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High Expectations played in theaters one night only, April 8, so that it would be eligible for the major cinematic awards. It will soon be available again on major movie streaming platforms. White is credited with getting Evans’ music to the big screen. And it all happened by chance. Evans owns a website called musicformylyrics.com. When White went looking for someone to put music to his lyrics, he stumbled across that website and on a whim sent the words to Evans. “I write music for people literally all over the world who can’t or don’t write music,” explains Evans, who resides in Conehatta with his family. “Through my website, people send me lyrics and I write the music, verse, chorus, or whatever they need. I send them back an idea and if they like it we move forward and make it a song. I get about 300 visitors a week to my website. “It just so happens that Chris found my website and sent me his lyrics. I wrote the music and melody and sent it back. He didn’t just like it, he loved it. He jumped for joy. His

Chas Evans estimates he’s composed the music for well over 1,000 songs over the past decade. But he’s never composed music heard on the big screen. That is until now. The East Central Community College music instructor sat with family and friends in a Pearl, Miss., theatre April 8 as the sound of his work played throughout the theater and his name appeared in the closing credits. The first names to scroll by under “Music” were Chris White and Chas Evans. The movie is High Expectations , and Evans wrote the mu- sic and the melody for the theme song by the same name. White wrote the lyrics to the song and wrote and produced the movie as well. The drama stars Kelsey Grammer, the Emmy and Golden Globe award winner of Cheers and Frasier sitcom fame; singer turned actress Ally Brooke, best known as a member of the all-girl singing group Fifth Harmony in her acting debut; and Taylor Gray, who was the voice of Ezra Bridger in the animated TV series Star Wars Rebels . Touted as the best American soccer drama in decades,


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