Music and Movies

Remembering Eileen Brennan

Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 by fillups

Eileen Brennan from Hello Dolly The first time I ever heard of Eileen Brennan was when I was a kid listening to the original Broadway cast album of Hello Dolly. I heard this rich, sweet and almost operatic voice of the ingenue character, Irene Molloy. Little did I know I was listening to the beginning of what would be a very long career of one of the most gifted comedic . . . more »

Rock the Bells! Hip Hop Music Festival

Posted on Thursday, August 8, 2013 by Missgina

This year's hip hop music festival Rock the Bells features 40 acts in 4 cities. It will cover coast to coast: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington D.C., and New York. For the Bay Area's lineup in San Francisco, there are some new and old hip hop favorites. The 3 headliners on the flyer are Kid Cudi, Wu-Tang Clan, and members of Black Hippy (Kendrick Lamar, . . . more »

Catching Up with Lizzie Bennet

Posted on Monday, August 5, 2013 by fillups

Scene from the Lizzie Bennet Diaries Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is a timeless story. It seems there is no end to adaptations set in both modern day and Austen's time. I've been hearing about this great modern adaptation called the Lizzie Bennet Diaries for a while now. Finally, I get around to actually watching the episodes and they are just as wonderful as everyone is saying. The cool thing is . . . more »

Remembering J.J. Cale

Posted on Thursday, August 1, 2013 by mztupelo

J.J. Cale December 5th 1938 - July 26 2013 Blues and rock music lost a legend this week, when J.J. Cale died of a heart attack in San Diego. Mr. Cale was best known was for writing such classics as After Midnight and Cocaine, which became hits when Eric Clapton recorded them. J. J. Cale's career began in Oklahoma playing rock and roll venues in . . . more »

Fantastic Flying Books!

Posted on Thursday, August 1, 2013 by dia4reading

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore Children's book author and illustrator William Joyce has created a real gem that can be enjoyed by anyone of any age that has a love of books. I first saw the animated short film, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore at San Jose's Cinequest 2011, and was ecstatic to see the book arrive in the . . . more »

Conjuring Up Horror

Posted on Monday, July 29, 2013 by fillups

Scene from the film The Conjuring "Are you going in there alone?" asked the ticket taker at the movie theater where I was going to see The Conjuring . "No, I'm meeting friends," I explained. "Good, because no one should see that alone." Director James Wan's movie The Conjuring is not quite THAT scary, but it is an elegant and genuinely creepy movie with a terrific cast lead by Vera Farmiga. . . . more »

The Music of Outside Lands

Posted on Monday, July 29, 2013 by Movies_and_Music

High Violet In honor of the 6th annual Outside Lands Music Festival in Golden Gate Park being held from August 9 - 11, 2013, have a listen to my favorite albums from some of the artists featured at this year's event! For festival information and the full lineup, check out this link: Enjoy and happy listening! - Anne Boxer Everything All the Time Ram The Downward . . . more »

Animation for Grown-ups

Posted on Friday, July 26, 2013 by fillups

Still from Sita Sings the Blues Question: What movie mixes an ancient epic story, a modern romantic break up, shadow puppets and the divine crooning of flapper Annette Hanshaw? Answer: Director Nina Paley's mindbending, captivating, hilarious Sita Sings the Blues The center of this movie is the ancient story of Sita from the Ramayana. Sita, the wife of the divine Rama, is abducted by evil forces and undergoes many trials. The . . . more »

New Music for July @ SCCLD

Posted on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by fillups

Native Here is just some of the great new music available to request at your local SCCLD library! Check out the complete list of new music! Interested in more Teen stuff??? Check out the SCCLD Teen Page. --Don Native Better Watching Movies with the Sound off Last of the Great Pretenders Magna Carta Holy Grail . . . more »

Vive la France! Happy Bastille Day!

Posted on Sunday, July 14, 2013 by coffeecritic

eiffel tower fireworks I just finished reading The Paris Wife by Paula McLain, and now I'm reading Paris : a Love Story by Kati Marton. If I have Paris on the brain, it must be Bastille Day! In honor of July 14, let's celebrate all things French! Ooh-la-la! - - Debra Food! The Little Paris Kitchen Kings of Pastry My Life in France Pastry Paris Paris, My Sweet . . . more »