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Monthly Archives: April 2016

“It Takes a Long Time To Be Able To Play Like Yourself”

Miles Ahead, the excellent newly released Miles Davis biopic, will stay with you long after you leave the movie theater. In a mind blowing cinematic directorial debut, Don Cheadle, who also co-wrote the film and starred in the title role, captures the essence of genius in 100 minutes.

The Little Radio Station that Could    

The NY Times recently ran an obit for Elton Spitzer, a NY-area entrepreneur and former food stand operator whose love for music helped transform a dinky little suburban radio station into a national tastemaker. Though the station has been off the air for years, and

If You Can’t Get Down, Get Up

The pop music industry has a perverse love of building up idols and watching them flame out by 27. But if you’re an artist first and only happen to use pop music as a form of expression, then you can light up that medium and

Women of Real Beauty

The Dove brand, with advertising and creative inspiration from Ogilvy & Mather, has been on a years-long campaign to change perceptions of beauty, encouraging women to understand and celebrate both their inner beauty and their physical presence. This global effort has manifest itself in many

Maria McKee’s Next Act

At 18, she was fronting one of the most promising new bands of the ‘80s. Just two albums later, they were done and Maria McKee had some decisions to make. Lone Justice was an L.A. band that won critical raves for their “cowpunk” sound. McKee’s