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First Look: Don Cheadle as Miles Davis in biopic 'Miles Ahead'

First Look: Don Cheadle as Miles Davis in biopic 'Miles Ahead'

Actor Don Cheadle’s obsession with Miles Davis began as a child with the jazz trumpeter’s album Porgy and Bess, a beloved staple of his family’s music collection. Now, Cheadle will make his feature film directorial debut with a crowdfunded biopic on Davis that will focus on the musician’s transition into music after a five-year hiatus—otherwise known ...

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"Jazz Unlimited" to Re-Air Documentary on St. Louis Jazz History Starting Sunday, July 6

Starting this coming Sunday, July 6, Dennis Owsley's “Jazz Unlimited" program will begin re-broadcasting Owsley's ten-part audio documentary on “The Jazz History of St. Louis." “This ten-week documentary is the second longest music documentary in the history of radio and certainly the longest music documentary in St. Louis radio (I did the second longest in St. ...

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Documentary: Bobby Womack

Soul singer-songwriter Bobby Womack died on Friday, June 27, at age 70. His career lasted 50 years, and he played a role in the recording careers of Sam Cooke, Sly Stone, the Rolling Stones and many other artists. His heartfelt sound is probably closest to Marvin Gaye and his influence was substantial, connecting gospel to romantic ...

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Don Cheadle pays tribute to jazz hero with "Miles Ahead"

Don Cheadle pays tribute to jazz hero with "Miles Ahead"

Using crowdfunding site Indiegogo, Don Cheadle announces he'll pay homage to hero and jazz legend Miles Davis. Don Cheadle is making a movie about Miles Davis, but he's quick to stress: It's not a biopic. “Standard biopics touch all the standard benchmarks for five seconds, then move on," Cheadle says. “They don't tell you a full ...

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Cincinnati music history fits Miles Davis film

Cincinnati music history fits Miles Davis film

Actor Don Cheadle has filmed movies around the world, so he's not totally surprised to be preparing to shoot his Miles Davis feature in Cincinnati. “You have architecture and the look here that can approximate the era that we're shooting in Manhattan, which Manhattan doesn't really have a lot of anymore," said Cheadle in the “Miles ...

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Actress, Singer Cynthia Basinet Comes Out To Support The Biff Presentation Of Blue Gold

Actress, Singer Cynthia Basinet Comes Out To Support The Biff Presentation Of Blue Gold

New York, NY: Cynthia Basinet comes out to support The Ninth Annual BIFF presentation of Blue Gold, a feature documentary the actress, singer appears in celebrates the cultural impact of American Blue jeans. Behind the designers and brands that cultivated an iconic Americana grit culture and the rugged work ethic of American miners. Through the artists ...

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A Film on Bill Frisell by Emma Franz

A Film on Bill Frisell by Emma Franz

A new film is being made on guitarist Bill Frisell. As one of the most influential and creative musicians of our time, a film about Frisell seems somewhat overdue. Filmed with unique access over three years, this documentary will be an intimate, behind-the scenes portrait. The film has been shot, directed and produced to date by ...

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Film / Soundtrack Review: O'apostolo


Film / Soundtrack Review: O'apostoloâ¨


From Moscow to Melbourne, O'Apostolo has numerous fans — everyone who sees it remarks how memorable it is. Richly detailed and exhaustively executed, O'Apostolo  was short-listed for an Oscar for best animation. A gothic, stop-motion adult fable set in the Camino de Santiago or Way of Saint James,  O'Apostolo follows Ramon, an escaped convict who takes off to ...

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Harlem To Hollywood Documentary Focuses On Billy Vera

Harlem To Hollywood Documentary Focuses On Billy Vera

Filmmakers Alan Swyer and Brad Spurr have begun an Indiegogo.com campaign for their documentary film “Harlem to Hollywood" that focuses on multi-talent Billy Vera; a singer, songwriter, music producer, Grammy winner, voice artist, actor, archivist, and disc jockey. It is a behind the scenes look at what it takes to succeed in the music industry and ...

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Documentary: The Rock Album

The long-playing album was conceived in 1948 as a convenient product for adults who wanted to listen to music in their living rooms without getting up every three minutes to turn over smaller 78s. Targeting the at-home adult market was a relatively new concept for the record industry in '48—and one that came out of necessity. ...


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