Pop music has long known the value of sampling and building upon a well-loved Motown hit. Toys R Us fights to keep shelves stocked with the latest twists on century-old board games, from Star Wars Battleship to Toy Story Memory. And with new versions of such favorite films as Karate Kid and Footloose, it seems even Hollywood has gotten the message: You can’t beat a classic. Nostalgic moms and dads are lining up with kids in tow, ready to share the growing line-up of souped-up childhood favorites.
Gospel music is rich in history dating back to its founding era, from legends such as Mahalia Jackson who set the standard, to those like Kirk Franklin and Mary Mary who reinvented it – all of whom continue to have an impact today.When you get right down to it, gospel music’s legacy is...
Photo credit: Tec PetajaFaith-based entertainers making a splash in the mainstream is nothing new. But a trend is emerging in the world of pop and rock music in which artists are no longer being labeled as “crossover” acts, but instead are reinventing themselves with new names and...
Now that we’re nearly three weeks into 2012, chances are, a few of those resolutions you’ve made for the new year may have already fallen by the wayside.And considering how ambitious most people get with their respective lists, well, it’s not really that surprising, is it? After...
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