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News and reviews from the world of music.

Teacher wins Grammy for Glee-like success

By David Sonju
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Education | When people see Kent Knappenberger with ice clinging to his bushy beard as he pushes his cow Giggle into its milking stall, most wouldn’t guess that he’s…

Christian song’s composer not the only one lobbying for an Oscar nod

By Jeff Koch
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Music | Academy leaders punished ‘Alone Yet Not Alone’ for lobbying tactics other members commonly use

Academy strips ‘Alone Yet Not Alone’ of its Oscar nomination

By Daniel James Devine
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Music | The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has rescinded its Oscar nomination of “Alone Yet Not Alone” for best original song, saying the composer…

Midday Roundup: Hostile senators file friendly briefs in contraceptive mandate case

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Free exercise. Four conservative U.S. senators filed a friend of the court brief at the U.S. Supreme Court today, voicing their support for businesses…

Grammys proclaim a predictable quest for questionable love

By Jeff Koch
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Music | “Back when I was drinking … I would imagine things that weren’t there and I’d get frightened. Then I got sober and two robots called and asked me to…

Joni Eareckson Tada: Oscar nod is ‘incredible’

By Nathan Spangler
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Music | The Academy Award nomination for “Alone Yet Not Alone” has raised eyebrows and awareness for the independent Christian film

Phil and Don

Phil and Don

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | After six decades, the Everly Brothers’ legacy continues

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | New or recent jazz releases

Christian movie theme song’s Oscar nod befuddles Hollywood elite

By Jeff Koch
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Movies | Mainstream media outlets erupted in confusion and indignation Thursday over a surprise Oscar nomination for Best Song. “Alone Yet Not Alone,” the theme…

Anti-royal Lorde becomes pop’s newest princess

By Jeff Koch
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Music | Pop music’s latest phenom, 17-year-old New Zealand native Lorde, seems to have come out of nowhere and swept over North America like a tsunami. Riding a…

Sara Bareilles seeks light in the limelight

By Jeff Koch
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Music | When singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles found out that her new album was nominated for Album of the Year in this year’s Grammy Awards, Bareilles simply “ran…

Past and present

Past and present

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | Cat Stevens and several sidemen lead a curious Rock Hall of Fame class

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