The Healing Power of Old Hymns

There were many times, particularly when I was a teenager and young adult, that I took great solace in hymns. Some seem to think that’s a bit odd. I suppose it is unusual for a teenager to gravitate so strongly toward “old-fashioned” music. However, the lyrics of hymns tend to be much more rich, thoughtful, and profound than your typical …

Tom Pelphrey

Iron Fist Actor, Tom Pelphrey, Raises Funds To Fight Child Abuse

Tom Pelphrey launched his television career playing Jonathan Randall on the CBS show, Guiding Light, for which he earned two Emmy Awards. He has also portrayed ex-neo-Nazi, Kurt Bunker, in the popular Cinemax show, Banshee, and has starred in Law & Order: Special Victim’s Unit in addition to numerous other television, film, and Broadway shows. However, I first encountered Tom’s acting …

The OA, Netflix

Theology Of The OA: The Anteroom Of Death

Recently Jason and I watched Netflix‘s esoteric series, The OA. Without giving away too may spoilers, the show centers around two basic ideas: The afterlife is simply another dimension. Life exists after death, but in a sense that is too complex and arsty-fartsy for us to grasp in this stage of our existence. Society is warped and perverted. Just because …

Lovely: “Amazing Grace” by Condoleezza Rice & Jenny Oaks Baker to Benefit Wounded Warrior

This is lovely! I must admit, I had forgotten that Condoleezza Rice played the piano, and I hadn’t heard her play before today. She is extremely talented! In this beautifully choreographed and produced video, she’s joined by violinist Jenny Oaks Baker.  All proceeds for the song benefit The Wounded Warrior Project. Enjoy!

Rest in Peace Sir Christopher Lee: Actor & Symphonic Metal Artist

Actor, singer, and symphonic metal artist, Sir Christopher Lee, remained active in his art – his acting and his singing – to the end.

Billboard Magazine Recognizes Todd Oxford, Saxophone Artist

My good friend, Todd Oxford, has been featured in the April 4 issue of Billboard Magazine as Emerging Artist and Global Music Awards Gold Medal Winner. As anyone who has heard Todd’s work knows, he’s such an incredibly talented musician and composer, that this is a drop in the bucket compared with the recognition he deserves as an artist.

Happy Birthday Judy Garland (June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969)

She would have been 92 years old today. The theatrical songbird’s fairytale princess voice and classic beauty made her an icon for many an aspiring singer and actress. Yet Garland’s legacy – like that of so many child film stars – is bittersweet. Her biographers have written, “Despite her professional triumphs, Garland struggled immensely in her personal life, starting when …

Blog Highlight: Artist Melody Pilotte {AKA Le Bas-fond} Features Jennifer’s Music

The following is a blog by artist, painter, illustrator, and recording artist Melody Pilotte (AKA Le Bas-Fond) recently published this lovely blog on her website highlighting my music. Enjoy! And don’t forget to visit her site, leave comments, and like her page on Facebook. Avoiding finishing my record, to highlight another one of my favourite artists and friend, Jennifer Grassman. Jennifer is …

Reclusive Artist Kate Bush Announces First Live Concert Series Since 1979

THE GUARDIAN || After a 35-year absence, the singer makes her long-awaited live return with 15 London dates for her Before the Dawn series. Kate Bush will play her first series of shows since 1979, performing August and September in the UK. Bush will play 15 shows at London’s Eventim Apollo starting 26 August as part of her Before the Dawn …

Beautiful Irish & Celtic Music for Saint Patrick’s Day & #MusicMonday

In honor of Saint Patrick’s Day, and of course Twitter’s weekly #MusicMonday trend, here are some of my very favorite Irish and Celtic songs from some of the most beautiful and talented folk artists: May It Be, from The Lord Of The Rings Soundtrack, by Ireland’s own Enya: Loreena McKennitt presents Bonnie Portmore, which is a traditional Irish lament for …