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75,000 turn out for Palau festival

By   /  June 18, 2012  /  Books, Entertainment, Movies, Music  /  No Comments

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (WordNews.org) June 18, 2012 – With temperatures in the triple digits, more than 75,000 central Californians turned out for evangelist Luis Palau’s festival on the grounds of Cal Expo on June 16-17. Major Christian artists TobyMac, Skillet, Mandisa, Phil Wickham, and Lincoln Brewster performed at the event as well. “We were ecstatic with […]

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Saturdays with Sandi Patty: How God makes something new out of the broken pieces (Part 4 of 4)

By   /  April 21, 2012  /  Entertainment, Featured, Music  /  1 Comment

VANCOUVER, Wash. (WordNews.org) April 21, 2012 – Legendary Christian singer Sandi Patty would have done some things differently if she knew then what she knows now. “I would have taken breaks early on” as her career gained “downhill momentum.” “I would have learned to say no to things so that I could have personal breaks […]

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Saturdays with Sandi Patty: Who’s the best? (Part 3 in a series)

By   /  April 14, 2012  /  Entertainment, Music  /  No Comments

VANCOUVER, Wash. (WordNews.org) April 14, 2012 – It’s a question music artists are asked all the time: Whom do they listen to? Sandi Patty, who’s received the most awards for a female recording artist, takes no time answering: Adele and Natalie Grant. “I just downloaded Adele’s project,” Sandi told WordNews.org. “I tend to really be […]

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Saturdays with Sandi Patty: Entering a new season (Part 2 in a series)

By   /  April 7, 2012  /  Church, Entertainment, Music  /  No Comments

VANCOUVER, Wash. (WordNews.org) April 7, 2012 — Christian recording artist Sandi Patty says she’s entering a new season of life when things just matter more. “After having been in this business for these many years, I think that at this season in my life—I’m 55—things just matter more to me.” Sandi  has been reconnecting with […]

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Saturdays with Sandi Patty: The gift of reconnecting (Part 1 in a series)

By   /  March 31, 2012  /  Entertainment, Music  /  No Comments

VANCOUVER, Wash. (WordNews.org) March 31, 2012 – Sandi Patty just completed another leg of the Sandi Patty & Friends Tour that featured her friends Larnelle Harris, Wayne Watson, Clay Crosse and the group 4HIM. Sandi said the time was right to bring out some classic songs with some friends from the past. The idea came […]

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A conversation with 4Him’s Mark Harris: Transparency (Part 4 in a series)

By   /  March 9, 2012  /  Music  /  No Comments

MOBILE, Ala. (WordNews.org) March 6, 2012 – Mark Harris, the lead singer/songwriter for 4Him, says as his latest solo project came together, a theme began to emerge. “I think it would be the word transparency,” said Harris. “I think it’s a very transparent album.” His third solo album, “Stronger in the Broken Places,” is in […]

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A conversation with 4Him’s Mark Harris: ‘Stronger in the Broken Places’ (Part 1 in a series)

By   /  March 9, 2012  /  Music  /  No Comments

NEW YORK (WordNews.org) Feb. 20, 2012  – Mark Harris, the lead songwriter for the Christian band 4Him, says he’s enjoying a “sweet time” in his life. He recently released his fourth solo album, “Stronger in the Broken Places” and he’s doing things his way these days, he told WordNews.org. If you don’t know him by […]

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A Word News conversation with Stryper’s Michael Sweet – part I: Band On A Mission, Bringing Hope

By   /  March 9, 2012  /  Music  /  No Comments

[Editor’s Note: Word News published this series on Fridays. The stories were lost because of a server problem years ago. Word News is rebuilding these exclusive stories and will run them under the category “Flashback.” Enjoy!] ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. (WordNews.org) Oct. 7, 2005 — One of Christian music’s top-selling — and controversial — bands, Stryper, […]

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