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The forgotten 1963 Boycott in Chicago Documentary short

The more times change the more it stays the same. I don’t know who said it first but am saddened how true it is as I look around our country. It’s award season and I came across ’63 Boycott from Kartemquin Films that has been nominated for Best Documentary Short for the 2019 Academy Awards. It’s …

culture Los Angeles music TV

A Special Evening with Dionne Warwick: Then Came You at Paley Center

Spend the evening with Dionne Warwick as part of the PaleyLive Summer 2018 Season on August 1, 2018. It will be a magical evening to celebrate the new PBS Special of the multi-Grammy winning artist who’s career spans over five decades. The documentary will highlight her career in the music industry including tributes from friends …

Geek Travel TV

Geek Travel – Downton Abbey Costume Exhibit (US)

If you’re a fan of the British Import Downtown Abbey and have been wanting to live our your gentry fantasy but unable to afford the flight to the UK.   Well your dreams have come true with this exhibit at the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library in Wilmington, Delaware.   It’s recommended you buy your …

Geek Gravel – Costumes of Downton Abbey

Costumes of Downton Abbey March 1, 2014–January 4, 2015 Costumes of Downton Abbey is an original exhibition of exquisite designs from the award-winning television series. Approximately 40 historically inspired costumes from the television show will be displayed and supplemented by photographs and vignettes inspired by the fictional program and by real life at Winterthur. Costumes of Downton …

Business culture Made in America TV

Reliving my comic book love with Liev and PBS

I grew up loving comic books not as a artform but just as great escapist fun.  My favorite was PowerPac about kids with kickass powers.  Hmmm I was pretty much an exclusive lover of comics with a similar theme of the powerless gaining powers.  I think it was because I felt so invisible as a …

Los Angeles

The Central Park Five is alive and free but still don’t have justice

I just saw that PBS will be broadcasting the Central Park Five Documentary and are sponsoring a NYT live panel talk with Ken Burns and four of the men.  I was lucky enough to see a screening of the documentary at the AFI Fest in Los Angeles shortly before President Obama won reelection.  It was …

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