Christianity

  1. King's Men Bring Gospel To Live Nation

    August 09, 2012 7:25 PM EDT BET's popular music competition show "Sunday Best" has signed on as the presenting sponsor for Live Nation's first major U.S. gospel tour, the King's Men. Last month, the tour's performers - Kirk Franklin, Marvin Sapp ...

  2. Russian Prosecutors Ask For 3 Year Sentence For Pussy Riot's Anti-Putin Protest

    August 07, 2012 10:00 AM EDT MOSCOW (AP) -- Prosecutors on Tuesday called for three-year sentences for the members of a feminist punk band who performed an anti-Vladimir Putin stunt in Moscow's main cathedral, ignoring demands by human rights groups that the three women ...

  3. Pussy Riot, Russian Anti-Putin Punk Rock Band, Reject Hooliganism Charges

    July 30, 2012 7:30 AM EDT MOSCOW (AP) -- Three Russian feminist rockers rejected charges of hooliganism for performing a "punk prayer" in Moscow's main cathedral against Vladimir Putin's return as president as a trial against them opened in earnest on M ...

  4. Backbeat: Jason Crabb, Natalie Grant, Laura Story Win Big At Dove Music Awards

    April 20, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Artist and male vocalist of the year winner Jason Crabb backstage with Gospel Music Channel founder/CEO Charlie Humbard. (Photo: Celeste Winstead) Jason Crabb cemented his status as a solo phenomenon by winning male vocalist and artist of the year ...

  5. Not Happening: Any Outdoor Concert in Irene's Path (Dave Matthews, ZZ Top, Afro-Punk Fest)

    August 26, 2011 7:45 PM EDT Hurricane Irene is wreaking havoc on just about every musical happening up and down the East Coast this weekend, including a Dave Matthews Band concert festival -- the DMB Caravan -- on Governor's Island in NYC, which canceled its Saturday an ...

  6. Luis Fonsi To Be Honored At Fedex/St. Jude Angels & Stars Event

    May 05, 2011 11:07 PM EDT Puerto Rican singer/songwriter Luis Fonsi will be the honoree at the ninth annual Fedex/St. Jude Angels & Stars gala, presented by Trafalgar Capital Advisors, and taking place May 14 in Miami's JW Marriot hotel. Fonsi will receive the 201 ...

  7. Dove Awards for Christian Music To Debut in Atlanta

    April 20, 2011 7:15 AM EDT The Dove Awards show for Christian music is leaving Nashville for the first time in its 42-year history and organizers expect the new production in Atlanta to be just as successful and uplifting. The motivation for moving was to expand the nationa ...

  8. BACKBEAT: Plácido Domingo, Marcos Wit, Sebastian Krys and More Celebrate La Gota de La Vida

    September 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Plácido Domingo ; Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villarraigosa ; Christian music star Marcos Witt ; pianist Arthur Hanlon and producer Sebastian Krys were among the celebs present at the Sept. 7 premiere of “La Gota de La Vida,” the song and video reco ...

  9. Award-Winning Gospel Singer Walter Hawkins Dies

    July 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Walter Hawkins, a Grammy Award-winning gospel singer, composer and pastor from Oakland, died Sunday (June 11). He was 61. Hawkins, who was battling pancreatic cancer, passed away at his home in Ripon, Calif., his older brother Edwin Hawkins said. ...

  10. Son Of Regional Mexican Singer Joan Sebastian Killed In Bar

    June 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The son of Mexican singer Joan Sebastian was killed in a bar fight early Saturday, four years after another of his children was shot dead. A security guard is suspected in the killing of Jose Sebastian Figueroa, the Morelos state Attorney General& ...

  11. Susan Boyle To Perform For Pope During U.K. Tour

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Roman Catholic Church in Scotland says singing sensation Susan Boyle will likely perform for Pope Benedict XVI on his tour of Britain later this year. A spokesman said Thursday (June 10) that negotiations are still taking place, but Boyle is e ...

  12. Juanes Honored For Humanitarian Work

    May 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Colombian singer/songwriter Juanes was awarded the "Al-Rashind Hope Award" for his humanitarian efforts during the annual Fedex/St. Jude Angels & Stars Gala. The event, which took place May 15 in Miami, benefited St. Jude's Chil ...

  13. Juan Gabriel, The Flamboyant Master Of Mexican Popular Music, Prepares His First Album In Seven Years

    April 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Nobody cuts off Juan Gabriel. After performing a rousing mariachi number at November's Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas, it turns out the 61-year-old Mexican entertainer/composer was just getting warmed up. As the lights dimmed, one of his gu ...

  14. Cherry Lane Exec Mike Connelly Dies

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Mike Connelly, executive VP of business affairs at Cherry Lane Music Publishing, died on Dec. 7 in Beacon, N.Y., after a decade-long battle with cancer. He was 56. Connelly, who had been with Cherry Lane for 24 years, was "one of the key peop ...

