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Movies Till Dawn: Vintage Distractions

“My Little Chickadee” (1940, Kino Lorber) The lawless Western town of Greasewood City is no match for the twin Dionysian forces of saloon singer and free thinker Flower Belle (Mae West) and garrulous con man Cuthbert J. Twillie (W.C. Fields), … Continue reading

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Robert Gordon “Memphis Rent Party” Reading and Interview by Scott Goldman at The GRAMMY Museum

I was immediately attracted to the idea of covering Robert Gordon at The GRAMMY Museum for his new book and compilation album called “Memphis Rent Party“. I was more familiar with his youthful music career, not as aware of his … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: The Saturday Morning Strange – “Clambake” (1967)

Facing a life burdened by privilege, oil scion Elvis Presley leaves his Texas home to seek out life as lived by ordinary folks. Opportunity knocks in a chance encounter with Will Hutchins, who’s headed to Florida to work as a … Continue reading

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SWEET TALK—2016 V-Day Report: The Bar is Low

Have you ever seen that light in a woman’s eyes? “Which light?” you may ask. “The look of love? Or the look of horror?” Results may vary depending on your Valentine’s Day gift, and there can be a fine line. … Continue reading

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Retro CD Mailbag: Miles Davis, Nas, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash

Miles Davis – Miles At The Fillmore 1970/ The Bootleg Series Vol 3 (Legacy Recordings) Fans of Miles’ Bitches Brew-era live recordings have been well served in recent years, with several stunning concert recordings made available on the album’s deluxe … Continue reading

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The Avery Schreiber Playhouse’s “Elvis is in the Building” Makes for a Night of Lively Fun!

When you think of a tribute to Elvis Presley rife with impersonators, female back-up singers and sultry dancing, you generally think of a Vegas lounge act and a cheesy one at that; not a classic black box theatre production at … Continue reading

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