Monday, December 24, 2012
Sunday, December 23, 2012
River ~ "Tidings Concert" (song 2)
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Hallelujah ~ "Tidings Concert" (song 3)
Friday, December 21, 2012
In the Bleak Midwinter ~ "Tidings Concert" (song 4)
That blazing union of spirituality and physicality which distinguishes Allison Crowe's performances of "Hallelujah" - and, really, her entire repertoire - and which made her recording deemed not a match for "Watchmen", is also what makes it so ideal for "The Pardon" movie trailer- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oe9yC13crc0 - and its story and stars Jaime King and John Hawkes.
And, I'd suggest, such passion is what also makes Allison's "Hallelujah" the chosen soundtrack for this aerial fitness display by Nicci Arriola at the Annual Winter Recital in Midvale, Utah - for this season dubbed the North Pole. Even if you, as am I, be not familiar with the form of dance and fitness witnessed here, by the second half of the song the language of the movement to the music is fluidly evident.
Northern Lights ~ "Tidings Concert" (song 5)
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Mary ~ "Tidings Concert" (song 6)
Dearly ~ "Tidings Concert" (song 7)
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Lights, Camera, Christmas
Now Allison's concert year has wrapped, come join her, along with friends and neighbours, for World Premiere television screenings of Peter Buckle's charming documentary film, "A Corner Brook Tidings" (for broadcast times/dates - click here). Fun for all ages, share in the warmth and meaning of Christmas, and all things we celebrate, in our hearts, in this season, and year-round.
click here - http://ntv.ca/corner-brook-artist-sings-for-hollywood
Labels: Allison Crowe, Blair Daily, Canada, Christmas, documentary, Don Bradshaw, Hallelujah, Jaime King, John Hawkes, Leonard Cohen, movie, NTV, Peter Buckle, Sandi Russell, The Pardon, Tidings, Tom Anton
"The Pardon" website rolling
Now, the movie's website - http://www.thepardonmovie.com - is growing richer with regular additions of: images - from the film's narrative, as well as historical clippings; a blog; news items; - and music is coming. You can read about the talented cast and crew - and meet the husband-and-wife director-writer team, Tom Anton and Sandi Russell (who previously paired up to create 2005's "At Last" - a romance set in pre-Katrina Louisiana). The News section is enjoying a bumper week, as John Hawkes, already an Oscar nominee (for "Winter's Bone"), is garnering recognition via Best Actor nominations from the Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and IFC Independent Spirit Awards - all for his role in "The Sessions".
To catch Allison's "Tidings" take on Leonard Cohen's much-loved song, you can watch "The Pardon" trailer via the official movie site, and, as well, it's on YouTube, and packing a wallop, @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oe9yC13crc0
Disease ~ Allison Crowe's "Tidings Concert" (song 8)
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
What Child Is This ~ "Tidings Concert" (song 9)
Up to the Mountain ~ "Tidings Concert" (song 10)
Arthur ~ "Tidings Concert" (song 11)
Monday, December 17, 2012
The First Noel ~ "Tidings Concert" (song 12)
The First Noel", one of the traditional carols on Allison Crowe's "Tidings Concert", album never fails to get me singing along. More reason to be thankful - to wit, I don't use a webcam :) Instead, here's Allison, whose "resonant, rich, gorgeous voice seems as much a manifestation of Christmas as an instrument for singing holiday songs" says the wise man and blogger, Allan Showalter (of "1HeckofaGuy.com" - http://1heckofaguy.com/2011/12/12/its-beginning-to-sound-a-lot-like-allison-crowe )
Let It Be ~ "Tidings Concert" (song 13)
Allison Crowe's exciting and inspiring year on the road - embracing musical theatre, ballet, movies, and concert tours - is a wrap. We now return to our regular program of sharing comfort and joy online. Catching up a wee bit today, with a double-bill from Allison's new "Tidings Concert" album. Here be a "Paul' song - from the ever-gladdening Beatles repertoire - and songs of John Lennon and Paul McCartney: "Let It Be"
Saturday, December 15, 2012
"A Corner Brook Tidings" World Film Premiere
World Premiere of the Peter Buckle-directed documentary film ~ "A Corner Brook Tidings"
“A Corner Brook Tidings”
World Film Premiere
It’s coming on “Tidings” – and that means the voice of Allison Crowe rings out traditional favourites, Christmas carols such as “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear”, “In the Bleak Midwinter”, and “The First Noel”, alongside the modern canon of Joni Mitchell, Patty Griffin, Lennon & McCartney and original song selections including the elegiac “Arthur”, and the epic, foot-stomping, “Disease”.
