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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.

George Martin built his legend with the Beatles, then branched out

George Martin built his legend with the Beatles, then branched out

The records, those sounds – even in George Martin’s awful absence – will remain, forever.

Danny Elfman and ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas,’ November 1, 2015: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Danny Elfman and ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas,’ November 1, 2015: Shows I’ll Never Forget

A spectacular live reinterpretation of ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ found composer Danny Elfman staging a partial on-stage Oingo Boingo reunion, as well.

Frank Sinatra – All or Nothing At All (2015): Movies

Frank Sinatra – All or Nothing At All (2015): Movies

No other project may better capture the complex life of Frank Sinatra, born 100 years ago on Dec. 12, 1915, than HBO’s new film ‘Sinatra: All or Nothing at All.’

Eric Clapton – Slowhand at 70 (2015)

Eric Clapton – Slowhand at 70 (2015)

‘Slowhand at 70’ finds Eric Clapton reflecting on a storied past, yet his still-powerful artistry places the guitarist firmly in the present.

Rolling Stones’ harrowing ‘Gimme Shelter’ is still revealing new depths

Rolling Stones’ harrowing ‘Gimme Shelter’ is still revealing new depths

Rolling Stones’ “Gimme Shelter,” released on Dec. 5, 1969 as part of ‘Let It Bleed,’ has a narrative so involving that it even drew in a non-lyrics guy like me.

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