Films.Dance, International Film Series Featuring Artists from More Than 25 Countries Premiering a New Short Film Every Week Continues with EDGING NORMAL

Featuring Desmond RichardsonMusic by Dav Koz & Steve HackmanChoreography by Jacob Jonas Premieres Monday, February 22, 2021 Films.Dance, a groundbreaking global film series produced by and under the creative direction of LA-based Jacob Jonas The Company continues on February 22 with EDGING NORMAL, the fifth of 15 short dance films to be released – to the community at no cost every Monday through May 8, … Continue reading Films.Dance, International Film Series Featuring Artists from More Than 25 Countries Premiering a New Short Film Every Week Continues with EDGING NORMAL

Review of “Everything: The Real Thing Story”

Something for everyone, See “Everything – “The Real Thing Story” as soon as you can! By Vernon Nickerson  Wow! Who knew? 1976- America turned 200. Meanwhile, across the Atlantic (pond), “Everything – The Real Thing Story” was making history and breaking barriers. A rabid pink-skinned racist’s rant opens a film about the greatest Black British band that most Americans never knew existed. To really appreciate … Continue reading Review of “Everything: The Real Thing Story”

2021 Slamdance Film Festival Review Of “Bleeding Audio”: It Is The Holy Grail Of Alternative Punk Band biography…And So Much More!

By Vernon Nickerson Chelsea Christer’s reality drama-documentary “Bleeding Audio” will be a hot ticket for fans of fan favorite punk rockers “The Matches” as soon as tickets are available. If, like most feature length films in the COVID era, it is streamed, that platform had best be prepared to be shredded. Officially, “Bleeding Audio” is the deep, wide and multilayered story of an Oakland California … Continue reading 2021 Slamdance Film Festival Review Of “Bleeding Audio”: It Is The Holy Grail Of Alternative Punk Band biography…And So Much More!

Chopin Ballade – Chopin Scherzo –

By Stephan Pisko “Chopin Ballade” Stallions’ dancing at the carnival with rumbling joy happiness carefree but serious it is love we seek socially but wait we go round and round on the carousel non-stop with our manes’ in the air kicking our hoofs’ we stumble sensationally. __________________________________________________________________________________ “Chopin Scherzo” Gentle we touch immense our embrace on the way never forgetting minus memories’ falling notes’ holding … Continue reading Chopin Ballade – Chopin Scherzo –

AVA DuVERNAY JOINS AS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF OSCAR CONTENDER ‘A CONCERTO IS A CONVERSATION’ NEW SHORT DOCUMENTARY FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES OP-DOCS, CO-DIRECTORS BEN PROUDFOOT, KRIS BOWERS

NEW VIDEO RELEASED OF DuVERNAY & BOWERS IN-CONVERSATION FILM TO HAVE FESTIVAL DEBUT AT SUNDANCE 2021 TOMORROWFULL FILM NOW STREAMING ON NYTIMES.COM The new short subject documentary A CONCERTO IS A CONVERSATION tells the story of virtuoso jazz pianist and film composer Kris Bowers as he tracks his family’s lineage through his 91-year-old grandfather from Jim Crow Florida to the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Directed by … Continue reading AVA DuVERNAY JOINS AS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF OSCAR CONTENDER ‘A CONCERTO IS A CONVERSATION’ NEW SHORT DOCUMENTARY FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES OP-DOCS, CO-DIRECTORS BEN PROUDFOOT, KRIS BOWERS

Phil Spector – Genie In The Genius

By Stephan Pisko The sound that bounced off the wall was pure genius perceived on a different dimensionally vibrating level than most other mental spheres’. Artistic mood and/or talent always rides a constant tightrope borderline that flicks (off and on) between “insanity plus fantasy” this is the (genie gestalt): similarity – continuation – closure – proximity – figure/ground – symmetry/order in addition to a newer … Continue reading Phil Spector – Genie In The Genius

JFI Co-Presents WORLD PREMIERE HERB ALPERT IS…

The Virtual Theatrical Edition features additional materials including a Q&A with filmmaker John Scheinfeld and subject Herb Alpert moderated by Grammy Museum Artistic Director, Scott Goldman! Virtual Theatrical Edition Available On Demand Starting Thursday 10/1  For Tckets Orde here  The October 1st event will be followed with a live Q&A with ALPERT and the film’s director JOHN SCHEINFELD (“Chasing TRANE: The JOHN COLTRANE Documentary,” “The … Continue reading JFI Co-Presents WORLD PREMIERE HERB ALPERT IS…

Steven Buckner A Composer Of The Divine

By Monteque Pope-Le Beau “Peace comes from within, and music can have a place for it as well” Steven Buckne Steven Buckner is no ordinary composer. He is one that composes this music to inspire and make and make a difference in the world. Composition is compositions are very eclectic and fresh. Every composition is love made visible. Mr. Buckner is an Los Angeles based … Continue reading Steven Buckner A Composer Of The Divine

Who Cares About The Future – Que Sera Sera

By Stephan Pisko This song: “Whatever Will Be Will Be – The Future Is Not Ours To See” (Que Sera Sera) is typical of a selfish humanoid concept we don’t care about the future whatever will come we don’t care we won’t be here physically anyways so to hell with the future but because ‘Doris Day’ a Hollywood actress-singer of the 50’s and 60’s sang … Continue reading Who Cares About The Future – Que Sera Sera

Little Richard- Musical Architect And Race Gay Liberator

By Stephan Pisko Little Richard’s singing was born out of a “segregational suffering” keeping positively upbeat through the “magic of music” sacrificing. His soul giving his all equipped with a dynamic unique personality and charismatic character broke the mold as Richard grow old. During Little Richard’s planetary time if you weren’t “smiling and singing” you were suffering segregation, or worst! He was a “force” flying … Continue reading Little Richard- Musical Architect And Race Gay Liberator

