Like A Country Song Movie Premiere

(l to r) Cast: Fivel Stewart, Billy Ray Cyrus, Jennifer Taylor, Joel Smallbone and Kerry Knuppe

Like A Country Song – From the Red Carpet Premiere to CMA Music Festival to the Grand Ole Opry: Billy Ray Cyrus, Cast and Filmmakers Invade Nashville Country music superstar Billy Ray Cyrus, for KING & COUNTRY’s Joel Smallbone, Two and a Half Men’s Jennifer Taylor, The Twilight Saga’s Booboo Stewart, and actress Kerry Knuppe…

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Rio 2 Movie

Jewel (Anne Hathaway) and the rest of the Rio 2 cast on their Amazon adventure. Photo courtesy of Blue Sky Studios for 20th Century Fox

Rio 2 Movie: Anne Hathaway and Andy Garcia Written by Kelli Gillespie The beloved blue macaw family is hurtled from their home in Rio de Janeiro to the wilds of the Amazon in the animated sequel Rio2. Jewel reconnects with her father after growing up apart. Voicing this father-daughter duo on-screen is Andy Garcia and…

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Million Dollar Arm Movie

Actor Jon Hamm who plays JB Bernstein in the movie, Million Dollar Arm. Photo: Courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures

Million Dollar Arm: JB Bernstein, Rinku Singh and John Hamm Written by Kelli Gillespie Sports agent J.B. Bernstein created a reality television contest in India, titled Million Dollar Arm. It was an unconventional recruitment strategy to get talented cricket players to play professional baseball in America. The winner received the prize money as well as…

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Draft Day Movie Star Kevin Costner

Draft Day Movie Stars (l-r) Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner. Photo: Courtesy of Summit Entertainment

Draft Day: Kevin Costner Written by Kelli Gillespie From Field of Dreams, to Dances with Wolves, to his latest film, Draft Day… one thing Kevin Costner makes clear is he’s not afraid to take risks on his passions. His Baptist upbringing and traditional family structure developed values within him that have carried over into his…

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Urban Youth Collaborative Director Carlos Nicasio

Urban Youth Collaborative South Bay Director Carlos Nicasios

Making A Difference On School Campuses: Carlos Nicasio Is Reaching A New Generation Written by Henry Orltip Raised in what he describes as a strict Christian home, by his early teen years, Carlos Nicasio was on a path of rebellion. He turned to gangs, drugs and a destructive lifestyle. By his own admission, he says…

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Miracle Airplane Crash Survival Story

Helicopter rescue of the Brown family.

Crashed! The Amazing Miracle of Survival For One Man And His Family: Meet Brian Brown Written by Patti Gillespie As a fire chief and captain for over 25 years, Brian Brown had seen his share of rescue operations. This first responder thought that planning and being prepared; trusting in himself and his skills would always…

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Best-Selling Book and Movie Heaven Is For Real

Actors Greg Kinner and Connor Corum who play Todd and Colton Burpo in Heaven is for Real.

Heaven Is For Real Screenwriter/Director and The Burpo Family Written by Kelli Gillespie The exceedingly popular book Heaven is for Real, which spent more than 180 consecutive weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list, with roughly 70 of those weeks holding the number one spot, is now on the big screen. The story…

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NFL Lions Kicker Jason Hanson

NFL Kicker for Detroit Lions Jason Hanson. Photo courtesy of the Detroit Lions

Win or Lose, Detroit Lions Kicker Jason Hanson Learned That Faith Is The Key To Peace Written by Charlie Lapastora He holds the National Football League [NFL] record for most games played with one team; the record for most career field goals made over 40 and 50 yards; the record for most career overtime field…

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Beatles Band Manager Ken Mansfield

Beatles Manager Ken Mansfield

The Manager Behind The Beatles And More: Ken Mansfield Written by Mei Ling Nazar Since the 1960s, Ken Mansfield has been associated with top performers, from The Beatles, to The Beach Boys, James Taylor, Dolly Parton, Don Ho and David Cassidy to name a few. He is the former U.S. Manager of Apple Records; a…

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Grammy-Award Winning Band Casting Crowns

Casting Crowns, from left to right: Chris Huffman, Brian Scoggin, Melodee DeVevo, Mark Hall, Megan Garrett, Josh Mix, Juan DeVevo

Up Close And Candid With Casting Crowns’ Mark Hall Written by Kelli Gillespie Mark Hall is the lead singer/songwriter for the beloved multi-platinum, Grammy-award winning band Casting Crowns. With more than 20 years in youth ministry, he, along with all six other band members, is still currently active in student ministry in the Atlanta area.…

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