WaTaino CD – Across Bank Street Dimensions ii - Mistaken Move movie – Mildred Bailey music – Chun University Praise Heritage Opera and Night of A Miracle Christmas Cantata Car Wreck -
Across Bank Street Dimensions ii – In 2021 I acted and wrote the music for this series of short films part i. Check it out on Facebook by searching for Across Bank Street. Now, Director/writer Nancy Hanks is working on the second episode. We shot one scene recently at an old mine near Wallace and are halfway finished shooting the rest of the film in Wallace this week starting June 18th. I am producing, composing, editing and acting in this film which is a lot of fun. Press the <Play> button at the bottom of this podcast to hear a funny song I wrote called Have Fun At Your Funeral featuring Penny Herman from Hollywood and I singing this comedic duet about death.
WaTaino CD Update- A famous Puerto Rican comedian and actor named Raulito Carbonell is filming a documentary on Puerto Rican landmark sites and is using the Wataino CD music created by me and co-writer Orlando Sanchez for the soundtrack. Here is a link to watch the short first clip: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JJq6ofExGXNV9jPqtdX_5MSsk_MdnBXo/view
Mistaken Move movie – I talked with writer/director Jimmy Cullors who said the movie will be ready for release in two or three weeks. I wrote the music for the soundtrack for this full-length feature murder mystery movie called Mistaken Move that Jimmy shot in 2021in Las Vegas.
Mildred Bailey Music –Cecilia Curtis of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe is singing songs made famous by Mildred Bailey, a member of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe at The Coeur d’Alene Tribal Casino. Contact the Casino for dates and times. I created the show, transcribed the music and conducted the band until my retirement from this project. Mildred Bailey died 70 years ago, but before that she had several number 1 hit songs with the Paul Whiteman Band and others on the radio.
Chun University – I answered an Indeed ad for a composer and was hired to arrange a hymn opera called Heritage of Praise that will be performed in June of 2023 in Charleton North Carolina. I just finished arranging the 21 songs for piano and voice and three orchestra pieces. It’s been hard work, but fun and satisfying.
Chun University also agreed to perform the premiere of a Christmas Cantata called Night of A Miracle that I co-write with Sandra Lewis-Pringle. The piece will be performed December 20th, 2022 in Charlottte North Carolina. I will have a video of the performance on my website and on YouTube shortly afterwards.
Car Wreck – Someone T-boned my car on November 15th and I suffered two brain bleeds and a stroke. My lawyer advised me to stay off Facebook until the case settled. The case was recently settled in my favor and so I am free to communicate again. Luckily, I can still walk and think even though I suffered a permanent disability. I did pay off my mortgage and we ended up with a new car, so there is a happy ending.
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Gary A. Edwards