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Times Staff WriterNear the end of Barbara Kopple and Cecilia Peck's documentary "Shut Up & Sing," Martie Maguire, the Dixie Chicks' perky, deeply dedicated fiddler, reflects on the three years of turmoil that overtook the country trio after singer Natalie Maines remarked...
Metromix"Shut Up and Sing" is the perfect capper to a wild and controversial three-year journey for multi-platinum selling country artists the Dixie Chicks. It all started in March 2003, when spunky Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines told a London concert...
Tags: Documentary (genre), Death
He's seen fire and he's seen rain, and James Taylor also has seen one of the biggest nights of his professional life. The enduring, emotion-driven singer-songwriter was feted as MusiCares' Person of the Year by many other artists last February at the Los...
For Mary J. Blige, "The Breakthrough" was a smash -- with an asterisk. The 35-year-old R&B singer dominated the nominations for the 49th annual Grammy Awards by accumulating eight, including nods for song and record of the year, even though...
Stranger Than Fiction (U.S.) **1/2 In this bit of Charlie Kaufman lite, IRS agent Harold Crick (Will Ferrell) hears his life narrated, and the voice tells him he's going to die soon. He's actually a character in a novelist's (Emma Thompson) book. Cute...
This documentary traces the fallout stemming from the Dixie Chicks' 2003 show, when singer Natalie Maines said she was embarrassed that President Bush was from her home state of Texas. Many country radio stations banned them and the hubbub eventually...
By ReutersThe 31st annual Toronto film festival opened on Thursday amid warnings from critics that happy movies are going to be few and far between, as themes from many of the 350-plus entrants reflect the grim state of the world. Movies about death, dying,...
Tribune movie critic3½ stars (out of four) There's no more soul-stirring way to relive the last three years, in all their miserable divisiveness, than to see "Shut Up & Sing," the lovely new documentary featuring the Dixie Chicks. And in the wake of the recent midterm...
The EnvelopeThe 2006 American Music Awards take center stage Tuesday night at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Late night funnyman Jimmy Kimmel will once again preside over the show as host. During the event, 20 awards will be given out in eight categories of...
Tribune movie critic2006 was a year of sober film remembrances -- for example, in the movies by Paul Greengrass ("United 93") and Oliver Stone ("World Trade Center") that looked back with sadness and anger at the 9/11 attack/disaster. It was a year also of technical...
Zap2It.com"The Departed," a police crime drama that originated from Southeast Asia, is a hit with the Southeastern critics on this continent. The Southeastern Film Critics Association, representing nine states, recognized "The Departed" with top honors including...
It's incredibly difficult to pick the best albums of 2006, but one thing's for sure: The Grammys blew it this year. Again. Save for the Dixie Chicks' stellar "Taking the Long Way," the Album of the Year nominees sound like a 101.9 WTMX playlist, not a...
Tags: Music Industry, Apple iPod, Ghostface Killah, Neko Case, Beck
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