Great movie songs have served varying purposes over the years. They can both set the scene and act as a theme song ("Fame," "Falling Slowly" from "Once"), capture a mood ("Things Have Changed" from…
Patti Smith has always been a renaissance woman. She's been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for her work as a singer-songwriter and frontwoman of the Patti Smith Group; named a commander…
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Marta Heflin, who was associated with director Robert Altman during a stage and film career that included starring in Altman pic “A Perfect Couple” and appearing in the helmer’s Broadway and movie…
When it was revealed two years ago that the Coen brothers' next project would revolve around the Greenwich Village folk scene of the early '60s, the first thought that came to mind was "who's going…
The Avett Brothers, Joan Baez, Marcus Mumford, Patti Smith and Jack White will perform at a benefit concert Sept. 29 at The Town Hall in New York City to promote the Joel and Ethan Coen movie "Inside…
Jennifer Jason Leigh is as radiant and uncompromising as ever in this convoluted and repetitive psychological thriller.
EDINBURGH — New York legit creatives will feature prominently in the Edinburgh Intl. Festival this August. with a three-week program that will include the Wooster Group, Meredith Monk, the Philip…
Patti Smith is experiencing a period of vigorous reexamination by the general public.
Frequently dubbed the "Godmother of punk," 64-year-old rocker-poet-visual artist Patti Smith's ground-breaking style and unflagging integrity have garnered her numerous admirers ranging from R.E.M.'s…
The titular rocker-poet gets a suitable portrait in Steven Sebring's "Patti Smith: Dream of Life."
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