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1. Wilhelm, Eden - Household Tales
(Past Music Reviews)
... o us all songwriter. Available everywhere. [Links to Amazon and Spotify] Larry Stephan UTR Media  ...
Created on 27 October 2019
2. A Champion Heart
(Past Movie Reviews)
... David de Vos and Stephanie de Vos Composer: Will Musser Cinematographer: Ian Robertson DeVos Entertainment/Monarch Rated G Running Length: 90 Minutes Novelization by Tiffany North  Faith films can come ...
Created on 15 October 2019
3. Rhythm Future Quartet at Joe's Pub, NYC
(Past Concert Reviews)
... Maybe it was more a case of the spirits of Django and Stephane inhabiting the members of the Rhythm Future Quartet who, to slightly misquote the Apostle Paul, seem to play as if they have ‘been born at ...
Created on 10 May 2019
4. If Beale Street Could Talk
(Past Movie Reviews)
A Test Of Love If Beale Street Could Talk Stars: Kiki Layne, Stephan James, Regina King, Colman Domingo, Ed Skrein, Emily Rice, Michael Beach and Aunjanue Ellis Director/Scriptwriter: Barry Jenkins ...
Created on 22 January 2019
5. Rhythm Future Quartet and Friends
(Past Music Reviews)
... – guitar legend Django Reinhardt and violin master Stephane Grappelli, specifically. Right from the opening track, “Jaytude No. 1 in Em,” the group exuberantly explodes into full swing mode as if they ...
Created on 28 December 2018
6. Shirley, Visions of Reality (Blu-Ray + DVD)
(Past Movie Reviews)
... a sequence of thirteen tableaux; points that trace the life of fictional, inrtrospective actress Shirley (Stephanie Cumming) and sometimes her photo-journalist husband Steve (Christoph Bach) from the early ...
Created on 22 May 2018
7. Jason Anick and Jason Yeager at The Blue Note in NYC
(Past Concert Reviews)
... of Buenos Aires and featuring our first taste of Anick on mandolin. Anick, well-known as an astounding violinist in the Stephane Grappelli mold, was equally amazing on mandolin, playing the instrument ...
Created on 30 May 2017
8. Rhythm Future Quartet - Travels
(Past Music Reviews)
... imitating the sound of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli’s Hot Club of France - that assumption would be a mistake. In fact, that would be as wrong as comparing an art student’s copy of a Monet painting ...
Created on 17 January 2017
9. Jackie
(Past Movie Reviews)
... Scriptwriter: Noah Oppenheim Composer: Mica Levi  check on for review of “Jackie” soundtrack Cinematographer: Stephane Fontain Fox Searchlight Pictures Rating: R for assassination reenactment ...
Created on 31 December 2016
10. Hendricksen, Dennis - Dreams & Visions
(Past Music Reviews)
... melodically against pulsing tribal beats, sounds of distant thunder and rain precede searing violin passages that live somewhere between the gypsy jazz of Stephane Grappelli and the low-down groove of ...
Created on 01 September 2016
11. John Jorgenson Quintet - Live at The Cutting Room in NYC
(Past Concert Reviews)
... heavily on the sounds of guitar legend Django Reinhardt and jazz violin master Stephane Grappelli (each contributed essential elements of the Quintet of The Hot Club of France sound), Jorgenson’s group ...
Created on 27 July 2016
12. Evanovich, Janet and Phoef Sutton - Curious Minds
(Past Book Reviews)
A new series from Janet Evanovich. Will they have a winner? Curious Minds Authors: Evanovich, Janet and Phoef Sutton Publisher: Random House LLC 336 Pages Janet Evanovich, author of the Stephanie ...
Created on 03 July 2016
13. Race
(Past Movie Reviews)
... Owens was an Olympic runner/high jum per who broke records in the 1936 Olympics held in Germany. Adolph Hitler and his Aryan Race were the hosts. Jesse Owens (played by Stephan James) was a black man ...
Created on 19 February 2016
14. Best Faith Inspired Albums of 2015
(Past Features)
...   Larry Stephan - January 2016 (comments/suggestions/whatever welcome at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Dave Trout of Under the Radar contributed to this article. Under the Radar is a weekly radio show/podcast ...
Created on 29 January 2016
15. Best Music of 2015 - First Half!
(Past Features)
...    Larry Stephan Riki Michele - Push Indie veteran Riki Michele thankfully returns with her lovely and distinctive vocals paired with a sound that will be a balm to your soul. Exquisitely produce ...
Created on 30 June 2015
16. Little Boy (Asner)
(Past Movie Reviews)
... Verastegul and Winston James Francis Director: Alejandro Gomez Monteverde Scriptwriters: Alejandro Gomez Monteverde and Pepe Portillo Composers: Stephan Altman and Mark Foster Open Road Films Rating: PG ...
