Christian singer Jennifer Knapp comes out as a lesbian

This past week, shockwaves went through the Christian music community when Jennifer Knapp, one of the genre’s most critically lauded singers and songwriters, announced that she’s been in a same-sex relationship for the past eight years. This time coincides with a seven-year sabbatical Knapp took after quickly becoming one of the genre’s most popular artists… Read More Christian singer Jennifer Knapp comes out as a lesbian

New pop duo Nikki & Rich merge retro and modern sounds

Among the many new artists releasing albums in 2010, chances are that few sound anything like pop duo Nikki & Rich. Combining the sounds of 60s girl groups and modern, radio-ready beats, the group’s sound is refreshingly different. Chalk that up to the approaches of the two individuals who create Nikki & Rich. Nikki &… Read More New pop duo Nikki & Rich merge retro and modern sounds

Current ‘American Idol’ filled with weak singers, judging

While it may be the most popular show in America, I will admit that the previous season of American Idol was my first to watch from beginning to end. In my observation, considering how many Idol contestants I’ve followed after their runs on the show, it felt inevitable. For my efforts, I felt rewarded when… Read More Current ‘American Idol’ filled with weak singers, judging

American Idol produces ‘shock’ win amid season of change

After a record-setting 100 million votes, Kris Allen snagged the title of the current American Idol, beating presumed frontrunner Adam Lambert and a slew of other presumed frontrunners in the process. Allen’s win caps a season full of surprises – some pleasant, others decidedly not – for the highest-rated show in America. Season 8 will… Read More American Idol produces ‘shock’ win amid season of change

How will America’s new Idol and runner-up do post-Idol?

Kris Allen and Adam Lambert join a select group of individuals after this season of American Idol. The question now is: How will they do in the future? We take a look at previous contestants to gauge a prediction. THE WINNERS Season 1: Kelly Clarkson Since winning the show in its inaugural season, Kelly Clarkson… Read More How will America’s new Idol and runner-up do post-Idol?

Boldly going where no ‘Star Trek’ story has gone before

Not even ten years ago, to all but the most fervent of Star Trek enthusiasts, the Star Trek universe appeared to be dead. With disappointing box office results for the tenth Star Trek film, Nemesis, and low ratings for the fifth Star Trek series, Enterprise, there was no reason to expect something happening in the… Read More Boldly going where no ‘Star Trek’ story has gone before