The Wolf of Wall Street hit theaters Dec. 25, and it was a pretty good Christmas gift for most — if you have the time to spare. Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the role of real-life stockbroker, Jordan Belfort. The movie is based around Jordan’s memoirs. With supporting roles by Jonah Hill and Matthew McConaughey, it takes on a comedic, yet frisky look at the ups and downs of Wall Street – drugs, sex, corruption and all. Read the reviews below!
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The life and career of the great Erroll Garner is chronicled in No One Can Hear You Read.
The 2012 documentary film Erroll Garner: No One Can Hear You Read examines the life and career of the ground-breaking musician who pushed the playability of the piano to its limits, developed an international reputation, and made an indelible mark on the jazz world.
Directed by Atticus Brady, the film explores Erroll’s childhood in Pittsburgh; his meteoric rise in popularity while playing in New York, the origins of his most famous album (Concert By The Sea) and his story behind his most famous composition (Misty).
The hour-long No One Can Hear You Read utilizes an array of archival materials interwoven with interviews with friends, family, and fellow musicians, and features from such fans and followers as insights Woody Allen, Ahmad Jamal, Steve Allen,
All of the award categories are below, with the winners in bold.
Record of the Year"Lonely Boy" by The Black Keys"Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" by Kelly Clarkson"We Are Young" by Fun., featuring Janelle Monáe"Somebody That I Used To Know" by Gotye, featuring Kimbra"Thinkin Bout You" by Frank Ocean"We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" by Taylor Swift
Album of the Year"El Camino" by The Black Keys"Some Nights" by Fun."Babel" by Mumford & Sons"Channel Orange" by Frank Ocean"Blunderbuss" by Jack White
Song of the Year
How can we approach Stan Brakhage’s world? Shall we return to his inspiration drawn from the poets of San Francisco and the New York experimental filmmakers of the 1950s? Should we consider his inadequate filmmaking facilities which shrank every year, eventually reducing him to scratching negatives with his fingernails on the hospital bed at the end of his life? Besides all his sources of inspiration, from Eisenstein and Dreyer to Gertrud Stein and Rilke, I intend to examine rather an obscure source material for 18 short films of Brakhage, which most probably hasn’t been taken into consideration yet: Iran and its classical arts.
These 18 short films, called Persians, and made between 1999 to 2001, are among his last films, and based on years of studying Iran’s art and culture. They have been made by the methods of painting and scratching on
The actor/director is a big fan of the legendary pianist and included his music in his 1995 film The Bridges of Madison County, so he was delighted to be given the chance to present Jamal with an award at the Sfjazz Gala in San Fransisco, California on Friday.
Eastwood paid tribute to his hero and expressed his love of jazz in a speech before handing the Honouree Award to Jamal, telling the crowd, "Jazz is a true American art form. It was born in this country, and it can't be imitated anywhere else. And that includes the Western movie, too..." adding of Jamal, "The thing is what he doesn't play; it's what's in between the notes."
Comedian Chris Tucker was another honouree at the event, receiving the NAACP/Sfjazz Humanitarian prize, while the night also featured a video message from music legend Stevie Wonder.
Nice, France — Among the staggering number of famous musicians who have played with the legendary trumpet player, Miles Davis, many will be on tour in Europe this summer, paying homage to their mentor and friend. With nearly 200 summer music festivals to choose from, the Côte d’Azur offers two of the most legendary open-air jazz fests, with top-notch international artists performing under a balmy, starlit sky at the water’s edge.
Festivities kick off
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