Tag Archives: U2

A little whine with your free U2 album?

Twitter never has been a land of particularly good manners. But last week, it seemed a lot of users needed to be reminded of that old saw, “Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.” The phrase means you shouldn’t … Continue reading

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Meeting Nelson Mandela through inspired music

Watching coverage of the death of Nelson Mandela I’ve been hearing quite a bit of U2’s music, which is appropriate. It is often dicey to get into praising rock stars and other artists and entertainers for their roles in cultural … Continue reading

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Not-so-super memories of the Super Bowl halftime shows

The first Super Bowl I watched on TV? That’s easy: the 1980 matchup between the Los Angeles Rams and Pittsburgh Steelers. The Rams were my first favorite football team, thanks in large part to it being Warren Beatty’s team in … Continue reading

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2010: the year in Central Kentucky arts

Lexington’s 2010 year in arts could not have been weirder if you took the city and plopped it in the middle of Florida. Between some major changes at area arts institutions and the unprecedented wave of local and national arts … Continue reading

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Review: American Idols Live at Rupp Arena

The central conceit of American Idols Live is that you can take 10 singers who were begging to be heard last summer and have them command an arena concert tour this summer. More than the American Idol TV competion, this event … Continue reading

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rctalk: Third Day’s ‘Live Revelations’

There is probably more video footage of Third Day out on the market than any other band in Christian rock. The guys popped out one of the first really noteworthy Christian concert DVDs back in 2001 with Third Day Live: … Continue reading

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rctalk: Bluetree, ‘God of This City’

Review: Bluetree, God of This City The rest of this story will not come from Paul Harvey, the Irish band in question is not U2, and you know the song, but it is not Sunday, Bloody Sunday. God of This … Continue reading

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2009 Grammy Concert . . . uh . . . Awards

So, what if they had an awards ceremony and didn’t hand out any awards? OK, the Grammy Awards didn’t go quite that far. But there were vast expanses of airtime last night in which we did not see any little … Continue reading

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MLK

Watching U2’s performance of Pride (In the Name of Love) at the inaugural celebration Sunday afternoon, I was reminded that while the powerful anthem was the band’s huge hit, they also penned the gorgeous MLK. It’s a simple tribute: Sleep, … Continue reading

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