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Steve Earle And Joan Osborne To Perform At Blue Rose Foundation Benefit Concert

Steve Earle and Joan Osborne will join Steve Forbert, Jackie Greene, and Anders Osborne for a special benefit concert benefiting the Blue Rose Foundation on October 18.

The acoustic and “in-the-round” show will be held at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, NJ.

The Blue Rose Foundation believes that equal access to resources starts children on an early pathway to success, and strengthens our families and communities. By awarding preschool scholarships to children from economically disadvantaged families, they foster a life-long love of learning and provide the children with the tools to reach their full potential.

For more info on the concert, click here.

From: http://www.looktothestars.org/news/16991-steve-earle-and-joan-osborne-to-perform-at-blue-rose-foundation-benefit-concert

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Film Review: ‘Sidemen: Long Road to Glory’

Film Review: ‘Sidemen: Long Road to Glory’
By turns festive and elegiac, and sometimes both at the same time, Scott D. Rosenbaum’s “Sidemen: Long Road to Glory” celebrates three blues greats — pianist Pinetop Perkins, guitarist Hubert Sumlin and drummer Willie “Big Eyes” Smith — who made their mark performing with the likes of Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters, and significantly influenced generations of rock and blues artists. The eloquence of the documentary’s title becomes clear as its double meaning gradually comes into focus in the overarching narrative constructed by Rosenbaum and co-scripter Jasin Cadic: Their three subjects spent much of their lives overshadowed and underappreciated before receiving their due recognition. And all three “went to glory” within eight months of each other in 2011.

Lest that sound too melancholy, it should quickly be added that “Sidemen” is an exceptionally entertaining and captivating tribute to the men and their music — and that there’s more than enough of said music here to please blues
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First Listen: Rock Legend George Thorogood Releases His First Solo Album, Party of One

  • PEOPLE.com
First Listen: Rock Legend George Thorogood Releases His First Solo Album, Party of One
Guitar great George Thorogood is stepping out from his legendary band the Destroyers for the first time with a new solo album, Party of One, on Aug. 4—and People has an exclusive first listen!

Responsible for a string of gritty rock hits including “Bad to the Bone,” “I Drink Alone,” and “Reelin’ and Rockin’,” Thorogood’s latest will feature 14 blues tracks that range from old school traditional—John Lee Hooker’s “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer,” and Hank Williams’ “Pictures From Life’s Other Side”—to modern classics like the Rolling Stones‘ “No Expectations.”

Party of One reunites Thorogood
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Criterion Reflections – Short Films of 1968

  • CriterionCast
Last night, at the end of a busy week at work when I was just in the mood to hang out at home and unwind a little, I decided that it was a good time for me to wrap up my viewing of Criterion ’68 by ingesting an assortment of short films that had accumulated, like the last crumbs of cereal at the bottom of the bag, in my chronological checklist of films that I’ve been blogging about over the years. It was a suitable occasion for me to fully immerse myself into what turned out to be a festival of random weirdness. My wife, recovering from a bout with illness, was feeling a bit better but wanted to find a productive use of her time with the resurgence of energy, so she kept herself busy by working on a new quilting project. That left me free to indulge without
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St. Louis Library Presents – Directors Cut: The Films Of Charles Burnett Beginning October 18th

The St. Louis Central Library downtown (1301 Olive Blvd) is teaming up with Cinema St. Louis and the St. Louis International Film Festival to present Directors Cut: The Films Of Charles Burnett.

Charles Burnett is a writer-director whose work has received extensive honors. Born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, his family soon moved to the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles. Burnett studied creative writing at UCLA before entering the University’s graduate film program. His thesis project, Killer of Sheep (1977), won accolades at film festivals and a critical devotion; in 1990, it was among the first titles named to the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry. European financing allowed Burnett to shoot his second feature, My Brother’s Wedding (1983), but a rushed debut prevented the filmmaker from completing his final cut until 2007. In 1988, Burnett was awarded the prestigious John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur (“genius grant”) Fellowship. His first widely released film, To Sleep with Anger
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Income Disposal: The Blues Brothers and Spam Lite: Here’s what’s on sale on Amazon today

  • The AV Club
In an effort to both serve our readers and help support The A.V. Club, we are going to post daily links to deals and interesting items that we find over on Amazon. If you use these links to click through and buy something—not just the thing you clicked—on Amazon, we will see a portion of that income. You don’t have to do that if you don’t want to, but if you do, know that we appreciate it.

