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By: Renato Castellani
If you already know everything about Verdi and his operas, check out Berlin Concert* instead. If not, you'll certainly enjoy this 4 disc set dramatizing the life and musical evolution of probably the world's most beloved opera composer. I already knew I loved the great Rigoletto, La Traviata, Il Trovatore, ... [Read more]
Posted by libwolf on April 17, 2014
Tags: non-fiction, video
Title: Hot Coffee
By: Susan Saladoff
Frivolous Lawsuits--do they exist? Wow! I learned so much from this movie. I learned not to believe the flamboyant stories you see and hear in the media (duh, right). I learned that that the binding arbitration clause you see in most of the contracts you sign today can burn you ... [Read more]
Posted by libwolf on Oct. 5, 2013
Title: Searching for Sugar Man
By: Malik Bendjelloul
Sugar Man, which won the 2013 Academy Award for Best Documentary, is the very sweet, true story of an American Music Legend that wasn't--and now, 40 years later, is. In 1970, Sixto Rodriguez, an American musician of Mexican and Native American heritage living in Detroit, released an album of pop/folk/rock ... [Read more]
Posted by Michael H. on June 6, 2013
Tags: music, video
Title: Jumpin' & Jivin', Volume 1
By: Acorn Media
DVD of short musical performances from the 1940s and early 1950s; think MTV two generations earlier. Santa Cruz County is proud of its musicians; I've heard great performances in the unlikeliest places. OK. Any of you outstanding musicians care to cover a single one of these? Match the musicians, dancers, ... [Read more]
Posted by Tirantes on Dec. 11, 2012
Tags: music, video
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