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01.20.22In Memoriam: Rick Servocky
01.19.22New Single: Late 70's & Early 90's
01.18.22Get Multiple Downloads for One Donation
01.18.22How to Donate & How to Get Multiple MP3s
01.15.22New CD BOGO Ends Sunday Night
01.15.22Bible-Reading Update: Nahum 1-Matthew 12
01.15.22Influential Albums: 610-616
01.15.22Clues for 2022 Single #1
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01.15.22This Week's ApX Radio Show
01.15.22How to Donate Online or by Mail
01.15.22Another ApX Top 10 from Fort Wayne IN
01.15.22Prayer Request Updates on Three Friends
01.10.22This Week's News Bulletin
01.07.22No New Single Till Next Weekend
01.07.22Influential Albums: 603-609
01.07.22Another ApX Top 10 from Athens GA
01.07.22Another ApX Daughter in the Studio
01.04.22This Week's News Bulletin
12.31.21Influential Albums: 596-602
12.31.21Good News for Bill Turner
12.31.21Update on Richard Sadowski
12.30.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 22nd Single
12.29.21New Single Is Great and Fabulous
12.27.21Get Over 1440 Tracks for $100 This Week
12.25.21How to Get Multiple Singles or Our Complete Library
12.25.21New York Fan Lists His ApX Top 10
12.25.21What's on the Apolog80s: Back from the Future CD?
12.25.21What's on the Apolog80s: Back from the Future CD?
12.25.21Clues for 2021 Single #22
12.24.21Influential Albums: 589-595
12.19.21This Week's News Bulletin
12.18.21Serious Prayer Request for the Jennings Family
12.18.21Influential Albums: 582-588
12.18.21Gettysburg Fan Lists His ApX Top 10
12.18.21The Next ApX CD: What's It Called, When's It Coming?
12.18.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 21st Single
12.13.21New Single: The 70's Are Back at Last
12.11.21Influential Albums: 575-581
12.11.21Two ApologetiX Members Release New Christmas Song
12.11.21More Memories of CVB from His Wife
12.10.21In Memoriam: Chris VonBartheld
12.09.21More Goodies from Micah: Everybody Loves Cookies
12.04.21Good News Prayer Update for ApX Fan Bill Turner
12.04.21New Single: '83 & '84
12.04.21CVB of ApX Needs Much Prayer
12.04.21Go Christmas Shopping with an ApologetX Alumnus
12.03.21Influential Albums: 568-574
12.03.21Improvements Made on Another Recent Single
12.03.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our 20h Single
11.27.21Christmas Playlist: A Month's Worth of Parodies
11.27.21Influential Albums: 561-567
11.27.21Kansas Fan Lists Her ApX Top 10
11.27.21How to Help the Studio Where We Record (It's Free)
11.27.21New USBs Include New CD and Latest Single
11.23.21This Week's News Bulletin
11.20.21How to Get the New ApX Digital Interactive Songbook
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
11.16.21This Week's News Bulletin
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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)
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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
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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

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