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Music

14 Sep. 2014

Johnny Mathis Compilation, November 17


Johnny Mathis‘ near 60-year tenure as a core artist at Columbia Records was only interrupted once, when he founded his own production company, Global Records, for a four-year stay at Mercury Records from 1963 to 1967.  His entire album output for that label (virtually every title rare and out of print for decades) is brought […]

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10 Sep. 2014

Chris Rock doing big things…again


Just announced, Paramount Pictures will distribute writer / director Chris Rock’s “TOP FIVE” worldwide, following rave reviews at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. Producer Scott Rudin along with partner Barry Diller and Brad Grey, Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures explained, “Chris and I go back decades, both personally and professionally.  I am particularly […]

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14 Aug. 2014

“Finding Fela” playing in select California cities beginning August 15


Finding Fela is an insightful and provocative look into the life of Nigerian musician/activist Fela Kuti (1938 – 1997), his music, and his social and political importance. This in-depth look at the man who created Afrobeat (a fusion of Jazz, traditional West African rhythms, Funk, Highlife, and psychedelic rock) brings audiences close to Mr. Kuti’s fight […]

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28 Jul. 2014

Jill Scott on loving James Brown!


Time and again we’ve heard the expression, “Behind every great man is a strong woman.” Such is inferred of DeeDee Brown perhaps the better known second wife of entertainment legend, James Brown–in GET ON UP–the new film that presents a behind-the-scenes portrayal of Brown’s interpersonal relationships. Starring Chadwick Boseman (DRAFT DAY, 42) as Brown, the […]

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26 Jul. 2014

No Brown without Byrd


Actor Nelsan Ellis (left) as Bobby Byrd, James Brown’s right hand man in the new film, GET ON UP The one and only James Brown– proclaimed “Godfather of Soul” who forever changed the landscape of rhythm, blues, funk and dance around the world–was a composite of influences, mostly negative, as the story’s told in GET […]

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19 Jun. 2014

Astro in new family film, July 2


Astro (Brian Bradley) made his debut on FOX’s X Factor as a young teenager rapping his infectious original song “Stop Looking at My Momz” about his single mother. Since then, the Brooklyn native’s star has continued to shine and he has never backed down from a challenge. While his bold personality butted heads with X-Factor […]

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18 Jun. 2014

Clint Eastwood and the silky sounds of JERSEY BOYS


JERSEY BOYS, the quintessential American success story will put a sway in your back and possibly a tear in your eye with memories of youthful fancies and far-fetched dreams. The film version of the four-time TONY-award-winning, smash Broadway hit reaches new heights under the skillful direction of four-time Oscar winner Clint Eastwood (Million Dollar Baby, […]

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03 Apr. 2014

Only on OWN!


Once launched, it takes a while for a new television station to get its “sea legs” and the growing cable network, OWN, the Oprah Winfrey imprint is no different. Now, three solid broadcast years under foot– a widening audience, compelling, entertaining original programs and a unique strategic business partnership with media multi-hyphenate, Tyler Perry– OWN […]

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06 Feb. 2014

Everything is LEGO!


Two of my college sorority sisters joined me for the Lego Land experience and we actually felt like teens again. From the brightly colored, cartoon images that lined the walls of our hotel room to the life-size costume characters that greeted us as we came and went, this trip down memory lane was a fitting […]

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03 Dec. 2013

SWEET DREAMS


A film by Lisa and Rob Fruchtman Opens December 6 Opera Plaza in San Francisco Shattuck in Berkeley A remarkable group of Rwandan women defies the devastation of genocide to form the country’s first all-female drumming troupe and open the county’s first ice cream shop. SWEET DREAMS is an International Film Circuit release, runs for […]

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