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New ‘Bible in a Year With Jack Graham’ Podcast Passes 10 Million Downloads

Cinematic Journey through the Bible Released in October, Reached #1 on Spotify Religion within First Week

New ‘Bible in a Year With Jack Graham’ Podcast Passes 10 Million Downloads
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The Bible in a Year with Jack Graham podcast has reached 10 million downloads

Pray.com, the No. 1 app for prayer and faith-based audio and video streaming content, has already seen 10 million downloads of its new “Bible in a Year with Jack Graham” podcast, done in collaboration with iHeartPodcasts and sponsored by the leading healthcare sharing community Medishare. The “Bible in a Year Podcast with Jack Graham” daily series launched in October and reached No. 1 on the Spotify religion list in the first week. It has continued to generate interest and downloads at an accelerated rate, reaching the 10 million milestone in record time.

“We praise God for how Pray.com has been used as a tool to help people get into His Word and grow in their faith,” said Pray.com Founder and CEO Steve Gatena. “We thank Pastor Jack Graham for his commitment to this project, which has made it of such great quality for listeners, and we congratulate both the iHeart and Pray.com teams for their hard work in delivering such a stellar podcast.”

“I wasn’t sure what to expect when we first launched the podcast, but it’s been amazing to see what God has done. Millions of people have been impacted by it,” Graham said. “With its cinematic approach, even those who have struggled to make a habit of getting into the word, are coming back day after day. I’m so grateful for Pray.com and the amazing work they’ve done on this project, and I pray BibleinaYear.com touches many more millions of lives.”

Dr. Jack Graham is the pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church, one of the nation’s largest, most dynamic congregations with over 56,000 members. He is the author of numerous books, and his passionate, biblical teaching is seen and heard across the country and throughout the world on “PowerPoint Ministries.” 

In addition to “Bible in a Year with Jack Graham,” Pray.com hosts podcasts from leading Christian pastors and speakers, meditative and reflective prayers, and Bible-based resources to aid listeners wherever they may be in their spiritual growth journeys. Pray.com podcasts are distributed by iHeartPodcasts.

Find “Bible in a Year with Jack Graham” and other prayer and faith-based audio content at www.pray.com/discover, on the iHeartRadio app, and everywhere podcasts are heard. 

About Pray.com
Founded in 2016 with a mission to grow faith and cultivate community, Pray.com is the world’s No. 1 app for daily prayer and Bible-based audio content. It recently launched a 24/7 live-streaming video channel, PrayTV. Reaching more than 10 million people worldwide through its mobile app and website, Pray.com is the easiest way to incorporate prayer into your daily life. Pray.com founders are Steve Gatena, Mike Lynn, Ryan Beck, and Matthew Potter.  See more at www.alarryross.com/pray-com

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Author Fred Litwin’s New Book Claims to Debunk Oliver Stone’s JFK Conspiracy Theories

Extensively Sourced Book Shows How Clever Filmmaking Can Mislead the Public

Author Fred Litwin’s New Book Claims to Debunk Oliver Stone’s JFK Conspiracy Theories
Cover of Oliver Stone’s Film-Flam: The Demagogue of Dealey Plaza

In his timely and powerful new book, Oliver Stone’s Film-Flam: The Demagogue of Dealey Plaza, author Fred Litwin debunks the major allegations in JFK: Destiny Betrayed — Oliver Stone’s 2021 documentary series on the JFK assassination.

Litwin’s book examines: 

  • The formation of the Warren Commission. 
  • The relationship between JFK and the CIA. 
  • Why Jack Ruby killed Oswald.
  • How the medical evidence supports a lone gunman. 
  • The role of imperfect memory in witness testimony. 
  • A refutation of a possible alibi for Lee Harvey Oswald. 
  • The chain of custody of CE 399 – the bullet found at Parkland Hospital.
  • The insidious claim that JFK’s physician, Dr. George Burkley, participated in a cover-up.
  • Spurious allegations about General Curtis LeMay. 
  • Supposed plots against JFK in Chicago and Tampa. 
  • The homophobic persecution of Clay Shaw by Jim Garrison. 

