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  • Top 5 Concerts of the Coming week

    Top 5 Concerts of the Coming week
    Here are the Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week:
  • Documentary 'Take Me to the River' explores Memphis' musical genres

    Documentary 'Take Me to the River' explores Memphis' musical genres
    The loose, worshipful documentary "Take Me to the River" sets out to celebrate Memphis as a musical nexus of genres — blues, country, soul, rock — by sitting in on the recording of an album bringing together the region's legendary headliners...

    Music documentary 'Take Me To the River' covers a lot of familiar ground

    There have been earlier and better movies about "The Memphis Sound," with the documentary "Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story" being among the best. And there have been recent and better music documentaries built around the idea of giving music...

    SXSW Winner 'Take Me to the River' Gets U.S. Distribution

    Abramorama and Social Capital Films have teamed to acquired the U.S. theatrical rights to Martin Shore's music documentary "Take Me to the River" for a Sept. 12 release. The film celebrates the inter-generational and inter-racial musical influence of...

    RedEye's guide to Printers Row Lit Fest

    RedEye's guide to Printers Row Lit Fest
    There's nothing wrong with the usual summer fest trifecta of curb-sitting, head-bobbing and beer-sipping, but if you're craving a little more substance, mark your calendar for Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest, held June 7 and 8 in the blocks...