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Kit O’Toole’s Top Beatles Albums, Books, Collectibles and Movies for 2016

Kit O’Toole’s Top Beatles Albums, Books, Collectibles and Movies for 2016

This list of Top Beatles Albums, Books, Collectibles and Movies for 2016 includes selections that every fan on your gift list will love.

Mavis Staples goes behind the scenes at the Band’s Last Waltz: ‘It wasn’t rehearsed to go like that’

Mavis Staples goes behind the scenes at the Band’s Last Waltz: ‘It wasn’t rehearsed to go like that’

Mavis Staples joined the Band on “The Weight” after their famous ‘Last Waltz’ concert on Thanksgiving 1976 – and something amazing happened.

That Thing You Do! … When Less is More

That Thing You Do! … When Less is More

Twenty years on, Mike Tiano recommends “Tom Hanks’ Extended Cut” of ‘That Thing You Do!’ – but only to hardcore fans.

Danny Says: A Documentary on the Life and Times of Danny Fields (2016): Movies

Danny Says: A Documentary on the Life and Times of Danny Fields (2016): Movies

The aptly titled ‘Danny Says’ finds the always-quotable Danny Fields discussing his life among the late-20th century’s musical greats and near-greats.

The Beatles – Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years (2016): Movies

The Beatles – Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years (2016): Movies

While some restored Beatles footage truly impresses, ‘Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years’ still seems to suffer from an identity crisis.

All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records (2016): Movies

All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records (2016): Movies

In 1999, Tower Records made $51 billion. In 2006, the company filed for bankruptcy. What went wrong?

Saving the Seattle Cinerama: Paul Allen’s Gift to Movie Lovers (Part 2 of 2)

Saving the Seattle Cinerama: Paul Allen’s Gift to Movie Lovers (Part 2 of 2)

Mike Tiano on how Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen valued culture over profits while saving the Seattle Cinerama.

Seattle’s 70mm Film Festival Triumphs and Travails (Part 1 of 2)

Seattle’s 70mm Film Festival Triumphs and Travails (Part 1 of 2)

As the 70mm Film Festival continues in Seattle, Mike Tiano looks at the challenges theaters face in obtaining 70mm prints.

Bill Evans – Time Remembered, The Life & Music of Bill Evans (2016, DVD)

Bill Evans – Time Remembered, The Life & Music of Bill Evans (2016, DVD)

The truth and beauty in Evans’ music is impossible to forget. Bruce Spiegel’s well done documentary ‘Time Remembered, The Life & Music of Bill Evans’ makes sure that we don’t.

We Are Twisted F***ing Sister! (2014): Movies

We Are Twisted F***ing Sister! (2014): Movies

This film provides an often funny and, at times, downright perplexing glimpse into the making of Twisted Sister, one of the most recognized metal bands.