Tag: music

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    Last year was the 75th anniversary of the annual Hill Cumorah Pageant near Palmyra, New York, a lavish outdoor theatrical production of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, based on the Book of Mormon. More

    August 2, 2013 | Comments

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    “We play to the heartbeat. That’s our mutual beat. Everybody has their heartbeat, and it’s the rhythm that is unifying us.” More

    July 3, 2013 | Comments

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    “Hymnody touches people so much because most people learn hymns when they are children, and then it reminds them of something…Hymns that represent this ideal of the afterlife—that’s the world I love.” More

    February 8, 2013 | Comments

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    “She had to have been the least naïve nun that I can think of,” says Kathryn Wat, curator of an exhibition of prints by graphic artist Sister Corita Kent (1918-1986) at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC. More

    July 6, 2012 | Comments

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    Director Terrence Malik’s new movie is a meditation on traditional Christian questions about evil, suffering, grace, and beauty, says Calvin College professor of English Roy Anker. More

    January 24, 2012 | Comments

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    “He’s very open about his faith and that seems to be genuine, but he’s going to make mistakes,” says Cathleen Falsani, author of the new book Belieber!. More

    November 3, 2011 | Comments

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    What is the common denominator when it comes to the melodies of Jewish klezmer music and African-American gospel music? Soul. More

    June 28, 2011 | Comments

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    Choral conductor Rafael Schaechter led Jewish singers and musicians in 16 performances of Verdi’s Requem before Nazi audiences at the Terezin concentration camp during World War II. “We can sing to them what we cannot say to them,” he declared. More

    June 3, 2011 | Comments

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    Jewish singer and songwriter Debbie Friedman, who died in California on January 9, once said that “spiritually if you don’t have the opportunity to exercise your heart and soul you don’t really fully understand all that you are.” More

    January 11, 2011 | Comments

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    Read more of Kim Lawton’s interview about Advent and Christmas services of lessons and carols with the Rev. Canon Victoria Sirota of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York City. More

    December 3, 2010 | Comments

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