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American Idol season 9 Top 6 results show – live blog (Siobhan Mangus goes home, and The Clark Brothers are back as Sons of Silvia!)

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Last night the American Idol season 9 Top 6 contestants performed the songs of Shania Twain, and tonight we find out who’s going home. It’ll be a close one. If the judges hadn’t used their save on Big Mike a […]

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American Idol season 9 Top 6 perform songs of Shania Twain – live blog

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Tonight’s remaining Top 6 season 9 American Idol contestants will perform the songs of Shania Twain tonight, with guest mentor … Shania Twain! Shania did a great job as a guest judge in the early audition rounds, so tonight should […]

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BET’s “Sunday Best” names Top 20 contestants

posted by Joanne Brokaw

BET’s hit gospel singing competition show, “Sunday Best” has named their Top 20 contestants. The contestants were chosen from auditions in Lagos, Nigeria, Detroit, Philadelphia and New Orleans, and will now compete on stage in New Orleans before judges Pastor […]

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Snark Alert: 2010 Timmy Awards recognize worst in Christian music

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Last night the 2010 Dove Awards were handed out, which means it’s also time for The Timmy Awards.Somewhere in a coffee shop in Nashville, a secret group on Christian music industry insiders meet to recognize the worst in Christian music. […]

2010 Dove Award winners

posted by Joanne Brokaw

The 41st annual Dove Awards were handed out last night at the Grand Ole Opry, and Casting Crowns was named Artist of the Year and Sidewalk Prophets were named New Artist of he Year. If you were watching Idol Gives […]

Christian group corrects statement about Idol Gives Back and abortion

posted by Joanne Brokaw

I shared a press release with you yesterday from the group Life Decisions International (LDI), which said that Idol Gives Back’s charities have ties to abortion groups. In a statement today, the group corrects one part of the statement, where […]

Idol Gives Back with guests Elton John, Carrie Underwood, and more – blogging live

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Tonight marks American Idol’s annual Idol Gives Back show to raise money for charities including Children’s Health Fund, Feeding America, Malaria No More, Save the Children’s U.S. Programs and the United Nations Foundation. Elton John, Alicia Keys, Carrie Underwood, The […]

BMI Christian Music Awards honor genre’s most-played songs

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) recognized the writers and publishers of the past year’s most-performed songs on Christian radio and television during the annual Christian Music Awards, held Wednesday April 20, 2010. And the winners were:

Christian group notes Idol Gives Back ties to abortion organizations

posted by Joanne Brokaw

A press release came across my desk today pointing out that tonight’s Idol Gives Back annual fundraiser will give proceeds to the organization Save The Children, which has ties to Planned Parenthood, which is a leading abortion provider in the […]

American Idol season 9 Top 7 perform – blogging live

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Tonight the remaining seven contestants perform on American Idol, and it’s also Idol Gives Back week. I confess: I haven’t seen an Idol Gives Back show. Ever. I’m usually in Nashville for GMA week, and since there isn’t a GMA […]

Steven Curtis and Mary Beth Chapman’s ShowHope presents unique production of “Cinderella”

posted by Joanne Brokaw

On Friday, May 14th, show HOPE, the organization founded by Steven Curtis and Mary Beth Chapman, will present a unique concert production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.” The event will celebrate the life of Maria Sue Chapman, the couple’s daughter […]

Integrity Worship Institute’s Online School of Worship launches May 3

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Online classes begin May 3 for the new Integrity Worship Institute’s Online School of Worship, an online educational program designed to provide leadership training for men and women in worship and pastoral ministry. Since the 1990s, Integrity Worship Institute has […]

2010 SGN Music Award Winners

posted by Joanne Brokaw

The 2010 SGN Music Awards were handed out last week, and Michael English, of The Gaither Vocal Band, was named Male Vocalist of the Year, and Sonya Isaacs Yeary, of The Isaacs, was named Female Vocalist of the Year. Karen […]

The Afters single featured on NBC’s “Secrets Of The Mountain” soundtrack

posted by Joanne Brokaw

The Afters’ single “Never Going Back to OK”, from the album of the same name, will be featured on the upcoming soundtrack of the family-friendly film “Secrets of the Mountain.” The movie debuts tonight on NBC and tells the story […]

