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Jon Bon Jovi is not dead. Honest.

posted by Joanne Brokaw

  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 […]

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Amy Winehouse dead; BBC news video & Kelly Clarkson pens poignant words of wisdom

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Word just in that singer Amy Winehouse was found dead in her Camden Square apartment. While the singer’s problems with substance abuse have been very public, there is no official cause of death yet. While celebrities respond to the news, […]

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Justin Bieber curses in public and I say, “Who gives a rat’s … er … behind?”

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Well, while I was on hiatus I apparently missed one of the stories of the century: the Justin Bieber Bible Study, based on his most recent album, Never Say Never. Or was it a movie? I don’t know. But it […]

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Dove Awards move to Atlanta, and where does that leave the Christian music industry?

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Hold onto your hats, Christian music fans. The 42nd Annual Dove Awards will be broadcast next April from … Atlanta, GA. For viewers at home, the news isn’t any big deal. If you’re sitting on your couch, who cares where […]

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 […]

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 […]

Body of Compassion International filmmaker found in Haiti rubble

posted by Joanne Brokaw

The Associate Press reports tonight that the body of freelance videographer David Hames has been found amid the rubble of the Hotel Montana. Hames and his colleage, Compassion International’s Dan Woolley, had been in Haiti filming for a project for […]

From Haiti: Mark Stuart talks to CNN and other media about earthquake

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Mark Stuart is in Haiti with the Hands and Feet Project, the orphange founded by Stuart’s band Audio Adrenaline. He’s been giving updates via Facebook and email, and has been able to give video reports to major media via Skype.Stuart […]

Haiti’s earthquake hits Hands & Feet Project

posted by Joanne Brokaw

The Hands & Feet Project, the orphange in Jacmel, Haiti founded by Audio Adrenaline, has been effected by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti this week. While most of the attention has been focused on the captial of Port-au-Prince, […]

American Idol contestant Justin Williams was also a Season 8 contestant

posted by Joanne Brokaw

In the crazy world that is American Idol comes this bit of information that most of us probably didn’t catch last night when we saw cutie Justin Williams audition:He also auditioned in Season 8. And went to Hollywood. In fact, […]

Assault charges against BeBe Winans dismissed

posted by Joanne Brokaw

BeBe Winans has had his day in court, and he has been vindicated. In a press release today, it was announced that “Judge Gloria Dumas of the General Sessions Court for Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County signed an order on Friday, December […]

Miley Cyrus tour bus crashes, killing one; singer reportedly not injured

posted by Joanne Brokaw

The Associated Press reports that one of the tour buses in Miley Cyrus’ tour caravan overturned, killing one. While the identity of the driver has not been released, reports indicate that it was a male, possibly the driver. Cyrus was […]

Danny Gokey switches first single from “It’s Only” to “My Best Days Are Ahead of Me”

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Danny Gokey previewed his single, “It’s Only,” recently, but it looks like his label, RCA Records Nashville, has had second thoughts. It was reported yesterday that Gokey’s new first single will be “My Best Days Are Ahead of Me.” The […]

Sonicflood guitarist Phil Baquie deploys to Afghanistan November 15

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Sonicflood guitarist Phil Baquie recently received orders to report for deployment to Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Baquie leaves tomorrow, Sunday, November 15, 2009, for Ft. Benning, Georgia for a one year tour. Baquie was born in Goulburn, […]

Rocker’s Mae trailer, equipment and personal belongings stolen

posted by Joanne Brokaw

This just in: rock band Mae woke yesterday morning in Philadephia to find that their trailer was stolen from the parking lot of the hotel where they’d been staying. They lost all of their equipment, instruments and some personal belongings. […]

Da’ T.R.U.T.H. taking sabbatical from ministry after “moral indescretion”

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Hip hop artist Da’ T.R.U.T.H. announced on his website that he is taking a sabbatical from ministry after a “moral indescrtion” in his personal life. In the statement, Emanuel L. Lambert, Jr, – aka Da’ T.R.U.T.H. – said that he […]

Is the Gospel Music Association shutting its doors?

posted by Joanne Brokaw

Generally, I try to avoid rumors, but I got a news tip this morning that the Gospel Music Association may have voted to disband, shut the doors or otherwise call it a day. The news – or rumor, depending on […]

The Rocketown controversy gets spotlight by News 2 in Nashville

posted by Joanne Brokaw

If you’ve been following the discussion the past week or so about Club Rocketown, you know that we’ve been involved in some heated debates about the club’s decision to book a slate of Satanic bands on October 27. I got […]

Enock of The Cross Movement passes away

posted by Joanne Brokaw

My friend Mark Weber tipped me off to this story: Gospel music fans are tweeting the news that Enock, one of the founding members of the Christian hip hop group The Cross Movement, passed away this morning of a heart […]

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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