Oliver Stone’s Film-Flam is extensively sourced and contains over 600 links to the internet (in the Kindle version), as well as excerpts from many JFK assassination documents.

“This book shows how Oliver Stone gets it wrong and how the evidence just doesn’t support his allegations,” said Fred Litwin. “A lot of the film’s material is surprisingly easy to debunk. Viewers of this documentary series deserve to know the truth.”

Litwin’s book will interest historians and film critics, fans of President Kennedy, and anyone interested in the debunking of conspiracy theories. It will certainly become a necessary addition to any JFK library.

Oliver Stone’s Film-Flam, ISBN: 978-0-9948630-6-5, 2023, NorthernBlues Books, 496 Pages, Paperback $17.99, eBook $7.99; Available on Amazon, Kindle, iTunes, KOBO and the author’s website: http://www.OnTheTrailofDelusion.com

About Fred Litwin: Fred is the author of four books and has written articles for the National Post, the Ottawa Citizen, and the Toronto Sun, among others. His 2020 book, On the Trail of Delusion – Jim Garrison: The Great Accuser exposed the fraudulent prosecution of Clay Shaw for conspiring to murder JFK.

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National Museum of African American Music Hosts a Yearlong Celebration of Hip Hop’s 50th Anniversary Through the Lens of Industry Photographers

Four photographers with 40+ years of music industry experience to be featured in yearlong exhibit

The National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) is joining in the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop. The museum opened its yearlong exhibit, This is Hip Hop, on Thursday, Jan. 19. NMAAM’S Features Gallery will exhibit iconic captures of Hip Hop’s origins and cultural impact through the lenses of four legendary artists. During the celebration, the museum curated and spotlighted the history and development of Hip Hop and the genre’s most iconic performers. Learn more at www.nmaam.org

Over a half-century ago, DJ Kool Herc birthed the style and culture we now call Hip Hop when he accidentally played the first breakbeat at a house party in the Bronx, NY. Since then, Hip Hop has influenced social justice movements, infinite genres of music, fashion, art, and culture, and topped music charts all over the world. The entire Hip Hop culture will be honored and celebrated internationally throughout the year. Your favorite DJs, MCs, break-dancers, beatboxers, and other legendary artists will showcase at events such as concerts, tours, battles, tournaments, and exhibits to make this year’s golden anniversary of Hip Hop culture the most amazing one yet. 

NMAAM’s This is Hip Hop exhibit will showcase the work of four notable documentarians, representing the U.S.’s four major regions (Midwest, West, East, and South). Hip Hop enthusiasts will experience some of the most memorable moments and iconic performances in Hip Hop history through each photographer’s unique experience. Visitors will witness the extraordinary photography of Chicago-native Raymond Boyd (Midwest), whose in-depth interpretations were created especially for the This Is Hip Hop display; Traci Bartlow (West Coast), whose 90s Bay Area Hip Hop photos were featured in Oakland Museums; Andre Leroy Davis (East Coast), an artist renowned for his must-see illustrations that satirize and comment on current events and culture; and the South’s very own Shannon McCullum, a self-taught photographer from Atlanta with more than 25 years of experience in the music industry. These documentarians have been featured in record labels, museums, and national music and culture magazines like Source Magazine.

NMAAM kicked off its yearlong celebration with a conversation with featured photographer Raymond Boyd at This is Hip Hop’s opening reception. It was led by Nashville’s radio personality and host of the Kenny Smoov Morning Show, Kenny Smoov of 92Q. Boyd rose to prominence in the early 1980s for his black-and-white pictures of iconic Hip Hop performers visiting the Midwest. His photography has appeared in several publications and galleries all over the world. 

The museum’s mission to amplify the music and culture of America’s roots continues to be the home “Where Legends Live Forever.”

