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Pakistan Court Hands Down Four Death Sentences to Child Killer

 

    1. Pakistani Court Sentences Convicted Serial Killer to Death  U.S. News & World Report
    2. Pakistan court sentences child killer, rapist to death  Reuters
    3. Zainab’s rapist, killer gets death on four counts, life term  Pakistan Today

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Rio’s Carnival goes political, and a little-known samba school ignites a firestorm

  1. Rio’s Carnival goes political, and a little-known samba school ignites a firestorm  Washington Post
  2. Two Years After Olympics, Brazilian Military Takes over Crime-Ridden Rio de Janeiro  Breitbart News
  3. Brazil Orders Army to Take Over Security in Rio de Janeiro  Voice of America
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Nathan Chen reigns as ‘Quad King,’ but Yuzuru Hanyu takes Olympic title

 

    1. For Nathan Chen, men’s long program is much to celebrate and ponder  USA TODAY
    2. Golden roar: Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu displays mastery in defense of his Olympic title  Los Angeles Times

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Russia-Trump inquiry: President says ‘no collusion’ as FBI charges Russians

  1. Russia-Trump inquiry: President says ‘no collusion’ as FBI charges Russians  BBC News
  2. JAMES CLAPPER: There could be ‘other shoes to drop’ in the Russia investigation involving Trump’s finances  Business Insider
  3. Takeaways from Mueller’s Russian meddling indictment  SFGate
  4. What Mueller’s Indictment Reveals  The Atlantic
  5. Indictment Makes Trump’s Hoax Claim Harder to Sell  New York Times
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Whosoever South’s Rowdy Eunice Valentine’s Day Single “How You Shine”

 

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Rowdy Eunice of the country-infused hip-hop trio Whosoever South, emerges with his debut solo single, “How You Shine” (Pit Bull Productions). “How You Shine” will be available at all digital outlets on February 14th, with pre-orders now available at iTunes.

The “How You Shine” music video has also just been released. Watch it here: https://youtu.be/7IGyRKMeLnQ

Rowdy continues his association with Asaf Fulks (Young Jeezy, Lil Wayne, Tyga), who produced the new single that features the trademark combination of country melodies and hip-hop bass lines that fans have come to expect.

“I could write a million love songs to my wife and still never scratch the surface of how amazing she truly is,” says Rowdy. “It’s naturally hard for a man to explain in words how he feels about his wife. ‘How You Shine’ is my feeble attempt.”

Formed in 2008, Whosoever South released three underground albums before making their worldwide debut in 2013 with the album, “Goin’ Home.” Whosoever South was Christian Music’s biggest surprise that year, and their genre-bending blend of country and hip-hop quickly caught the attention of many industry insiders. The group embarked on a North American media tour and UP TV even masterminded an exclusive music video pairing Whosoever South’s single, “All the Time,” with footage from the network’s hit original series, “Bulloch Family Ranch.” Their follow-up album, “Come On On,” dropped in late 2014, packed with traditional hip-hop and a backwoods flare, mixing inner city styles with banjo, harmonica and dobro – all centered around a clear Gospel message.

For more information, visit the official website at www.whosoeversouth.com.

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How You Shine, Rowdy Eunice

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STRYPER TO RELEASE NEW STUDIO ALBUM, “GOD DAMN EVIL,” APRIL 20TH

Iconic rock band STRYPER will celebrate their 35th anniversary with the upcoming release of their 10th studio album, God Damn Evil, due April 20, 2018 from Frontiers Music SRL. Produced by frontman Michael Sweet, the band returns with their most powerful album to date, doubling down on the hard rock/heavy metal sound that earned them a worldwide fan base.

God Damn Evil is available now for pre-order at all major retailers including Amazon and iTunes. Limited edition pre-order offers are also available (see below).

Fans were initially introduced to the new album title and cover art via a social media post on February 5th, which quickly went viral causing a significant amount of conversation from STRYPER fans.

“We thought long and hard about this title,” says Michael in response to thousands of fan comments. “It was actually considered quite a few years ago and it just didn’t feel like the right time. Now, with all the evil in the world that we see around us on a daily basis, it made perfect sense. It’s a very bold statement yet a prayer asking God to damn/condemn evil. Nothing more, nothing less.”

God Damn Evil is the first release since the recent addition of bass player Perry Richardson, who joins original members Michael Sweet (vocals and guitar), Robert Sweet (drums) and Oz Fox (guitar). Perry is best known as a founding member of the multi-platinum band Firehouse.