Created on 28 April 2015
17. Killing Jesus
(Past Movie Reviews)
... Antipas), Abhin Galeya (John the Baptist), Alexis Rodney (Simon/Peter), Joe Doyle (Judas), Chris Ryman (Malchus), Klara Issova (Mary Magdalene), Yousef Sweid (Joseph), July Namir (Young Mary), Stephanie ...
Created on 26 March 2015
18. McManus, Tony - Mysterious Boundaries
(Past Music Reviews)
Beautiful and timeless music that originated from a challenge.     Label: Alliance Time: 46:20 Tracks: 10 Musical ideas originate in all ways. Tony McManus relates how he was challenged ...
Created on 10 January 2015
19. January 2015 Press Release
(Past Press Releases)
... s of 2014 by Bert Saraco, Brian Smith, Shari Lloyd, Larry Stephan A Look Back At 2014 by Chris "Grandfather Rock" McIntosh The Best and Worst Movies of 2014 by Marie Asner The Crossing Movies Burning Emb ...
Created on 08 January 2015
20. Our Writers' Top Albums of 2014
(Past Features)
... stroll and get ready to use your gift cards. Bert Saraco Brian Smith Shari Lloyd Larry Stephan Bert Saraco       Dave Bainbridge - Celestial Fire: just different enough from Iona to ...
Created on 02 January 2015
21. Under the Radar Restarts!
(Past Features)
The show that features gourmet music from a wide range of artists is continuing on!     Under the Radar has been a constant beacon of quality undiscovered and under-appreciated music from Christian ...
Created on 10 November 2014
22. PhantomTollbooth 2014 First Half Picks in Music and Movies
(Past Features)
Pointing you to the most interesting music and movie releases from the first half of 2014. Larry Stephan lists some albums that are worth checking out and Marie Asner does the same for movies. Phantom ...
Created on 04 July 2014
23. Winters, A. R. - Green Eyes in Las Vegas
(Past Book Reviews)
Strong Stephanie Plum overtones. Green Eyes in Las Vegas Author: A. R. Winters Kindle Book This is the second of Tiffany Black mysteries series with strong Stephanie Plum overtones. The story starts ...
Created on 26 June 2014
24. Blue Touch Paper - Drawing Breath
(Past Music Reviews)
... . It is the combination of all these elements that makes BTP such an enjoyable adventure. Having Stephan Maass on additional percussion (and electronics) adds a hint of Africa here and there, while "Draw ...
Created on 18 March 2014
25. Evanovich, Janet and Goldberg, Lee - The Chase
(Past Book Reviews)
... ce and would make a fun TV series especially with the sexual tension between Nick and Kate. If you  are expecting Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum humor, you won't find it here, but it's a very light-h ...
Created on 24 February 2014
26. 2013 - A Great Year for Faith Informed Music
(Past Features)
Buried in a lovely avalanche of great music: 26 Faith Informed Albums of 2013 Worth Listening To     What a tremendous year for faith informed music 2013 was! There were so many outstanding ...
Created on 12 January 2014
27. Conducting Hope
(Past Movie Reviews)
The Hills Of Music Conducting Hope Documentary on The East Hill Singers Commentary: Kirk Carson, David McCune, and Michael, Darryl, Kurt, Essex, David and Shawn Accompanist: Stephanie Henry Warden: ...
Created on 09 October 2013
28. R.I.P.D.
(Past Movie Reviews)
Being Dead Isn't All It Is Cracked Up To Be   R.I.P.D. Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker, Robert Knepper, Stephanie Szostak, Marisa Miller and James Hong Director ...
Created on 23 July 2013
29. Heath, Brandon - Blue Mountain
(Past Music Reviews)
Another Brandon Heath record full of good songwriting and this time a touch of Americana...but only a touch.     Label: Reunion Records Time: 11 tracks/42:35 Brandon Heath is a gifted songwriter. ...
Created on 07 July 2013
30. Escape to the Lake: A Music Retreat on July 4-7
(Past Features)
Music, Faith, Community, and Creation.       The Under the Radar radio program and podcast highlights some of the best undiscovered and under-appreciated tunes from Christian artists. This summer, ...
Created on 18 May 2013
31. Emmanuel and Taylor - The Colonel and The Governor
(Past Music Reviews)
... lor being somewhat of a jazz prodigy (to the point of being a 'young Django' to jazz violin legend Stephane Grappelli), the duo cook up a sweet and savory mix so technically brilliant - yet so viscerally p ...
Created on 27 February 2013
32. Gourmet Music is on the Menu at Under the Radar
(Past Features)
Playing music you need to hear. Under the Radar is a podcast/radio program that  highlights some of the best undiscovered and under-appreciated tunes from Christian artists. In this one-hour ...
Created on 01 February 2013
33. The Vespers in Concert at the Old Stone Church
(Past Concert Reviews)
The Vespers performed unplugged in concert at the Old Stone Church in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey...completely 100% unplugged. Unplugged has somehow come to mean a bit less electric these days. But ...
