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  • Cult folk-indie icon Paleface keeps on creating

    Beck calls him "a brilliant songwriter, a generous friend and a big influence on my early stuff." The Avett Brothers say he is "a gem, a brilliant man … We're ignited and inspired by his fire." Danny Fields, the legendary music executive who...
  • After ZZ Top pullout, act for Musikfest's 2nd largest stage also cancels tonight

     
    After ZZ Top canceled its headline show for Musikfest's opening night headline concert tonight, the act that would have played the festival's second-largest stage also has canceled. Carolyn Wonderland, an up-and-coming Texas Gulf Coast blues guitarist and...
  • Musifest Day 2: Our suggestions on what to see

     
    It's Day 2 of Musikfest -- the festival's first full day. That means there's even more to see and do. So here's our Picks of the Platzes: Black Violin, 6:30 p.m. Plaza Tropical. The classical/hip-hop fusion duo was voted in......
  • Cannes-Winner 'Winter Sleep' To Represent Turkey at Oscars

    HONG KONG - Turkey has selected Nuri Bilge Ceylan's "Winter Sleep" as its contender for the foreign-language Academy Award race. The film was the Palme d'Or winner at the Cannes film festival in May. News of the selection was announced on Twitter by...
  • Marilyn Burns, Who Starred in 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre,' Dies at 65

    Marilyn Burns, one of the original "scream queens" who starred in Tobe Hooper's original 1974 "Texas Chainsaw Massacre," died Tuesday in Texas. She was 65 and was found dead in her home near Houston. "Texas Chainsaw" was her first lead role; in it she...
  • Musikfest is upon us: Here's who to see on Day 1

     
    Musikfest will be upon us in hours, starting its 10-day run in downtown Bethlehem. Lest you go into the massive event's first day unprepared, we here at Lehgih Valley Music have prepared our annual daily Picks of the Platzes to......
  • SXSW Audience Winner 'Before I Disappear' Picked Up for North American Distribution

    IFC Films has acquired North American rights to "Before I Disappear," five months after the drama won the audience award for best narrative feature at South by Southwest. Shawn Christensen directed from his own screenplay and stars with Fatima Ptacek,...
  • Tribeca Winner 'Point and Shoot' Gets U.S. Distribution

    The Orchard has acquired U.S. theatrical and digital rights to Marshall Curry's documentary "Point and Shoot," which won the documentary Grand Jury Prize at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film follows Matthew VanDyke, a 27-year-old with Obsessive...
  • Digital Savant: Hackathons are hot, wearables perhaps not in the summer

    An entire Digital Savant column about one subject? There's too much going on for that! Instead, let's bounce around topics this week and see how much ground we can cover. Hackathons. Just over a year ago, I wrote a piece about how hackathons gatherings...
  • Robert Drew, Documentarian Who Fathered Cinema Verite, Dies at 90

    Robert L. Drew, a documentary filmmaker and the father of American cinéma vérité, died today at his home in Sharon, Connecticut. He was 90. In the early 1960s, Drew and his associates pioneered a kind of filmmaking that's now a staple of the...
  • 'Community' Creator Dan Harmon's 'Harmontown' Gets North American Distribution

    Neil Berkeley's documentary "Harmontown," showcasing "Community" creator Dan Harmon, has been acquired for North American and U.K. distribution by The Orchard. "Harmontown," which debuted at South by Southwest in March, will received a fall theatrical...
  • SXSW Winner 'Take Me to the River' Gets U.S. Distribution

    Abramorama and Social Capital Films have teamed to acquired the U.S. theatrical rights to Martin Shore's music documentary "Take Me to the River" for a Sept. 12 release. The film celebrates the inter-generational and inter-racial musical influence of...