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October 15, 1994 | STEVE APPLEFORD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Bars were closed at the Universal Amphitheater last Saturday night. And security was virtually nonexistent, unnecessary. Which isn't to say the Christian pop concert there by Steven Curtis Chapman was a sleepy night out. The singer-songwriter never stopped moving. Chapman--who sings at UC Irvine tonight--is at the pinnacle of Christian pop with a smooth folk-pop sound somewhere between Michael McDonald's and Bruce Hornsby's.
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December 8, 2005
Steven Curtis Chapman is tapped into two seasonal celebrations. The multiple-Grammy- winning Christian pop pioneer is joined by the band MercyMe in a holiday-themed concert Saturday at the Forum in Inglewood that also finds some time for a few of the artists' hits. He's also aboard the "Narnia" express that gets rolling this week, having contributed the song "Remembering You" to an album of Christian music inspired by "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe."
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February 15, 1997 | JOHN ROOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Believers rejoice. Contemporary Christian music is one of the fastest growing forms of popular music. Led by established performers such as Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith and Steven Curtis Chapman, plus newcomers DC Talk, Audio Adrenaline and Jars of Clay, the genre is growing in commercial popularity by nearly 20% a year, according to industry estimates.
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March 7, 1998 | From Religion News Service
In an early scene in Robert Duvall's "The Apostle," a song called "I Will Not Go Quietly" plays briefly on a truck radio. In less than 30 seconds, the sounds of the song sung by Steven Curtis Chapman drift away. Likewise, at the end of the recent film "Hard Rain," a song fittingly called "Flood" by the Christian alternative rock group Jars of Clay plays as Christian Slater says his final lines and the credits start to roll.
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June 4, 1995 | Chris Willman, Chris Willman is a regular contributor to Calendar
When Steven Curtis Chapman first started rising through the ranks of the contemporary Christian music scene about seven years ago, there was a minor identity problem to overcome. "There definitely have been people asking me what it's like being married to Amy Grant," he says with a laugh, referring to occasional confusion with Grant's husband, Gary Chapman, an established recording artist in his own right. "My wife hasn't appreciated that too much."
NEWS
December 8, 2005
Steven Curtis Chapman is tapped into two seasonal celebrations. The multiple-Grammy- winning Christian pop pioneer is joined by the band MercyMe in a holiday-themed concert Saturday at the Forum in Inglewood that also finds some time for a few of the artists' hits. He's also aboard the "Narnia" express that gets rolling this week, having contributed the song "Remembering You" to an album of Christian music inspired by "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe."
ENTERTAINMENT
April 6, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Steven Curtis Chapman, who has been making records for just three years after giving up his ambition to become a doctor, has been voted gospel music's artist of the year and top male vocalist. He won the two top honors and three others Thursday night at the Gospel Music Assn.'s 21st annual Dove Awards presentations. "My prayer and desire is to represent Christian music to honor my peers and the one to whom we all sing: our Lord, Jesus Christ," he said after the show.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1998 | From Religion News Service
In an early scene in Robert Duvall's "The Apostle," a song called "I Will Not Go Quietly" plays briefly on a truck radio. In less than 30 seconds, the sounds of the song sung by Steven Curtis Chapman drift away. Likewise, at the end of the recent film "Hard Rain," a song fittingly called "Flood" by the Christian alternative rock group Jars of Clay plays as Christian Slater says his final lines and the credits start to roll.
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April 3, 1993 | SUSAN KING, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Sings Like a Dove: Steven Curtis Chapman was the big winner Thursday evening at the Gospel Music Assn.'s Dove Awards. Chapman won artist of the year as well as five other honors, including songwriter and contemporary album of the year for "Great Adventure." Michael English was chosen top male vocalist and Twila Paris won best female vocalist, succeeding Sandi Patti, who had received the honor 11 straight times. Winners were chosen by 3,000 members of the Gospel Assn.
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April 11, 1990 | GREG BRAXTON, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Gospel Music Honors: Relative newcomer Steven Curtis Chapman, 27, walked away with five statuettes at the 21st annual Dove Awards, held to honor the best in fields of Christian music ranging from Southern gospel to heavy metal. Other multiple winners included black-gospel best-sellers BeBe and CeCe Winans with four Doves, and Patti and rocker Russ Taff with two apiece.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 15, 1997 | JOHN ROOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Believers rejoice. Contemporary Christian music is one of the fastest growing forms of popular music. Led by established performers such as Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith and Steven Curtis Chapman, plus newcomers DC Talk, Audio Adrenaline and Jars of Clay, the genre is growing in commercial popularity by nearly 20% a year, according to industry estimates.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 4, 1995 | Chris Willman, Chris Willman is a regular contributor to Calendar
When Steven Curtis Chapman first started rising through the ranks of the contemporary Christian music scene about seven years ago, there was a minor identity problem to overcome. "There definitely have been people asking me what it's like being married to Amy Grant," he says with a laugh, referring to occasional confusion with Grant's husband, Gary Chapman, an established recording artist in his own right. "My wife hasn't appreciated that too much."
ENTERTAINMENT
October 15, 1994 | STEVE APPLEFORD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Bars were closed at the Universal Amphitheater last Saturday night. And security was virtually nonexistent, unnecessary. Which isn't to say the Christian pop concert there by Steven Curtis Chapman was a sleepy night out. The singer-songwriter never stopped moving. Chapman--who sings at UC Irvine tonight--is at the pinnacle of Christian pop with a smooth folk-pop sound somewhere between Michael McDonald's and Bruce Hornsby's.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 6, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Steven Curtis Chapman, who has been making records for just three years after giving up his ambition to become a doctor, has been voted gospel music's artist of the year and top male vocalist. He won the two top honors and three others Thursday night at the Gospel Music Assn.'s 21st annual Dove Awards presentations. "My prayer and desire is to represent Christian music to honor my peers and the one to whom we all sing: our Lord, Jesus Christ," he said after the show.
BUSINESS
September 30, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
EMI to Buy Christian Music Company: EMI Music has agreed to acquire Nashville-based Sparrow Corp., the world's largest independent Christian music company, for an undisclosed price. Sparrow had sales of more than $30 million in the fiscal year ending June 30. Its recording acts include Steven Curtis Chapman, BeBe & CeCe Winans and Debby Boone. New York-based EMI is one of the world's biggest music companies, with annual sales of more than $2 billion.
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May 23, 2008 | From the Associated Press
The 5-year-old daughter of Grammy-winning Christian music star Steven Curtis Chapman was struck and killed by a sport utility vehicle driven by her brother, authorities said. The girl, Maria Sue, was hit in the driveway of the family's home south of Nashville Wednesday afternoon by a Toyota Land Cruiser driven by her teenage brother, said Laura McPherson, a spokeswoman for the Tennessee Highway Patrol. The brother apparently did not see the girl, McPherson said. No charges are expected.
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