  15. Lataillade Expands Scope, Execs Join Central South Board

    August 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As part of Lataillade Entertainment's multi-million dollar stock purchase equal to a 50% stake in Central South Distribution, the gospel/Christian music distributor will diversify its music offering to other genres, beginning with R&B. Wi ...

  16. Veteran Christian Agents Launches New Ventures

    August 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Christian music booking agent Charles Dorris, formerly VP and head of Christian Music for the William Morris Agency, has launched two new companies: CDA Consulting and Charles Dorris & Associates. CDA Consulting focuses on live events, ...

  17. Chapman, Heath, Casting Crowns Net Doves

    April 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Nashville veteran Steven Curtis Chapman, newcomer Brandon Heath and perennial favorites Casting Crowns topped the list of artists taking home honors at the Gospel Music Association's 40th annual GMA Dove Awards last night (April 23) at the Gr ...

  18. Timothy Wright, Famed NY Gospel Singer, Dies At 61

    April 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Rev. Timothy Wright, the Grammy-nominated gospel singer and composer known for his up-tempo praise songs and powerful mass choir sound, has died. He was 61. Wright, who was seriously injured in a car crash that killed his wife and grandson, di ...

  19. David 'Pop' Winans Sr. Dies At 74

    April 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT David "Pop" Winans Sr., singer and patriarch of the Winans gospel music family, died April 8 at a hospice in Nashville, from complications of a heart attack and a stroke. He was 74. Born on April 20, 1934, in Detroit, Winans was the son ...

  20. EMI To Represent Dr. Martin Luther King's Works

    March 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing has signed a long-term global deal to represent the intellectual property of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Under the terms, EMI will create new revenue streams by expanding the use of Dr King's teachings, contemporary music ...

  21. Tomlin Leads Dove Awards Nods

    February 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Chris Tomlin is the lead nominee for the 40th annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. Tomlin grabbed seven nods - including artist, male vocalist, song of the year and praise & worship album of the year - while Natalie Grant, Casting Crow ...

  22. Sapp Wins Big At 2009 Stellar Awards

    January 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST Marvin Sapp took top honors at the 24th annual Stellar Awards Jan. 17 at the Grand Ole Opry House, winning eight awards, including artist, song, male vocalist and CD of the year for his Verity/Zomba release "Thirsty" which has dominated ...

  23. Universal Expects Salvation This Christmas

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music U.K. has its sights set on a prosperous Christmas for the first in a three-album deal just inked with the International Staff Band (ISB) of Christian group the Salvation Army (SA). Universal Music U.K. marketing and brands manager ...

  24. Chinese Orchestra To Make Landmark Vatican Performance

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The conductor leading the China Philharmonic Orchestra in a landmark concert Wednesday at the Vatican said he feels honored to perform for the pope, saying music breaks down cultural barriers. Ties between the Vatican and China's communist go ...

  25. TobyMac Among Top Honorees At GMA Music Awards

    April 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT TobyMac, Casting Crowns, Natalie Grant, Chris Tomlin, Trin-i-tee 5:7, Israel & New Breed and the David Crowder band were among the top honorees at the 39th annual GMA Music Awards last night at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. The focal ...

  26. Gabriel Honored As Personality Of The Year

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Peter Gabriel has picked up Midem's Personality of the Year award at a glittering gala dinner in Cannes, France. A range of top executives, including U2 manager Paul McGuinness, the IFPI's John Kennedy and veteran promoter Harvey Goldsmi ...

  27. Gabriel To Launch Stateside Tour This Fall

    August 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After the successful launch of his North American tour in Mexico this past May, Mexican icon Juan Gabriel will launch the U.S. leg of his tour with a show Sept. 2 at the Allstate Arena in Chicago. Gabriel will play arenas in a total of 25 American ...

  28. Tomlin Wins Big At Dove Awards

    April 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Chris Tomlin was the big winner at the Gospel Music Association's 38th annual Dove Awards, held last night (April 25) at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. Tomlin netted six trophies, including artist and male vocalist of the year, both c ...

  29. Dove Nominees For Songwriter Of The Year Revealed

    April 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kirk Franklin, Mark Hall, Mat Kearney, Mac Powell and Aaron Shust are the final nominees for the Gospel Music Assn.'s Dove Award for songwriter of the year. The winner will be announced at the GMA Dove Awards on April 25 at Nashville's G ...

  30. Tomlin Tops Dove Awards Nods

    February 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Chris Tomlin leads the list of nominees for the 38th Annual Gospel Music Assn. Dove Awards, to be held April 25 at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. Tomlin earned nine nominations, including nods in the artist and male vocalist categories. Ot ...

  31. Lawrence Takes 'Stellar' Honors

    January 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST For the second consecutive year gospel veteran Donald Lawrence took top honors at the 22nd annual Stellar Awards, held Jan. 13 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. Lawrence was named artist of the year and producer of the year. His longtime g ...

