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Just in Time for Thanksgiving – NJ’s Red October on PBS
NJ's Red October logo If you’re in the Northeast of the USA, PBS station WNJN has scheduled this documentary by award-winning filmmaker Nancy O’Mallon to appear this weekend.   The half hour documentary is everything you ever wanted to know about cranberries and how they came to be a major crop in New Jersey.

Original music by Andrew Ingkavet and featuring Mike Stidolph on fiddle, mandolin, banjo and dobro.

Paramount Pictures Release of Noelle on DVD
Finally, you can watch this film which had a very limited theatrical release last Christmas.  It tells the story of Father Jonathan Keene and the small town on the Cape which turns his life around.  Written, directed and starring David Wall with just about his entire family and the townsfolk of a small village on Cape Cod.  There’s even a cameo by Michael Sweet, ex frontman for Christrian rockers Stryper.  Sweet sings, well, sweetly in the climactic moments of the movie.  Formerly titled “Mrs. Worthington’s Party” the film won an award for Best Director at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival.
It’s now available at Amazon and a store near you.  Original score by Head Monk, Andrew Ingkavet.
Production Music That Inspires
Make Opera Not War We’ve been setting up some interesting lists of music for real-life usage on our blog.  Here’s some recent posts.

Browse the entire production music library.

New Music from New Monks
We’re always adding quality music from amazing artists, composers and producers worldwide.  Recent additions to our roster include the thoroughly interesting electronica with kitchen-sink of Filip Marian, the piano jazz stylings of Tom Scarano, the searing modern metal of Martin Haene, the thoroughly diverse Nicholas Markos who has created a plethora of Christmas music in just about every conceivable style, the warm pop of Jeneen Terrana, the melancholic folk of Lisa Cerbone and the dark brooding horror of Marinho Nobre.  Also welcome to ex-Nashville studio mult-instrumentalist Mike Stidolph with some warm country/bluegrass and even jazz.
Other news from other monks are that yes, Tom Curiano is working on a very cool project with former very high profile prog-rock singer/frontman.  Matthew Puckett has had considerable success with a possible Grammy nomination for his theme music to the ABC show Hopkins.  Ahh yeah!  Jazz guru Dave Ephross has been gigging all over the planet and recently did a show for Mr. Vice President/Nobel Laureat Al Gore.  Doug Sparling has a track featured on the CD compilation Celtic Shores 2 .
Happy Fall and Happy Thanksgiving.

The Head Monk


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