New vision, new languages, new hope at Portage Avenue Church

Friday, September 8, 2017

In 2015, our pastor Jedidiah Carpentier asked Janice Penner to start a children’s church program. She laughed, as there were only two school-aged children attending our church at…

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Keening for the Dawn

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Bell rings out worthy Advent album Keening for the Dawn    Steve Bell As December approaches, it seems obligatory for musicians to release a Christmas album. In today’s struggling…

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Cheeky memoir a window into young adults and music

Friday, July 1, 2011

Sects, Love, and Rock & Roll
Author: Joel Heng Hartse
Sects, Love, and Rock & Roll is a cleverly titled book. Its subtitle, “My Life on Record,” provides a clue that the book tackles the subjects autobiographically.

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Folk balladeer explores electronica

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Sufjan Stevens
Sufjan Stevens has been releasing electronic and folk music on the Asthmatic Kitty label since 2000, but is most well known for his 2005 album Illinois, which is often listed as one of the best albums of the decade.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Mike Janzen Trio
Mike Janzen has accompanied Steve Bell for several years in a variety of ways, enough to establish himself as an accomplished keyboardist and arranger, but his first studio album further displays his broadening musical skills as a jazz writer and band leader…

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