Created on 25 November 2012
34. Osenga, Andrew - Leonard the Lonely Astronaut
(Past Music Reviews)
Leonard has issues... but there are no issues with this record. Artist: Andrew Osenga Title: Leonard the Lonely Astronaut Label: Rabbit Room ...
Created on 20 October 2012
35. Gaither, Brianna - Love Is Patient
(Past Music Reviews)
...  thank God that she was so determined about piano.”  We can all be thankful too. Larry Stephan Love Is Patient is currently available on Noisetrade (7/2012):  ...
Created on 17 June 2012
36. Director Michael Damian on productivity in film
(Past Features)
...  a once-good friend, Stephanie (Siobhan Williams), who is getting a mean streak. Both girls like Briggs (Max Lloyd-Jones). The story is told through horse jumping competitions, which consist of three par ...
Created on 03 June 2012
37. Flicka: Country Pride
(Past Movie Reviews)
... rit within themselves. Stephanie (Siobhan Williams who looks like Amanda Seyfried) and Kelly used to be best friends, but have fallen apart since the death of Kelly's Dad who was also Steph's trainer.  ...
Created on 10 May 2012
38. Shane and Shane - The One You Need
(Past Music Reviews)
... rding. Larry Stephan 2/3/2012  ...
Created on 03 February 2012
39. Our Writers Look Back at 2011
(Past Features)
... oe, Blitzen Trapper, Wilco, Wild Flag, Emmylou Harris, Centro-matic, Eilen Jewell, and Christ Thile & Michael Daves to name a few.   Larry Stephan My "top ten" plus one list for 2011 (Note that thi ...
Created on 06 January 2012
40. Kane, Danen - Love Is Waiting
(Past Music Reviews)
A record that encourages, challenges, and grows more interesting with each listen. Artist: Danen Kane Label: Danen Kane Music LLC Release Date: May 20, 2011 Duration: 12 tracks, 48:54 Danen Kane’s ...
Created on 31 December 2011
41. Jenny and Tyler at the Burlap and Bean in PA.
(Past Concert Reviews)
Jenny and Tyler in concert. Live or online. Your choice. Jenny and Tyler were at the Burlap and Bean in Newtown Square, PA. on 12/3/11 and I was not there. I was in my living room about 120 miles ...
Created on 28 December 2011
42. Called to Love Tour with Marc Martel Hits New Jersey
(Past Features)
Aaron Shust, Jason Gray, and Downhere exceed expectations in New Jersey, but Marc Martel, who won the right to front Queen's 40th anniverary tribute tour, brought down the house. Hawthorne Gospel Church ...
Created on 02 December 2011
43. Cobble, Tara-Leigh - Morning's War
(Past Music Reviews)
... obble's lyrical performance is so excellent, it was immediately apparent to me that these songs were written in the midst of angst. I immediately consulted Larry Stephan's October 2011 interview with T ...
Created on 30 November 2011
44. Christmas 2011 - Our Favorite Songs
(Past Features)
... s album as it traces the coming, life, death, and resurrection of Christ in wonderfully poetic and musical way. Larry Stephan     "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" is well known. That d ...
Created on 23 November 2011
45. An Interview with Tara-Leigh Cobble
(Past Features)
Tara-Leigh Cobble has released seven records and published two (soon to be three) books, but what she really loves is to meet the person who comes to her concert in need of a listening ear or an encouraging ...
Created on 16 September 2011
46. Dunn, Benjamin and Friends - Circus of Love
(Past Music Reviews)
... ds. Benjamin and Stephanie Dunn run JoyRevolution, an organisation through which they live and share their lives with the poor. Circus of Love is the latest iteration of Benjamin's expression of life, ...
Created on 01 September 2011
47. Sandquist, Ted - Courts of the King
(Past Music Reviews)
This seminal 1977 worship recording from a small community in upstate New York was born out of real relationships with each other and with God. And it still sounds great today. Title: Courts of ...
Created on 28 August 2011
48. Ashdown, Jasen - Be Still My Soul
(Past Music Reviews)
Honest cries from an honest heart. Acoustic based devotional music inspired by the Psalms. Title: Be Still My Soul Artist: Jasen Ashdown Label: Jasen Ashdown Time: 6 tracks/30:19 I'm closing out ...
Created on 19 June 2011
49. Gullahorn, Andy - The Law of Gravity
(Past Music Reviews)
... sites and encouraging them to keep making great music. for Andy Gullahorn for Jill Phillips Larry Stephan 4/26/20011    ...
Created on 27 April 2011
50. Alumni
(About Us)
... d Art Hennessey Stephanie Wheatley Tommy Jolly Justin W. Jones James F. Laverty Josh Spencer "Caleb" Scotty Teems Elisa Musso Jason Burton Janet Friesen Megan Lenz Ste ...
Created on 02 April 2011

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