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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 →

Priscilla Reveals a Darker Side of Elvis

Per Matt Now that November has arrived and the awards season inches ever closer despite the lingering SAG-AFTRA Hollywood strike, the need for entertainment options grows even greater as the holidays approach. A24 Films offers its prestige picture, Priscilla, which… 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 →

Moonage Daydream Peeks into David Bowie’s Soul

Per Matt If you thought you knew everything about David Bowie, think again. You might be a huge fan of the musician’s glam-rock stage… but you may not recognize the different types of media he explored during his hiatus from… 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 →

Music Unites All as Bill & Ted Face the Music

Per Matt Nothing screams the ’80s like a time-traveling phone booth. While it was a great decade for movies, little did we know a franchise would be based around a couple of slackers from San Dimas. Two years later, those… Continue Reading →

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