Allison’s just wrapped up her second engagement of this year with Canada’s amazing Royal Winnipeg Ballet – performing songs of Leonard Cohen. With the love experienced on the dance stage, as well as recent European concert dates and this Summer’s Gros Morne Theatre Festival hit, “Newfoundland Vinyl”, still touching souls – it’s time to rally a repertoire that decks us all in comfort and joy whatever life’s circumstances. On Friday, December 14 in the ACC Theatre is this year’s live “Tidings” concert.
Saturday, December 15, the lights go down in the ACC Lobby for 7 pm and 9 pm screenings of the Peter Buckle-directed documentary ~ "A Corner Brook Tidings" – “a film featuring Allison Crowe and you”. (A live album, “Tidings Concert”, has just been released on iTunes + as a sister project. http://allisoncrowe.com/news.html )
These audio and video works are created with gracious assistance of the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council – and kind shepherding by Katrina Rice, NLAC Program Officer. Assistance for the World Premiere showings is provided by the College of the North Atlantic in Corner Brook and the CNA’s Recording Arts Program, Bay St. George Campus, Stephenville.
Here’s a preview from Film Director and Producer Peter Buckle, (CNA Instructor - Film & Video Production):
" ‘A Corner Brook Tidings’ is a fusion of live musical performances, stories and spectacular home-grown scenes woven through a wondrous Christmas theme.
This documentary will take you on a very special journey around the exceptionally beautiful City of Corner Brook and juxtaposed with local family Christmas stories and, of course, thrilling and heart-warming music from the incomparably talented Allison Crowe.
Christmas is a time for friends, family and tradition. This documentary film is sure to bring you all the true Christmas sprit in a tightly wrapped package.”
When: Saturday, December 15th, 2012
Two Screenings: 7pm and 9pm
Where: Arts and Culture Centre – Lobby - CB ACC, 11 University Drive, Corner Brook, NL A2H 6C3
Admission: Free - in the spirit of the season!
Premiere Film Passes available @:
Brewed West - 35 West Street - (709) 634-7100 ext. 2;
Brewed on Bernard - 93 Mt. Bernard Avenue, CB - (709) 634-7100 ext. 3;
Newfound Sushi - 117 Broadway, CB - (709) 634-6666; and
SkiWorld - George's Mountain Village, Steady Brook - (709) 639-8168
For more Info call Peter Buckle @ 709-639-4576 or email @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Music for the season and all time
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Silent Night - Allison Crowe's "Tidings Concert" (song 14)
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
O Holy Night - Allison Crowe's "Tidings Concert" (song 15)
Monday, December 10, 2012
In My Life + Imagine - Allison Crowe's "Tidings Concert" (encore songs 1 + 2)
"In My Life", penned by John Lennon and fellow Beatle Paul McCartney, the first encore song of "Tidings Concert", performed by Allison Crowe.
A double reality of "John" songs - here's "Imagine", by John Lennon, performed by Allison as the next encore.
Sunday, December 09, 2012
"The Pardon" movie trailer
Alternating currents of the flesh and the spirit witnessed in the trailer are channeled by Hollywood veteran Blair Daily – whose editing and post-production supervision credits include work on several Barry Levinson films eg. “Good Morning Vietnam”, “Rain Man”, “Bugsy”, “Avalon”, “Wag the Dog” and “Man of the Year”. Daily also worked on “Quiz Show” with Robert Redford and “Adventures in Baby Sitting” with Chris Columbus.
“The Pardon” is directed by Tom Anton, produced by Tom Anton, Sandi Russell, Jacqueline George and Blair Daily. The film stars Jaime King (“Sin City”, “Hart of Dixie”), Academy Award nominee John Hawkes (“Winter’s Bone”, “Lincoln”), Jason Lewis, M.C. Gainey, T.J. Thyne, Tim Guinee, Leigh Whannell and John Valdetero.
Toni Jo Henry (Jaime King), partnered with Finnon ‘Arkie’ Burks (John Hawkes) in an ill-conceived plan to rob a bank, is arrested and accused of brutally murdering Joseph P. Calloway (John Valdetero), a traveling salesman, on Valentine’s Day 1940. In a system stacked against her, Toni Jo fights for her life with the help of two inexperienced tax attorneys and visits from Father Wayne Richard (T.J. Thyne). The sensational details of the crime and her remarkable beauty combine to deliver Toni Jo into unparalleled notoriety. A powerful story of love and despair, hope and redemption, “The Pardon” is based on an actual murder case tried in the State of Louisiana.
Creators of “The Pardon” have just launched the movie website @ http://www.thepardonmovie.com - there’s plenty more, indeed, coming soon!
NB Turns out - we got a "sneak preview" - the film-makers are still building their website, and the trailer is due for release soon, just not as soon as we caught it!