Homee’s Pop-Up Pirate game ($12.99)

This kid-friendly game is like the 2016 equivalent of Don’t Wake Daddy.

Outward Hound pet stroller ($53.88)

Finally a way to transport the lazy or impaired animal in your life.

The Blues Brothers ($3.99 to rent, $6.99 to own)

If you’ve never seen this classic, there’s no time like the present.

Legend, London Has Fallen ...
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Mike Gold, Unabashed Fanboy

  • Comicmix
Here’s why I conflate legendary bluesman Robert Johnson with legendary cartoonist/illustrator Jim Steranko.

Johnson took American roots music and molded it into The Blues. Brilliantly, I might add, having composed and recorded such classics as “Sweet Home Chicago,” “Terraplane Blues,” “Hellhound on My Trail,” “Love in Vain” and “Cross Road Blues,” a.k.a. “Crossroads.” In all, he produced only 29 tracks, every one between 1929 and 1938

Steranko took the comic art form and broke all the barriers, reinventing and reenergizing comics storytelling and design. He did so with equal brilliance, having produced such award-winning and virtually always-in-print features as Nick Fury Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., Captain America, The X-Men, Superman, the graphic novel Chandler: Red Tide, and Heavy Metal’s adaptation of the movie Outland. The bulk of this work was published between 1965 and 1976, but by then Steranko had pretty much moved on to painting
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Bobby Rush On ‘I Am The Blues,’ Race And Playing Music Behind A Curtain [Exclusive Video]

  • Uinterview
Blues musician Bobby Rush appears in the documentary I Am the Blues, which screened at SXSW earlier this month. Bobby Rush On Blues Rush has been recording blues music since the early 1950s, and, more than 60 years later, he’s still recording and touring. At 82, Rush is as passionate about his music as ever, […]

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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 15 Pairs of Weekend Festival Passes to 2015 CineFest Backlot Block Party

Chicago – In this special HollywoodChicago.com Hookup, we’ve partnered with the first-annual CineFest Backlot Block Party from Cinespace Chicago Film Studios! The music and food festival features more than 30 bands (including Bret Michaels, Blue Oyster Cult and Quiet Riot) as well as Chicago’s most popular sweet and savory food trucks!

The music and food festival, which celebrates film and TV projects that have been shot in Chicago, takes place this weekend on Aug. 28, 29 and 30, 2015. The festival is located on the grounds of Cinespace Chicago Film Studios, which is one of the largest film and TV studios outside of Hollywood. Each HollywoodChicago.com winner scores a weekend pass valid for all three days! Winning passes will be available at CineFest will call under your name.

To win your free CineFest weekend pass courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! The more social actions you complete,
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‘Smosh: The Movie’: The Biggest Test Yet for Crossover Appeal of Digital Stars

‘Smosh: The Movie’: The Biggest Test Yet for Crossover Appeal of Digital Stars
Meet Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla — accidental international comedy superstars.

Ten years ago, the Internet-famous duo behind Smosh were teens hanging out in the Sacramento suburbs making funny videos and song parodies just for the hell of it, and sharing them with friends on this new site called YouTube.

Today, Smosh is a multimillion-dollar enterprise, counting more than 30 million subscribers across its six YouTube channels, and encompassing merchandise, comics and game apps. The guys are on the vanguard of a trend Hollywood is eyeing closely: They’re starring in “Smosh: The Movie,” a slapstick-y caper in which Hecox and Padilla teleport into different YouTubers’ channels in a quest to delete an embarrassing video of Anthony. The comedy is set for digital release July 24, after a red-carpet premiere in Los Angeles and fan screening in Anaheim, Calif., timed for the annual VidCon online-video confab.

