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"Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013" Comes to Nearly 500 Select U.S. Cinemas August 13 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Fathom Events   
Tuesday, 16 July 2013 08:28
NCM Fathom Events and Crossroad Concerts LLC invite you to experience the ultimate guitar concert featuring the best performances from this year’s legendary guitar festival when “Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013” arrives in nearly 500 select cinemas nationwide for a special one-night event on Tuesday, August 13 at 7:30pm (local time).
Pre-recorded over two nights at Madison Square Garden in April, cinema audiences will be treated to backstage access and some of the best performances from the sold-out festival, featuring the Allman Brothers Band, Blake Mills, Booker T., Buddy Guy, Derek Trucks, Doyle Bramhall II, Eric Clapton, Gary Clark Jr., Gregg Allman, Jeff Beck, John Mayer, Keith Richards, Keith Urban, Los Lobos, Robert Cray, Sonny Landreth, Vince Gill and Warren Haynes.
“Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013” will be presented at the following cinemas in your area on August 13:
Cinemark Davenport 18 with IMAX 3601 E 53rd St Davenport IA 52807
Click here for a full list of participating theaters (subject to change).

Trinity Broadcasting Network Launches Full-Power Christian TV Station in Illinois-Iowa Quad Cities PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Colby May   
Monday, 15 July 2013 14:12

Moline, IL. (July 15, 2013) — There's a new light shining in America's Heartland! Trinity Broadcasting Network, the world's largest religious broadcaster and America's favorite faith-and-family channel, announced the launch of WMWC-TV Channel 53, a new full-power Christian television station covering the four Illinois and Iowa communities known as the Quad Cities: Moline and Rock Island, Illinois on the western banks of the Mississippi River, and Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa to the east.

“We're excited to welcome Channel 53 to TBN's ever-growing broadcast family,” said TBN founder and President, Dr. Paul Crouch. “With the addition of WMWC to our nationwide lineup of full-power stations, over a half-million potential viewers will now have 24-hour access to the life-giving Christian programming that has been TBN's hallmark for the past forty years.”

Station manager Tammy Robinson said that while presently TBN is the sole network broadcasting on WMWC, she expects that in the near future Channel 53 will begin multi-casting TBN's four other premier faith-and-family networks: the Church Channel, the JCTV youth network, TBN's Enlace Spanish-language affiliate, and the Smile of a Child children’s channel.

Robinson noted that local Quad Cities residents are excited to have a Christian TV station located right in their community. “While TBN has been available in the area through cable and satellite service, there are many folks who either can't afford that service, or live in rural areas where it's not available,” she said. “We're already getting letters and calls from some of these individuals and families, thanking us for making TBN available for free over the air.”

The network is presently working on construction of a new studio facility for Channel 53 in Moline, Illinois, which will enhance the station's ability to produce programming like Joy in Our Town and a local version of TBN's signature music and ministry program Praise the Lord. “Local pastors have told me that there's been a shortage of good, solid family programming on TV in the area,” said Robinson. “Many of our church leaders are really anticipating the positive spiritual impact TBN will have on these communities.”

Tim Bowman, senior pastor of Calvary Church of the Quad Cities and president of the Quad Cities Association of Evangelicals, said he and other local clergy are looking forward to working closely with TBN and WMWC on special programming and community initiatives. “It’s so encouraging as a pastor to know that Trinity Broadcasting Network sensed a leading of the Lord to purchase a television station and to build a studio in the Quad Cities area to do local programming,” he said. “They have committed to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to help promote life-giving organizations within our community.”

TBN Vice President Matthew Crouch noted that with the combination of cable and satellite coverage, along with its 37 full-power digital stations in communities around the nation, TBN now reaches 98 percent of America's homes with 24-hour faith-and-family TV. “When you add our online portal and our exclusive TBN viewing app available on iPhones, iPads, and smart phones, you begin to understand the meaning of our slogan 'TBN Everywhere' — that in reality, there is literally nowhere in the inhabited world TBN does not reach.”

He added that “this commitment to cover the earth with the hope of the Gospel has been TBN's motivation for the past forty years, and it's what continues to guide all we do.”

To find out more about the 24 (and growing) global members of the Trinity Broadcasting Family of Networks, visit us online at

New Anthem: local Christian recording project PDF Print E-mail
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Written by New Anthem   
Monday, 15 July 2013 13:57

Christian concert friends,

This is a pretty unique and fun opportunity so I wanted to share it with you... there are only 8 days left.

When this Des Moines, Iowa, girl was waitressing and working at the local mall, she was winning national and internation awards from professional music organizations for Christian singer and songwriter!

Years later she has won a lot more awards such as Song of the Year, Album of the Year, and more, while remaining an independent Christian Artist... with no record label, no professional management... just a singer writing songs, and traveling around the Midwest in her car, singing for churches. They fly her out to LA to present awards now to other songwriters, but she's still just a local Iowa girl trying to make a living... working day jobs, going to school, and trying to buy recording time.

