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  • Musician biopics can score, but often languish in development

    Musician biopics can score, but often languish in development
    Music biopics often seem ubiquitous, but it's not always easy to drum up movies about famous tune-smiths. Take Don Cheadle's in-the-making movie about the jazz trumpet player and composer Miles Davis, which he's been trying to get started for years....
  • TIFF: Andre 3000 mesmerizing as Jimi Hendrix in John Ridley's 'All Is By My Side'

    TIFF: Andre 3000 mesmerizing as Jimi Hendrix in John Ridley's 'All Is By My Side'
    TORONTO -- I caught John Ridley’s Jimi Hendrix movie on the fly in Toronto. Literally. "All Is By My Side" was the last film I watched at the festival before catching a plane back to L.A. The film is both written and directed by Ridley, whose...
  • Baz Luhrmann's 'Gatsby' hears hip-hop where Fitzgerald heard jazz

    Baz Luhrmann's 'Gatsby' hears hip-hop where Fitzgerald heard jazz
    Baz Luhrmann didn't want to answer the question. "I can't really say it about myself," he said. "But yes, I do." The Australian director behind this month's hip-hop-inspired adaptation of "The Great Gatsby" had been asked if he thinks his movies...
  • All-star 'Gatsby' soundtrack reportedly set for big debut

    All-star 'Gatsby' soundtrack reportedly set for big debut
    One detail I didn't have room to include in last weekend's Arts & Books feature on the soundtrack to "The Great Gatsby" was just how the film's director, Baz Luhrmann, recruited Jay-Z to help him assemble the music for the movie. In an interview...
  • Recommended fashion- and style-related summer beach reads

    Recommended fashion- and style-related summer beach reads
    With summer in full swing, the beach is beckoning, the hammock is hovering and the lawn chair looks like the long-lost lap of luxury. If downtime means picking up a good book, we've compiled a list of some recent fashion-focused books and breezy reads...
  • Accepting this 'Great Gatsby' on its own terms

    Accepting this 'Great Gatsby' on its own terms
    To judge by some of the reviews of the new film adaptation of "The Great Gatsby," you'd think Australian director Baz Luhrmann would be facing extradition for his crime against an American classic. But I have a message for all those self-appointed...
  • New Outkast record rumored; Andre 3000 still may portray Jimi Hendrix

    New Outkast record rumored; Andre 3000 still may portray Jimi Hendrix
  • Frank Ocean remix featuring Big Boi and Andre 3000 released

    Frank Ocean remix featuring Big Boi and Andre 3000 released
    The long-hoped-for OutKast reunion finally materialized (in a way) Friday night with the release of Frank Ocean's "Pink Matter" remix, which features appearances by both members of the influential Atlanta rap duo. The song premiered on hip-hop...
  • Annual Village Voice poll recognizes -- who else? -- Frank Ocean

    Annual Village Voice poll recognizes -- who else? -- Frank Ocean
    Frank Ocean can add another award to the pile. The Village Voice late Tuesday released the results of its annual Pazz & Jop critics poll, which asked approximately 500 music writers for their favorite albums and singles of 2012. Ocean's "Channel Orange"...
  • Christian rocker Chris Tomlin tops Billboard 200

    Christian rocker Chris Tomlin tops Billboard 200
    For the second time in less than a year, a Christian album has topped the Billboard 200. Chris Tomlin, a singer-songwriter who earlier this month led worship services at the Passion 2013 conference in Atlanta, sold 73,000 copies of "Burning Lights,"...
  • 'Bachelor' recap: 10 things you didn't see on 'Women Tell All'

    'Bachelor' recap: 10 things you didn't see on 'Women Tell All'
    Tonight's "Women Tell All" episode was excruciating for me to watch. And no, that's not just because I had to listen to the women rehash drama none of us care about or see them all gang up on Tierra for 45 minutes. It is because I had to witness it all...