Friday, June 28, 2013
Christian artist/producer Buddy Miller to replace T-Bone Burnett on "Nashville" - Nashville Gospel Music & Entertainment | Examiner.com
Christian artist/producer Buddy Miller to replace T-Bone Burnett on "Nashville" - Nashville Gospel Music & Entertainment Examiner
Local Americana and gospel music veteran artist/producer Buddy Miller has been named as the replacement for departing ABC's "Nashville" music producer T Bone Burnett, also a legendary Christian music icon. Burnett will not be returning for the second season of the series due to an overwhelming schedule
Monday, June 24, 2013
For those who have somehow missed my numerous references to the show "Nashville" on ABC, I have been privileged to work on several episodes as an extra, starting with the pilot episode. Usually I am "Blur on Bridge" or "Blur in Audience" or more often "Dark Space Where Nothing Can Be Seen in Audience." However, twice I have actually seen myself on camera.
The first time I got some screen time was in a restaurant scene in "Chicago" (actually Sambuca in Nashville) where Watty and Rayna are talking about how Rayna should hire Scarlett. As the camera pans to Rayna's table, I can clearly be seen for a couple of seconds at a table near them.
The second time was at the "CMA Nominees Party" on board the General Jackson. While my face is not seen, the back of my head and neck and my side braid can be seen pretty clearly. My friend Sheila sent me this screen shot to prove it!
That's a good part of the fun of working as a paid extra besides earning a paycheck -- spotting yourself on camera! It is almost as much fun as meeting the cast members.
Sunday, June 16, 2013
|My father, Col. Wm. A. Darden|
Happy Father's Day! You dads will never know the impact you have on your children, because they won't tell you while they are young. However fathers play such an important role in their children's lives, and when we are older, we realize what a friend we have had in our fathers.
Here is a selection of Father's Day articles, puotes, poetry and more to help celebrate dads and the men who serve as father figures.
Father's Day Articles
Award-Winning Recording Artist Jaci Velasquez Celebrates Father's Day With Release Of "Unforgettable" Duet With Her Father, David Velasquez; Single Available On iTunes
Father's Day Quotes
Top Ten Old Testament Bible Verses for Father's Day & Dad's Birthday
If you have ever wondered what a Divine perspective on fathers would be, the Old Testament is full of Bible verses about fathers and children that are well worth reading, no matter your religious background.
Father's Day Poetry
Poems inspired by my father
Fathers & Daughters - a Father's Day Haiku Poem
A Father's Day haiku poem I wrote about the relationship between fathers and daughters.
Father's Day Acrostic - a Father's Day Poem
An acrostic poem in honor and celebration of Father's Day
For Father's Day - a Poem
Father's Day is the time we should tell our father's how much they mean to us, but too often the words go unsaid.
Father's Day Skin Care
Article at: Father's Day gift ideas for healthy skin
Christian artist Joel Smallbone stars in faith-based 'The Book of Esther' movie - Nashville Gospel Music & Entertainment Examiner
Christian artist Joel Smallbone stars in faith-based 'The Book of Esther' movie
Nashville Christian recording artist Joel Smallbone has been making a name for himself as half of gospel rock group For God and Country (formerly Joel & Luke). Now Smallbone, who is also the brother of popular Christian artist/actress Rebecca St. James, is adding actor to his resume with his performance as King Xerxes in the new inspirational movie "The Book of Esther."
Read more: Christian artist Joel Smallbone stars in faith-based 'The Book of Esther' movie - Nashville Gospel Music & Entertainment Examiner
Friday, June 14, 2013
Thousands Join Steven Curtis Chapman in Nashville to Celebrate Show Hope's 10 Year Anniversary | Christian Activities
Thousands Join Steven Curtis Chapman in Nashville to Celebrate Show Hope's 10 Year Anniversary
Show Hope recently celebrated its 10 Year Anniversary in Nashville, Tenn. during Memorial Day weekend to commemorate ten years of service and dedication to orphan care.
