“...More than 30,000 people are expected to enter the gates and see about 100 performances — including musicians, speakers and comedians — on multiple stages throughout the festival, which runs from Thursday through Saturday...
Headliners for this week's event include Jeremy Camp, Third Day and Newsboys — the Grammy award-nominated Christian pop-rock band set to release its new album, "Born Again," on July 13.
"It's a great record with some killer songs on it," Robberson said.
Spirit West Coast is to today's Christian music, organizers have said, as Woodstock was to 1969's rock 'n' roll scene.
But along with more familiar artists, Robberson said Monday, the event has invited more musicians emerging in the Christian music genre, including Visalia-based Vira Avenue and Driven Cure.
"We continue to have top-level artists," he said, "but we wanted to do a lot more with up-and-coming artists."...”
“Police Chief Jay Varney announced today that Chowchilla Police officers Phil Cheatham and Heath Middleton will be leaving the Chowchilla Police Department in April 2010 and trading in their badges and guns to serve in a different capacity. Officers Cheatham and Middleton will be devoting themselves full time to their Christian band Driven Cure...
Officer Cheatham and Middleton have enjoyed their time spent as police officers in the City of Chowchilla. Officer Cheatham will be leaving his assigned duty at Chowchilla High School as the Campus Resource Officer where he has served at for the last 7 years. Officer Middleton has worked with CPD for the past 4 years and was assigned as a Field Training Officer and Defensive Tactics Instructor.
Officers Cheatham and Middleton wish to thank the City of Chowchilla and all the community for supporting them during their police careers and for allowing them to serve the community. You can follow Driven Cure at www.drivencure.com.”
— Chowchilla News