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  • Jimi Hendrix is Reborn Again

    Jimi Hendrix is Reborn Again
    John Ridley's Hendrix biopic, All Is by My Side, starring dead ringer and Outkast member André Benjamin as Jimi (but without any of Jimi's actual music), premiered last month at the Toronto Film Festival (to mixed reviews). On Nov. 5, Bloomsbury publishes Starting At Zero: His Own Story, a collection of Hendrix's own lyrics and writings — on hotel stationary, cigarette packs and beer mats — stitched together with interviews and lyrics. That same day, Experience Hendrix, Jimi's official estate, unleashes their own double-dose: American Masters: Jimi Hendrix — Hear My Train A Comin', a PBS documentary (beefed up with extras for the DVD), and Miami Pop Festival, a CD and double 12" vinyl release marking the first time the Experience's 1968 performance hits the non-bootleg market.
  • Public TV in Germany, It's No PBS

    Public TV in Germany, It's No PBS
    German television is different than television in the United States.  That is what I have gathered after visiting two German TV outlets, one public and one private. The largest difference is that public television gets about 50% of the viewership in...

    TV picks for the week of April 20-26

    Bad teachers, evil cats and lazy Sundays there's something to offend everybody on the upcoming television schedule. Here's what caught my eye this week: Sunday: "In My Dreams," 8 p.m., ABC: This made-for-TV movie about romance and a magic fountain...

    Paul Robeson, times two, speaks to L.A.

    Paul Robeson, times two, speaks to L.A.
    "What's my motivation?" is a standard laugh line satirizing the acting profession, a livelihood in which it's not always clear why one is doing what one needs to do. At the moment, Daniel Beaty and Keith David may be the two American actors least likely...

    New York Mayor De Blasio names new film commissioner

    New York Mayor De Blasio names new film commissioner
    New York City has a new film commissioner. Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed Cynthia Lopez as the new head of the city's Office of Media and Entertainment. Lopez, formerly an executive vice president of PBS' award-winning "POV" (Point of View)...