Sight & Sound to broadcast live performance of ‘Queen Esther’ after lockdown cancels 200 shows

CP Current Page: Entertainment | Tuesday, August 04, 2020 | Sight & Sound to broadcast live performance of 'Queen Esther' after lockdown cancels 200 shows Sight & Sound Theatres' stage production of “Queen Esther” will make its worldwide broadcast debut on Sept. 4, 2020. | Sight & Sound Theaters will present its first-ever live worldwide broadcast of “Queen Esther” after its stage production was canceled earlier this year due to lockdown orders in response to the novel coronavirus.
The live performance will be available to watch on Sight and Sound's new streaming platform sight-sound.tv on Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. Eastern time along with other stage productions by Sight & Sound Theaters on Labor Day weekend.
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Delivery: Weekdays Some 434 performances of “Queen Esther” had been scheduled for its nine-month run in the 2,000-seat theater at Sight & Sound’s studio in Pennsylva..

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ESPN Radio show asks fans if Christian NBA player Jonathan Isaac’s injury is ‘funny’

CP Current Page: Entertainment | Tuesday, August 04, 2020 | ESPN Radio show asks fans if Christian NBA player Jonathan Isaac's injury is 'funny' The ESPN logo is seen on an electronic display in Times Square in New York City, U.S., August 23, 2017. | ESPN Radio host Dan Le Batard has apologized for a Twitter poll asking if the knee injury suffered Sunday by Christian NBA player Jonathan Isaac, who cited the Gospel last week for his unwillingness to kneel or wear a Black Lives Matter shirt, was “funny”.
Isaac, a forward for the Orlando Magic, was the only player not to kneel for the national anthem during a game last week. On Friday, he referenced his faith and personal beliefs to answer criticism for not kneeling during the anthem.
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Delivery: Weekdays But on Sunday night during a game against Sacramento Kings, Isaac tore his anterior cruciate ligament on a drive to the ..

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Jonathan Isaac, only NBA player to not kneel with BLM shirt cites Gospel

CP Current Page: Entertainment | Monday, August 03, 2020 | Jonathan Isaac, only NBA player to not kneel with BLM shirt cites Gospel Florida State Seminoles forward Jonathan Isaac and Florida Gulf Coast Eagles forward Demetris Morant collide. | Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac was the lone player to stand during the national anthem before a recent game and to not wear the Black Lives Matter shirt. He cited the Gospel later when asked to explain his reasoning.
“I don’t think that kneeling or putting on a T-shirt for me, personally, is the answer,” the NBA player told Bleacher Report’s Taylor Rooks about the game against the Brooklyn Nets on Friday.
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Delivery: Weekdays “For me,” Isaac explained, “black lives are supported through the Gospel, all lives are supported through the Gospel.”
“My life has been supported by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Everyone is made in the image of God and w..

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Terry Crews defends comments against ‘black supremacy;’ talks challenging strict church rules as a kid

CP Current Page: Entertainment | Saturday, August 01, 2020 | Terry Crews defends comments against ‘black supremacy;' talks challenging strict church rules as a kid Former NFL player turned actor Terry Crews. | Actor Terry Crews sat down for an Instagram Live chat with his friend Pastor A.R. Bernard Thursday to discuss the criticism he faced following recent public statements he made about black supremacy and the Black Lives Matter movement.
As protests and riots ensued across the U.S. following the police-involved death of George Floyd, Crews took to Twitter on June 7 to proclaim, “Defeating White supremacy without White people creates Black supremacy. Equality is the truth. Like it or not, we are all in this together.”
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Delivery: Weekdays The tweet quickly went viral and Crews was attacked by some mainstream media outlets and people online.
On Thursday, the “Brooklyn Nine Nine” ..

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Matthew West to Christians: ‘Take heart;’ singer hosts ‘healing’ concert at Museum of the Bible

CP Current Page: Entertainment | Saturday, August 01, 2020 | Matthew West to Christians: ‘Take heart;' singer hosts ‘healing’ concert at Museum of the Bible “The Truth I'm Standing On” with Matthew West |
Museum of the Bible and Trinity Broadcasting Network have teamed up to produce “The Truth I’m Standing On,” a concert series hosted by Matthew West that features Christian recording artists who'll be performing songs to promote healing during these times of unrest.
The two-part series began July 31 and the second installment of the concert series will premiere on Aug. 7. Hosted by award-winning artist Matthew West, “The Truth I’m Standing On” was broadcast from the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. Throughout the event, West shares biblical history and shows viewers artifacts housed in the museum between performances.
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‘Heartland’ star Amber Marshall gives sneak peek at series quarantine special, filming on her farm

