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May 2010 Archives

Saturday morning laughs with Humorality.com

posted by Joanne Brokaw

It’s Saturday morning and rather than scan the headlines for some music news, I thought you might enjoy the website Humorality. Tim Patrick is a humor writer with a knack for putting a humorous spin on the headlines. This week, […]

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Ellen DeGeneres starts record label; signs Greyson Chance

posted by Joanne Brokaw

This just in: Ellen DeGeneres has formed her own record label – eleveneleven – and signed YouTube sensation Greyson Chance as her first artist.The 12-year-old caused a huge sensation when this video of him performing Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” was posted […]

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American Idol finalist Crystal Bowersox talks to Ryan Seacrest about her breakup

posted by Joanne Brokaw

This morning, Crystal Bowersox opened up to Ryan Seacrest about what happened to her the day of the final performances: her boyfriend Tony, father of her son, broke up with her. In an interview with Ryan Seacrest and Kara Dioguardi, […]

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Switchfoot’s 6th Annual Bro-Am happens June 26, 2010

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Surf’s up for Switchfoot’s 6th annual Bro-Am, a free event featuring a surf contest, concert, beach vendors, live mural art, and more. The annual event takes place Saturday June 26, 2010 at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, CA.Proceeds from a pre-event […]

American Idol Finale: Simon Cowell’s last show, and the winner is … Lee Dewyze!

posted by Joanne Brokaw

And the winner of American Idol season 9 is: Lee Dewyze! Keep reading for the recap of the live Idol finale, including Simon Cowell’s last show: Get ready Idol fans! Tonight is the night you’ve been waiting for for months. […]

American Idol Season 9 Finale, with Crystal Bowersox and Lee Dewyze – live blog

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Tonight’s the night! Lee Dewyze and Crystal Bowersox sing for the title of season 9’s American Idol. No matter who you’re rooting for, it’s going to be a good show. It’s the showdown I called back in March and everyone […]

Record a song with Switchfoot; auction proceeds to benefit charity

posted by Joanne Brokaw

OK, this is a fun way to raise money for charity: Switchfoot sas teamed up with Bidfire, a competitive shopping site, to offer one lucky fan the ultimate experience: the opportunity to record a song with the band during a […]

Brandon Heath & Jason Ingram’s ‘Love Your Neighbor’ concert raises $61,857 for El Shaddai Christian Church in Nashville

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Brandon Heath and Jason Ingram’s recent third annual “Love Your Neighbor” concert raised $61,857 for area flood victims this week, The free-with-donation show attracted a standing-room only crowd at Fellowship Bible Church in Brentwood, Tenn., and was also streamed live […]

Stryper to host tour for fans to Holy Land; limited number of spaces available

posted by Joanne Brokaw

This just in from a press release: Rock band Stryper announced today that they will be hosting a 10-day tour of the Holy Land, February 12-21, 2011. The once-in-a-lifetime VIP tour will be limited to 150 people. Stryper fans will […]

American Idol Top 3 resuls show – live blog with guests Justin Beiber and Travis Garland

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Well, tonight’s the night we find out who battles is out for the title of Season 9 American Idol. I stick to my March prediction that it’ll be a Lee/Crystal finale, with Lee squeaking out a win.If you missed last […]

American Idol Final 3 perform – live blog

posted by Joanne Brokaw

We’re almost down to the wire, Idol fans! Tonight Crystal Bowersox, Lee Dewyze and Casey James will perform in the hopes of making it to the finale. Each contestant will sing two songs – a judges’ choice and finalist’s choice. […]

Jaci Velasquez album sent ‘out of this world’

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Jaci Velasquez recently had a musical tribute that was literally “out of this world” when NASA astronaut Ron Garan carried Velasquez’s album Llegar a Ti with him on a recent trip to space. Garan flew onboard the Space Shuttle Discovery […]

MercyMe living out the theme of “The Generous Mr. Lovewell”

posted by Joanne Brokaw

MercyMe’s The Generous Mr. Lovewell debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200, making it their highest charting album debut to date. The excitement about the new album began with great reviews from USA Today, Billboard, Christianity Today and more, […]

Jars of Clay offers “Flood” EP to help flood victims; video of damage to their Gray Matters studio

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Musicians are coming together to help the victims of the flood that devastated Nashville and the surrounding areas; one of those groups helping is Jars of Clay.The band’s studio sustained substantial damage in the flood, as you can see from […]

Free Christian music download from the iWorship Kids 4 album

posted by Joanne Brokaw

The iWorship Kids 4 offer another collection of worship songs for kids, and you can get a free download of the song “Our God Saves”, just by heading over to iTickets.com. Remember, the free downloads change every week!

