Movie review: 'Yellow Rose' follows love, loss in country music through the life of young, undocumented Filipina singer in Texas
Note: We are continuing to review theatrical film releases during the COVID-19 pandemic, though please be aware that indoor moviegoing does carry risk during this time. Please follow every health and safety guideline outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as guidelines provided by local health officials in your area.Just who is country music for? Anyone for whom it strikes a chord. In last year’s rousing “Wild Rose,” star Jessie Buckley and director Tom Harper made the argument that a Scottish lass with a rap sheet is as outlaw country as they come. In Diane Paragas...
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September TV calendar: Dates for new and returning shows
And the shows just keep on coming.Yes, the coronavirus pandemic forced a major production lockdown in Hollywood. But casts and crews are steadily getting back to work, and the fall TV season is just around the corner. That means plenty of fresh programming is coming our way.Among the September highlights: “Dancing With the Stars” returns with a new host in Tyra Banks, a “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” prequel — “Ratched” — arrives on Netflix, and a fresh edition of “Fargo” debuts with Chris Rock in the starring role.Also, the Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM) will be handed out to top co...
The Mercury News
Album reviews: Mirah, Kathleen Edwards, Hot Country Knights
Mirah“You Think It’s Like This but It’s Really Like This”(Double Double Whammy *** 1/2)Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn grew up in Bala Cynwyd, and then she went to school at the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington — as did feminist rockers Kathleen Hanna, Courtney Love and two-thirds of Sleater-Kinney — so she’s closely associated with the Pacific Northwest indie-pop sound of the early 2000s.She recorded four albums there for K Records, working with multi-instrumentalist producer Phil Elverum. These near-perfect marriages of smart, confessional songwriting and warmly inventive arrangements we...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Lori Borgman: Where a blue moon shines day and night
When our son, daughter-in-law and their five children moved in with us for a temporary stay, they brought five guitars, four banjos, two mandolins and a dulcimer along with them. And five violins, although that’s not what they call them.In their world — the world of folk music and bluegrass where fingers and bows dance like fireflies in the night air — a violin is called a fiddle.Look at the 11-year-old who plays fiddle, call it a violin, and she will look like she has no idea what you mean. Then she may pick it up, play a few lively bars that sound like a steam train barreling down railroad t...
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