Sunday, May 31, 2009

Abortionist Dr. George Tiller Shot to Death at Church on Sunday, May 31

Abortionist Dr. George Tiller was shot to death around 10:00 am Sunday, May 31, at his Wichita, Kansas church, Reformation Lutheran Church.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Nashville Gospel Music Events:May 30 - June 11

Saturday, May 30th, 2009
Upcoming gospel music events for June! This list will be updated as events are added, so check back for more June gospel music events. June...
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Friday, May 29th, 2009
May finishes strong for gospel music events as two gospel concerts take place on Saturday, May 30! Australia's Hillsong United to Rock...
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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Nashville Gospel Music Examiner May 26, 27

I just became the Nashville Gospel Music Examiner for These are my first articles:

Superstars Wynonna and Phil Keaggy celebrate a Beatles anniversary with a little help
Wednesday, May 27th, 2009
Superstars Wynonna and Phil Keaggy, Nashville band The WannaBeatles, and former Apple Records executive Ken Mansfield, will celebrate the 42nd...
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Australia's Hillsong United to Rock Nashville's Curb Center

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009
Photo of Hillsong United at the 2009 Dove Awards © 2009 by Kathryn E. Darden On Saturday, May 30, Hillsong United will rock The Curb Events...
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Wednesday, May 27th, 2009
Gospel metal band Stryper, turned the gospel music industry upside down 25 years ago when they first took the stage wearing makeup, yellow and black...
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Wednesday, May 27th, 2009
Popular Nashville gospel artist, songwriter, television personality, and philanthropist Amy Grant is joining forces with husband, country artist Vince...
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Wednesday, May 27th, 2009
The Nashville-based Indelible Creative Group continues to expand its presence in gospel music, film, media and...
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Tuesday, May 26th, 2009
Gospel artists Legacy Five were part of a Memorial Day Celebration in Nashville this past weekend, and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee was the...
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Tuesday, May 26th, 2009
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound joined Reba McEntire, James Otto, Darryl Worley, Hal Ketchum and a host of Opry legends for their first performance...
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Tuesday, May 26th, 2009
Building 429 joins Operation Ethan, taking place May 30 in Cross Plains, Tenn. at Kilgore Park. Operation Ethan is an effort to financially aide Ethan...
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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Four World War II Movies to Catch!

Defiance with Daniel Craig follows "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" and "Valkyrie" as another 2008 movie about World War II, and I would rank it right up there next to "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" as one of the best movies I have seen recently.

The movie Valkyrie starring Tom Cruise as Colonel Claus Von Stauffenberg releases on DVD May 19, 2009.

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is the tragic story of Bruno, an innocent, inquisitive eight-year-old, and the son of a Nazi officer who is promoted to direct the operations at a concentration camp.

Miracle at St. Anna is one of the best movies I have seen in a long time. Released in theaters on September 26, 2008, Miracle at St. Anna just came out on Blu-Ray and DVD on February 10, 2009.

Jim Nabors - Actor, Singer, Comedian, Transplant Survivor, American Icon

Although actor Jim Nabors is best known for performing "Back Home Again in Indiana" every year at the Indianapolis 500, Nabors first sauntered into American pop in the 1960s playing Gomer Pyle.

Actor Jim Nabors first loped into American pop culture with a country gait and a deep-fried drawl in the 1960s playing Mayberry mechanic, Gomer Pyle.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Memorial Day Celebrations in Nashville, Tennessee: Honoring the Fallen
Having lived for five years in Washington, D.C., Memorial Day celebrations in Nashville are somewhat limited compared to other U.S. cities. However, there are quite a few ways to celebrate Memorial Day in Nashville.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Boston Red Sox Pitcher John Smoltz Marries Kathryn Darden

On Saturday, May 16, John Smoltz married Kathryn Darden at Smoltz's Alpharetta, Georgia, home with 70 of their friends and family present at the ceremony.

Imagine my surprise when I received 10 alerts from Google Alerts letting me know I had just gotten married! Read all about it at: Boston Red Sox Pitcher John Smoltz Marries Kathryn Darden

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Tennessee Renaissance Festival & Castle Gwynn

The 24th annual Tennessee Renaissance Festival is taking place in Arrington/Triune, Tennessee every weekend in May and on Memorial Day. While many Ren Fests have earned the reputation of being rather dark and occult, the Tennessee Renaissance Festival remains fairly family friendly. There are some occult elements in a few of the marketplace booths, and there is ale as well as some off sexual jesting at the Axel the Sot Show and the Washing Well Wenches, but if you avoid those, there is plenty f fun for the whole family: camel rides, jousting, food, music, shopping, live chess matches, pirates and lots of people in Renaissance costumes.

With your admission to the Tennessee Renaissance Festival, you also get to tour Castle Gwynn. Castle Gwynn is the beautiful castle featured in Taylor Swift's "Love Story" video.