Free Christian music download from Tenth Avenue North

posted by Joanne Brokaw

You can get a free download of the song “Healing Begins” from Tenth Avenue North’s album The Light Meets The Dark. Just head over to iTickets.com for your free Christian music download. Remember, you only have a week to take […]

American Idol season 9 Top 4 results, with Daughtry, Bon Jovi, Fantasia – live blog

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Tonight we find out which of the final American Idol contestants make it to the Top 3, and who’s dreams are dashed so close to the finish line. Quick note: The Idol Tour kicks off July 1, and tickets go […]

John Schlitt travels to Russia to be keynote speaker at Russian Christian music conference

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Legendary recording artist John Schlitt — former lead singer for the Grammy Award-winning Christian band Petra and mainstream rock band Head East — is slated to be the keynote speaker at the upcoming Russian Gospel Music Association conference (EMA). The […]

American Idol season 9 Top 4 perform, with guest mentor Jamie Foxx – live blog

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Tonight the remaining four contestants on American Idol perform songs from the movies, with guest mentor Jamie Foxx. On the results show, we’ll get performances from Bon Jovi and Daughtry. We’re getting down to the wire, folks! Who’s going to […]

Gospel Soundcheck blog wins Evangelical Press Association award

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Last week the Evangelical Press Association held their annual conference, and as part of their annual get-together announced the winners of their Awards of Excellence and Higher Goals awards. The Awards of Excellence go out to member publications and the […]

American Idol finalist Melinda Doolittle releases new book

posted by Joanne Brokaw

American Idol finalist Melinda Doolittle shares her personal story in her new book, “Beyond Me,” which hit bookstores this week. In this video, she talks about the book and the stories in it.The humble singer, who won the hearts of […]

Venue change for “Cinderella” in Nashville

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Due to the extensive flooding this past weekend in Nashville, the production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” will be moved from the Schermerhorn Symphony Center to the Allen Arena At Lipscomb University. “Cinderella” is a production of showHope, the foundation […]

Skillet joins Creed on “20-10 Tour”

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Rockers Skillet has just been confirmed as a special guest for select dates on CREED’s “20-10 Tour”. The tour kicks off on July 28th in Washington D.C., and was named because the first 2,010 reserved seats are a $20 flat […]

American Idol Top 5 Results show – live blog

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Last night the remaining Top 5 American Idol contestants performed the songs of Frank Sinatra, with guest mentor and all around funny guy Harry Connick Jr. Tonight we find out who goes home – my guess is Casey – and […]

American Idol season 9 Top 5 perform tonight – live blog

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Tonight the remaining Top 5 contestants perform on American Idol. I didn’t think this day would ever get here. If you’re keeping track, Vote For The Worst now has Michael Lynche in their sights. Everyone looks lovely tonight, all dressed […]

Nashville flooding far worse than media reporting (videos)

posted by Joanne Brokaw

This weekend three major news stories hit America – chances are you only heard about two.Amidst the news of a car bomb attempt in New York City and the oil slick inching towards the Gulf Coast, the flood that has […]

Nashville flooding affects music industry; donate to the Nashville Red Cross

posted by Joanne Brokaw

As you may have heard on the national news, Nashville, TN and the surrounding areas were devasted by rains and flooding this weekend, and the aftermath is just a mess.The 2010 Dove Awards happened last week, and believe it or […]

Restore Stephen Baldwin campaign

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Actor Stephen Baldwin has had a rough year. Last a homeless man he’d allowed to live in a cottage on his property was arrested for dealing heroin, and the Baldwins have filed for bankruptcy. The latest buzz surrounding Baldwin comes […]

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