Tag: music

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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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    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.

    December 18, 2009 | Comments

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    As Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is celebrated, watch this wildly popular singer talk about spiritual searching, light in Jewish mysticism, and why “my life is not separate from my music.” More

    December 10, 2009 | Comments

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    Light, says the reggae-loving rocker, “is really a central theme in my music in general, in the story of Hanukkah, and in the spiritual process in general.” More

    December 10, 2009 | Comments

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    Go behind the scenes at Washington National Cathedral and watch Catholic University senior and Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly intern Michael Soukup’s look at the Cathedral Choir preparing for a recent performance of Handel’s “Messiah.”

    December 10, 2009 | Comments

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