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Steven Curtis Chapman reconsiders his hits

It has been 20 years since Steven ­Curtis Chapman’s breakthrough hit, The Great ­Adventure, was released. If that makes you feel a little old, if your perspective on the rousing rocker has changed over two decades, Chapman is with you. … Continue reading

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Steven Curtis Chapman coming to Southland

The last time Steven Curtis Chapman came to Central Kentucky, it was on the Rupp Arena stage with Michael W. Smith in 2009. Next month, the Paducah native and one-time Georgetown College Student will come to Southland Christian Church leading … Continue reading

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2011 Governor’s Awards in the Arts

There are four prominent Central Kentucky winners in this year’s Governor’s Awards in the Arts, the commonwealth’s highest honor in the arts. Longtime Central Kentucky artist Adalin Wichman won the Milner Award, the top prize among the honors. The Paris … Continue reading

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rctalk takes a broader view of faith and culture

This column was launched in the late 1990s in the middle of a tremendous time of growth for contemporary Christian music. Artists such as Steven Curtis Chapman were turning heads with mainstreamlike sales figures, the band dc talk and others … Continue reading

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Best Christian pop of 2009

To be totally honest, 2009 was not collectively a great year for Christian pop music. A lot of what passed across my desk was formulaic and tepid fare that inspired indifference. It sounded like an industry trying too hard to … Continue reading

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Review: Steven Curtis Chapman – Beauty Will Rise

Steven Curtis Chapman opens his new album singing, “Heaven is the face of a little girl,” and you know he’s going to go there. Beauty Will Rise is Chapman’s first new album since the tragic death of his 5-year-old adopted … Continue reading

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Review: Michael W. Smith and Steven Curtis Chapman at Rupp Arena

When you get a ticket to a concert featuring Michael W. Smith and Steven Curtis Chapman, there are moments you hope for. Like, the pair riffing on each other’s gargantuan catalogues. After Chapman finished his first-half solo set at Rupp … Continue reading

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Smith-Chapman concert a sort of homecoming

With the United Tour, Rupp Arena will host two of the icons of Christian rock. Steven Curtis Chapman and Michael W. Smith are global superstars of the genre. But you could also see a Central Kentucky gig for them as … Continue reading

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rctalk: Julian Drive review; Smitty and Stevie coming to Rupp; ‘Fireproof’ DVD

Review: Julian Drive, My Coming Day Athens, Ga. It’s a town that has an almost mythic reputation in rock ‘n’ roll as the birthplace of Hall of Famers R.E.M. and The B-52’s and current acts such as Of Montreal and … Continue reading

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