Hawk Nelson lead singer leaves band

After nearly a decade with Hawk Nelson, frontman and founding member Jason Dunn will depart the group on May 15. Dunn plans to release his first solo project under the name Lights Go Down later this year.

Dunn spent the last few months recording the album, tentatively titled Abandon Progress, information about the album’s release date and label and distribution plans are forthcoming.

“I will miss playing music on stage with my friends, but really looking forward to the future with Lights Go Down,” says Dunn. “I wish Hawk Nelson the very best with their future endeavors.”

NEW ALBUM – TobyMac released his new remix project, Dubbed & Freq’d” today.

The album featured remixes of songs from his “Portable Sounds” and “Tonight” albums.

LOOKING FOR CONCERTS – Stryper lead singer Michael Sweet is booking churches for his solo acoustic show.

He shared a YouTube video to pass along to church officials. Contact information is at the end of the video.

SHAKESPEARE COMING TO MALONE – The Malone University College of Theology, Arts, and Sciences – Theatre will stage William Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor” March 27-31 at 7 p.m. – with an additional matinee March 30 at 10 a.m. – in the Performing Arts Hall of Founders Hall. Tickets are $8 for all performances, and $3 for Malone University students with an ID. Call the theatre box office at 330.471.8202.

A study guide for educators, currently being developed by the Malone University World Drama class, will be made available for the matinee performance.

ASHLAND TO HOST FARMERS MARKET – A Farmers’ market and information fair will be held on March 27 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center Auditorium and surrounding areas. The film “Good Food” also will be presented twice during this event at start times of 7:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. This program is sponsored by the Ashland Center for Nonviolence at Ashland University and is free and open to the public.

Here are several upcoming concerts.

VeggieTales Live! God Made You Special – April 14, Greenford Christian Church, Greenford, Tickets

Bob Smiley – April 15, First Christian Church, Canton, Tickets

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Tuesday’s View From The Pugh column features national pop culture notes with a focus on faith items. E-mail
viewfromthepugh@yahoo.com to submit an item for consideration for a future column).


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