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Zap2It.comGordon Parks, who became the first African American staff photographer at Life magazine in the late 1940s and broke more ground in Hollywood two decades later as the first black person to direct a major studio film, "The Learning Tree," followed by the...
BUSHNELL CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS June 8 - Wayne Shorter Quartet, 7:30 p.m. Call for tickets. Belding Theater, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. Information: 860-987-5900; www.bushnell.org. GREAT CONNECTICUT JAZZFEST 2002 July 25 - Special event:...
Punk rockers posing as pinup girls might not seem like a recipe for success, but don't tell that to the brazen women of www.suicidegirls.com. They might laugh in your face--live on stage. The soft-core porn site boasts more than 500,000 unique visitors a...
Times Pop Music CriticIf Dr. Dre wins producer-of-the-year honors at the Grammys on Feb. 21, as is widely predicted, it will be a victory not only for the 36-year-old rap titan, but also for rap music itself. By rights, Dr. Dre should have won a Grammy for producer of the...
The Hartford CourantA quick glance at the concert schedule for this fall could well leave you wondering what decade it is. The biggest shows of the season, all coming to the Hartford Civic Center, are a direct link to the old days of rock. The fun starts Sept. 27 when...
Times Staff WriterIn 1991, writer-director Nick Gomez made a terrific debut with "Laws of Gravity," an ultra-realistic tale of three blue-collar Brooklyn thieves. He followed it up in 1995 with the less effective but worthy "New Jersey Drive," about some Newark young...
FOR THE TIMESFriday February 6, 1998 "18 Years Later." With that pre-credit title nudge, the sequel to John Landis' supercharged 1980 car chase and R&B comedy "The Blues Brothers" begins, and you are warned: If you don't have a detailed and reverent memory...
Tags: B.B. King, Otis Redding, Jonny Lang, John Landis, John Belushi
Baltimoresun.com StaffArtscape Baltimore 2004 kicks off this Friday, and organizers expect more than 500,000 people will converge on the Mount Royal Cultural Area for the three-day event. "It has been growing every year," said Tracy Baskerville of the Baltimore Office of...
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday June 16, 2000 "Do you know my name?" Samuel L. Jackson's detective John Shaft asks people every chance he gets. "What's my name?" he insists, or "Remember me?" As if anyone could forget. Though it came out nearly 30 years ago, the...
By Howard Reich Tribune arts critic They screamed when he stepped onto the stage. They squealed when he slipped into his bedroom voice, all whispers and moans. And they quickly fell silent when Isaac Hayes the man whose hot-buttered baritone has...
Tags: Poetry, Cartoons, Comedy (genre), Cole Porter, Tony Bennett
Tribune staff reporterLake Michigan waves were running 1 to 2 feet, not unusual but not mirror smooth. So the new Lake Express ferry, which has a top speed of 34 knots, or 40 m.p.h., slowed to about 31 knots (35-36 m.p.h.). Even so, the craft rolled a bit with the waves, and...
Tags: Petroleum Industry, Beaches, Sailing, Cruises, Broadway Theater
Here are my picks for must-see events at the 36th Chicago International Film Festival: Lifetime Achievement Award for Sir Richard Attenborough: The idealist director of "Gandhi" also played two of the screen's great psycho villains (Pinkie in...
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