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Listening to … Crowder, ‘Neon Steeple’

Christian music fans who really appreciate quality, thoughtful, expressive music experienced a collective sense of loss when The David Crowder Band bowed out in 2012 with Give Us Rest, which could have also been titled, You’re Really, Really Going to Miss … Continue reading

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Before the next Servant Heart Farm concert …

The former Ichthus Festival site reopened to the public this weekend, redubbed Servant Heart Farm, with a concert that attracted a small fraction of an Ichthus-like audience. As night fell and Portland-based The Neverclaim took the stage, there were, by … Continue reading

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Duck Dynasty coming to Rupp Arena

Rupp Arena has played host to numerous college basketball and pop music dynasties over the decades. But Sept. 29, it will be taken over by the singular power of the Robertson family of Duck Dynasty. Frankfort Christian Academy is hosting a discussion … Continue reading

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Couple envisions revival of Ichthus property

WILMORE — It’s quiet for the first Friday in June at 9521 Harrodsburg Road. A few vehicles roll in and out of the front gate for this stop on the U.S. 68 400-mile yard sale. But not much rustles tall … Continue reading

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Revived Ichthus Festival will be a new creation

The organization that presents the east and west coast Creation festivals will resurrect Central Kentucky’s Ichthus Festival, though logistically it could be a very different event from the one that played for 43 years in Wilmore. Ichthus, widely regarded as … Continue reading

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Review: Winter Jam 2013 at Rupp Arena

Tobymac (right) and the Diverse City band formed a drumline at Rupp Arena during the Winter Jam performance. (c) Herald-Leader staff photos by Rich Copley. See more: Winter Jam 2013 photo gallery Tobymac is one of the unlikeliest No. 1 … Continue reading

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Tobymac reflects on the Ichthus Festival closing

Up until the end, Tobymac was a major part of the Ichthus Festival. His headlining appearance Thursday night at last year’s edition was the last of many at the annual Wilmore Christian music festival, which announced in December it is … Continue reading

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Author Greg Barrett brings story of humanity in the face of war to Lexington

Christian activist Shane Claiborne (left) and journalist Greg Barrett (right) at the Jordan-Iraq border in 2010. Barrett wrote a book, “The Gospel of Rutba” about Claiborne’s journey with other Western peacemakers to thank the people of Rutba, who rescued them … Continue reading

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Christian concert headliners becoming old news

One of the challenges that faced the now-closed Ichthus Festival and vexes other Christian rock presenters these days is a relatively small group of acts that can be legitimately billed as headliners. There are plenty of bands and solo artists … Continue reading

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Angus T. Jones’ come-to-Jesus moment

If the actors on Two and a Half Men keep chomping like this, show creators Chuck Lorre and Lee Aronsohn might not have any hands left. Just over a year after Charlie Sheen’s meltdown that led to his departure from the show and … Continue reading

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