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  • World loses Oscar de la Renta, but I lose a good friend

    "I POSTPONE death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing." -- Anais Nin. Oscar de la Renta, a great friend and practically the king of the fashion world, left us this week. I had known Oscar since the days he started out at...
  • Miles Beyond the Biopic: Don Cheadle Riffs on a Jazz Legend

    Don Cheadle has managed to accomplish something no one has been able to pull off in two decades: serve up a bigscreen tale of jazz great Miles Davis. "Miles Ahead," in which the versatile actor portrays the legendary trumpeter, marks the directorial...
  • Getting it together for James Brown biopic

    Getting it together for James Brown biopic
    Before James Brown became the Godfather of Soul, before he donned the cape, before he even cut a record, he was an impoverished kid from rural Georgia. In the new biopic "Get on Up," the singer's hardscrabble childhood sets the stage for a tumultuous...
  • How does 'Jimi: All Is by My Side' compare to 2014's other music bios?

    How does 'Jimi: All Is by My Side' compare to 2014's other music bios?
    Filmmakers have long been drawn to stories of iconic musicians, and it's easy to see why: They come pre-packaged with charismatic characters, a rise-to-fame story arc (with the occasional fall from grace), a built-in audience and a killer soundtrack. None...
  • "Get On Up: The James Brown Story"

    "Get On Up: The James Brown Story"
     James Brown was revolutionary in the world of music and innovative in the world of business. However, he often had to take matters into his own hands. A movie about him, "Get On Up," directed by Tate Taylor ("The Help"), depicts how the "Godfather of...
  • Chadwick Boseman's soulful turn powers 'Get On Up,' reviews say

    James Brown earned his nickname as the Hardest Working Man in Show Business with passionate performances and relentless touring, so it's only fitting that Chadwick Boseman gives his all to portray the legendary soul singer in the new biopic "Get On Up."...
  • 'Get on Up' reaches for high concept instead of getting down

     'Get on Up' reaches for high concept instead of getting down
    At 2 hours and 18 minutes, the James Brown biopic "Get On Up" runs exactly two hours longer than the knockout YouTube clip of the real Mr. Dynamite performing up a storm in 1964's "The T.A.M.I. Show." It is not time well spent. Despite the linked...
  • 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Soars to Biggest Thursday Box Office Opening of the Year

    Who needs Iron Man? Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" got off to a rousing start on Thursday, rocketing to $11.2 million in late night preview screenings. That's the biggest pre-opening total of the year, besting another Marvel title, "Captain America:...
  • Social Media Buzz: Marvel's 'Guardians' to Fly High Above Box Office

    Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and predict box office success even before awareness turns into intent? We analyzed this weekend's new movies across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google (the...
  • Michelle Obama pushes for music, arts in schools at awards lunch

    Michelle Obama pushes for music, arts in schools at awards lunch
    First Lady Michelle Obama took to an entertainment-industry pulpit in Los Angeles to stump for expanding the role of arts in education, saying that 6 million children in the U.S. have no exposure to any form of arts in school. Speaking before an...
  • Chop & Quench brings Fela Kuti's 'The '69 L.A. Sessions' to life

    Chop & Quench brings Fela Kuti's 'The '69 L.A. Sessions' to life
    It was proclaimed more than once over the evening at California Plaza that history was being made in downtown Los Angeles on Friday night as part of the Grand Performances series. For the first time, a choice selection of the iconic Nigerian bandleader...