Tate Taylor's well-directed Get On Up is the latest movie about tortured artiste who acts in self-destructive ways, a biopic about "The Godfather of Soul," James Brown.
Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story is a highly entertaining musical about the meteoric rise - and, alas, fall -- of the 1950s rock 'n' roll icon.
The musical, is a sheer delight for lovers of the British band Queen in particular and of classic rock in general, with a little bit of anti-censorship, antifascist pop politics.
Starring Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, and several products of Apple, Inc. It's about producing and distributing music without the overhead costs or help of the traditional industry.
Even if its subject is unconventional, "Step" is conventionally crafted, including archival footage and photos, as well as original interviews .
Clearly, "We Are the Best!" is a remembrance of someone's 1982 life on the cusp of womanhood.
Once the show begins, "somebody calls you... A girl with kaleidoscope eyes," into a production that's more an evocation of the Beatles, their music and philosophy, than a chronological narrative.
Inspired by a newspaper clipping about a true-life crime, this perennial classic takes place in Charleston's fictionalized Catfish Row .
Daniel Beaty doesn't miss a beat in his one-man tribute to African American Paul Robeson, the son of a runaway slave who went on to become an actor, activist and Renaissance Man.
"Some people think music drops from heaven. But it doesn't. It takes talented union musicians to make music."