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Yonat Shimron - Religion News Service
Evyatar Marienberg, a historian of religion at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, has written a book about Sting’s Catholic imagination and how it fueled his creativity.
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James T. KeaneJoe Hoover, S.J.
Did the singer-songwriter era come about specifically to fill a demand by retreat directors for a poignant soundtrack to accompany the spiritual epiphanies of 16-year-olds?
Simon Cowell and Jane Marczewski on “America’s Got Talent” (photo: Trae Patton NBC)
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Mary Grace Mangano
Nightbirde recognizes the habit of trying to fix things on one’s own. She sings, “Don’t know why I take the tightrope and cry when I fall.”
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The Associated Press
One of Germany’s most famous Catholic boys’ choirs, the Regensburg Cathedral Choir, plans to establish a separate choral group for girls for the first time in its more than 1000-year history.
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Sam Rocha
Túpac Shakur is widely recognized as a musical pioneer. On what would be his 50th birthday, it is time to recognize him as a prophet as well.
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Damian Costello
Bob Dylan, who turns 80 on May 24, expanded my musical and conceptual horizons from my college days onward.