“It’s something that the fans really wanted,
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Watch 2 'Bessie' Featurettes on the Film's Music, the Writing and Directing (With New Footage)

  • ShadowAndAct
Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release "Bessie (Music from the HBO Film)" tomorrow, Tuesday, May 12 on digital, and on CD on Tuesday, June 2. The biopic "Bessie," starring Queen Latifah as blues legend Bessie Smith, premieres on HBO on Saturday, May 16. The soundtrack contains a collection of historic and contemporary recordings, including 7 new Queen Latifah performances: "Young Woman Blues," "Preachin' The Blues," "Long Old Road," "Down Hearted Blues," "Work House Blues," "Weepin' Woman Blues" (a duet with...
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Watch 2 'Bessie' Featurettes on the Film's Music, the Writing and Directing (With New Footage)

Watch 2 'Bessie' Featurettes on the Film's Music, the Writing and Directing (With New Footage)
Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release "Bessie (Music from the HBO Film)" tomorrow, Tuesday, May 12 on digital, and on CD on Tuesday, June 2. The biopic "Bessie," starring Queen Latifah as blues legend Bessie Smith, premieres on HBO on Saturday, May 16. The soundtrack contains a collection of historic and contemporary recordings, including 7 new Queen Latifah performances: "Young Woman Blues," "Preachin' The Blues," "Long Old Road," "Down Hearted Blues," "Work House Blues," "Weepin' Woman Blues" (a duet with vocalist Pat Bass) and "Gimme A Pigfoot and A Bottle Of Beer (2015 Remix)." The album also Bessie Smith's original "Gimme A Pigfoot and A Bottle Of Beer" recording, featuring newly recorded vocals, ad-libs and raucous banter by Queen...

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The Official Soundtrack for HBO's 'Bessie' Includes a Collection of Historic & Contemporary Recordings...

  • ShadowAndAct
Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, has announced the release of "Bessie (Music from the HBO Film)Tuesday, May 12 on digital, and on CD on Tuesday, June 2. The biopic "Bessie," starring Queen Latifah as blues legend Bessie Smith, premieres on HBO on Saturday, May 16. The soundtrack contains a collection of historic and contemporary recordings, including 7 new Queen Latifah performances: "Young Woman Blues," "Preachin' The Blues," "Long Old Road," "Down Hearted Blues," "Work House Blues," "Weepin' Woman Blues" (a duet with...
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Watch: First Teaser Trailer & Images For Dee Rees' 'Bessie' With Queen Latifah & Michael Kenneth Williams

  • The Playlist
Let's take a moment away from the buzz around "Game Of Thrones" season five, and the chatter swirling about Alex Gibney's Scientology documentary, "Going Clear," and talk about another HBO project that has nothing to do with popular bestsellers or investigations into celebrity-associated cults. Instead, let's take a look at "Bessie," an old school biopic that's coming with lots of style.  Helmed by "Pariah" director Dee Rees, and starring Queen Latifah, Michael Kenneth Williams, Mo'Nique, Mike Epps, and more, the film tells the tale of "The Empress Of The Blues," Bessie Smith, tracking her rise from a struggling young singer to the icon and one the most successful artists of the 1920s that she became. It's not often that old school blues artists get this kind of treatment, but few of them match the legend of Bessie Smith, and this looks like it hits all the right notes. "Bessie
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Watch: First Teaser Trailer & Images For Dee Rees' 'Bessie' With Queen Latifah & Michael Kenneth Williams

Watch: First Teaser Trailer & Images For Dee Rees' 'Bessie' With Queen Latifah & Michael Kenneth Williams
Let's take a moment away from the buzz around "Game Of Thrones" season five, and the chatter swirling about Alex Gibney's Scientology documentary, "Going Clear," and talk about another HBO project that has nothing to do with popular bestsellers or investigations into celebrity-associated cults. Instead, let's take a look at "Bessie," an old school biopic that's coming with lots of style.  Helmed by "Pariah" director Dee Rees, and starring Queen Latifah, Michael Kenneth Williams, Mo'Nique, Mike Epps, and more, the film tells the tale of "The Empress Of The Blues," Bessie Smith, tracking her rise from a struggling young singer to the icon and one the most successful artists of the 1920s that she became. It's not often that old school blues artists get this kind of treatment, but few of them match the legend of Bessie Smith, and this looks like it hits all the right notes. "Bessie
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Movies This Week: March 6-12, 2015

  • Slackerwood
 

We're on the verge of the SXSW Film Festival, so several area theaters will be turning into official venues by this time next week. Specialty screenings are still going on in the week ahead, but it definitely is about to slow down until after the festival has us all wiped out.