CP Current Page: Entertainment | Friday, July 31, 2020 | ‘Heartland’ star Amber Marshall gives sneak peek at series quarantine special, filming on her farm Heartland: Reliving the Moments Sneak Peek | Beloved television series “Heartland” will release an exclusive quarantine special episode on UP Faith & Family where actress Amber Marshall shares what it's like to film on her family's farm.
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Delivery: Weekdays The UP Faith & Family “Heartland” exclusive will follow Amy Fleming (Amber Marshall) “as we relive the most special, most memorable, fan-favorite moments from the past 13 seasons of 'Heartland,' including an insider look at how the many stunts on the show come together,” reads a description of the Aug. 11 episode.
Marshall filmed the special on her farm during the quarantine lockdown and has remained positive in the midst of it all. During the special the Can..

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Giants’ Nate Solder opts out of 2020 NFL season amid COVID after listening to Holy Spirit

CP Current Page: Entertainment | Friday, July 31, 2020 | Giants' Nate Solder opts out of 2020 NFL season amid COVID after listening to Holy Spirit New England Patriots OT Nate Solder (L) celebrates teammate Brandon Lloyd (R) touchdown. | New York Giants offensive tackle Nate Solder said that after pursuing God and listening to the Holy Spirit, he has decided to opt out of the 2020 NFL season amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, citing his family's “health concerns.”
Solder made the announcement on Wednesday, saying in a joint statement with his family shared on social media: “My family and I have been praying, wrestling and listening to God about our current circumstances and whether it is best to play football this season. Our primary goal is to pursue God and listen to the Holy Spirit in everything we do. As hard as that can be and as daunting as what He asks us to do can seem, we have come to believe, trust and wait on the Lord.
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Christian filmmakers launch first-ever fan-owned faith-based movie studio: Called Higher Studios

CP Current Page: Entertainment | Thursday, July 30, 2020 | Christian filmmakers launch first-ever fan-owned faith-based movie studio: Called Higher Studios Called Higher Studios banner | Called Higher Studios is making its debut amid the global coronavirus pandemic as the first film studio to give Christian fans a hand in making faith and family movies that will spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Launched in Franklin, Tennessee, by movie executives Jason Brown and Ash Greyson, the studio wishes to “revolutionize” Christian movie-making by becoming the first fan-owned faith-based movie studio. The co-founders wish to honor God and serve others while making their content.
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Delivery: Weekdays “Our goal is to give a voice to creators through a lens of faith. We are not just a studio or production company; we are a production community,” Greyson told The Christian Post on Wednesday.
Brown co..

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Lecrae reveals plans to retire from music 

CP Current Page: Entertainment | Thursday, July 30, 2020 | Lecrae reveals plans to retire from music Lecrae participates in the memorial service for Ravi Zacharias at Passion City Church in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 29, 2020. | Reach Records founder and beloved hip-hop artist Lecrae revealed that he’s considering retiring from music after his upcoming album, Restoration.
The popular Christian entertainer was a guest on Rapzilla’s “Community During Chaos” Instagram live session on Tuesday alongside artists Coop and CJ Luckey.
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Delivery: Weekdays During the interview, Lecrae spoke of Black Lives Matter, the “White Blessing” incident, the LGBT community, and his new album and book.
“I'm a prophet. I'm going to say what's true,” Lecrae said, speaking of his tendency to advocate for what he believes. “Whether that's 'send me, I'll go,' whether that's r..

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‘Cowboy and Preacher’ movie aims to help Christians understand importance of saving environment 

CP Current Page: Entertainment | Thursday, July 30, 2020 | ‘Cowboy and Preacher’ movie aims to help Christians understand importance of saving environment Pastor Tri Robinson from the film Cowboy and Preacher, 2020 | The filmmaker behind “Cowboy and Preacher” is hoping to make a compelling case for evangelical Christians to step up and take the lead in caring for the earth.
“Cowboy and Preacher” is set to be released on DVD/VOD, Sept 15. The film follows Christian pastor, cowboy and environmentalist Tri Robinson as he journeys to “discover why Evangelicals have abdicated their duty to be God’s stewards of this earth to the progressive left,” the film synopsis reads.
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Delivery: Weekdays Robinson is the founding pastor of the Vineyard Boise. As a conservative Christian and a lifelong environmentalist, he offers seven Bible studies in the film which serves to show Christians why they are ..

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