Aaron With’s Out Of Tune Will Premiere At The 2020 Slamdance Film Festival

By Steven Buckner When I first saw Director Aaron With’s Out Of Tune, I have to admit that I never saw a movie like this and that is a good thing. It is a story about a civilization that worships a musical chord. One might think how can a civilization worship a musical chord. Well that is why you need to see this movie! Between … Continue reading Aaron With’s Out Of Tune Will Premiere At The 2020 Slamdance Film Festival

Offscreen at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival: Panels, Music and Events

Onstage: Ai Weiwei, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Ron Howard, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Viggo Mortensen, Max Richter, Isabella Rossellini, Julie Taymor, Tessa Thompson, Rufus Wainwright, Carrie Mae Weems, Among Many Others   Sundance Institute will curate dozens of offscreen events, including behind-the-scenes panels on the art of filmmaking, musical performances and – around the theme of Imagined Futures – a public Bonfire and several extended post-screening conversations (known … Continue reading Offscreen at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival: Panels, Music and Events

Winter/Spring Season of Free Concerts Features Washington Premieres and Award-Winning Performers

The 78th season of concerts at the National Gallery of Art, Washington,  is a must see! This season is one not to miss and continues in 2020 with a wide-ranging schedule of performances featuring premieres, unusual collaborations, and music from around the world. Several concerts are Washington debuts of new pieces, including (im)migration by Jessie Montgomery performed by Imani Winds and Catalyst Quartet on January … Continue reading Winter/Spring Season of Free Concerts Features Washington Premieres and Award-Winning Performers

Stephan Pisko Defines Disco Revolution – Steve Disco aka – Canada’s No 1 Club DJ (1977-82)

  By Stephan Pisko Living forever within the “forever disco fantasy” transforming the introspective interior through to the psychological exterior partition where the “shy submissive silence” became immortal fading feverishly within the “sociopathic exterior sublime lie identity” actually believing the lie living forever within the discotheque dimension dynamically you are the ‘sex star’ glistening giggling to the viper vibes entrancing egos’ anything is a probable … Continue reading Stephan Pisko Defines Disco Revolution – Steve Disco aka – Canada’s No 1 Club DJ (1977-82)

Passion Of The Pianist

By Stephan Pisko The piano at the ‘classical level’ is a romantic dance variation an ‘inner hearing movement’ coordinating mind and body within the music at this point there is nothing, but ‘the music’ that’s all ‘you are’ there is no piano – no ‘you’ just an unexplainable entity.  A ‘medium of movement’ with the ‘inner ear’ as the captain. If you become too ‘conscious … Continue reading Passion Of The Pianist

Sundance NEXT FEST Heats Up L.A. Aug. 10-13 with Movie Premieres and Electrifying Musical Performances at The Theatre at Ace Hotel

  Sundance NEXT FEST takes it to the NEXT level with the announcement of seven films direct from the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, paired with three energizing musical performances. The fest lights up Los Angeles August 10-13 at The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles, and this year will include presentation of the Institute’s Vanguard Awards to Quentin Tarantino and Dee Rees. This marks … Continue reading Sundance NEXT FEST Heats Up L.A. Aug. 10-13 with Movie Premieres and Electrifying Musical Performances at The Theatre at Ace Hotel

FINNISH POP ARTIST PEPPINA ANNOUNCES Official SHOWCASE PERFORMANCE AT 2016 SXSW, AND WASHINGTON, DC’s AM FEST.

  Fresh from numerous live performances in Los Angeles, Washington, DC, and Park City, UT, Honey Rose Records recording artist Peppina has announced an official showcase performance at the 2016. SXSW.   She’ll be performing at an official  2016 SXSW showcase at Stephen F’s Bar & Terrace at the InterContinental, Saturday, March 19, 11:00PM,  located at 701 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701. Earlier that day, at … Continue reading FINNISH POP ARTIST PEPPINA ANNOUNCES Official SHOWCASE PERFORMANCE AT 2016 SXSW, AND WASHINGTON, DC’s AM FEST.

Indie Songstress Peppina: An Artist With An Heart Of Gold

    By: Vernon Nickerson Edited By Colleen Page Images by: Ann Marie Amick   To say artist Peppina  is both humble and  wise is an understatement. Yes, she is very young, but unlike her counterparts there is a gentleness and profound compassion in the way she carries herself. Her music not only is compelling, but it also speaks to the soul. The Art Of … Continue reading Indie Songstress Peppina: An Artist With An Heart Of Gold

2016 Slamdance Film Review: “DEAD HANDS DIG DEEP”

By: Alystar McKenneh-O’Neill WOW! If you ever wonder how the other, darker side lives, watch this documentary. Director Jai Love exposes the very bloody, hard core community of deathrock, as he examines the self destructive life of Edwin Borsheim from the band Kettle Cadavers. Edwin Borsheim makes Charles Manson look like an amateur as he walks us through his years of self degradation, self mutilation … Continue reading 2016 Slamdance Film Review: “DEAD HANDS DIG DEEP”

2016 Slamdance Film Review: “Los Punks, We Are All We Have”

By : Alystar McKenneh-O’Neil Think you know LA? Director Angela Boatwright unearths a part of Los Angeles culture that most Los Angelinos have never seen because we fly by on the freeway overhead never realizing that just below us, the new generation of angry, hopeless, frustrated kids are desperately seeking acceptance and acknowledgment and finding it when they all come together in the hidden backyards … Continue reading 2016 Slamdance Film Review: “Los Punks, We Are All We Have”