Austin Film Society has a Free Member Friday tonight at the Marchesa with Wes Anderson's Bottle Rocket. The group will be screening the movie along with the original short film that inspired it and it's free to all Afs members. Members can also go the Afs website to claim two free tickets to a special advance screening on Tuesday night at the Paramount of Alex Gibney's new documentary Going Clear, which examines the Church of Scientology. The film will debut on HBO later this month, but this special advance screening will feature Gibney and Texas author Lawrence Wright
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Soundtracking: Get On Up

  • Cineplex
James Brown finally got the biopic treatment this weekend with the release of Get On Up, starring Chadwick Boseman as The Godfather of Soul himself.

What’s most intriguing about the cinematic treatment of Brown’s life – both on- and off-screen – is that so much of it took place in front of a camera. In fact, Elvis Presley aside, it’s hard to think of a more physical performer that spent so much time being captured on film in the early days of the rock n’ roll/rhythm and blues era.

Brown’s popularity rose and sustained itself for so long that it’s often easy to forget that while he was a fixture well into his more funk-driven days of the 1970s alongside the likes of George Clinton, he got his start as a contemporary of Little Richard.

By time 1964 rolled around and The Beatles and The Rolling Stones
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Fiery blues guitarist Johnny Winter dead at 70

  • Hitfix
Fiery blues guitarist Johnny Winter dead at 70
Legendary blues guitarist Johnny Winter, known for his fiery, speedy playing and his long-flowing white hair, died yesterday in Zurich, where he was on tour. He was 70. Winter, the older brother of Edgar Winter, was a contemporary of Eric Clapton and was one of the first blues guitarists so embraced by rock audiences that he was able to sell out arenas during his hey-day in the ‘70s. He was widely influenced by the blues guitarists who came before him, such as Muddy Waters, and he went on to inspire such guitarists as Stevie Ray Vaughan. Born in Beaumont, Texas in 1944, Winter got his start playing in clubs as a teenager. He signed with Columbia Records in 1969 and appeared at The Woodstock Festival that year. He performed with Janis Joplin, as well as his brother. He was inducted into The Blues Foundation Hall of Fame in 1988. Artists including Tom Morello, Kiss
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Elton John Classics Recorded Live Featured on Million Dollar Piano DVD

Elton John’s classic songs, from “I’m Still Standing,” “Rocket Man,” and “Philadelphia Freedom,” to “Crocodile Rock,” are featured on Eagle Rock’s new DVD release “The Million Dollar Piano.” Footage for The Million Dollar Piano was captured over multiple nights in 2013 at John’s residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Among some of the other DVD hits are “Your Song,” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” “Circle Of Life,” “Blue Eyes,” “Bennie And The Jets,” “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me,” and “I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues.” ...Read More
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Watch: First Trailer For Clint Eastwood's Musical 'Jersey Boys' Aims For The High Notes

  • The Playlist
Music has always been a big part of Clint Eastwood's career, with the filmmaker also serving as composer and songwriter for a strong handful of his films, yet he's never actually made a musical. Outside of the biopic "Bird" and an episode of the PBS series "The Blues," Eastwood has never really had the chance to dig elbows deep into movie with wall-to-wall music, but now the director who seems to have done it all, will cross the genre off his bucket list. The first trailer for "Jersey Boys" is here, bringing all the songs of the hit Broadway show to the big screen. Starring John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Vincent Piazza, Michael Lomenda and Christopher Walken, and penned by John Logan ("Hugo," "Skyfall"), the films will tell the tale of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, documenting the rise and fall of the successful rock 'n' roll group of the 1960s,
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