However fated to be inexorably linked to “12 Years a Slave” — by mere virtue of its slave-related subplot — “Belle” is an accomplished period drama firmly in line with the top-drawer production values and exquisite performances found in Merchant Ivory’s celebrated films.
Despite being separated by some 8,000 miles, Isobel Campbell, of Glasgow, and Mark Lanegan, of Los Angeles, have brought us Ramblin' Man, a four-song collaboration that wouldn’t have been possible without the Internet.
Bionico finds the nine members exploring a funky hybrid of their traditional Puerto Rican street salsa and electronic dance music, tossing a spacey, 1970s drum machine called the Drum Fire into the sonic wash.
After 25 million viewers heard her song "Keep Breathing" on the hit show's third-season finale, Michaelson's second album shot to indie fame. With no support from a label, Michaelson suddenly was everywhere.
Dying is easy. Comedy is hard. That's an old actors' adage. The musicians of the Richmond Symphony would do well to remember it as they prepare to rehearse for "Bugs Bunny on Broadway," a sprint down the memory lane of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies, the animations produced for Warner Bros. from the 1930s through the '60s.