Evangelicals and Art: Johann Strauss II

This weekend I am going to showcase the beautiful music of Johann Strauss II. Johann was born in Austria on October 25, 1825 and lived until June 3, 1899. Johann is well known as an Austrian composer of light music especially dance music and operettas. He was known as “The Waltz King” and helped popularize the waltz in Vienna in the 19th century. There is a lot to feature in time but I thought I would start off with some well known works. Tritsch-Tratsch Polka is very established and has been used in movie soundtracks occasionally. I hope you have a good weekend!  Continue reading

Evangelicals and Art: The Goodbye Girl

This weekend I am going to feature a musical by Marvin Hamlisch and David Zippel. The Goodbye Girl is based off a 1977 film which is about two people who are forced to share an apartment who fall in love. It came out on Broadway in 1993. A couple of songs I would recommend are “How Can I Win”,”Who Would Have Thought?”,”I Think I Can Play This Part” and “What a Guy.” Hope you guys have a good weekend!  Continue reading

Evangelicals and Art: Billy Elliot

Billy Elliot is a musical that has been quite popular on both sides of the Atlantic. It is composed by Elton John and it opened on the West End of London in 2005, and came to Broadway in 2008. This musical is about a boy who gives up boxing to become a dancer. Its set against the 1984 and 1985 Miners Strike in the United Kingdom. Two songs that are touching are “The Letter” and “Electricity.” Enjoy your weekend!  Continue reading