Article at: Thousands Join Steven Curtis Chapman in Nashville to Celebrate Show Hope's 10 Year Anniversary | Christian Activities
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Jaci Velasquez, Dottie Peoples and other Christian artists on Father's Day - Nashville Gospel Music & Entertainment Examiner
Jaci Velasquez, Dottie Peoples and other Christian artists on Father's Day
Father's Day is almost here, the special time we honor our dads. Several Christian and Gospel artists including ,Jaci Velasquez, Dottie Peoples, Percy Bady, David M. Edwards, and Bryan Popin have taken the time to share their thoughts on their fathers with us.
Read more: Jaci Velasquez, Dottie Peoples and other Christian artists on Father's Day - Nashville Gospel Music & Entertainment Examiner
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
'Nashville's' Charles Esten stars in Rascal Flatts' 'Changed' video - Nashville Gospel Music & Entertainment | Examiner.com
'Nashville's' Charles Esten stars in Rascal Flatts' 'Changed' video
Also see: Will ABC's 'Nashville' Return to Music City for Season Two? - Yahoo!
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
A random selection of articles about India
The Other End of the Line Another Enjoyable Movie About India - a Review
The Other End of the Line is a charming romantic comedy starring Jesse Metcalfe ("Desperate Housewives"), Shriya Saran and Anupam Kher which released in theaters on October 31, 2008 and on DVD on March 31, 2009.
Slumdog Millionaire a Priceless Look at India with Dev Patel, Freida Pinto - Movie Recap & Review
The movie originally intended to go straight to DVD, "Slumdog Millionaire"is finally coming to DVD. "Slumdog Millionaire" is an exhilarating rags to riches story with a conscience.
Lucknow Railway Station Hires a Monkey-Man to Control Local Monkeys: Sometimes Truth Really is Stranger Than Fiction
The Lucknow railway station in India took drastic measures to protect their passengers and their property from monkeys.
Monday, June 3, 2013
Some speculation on the filming future of "Nashville" with Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere (Juliette Barnes) and Charles Esten
Will ABC's 'Nashville' Return to Music City for Season Two? - Yahoo!
The popular night-time soap opera and music series "Nashville" was renewed for a second season by ABC on May 10, 2013. The most successful of ABC's fall lineup for 2012, "Nashville" impressed critics and was one of five honorees in the Most Exciting New Series category at the Critics' Choice Television Awards.
More at: Will ABC's 'Nashville' Return to Music City for Season Two? - Yahoo!
Christian artist Jason Gray lands first #1 single with 'Nothing Is Wasted' - Nashville Gospel Music & Entertainment Examiner
Christian artist Jason Gray lands first #1 single with 'Nothing Is Wasted'
Born Jason Jeffrey Gay in 1972 in Missouri, Christian artist Jason Gray added an "r" to his last name in 2006 "to improve his marketing." He has toured with well-known Nashville artists like Toby Mac, Michael W. Smith and others. Now Gray is celebrating his first #1 single this week as "Nothing Is Wasted" has garnered the top spot on the Soft AC Chart.
Read the article: Christian artist Jason Gray lands first #1 single with 'Nothing Is Wasted' - Nashville Gospel Music & Entertainment Examiner
Saturday, June 1, 2013
The Hobbit movies -- a look at Tolkien's faith through elves & dwarves - Nashville Gospel Music & Entertainment Examiner
Anyone who knows me well knows I have loved Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" books for my lifetime. The feeling holds true for Peter Jackson's movies based on the books. The Christian faith of J. R. R. Tolkien shines through the pages of the books, and even Hollywood has not been able to obliterate it.
The Hobbit movies -- a look at Tolkien's faith through elves and dwarves
"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" is scheduled to release on December 13, 2013 and will pick up where 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' left off with the Dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf after their escape from the Misty Mountains. Their journey will take the company through Mirkwood where viewers will see Evangeline Lilly (Lost) as the elf maid Tauriel and Lee Pace (Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2) as Thranduil as well as Orlando Bloom (The Lord of the Rings) resume his iconic role as Legolas.
Continued at: The Hobbit movies -- a look at Tolkien's faith through elves and dwarves - Nashville Gospel Music & Entertainment Examiner