Posts Tagged ‘Francophonie Festival’

ToDo ToDay: Shakers n’ Bakers, Cheick Hamala Diabaté, and Beuchert’s Saloon

The notion of melding jazz with fringe religious beliefs seems like an insufferable ethnomusicology exercise. But the United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing, better known as the Shakers, may offer fertile ground for musical experimentation. The Shakers’ music, composed of thousands of songs, is pretty odd: Much of it is delivered in indecipherable [...]

ToDo ToDay: Charlotte Rampling’s Serious Life

For Charlotte Rampling, the outstanding actress and once all-powerful Euro diva, life is serious business. It’s in her heavy eyelids, her penchant for intense and sometimes controversial roles (The Night Porter), and The Look, the biography directed by first-timer Angelina Maccarone. Divided into sections with vaguely pretentious names like “exposure,” “age,” “beauty,” “demons,” and “taboo,” The Look [...]

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