She's been writing a Christmas album, trying to fund its recording.

Now you can help her make that a reality.


Meet Tammy Edwards:

Tammy Edwards “Mistletoe and Magic” Christmas CD


Dear Pastors and friends,

It has been my heart’s desire to record a Christmas CD of   beautiful Christmas music for quite some time.  Life events prevented me from pursuing my music for several years as I returned to college to work on completing my Bachelors degree in Writing at Drake University.  I will be graduating from college next year. My goal is to raise 15,000.00 to finish the second half of the CD. I have completed the first five songs already. This money will include studio time/recording, paying producers and musicians, mixing, mastering, artwork and production of the CD.  I have created a Kickstarter account to try and raise funds. On this site I offer several different incentive packages including pre ordering the new “Mistletoe and Magic” CD  to coming to your home or church and giving you a concert. Would you consider joining with me in making this happen? I am so excited and ready to be back in church concert ministry.  The link to visit my site is:


Thank you!




Tammy has been writing and performing Christian and pop music for over twenty years.  She has3 CD’s she has recorded in Nashville, TN and won over 18 National vocal and songwriting awards including the Just Plain Folks 2002 Songwriter of the Year and Album of the Year “Widow’s Mite” in Hollywood, California.

Most recently in June 2013, she and her co writer Sean Kealy placed runner up for a pop song they wrote called “Love Again” with the Song of the Year Contest.  They have been actively pursuing song placements with major Artists in Nashville and have had a few songs under contract.

Tammy has toured the Midwest in years past performing in concert ministry. She has opened for National recording artists FFH (Far From Home) and Greg Long.

Links to where you can hear her music


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Be a part of the making of a Christmas album by an independent, Iowan Christian Artist. Here's the link to step up and partner with her:

Tammy Edwards Kickstarter video site is:

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And here is a listing of some of her awards over the years, all while living in central Iowa:


Tammy Edwards Info Songwriter of the Year awards and bio


2006 "Just A Little Time"

Contemporary Christian Finalist

Songdoor Songwriting Competition

Nashville, TN


2006 "One True Love"

Pop Finalist

Songdoor Songwriting Competition

Nashville, TN


2003 "Let Go With Me"

Honorable Mention

John Lennon Songwriting Contest

New York City, NY


2003   "Jesus Is"

Fourth Place

Unisong Contemporary Christian Song

Riverside, CA


2002 “Widow's Mite” album

Overall Album of the Year

Just Plain Folks

Los Angeles, CA


2002 “Widow's Mite” First Place

Contemporary Christian Album of the Year

Los Angeles, CA


2002 First Place - Songwriter of the Year

Just Plain Folks-Los Angeles, CA


2001 “Just A Little Time”; First Place

Contemporary Song of the Year

Just Plain Folks-Los Angeles, CA


2001 "Home" Honorable Mention

John Lennon Songwriting Contest

New York City, NY


2000  "Seasons of Love" First Place

Contemporary Christian Album of the Year

Just Plain Folks-Los Angeles, CA


2000 "Seasons of Love" First Place

Contemporary Christian Song of the Year

Just Plain Folks-Los Angeles, CA


1998 "Through the Night" runner up

John Lennon Songwriting Contest

New York City, NY


1997 "Seasons of Love"  First Place National

Inspirational Song of the Year

Christian Artists - Estes Park , CO


1996 "How Can We Say Goodbye"

N.A.C.A.S. First Place / National


Nashville, TN


1996 "One of a Kind"  First Place / National


N.A.C.A.S. - Nashville, TN


1996 "Hold on to My Heart" Second Place


Academy of Gospel Music Arts / regional

Minneapolis, MN


1994  "Hold Me Close"  First Place

Inspirational Song of the Year

AGMA-Nashville, TN

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I hope you'll consider lending a hand to this impressive songwriter, and helping her recording project become a reality. Check out the perks she's offering. This is really kind of cool.

Tammy Edwards Kickstarter video site is:

Thanks for supporting Christian ministry and the gospel through music, artists, and Christian events.

