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News and reviews from the world of music.

Singer-songwriter Steffany Gretzinger proclaims God’s steady love

By Jeff Koch
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Music | Steffany Gretzinger is a heartfelt singer-songwriter who combines the jazz crooning of Madeleine Peyroux and Norah Jones with a few diving swoops, a la Joni…

Joyful noise

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | U2 pans for wisdom in Songs of Innocence

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | New and recent country albums

Lecrae on tour: Sold out and all in

By Angela Lu
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Music | Despite criticisms the Christian rapper has watered down his message for mainstream fans, his latest concert tour overflows with the gospel message

Bellarive stretches and expands the worship band label

By Jeff Koch
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Music | Many artistic Christian musicians race to escape the “Christian” title as soon as possible, hoping for more crossover impact. Bellarive, on the other…

Esterlyn offers a sonic worship feast

Esterlyn offers a sonic worship feast

By Jeff Koch
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Music | Esterlyn is usually dubbed a worship band—a fair description considering their easily absorbed choruses and focus on God. But their curious combination of…

Pair of threes

Pair of threes

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | A trio of Cohen-related albums—the second in two years—builds more songs on old ideas

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | New jazz albums

New Colton Dixon album is bold, brash, and a little shallow

By Jeff Koch
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Music | Sporting a mohawk the height of a medium-sized shrub, Christian rocker Colton Dixon never had any difficulty capturing attention. He quickly caught voters’

Cases to watch when SCOTUS opens in two weeks

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | Two weeks from now, the U.S. Supreme Court will begin a new term, as it does every year on the first Monday in October. That first week, the court has six…

Christian rapper Lecrae finally gets mainstream acceptance

By Angela Lu
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Music | It’s taken a decade, but this week proved definitively that Christian rapper Lecrae Moore cannot be ignored. His album Anomaly hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200…

Together again

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | Movie’s Black Album hits the right post-Beatles note but holds it too long

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