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Atlanta school teacher making the grade
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Atlanta native Casey J, currently a Duluth elementary school teacher, is headed to No. 1 on Billboard’s Gospel Airplay chart with her debut radio smash “Fill Me Up.” The song has been in rotation at gospel radio stations across the country since this past spring and is currently No. 3 with a bullet. With a solid hit behind her, Casey J
 
Tony Evans, others added to summit
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Megachurch pastor Tony Evans and hip-hop artist Trip Lee are among additional speakers for a racial reconciliation summit sponsored by the Southern Baptist Convention's ethics entity. "The Gospel and Racial Reconciliation" will be the theme of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission's second Leadership Summit March 26-27 in
 
Jah9 brings vocal power and social message to her own reggae style
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Jah9, the creator of the jazz-on-dub reggae style, made a splash in 2011 when her first project, “9MM-Message Music,” earned a song of the year credit from German-based Riddim magazine. Her latest release, New Name, blends the styles of roots reggae, dub and jazz with stellar vocals and a social conscience, revealing Jah9 as a poet and artist
 
Nina Simone documentary a powerful portrait of the artist
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
PARK CITY, Utah — Through archival footage and interviews with her family, closest confidants and collaborators, Nina Simone comes to life again — still enigmatic but more easily understood — in the new documentary “What Happened, Miss Simone?” which premiered last week at the Sundance Film Festival. A classically trained
 
Duke celebrates John Hope Franklinís 100th birthday
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
DURHAM – Duke University will host a number of events during the next year paying tribute to preeminent historian John Hope Franklin, who would have turned 100 years old in January. “John Hope Franklin@100: Scholar, Activist, Citizen” will kicked off Jan. 28 with Vernon Jordan, a civil rights activist, attorney, former adviser to
 
Keep kids healthy during cold and flu season
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Each year, cold and flu season strikes just as families are preparing to get together and celebrate the holidays. During these joyous times, stuffy noses, body aches and headaches are the last thing any child wants to experience. Prevention is key to keeping fever and flu symptoms at bay for everyone in the family, especially children under 6 years old who
 
Carolina Theatre launches kickstarter campaign
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
DURHAM — One of the Triangle’s most venerable venues for movie lovers is asking supporters to help replace its cinema seats, and offering fabulous perks in return. The historic Carolina Theatre launched a kickstarter campaign to collect donations to help fund the cost of replacing almost 300 seats in their two cinemas in downtown Durham. After
 
Venture fund to support UNC-Chapel Hill startups
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
CHAPEL HILL – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Board of Trustees have announced the formation of the Carolina Research Venture Fund to help start-up companies overcome funding gaps, accelerate growth and more quickly bring Carolina’s best-in-class research to real-world application. “Some of the best and brightest ideas in
 
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