‘The Cross and the Light’: Christian musical changes lives one church at a time

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Published: Friday, May 01, 2015 By Gary Graff Digital First Media Click to enlarge Seventeen years ago, Kelly Nieto found God. And Christianity. And a purpose in life that led to her musical, “The Cross and the Light,” which visits St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church on May 7 to 9. The former Miss Michigan, Miss America runner-up and professional entertainer …

Changed by Stations of the Cross?

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Detroit Archdiocese teams with The Cross and the Light musicians to evangelize through the retelling of Jesus’ passion, death and resurrection in song. BY KATHY SCHIFFER 03/31/2015 “Our goal is to baptize the imagination,” said Kelly Nieto, creator and executive producer of The Cross and the Light. “Imagine singers performing by candlelight, and then, as the Holy Spirit descends at …

Dramatic Performance Produced by Former Miss Michigan to be Featured at Catholic Youth Event

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 10, 2015 SAGINAW – “The Cross and the Light Concert Experience” will be performed at the upcoming MYE Faith youth event on Aug. 8, 2015 at Saginaw Valley State University. “The Cross and the Light Concert Experience” is a musical performance about Jesus produced by former Miss Michigan and Miss America Runner-up, Kelly Nieto. “The Cross and the Light” …

A Passion Play for our Times

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REVIEW April 11, 2014 John Quinn Beginning in the 17th century, the town of Oberammergau, Bavaria has presented a play based on the Passion of Jesus of Nazareth, as recounted in the New Testament. It’s an endeavor of epic proportions, with a cast of hundreds. It will next be performed in 2020. Other than its big scope and common subject matter, …

The Passion Is Everywhere In “The Cross And The Light”

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EncoreMichigan.com | April, 2015 Review by David Kiley When one is working with the Gospels of the New Testament, it is an easy choice to stick close to the source material. After all, it is the “greatest story ever told.” “The Cross and the Light” Concert Experience, a scaled-down version of the familiar big musical that has performed previously in …