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The Stories Behind Chart Topping Songs: Songs on a Mission & Mission Lazarus

February 19, 2019

Music Notes Every song has a story. Hear the stories behind hit songs such as Carrie Underwood’s “Heartbeat,” Sam Hunt’s “Body Like a Back Road,” Keith Urban’s “Cop Car” and more on March 22, 2019 when Songs on a Mission stops in Alabama at Iron City Birmingham. Songs on a Mission began in Nashville, Tenn. …

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Tony Evans Live in Birmingham!

January 26, 2019

Special Feature World-renowned, best selling author of The Kingdom Series–Dr. Tony Evans, along with his son, best selling recording artist and worship leader, Anthony Evans are bringing Tony Evans Live featuring worship with Anthony Evans to the Birmingham area on Thursday, March 14 at Clearbranch United Methodist Church.  For decades, Tony Evans has broken boundaries …

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Hearts Reach Hearts: Gospel Great Yolanda Adams

December 26, 2018

There’s a touch of the past that peeks through five-time Grammy Award winning Yolanda Adams’ voice, posture and passion when she’s on stage. Best known as the contemporary gospel artist who merged the genre with R&B and jazz, she’s a picture of her father’s love for B.B. King, Miles Davis and Charlie Pride. Adam’s says …

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Launch of Biblical Based Spiritual Insight Radio Show

December 26, 2018

Special Feature Birmingham’s new WXJC/101.1 FM recently launched “The Chris Danielson Show,” focused on providing local content from a “Real Common Sense, Real Bible Insights” perspective. We caught up with host Chris Danielson to learn more. Q. Chris, what can listeners expect to hear on your show in 2019? A. It’s a show that is …

Vulcan Park & Museum Lights Up the Holidays!

December 11, 2018

Looking for a great way to celebrate the Christmas season with the family? Visit Vulcan Park and Museum for the Magic of Lights: Vulcan’s Holiday Light Experience, December 12-23 from 5 -9 p.m. At the top of each hour, beginning at 5 p.m., guests will enjoy a 15-minute lively array of dancing lights projected on …

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Local Youth Choirs Showcase Talent

November 25, 2018

Music Notes Choirs from seven area schools performed at the recent 22nd Annual R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Benefit Concert at Birmingham’s More Than Conquerors Faith Church. R.E.S.P.E.C.T. (Respect Every Single Person Ever Created Today) featured choirs from W.J. Christian K-8 School, Hudson K-8 School, Pinson Valley High School, Ramsay High School, Jackson Olin High School, A.H. Parker High …

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Celebrating a Colonial Christmas

November 24, 2018

Christmas celebrations in the American colonies were very different than they are today. You would not have found piles of wrapped gifts under Christmas trees, stockings hung with care on mantels, or televisions playing reruns of It’s a Wonderful Life. But many things were the same. Christmas was an important religious holiday in George Washington’s …

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Social Success Grounded in Faith

October 22, 2018

Jermaine “FunnyMaine” Johnson: Logging nearly one million viewers on social media every week, Jermaine “FunnyMaine” Johnson is best known in Alabama for his college-football YouTube series “How Bama Fans Watched.” The Birmingham, Ala.-based viral video personality and stand-up comedian is also a blogger, a graphic designer and an afternoon co-host on 97.7 JAMZ. In all …

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Take a Trip to Colonial America this Christmas Season    

October 2, 2018

Are We There Yet? Just a short ride from Birmingham, you can experience a Colonial Christmas. That’s right- have a delightful luncheon with hostess Abigail Adams. Sing familiar Christmas carols in an early American Chapel. Visit the President’s House. Share a Christmas homecoming with George and Martha Washington and attend a Colonial Christmas party. It’s …

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What Will Wake Me Up?

September 26, 2018

Music Notes When you find yourself staring death in the face, something special happens. I shifted in my chair as I felt the tired and calloused hands from years behind a piano. I turned around to see CDs filled with hymns and gospel music stacked next to the CD player in my grandmother’s room. Ironically, …