  32. Dutch Priest Charged In Madonna Threat

    September 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Amsterdam prosecutors said Friday (Sept. 8) a 63-year-old priest has confessed to phoning in a fake bomb threat to a Madonna concert in the Dutch capital city last week. Amsterdam prosecutors said Friday (Sept. 8) a 63-year-old priest has confesse ...

  33. Zomba Pub Signs Gospel Legend

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Catalog includes more than 50 copyrights. Zomba Music Publishing signed a co-publishing agreement with Andrae Crouch’s Vaughn Street Music, reportedly the first publishing deal in Crouch’s legendary Gospel career. Fourteen tracks from Crouch’s for ...

  34. Latin Grammys Coming To NYC?

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Confirmation on new site expected Tuesday. Confirmation on new site expected Tuesday. News ...

  35. Tomlin Tops Doves

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Chris Tomlin took top honors at the 37th Annual Gospel Music Association (GMA) Music Awards last night (April 5) in Nashville, netting five Dove trophies, including artist of the year and male vocalis Chris Tomlin took top honors at the 37th Annua ...

  36. Legal Matters

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST With a veil of secrecy covering investigations into online music practices by the U.S. Department of Justice and the New York State Attorney General, much speculation among legal experts has revolved With a veil of secrecy covering investigations ...

  37. Tomlin Leads Nominees For GMA Awards

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST To be held April 5 in Nashville. Chris Tomlin leads the list of nominees for the Gospel Music Assn.'s 37th annual awards with nine nominations, among them artist and male vocalist of the year. "Holy is the Lord" and "How Great ...

  38. Madonna Posts Exclusive Audio On MySpace

    November 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST A new confession will be added every five days. Madonna is using her profile page on MySpace.com to promote her upcoming "Confessions on a Dance Floor" album by posting exclusive, personal audio confessions through Nov. 24. A new confess ...

  39. Leonard Cohen Sues Business Manager

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Complaint states Lynch 'stole' over $5M. Complaint states Lynch 'stole' over $5M. News ...

  40. Longtime Iggy Pop Manager Dies Unexpectedly

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Art Collins was 52. Arthur J. Collins III, a music industry veteran and loving husband and father, died unexpectedly July 27 at his home in Pine Bush, N.Y. He was 52. Cause of death was not revealed, pending the outcome of an autopsy. Known to his ...

  41. In The Spirit

    July 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT What would summer be without sunshine, good friends, big parties and of course, hot summer music? The gospel music community is definitely serving up plenty of tunes. Read Deborah Evans Price's column What would summer be without sunshine, go ...

  42. BMI Christian Awards Honor Mark Hall

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter earned four nods. Mark Hall was named songwriter of the year at BMI's annual Christian Music Awards Monday (June 20) night at the performing rights organization's Nashville offices. Hall earned four BMI Citations of Achievemen ...

  43. Ronald Winans Dies At 48

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Was a Grammy-winning member of the Winans Group. Ron Winans, of gospel music's famed Winans family, died Friday morning (June 17) in Detroit at Harper Hospital. The second eldest of ten siblings, Winans had been suffering from heart problems. ...

  44. Pioneering Christian Rock Band Petra Calls It Quits

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Group will tour through the end of the year. After 33 years in Christian music, pioneering rock band Petra is calling it quits. The group will continue to tour through the end of the year then disband. “We really worked hard last year to get Petra ...

  45. Booth Upped At EMI Publishing U.K.

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing U.K. has promoted William Booth to the new post of executive VP/GM, with effect from June 1. EMI Music Publishing U.K. has promoted William Booth to the new post of executive VP/GM, with effect from June 1. Booth's appoin ...

  46. Conservative Pushed As FCC Candidate

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan. urged the Bush White House to appoint former staffer Howard Waltzman as a FCC commissioner, in a press announcement released April 29. Waltzman was a member of Brownback's Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan. urged the Bush W ...

  47. Conservative Pushed As FCC Candidate

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Brownback asks President to consider former aide. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan. urged the Bush White House to appoint former staffer Howard Waltzman as a FCC commissioner, in a press announcement released April 29. Waltzman was a member of Brownback& ...

  48. Cable Industry And Senators Offer Kid-Friendly Packages

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two Senate Commerce Committee lawmakers are praising the cable industry's announcement April 28 to put in place better safeguards for parents who want to protect their children from racy and violent p WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Two Senate Commerce C ...

  49. Former MGM Leader Lands Sony Pictures Post

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bishop to oversee assets across distribution arms. Bishop to oversee assets across distribution arms. News ...

  50. In The Spirit

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP names Jeremy Camp songwriter of the year during Gospel Music Week. Read Deborah Evans Price's column. ASCAP names Jeremy Camp songwriter of the year during Gospel Music Week. Read Deborah Evans Price's column. News Jeremy Camp , De ...

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