Saturday News Roundup #94
- Kingsmen: Bass singer Ray Dean Reese had prostate cancer surgery last Wednesday. He took the weekend off to rest at home. His medical team is recommending further treatment of lymph nodes affected by the cancer.
- McKameys: The McKameys’ hometown, Clinton, Tennessee, honored them with a recent Lifetime Achievement Award. The award commemorated their thirty-one years of full-time Gospel Music ministry.
- Hissong: Baritone David Price has left HisSong. He has been replaced by singer/songwriter Michael Frost. [EDIT, 2/21/13: Broken link removed.] Frost’s five-year run at Pigeon Forge’s The Miracle Theater ended last month when it canceled its production “The Miracle,” a musical about the life of Christ.
- Revelation: Revelation, the Southern Gospel trio from Northern Ireland, recently signed with Christian and Sophia Davis’s Adoration Agency for U.S. bookings.
- Rambos: Dottie Rambo will receive a star in Music City’s Walk of Fame.
When Sisters presented earlier this year at a Dove Awards pre-ceremony, they generated some buzz with a four-style take on a hymn. Though it’s not footage from the Dove pre-show, here’s a recent performance of that routine:
It’s open thread Saturday—you decide!
But this week, I’ll kick the discussion off with a question. I went to Wal-Mart yesterday afternoon and was astonished, as I am every year, at the sudden and stark juxtaposition of Halloween merchandise giving way to Christmas merchandise. Should Christians be more offended at our society’s widespread celebration and commercialization of Satan at Halloween—or our society’s widespread commercialization and trivialization of Christ at Christmas?