Yours in Christ,


Timm Dalman

New Anthem Ministries

ABSOLUTELY JASON STUART Podcast on TradioV! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Modern Artists   
Friday, 12 July 2013 14:35
Podcast on TradioV!
Watch every Tuesday at NOON
Actor & Comedian JASON STUART is adding podcast host to his talents! ABSOLUTELY JASON STUART takes us to the days of chat shows with smart, funny and talented actors, comedians, singers with thought provoking talk.
Currenty Jason is rasing funds for his new Web-Series MENTOR starring himself, PAUL ELIA and international star ALEXANDRA PAUL. He is making his directorial debut written by himself and Elia. MENTOR is funny and engaging! You will relate to this series no matter where you live, or what business you work in. MENTOR is about pursuing your dreams, supporting your friends, and trying not to over-eat or have sex with people you don’t know when things get too hard. TO GIVE FUNDING.
Jason came out on the GERALDO SHOW in 1993 when there was no Ellen, no Rosie, no Ricky, no Neil, or even Jodie.  Jason was the first openly gay actor & comedian to consistently headline mainstream comedy clubs and sell-out shows in the USA.
After recognizing the lack of oppertunity in Hollywood for his LGBT actor brothers and sisters, Jason co-founded The SAG/AFTRA LGBT Actors Committee. Since 2006, Jason has been its National Co-Chair. He says, ”When you’re out, your not just out for yourself, you out for all of us”. Currently the committee is conducting a survey with The Williams Institute at UCLA on openly gay actors in film & television. This is a groundbreaking study, the first of its kind in the world.
This Sunday July 14th, Jason will be seen in the romanatic comedy
BIG GAY LOVE at OUTFEST.  Next up he has several films in the can, including playing  "Hoarder" in James Franco's HOLY LAND.

Twentieth Anniversary Bluesmore Music Festival: Lineup Includes Lucky Peterson featuring Tamara Peterson, The Scott Holt Band, and LCBS All Stars PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tara Richards   
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 14:22

Music lovers and blues enthusiasts alike will revel in the live performances on Brucemore’s First Avenue lawn during the twentieth annual Bluesmore on Saturday, August 3 from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m. Presented by Brucemore and the Linn County Blues Society, Bluesmore performers will include Lucky Peterson featuring Tamara Peterson, The Scott Holt Band, and LCBS All Stars.  The 2013 Bluesmore festival sponsor is Cedar Rapids Bank and Trust and media sponsors are The Gazette, Hoopla, and KCRG-TV9.  Home Town Restyling sponsors Tom Bruner and the Back Porch Band.

Lucky Peterson, a searing lead guitarist, first-rate vocalist, and talented organist, is the most dangerous triple threat working in the blues. Growing up in Buffalo, NY, with a father who owned one of the area’s most renowned blues clubs, Peterson was exposed to music from a young age. At the age of 5, the R&B hit “1-2-3-4” on his first record resulted in television appearances on The Tonight Show, The Ed Sullivan Show, and What’s My Line. As a teenager he attended Buffalo Academy of Performing Arts before paying dues in the bands of Etta James and Otis Rush. He has since performed with a long list of blues greats, including B.B. King and Albert Collins, and made his name through electrifying live performances.

Scott Holt, a six-string powerhouse and soulful storyteller, began his musical career when he was invited to join the band of blues legend Buddy Guy at age 19. Born in Tennessee and raised in Texas and Mississippi, Holt’s music is as diversified as his roots. Holt caught rock ‘n’ roll fever when his parents took him to his first concert, Elvis Presley, while his teenage discovery of Jimmy Hendrix inspired his musical passion and artistic spirituality. In much of Holt’s work, one can hear echoes of Hendrix’s stinging vibrato, as well as sounds that are warm, human, and undisguised by technology. Holt has developed a reputation as one of the most exciting live acts in the world.

LCBS All Stars features ten of Eastern Iowa’s finest blues musicians on one stage for a special twentieth-anniversary Bluesmore celebration. The lineup includes Ron DeWitte, Eric Douglas, Craig Erickson, Tommy ‘T-Bone’ Giblin, BillyLee Janey, Bryce Janey, Dan ‘DJ’ Johnson, Denny Ketelsen, Skeeter Louis, and Dennis ‘Daddy-O’ McMurrin.

Advance Bluesmore tickets are $15 per adult and $13 per student or Brucemore/Linn County Blues Society member. All tickets are $20 at the gate - no discounts are available the day of the event. Children age 10 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.  Advance tickets must be purchased by August 2 and are available through Brucemore by calling (319) 362-7375, by visiting, or at the following outlets: Brewed Awakenings, Chappy’s Safari Lounge, Checkers Tavern, Music Loft, Guitar Center, J.M. O’Malley’s, The Longbranch Hotel, Parlor City Pub and Eatery, and West Music (Marion). Tickets are non-refundable.

Gates open at 3:00 p.m. Bands will perform from 4:00 to 9:30 p.m. on the First Avenue lawn at Brucemore, 2160 Linden Drive SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. No on-site parking is available except handicap parking by entering on Dows Lane. No pets, coolers, or outside food is allowed during the event. Food and beverage vendors are available on-site, including the Jaycees beer tent. For further information on Bluesmore, please visit,, or call (319) 362-7375 or (319) 399-5105.

Experience Brucemore, an unparalleled blend of tradition and culture, located at 2160 Linden Drive SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. At the heart of the historic 26-acre estate stands a nineteenth-century mansion filled with the stories of three Cedar Rapids families.  Concerts, theater, programs, and tours enliven the site and celebrate the heritage of a community.  For more information, call (319) 362-7375 or visit


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