The other day while driving with my 20-year-old son, I noticed an electric car I had never seen before. As we drove by the bright light blue sedan, we were unable to identify its make and model until we reached the front and saw its iconic emblem. Both of us responded with similar quizzical expressions: […]
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A Beautiful Song Changes Everything: Thank You Jessie Mueller!
I believe music was created so I’d be able to find my heart no matter how cruel and cold the world becomes. A few weeks ago, while watching the musical Hamilton rightfully steamroll the Tony awards, I happened upon a non-Hamilton related song, voice and performance that was nothing short of a revelation. I’m going […]
My thoughts on Scandalous: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson
In the last two years I’ve been carefully following the development of a new musical based on the life of Aimee Semple McPherson, the Founder of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. I originally became aware of this musical while preparing to interview Kathie Lee Gifford on my daily radio talk show “Live from […]
Saving Aimee Shines (A Review of Kathie Lee Gifford’s New Musical)
I just witnessed the official premiere of Saving Aimee at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theater. First breath requires I honor the spectacular radiance of Saving Aimee’s lead, Carolee Carmello. Her portrayal of Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson is best categorized as anointed. It would be inappropriate to avoid religious imagery in relaying her gloriously captivating performance. Carmello […]