STRYPER fans are getting their first look into the upcoming album with today’s release of the epic lyric video for the song, “Take It To The Cross.” View the Lyric video here: https://youtu.be/OWvdLnP8m3I.

“’Take It To The Cross’ is our answer to many fans asking us to do something a little heavier and even bordering on thrash,” says Michael. “The verses are heavy with a vocal and lyric delivery that’s bold and relevant yet the chorus kicks in with a fast, thrashy vibe. We brought in Matt Blanchard (Act of Defiance / Shadows Fall) to handle the vocal growl on the choruses and the end vamp. This song is 100% high octane.”

“Take It To The Cross” can be streamed at Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, etc. Those links available HERE: http://radi.al/GodDamnEvil.

Rocking since 1984, STRYPER is responsible for such classic ’80s metal albums as Soldiers Under Command, To Hell with the Devil and In God We Trust. In fact, STRYPER is the first band to ever have two songs in MTV’s Top 10 simultaneously with their hits “Free” and “Honestly.” After a sabbatical for much of the 1990’s, STRYPER returned strong in the early 21st century. To date, the Dove Award-winning and GRAMMY-nominated band has sold over 10 million records worldwide.

God Damn Evil is the follow-up to STRYPER’s ninth studio album, Fallen(Frontiers Music SRL), which released in 2015 and debuted at the top of the Billboard charts. 2016’s 30th Anniversary To Hell With The Devil Tour saw record crowds and featured the band’s largest sound and lighting production in nearly two decades.

STRYPER will return to the road this year, kicking off the God Damn Evil World Tour at the at the Frontiers Rock Festival in Milan, Italy on April 28th. Tour dates will be posted as confirmed at http://www.stryper.com/Tour/tour.html.

“We all see and hear the darkness that surrounds us in our society but with faith and love, we’ll always have hope,” says Michael. “That’s what STRYPER is all about – powerful music and a message that builds foundations, not walls. We couldn’t be more excited about God Damn Evil as it showcases our undying love for what we do and why we do it.”

Track Listing for God Damn Evil:
1. Take It To The Cross
2. Sorry
3. Lost
4. God Damn Evil
5. You Don’t Even Know Me
6. The Valley
7. Sea Of Thieves
8. Beautiful
9. Can’t Live Without Your Love
10. Own Up
11. The Devil Doesn’t Live Here

God Damn Evil Limited Edition Pre-Order Offers:

Stryper Webstore: Includes EXCLUSIVE yellow colored vinyl (limited to 100 copies worldwide), autographed vinyl test pressings, EXCLUSIVE t-shirt design (Stryper store ONLY), autographed CDs and more! Pre-order HERE: https://stores.portmerch.com/stryper/

Frontiers U.S. Webstore: Includes EXCLUSIVE gold colored vinyl (limited to 100 copies worldwide), autographed vinyl test pressings, EXCLUSIVE t-shirt design (Frontiers store ONLY), autographed CDs and more! Pre-order HERE: http://pmusic.co/34WWZE

Frontiers EU Webstore: Includes EXCLUSIVE silver colored vinyl (limited to 100 copies worldwide) and more! Pre-order HERE: http://bit.ly/2nSs5ey

For more information, visit http://www.stryper.com.

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Stryper – “Take It To The Cross” [Official Visualizer Video]

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Kathy Troccoli Brings “Comfort By Candlelight” with Hope-Inspired Release

Three decades after first stepping into the spotlight, Kathy Troccoli continues to be a powerful force in popular music. The multifaceted vocalist is currently touring the country with her “Comfort by Candlelight” concert events. She has also released “KT’s Comfort Box”— filled with songs, sentiments and Scripture, creating a perfect gift for those who may be hurting in this often chaotic world of ours.

Troccoli has a fierce commitment to comforting the broken-hearted with her music, books, TV appearances and speaking engagements. Having lost both of her parents to cancer at an early age, she is familiar with loss and tragedy. The hope-filled song, “Goodbye for Now,” speaks to the grief that most of us will eventually experience yet proclaims the blissful reality of one day reuniting with them again.

But, there will be a time
When I’ll see your face
And I’ll hear your voice
And there we will laugh again

And there will come a day
When I’ll hold you close
No more tears to cry
Cause, we’ll have forever
But, I’ll say goodbye for now

“2017 delivered a multitude of tragedy and tears, from the Las Vegas massacre to the Texas church shooting, to floods, hurricanes and fires,” says Troccoli. “The losses run far and wide and the pain is deeply penetrating. People hurt. People grieve. People need comfort and my mission is to bring a message of hope.”

