Arts & Entertainment

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“Detroit Jazz City”: New CD celebrates the Motor City

Music enthusiasts may rarely think of Detroit when it comes to jazz ... but a new CD might change that. 

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“I kill a man…/I love a man…”: The Emile Griffith jazz opera

Of the hundreds of opera performances I have attended over a lifetime, rarely have I been so emotionally stirred as I was by this one.

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Progressive cinema: “Angel of Nanjing”

The film shows how love for life and people can drive a person in a country of over a billion to exercise compassion for his fellow humans.

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VIDEO: #OscarsSoWhite goes viral

Controversy followed the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announcement of the nominees for the 2016 Oscars ceremony.

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“Hail, Caesar!” A specter haunts Hollywood in new goofball comedy

Hot on the heels of the Oscar-nominated Trumbo, another 1950s-set movie about Hollywood Reds has been released.

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“13 Hours” and “Cartel Land”: Cries and whispers

"Cartel Land" is a serious film, evenhanded in showing the complexities of vigilante action.

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Screen Actors Guild Awards — the union alternative to the Oscars

"Yes, it's glitzy and glamorous, but really it's about celebrating our union."

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Bullets and broken hearts over Broadway

So, a Marxist walks into a theater to watch a fluffy new musical set in the 1930s - and leaves with a big wide smile across his face. 

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The Progies show how film awards can be inclusive and progressive

Nominations for the Progie Awards have been voted on. May the Best Progressive films and filmmakers win!

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"The Big Short” in review: The fire next time

The film version of Michael Lewis' non-fiction book "The Big Short" is a high percentage earner in the Great Recession sweepstakes. 

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