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Ichthus organizers hope to attract more local fans

The Ichthus Festival is focusing on a new market: Central Kentucky. During the past four ­decades, the Wilmore ­Christian pop music festival has drawn fans from all over the Eastern United States and even farther away. Ichthus CEO Mark ­Vermilion … Continue reading

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Ichthus: church

Ichthus stayed true to the form of recent years, ending the festival on a worshipful note Saturday with the Main Stage pairing of Casting Crowns and BarlowGirl. One of the things many people were commenting on over the weekend was … Continue reading

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Ichthus slide show: Day 4

Photos by Rich Copley | LexGo.com

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Ichthus random survey: Main Stage

The main stage at the Ichthus Festival is about as loaded as it has been in several years, with a good variety of artists from the contemporary worship sounds of Casting Crowns to the pyrotechnic rock of Skillet. So, we’re … Continue reading

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Ichthus 2010 features return of Switchfoot, Wednesday opening with TobyMac

Ichthus 2010 will boast a four-night mainstage lineup featuring the return of Switchfoot, which will top a Thursday night schedule that also includes Relient K. The 2009 festival had a subdued schedule with organizers keeping the tight economy in mind … Continue reading

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Immanuel Baptist’s Britt Nicole concert could start a New Year’s Eve tradition

Immanuel Baptist Church might have made the question “What are you doing New Year’s Eve?” easier to answer for some Christian music fans. Chart-topping Christian pop artist Britt Nicole will be on stage at the church to help ring in … Continue reading

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Review – Casting Crowns, “Until the Whole World Hears”

The first few chords of “Until the Whole World Hears” gave me high hopes for Casting Crowns‘ fourth studio album. The title track opens with a drum crash and grinding guitar intro that seems to portend the unlikely Christian chart … Continue reading

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Is it time for contemporary Christian music to ditch the niche?

Switchfoot’s This is the Sound rocks the new Blackberry commercial. During the past year, there have been public signs that Christian pop music is on the rise. Last spring on American Idol, a pair of openly Christian ­contestants vied for … Continue reading

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Catching up with Casting Crowns’ Kentucky bassman, Chris Huffman

The last time we checked in on Glasgow native Chris Huffman, in 2004, he was a single guy in a white-hot Christian rock band who got a charge out of seeing his group’s CDs on the shelves at Wal-Mart. Today, … Continue reading

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rctalk: Phil Stacey’s Into the Light; Is the GMA in trouble?

Listening to Phil Stacey‘s Into the Light, you think, if this guy wasn’t on American Idol, he should have been. His debut on Reunion Records under the guidance of legendary Christian producer Brown Bannister sounds very Idol, with songs that … Continue reading

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