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“Trouble No More” Documents – and More – Dylan’s Gospel Tour

By Anne Margaret Daniel “Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.”  — Proverbs 31:7 “Some day baby / You ain’t gonna trouble poor me any more.” — Sleepy John Estes, Someday Baby Blues (1935), … Continue reading

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Punk legends X honored in Los Angeles

By Steve Beard Members of the legendary punk rock band X were honored by the Los Angeles City Council in celebration of the group’s 40th anniversary and the Council officially declared Wednesday, October 10 as X Day in Los Angeles. … Continue reading

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Bono’s eucharist in Bogotá

According to news reports, Bono received communion at a local parish on the morning (October 8) after performing the Joshua Tree anniversary concert in El Campin Stadium in Bogotá, Columbia. According to those attending mass, Bono arrived without fanfare, sat quietly … Continue reading

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Tom Petty on greed and power

“Through these hypnotic eyes, we’re told we’re nothing if we don’t have a mansion and dress like a movie star,” Tom Petty says. “I’ve never seen so much jewelry advertised. It’s hard on a young person to not think that’s … Continue reading

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Jack White’s patron saints

Excerpt: “Jack Outside the Box” by Josh Eells, New York Times White was brought up Catholic, and he still feels an affinity for the martyrs and saints. He likes their devotion, the purity of their sacrifice — especially St. Sebastian, … Continue reading

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On the anniversary of Jimi Hendrix’s death

RIP Jimi Hendrix, who died in London on September 18, 1970. A year before his death, Dick Cavett asked Hendrix if music had meaning. Jimi Hendrix: Oh, yeah, definitely, it’s getting to be more spiritual than anything now. Pretty soon … Continue reading

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Lady Gaga praying rosary; explaining ailment

From Lady Gaga’s Instagram account: I have always been honest about my physical and mental health struggles. Searching for years to get to the bottom of them. It is complicated and difficult to explain, and we are trying to figure … Continue reading

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How a private meeting with Billy Graham changed actor Steve McQueen’s life

By Tim Funk Actor Steve McQueen, who personified cool during his nearly two decades as a Hollywood superstar, retreated from the glamor and excesses of the movie scene late in his short life and embraced Christianity. When he died at age … Continue reading

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The Man Came Around: Remembering Johnny Cash

In memory of Johnny Cash who died on this date in 2003, this is the obituary that I wrote for National Review after his death. By Steve Beard “We’ve seen the secret things revealed by God/ And we heard what … Continue reading

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Cuba took a direct hit from Hurricane Irma — and may have spared Florida from worse damage

Hurricane Irma killed at least 10 people during the 72 hours that it battered Cuba, damaging nearly every region of the island nation and leaving parts of Havana’s picturesque historic district still underwater Monday, authorities said. Its collision with Cuba … Continue reading

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