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Ichthus 2012: Reconsidering Fireflight

Thursday afternoon, Fireflight lit up the main stage at the Ichthus Festival that was already scorching under 90-degree heat. Lead singer Dawn Michele made the edge of the catwalk her home, and the band, led by guitarist Glenn Drennen, seemed … Continue reading

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10 Christian albums to listen for in 2012

It has been the season for Top 10 lists, but now is the time to start building new ones for the new year. Now that the holidays are in the rear view, here is one last list of 10: Christian … Continue reading

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First dates on 2011 Christian concert calendar

The new year hasn’t started, but we already can tell Christian music fans about a few things to look forward to in Central Kentucky in 2011. Chief among them is, of course, the Ichthus Festival, which already has started releasing … Continue reading

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Ichthus: Fireflight

The last time Fireflight visited Ichthus, they were riding on the success of one of the biggest songs in Christian rock, but they showed up on the Deep End stage. But that hit, Unbreakable, set the stage for a triumphant … Continue reading

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Slide Show: Winter Jam 2010 at Rupp Arena

Third Day’s Mac Powell walked into enemy territory Saturday night. Stepping up to the microphone in the home of the University of Kentucky Wildcats, he admitted, “I’m a big Alabama Crimson Tide fan,” to a hearty round of boos. “How … Continue reading

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rctalk: Newsboys’ new man, Michael Tait

Last winter, Christian music fans received some of the most shocking news in the genre’s history: ­Newsboys frontman Peter Furler was stepping down from the microphone, and former dc Talk singer Michael Tait was taking over. Third Day frontman Mac … Continue reading

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Review: Fireflight – For Those Who Wait

There is one reason the release of Fireflight‘s new album is an event in Christian rock: Unbreakable. The song was a massive hit for the Orlando-based band, garnering mainstream exposure as well as Christian-market stardom. It was the sort of … 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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Winter Wonder Slam dunk: tour shows Christian music’s different directions

We’ve seen a lot of dream tours lately. Michael W. Smith and Steven Curtis Chapman went out for a show that hit Rupp Arena earlier this year. Another heavenly lineup was Third Day, Switchfoot and Jars of Clay – who … Continue reading

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rctalk: Ichthus headliners, Dove Award nominations

The Ichthus Festival is still working on the overall schedule for its 40th edition, but it has locked in the headliners. The nighttime pairings bring distinct flavors to each evening.  June 11 is very youthful, dancy rock with Family Force … Continue reading

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