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Playwright – A Taste Of Heaven: The Musical
Harlan was inspired by God to write the lyrics to 24 songs and the story for "A Taste of Heaven: The Musical," a stage production that premiered in 2010. The story features biblical characters that were touched by Jesus' three-year ministry on Earth. The story begins in Heaven, where Gabriel sends Isaiah and a young angel named Morty down to present-day Earth to produce a musical revue about Jesus' life. "A Taste of Heaven" then becomes a revue within a story within a musical. Morty casts actors to play the biblical characters and falls in love with the singer who plays the role of Mary. Then the real fun begins. The story ends back in Heaven with a cliff-hanger ending only God could deliver. "A Taste of Heaven" is an uplifting musical journey the whole family can enjoy, now being adapted as a feature film.
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Audio - L.I.G.H.T. (Living In God's Hands Today)
God inspired Harlan to write and produce L.I.G.H.T., a dramatic radio drama with true stories of how God works in peoples' lives. L.I.G.H.T. was produced in NYC using some of New York's leading actors and voiceover talent. Harlan produced 40 episodes, which ran on Christian radio stations across the country and won the coveted Angel Award for 'Excellence in Broadcasting.' In addition to being entertaining, L.I.G.H.T. conveys an inspirational, spiritual message. L.I.G.H.T. is currently being adapted into a weekly dramatic television series. L.I.G.H.T. is also donated to prison libraries so inmates can listen to true inspirational stories of how God works in the lives of His people. To date, all the prisons in Florida and Missouri and half of the prisons in Texas have albums of L.I.G.H.T. on CD's and all the prisons in Illinois listen to L.I.G.H.T. on a free podcast.
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Literature – Once Upon a Corner in Detroit
In 1971, while working as an art director in Detroit’s largest ad agency, I spent my lunch hour everyday drawing caricatures of celebrities who were being interviewed on a noontime talk show hosted by J.P. McCarthy, titled, “Focus” on
WJR, a Detroit radio station. WJR was in the Fisher Building on one corner of Grand Boulevard and Second Avenue. Campbell Ewald Advertising was in the General Motors Building on another corner and across the street on a third corner was the Steering Wheel Restaurant, where WJR was broadcasting the interview show. Having ‘lunch’ with famous people is where ONCE UPON A CORNER IN DETROIT began.
”Focus” was an hour-long show, and three guests would be interviewed, allowing me only 16 minutes to capture each celebrity. After the interview, I met the guests, Clint Eastwood, Jessie Owens, Carol Channing, James Earl Jones, and
96 others. Each celebrity autographed their caricature. Some wrote comments and only two weren’t exactly complimentary.
This book features my collection of sixty-five autographed celebrity caricatures with a short biography of each, plus the back story for this fascinating time during my career as an artist. In addition to the caricatures in this book, I’ve also sketched other celebrities at a variety of Hollywood parties that included Zsa Zsa Gabor, Buzz Aldren and Danny Kaye, to name just a few. Unfortunately, they all kept their caricatures. ONCE UPON A CORNER IN DETROIT is a fascinating and unique coffee table book and wonderful gift item that readers will enjoy time and again.