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11.29.21New Single: '83 & '84, Complete Library Deal
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11.20.21How to Donate Online or by Mail
11.20.21How to Donate & How to Get Multiple MP3s
11.20.21Wyoming Fan Lists Her ApX Top 10
11.20.21Prayer Update on Bill Turner
11.19.21Influential Albums: 554-560
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11.13.21New CD BOGO Extended by Request
11.13.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 19th Single
11.08.21New Single ('80 & '84)
11.06.21We Changed Two Songs on Our Last Two Singles
11.06.21Serious Prayer Update: Bill Turner
11.05.21Influential Albums: 540-546
11.03.21This Week's News Bulletin
10.30.21Happy Prayer Request Update: Bill Turner
10.30.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 18th Single
10.30.21Influential Albums: 533-539
10.25.21New Single: '86 & '89
10.22.21Four Members Celebrate ApX Anniversaries
10.22.21Sad Prayer Request Update: Angela Walker
10.22.21Influential Albums: 526-532
10.21.21Clues for 2021 Single #18
10.16.21Prayer Request Updates: Angela Walker & Bill Turner
10.15.21Another Rieger Daughter Becomes a Bride
10.15.21Influential Albums: 519-525
10.14.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 17th Single
10.13.21New Single: '85 & '86
10.09.21Updated on Three Prayer Requests from Last Week
10.08.21Influential Albums: 512-518
10.08.21What's on the Never, but Then Again Before CD?
10.04.21This Week's News Bulletin
10.03.21Important Prayer Requests from Three Fans
10.03.21Influential Albums: 505-511
10.02.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 16th Single
09.30.21More Info on the Upcoming ApologetiX CD
09.28.21New Single: 80's Solo Superstars
09.25.21Next CD Coming Next Month
09.25.21Influential Albums: 498-504
09.25.21New USB Flash Drives Include New CD & Single
09.20.21Couple Will Match All Donations Thru Thursday
09.17.21Urgent Prayer Request for Bill Turner
09.17.21From a Native American ApX Fan in Montana
09.17.21Influential Albums: 491-497
09.17.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 15th Single
09.15.21New Single: 80's One-Hit Wonders (Almost)
09.12.21Clues for 2021 Single #15
09.12.21Influential Albums: 484-490
09.07.21This Week's News Bulletin
09.04.21Super Sentiments from 16 States & Saskatchewan
09.04.21Another Praise Report from Darnell Cline
09.04.21No Single This Wkd: Here's Why & What's in the Works
09.04.21Influential Albums: 477-483
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08.27.21Influential Albums: 470-476
08.24.21New Single: 2 from 1986
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08.22.21Big Bunch o' Books: What J.'s Been Reading Lately
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08.16.21This Week's News Bulletin
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08.14.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 13th Single
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08.07.21New CD in Stock: Buy 1, Get 1 of 33 CDs Free
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07.30.21More Prayer Needed for Darnell Cline
07.30.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 12th Single
07.30.21Influential Albums: 442-448
07.27.21New Single: More Mid-80's Music
07.25.21Influential Albums: 435-441
07.25.21What's on the Get Rich Quick CD?
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07.17.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 11th Single
07.16.21Father of the Bride (and Father of the Bride 2)
07.16.21More Info on the Upcoming ApologetiX CD
07.16.21Influential Albums: 428-434
07.12.21New 80's Single: #1 Hit and a One-Hit Wonder
07.10.21Darnell Cline: Encouragement from Other ApX Fans
07.10.21Update on Last Week's Appeal Letter
07.10.21Get Ready for Our 62nd CD
07.10.21Remembering ApX Fan Steve Fagan
07.10.21Influential Albums: 421-427
07.08.21Clues for 2021 Single #11
07.05.21This Week's News Bulletin
07.02.21Darnell Cline: Continued Improvement, Long Way to Go
07.02.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 10th Single
07.01.21Influential Albums: 414-420

Last Weekend in Lexington and at LiFest
Sun., Jul. 10. 2005 4:29pm EDT

Thanks to everyone who came to see us this past weekend in Lexington KY and at LiFest in Oshkosh WI. We hope to make it back to Kentucky again soon. We'll be back in Wisconsin this coming Sunday, at Paperfest in Kimberly WI.

ApologetiX superfans Beth and Larry Davis took the opportunity Friday to add Kentucky to the long list of states where they've seen us in concert, but our old pal Jon Eklof was also on hand, which means he has now seen us in a record 11 states! That's a distinction he shares with fellow superfans Chris and Alex Christopherson, who set the record in Iowa three weeks ago. And there are plenty of others who aren't that far behind.

Special thanks to Dave, Matt and Micah at the church in Lexington. Dave coordinated the concert, Matt coordinated the sound, and Micah carved our logo into a huge wooden overlay over a light box at the foot of the stage, so we performed atop a stage with our name in lights. Thanks also to Sandy, Colleen and Tiffany, who ran our CD table. There were two bands on the bill Friday, and Colleen got baptized in between their concerts! The venue was a Baptist church, so she picked the perfect spot.

The opening band at Friday's concert, Redefined, have a tight "jazzy pop" sound and are really great musicians. The group before us on the main stage at LiFest Saturday was the legendary Lost and Found, an extremely talented guitar/keyboard duo with a unique vocal blend and funny, poignant lyrics delivered in a deadpan style. We've met them before at other events we've played together, and they have great hearts.

Special thanks to Sherry and her daughter Princess Heather, who worked our CD table all day long at LiFest with help from our old pals Bob Flaherty and Eric "DJ Smoothie" Gladson.

One of the many people we met at LiFest was a man visiting from Mexico who'd never heard of ApologetiX before. He enjoyed our concert so much that he called his brother on the cell phone in the middle of it just to let him listen. "So your music is going to spread to Mexico now," he told us.

We also got to meet a grade-school fan named Nick who passed out from the heat while waiting for our concert to start! His mother, Brenda, and brother, A.J., asked if we could come to visit him in the medical area, where he was recovering. Although Nick was pleased to see us, his family said he was acting uncharacteristically mellow. We talked to Nick for a while, got our picture taken with him, and told him to come to the table later so we could give him a CD. When they came to table later, we discovered that Nick had no memory of our visit, so it was a good thing we took a photo. But the good news is he had fully recovered.

At the dinner tent for artists, our lead guitarist/producer Karl Messner got to talk with one of the pioneers of Christian contemporary music, Don Francisco, best known for his classic song, "He's Alive." A great storytelling songwriter, Don's lyrical style was a huge influence on our lead singer/ lyricist J. Jackson. "We write many parodies that tell Bible stories from a first-person perspective," says J., "and a big part of the inspiration for that was Don Francisco." Don has his own website; if you'd like to find out more, go to http://donfrancisco.com