All posts tagged: Christian Entertainment

Entertainment Scoop ~ Interview with Music Artist Duo, Cliff & Antoinette Murray

Meet the Murrays! They are quite the amazing couple with a beautiful and inspiring story that mirrors the purpose of TBAP. They’ve been through so much individually and as a couple, and have come out together stronger with a testimony which displays the awesome goodness of God, the wonder of marriage, and the beauty of church community done right. Cliff and Antoinette released their album, self-titled, April 20th, this year (read the TBAP review here), and stopped by on TBAP to tell their amazing story—a story that could move anyone to tears, touching on love, redemption, healing, marriage, church, and family! Take a look! Miranda ~ Hello! Delighted to have you visit TBAP today. Please tell us a bit about yourselves. Also, how did you become Christians? Tell us your story! Cliff: Greetings in Jesus’ mighty name. Thank you for reaching out and for your kind review of our album! I’m from Corona, CA, but was born in Ohio. A pastor’s kid, I grew up in church and my earliest memories include felt board bible …

Movie Review ~ I Can Only Imagine By Kevin Downes Production & Mission Pictures International

… a film by the Erwin Brothers The inspiring and unknown true story behind MercyMe’s beloved, chart topping song that brings ultimate hope to so many is a gripping reminder of the power of true forgiveness. Category Religious/Christian/Inspirational Genre Drama Release Date March 16, 2018. Rating 4.5 Stars Review From a place of despair and depression, to a journey that would lead to the mountain top of renewed hope, faith, love, and forgiveness, as well as a destiny found in God alone—this is the inspiring but untold true story before now, of Bart Millard, lead vocal of Mercy Me music band. “How long did it take you to write this song,” Amy Grant asked. “Uhm…about ten minutes, I guess,” Bart replied. “No.” Amy shook her head. “It took a lifetime, Bart.” And you could see understanding dawn on Bart’s face as Amy’s words took hold and sunk in. As Bart’s story unfolds, it clear that in the place of surrender, God grinds Bart’s pain, makes a clay of worth out of it, and then builds …

Movie Review ~ Samson By Pureflix

Category Religious/Christian Genre Epic/Biblical Release Date March 16, 2018. Rating 4 Stars Review Samson movie by Pureflix is a storyline particularly written to depict the life of the judge, Samson of Israel, with the purpose of drawing out the journey of a man which began from a place of self-imposed mediocrity to one of faith-based triumph. For the first time, Samson’s story is laid out in the manner that mirrors the faith which earned him a place in the “Hall of Faith,” as presented in the Book of Hebrews by the Apostle Paul of the early Christian Church. A touching story of pain, loss, regret, and ultimately, salvation, with the Scriptural aim to instill hope in believers, the story of Samson in this movie reveals the boundless nature of God’s grace capable of reaching into the deepest pits of failure to redeem whomever God chooses to show mercy, while also displaying the ever manifold power of His wisdom that is able to restore any broken destiny to its fullest potential in the midst of the …

NEWS ~ New Music Artist, Juli Tapken, Celebrates New Song Release, God Is Ever True, With Platinum Planet Records

New artist, Juli Tapken celebrates her first release on Platinum Planet Records. The song, God Is Ever True, written by famous Nashville songwriter, Music Row veteran, and owner of Platinum Planet Records, is taking the religious world by storm! “I’ve had the idea of this song for some time,” says songwriter, Justin Peters. “I wanted to write a song that would give hope in these dark times. After I wrote the song, I knew Juli would be just the one to sing it.” Juli signed with Platinum Planet Records in the fall of 2017. “She is a great actress and a great fit to our company,” Says Peters. Juli is delighted to work with Peters and compares the joyful experience to the adoption of her son. “Being on Platinum Planet Records is like having a beautiful child laid in my arms that I did not labor for,” says actress, Juli Tapken. “This opportunity was gifted to me.” Peters echoes her sentiments by adding, “This is a dream come true for me, too. It was my …

Interview With Actor, Taylor James, Main Cast In Pureflix’s Original Motion Picture, Samson

Taylor James is the cast behind the character, Samson, of the movie of the same title by Pureflix, due to release this February. Taylor is a man who believes in hard work, moral/ethical strength, and the beauty of the arts. He has studied under and worked with the greats in the world of British theatre, and has had an interesting transition into film. Taking the time to talk with TBAP and to share his unique perspective with the world, Taylor opens the door to let us in on his personal journey into the entertainment industry and the principles that drive him as a person. Take a look! Miranda ~ Hello Taylor! It’s a delight to have you visit TBAP today. Could you please tell us a bit about yourself? Taylor: I am a man on a mission!!! I work extremely hard day in day out to continually upgrade my mental, physical, and spiritual operating system, in hope to be the best possible version of myself. I constantly glean insight, information, and experience off the leaders …

