Saturday News Roundup #112
- The Akins are looking for a new drummer.
- The Mark Trammell Quartet had an electrical fire on their bus. Though it was contained to one compartment, it did impact the generator and two air conditioning units. They posted a photo of a fireman and fire truck at the bus here.
- StowTown records has arranged for their first end-cap in a major Christian retail chain; it features the new Collingsworth Family and Signature Sound records. (See photo on right.)
- They might not have a permanent tenor yet, but the Kingsmen do have a new bus driver. Daniel Branscum has been driving for the group since October, and was officially hired full-time last month.
- AbsolutelyGospel has announced the full list of performers and presenters for the 2012 Absolutely Gospel Music Awards. [EDIT, 2/21/13: Broken link removed.] The awards will be held and streamed online on Tuesday, April 10th.
- Jaidyn’s Call has changed their name to Debra Perry & Jaidyn’s Call. Debra, Libbi Perry Stuffle’s sister, sang with the Perrys for eighteen years.
- West Coast concert promoter Jim Arneson was killed in a tragic car accident. His son, Thory, was injured and remains in critical condition.
- The Dove Brothers have joined Twitter.
- AbsolutelyGospel has an excellent interview with Bryan Hutson of Soul’d Out Quartet. [EDIT, 2/21/13: Broken link removed.]
- For several years, Legacy Five has made the story of the salvation of Hanna (a Muslim girl) and Patty (her mother) a centerpiece of their live concerts. Check out this testimony of another member of the family. [EDIT, 6/18/12: Broken link removed.]
- Off-topic but also worthwhile: When Should Christians Engage in Civil Disobedience? and Do Muslims and Christians Worship the Same God?
If you missed Thursday’s post, the final Statesmen performance, watch that video now!
It’s open thread Saturday—you decide!