ABOUT NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC

NMAAM is the only museum dedicated to preserving and celebrating the many music genres created, influenced, and inspired by African Americans. The museum’s expertly curated collections share the story of the American soundtrack by integrating history and interactive technology to bring the musical heroes of the past into the present. The National Museum of African American Music is the premier global destination for music lovers of all generations and inspires, educates, and transforms your appreciation of American music. NMAAM’s mission is to educate the world, preserve the legacy, and celebrate the central role African Americans play in creating the American soundtrack. NMAAM was born out of a proposal from the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce in 2002, as a way to celebrate and preserve African Americans’ influence on music and provide residents and visitors with diverse cultural offerings. The National Museum of African American Music broke ground in early 2017 and officially opened in 2021. Since its opening, NMAAM has welcomed guests from across the U.S. and is one of Music City’s top must-see tourist destinations.

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The world’s only anonymous singer-songwriter, Peter Lake, emerges out of the woods with his EP ‘GREEN’ dedicated to the epic love affair between Blue and Yellow

Says Peter Lake: “I will be known as the greatest songwriter of all time. Get on board early! If you’re going to climb a mountain, why not Everest?”

The self-proclaimed “Ghost of New York” strikes again with three hit songs that make up his first release of 2023. Peter Lake, the world’s only anonymous singer-songwriter, emerged on the scene in the last 24 months with a series of songs that have garnered over 23 million streams on Spotify and 19 million streams on YouTube. Once again, Lake has used his music to create powerful messages to help listeners all around the world find comfort and seek optimism. In his lead single “Sweet Sour Minds” Lake tapped into to his growing fan base and promised to write the song about whatever they decide. The process, which Lake documented on his YouTube channel, led to his writing of “Sweet Sour Minds.” Lake reveals the idea that ‘We can give anything power by loving it, and if that thing turns on us, it can destroy our spirit. But in the end, after it all settles down, we remain optimistic, somehow it’s fine.”

The song Crowds is an ode to Lake’s favorite collaborator, Charley Drayton, whose unequaled drum beats make the song at once a vehicle for Lake’s sometimes mysterious lyrics, as well as a fast-paced anthem that protests against the unfair use of power. Lake comments that “Charley’s drums sound different. There is a magic there. I’m so glad he’s finished touring with Bob Dylan. I need Charley back.”

Perhaps the most unusual element of Lake’s latest EP is the song “Comfort’s Cross” which seems to contradict Lake’s genre of electro pop. In this recent release, Comforts Cross reminds the listener of Lake’s premise that music no longer has any genres. The song, a classic ballad that Lake originally wrote as a poem in response to the loss of a loved one and the grieving thereafter, is a naked and visceral emotional response that is led by his voice, and is supported by minimal background music.

Green is now available globally wherever music is streamed. To learn more about the music of Peter Lake, please visit his social media. @peterlakemusic

All inquiries can be directed to [email protected].

Artist Biography:

Peter Lake is a Canadian born, New York City based singer-songwriter who revels in anonymity. In an age where privacy is rare, Peter is convinced that his ability to create music is protected by his anonymity, and by working with unconventional partners in an attempt to avoid the constraints of traditional record deals, which often consider recorded music as a means to promote tours. Peter is the first of a kind: an artist who will only do live concerts via a web-based platform, thereby freeing him to focus exclusively on writing and recording new, original music that crosses all genres. In the process, Peter has assembled one of the largest singer-songwriter catalogues in the industry. His musical influences include Neil Young, Max Martin, David Bowie, Motown, and Drake. It’s no surprise that his songs are hard to place, often flying between (and combining) House beats, crunchy guitar riffs and “traditional chants and natural sounds.” Lake considers his work as that of starting an avalanche: you don’t know which snowflake starts the avalanche, “my job is to make it snow.” Through his consistent work over the next decade Lake plans to gradually displace Max Martin as the greatest songwriter who has ever lived.

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The world’s only anonymous singer-songwriter, Peter Lake, emerges out of the woods with his EP ‘GREEN’ dedicated to the epic love affair between Blue and Yellow