Marvin Olasky
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Music | Forty-five years ago to this day—Aug. 18, 1969—the Woodstock music festival concluded. Its half-million attendees signified a changing America. Joni…

 
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