Posted by: mollyrossiter | April 20, 2009

Rock ‘n Worship online

The Gazette’s Arts and Entertainment Editor, Diana Nollen, reviewed the Rock ‘n Worship Roadshow concert Saturday evening, featuring bands such as MercyMe, Tenth Avenue North, John Rueben and Hawk. Read her review here.

Bart Millard, lead singer of MercyMe, told the standing-room-only crowd that Saturday night’s Rock & Worship Roadshow at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids was being broadcast on the Internet, reaching a worldwide audience. Each concert is broadcast live the night of the concert.

Check concert dates and watch it here.



  1. Is it just me being sensitive to religious articles, or is there alot more “Faith & Values” articles in the paper since the new regime has taken over? There are times when I think I am reading the Catholic Messenger, not a daily newspaper. I have gotten to the point that I totally ignore anything that is headed “Faith & Values”. If some people enjoy that kind of thing fine, but I buy a paper to read the news, not go to Bible study.

  2. I don’t think there is more “faith and values” content, Ray, but it is possible that you are noticing it more. In my three years on the beat there has always been a 1B faith and values story on Saturday with one to three pages inside the Iowa Today section, and an occasional story on 1A through the week. That hasn’t changed.

    What has changed under “the new regime” is that there is no longer an Iowa Today section and instead the faith and values stories appear on an inside page — or up to three pages — of the front section. The location of the pages has changed, but the number of them has not.

  3. Thanks for the reply. First, I hate the new paper. When my subscription is up, I will not renew it. I will just read the USA Today, which I enjoy. As for the religion thing, maybe it stands out more since the paper has gotten smaller. If someone enjoys the religious angle fine, just don’t exclude other news because you need space for all the religious articles. Now if we could just outlaw Bible quotes in the letters to the editor!!

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