Out & About – December 15, 2015

1: Throughout the holiday season, Andrew Greer Presents An Angel Band Christmas is slated to air on multiple networks, including Parables TV, Cornerstone TeleVision Network and CTN affiliates. And for those unable to catch its broadcast, there’s always the DVD and digital album of the same name from LightWorx Entertainment/Lucid Artist, also featuring the Dove Award-nominated singer/songwriter and his famous friends. Pictured from left to right: Point of Grace’s Denise Jones, Shelley Breen and Leigh Cappillino; Greer; Cindy Morgan; Jaci Velasquez and Nic Gonzales (photo: Steve Kohl).

2: Dove Award-winning Difference Media group Canton Junction just finished the Every Hallelujah Tour, performing before enthusiastic audiences around the Southeast. Pictured from left to right at the Evangel Temple Assembly of God in Jacksonville, FL are Matthew Hagee, Casey Rivers, Ryan Seaton and Tim Duncan.

3: Fireflight’s Dawn Michele visited the Ashby House with her son, Johnny, while in Salina, KS on the Small Town America Tour. The Ashby House helps women recover from addiction, provides safety for impoverished families, and many other services worth supporting. Check them out at ashbyhouse.org.

4: Prior to hitting the road again to support her fourth studio recording Everything I Need, Artist Garden Entertainment artist Holly Starr tied the knot with former band mate Chris Rumbles near her hometown in Washington.

5: Vocal powerhouse Natalie Grant launches the debut of this season’s “Sam’s Place—Music For The Spirit” with Steven Curtis Chapman at the Ryman Auditorium where the pair performed his classic hit “His Strength Is Perfect.” (Photo credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

6: Spiritually-leaning progressive rockers Trans-Siberian Orchestra are hitting the road once again this winter, performing all the tunes from The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve, plus selections from the brand new studio album Letters From The Labyrinth (Lava Records/Republic Records). (Photo credit: Jason McEachern)

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Andy Argyrakis
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Andy Argyrakis is a Chicago-based entertainment writer/photographer who appears in the Chicago Tribune, Illinois Entertainer, Daily Journal, Concert Livewire, Hear/Say Magazine and Image Chicago (to name a few). Additional photo credits include Fuse TV, Live Nation, Nikon, Pollstar, Celebrity Access, Paste Magazine, MTV.com and Vibe.com. He’s also the author/narrator of "Access Matthews" (an audio CD tracing the career of Dave Matthews Band) and spends considerable time on tour, including outings with Arlo Guthrie, The Guess Who, Madina Lake (on Linkin Park’s Projekt Revolution) and Gospel Music Channel’s "Gospel Dream" (where he served as season one judge).