Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings

The Lumineers, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Stranger Things cast and more confirmed for Obama’s SXSL

The White House will be taking a page out of SXSW‘s playbook next month when the Obamas host SXSL: A White House Festival of Ideas, Art, and Action (South By South Lawn), a day long event that will tie in live performances, interactive exhibitions, the White House Student Film Festival and more. It’s the first time an event of its…

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Sydney Film Festival Film Review: Miss Sharon Jones! (USA, 2015)

Sharon Jones isn’t a household name, nor an artist with a breakout radio hit. But those who do know of her and her talent, will attest to her brilliance. She has been likened to a female James Brown, belting out soul and funk tunes and thrashing and shimmying like a pint sized Tina Turner. However…

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Album Review: Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – Give The People What They Want (2014 LP)

It’s been a rollercoaster year for Sharon Jones, the corrections officer turned soul queen. Her fifth album with the imitable Dap Kings, Give the People What They Want was shelved and touring halted so Jones could turn her attention to battling and ultimately beating cancer which threatened to bring her fairy-tale career to a halt….

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