Troccoli’s numerous accolades include 18 #1 radio hits, 2 Dove Awards (plus 17 additional nominations) and 3 GRAMMY nominations. In addition to her success in Christian music she has made quite an impact in the mainstream arena as well, scoring a #1 smash hit with “Everything Changes” as well as a Top 10 hit with her collaboration with The Beach Boys on “I Can Hear Music.” Over the years, Kathy has appeared on The Tonight Show, Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, The 700 Club, Entertainment Tonight and many others. Her genuineness, vulnerability and desire to connect with people have also made her an extremely compelling communicator.

In January, Troccoli will host the 20th Anniversary KT Cruise ​through the Panama Canal. The 10 day vacation aboard the Holland America MS Zuiderdam is not to be missed.

For more information, visit www.kathytroccoli.com.

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Nashville Elvis Festival Returns to Franklin Theatre and Paragon Studios March 22-25

Nashville Elvis Festival Returns to Franklin Theatre and Paragon Studios March 22-25

Elvis™ fans from around the world will gather in Middle Tennessee March 22-25, 2018 for the 2nd annual Nashville Elvis Festival, celebrating the music and legacy of the King of Rock & Roll™. The historic Franklin Theatre, located just south of downtown Nashville in the charming suburb of Franklin, Tennessee, will serve as the host venue. Tickets are on sale now at www.NashvilleElvisFestival.com.

The 4-day festival will be filled with celebrity appearances, live music performances, an Elvis movie screening with special guests and 25 of the best Elvis tribute artists from all over the world. In addition, two special VIP events will feature live recreations of a Sun Records recording session and a Jungle Room recording session – both events will take place inside Paragon Studios – one of the nation’s top recording studios (featured on the hit series “Nashville”).

Special guests confirmed to appear include legendary game show host, TV/Radio personality and lifelong friend of Elvis, WINK MARTINDALE; Fan favorite SANDY MARTINDALE, a close friend of Elvis who was a featured dancer in “Viva Las Vegas” and other Elvis films; Award-winning actress VICTORIA PAIGE MEYERINK who co-starred with Elvis in “Speedway”; BILL BAIZE of The Stamps who recorded and toured with Elvis; GRAMMY®-winning recording artist KEVIN MAX; Award-winning singer-songwriter and TV/Radio personality GARY CHAPMAN; and many more.

Nashville Elvis Festival will also feature performances by some of the top Elvis Tribute Artists in the world. Scheduled to appear are BILL CHERRY, the 2009 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest® champion; DEAN Z, the 2013 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest® champion; Australia’s #1 Elvis tribute artist MARK ANTHONY; Award-winning tribute artist COTE DEONATH; and JEFF LEWIS, an award-winning Elvis Tribute Artist, GRAMMY® nominated singer-songwriter, actor and emcee.

The festival will also be hosting an Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest preliminary round with the winner moving on to Graceland’s Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Semifinal Round in Memphis during Elvis Week 2018. Twenty contestants have been invited to compete in Nashville, coming from all over the USA as well as Germany, Chile, Canada, Brazil, Australia and the United Kingdom.

Backing all live performances will be the incomparable EAS Band, known for their performances all over the world backing tribute artists and giving the feeling and excitement of being at an actual Elvis concert.

Nashville Elvis Festival is produced by Tom Brown & Brian Mayes for Music City Festivals, LLC, and hosted by Tom Brown, a longtime host of select Elvis Week events, one of the hosts of the “Gates of Graceland” web series and the former Vice President of Original Production for Turner Classic Movies (TCM).

For more information including special guests and schedule, please visit the official website at www.NashvilleElvisFestival.com.

          

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Big Mexico quake cuts power and damages homes; two dead in crash

  1. Big Mexico quake cuts power and damages homes; two dead in crash  Reuters
  2. Strong Quake Rekindles Memories of Past Disasters in Mexico  U.S. News & World Report
  3. Earthquake Strikes in Oaxaca State, Mexico, Stirring Fear  New York Times
  4. Magnitude-7.2 earthquake slams Mexico City amid Chinese New Year celebrations leaving tall buildings swaying for A …  Daily Mail
  5. Mexico earthquake: 7.2 magnitude tremor rocks capital and revives memories of September tragedy  Telegraph.co.uk
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