Artist bio

Luther A. Blackwell, Jr. Playwright and Composer Luther Blackwell received private training and secondary training at Berklee School of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Oberlin, Ohio and the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Mr. Blackwell has independent film and record companies, BSMF Films and LuNeIs Records. Luther has written more than 400 songs, plus musical scores for Off-Broadway shows. Credits include: "Generation X," "The Game", "Let's Go", "The Grinches that Stole Bridgeportville", and "Marginal Saints”. "Marginal Saints" is a 2003 winner of the New York International Fringe Festival and a feature length movie, filmed in 2005. In 2006, Luther with Bob Ramos of “Sports Talk in Black ‘n’ White” and “The Bottom Line” completed a documentary on the greatest football player of all time – the legendary Jim Brown – entitled “Jim Brown UNPLUGGED”. In addition to teaching, he has been instrumental in giving youth the opportunity to learn and participate in the performing arts as co-founder of Shiloh Academy of the Creative Arts, Hall Academy of the Fine Arts, and founder of Original Works, Inc. Original Works Inc. was selected by the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Connecticut Commission on Children for the Arts, and After School Demonstration Initiative as one of three pilot sites. Luther was the videographer for Roosevelt Elementary School’s “President Obama's Arts and Humanities Turn-Around Arts Initiative” in 2015-2016. Mr. Blackwell's unique talents as educator, instrumentalist, conductor, vocal coach, composer and arranger make him a sought after musician. Currently, Luther is the personal manager for R&B Recording Artists: Denzel Williams, Jariba Dawkins, Shadiya Thompson, and DJ Tony Crush, of “The Legendary Cold Crush Brothers”. He is the Executive Director and Program Director of Blackwell's School of Music and Film, and Music Director for New Hope Missionary Baptist Youth Singers, located at 1100 Park Avenue in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Chloe’ Lomax – Blackwell Actress and Singer Theatre Forward hosted a Black Tie Gala Fundraiser at The Pierre in New York in 2018 and Chloe' was selected to perform her August Wilson monologue for the event. One of the celebrities there was actor, screenwriter, producer and playwright Chazz Palminteri. After Chloe' performed, Chazz took her hand and said "Young lady you have the gift not too many people have, the natural gift, but you have it. You will audition for different roles and you may not get every part you audition for, that is only because you are not what they are looking for at that moment. But don't stop because you are going to make it. And how old are you, 15 years old – Oh, My God!!" Also that night, Mr. Wilson’s wife, Constanza Romero, hugged Chloe' and told her "August would have been so proud of you.” Chloe' was 15 years old and a freshman at Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School, where she is majoring in Theater. Chloe' has been acting in original plays and short films from the age of four with her father's company, Blackwell's School of Music and Film and his non-profit company, Original Works Inc. and has been very dedicated to it. In the past, she performed in “Hairspray”, “Annie Jr”., “Still Life With Iris”, and “Bugsy Malone”. She has also done behind-the-scenes work with the play Alice and Wonderland. Though Chloe' has a true passion of being on Broadway or making it to the big screen, she understands that in loving education, as well, it can get her further than performing on a stage. Chloe' is currently taking Chinese for her language in school and has become very fond of it. As a result, she is a US-China Student Ambassador with Yale University and desires to promote the Chinese culture and language. Upon graduation, her desired colleges are Yale for her MBA and NYU Tisch for Drama. Chloe’s inspiration is seeing actors and writers create a piece that has meaning and that can have the power to make an impact on people’s lives. She wants her acting to have a positive effect in the show business and throughout life. Jendaia Stevens Actress and Singer Jendaia Stevens is an actor/singer. She was a 15-year old freshman at Capital Prep Harbor. Jendaia started dabbling with the performing arts at a young age with her first play, “The Oz”, in the 1st grade. Jendaia has opened for the popular gospel group, "The Walls", at the 2018 New Haven 20th Gospel Fest. She is a lead singer for The New Hope Missionary Baptist Church Youth Choir, has performed at Bridgeport Connecticut Town Hall, and she placed in the 2018 Annual Martin Luther King Contest. Jendaia will be releasing her first gospel single with a selection from the Gospel Play “Being 15 entitled “Ask For More”. When not performing, Jendaia enjoys cheerleading for her school and spending time with her friends. Jendaia plans are to attend a performing arts university after finishing high school.


Clipped Wings Of An Angel

Artist Statement

Clipped Wings of an Angel is 1 of 6 selections from (BEING 15) a Gospel Play with Music.

The 1 hour Gospel Play with Music is about two 15 year old freshmen girls from a Performing Arts High School in New Haven, Connecticut showcasing their talents to a talent scout and then realize that they have to make some real life decision – to stand on God's word or use the world method of solving their problem, which could lead them down a life of pain and suffering.

How it fits into contest


We have to remember Ephesians 6:12 "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but
against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against
the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms"

Psalms 91

Father, I praise You that I dwell in the secret place of the Most High and that I shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [whose power no foe can withstand]. I will say of You, Lord, "The Lord is my refuge and my fortress, my God; on Him I lean and rely, and in Him I confidently trust!"

