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The first thing to know is that the studios think you don't care whether they spoil movie endings in trailers, the previews shown before the movie you paid to see. They have studies that show that giving the whole darn plot away can be an effective way to...
Tags: William Shatner, Entertainment, FBI, Helen Hunt, Bruce Greenwood
Special to the TribuneLike other giants of African music over the last quarter century such as King Sunny Ade and Fela Kuti, Zimbabwe's Thomas Mapfumo found a distinctive, compelling method for fusing traditional music with modern instruments and song forms. Mapfumo's...
Tribune rock criticFor many still in thrall to "Psycho Killer" and the Jonathan Demme concert tour de force "Stop Making Sense," David Byrne's music is defined by his 15 years in Talking Heads. But for Byrne, the Heads are just one aspect of his legacy, as he once again...
Tags: Jonathan Demme, Whitney Houston, Twyla Tharp
The psycho killer looks almost suave. David Byrne's hair has turned gray, his skin is tanned, his eyes no longer telegraph anxiety. Hard to believe, but Byrne is 48. It has been 15 years since Time magazine dubbed him "Rock's Renaissance Man" and more...
AUSTIN, TexasThis may come as news to some people particularly the naysayers who attended the South by Southwest Music and Media Conference, which concluded a five-night run Sunday but the rock is alive and well. Firsthand evidence was readily...
Tribune rock criticAUSTIN, Texas -- This may come as news to some people -- particularly the naysayers who attended the South by Southwest Music and Media Conference, which concluded a five-night run Sunday -- but rock is alive and well. Firsthand evidence was readily...
Special to the TribuneWhen British folk-rock legend Kevin Coyne performed at Lounge Ax several years ago, he was hamstrung by a lumbering, hard-rock band that didn't do justice to his daring aesthetic. However, at more recent Schubas performances, Coyne showcased a superb,...
Special to Baltimoresun.comWhile you may be coming to Maryland to earn your fame and fortune, the majority of the Free State natives listed below took their talents elsewhere. The exceptions are marked with asterisks. Actors/actresses Bess Armstrong, John Astin, John Wilkes Booth,...
The Old Town School of Folk Music couldn't have chosen a more appropriate headliner for its 7th annual Chicago Folk & Roots Festival this weekend than Los Amigos Invisibles. The Venezuelan sextet's latest album, "The Venezuelan Zinga Son Vol. 1" (Luaka...
Tags: Jazz (genre), Entertainment, Music Industry, Education, Sports
Chicago Tribune Movie Writer0 stars (out of 4) Upon seeing that this movie was called "The Real Cancun," I thought: Finally, a travelogue of a beautiful Mexican island surrounded by ancient Mayan ruins. Um... um... Actually, the ancient ruins are those of us whose age or IQ...
Times Staff WriterNo one does grim movies better than the British. While mainstream filmmakers churn out eager-to-please trifles such as "Calendar Girls" and "Love Actually," more critically acclaimed, less commercial British auteurs busily hone the aesthetics of misery as...
Tags: Entertainment, Ewan McGregor, Movies, Martin Scorsese, Death
Times Staff WriterBack in the 1980s, musician-hipsters like David Byrne and philosopher-hipsters like Jean Baudrillard just couldn't get enough of the coast-to-coast freak show called the United States. In movies like Byrne's "True Stories" and in books like Baudrillard'...
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