Les Misérables trailer French-Malian filmmaker Ladj Ly, whose first feature film Les Misérables won this year’s Jury Prize at Cannes and was selected by France’s Oscar committee as the country’s submission to the Best International Feature Film competition, is in the U.S. doing advance promotion for its limited Jan. 10 domestic release. Ly was in New York Nov. 25 for a screening—part of The Wrap’s Awards and International Screening Series-- at The Landmark at 57 West theater.
Handsome Dick Manitoba performs the P.F. Sloan classic "Eve of Destruction" His first solo album is aptly titled after its closing track, but Handsome Dick Manitoba’s Born in the Bronx (Liberation Hall Records) could just as well be titled after the tune that precedes it: “Soul Punk King of NYC.” For Manitoba, frontman of New York’s historic 1970s pre-punk band The Dictators—and in the mid-‘80s, Manitoba’s Wild Kingdom--can stake as rightful a claim to that crown as anyone. I
"Contemporary" Rick Estrin & The Nightcats latest album Contemporary quickly showed its strength following its Sept. 20 release. The Bay Area blues band’s fifth album for Alligator Records topped the NACC (North American College & Community) blues chart for the week ending Oct. 1, and debuted at No. 2 on the September 2019 Living Blues Radio Chart. For the week ending Oct. 5, it reached No. 10 on the Contemporary Blues Chart and No. 13 on the Blues Chart from the Roots Music
Episode 3 of Jane Siberry's "P.I. Squid" Jane Siberry, one fan keenly observes in relation to her new YouTube “interactive detective series” P.I. Squid, “is always looking for balance between the internal and the external.” Indeed, P.I. Squid is the latest enchanting manifestation of the celebrated Canadian singer-songwriter’s depth as an artistic explorer, and finds her in the alter-ego guise of a private investigator and opening her own detective agency for investigating “c