It's that thrilling, chilling, time of year to highlight selections from some well deserving film scores for Halloween.
Ramin Djawadi's "Dracula Untold" gripping narrative leads off the set followed by Marco Beltrami's"Carrie". Further in is Christophe Beck's compelling epic "Buffy The Vampire Slayer"; Alexandre Desplat's 'vamp-on-werewolf action' section in "The Twilight Saga-New Moon". Also a couple of Bernard Hermann "Twilight Zone"episodes, "Psycho IV" from Graeme Revell; "The Wolfman" of Danny Elfman; Marco Beltrami's "The Wolverine"; Trevor Jones' score to the very atmospheric visuals in "From Hell"; James Newton Howard's "The Village" and Danny Elfman again with "Hitchcock". Don't Miss All on Wed Oct 29, 3-4pm.
This week's feature is Canadian singer-songwriter Frazey Ford. One of the founding members of the Be Good Tanyas, Frazey has a new release out called Indian Ocean. It's her second solo album and she combines influences from blues, folk, soul and pop. Recorded in Nashville with Al Green's former band, the Guardian calls it a "country-soul gem, full of lovely and deeply atmospheric instrumentation gilding Ford’s alluring vocals."
So tune in, turn on and check it out!
With election time nearing, the Sondheim became the backdrop for a pair of forums featuring candidates for county and state offices.
CLICK HERE for incumbent Democratic Iowa State Rep. Curt Hanson and Republican challenger Jeff Shipley, both vying for the Iowa House District 82 seat.
CLICK HERE for incumbent Republican Jefferson County Supervisor Dick Reed and his independent challenger Jack Finn, who are seeking a spot on the Jefferson County Board of Supervisors.
The audience had a chance to submit questions to the candidates, which were read by moderator Andy Hallman, news editor of The Fairfield Ledger. Presented by The Fairfield Ledger, Fairfield Economic Development Association and The Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce. Audio provided by the Fairfield Media Center.
Today's Writers' Voices interview almost didn't happen - it was scheduled and cancelled multiple times. I wouldn't normally perist - there are so many great writers to interview!
But this is a very special book. "Brown Girl Dreaming" is Jacqueline Woodson's memoir in poetry, written for young adults, about growing up as an African American during the Civil Rights movement. Like many children her age, she was part of the great migration to the North, and went back and forth between New York City and South Carolina. These poems represent snippets of memory, hers and her loved ones, about that time. The result is an authenticity that jumps off the page.
"Brown Girl Dreaming" was recently named a finalist for the 2014 National Book Award, making it one of the top 5 nonfiction books for young adults published this year.
Join us this week on Writers' Voices for our discussion with this insightful author.
MONEY ISN'T EVERYTHING, BUT IT CAN BUY ANYTHING: Buy, Buy This American Pie
Money, money, money, money, MONEY! And power, power, power, power, too. Newsvandal JP Sottile takes you INSIDE THE HEADLINES with co-host James Moore.
This week's three tiers include: they get what YOU pay for! Power plays with itself. And meanwhile, back at the front--the war front, that is, it's back to the future. Yessir, it's just another manic news week.
For a link to all the headlines discussed in today's show, click 'Read more' below.
Mr. Hermansen is the director of a successful project to make the town of Samso, Denmark one of the first to be 100% powered by renewable energy. He is a Time Magazine Hero of the Planet and has received many other awards. Samso is a great case study of the economic and other benefits of implementing community scale renewable energy. The Danish Foreign Embassy is sending Mr Hermansen to the US to spread the word about Samso and to promote community engagement in a future powered by renewable energy. The Sustainable Living Department at MUM organized his visit and is hosting him in Fairfield.
Soren will discuss how he organized the community of Samso to support and participate in the project and give an update on project. Samso is a rural, conservative farming community of around 5000 that is located on an island in Denmark. The Samso project combines wind power, solar power, district heating powered by biomass (large square bales of straw), electric vehicles, locally produced biodiesel, biogas and many other technologies that could be part of Fairfield's energy mix in the future. Samso is 100% powered by these renewable sources of energy and produces a surplus energy that is sold to other communities.
WHAT THE FRACK?
Bill Powers, author of COLD, HUNGRY & IN THE DARK, debunks the 100-year natural gas myth touted by T. Boone Pickens, President Obama, & Exxon. The real dirt why fracking is a bad joke and may be more future mea culpa than the energy savior shale gas promoters profess it to be.
John Symon Asher "Jack" Bruce
(14 May 1943 – 25 October 2014)
Scottish musician and composer, founder member of the British psychedelic rock power trio Cream.
He maintained a solo career that spanned several decades, and also played in several musical groups. Known as a vocalist and bass guitarist, Bruce was also a songwriter. He was trained as a classical cellist, and considered himself a jazz musician, although much of his catalogue of compositions and recordings tended toward blues and rock and roll. The Sunday Times stated "... many consider him to be one of the greatest bass players of all time."
Starting Friday at the Orpheum Theatre: Kill The Messenger. Two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner (The Bourne Legacy) in a thriller based on the true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb." "A serious, interesting film about a very simple concept: The Truth. And how very complicated that can sometimes become." "Crisp, smart and gutsy; intriguing, chilling and briskly paced." "Jeremy Renner's best performance since 'The Hurt Locker."Also, The Boxtrolls is held over, "packed with enough offbeat wit and visual splendor to offer a healthy dose of all-ages entertainment." - RT Keanu Reeves new release- John Wick is getting good buzz- "An underworld fantasy that grafts crisp action on to Rian Johnson-esque world-building, producing one of the more fully realized shoot-'em-up flicks in recent memory."Citizenfour is yet another example of the golden age of documentaries: "In January 2013, Laura Poitras was several years into making a film about surveillance in the post-9/11 era when she started receiving encrypted e-mails from someone identifying himself as "citizen four," who was ready to blow the whistle on the massive covert surveillance programs run by the NSA and other intelligence agencies. In June 2013, she flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with the man who turned out to be Edward Snowden." "Whether you think Edward Snowden is a hero or a traitor, you should see this riveting documentary." - Washington Post "It's a tense and frightening thriller."- A.O. Scott, New York Times. "Buy a ticket to this film... and use your credit card, so the NSA knows you care about this stuff...." Christopher Nolan's (Inception) new "mindbending" film Interstellar opens in just two weeks and it's about time the Filmosopher's start banging the drum for this. "A team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history; traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars." All this and more on the Filmosophers movie talk, with Chris Busch & Bruce Miller, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions". Fridays, 12:30 PM, again Sunday mornings 11:30. - This is a true story. - Some stories are just too true to tell... Kill The Messenger