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There’s a long list of famous Montanans extending from David Lynch to daredevil Evel Knievel to Pixar’s Brad Bird, artist Andrea Fraser, L.A. Lakers’ coach Phil Jackson, and actress Myrna Loy. It’s a surprisingly large number considering the state’s relatively small population. There’s just something about a Montana childhood that inspires people to either flee to the nearest big city to escape the claustrophobia of a small town. https://open.spotify.com/track/6sApjp472JTWuNky6pnvJb Or, to put it more romantically, perhaps...
“I’m not really well known in everybody’s household, but I got a documentary about me,” Sharon Jones says proudly. The soul-singing firecracker who raises the roof and brings down the house from the stage each night she performs is excited about the documentary about her, Miss Sharon Jones! that makes its New York debut this week. Her excitement is understandable and infectious, because the film, directed by Barbara Koppel, documents the worst year of...
Bishop Briggs is not going to tell you her real name. Not yet anyway. “I just want people to focus on the music right now,” she said on the phone from Los Angeles where she was preparing to head back into the studio for another long day of writing. It’s easy to comply with the request, because her music has a magnetic draw that holds your attention. She has only released three songs so...