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News and reviews from the world of music.

Among outrageous pop stars, Ed Sheeran is weirdly normal

By Jeff Koch
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Music | Twenty-three-year-old singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran stands out from this year’s Grammy frenzy. It’s not his nomination for the coveted best-album award nor…

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | Recent pop-rock albums

Joyful noise maker

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | Andraé Crouch sang with an indefatigable—and soulful—optimism

Matt Maher on music, fatherhood, and Christ

By Warren Cole Smith
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Q&A | The popular contemporary Christian musician talks about how becoming a dad changed his view of the gospel

Andrae Crouch: Gone to see the King

By Jeff Koch
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Obituary | Legendary gospel singer-songwriter and arranger Andrae Crouch—often referred to as the “father of modern gospel music”—died Thursday of a heart…

Midday Roundup: Nebraska court boosts Keystone pipeline’s chances

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Power to the pipeline. The Nebraska Supreme Court issued a ruling in favor of the Keystone XL oil pipeline today, a move that could influence the…

Goodbye, Joe

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | A surprisingly productive career and life come to an end

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | Noteworthy albums of 2014

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,

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