Author Archives: Steve-O

Happy Presidents Day

Happy President’s Day! In addition to President Obama’s Hawaiian roots, there were a few other Commander in Chiefs who could sniff out a tiki joint. Presidents Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon were both fans of Trader Vic’s in Hollywood, Washington … Continue reading

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Al Green: 40 years at Full Gospel Tabernacle

By Bob Mehl, Commercial Appeal Al Green talks to God. That’s not meant as metaphor or a figure of speech. Al Green literally talks to God. He banters, chatters, laughs, argues, questions, sings to and speaks with the Almighty on … Continue reading

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Maren Morris Mixes Cash, 
Christ and Marconi In ‘My Church’

Great Billboard article on Grammy Award winner Maren Morris from Tom Roland: “Country music is my religion in a way,” she says. “That’s what I grew up listening to. When you think about Johnny Cash’s ‘Sunday Morning Coming Down’ and … Continue reading

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Is Maui singer Kalani Pe’a a game changer in Hawaiian music?

Congratulations to Kalani Pe’a for winning a Grammy for his Hawaiian music. Interesting aspects of his style and talent are brought out in this profile in Maui Times by Jade Boren: While modern music genres and icons like Beyoncé and … Continue reading

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Chance the Rapper Losing God Helped Him Create Music as ‘Christian Man’

Justin Sarachik has a good piece on Chance the Rapper on Rapzilla: “In that time I felt like I was kind of losing my God a little bit,” Chance the Rapper revealed. “That separation of God, I kinda got rid of … Continue reading

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Why Chance The Rapper’s Black Christian Joy Matters

Fascinating article “Why Chance The Rapper’s Black Christian Joy Matters” by Tomi Obaro. “Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is our strength,” the prophet Nehemiah says. The latter half of that verse, “The joy of the Lord … Continue reading

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How One Church Is Reaching the Most Secular Society on Earth

Great write up in Relevant Magazine by James Dwyer about one of my favorite churches in the world and one of my favorite Brits. “Nicky Gumbel has led Holy Trinity Brompton to think hard about how it can reach a … Continue reading

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Cuba 2017

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Cuba 2017

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Central Havana 2017

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