For more information, check out these articles:

22nd Tennessee Renaissance Festival Family Day

Tennessee Renaissance Fest Fun for the Family

How to Prepare for a Renaissance Festival

How to Attend the Tennessee Renaissance Festival

Tennessee Renaissance Festival 2009

Tennessee Renaissance Festival

Castle Gwynn

Friday, May 15, 2009

Carrie Prejean Miss California - when Christians Stumble

What Happens when Christians like Miss California Carrie Prejean Stumble & Fall?

Everyone has heard the news by now: Miss California, Carrie Prejean, was ridiculed and insulted publicly by homosexual activist Perez Hilton following the Miss USA Pageant in April for answering his agenda-driven question with her honest opinion.

While she was already drawing harsh criticism from her detractors over her Miss USA Pageant answer about gay marriage, some risqué photos began appearing on the web of Carrie Prejean in various stages of topless undress, from photos of her wearing pink underwear to photos of her in a vest that left little to the imagination. While it appears Prejean intended her small vest to partially cover her breasts in any public photos for the Bliss photo shoot, her carelessness in keeping her breasts covered between poses allowed an unscrupulous photographer to capitalize on photos snapped between posed shots. The resulting scandal may have cost Miss California some of her support in the Christian community.

Details at:
Carrie Prejean Miss California - when Christians Stumble

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Miss California Carrie Prejean - When Christians Stumble & Fall

As almost everyone knows by now, Miss California, Carrie Prejean has been the center of controversy since April for answering a question at the Miss USA Pageant with her honest opinion and for semi-topless photos of Prejean that began to surface on the web in May.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

October Road Now on DVD - a Movie Review of October Road Season Two

October Road which debuted on ABC on March 15, 2007 was one of my occasional guilty pleasures in 2007. Read my review at October Road Now on DVD - a Movie Review of October Road Season Two

Monday, May 11, 2009

Tips for Tennesseee: Unemployment Claims, Food Stamps, Weekly Certification, Swine Flu

Here are some articles I hope will be helpful for folks who live in Tennessee:

Filing for Unemployment in Tennessee
The company where I have worked part time for many years is closing the store where I work, so I have had to take a crash course on unemployment. As part of my preparation, I recently attended a conference on filing for unemployment benefits in Tennessee. I have been making notes and have some tips to share with anyone facing unemployment in Tennessee.

How to File an Unemployment Claim in TennesseeSo, you've been laid off, down sized, or otherwise unemployed. Here are the phone numbers, web sites and other info you will need to file for unemployment in Tennessee. Facing unemployment is never a happy prospect, but with the right tools, filing an unemployment claim need not be as overwhelming as it otherwise

How to Fill Out Weekly Unemployment Certification Online in Tennessee
If you have recently been laid off or terminated from your job in Tennessee, you have know joined the growing ranks of unemployed workers in Tennessee. We have already covered How to File an Unemployment Claim in Tennessee in a previous article. Now we will discuss how to fill out your weekly unemployment claim online in Tennessee.

How to Apply for Food Stamps in Tennessee
As the economy continues to struggle, unemployment in the state of Tennessee remains high. If you are one of the many workers in Tennessee who have recently been laid off or lost a job, you may be eligible for the government-issued coupons known as Food Stamps which can be exchanged for food.

How to Find Free Insurance or Low-Cost Health Insurance in Tennessee
If you have lost your insurance due to layoff, unemployment, or other financial reasons, you will be glad to know there are numerous resources in Tennessee to help you find free or low-cost insurance. These 10 resources will help you find free or low-cost insurance in Tennessee. Find the links for free or low-cost insurance.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Miss California 2009 - Carrie Prejean & the Nude Photos Scandal

Reportedly Nude and Topless Photos of Carrie Prejean Showed Up on the Web May 5... But Did They?

Cinco de Mayo brought some spicy controversy to the web as photos which were rumored to be topless and semi-nude photos of Miss California Carrie Prejean showed up on the web.

I met Carrie Prejean at the 2009 Dove Awards and have been interested in following her story since then. You will find my coverage of the "nude photos scandal" at the following links:

Carrie Prejean, Miss California 2009, will get to keep her crown despite controversy over her reply to Perez Hilton and semi-topless photos

There is a great deal of speculation still flying around the web about the reportedly nude photos of Carrie Prejean, Miss California 2009.
More controversy about Miss California Carrie Prejean as photos which were rumored to be topless and nude photos were leaked to the web on May 5
By Kathryn E. Darden | Published 5/5/2009 |

Miss California, Carrie Prejean, was ridiculed following the Miss USA Pageant for answering a politically-charged opinion question by giving her honest opinion.

Miss California 2009 - Carrie Prejean - Squidoo Lens

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

So, you came home from Cinco de Mayo dinner with extra taco sauce packets. What do you do with them? For Cinco de Mayo - How to squeeze the last penny out of your taco sauce packets! How to Put Your Leftover Taco Sauce Packets to Good Use

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Ten Ways to Use Your Extra Taco Sauce Packets
When you go to Mexican fast-food restaurants, what do you do with your extra taco sauce packets? I save mine for future use. Here are ten ways you can use them!