Monday, February 26, 2007
Sunday, February 25, 2007
Saturday, February 24, 2007
Friday, February 23, 2007
The Food Network is featuring the technology tonight at 7:30-8:30pm on the program Unwrapped. It has a segment about food machinery and one of the machines is the laser in our packing house. They show the laser working in my dad's plant and a good interview with Greg Drouillard, the inventor.
You can go to foodnetwork.com and check out the tv schedule.
I was also able to encourage about 700 (rough estimate from 7 different gatherings) to see Amazing Grace opening weekend, which starts tonight.
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Tickets: Suggested Donation $20/Seniors and Students with ID: $15.
Call for reservations: 914.287.7620.
Limited "at the door" tickets available. Call to reserve your seat!
Visit WestchesterChapel.org for driving directions. If you're coming from NYC click here for walking directions from the White Plains train station (10 minutes).
Hope to see you there!
Read the article: Save the Wales.
Monday, February 19, 2007
Saturday, February 17, 2007
PATRICIA HEATON & DAVID HUNT PLUS WILBERFORCE UNIVERSITY V.P. JOIN AMAZING GRACE PANEL
Hot off the press - Wilberforce University Vice President for Institutional Advancement Marshall Mitchell as well as producers Patricia Heaton and David Hunt (see below) join producer Ken Wales and U.S. Senator Sam Brownback on the panel discussion following the Thursday, February 22 screening of AMAZING GRACE, co-presented by Inter-Mission, Wordsmith Media, Inc. and Walden Media.
Established before the Civil War, the nation's oldest private black college was a powerful focal point in the struggle for equality and served as a destination point on the Ohio Underground Railroad. In 1863, Wilberforce became the first black college to be owned and operated by African-Americans. Wilberforce has played host to some of the most famous and influential African-Americans of the 19th and 20th centuries. Dr. W.E.B. DuBois, the pre-eminent black scholar and co-founder of the NAACP, taught there for two years. Other notables, including Leontyne Price, earned their undergraduate degrees at Wilberforce. Wilberforce celebrated its 150th anniversary last year.
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Husband and wife team Patricia Heaton and David Hunt of FourBoys Films will also be joining the panel discussion.
Well known for her break-out role as Debra Barone on Everybody Loves Raymond, Heaton won two Emmy Awards for the role. She will soon be starring in 20th Century Fox's newest television comedy Action News. Heaton also starred in the TNT/Neil Simon production of The Goodbye Girl and ABC's The Path to 9/11. Her feature film credits include Memoirs of an Invisible Man, Beethoven and Space Jam.
Soon to appear in The Deal with Bill Macy and Meg Ryan, David Hunt has also appeared in such films as Eyes Wide Shut and Bobby Jones. Hunt's television movies include Murder on the Orient Express for CBS, The Dancer's Touch for ABC and The Grid for TNT/BBC. He has been a series regular on shows including Beck (BBC) and Falcon Crest, and has appeared in the TV series Monk, Numbers, and Everybody Loves Raymond. Hunt is currently appearing in the series 24.
In 2001, Heaton and Hunt co-founded the production company FourBoys Films. Their past productions include The Engagement Ring for TNT, which they produced and starred in. FourBoys Films were among the producers of Amazing Grace in conjunction with Bristol Bay Productions.
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Two articles came out in Shanghai newspapers about the play: The Shanghai Daily (The Flying Scotsman's China days) and The Shanghai Star (Olympic champion inspires one-man play).
To see more photos from China scroll through the January 07 archives.
Click here for the interview.
Friday, February 16, 2007
Tonight I experienced the kind of film that could inspire someone to be a world-changer.
I caught a sneek preview of Amazing Grace, which opens in theatres nationwide on February 23.
I was weeping through much of the film, and by the time the credits rolled I had tears streaming down my face. Everything I've ever heard or read about William Wilberforce was inspiring, but to see his story lived out before my eyes was breathtaking.
In performing A Clear Leading for over a decade now I've lived in the skin of someone who stood up against his whole world to fight slavery, but John Woolman, the protagonist in my play, had comparitively little to lose. Wilberforce was a politician, with a strong career in the public unfolding before him. He risked all of that and more, living with a disease brought on by the stress he endured year after year.
The story is brilliantly told to a woman with whom his friends (played by Sylvestra Le Touzel and Nicholas Farrell of Chariots Of Fire have set him up. (I'm shedding more tears thinking of how my dear friends the Whitakers set me up with the most wonderful woman alive.) The future Mrs. Wilberforce (played strongly by Romola Garai) followed the abolitionist's career from afar. He inspired her, as a young girl, to change the world. But newspapers don't tell all the details. They tell the facts, but story tells truth.
The filmmakers didn't need to dwell on brutality. In fact, the only whipping shown is of a horse, which also moves Wilberforce to action. Instead, we see the evidence of the brutal trade in much the same way the other members of Parliament would have, laid forth by a brilliant orator. But this is no film of talking heads. The sets and costumes are lush, and the dramatic tension is high.
There isn't a weak link in the cast. These actors have clearly given their all to tell this powerful story. Ioan Gruffudd (Black Hawk Down, The Fantastic Four and its sequel due out in June, who's trailer is #1 at IMDb.com), plays Wilberforce well at a variety of ages, as does upcoming actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Wilberforce's friend who becomes Prime Minister, William Pitt.
Though his story is only hinted at, John Newton, who wrote the song "Amazing Grace," is at the center of the story because the former slave ship owner inspired Wilberforce as his pastor, and then again later in life as he began to transcribe his memoirs after he really did go blind. Award-winning actor Albert Finney plays Newton with such passion at every turn. Ken Wales, a producer of Amazing Grace wants to create a film that tells Newton's full story. Pray this film does well enough to make that happen.
I really believe this film is going to inspire someone to make big changes for good in the world, and in fact it already is. Do your best to be certain as many people as possible see it. Let people know about it this weekend and take as many people as possible to see it opening weekend, starting February 23. Visit AmazingGraceMovie.com for more information.
Monday, February 12, 2007
ReelTalk Movie Review
Sacramento Bee/Cal Thomas
Sunday, February 11, 2007
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Sunday, February 04, 2007
That's Chicago, the view (albeit atop the Sears Tower) that sparked my interest in travel when I was in the third grade, when my parents took us on a cross-country adventure.
I was in Indiana this morning (the pastor said, "I'm rooting for Peyton Manning!") and now I'm en route to Chicago, but I'm not positive I'll get home in time to see any of the game.
Saturday, February 03, 2007
Friday, February 02, 2007
Tickets are available through SmartTix.com or they may still be looking for ushers: Julia.O'Brien@USE.SalvationArmy.Org