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Bill Murray Sings A Happy Tune In Paul Shaffer’s New Animated Music Video — Watch

8 March 2017 1:04 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

As is clear from his stint slinging drinks at the opening of his son’s bar in Brooklyn, Bill Murray would do anything to help out his loved ones. For his latest experiment, the beloved actor and comedian recorded a vocal track on a tenaciously upbeat song from Paul Shaffer’s new album, released today with a cute animated music video.

Shaffer is best known to television fans as Dave Letterman’s music director and sidekick on “The Late Show,” though that position is has been held by New Orleans musician Jon Batiste since Stephen Colbert took over. Reverting to their earlier name, Paul Shaffer & The World’s Most Dangerous Band, Shaffer and his fellow “Late Show” musicians are about to tour a new album, which features an eclectic mix of guest vocalists.

Read More: Bill Murray and Amy Ryan? Our Dream Casts for the Inevitable American Remake of ‘Toni Erdmann

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- Jude Dry

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TV Review: ‘Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise,’ An American Masters Documentary on PBS

21 February 2017 11:05 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

What many people know about Maya Angelou stems from her high-profile life as an intellectual, poet, memoirist and activist. For those less familiar with her life, “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise” should serve as a bracing introduction, and as an inducement to dive into her prose, poetry and speeches.

The experiences that went into the creation of her celebrated autobiographies are covered in this solidly crafted American Masters documentary. But what the documentary does best is give a sense of the wide sweep of her immensely varied and fascinating life. Even those who know Angelou’s biography fairly well are likely to appreciate the insights of her collaborators, colleagues, friends and family members, who talk vividly about the flowering of her gifts in many different social and artistic arenas.

Towering over the documentary’s lively lineup of contributors is Angelou herself. She passed away in 2014, but directors Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack use well-chosen »

- Maureen Ryan

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