Hip hip hop & beyond.
It's a major weekend for film fans. First, two well reviewed movies come to the Orpheum Theatre. One is Chef, directed by & starring Jon Favreau (Swingers, Iron Man 1 & 2) "Favreau has assembled a terrific cast for a foodie road trip that is joyous and revelatory, all set to a great soundtrack". Plus: Obvious Child. "Virtue and vulgarity fight to a draw via a film that should put the vivacious Jenny Slate and director Gillian Robespierre on everyone's indie radar."- Newsday
Also, you need to know about Richard Linklater's "astonishing" latest: Boyhood. "Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Boyhood is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes." So-far there are over 70 reviews on RT, 100% glowingly positive. "I'm not saying Boyhood is the greatest film I've ever seen (although it's up there), but I'm thinking... there's my life before I saw it, and my life now, and it's different. I know movies can do something that just last week I didn't." - David Edelstein, CBS Sunday Morning. "The best movie of the year, a four-star game-changer that earns its place in the cultural time capsule."- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Plus (how exciting :) Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes "the first big tent-pole film of 2014 that nails everything from start to finish, blending thoughtful allegory, meaningful science fiction and dazzling action spectacle without a hitch."- NPR. Fridays free film at the FF library (7:30) is About Time, Directed by Richard Curtis (Love Actually). "Beautifully told, wonderfully acted and touching enough to bring viewers to tears." We'll talk all this and more on the Filmosophers, 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. -I'm f-in lost! -That's a good place to start. Chef
Never put off until tomorrow what you can accomplish today. The old saw, modified by your benevolent government man- rock and roll govenment, that is. Do not associate me with those completely-lacking-in-common-sense individuals inside the beltway. Rather, lets talk about Deep Purple, Blue Cheer, Pink Floyd, and all the other colorful artists on the show Thursday. Ever get to the point where you say to yourself, 'I wish I had said something about that before now'? You can relate, then, to the songs playing by Led Zeppelin, Dave Mason, The Growlers, or The Coal Men. 21 songs, ranging from 1:42 to 17:08, produced from 1930 to 2014, every one a boon. Enjoy, The G Man
Speaking Freely continues its series on survivors of the holocaust, being done in collaboration with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC.
Marcel Drimer was born in Drohobycz, Poland, a small town now part of the Ukraine. In 1943, a Ukrainian family hid Marcel and his family until Poland was liberated by the Soviet army.
Jacqueline Mendel Birn tells of how her family with the help of two members of the French underground were able to escape from Paris when the Germans took control of the city.
(See link to play list below). This program begins with two tracks, lead vocals Gabriel Gordon, from Wax Poetic's On a Ride CD (2012), the NYC trip hop band featured on recent programs. In the first hour, we explore new CDs from legendary songwriters Natalie Merchant (photo) and Sarah McLachlan. The main spotlight shines on the brother-sister duo from Australia, Angus and Julia Stone (photo). Other rare tracks too!
In the second-hour Chill Session, Fringe Toast first-timers take the microphone including Sascha Funke (German DJ producer), Lord Huron (American LA-based indie-folk band), Vargo (male-female electronic German duo) and Chemin Neuf (France). UK electronic composer Simon Posford offers tracks from his incarnations as Sphongle and Younger Brother. Invite friends to join the live stream at www.kruufm.com.
Click here for playlist. Experience again why people say Fringe Toast offers the best music you never hear!
We throw around a lot of the same jargon each Wednesday evening on Great Taste. There's constant references to "kitchen empowerment"-as we urge the listeners to use their cooktops to fix fresh food. We banter back and forth about CSA's, GMO's, organic, traceability, bio-dynamic, locavores, globavores, Slow Food, polyphenols, and a host of other food-savvy terms and topics. What it comes down to is espousing a philosophy of healthy cooking and eating centered around using fresh, local foods.
Dogs have 1000-word vocabularies. Birds practice songs in their sleep. Moths remember living as caterpillars. Noted science writer Virginia Morell visited researchers in fields and laboratores around the world to unearth facts about how animals think and feel. Since this show's original broadcast, her new book ANIMAL WISE: HOW WE KNOW ANIMALS THINK AND FEEL (now out in paperback) has garnered high praise and many awards.
It's a Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist, an American Library Association 2014 Notable Nonfiction Book, and a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2013. Join Cheryl and Virginia on The Studio this week for insight into the lives of pioneering animal-cognition researchers and their surprisingly intelligent and sensitive subjects.
This week our feature is the new album from guitarist, Jim Allchin. Mixing equal parts blues, rock and jazz, Allchin creates a groove worth falling into; hard-hitting, incisive and passionate.
We'll also hear songs from Susan Tedeschi, Nora Jones, Irene Kelly, Sarah Jarosz, Hat Check Girl, Darrell Scott, Jadea Kelly, Gregg Allman, John Prine, Jonathan Edwards, Donna The Buffalo, Eilen Jewell, JD Souther, Van Morrison, Lynn Miles and Mary Gauthier.
2:05pm | A wide-ranging discussion with Madison, Wisconsin-based Steve Horn, who is a Research Fellow for DeSmogBlog. Formerly with the Center for Media and Democracy, Steve interned in Washington, DC with then U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI), and at the Rotary International world headquarters in Evanston, Illinois. He is also a competitive runner, with a personal best time of 2:43:04 in the 2009 Boston Marathon.
Steve graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a major in political science and legal studies. His writing has appeared in The Guardian, The Huffington Post, The Nation, AlterNet, PR Watch, Truth-Out, FireDogLake's “The Dissenter,” Common Dreams, Mondoweiss, Wisconsin Watch, Nation of Change, and WhoWhatWhy.com.
3:12pm | Laura Cohen, local Lord's Cupboard coordinator, talks about Thanksgiving in July as well as Habitat for Humanity's new home offer, their 11th construction, that qualified folks may apply for through July 15th.
3:25pm | Salt Lake City police pursue a missing child lead and shoot a dog dead in someone's fenced-in backyard. Dog's owner confronts cops.
3:35pm | James speaks with Nick Leo of Des Moines-base indie-pop group In Rooms, who will be performing their Brazillian-flavored easy breezy repertoire with Nick's wife Heather and 5-piece band 9pm at the Arbor Bar on Friday, July 11th.