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2008-08-29 00:00:28

By Daveen Rae Kurutz The stage is fit for a rock star, with bright lights and the opening strains of The Rolling Stones' "Paint it Black" pounding from the speakers. But it isn't Mick Jagger taking the stage. Instead, teens and tweens emulate the classic rock icon -- no talent required -- at summer church festivals through The Rock Star Challenge. Based on the hit video game "Guitar Hero III," the competition is designed to attract teens -- often a difficult draw for church events. And...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'