"Sound of Music" the film with Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and Diane Sawyers hosted an affecting ABC remembrance of it last evening, interviewing both lead actors. The story of a pious but spiritually restless nun/nanny who falls in love and marries the war hero widower father of her young charges amid the Nazi takeover of Austria has been universalized in global popular culture. Even children in nightmarish North Korea sing songs from the musical, Sawyer incredulously reported.
Critics, as the Sawyer program noted, have dismissed the tale as a "sugar coated fantasy," an escapist and feel-good love story set amid the glories of the Austrian Alps, in charming Salzburg, full of songs children can sing, with a dash of slapstick Nazi danger and nun comedy lathered in. Certainly it's not a serious drama, supposedly.
But "Sound of Music," based loosely on the real-life von Trapp family, who did indeed escape their native Austria after its merger with the Third Reich, contains several quite serious themes that together make it a Christian allegory about vocation, family, marriage, citizenship, patriotism and the moral response to evil. more >>
To kick off a new premier episode of "Dancing With The Stars" this veteran conquers the impossible. Noah Galloway risked his life to serve our country, and tragically lost his left arm and leg. But, holds nothing back when he is presented with the challenge to dance in a competition in front of the world.
What Noah has gone through is very hard to bounce back from. Being able to function properly and live a normal life with crucial parts of your body missing. But, God has given him an outlet to share his story, and show us that nothing in this world is impossible. Even with a leg that is a replacement, he manages to dance in front a crowd, and get a standing ovation. When you see his jaw-dropping performance, you'll be amazed. God bless this hero!
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Iconic singer Prince surprised fans recently by dropping a brand-new song "What If?," which is a cover of Nichole Nordeman's Christian song.
The "Purple Rain" hit maker kicked off the U.S. leg of his Hit & Run tour in Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday and a day prior to announcing the concert, the singer premiered his new track on Louisville radio station WFPK.
It's always a beautiful thing to see parents enjoying their children's company. In this case, both mom and dad are having a blast with their son. Daddy is challenging this little man to an old-fashioned dance-off … and it is ADORABLE!
This adorable little guy may not be technically dancing, but he definitely understands the technique. He knows when to start moving and when to stop. It's not the first time these two went toe-to-toe. This little guy picked up his daddy's moves and may soon be a member of a dance team. Many people would agree that the dad put up a fight in the beginning, but the little guy takes it at the end.
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This Christian hit will inspire you to be yourself, no matter what the case is. No one is perfect, and Francesca Battistelli reminds us of that by telling us her flaws.
Listening to her voice and positive lyrics, very well may inspire you. Her song "Free To Be Me" does just that. We are very loved and blessed that God loves us no matter how flawed we may be. We make mistakes, and God forgives us. The beat to the song will have you in the dancing mood, with a huge SMILE on your face!
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Keyshia Cole is making a conscious decision to step away from the negative fodder being dished out on social media and keeping her priorities in order.
Cole, the 33-year-old singer-songwriter, has always been vocal about her struggles in life and even filmed many of them for reality television cameras. While fans have witnessed her reconcile issues with her mother's drug addiction and issues with siblings, Cole recently dealt with marital issues in a very public way off of television screens.
The singer has insinuated that her estranged husband Daniel "Boobie" Gibson was not being faithful in their marriage and the two engaged in a war of words in front of countless fans on social media. Cole realized it was a mistake to air the grievances about her marriage on social media and even took to Instagram to apologize to the public and make nice with her estranged husband for the sake of their son. more >>