Entertainment Scoop ~ Interview With Grammy Award-winning Producer, Glenn A. Tabor III

Glenn Tabor III is a sound engineer, music producer, and the founder of Gat3 Records, a studio that has existed for over 20 years. He has produced music across many genres and is the recipient of two Grammy Awards. He has worked with many artists across the globe and garnered much experience which has made him a favorite of many artists/labels over time. Glenn is also the founder of the Gat3 Recording Program where he has successfully taught Audio Engineering to a lot of people who are professionals today. Glenn took the time today to share with the world through TBAP his journey through life and in the music industry. Follow our conversation below! Miranda ~ Hello Glenn! Honored to have you visit TBAP today. Please tell us a bit about yourself. Glenn: Thank you for the great questions. I married my high school sweetheart, Susan, and we have two beautiful daughters, Madelenn Marie and Julia Grace. I started Gat3 nearly 22 years ago to work with artists from all over the globe. Since everyone …

Artist Scoop! ~ Interview with Christian “Heriam” Ross

The Case For Christ:  Songs Inspired By the Original Motion Picture is an album by DREAM Records in connection with the film, The Case For Christ, based on Lee Strobel’s best selling book of the same name.  Both the film and the songs-inspired album released on April 7, 2017.  The album features songs from some of the largest church worship teams in the world such as NewSpring Worship, New Hope Oahu, Lakewood, Seacoast Worship, G12 and many more. Christian “Heriam” Ross, wrote and sang the song, Your Moment Has Come. Heriam has taken some time to speak to us today. Follow our chat below! Miranda ~ Hello Heriam! Honored to have you visit TBAP today. Could you please tell us a bit about yourself? Heriam: Absolutely! I’m from Dallas, Texas, where I live with my wife and two kiddos. Music is obviously my greatest passion, and I’ve been playing some sort of instrument since I was 6 or 7 years old. Both my parents and their dads were musicians so I just wanted to do what they were doing. I picked …

Entertainment Scoop! ~ Interview with Sandy Boikian

The lovely Sandy Boikian is a writer, director and producer, and she’s the filmmaker behind the wonderful movie, Fragile World (read the TBAP review of Fragile World here). I have the great pleasure and honor of presenting my interview with Sandy today. To learn more about this amazing and interesting woman, follow our chat below! Miranda ~ Hello Sandy! Thank you for visiting TBAP today. Could you please tell us a bit about yourself? Sandy ~ I am one of the few people in the L.A. entertainment scene who was actually born and raised in the Los Angeles area. I have been blessed with a wonderful family and friends, and the ability to do what I love to do. Miranda ~ How did you become a Christian—please tell us your story. Sandy ~ At the time I lived in Greece and was in my early twenties. I was out for the evening with my boyfriend when we heard what I thought was a street entertainer, speaking in English, surrounded by a crowd. I was excited to …

Actor Scoop! ~ Interview with Alexa Jansson

A few weeks ago, I reviewed the wonderful movie, Fragile World. Today, I’m interviewing its lead actress, Chloe ‘Alexa Jansson’ Russell. Follow our chat below and learn more about this lovely lady! Miranda ~ Hello Alexa! Delighted to have you here at TBAP. Could you please tell us a bit about yourself? Chloe Alexa ~ Delighted to get your invite!  I’m an actress from Ohio, living in Los Angeles. I’ve been acting professionally since 2003.  Besides acting, I love animals, music, and dancing.  I’ve been eating vegan for the past 9 months.  I see it as a ‘thank you’ to all the animals who’ve supported my health so far. I also don’t want to support some of the cruel factory farm practices.  I’m not saying all farms are cruel.  I had ACL reconstruction of my knee in April from a dancing injury.  All the new muscle I’ve built since my surgery has been from plant-based protein. I’m kinda proud of that.  I also like to make sculpture.  Lately, I’ve been making large, sculptural birthday cakes with …

Album Review ~ Be One by Natalie Grant

Album Cover Genre Pop/Rock Category Christian Rating 4.5 Stars Review Joyful. Soulful. Entertaining…are what I’ll call Be One by Natalie Grant. Starting with the upbeat song, Be One, the one by which the album is titled, and also a song which I thoroughly enjoyed because it blessed my heart, it reminded me that I don’t always have to wait for a miracle, but step out for Jesus with all my heart, hands and feet to do something for the Kingdom! My favorite number, however, was track #4: Love Has Won—a true testimony of God’s unfailing love available for the weary, weak, and wounded. Need I mention Symphonies, a song with lyrics so full of praise and love for our God? (I just did!) The instrumentals of Symphonies was simply amazing, especially the sound of the violins (and other stringed instruments). I loved it! While the collective rhythm is mostly upbeat, fun/funky pop, entertaining, and so, endearing, this album is so much more. For me, the lyrics were a sweet reminder of God’s promises and a …