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Grammy Awards lifetime achievement honorees get concert tribute on July 11

Grammy Awards lifetime achievement honorees get concert tribute on July 11
The recording academy will pay tribute to this year’s lifetime achievement honorees with a concert at New York’s Beacon Theater on July 11. Each of the six artists being feted are — Shirley Caesar, Ahmad Jamal, Charley Pride, Jimmie Rodgers, Nina Simone, Sly Stone, and the Velvet Underground — will be honored by others whom […]
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Grammy Awards concert tribute to lifetime achievement honorees on July 11

Grammy Awards concert tribute to lifetime achievement honorees on July 11
The recording academy will pay tribute to this year’s lifetime achievement honorees with a concert at New York’s Beacon Theater on July 11. Each of the six artists being feted are — Shirley Caesar, Ahmad Jamal, Charley Pride, Jimmie Rodgers, Nina Simone, Sly Stone, and the Velvet Underground — will be honored by others whom […]
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Cinema at 33 1/3 Rpm

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Jazz music has long expressed its capacity to borrow from various, sometimes contradictory sources in order to create something which in every sense transcends the original elements. Since the earliest days of jazz as a musical form, it has been inspired by military and funeral marches; has stylishly interpreted popular songs; and even brought the classical intricacies of Wagner into the domain of swinging brasses and reeds. This multiculturalism and eclecticism of jazz likens it to cinema which, in turn, has transformed pop culture motifs into something close to the sublime and mixed ‘high’ and ‘low’ artistic gestures to remarkable effect.In the history of jazz, the evolution from ragtime or traditional tunes, to discovering the treasure trove of Broadway songs was fast and smooth. The latter influence was shared by cinema, as the history of film production quickly marched on. The emergence of ‘talkies’ in the United States meant rediscovering Broadway,
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All The Songs In 'The Wolf Of Wall Street' Including Devo, Cypress Hill, Foo Fighters & More

"The main thing about Marty's use of music is he's fearless, creatively fearless," music supervisor Randall Poster recently told THR about working on "The Wolf Of Wall Street" and he's certainly not kidding. While the official soundtrack release for the film features 16 songs, that's a mere drop in the water of the nearly 60 tunes licensed for the movie. As you might expect, the nearly three hour epic is packed with music with nary a frame going by without a song to go with it. And below we have a taste of just how wide-reaching the music goes and some of the key cuts that are missing from the store bought soundtrack. Perhaps most notably, Foo Fighters' "Everlong" backs a key sequence in the film while hip hop cuts by Cypress Hill, Sir Mix A Lot and Naughty By Nature are also pretty prominent. And while Ahmad Jamal gets one cut on the official soundtrack,
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‘The Wolf Of Wall Street’ Reviews: Scorcese Provides ‘Nonstop’ Laughs

Leo paired up with Scorsese for what feels like the hundredth time for ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ and we’re still not sick of it. The critics have spoken and overall, while yes, it’s three hour long (it is Scorsese) it’s totally worth it and flies by with ‘merciless’ laughs.

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!

The Wolf Of Wall Street’ Reviews

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'The Wolf Of Wall Street' Soundtrack Features The Lemonheads, Billy Joel & More Plus 2 New TV Spots And Poster

Yes, some of us at The Playlist have seen the 3-hour ode to excess "The Wolf Of Wall Street," and no, we're not able to talk about it yet. But we can say this: when looking over the tracklisting for the upcoming soundtrack release, one of us quipped, "How is this soundtrack not a 5-disc box set?" Indeed, there is a lot of music in Martin Scorsese's upcoming epic but sixteen of those tracks have been rounded up into one place and it's a pretty good mix. Perhaps continuing a movie music year dominated by roots music (see "Inside Llewyn Davis" and "The Broken Circle Breakdown"), "The Wolf Of Wall Street" rolls hard with blues and jazz featuring Cannonball Adderley, Ahmad Jamal, Bo Diddley and Howlin' Wolf. A little bit of pop shines through with Billy Joel, while The Lemonheads add a distinct '90s flavor to the proceedings.
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'Arab Idol' Crowns First Palestinian Winner

While still fighting for independence and global recognition, Palestinians had a big reason to celebrate Saturday when one of their own, 23-year-old Mohammed Assaf of the Khan Younis refugee camp, won the second season of Arab Idol. The show, which airs live from Lebanon, is a pan-Middle Eastern edition of the American mothership, broadcast on the region’s Mbc network. Assaf went up against Syrian Farah Youssef and Egyptian Ahmad Jamal, and feared he might be at a disadvantage, as his opponents were from well-established Arab countries whose residents could rally support for their representatives for the

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DVD Release: Erroll Garner: No One Can Hear You Read

DVD Release Date: April 9, 2013

Price: DVD $24.95

Studio: First Run Features

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,
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Grammys 2013: Full winners list

The 55th Grammy Awards have arrived, and music's biggest night promises a ton of trophies, and hopefully some great live performances by today's hottest acts. Who has the best record of 2012? How about the year's best new artist? Stick with Zap2it throughout the night, as we continue updating the list of this year's winners!

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
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Miniatures in Motion

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Iran In Color Dreams And Visions Of Stan Brakhage

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
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Clint Eastwood Honours Jazz Star Ahmad Jamal

Clint Eastwood Honours Jazz Star Ahmad Jamal
Clint Eastwood took centre stage at a music gala in California last week (ends06May12) to honour his jazz hero Ahmad Jamal.

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 Jazz Festival Pays Homage to Miles Davis

Nice Jazz Festival Pays Homage to Miles Davis
Getty Miles Davis in Paris in 1991.

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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