Seabird’s new video debuts today on Seventeen.com

posted by Joanne Brokaw

The new music video for Seabird’s “Don’t You Know You’re Beautiful”, from the band’s sophomore album Rocks Into Rivers, debuted today exclusively with the online home of the popular Seventeen magazine, Seventeen.com. The song was also used in a recent […]

Jennifer Knapp is “out of the closet” and back with a new album

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Let me clear the air right out of the gate: I love Jennifer Knapp. Her music has been an incredible inspiration for me, and when I heard she had a new album out I was very excited. Jennifer Knapp burst […]

American Idol season 9 Top 9 results (again) – blogging live, Adam Lambert performs, one thought to consider, and Katie and Andrew go home

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Last night the remaining Top 9 American Idol contestants performed (again) and tonight we’ll see which two are going home. That’s right: last week the judges used their only save of the season to keep Big Mike around another week. […]

American Idol season 9 Top 9 perform again with guest mentor Adam Lambert – blogging live

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Tonight the remaining Top 9 Idol contestants perform live – again. Last week the judges opted to save Big Mike Lynche, so tonight all 9 will perform again, and two contestants will go home tomorrow. We’ll see the performances tonight, […]

Please pray for Michele McGinty, host of the Reformed Chicks Blabbing

posted by Joanne Brokaw

I love my job here at Beliefnet, and even though I don’t know all of the other bloggers I feel like we’re part of a big family. So I’m asking you to add Michele McGinty to your prayer list. Michele […]

American Idol Season 9 Top 9 Results – blogging live and the judges save Big Mike

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Last night the Top 9 contestants on American Idol performed the songs of Lennon and McCartney, and tonight we see which contestant is going home. It’ll be a tough one, because for the most part everyone did really well. Who […]

Guest blogger Daniel Radosh talks about Christian music on Rock Band

posted by Joanne Brokaw

I told you about my friend/colleague Daniel Radosh, who alerted me to the new songs added to the Rock Band offerings – all from Christian bands. Daniel, who penned the very funny and thought provoking book “Rapture Ready,” raises some […]

Adam Lambert to mentor Idols; good or bad idea?

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Entertainment Weekly’s Michael Slezak broke the news today that former Idol runner up Adam Lambert will be the guest mentor on American Idol on April 13. The question is: good idea or bad? Personally, I don’t care either way. If […]

American Idol Season 9 Top 9 perform – blogging live, and the show is worth watching

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Things are moving right along on season 9 of American Idol. Tonight, the Top 9 perform. Join me here, where I’ll be blogging live! Here we go. Tonight’s theme is the songbook of Lennon and McCartney, with guest mentor … […]

Gospel music artist Israel Houghton talks about music, family and Compassionart

posted by Joanne Brokaw

I hope you had a chance to catch gospel music artist Israel Houghton this morning on “CBS Sunday Morning.” The profile was part of the show’s Easter Sunday coverage, which also featured CeCe Winans and Patty Griffin. I had a […]

Israel Houghton and CeCe Winans on CBS Sunday Morning this Easter Sunday

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Gospel artists Israel Houghton and CeCe Winans will be featured in a special segment on “CBS Sunday Morning” this Easter Sunday, April 4. The segment, “Amen!”, offers a sampling of gospel music as well as interviews with artists. Correspondents from […]

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The X Factor final performances - care to predict a winner?
Tonight was the final performance episode of this first season of The X Factor in the US, and what a way to end the competition. The three finalists - Josh Krajcik, Chris Rene, and Melanie Amaro - pulled out all of the stops for their final ...

posted 9:45:43pm Dec. 21, 2011 | read full post »

Jon Bon Jovi is not dead. Honest.
  Rock fans and women around the world are breathing a collective sigh of relief: Jon Bon Jovi is not dead. Despite rumors of his demise, the charming rock legend is alive and well. It appears to have started with a fake blog post ...

posted 8:13:10pm Dec. 19, 2011 | read full post »

The X Factor final four results: Marcus goes home
On tonight's The X Factor results show, Melanie Amaro, Josh Krajcik and Chris Rene went through to the next round and Marcus Canty was sent home. OK, OK, I know, I know. I 've been hard on Marcus Canty the last few weeks, so you may be ...

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