Becoming King: How David Oyelowo Prepared Spiritually for “Selma”

David Oyowelo (center) as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in the film "Selma" (Photo via Paramount Pictures)

Editor's Note: A few days before the magnificent new film Selma opened in wide release Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, I had the chance to speak with the British actor David Oyelowo who portrays Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in the film.  Born in Oxford, England to Nigerian parents, Oyelowo, 38, was raised in the Baptist church. His Christian faith continues to be a driving force of his life and work. Below is a transcript of our conversation about faith, film, Dr. King, and the extraordinary Selma. ~ … [Read more...]

Freebies! New music from Jason Harrod

Homeslice Jason Harrod, an absolutely lovely fellow whom I am blessed to count among my dearest friends, posted a new song on his Web site."When I Came Down Off the Mountain" is the name of the tune.Have a listen HERE.Jason is touring. Here are his upcoming gigs, INCLUDING A SHOW TONITE IN CUDDEBACKVILLE, NY.Don't miss him if you have the chance to catch him live. He's a wonder.10/1/2010Benefit for Neversink Valley Area MuseumD&H Canal Park Visitor Center58 Hoag … [Read more...]