Thursday, October 15, 2009

Garth Brooks comes out of retirement with deal to play Steve Wynn's Las Vegas casino

"The e-mail from Garth Brooks was so special, Steve Wynn printed it out and framed it.

The note from the country superstar, in retirement for nearly a decade, asked the owner of the Wynn Las Vegas resort if he could test out the relatively intimate Encore theater — just him and his guitar. What's more, Wynn was asked to invite a handful of his closest friends for the private show."

For more on Brooks' decision, click here.

Sofa Mart and Furniture Row Outlet Raise Over $231,000 To Aid World Vision’s Mexico City Street Children Program

"National furniture retailer Sofa Mart and Furniture Row Outlet, specialty stores of Furniture Row Companies, have donated over $231,000 to aid the estimated two million street children in Mexico City.

The charity campaign titled, 'Hope Is Always In Style,' allocated $20 for every sofa sold from 8/19/09 through 9/23/09. Those proceeds will benefit World Vision’s 'NiƱos de la Calle' (street children) program which assists in the wide spread problem of homeless children in Mexico City."

Click here for more on the program.

'Twitter Bible' Converts Scripture into Mini Messages

A new so-called “Twitter Bible,” which summarizes the over 31,000-verse Bible into nearly 4,000 short-form tweets, is being released at the Frankfurt Book Fair this week.

Formally named And God Decided to Chill, the German language book is the compilation of tweets by more than 3,000 German Christians who participated in the church project earlier this year.

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