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Back to Black Paints a Promising Picture of Amy Winehouse

Major life decisions can be quite dramatic. Weighing the pros and cons of each one isn’t something to be taken lightly. And if the choice is made poorly, one could easily live a lifetime of regret, full of too many… Continue Reading →

A Star is Born: Carey Mulligan Accentuates Maestro

Per Matt For comedy fans of a certain age, The Maestro might refer to a character fond of quick-acting balms who conducts the Policeman’s Benevolent Association Orchestra, but Bradley Cooper had a different story in mind for the title. Premiering… Continue Reading →

Sacha Jenkins Gets All Up in the Biz!

Per Matt Two words that absolutely describe the musical/lyrical style of Biz Markie would be “outrageous” and “fun,” and quite often, it’s outrageously fun. Whether he was beatboxing, rapping, DJing or making appearances in big Hollywood productions, the Clown Prince… Continue Reading →

Black & Blues Documents Louis Armstrong’s Melodious Memoirs

Per Matt You may have heard that Louis Armstrong was labeled as the founding father of jazz music. He’s also been described as the “greatest influence” of the genre. Throughout his career, he was a trumpeter, a singer, a performer,… Continue Reading →

The Al Yankovic Story is Just as Weird as Its Subject

Who doesn’t love some “Weird Al” Yankovic? As I write this, I start thinking that I will get some social-media anger from the haters. (It’s inevitable, as a vast pool of people just has nothing better to do in life.)… Continue Reading →

Patiently, Tanya Tucker Returns (Courtesy of Brandi Carlile, Shooter Jennings)

Per Matt Don’t call it a comeback, because she’s been here for years. “Relaunch” is the preferred clarification for Tanya Tucker, whose experience within the music industry, along with her hard-partying reputation, is what delayed her return to the pop-culture… Continue Reading →

The Nashville Film Festival Digs Into the Graveyard Shift

Per Matt The 2022 Nashville Film Festival has an incredible lineup for attendees to experience through a variety of media, and this is one event that I’ve been looking forward to attending for a while, now. I’ve previously attended the… Continue Reading →

Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story is a Love Letter to Louisiana

Per Matt Jazz music can be rock and roll, but it can also include rhythm and blues, funk, gospel and soul. Jazz is all of this and more. As a style, it is all encompassing. Originating within the United States,… Continue Reading →

The Harder They Fall Aims to Revive the Western Genre

Per Matt Western movies tend to follow tried-but-true tropes. I’ve enjoyed watching them throughout the years, but their storylines are often predictable. The good guys are often officers upholding the law, chasing down criminals or even Native Americans. Dances with… Continue Reading →

Summer of Soul Pays Respect to Long-Forgotten Music Festival

Per Matt It is tragic whenever culturally significant events are forgotten. During the Summer of 1969, literally 100 miles away from the Woodstock Music and Art Fair (which was taking place around the same time) was the Harlem Cultural Festival…. Continue Reading →

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