Tag Archives: Music and Musicians

The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble Debuts on HBO

“We don’t speak perfect English, but we speak perfect music.” That refrain drives Morgan Neville’s powerful feature-length documentary, The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, debuting on HBO tonight, Monday, March 6, 2017, 8:00 – 9:35 p.m. ET/PT. … Continue reading

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Mavis! Takes Us There on HBO

Need a little more sunshine in your life? If so, I encourage you to kick back and spend some quality time with Mavis!, the wonderful new documentary profile of singer Mavis Staples. You’ll come away with a smile on your face and a spring in … Continue reading

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Sinatra Centennial Celebrated with Repeat Broadcast on HBO

December 12, 2015 marks the centennial of Frank Sinatra’s birth. You’ll have an opportunity to celebrate the man and his music if you catch the encore presentation of Alex Gibney’s Emmy®-nominated documentary, Sinatra: All or Nothing at All, airing on HBO today, Saturday, December 12, … Continue reading

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Springsteen Debuts The Ties That Bind on HBO

If you’ve had your fill of turkey, touchdowns and tackling bargains at Target, and you’re a Bruce Springsteen fan, you won’t want to miss the HBO debut of The Ties that Bind tonight, Friday, November 27, 2015 (9:00 – 10:00 p.m.).  Check listings … Continue reading

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Scientology and Sinatra: All or Nothing at All on HBO

Director Alex Gibney is on a roll. The Oscar and Emmy Award winner’s latest two documentaries landed prestigious back-to-back premiere time slots on HBO, and deservedly so. I’m still shaken by Gibney’s riveting exposé, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of … Continue reading

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Seymour: An Introduction

  It may have an unassuming title, but Seymour:  An Introduction, the new documentary directed by Ethan Hawke, is anything but humdrum. Hawke, the gifted Oscar-nominated actor (Training Day; Boyhood) and screenwriter (Before Sunset; Before Midnight), who has also enjoyed a career as a director and … Continue reading

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Finding Vivian Maier and 20 Feet from Stardom

Coincidentally, two of the best documentaries I’ve seen lately focus on women who spent a good part, if not all, of their creative lives hiding in plain sight.  Director Morgan Neville’s 20 Feet from Stardom capped a year of accolades with a … Continue reading

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