When I came home I started listening to "Fred Hammond "No Weapon Form Against Me" and I prayed in the name of Jesus to rebuke my enemies. Do you know the next day the 4 of them just walked by and never bothered me again.

I understand, I'm not letting anything take the place of my Lord and Savior. We have to do our part as we grow in Christ to keep learning, because God say in Hosea 4:6 "My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge, because you have rejected knowledge, I also reject you as
my priests; because you have ignored the law of your God, I also will ignore your children."

Oh my God, that is why God tells us to "Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful." Joshua 1:18, Hey I remember the verse for Sunday School.

I'm feeling you girl, I want to know everything that I need to be doing to for fill God's will. So I will get my reading done because it is my desire to be the Christian he want me to be.

Choir Member 1: (AS CLIPPED WINGS OF AN ANGELA END SPEAK) "How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to God's word. Seek Him with all your heart; do not stray from God commands. Hide God's word in your heart that you might not sin against Him.
Psalms 119:9-11

Choir Member 2: The Apostle Paul wrote "For the Kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of Power"!!! 1 Corinthians 4:20

So Tina; what are you going to do now the Lord has open your eyes, ears and heart to his word. I believe it is time for you to start to add the works to your faith because the Bible says "For as the body without the spirit is dead so faith without works is dead also" James 2:26

PSALM 140,
Rescue me, Lord, from evildoers;
protect me from the violent,
who devise evil plans in their hearts
and stir up war every day
They make their tongues as sharp as a serpent's;
the poison of vipers is on their lips.
Keep me safe, Lord, from the hands of the wicked;
protect me from the violent,
who devise ways to trip my feet.
The arrogant have hidden a snare for me;
they have spread out the cords of their net
and have set traps for me along my path.
I say to the Lord, "You are my God."
Hear, Lord, my cry for mercy.
Sovereign Lord, my strong deliverer,
you shield my head in the day of battle.
Do not grant the wicked their desires, Lord;
do not let their plans succeed.
Those who surround me proudly rear their heads;
may the mischief of their lips engulf them.
May burning coals fall on them;
may they be thrown into the fire,
into miry pits, never to rise.
May slanderers not be established in the land;
may disaster hunt down violent.
I know that the Lord secures justice for the poor
and upholds the cause of the needy.
Surely the righteous will praise your name,
and the upright will live in your presence.


Lyrics and Melody by Thayer Baker
Music by Luther A. Blackwell Jr.
Filmed and Edited by Luther A. Blackwell Jr.
Playwright and Composer Luther A. Blackwell Jr.
Executive Producers Luther A. Blackwell Jr.
Produced and Directed by Luther A. Blackwell Jr.

Chloe’ Lomax – Blackwell
Actress and Singer

Jendaia Stevens
Actress and Singer

How to Purchase this Artwork

This song and music video can be purchase as a single or part of the Gospel Play "BEING 15" You can order it @
Physical copy of song on CD: $10 dollars, DVD of music video: $15 dollars
Digital copy of song and music video download: $5 dollars

Other Goods & Services Available from this Artist

Cost to book the show to your church or organization:

FIRST PACKAGE: 60/40 split, Blackwell Entertainment CT will receive 60 percent of the sales of tickets and love offering and the church or organization receives 40 percent of the ticket sales and love offering. The 60 percent of tickets and love offering must be paid at the end of each show.

• Blackwell Entertainment will be allowed to set-up its vending table to sell merchandise
• Video tapping will only be done by Blackwell Entertainment videographer
• The minimum price for a ticket can't be lower than $10 dollars per show.
• The church or organization is responsible for the selling of a minimum of 100 tickets per show.

SECOND PACKAGE: Blackwell Entertainment CT will receive $1,000 dollars per show from the church or organization. A deposit of $500 must be paid 2 weeks prior to the show and the balance will be paid before the start of the each show.

• Blackwell Entertainment will be allowed to set-up its vending table to sell merchandise
• Video tapping will only be done by Blackwell Entertainment CT videographer


If you are interested in booking this hour play

"BEING 15"

for your church or organization, please contact

Luther A. Blackwell Jr.

Blackwell Entertainment CT
(203) 916-3552

Thank You!!!

Transcript / Lyrics

Clipped Wings of an Angel

Lyrics and Melody by Thayer Baker Music by Luther A. Blackwell Jr.

I don't know how
I don't know when
I just know that, when I try to fly The wind was not my friend
I didn't know Just where to go
I didn't know just what to do
All I know is that I need something more And Lord that something more is you Lord teach me to fly into your presents
I need to spread my wings
I need to fly into the heavens And to Your praises I will sing I was paralyzed by my life Trying to do it on my own
But here I stand Trying to Fly
With a Clipped Wings of an Angel

(Repeat Verse)

It might a been Your Mercy It could a been Your Grace
It must a been Your Love that found me When I, try to hide my face from You
I knew I wasn't right
And that I was in despair
I knew I needed something more
And Lord that something more is You So here I stand Lord
Trying to Fly
With Clipped Wings of an Angel


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