Thursday, 04 April 2019 15:10

A Short Biog of The Walker Brothers

Scott Engel (1943 - 2019) came from Ohio and was a teen idol in the making in the late 50s, making several appearances on Eddie Fisher's TV series (Carrie Fisher’s father).

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The rise and fall of The New York Cosmos. The soccer team that brought Pele, Giorgio Chinaglia, Franz Beckenbauer and many more to America; against the backdrop of N.Y. City in the '70s.

Published in Video of the Week
Thursday, 28 February 2019 16:27

In Search Of History - Five Points Gang

The Five Points is to Organized Crime as Plymouth Rock is to America.

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Eden, directed by Mia Hansen-Løve, (Things to Come, Father of My Children) is a poignant and edgy film. As the plot unfolds, we are told of the story of a young and hip Parisian man, Paul Vallée,
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John Henry Hammond II (Born Manhattan, New York City, December 15, 1910 - Died Manhattan, New York City, July 10, 1987) was an American talent scout and producer, whose achievements in the record business will never be surpassed. As well as producing several significant American musical icons, he was a civil rights activist, a music critic, a philanthropist, and had a career that spanned six decades. His name is synonymous with Columbia Records (now Sony Records), and with artists from Billie Holliday to Stevie Ray Vaughan.

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The origins of hip-hop share provenance with clog dancing as a street dance art form. Clogging was brought to the US in the mid-nineteenth century and local performers refined the steps into tap. Tap dancing was originally performed as an accompaniment to song and the percussive and rhythmic patterns produced by the snags heightened effectiveness. The movement grew larger as rhythms grew more intricate and greater emphasis was placed on elements of dance composition and design. Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, refined the minstrel tradition, and Fred Astaire made ‘hoofing’ a modern art form and the cornerstone of Hip Hop.
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Thursday, 22 February 2018 15:05

The Panic in Needle Park Reviewed on ZANI

Before Al Pacino gained worldwide recognition as a talented actor and achieved global fame from his spellbinding appearance as Michael Corleone in The Godfather, he had been a fringe actor. Only appearing in three feature films, and just one of those as a lead, The Panic in Needle Park, it was from this appearance that Francis Ford Coppola knew Al Pacino was perfect for The Godfather.
Published in Film
Thursday, 22 February 2018 13:00

The Boost 80’s Classic Film Reviewed on ZANI

The Boost opens with the hustle and bustle of Manhattan in the late eighties, contemporary jazz music blends in with the opening credits, creating a mood of affluence and positivity, as it was a period for many of upward mobility, career opportunities and lucrative schemes, some legit and some not.
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The Team that Changed the World," investigates the Globetrotters' impact socially and culturally, as well as their lasting effect on the NBA. Featuring interviews with basketball players, celebrities, politicians, and more, the documentary also shows how the Globetrotters continue to serve as "Ambassadors of Goodwill" and touch audiences around the world today.

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Marvel’s The Punisher is a bloody brilliant epic, tense 13-episode crime drama, which takes a real look at the consequences long-term violence has on the human psyche, as well as the meaning of War and how soldiers are treated after they have served their country.
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