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Last day for $10 Ichthus community tix

The Ichthus Festival bows this year with a community night concert on June 16 featuring TobyMac and Newsboys – a rare chance to see two of the three former members of dc talk on the same stage in the same … 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: Tobymac – Tonight

Sometimes I have to remind my 42-year-old self that Tobymac is three years and a month older than me. To this day, no one is bringing hip hop — which dominates mainstream pop — to the Christian market with as … 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: 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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Ichthus: 10 years, 10 great performances

Ichthus, has it really been 10 years? The first year I covered the Ichthus Festival was 1999. The festival, which returns next week with its 40th edition, had just made the move out from the campground in Wilmore to the … Continue reading

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rctalk: Israel Houghton — ‘The Power of One’

Review: Israel Houghton, The Power of One Few Christian pop artists have as many styles at their disposal as Israel Houghton. His music usually comes in a modern gospel style, but he also has funk, hip hop, ballads, a world … Continue reading

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Winter Jam 2009 at Rupp Arena

Enjoy our Winter Jam slide show. Mouse over the bottom to get controls. Click on the little comment cloud to the left to activate captions. If you click on a photo, it will take you to a larger version of … Continue reading

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Tobymac takes the lead in Christian pop

Outsider has been a familiar role for Tobymac. As a student at Liberty University, he would get into trouble for his appearance, sporting hip hop fashion at the conservative school. In dc talk, he was the rap guy, introducing sounds … Continue reading

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