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Review: Winter Jam 2013 at Rupp Arena

Tobymac (right) and the Diverse City band formed a drumline at Rupp Arena during the Winter Jam performance. (c) Herald-Leader staff photos by Rich Copley. See more: Winter Jam 2013 photo gallery Tobymac is one of the unlikeliest No. 1 … Continue reading

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Tobymac reflects on the Ichthus Festival closing

Up until the end, Tobymac was a major part of the Ichthus Festival. His headlining appearance Thursday night at last year’s edition was the last of many at the annual Wilmore Christian music festival, which announced in December it is … Continue reading

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Former Newsboys frontman Furler part of Winter Jam

The past two years when Winter Jam rolled through Rupp Arena, it featured the new incarnation of the Newsboys with now-not-so-new ­frontman Michael Tait. This year, Winter Jam, which stops at Rupp Arena Saturday, will feature the Newsboys’ former ­frontman, … Continue reading

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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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The faithful roots of country and bluegrass

Toward the end of its Winter Jam set last Saturday night at Rupp Arena, the David Crowder Band treated us to a little bluegrass. As he has done on his last few visits to Kentucky, guitarist Jack Parker strapped on … Continue reading

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Review: Winter Jam 2011 at Rupp Arena

Newsboys may be the comeback story of Christian rock. I purposely did not qualify that statement with “of the year” or “of the decade.” Christian pop has never been a genre that completely let faded heroes of the past back … Continue reading

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Red hot at Winter Jam

More: Click here to listen to our chat with Red’s Anthony Armstrong. In 2006, the band Red released its debut album, hoping someone would listen. The group wasn’t even on a label at the time, but slowly people tuned in … Continue reading

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Podcast: Anthony Armstrong of Red

As street weeks go, this one is off -the-charts for Nashville rockers Red. Unit We Have Faces sat perched upon the iTunes chart as we started our conversation with guitarist Anthony Armstrong, and the quartet had just booked its national … 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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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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