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All You Need is Love?

All You Need is Love?

In Roman mythology Cupid usually appeared as a winged infant carrying a bow and a quiver of arrows. Cupid’s arrows would induce wounds of inspired love or passion in all of his victims. Cupid is frequently invoked as a fickle, playful, and deviant (perverse) individual. Cupid sounds much like a child of the sixties.

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Sharing The Gospel With ‘Rock Stars’

Sharing The Gospel With ‘Rock Stars’

Elvis Presley is one of the original rock ‘n’ roll stars. He made millions in show business. While being interviewed on the air, he was asked, “Mr. Presley, how do you account for the happy, joyous expression you always seem to have on your face?” Elvis answered, “Because I have to in order to make a living. Inside I’m as lonely as hell.”

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Rory Hoffman Plays Into the SD Country Music Hall of Fame

Rory Hoffman Plays Into the SD Country Music Hall of Fame

My brother-in-law Rory Hoffman, the talented Nashville musician who plays dozens of instruments and is a multiple-ICMA Award winner, is back in his native South Dakota and played at the Deadwood Mountain Grand last night with the old family band. Tomorrow he gets inducted into the South Dakota Country Music Hall of Fame.

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The Aim and Final End of All Music

The Aim and Final End of All Music

Johann Sebastian Bach was born MARCH 21, 1685. Considered the “master of masters,” Johann Sebastian Bach’s works include: Passion According to St. Matthew; Jesus, Meine Freude (Jesus, My Joy!); and Easter Oratorio. Johann Sebastian Bach stated:  “The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul. If heed is not paid to this, it is not true music but a diabolical bawling and twanging.”

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Rory’s Story on KOTA

Rory’s Story on KOTA

About a month ago I talked about my wife Konnie’s new book about her musical genius brother; the book is called “Rory’s Story” and it’s now been officially released. Konnie was interviewed yesterday by Eric Gardner at local ABC affiliate KOTA, and the segment aired this morning.

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Rory’s Story Coming Soon

Rory’s Story Coming Soon

My wife, the beautiful and illustrious Konnie Ellis, has written a book that will be officially released on Jan. 24, but is available at Amazon.com and other locations including the publisher Tate’s website for pre-order already. The book is called “Rory’s Story” and it’s about her brother Rory who is a musical dynamo. He’s been playing the guitar since before he was old enough to get hand around the neck, and today can play more than a dozen instruments. As if this wasn’t amazing enough, when you consider that he’s been blind since birth, his story is even more astounding.

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