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1. Brons, Dave - Return to Arda
(Past Music Reviews)
... played cello. Stephan Bradnum played French horns and Tenor and bass trombones.   Watch your step as you leave the Shire....     - Bert Saraco  4 1/2 tocks  You can see Bert’s concert photography ...
Created on 02 November 2022
2. The Invitation
(Past Movie Reviews)
  Read The Fine Print The Invitation Stars: Nathalie Emmanuel, Courtney Taylor, Thomas Doherty, Hugh Skinner, Stephanie Corneliussen, Alana Boden, and Sean Pertwee Director: Jessica M Thompson Scriptwriter: ...
Created on 06 September 2022
3. Judy Collins and Madeleine Peyroux
(Past Concert Reviews)
... has known such as Bob Dylan (knew him when he was homeless and could never reach him about a certain song), Stephan Stills (last toured five years ago and he hasn’t toured since) and Leonard Cohen and ...
Created on 31 May 2022
4. Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
(Past Movie Reviews)
... question of life. But are you, the viewer happy with Strange’s journey? Certainly, we saw the story arc of Tony Stark end up in a fulfilling, if tragic, place, but Stephan still seems to be in the middle ...
Created on 15 May 2022
5. Wilhelm, Eden - Household Tales
(Past Music Reviews)
  Household Tales will be one of the most refreshing records you hear this year (thanks John Mark Painter).     Household Tales is Eden Wilhelm's just released debut EP. Eden is 18 and started ...
Created on 27 October 2019
6. 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
7. Rhythm Future Quartet at Joe's Pub, NY
(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
8. 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
9. 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
10. 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
11. 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
12. 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
13. 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
14. 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
15. 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
16. 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
17. 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
18. Best Faith Inspired Albums of 2015
(Past Features)
... 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 featuring ...
Created on 29 January 2016
19. 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 produced by ...
Created on 30 June 2015
20. 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
21. 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
22. 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
23. January 2015 Press Release
(Past Press Releases)
... 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 Ember: ...
Created on 08 January 2015
24. 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
25. 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
26. 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
27. 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
28. 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 "Drawing ...
Created on 18 March 2014
29. Evanovich, Janet and Goldberg, Lee - The Chase
(Past Book Reviews)
... 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-hearted ...
Created on 24 February 2014
30. 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
31. 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
32. 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
33. 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
34. 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
35. Emmanuel and Taylor - The Colonel and The Governor
(Past Music Reviews)
... 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 potent ...
Created on 27 February 2013
36. 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
37. 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
38. 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
39. Gaither, Brianna - Love Is Patient
(Past Music Reviews)
... 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): You can see ...
Created on 17 June 2012
40. Director Michael Damian on productivity in film
(Past Features)
... 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 parts: ...
Created on 03 June 2012
41. Flicka: Country Pride
(Past Movie Reviews)
... 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. One is ...
Created on 10 May 2012
42. Shane and Shane - The One You Need
(Past Music Reviews)
Another release from Shane and Shane that shines with their signature harmonies.     Title: The One You Need Artist: Shane and Shane Label: Fair Trade Services Time: 12 tracks / 52:03 The latest ...
Created on 03 February 2012
43. Our Writers Look Back at 2011
(Past Features)
... 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 this list is not ...
Created on 06 January 2012
44. 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
45. 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
46. 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
47. Cobble, Tara-Leigh - Morning's Wa
(Past Music Reviews)
...  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 Tara-Leig ...
Created on 30 November 2011
48. Christmas 2011 - Our Favorite Songs
(Past Features)
... 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 deep, oaken voice ...
Created on 23 November 2011
49. 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
50. Dunn, Benjamin and Friends - Circus of Love
(Past Music Reviews)
...  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, love ...
Created on 01 September 2011

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