Here’s the latest from the crossroads of faith, media & culture: 06/11/21

The countdown is on for tick, tick…BOOM! Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton) is making his feature directorial debut with the Netflix movie due in theaters this fall.  tick, tick…BOOM! is an adaptation of the autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, who delivered a major Broadway hit as the creator of Rent. The film stars Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge, The Amazing Spider-Man) as Jon, a young theater composer who’s waiting tables at a New York City diner in 1990 while writing what he hopes will be the next great American musical. Days before he’s due to showcase his work in a make-or-break performance, Jon is feeling the pressure from everywhere, including his girlfriend Susan who dreams of an artistic life beyond New York City and his friend Michael who has moved on from his dream to a life of financial security. Meanwhile, the artistic community is being ravaged by the AIDS epidemic. With the clock ticking, Jon is at a crossroads and faces the big question everyone must reckon with: What are we meant to do with the time we have?

tick, tick…BOOM! stars Andrew Garfield, Alexandra Shipp (Straight Outta Compton), Robin de Jesús (In the Heights), Joshua Henry (Hamilton), MJ Rodriguez (Pose), Bradley Whitford (The West Wing) , Tariq Trotter (The Deuce), Judith Light (Who’s the Boss?), and Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical).  The film is written by Tony Award-winner Steven Levenson, and produced by Miranda, Julie Oh and Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer and Ron Howard.
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Words of wisdom from Wande. Known as the First Lady of Reach Records, the Christian hip hop artist rap released the official music video for her latest single, Big God, on her YouTube channel this past Wednesday. Wande says “Big God is a celebratory track to empower Christians to remember we serve a big and powerful God. The track celebrates freedom in Christ using a playful energy to resemble the joy you can experience when walking with Him. Overall, the track empowers us to be excited about living life with a Big God and being unapologetically YOU.” Amen.

Big God was written by Wande Isola and Byron Juane and produced by Wow Eli. The new single released last week is available across all streaming platforms. The video was shot in Atlanta, directed by Jonny Clay and features choreography by Brianna Baca.

On Wednesday, the First Lady of Reach Records Wande, premiered her official music video for her latest single, “Big God” on her YouTube channel.  The video was shot in Atlanta, directed by Jonny Clay featuring choreography by Brianna Baca. In a statement released last week, Wande shared, ” ‘Big God’ is a celebratory track to empower Christians to remember we serve a big and powerful God. The track celebrates freedom in Christ using a playful energy to resemble the joy you can experience when walking with Him. Overall, the track empowers us to be excited about living life with a Big God and being unapologetically YOU.” “Big God” was written by Wande Isola and Byron Juane and produced by Wow Eli. The new single released last week is available across all streaming platforms.
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And this happened on Long Island. 

Encourage one another and build each other up – 1 Thessalonians 5:11

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