Taylor Swift’s New Duet Partner is Six-Year-Old with Leukemia

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In what qualifies as the celebrity good deed of the week, Grammy Award-winning singer Taylor Swift paid a surprise visit to an elated six-year-old fan, Jordan Lee Nickerson, who is undergoing chemotherapy at Boston Children’s Hospital for leukemia and other related issues. The two chatted about Spider-Man, among other things, and even dueted on Swift’s [Read More...]

UPDATE: Michael Johns Brought Soul to “American Idol.” Now May His Soul Rest in Peace

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There’s no shortage of stories that make you realize how fragile life is. That fact was brought home to longtime “American Idol” fans this weekend with the announcement that season seven contestant, 35-year-old Michael Johns, had died from a blood clot in his ankle. There are few details at this point, but TMZ reports that [Read More...]

Opening Hearts to the Holy Spirit: An Interview with Singer-Songwriter Tori Harris

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For 25-year-old singer-songwriter Tori Harris, attending a Baptist University was the best thing that ever happened to her Catholic faith. Though she grew up attending Catholic school and seeing her parents as models of the faith, Harris acknowledged during a recent interview on “Christopher Closeup” that she embraced Catholicism more intentionally in college because of [Read More...]

Superstars Keith Urban & Nicole Kidman Duet on “Amazing Grace” at Children’s Hospital

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Keith Urban has always come across as a genuinely nice guy during his two judging stints on “American Idol.” He also takes his faith seriously, as I covered in my recent blog post “American Idol’s Catholic Judging Panel.” Urban’s sense of compassion was on display again last Friday, but in a much different venue: Monash [Read More...]


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