But the special licenses for political campaigns include a provision that allows certain songs to be excluded if the artists object to their use. The BMI spokesperson said that the organization received such an objection and gave the Trump campaign a heads-up that the Rolling Stones’ songs were no longer covered by its license. … [Read more...] about Musicians Feuding With Trump Over Music Use Have New Resource
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While the president himself attributes Roseanne’s ratings success to the sympathy the show holds toward his voters, there’s an argument to be made that what’s so quintessentially 2018 about it is not that it takes sides. It’s that it captures national disagreement. On screen, there’s a divide between the conservative resentment of Roseanne and the liberal frenzy of her sister, Jackie. Off screen, there’s a divide between the liberal-leaning writers of the show and its InfoWars-reading lead actor. The tension—off and on screen—might just be what charges the comedy. … [Read more...] about Fight Songs: Can Political Debate Make Good Music?
Afterward, Billy Graham will be buried next to his wife in a memorial prayer garden at the library, with his grandchildren serving as pallbearers. His casket was made of pine by inmates at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. The grave marker reads: “Preacher of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.” … [Read more...] about Mourners to say goodbye to Billy Graham, ‘America’s Pastor’
And evoking the “Canvas Cathedral” revivals that helped launch his ministry seven decades ago, mourners would gather under a tent to pay their final respects. For his family, the idea became capturing the feeling of the crusades that made Graham “America’s Pastor” and the world’s best-known Protestant preacher of his era. … [Read more...] about Billy Graham funeral to serve as evangelist’s final crusade
People began arriving as early at 7 a.m. on Friday, well in advance of the scheduled noon start for the services. Most people were standing around talking to one another as recorded hymns were played. Some 2,000 people are expected to attend, including President Donald Trump. … [Read more...] about The Latest: Graham family holds graveside interment ceremony