Disney's new live-action version of Cinderella opens this weekend. This is getting great reviews: "enthralls with its ravishing style and timeless message of resilience, decency and kindness triumphing over evil. - USA Today. "Cinderella isn't just a re-enactment of the original film but an enrichment. For Disney fans, it could be another treasure worth cherishing." - Newsday. My impression is Cinderella may currently be under the radar in terms of just how big a blockbuster it will be. I believe it will be one of the top five most seen films of 2015.
Other new releases, include the offbeat & inventive Of Horses And Men. "If you want to see the year's most original, comedic and shocking film all rolled into one, look no further than this feature from Iceland."
Well talk about that, what we've seen and more, on the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch & Bruce Miller "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions", Fridays at 12:30, again Sunday mornings 11:30. Cinderella is "true to the spirit of the classic story but fresh and filled with heart and magic. - Nell Winow, Beliefnet
Three KRUU interviews with artists performing tonight Saturday, March 14th in Fairfield!!
The legendary Harlem Gospel Choir is performing at the Sondheim Center. James Moore speaks with Allen Bailey, the storied group's founder about his life and the choir's worldwide impact. This is an unbelievable opportunity to enjoy one of the world's premiere gospel choirs. Perfect timing, too, with the 50th anniversary of the Selma bridge crossing and the movie SELMA winning this year's Oscar for Best Picture. Tickets available here from the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center. Show starts at 7:30pm.
Also, playing Fairfield at Cafe Paradiso Saturday evening is Ali Sperry & the Family Vacation with special opening act the Tattletale Saints. Formerly of Fairfield, now located in Nashville, se'll be doing songs from her debut release STORYBOOK. Steve McLain & Kevin Riley interviewed Ali on their show HAPPY HOUR [Fridays 5pm-8pm]. They also spoke with Cy, who performs with the Tattletale Saints.
Born in Los Angeles, Albright grew up in it's South Central neighborhood. He began Piano lessons at an early age, even though he professed no great intrest in the instrument. His love of music picked up when he was given a saxophone which beloned to his piano teacher. It was further reinforced when he attended Locke High School, a breeding ground for many West Coast musicians. After High School he attended the University of Redlands where he received a B.S. Degree in Business Management, minoring in music. Already a polished saxophonist by the time he enrolled in college Albright switched to the Bass guitar. Gerald Albright a true musician featured today on Smooth Jazz.
By ornaments entranced
We trace in frenzied dance
The patterns carved by chance
On the pavement of memory
Seasons turning yet again
The Mother's breast is full again
As in heaven, so with men
Is now and ever shall be
Till we come
Till we come again
To recognize renewal
At the heart
At the heart of us
Our eyes will touch life
---Burce Cockburn (Spring Song)
After quite a lot of rebroadcasts due to the fact that I had to complete my BA thesis for university, I'm finally back with a new show of the Rice Bowl so why not try something new? Since I'm not only interested in Asian Pop-Music but very much also in literature I'd like to share some of my favorite books with you on the show. For episode 66 I picked my favorite Japanese author Haruki Murakami and I'm going to read a little bit from his 2002 surrealist novel Kafka on the Shore. It is also going to be a very special choice of music for this show so please tune in!
Dr. Jeffrey Guss MD and Dr. Anthony Bossis are researchers at New York University School conducting a scientific study using psilocybin in treating psycho social distress in advanced cancer patients. http://www.nyucanceranxiety.org/about.html
This week we are digging into the archives to bring you a rebroadcast of this interview with Allan Lokos. Next week (March 13 and 16) we will be speaking live with Allan about his new book, "Through the Flames: Overcoming Disaster Through Compassion, Patience and Determination" where he tells about his miraculous (and very painful) survival of a plane crash in Myanmar on Christmas Day, 2012.
In our fast paced, ever changing world, patience is often our most needed, but least cultivated virtue. Allan Lokos is the founder and guiding teacher of New York City's Community Meditation Center. His book "Patience: The Art of Peaceful Living" lays out a compelling and helpful path to deeper patience. Drawing on Lokos many years as a Buddhist practitioner and teacher, as well as interviews from a wide range of people who have had their patience dramatically tested, this book provides a realistic approach to becoming calmer and happier with one's self, in relationships, at work, and with the world.
I call attention to some cuts by bands you will want to check out for this next rendition of The Rainbow Rider. The Purple Outside plays Strange Days Flight, Aurah brings us I Decree Peace, Many Bright Things performs When The Night, and Mike Cooper delivers an epic So Glad. Plus The Soundcarriers, Naam, and Bliss, a sure sign of things to come. Cool Breeze
The creativity of an artist comes from within, one has to have vision, the ability to focus, and a mind that can travel without being transported.
This month we will focus on the on The Music, The Mind, The Matter of March.