Resilience. Courage. Persistence. Talent. “Hidden Figures” has earned its justifiable praise by reminding us of our finest national qualities.
Based on a story by gay black playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney, Barry Jenkins’ exquisite film is, in a way, three related shorts.
From The Pretty Things to Frank Zappa to Janelle Monae to Beyonce, these artists have had stories to tell and they’ve done it in these concept albums.