Luke's Gospel Chapters 1 through 6 with commentary, sacred and secular songs performed by Fr. James DiLuzio for CD and MP3
I created LUKE LIVE!--a dramatic proclamation of the Gospel of Luke with commentary, discussion questions, songs both sacred and secular PLUS multi-faith sensitivity--for my special Paulist Fathers ministry that began in October 2003. From the start, many members of my audiences have asked for an audio CD to use as ongoing reflection on the Gospel and to enjoy my musical performances. With time constraints due to my travels throughout the USA and Canada with Luke Live! plus intermittently expanding my performance art to include all 24 chapters, and, of course, my regular pastoral duties, and financial constraints, recording a CD set was never possible until NOW. Thanks to the KICKSTARTER program and YOU my dream to record my work and publish it has become a viable possibility. Please see my video for all the details and a sample of my work. And feel free to visit my website www.lukelive.com , too. All proceeds for this recording will pay for mechanical licenses (copyright permissions) for texts, songs, song arrangements, musicians and studio time. The more you are able to give, the more musicians I can hire and the more enhancements I can add to the CD. And note, because LUKE LIVE! is performance art, I have made it accessible to everyone, with or without a religious affiliation, spirituality or secular philosophy. I could have titled it “LUKE FOR EVERYONE!” but that phrase was already copyrighted!
I realize you may be asking, “Why are you looking for my help to finance your CD set when you continue to perform Luke Live to enthusiastic audiences everywhere? “ The reason is because all the proceeds from my actual Luke Live! missions are rightfully designated to the Paulist Fathers to sustain our life and ministries. Thus, this CD project is my own, independent venture. For clarification purposes, please know that your gift goes to me personally and will be recorded as my taxable income as an individual. (I haven’t earned money as an individual since I joined the Paulists in 1987!!!) So you must be aware that your help in financing my project cannot be considered a charitable contribution or a gift to the Paulist Fathers. You will simply become generous producers giving a priest performer a break! I hope you enjoy my Kickstarter video and the “Thank You” gifts I’ve arranged for your pledge. I am confident you will find satisfaction and blessings financing LUKE LIVE—The First Six Chapters for CD and MP3! This is truly a KICKSTARTER, for the proceeds from my CD sales will go toward recording Part 2--Chapters 7 through 12! There's always more to explore! THANK YOU EVER SO MUCH!
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There are many challenges for me once this project gets going. The most imminent is recruiting the professional musicians for studio time based on the variety of their schedules. Thankfully, I have their fees and schedules but not all are available at the same time. Michael Walsh of TheSmoothSpot.com recording studio (visit his website) has lots of flexibility, thank God! As for me, I have a couple of weeks in November and all of January to make this work! After the recordings are complete—over 6 hours of program!--my next step is to complete copyright permissions (length of recorded text, length of song renditions required before these are finalized) and mail the publishers their royalties. After that, I will have the rights to make duplicate copies for sale. Then, I have to work with photographers and artists to create the CD jackets and packaging while I am mailing out your pledge gifts and working with the manufactures and the ITUNES folks. Of course, throughout the remainder of this year and into next I’m traveling with LUKE LIVE!
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Receive a LUKE LIVE! postcard with my THANKS, and, if you wish, I will add your name to a special page on my website that will list you as an "Audio CD Backer."Estimated delivery:
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Luke Live! postcard, optional name on website as "Audio CD Backer" PLUS Photos from Recording Sessions sent to your emailEstimated delivery:
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All of the above PLUS Luke Live! Pencil Caddy with 1 dozen pencils with Luke Live! LogoEstimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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This is what you've been waiting for: your own autographed CD Set: "Luke Live!--The First 6 Chapters" PLUS Live Live! Pencil Caddy and 1 dozen pencils. (Pencil Caddy & Pencils mailed in February; CD upon completion.)Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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Your own autographed 6 CD set of LUKE LIVE-The First 6 Chapters PLUS Pencil Caddy, Pencils and LUKE LIVE mug. (Mug and Pencil set mailed in February; CD upon completion.)Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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EVERYTHING! Your own autographed 6 CD set of LUKE LIVE!--The First 6 Chapters PLUS Luke Live Pencil Caddy, Pencils, Mug and T-Shirt! (All gratuities mailed in February; CD upon completion.)This amount will REALLY help us reach our goal!Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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EVERYTHING! PLUS 3 additional 6-CD sets (total of 4) PLUS I will arrange a Phone Call or Skype call to discuss Luke's Gospel, Faith & Culture and/or my story of my journey to the Paulist Fathers and creating Luke Live! (All gratuities mailed in February; CD upon completion; Phone calls In January and thereafter.) The more who can pledge this amount, the more MUSICIANS I can hire!!! HELP SUPPORT LOCAL TALENT!Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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EVERYTHING! PLUS: a One-Evening performance of Luke Live! in your home or other venue (auditorium/club house, etc.) in or near any of these cities: New York, NY & Tri-state area; Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN; Chicago, IL; Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA; Grand Rapids, MI; Washington DC. Boston, MA; Portland, OR, Memphis, TN, Knoxville, TN, Toronto, CA; Daytona Beach, FL (Flagler and Ormond Beach counties) ; Largo, FL; Vero Beach, FL; St. Louis, MO; (These are cities where PAULISTS have foundations or I have family where I can stay!!!) Schedule from June through September 2013 or later.Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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EVERYTHING! PLUS regions for a LUKE LIVE! EVENING extended to ANYWHERE Continental USA. (This level of giving will pay for my airfaire, hotel and rental car.) Schedule from June through September 2013 or later.Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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