Tuesday, March 22, 2011
March 22 at 7 pm, Guild Hall, 1 East 29th St., NYC
Presented by the Episcopal Actor's Guild and NJ Rep: Release Point, a new drama by Gino Dilorio.
From the Guild's Matt Roberson: The play is the story of Mike, a convicted pedophile who has just been released from prison. Mike lives in the garage of a motel on the outskirts of town, piecing together a living and doing odd jobs. He has few illusions about his chances on the outside and is holding on the best he can.
To RSVP call 212-685-2927 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a $10 suggested donation. A reception follows.
Friday, March 11, 2011
Mallonee is a nationally recognized favorite and has been praised by Billboard, Rolling Stone, USA Today, and countless others. Mallonee was the songwriter and lead for beloved indie Americana Rock band Vigilantes of Love and has played with REM, Sufjan Stevens, Emmylou Harris, Edwin McCain, Dwight Yokum, and the list goes on.
This show will be recorded by Flat World Productions and later broadcast on WCWP radio. The show taping is open to the public. The event will be emceed by Chris MacIntosh (a.k.a. Grandfather Rock) of WCWP Radio. Doors open at 7:30 pm., and showtime is at 8 pm. While the concert is free, The Stoop will be accepting suggested donations of $12. Receive a free gift with the full suggested cover. All drinks and concessions are inexpensively priced under $4.
The Stoop venue and concert series is presented by Music Forum of Church For All Nations, Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. Music Forum of Church for All Nations is sponsoring the series and providing the landmark venue as a contribution to the cultural and spiritual life of Hell's Kitchen at 417 West 57th St.. NYC between 9th and 10th avenues.
Admission: Free; Suggested Donation $12. Receive a free tote bag with full suggested cover.
For more information call 212-333-5583 or visit http://www.thestoopny.com/.
Socrates in the City (SITC) will attend a second performance of the Off-Broadway show Freud's Last Session Sunday, April 3 at 7 pm. Immediately after the play, host Eric Metaxas will moderate a special Q&A "talkback" with the play's writer, Mark St. Germain, and the two actors who play Freud and Lewis (Mark H. Dold and Martin Rayner).
A ticket price of $65 covers a wine-and hors d'oeuvres reception at 6:15, the play at 7 and the talkback. Only 100 tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
SITC is somewhat responsible for this play's existence, Metaxas explains:
Click here for more information and to register.
For a review of the show, click here.
The courses meet for five sessions, either morning or afternoon, except for the Icon Writing Workshop, which meets all day with a break for lunch.
The Institute offers five courses: Renewing Congregational Song and Musical Skills and Vocal Development for Parish Ministry, both taught by Patrick Evans; Bach's Passions—Musical Language and Religious Contexts taught by Markus Rathey; Composition for Church Musicians taught by Dan Locklair; and Icon Writing Workshop taught by Vladislav Andrejev.
The courses are offered as part of Summer Term at Sterling Divinity Quadrangle. For more courses, complete descriptions and information, and registration, see http://sdqsummerterm.sites.yale.edu/.
Focusing on the history, cultural significance, and personal experience of the bible in everyday life, the campaign connects and its impact on literacy, encouraging people to put God's Word in action to offer hope and inspiration to others. The http://www.kjv400celebration.com/ website serves as the hub for all things KJV400, with a rich array of resources, including KJV/NKJV Verse of the Day widget providing daily scripture verses; daily podcasts in partnership with The History Channel Magazine; historical Bible facts; videos;event listings; and church and ministry resources.
Tuesday, March 15
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
237 West 42 St.. NYC (Between Broadway and 8th Avenue)
Tickets available at Ticketmaster or Goldstar . For a review of a past show, visit http://christianperformers.blogspot.com/2009/08/review-broadway-underground.html
Learn more at http://www.broadwayunderground.org/.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
This is a video with some of the latest books out from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishers. You can read our reviews of the books below by clicking on them:
"Primal" by Mark Batterson
"Hear No Evil" by Matthew Paul Turner
"If God is Good" by Randy Alcorn
"You Were Born for This" by Bruce Wilkinson
The Prodigal God by Tim Keller
"Sun Stand Still" by Steven Furtick -- coming soon!
March 5 - Filmmakers
March 7 - Dance Industry
March 10 - Writers
March 11 - Fashion Industry
March 21 - Actors
March 30 - Arts Leaders
The next Interarts Fellowship will be April 15 on "Artist as Cultivator."
In addition to being a member of EAG, KT is one of the country's premiere cabaret performers, with credits that include The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Spoleto Festival, and Prairie Home Companion. She is joined on piano by Jon Weber.
This evening, which is a benefit for the Guild's charitable programs, will also feature a dessert and champagne reception, as well as a 50/50 drawing.
TICKETS: $30 in advance, $35 at the door (100% is a tax deductible contribution). Tickets may be ordered by calling 212-685-2927.
Song of Solomon is an epic musical romance, in the tradition of Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, and Phantom of the Opera. It's our pleasure to invite you to the world-premiere concert showcase reading of Act I:
When: Sunday, March 13 at 7 pm
Monday, March 14 at 2 pm
Tuesday, March 15 at 11 am
Where: The Players Theater
115 MacDougal St. (West 3rd Street at MacDougal Street), New York.
Admission is free, but seating is limited. Tickets will go fast, so please sign up in advance online at: www.solomonthemusical.com, where you can also read a synopsis, hear sound clips, and check out the bios of the cast and creative team.
The Blind Side
Read Matt Mungle's review of the movie at http://www.buddyhollywood.com/.
Lauren Yarger, Bio
Yarger trained for three years in the Broadway League’s Producer Development Program, completed the Commercial Theater Institute's Producing Three-Day Training and produced a one-woman musical about Mary Magdalene that toured nationally and closed with an off-Broadway run.
In 2008 she was a Fellow at the National Critics Institute at the O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT. She writes reviews of Broadway and off-Broadway theater with a Christian perspective for Reflections in the Light (http://reflectionsinthelight.blogspot.com/) and is editor of The Connecticut Arts Connection. She also is a contributing editor for BroadwayWorld.com
She also reviews books for Publisher's Weekly and is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. She formerly was Connecticut theater editor for CurtainUp, a national theater web site bsed in New York and a reviewer for American Theater Web.
She also served as Executive Director of Masterwork Productions, Inc. and worked in arts management for the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford and the Hartford Symphony Orchestra.
She is a freelance writer and member of the Drama Desk, The Outer Critics Circle, The American Theater Critics Association, The League of Professional Theatre Women and The CT Critics Circle.
A former newspaper editor and graduate of the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism, Yarger lives with her husband in West Granby, CT and has two adult children.
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- Jerry Jenkins on filmaking
- Rich Swingle
- Hollywood, Jesus and Me
- Diary of an Arts Pastor