Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Film Review; Elvis.

July 1, 2022 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) (**1/2) Baz Luhrmann photobombs this Elvis portrait with over-extravagant filmmaking that dwarfs the iconic rock and roller. And that ain’t easy. The script, cowritten by Luhrmann, Sam Bromell and Craig Pearce (Moulin Rouge! and Romeo + Juliet), puts it all out there. Ambitious singer borrows heavily from R&B music, fuses it with up-tempo rock and […]

Broadway Veteran Fearlessly Confronts Music Industry Exploiters.

Tweet (Akiit.com) Let’s begin by introducing Chapman Roberts. In a biographical sketch distributed in a Carnegie Hall celebration of the African American Cultural Legacy, he is described as a “Singer-actor–composer-vocal/choral arranger-conductor-musical supervisor-concert producer.” He is also a four-time Grammy Award recipient who has been successful in show business for over 50 years. During that time, […]

The Different Types of Banjos to Choose Between.

February 8, 2022 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) The beauty of learning the banjo is that you will have diverse types of banjos to choose from. For instance, you could choose a 5-string or 4-string instrument to play. A beginner would be advised to choose a 5-string banjo to start on, but a musician already experienced in playing other stringed instruments […]

Black Films Thrive at Sundance Film Festival 2022.

February 3, 2022 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) At the last minute, due to Omicron concerns, the 2022 Sundance Film Festival morphed from an in-person and virtual event to a purely digital experience. Thanks to streaming, Black filmmakers and Black films were on center stage all over the world. Check them out… Aftershock (***) According to WHO, the U.S. ranks 60th on the […]

Tips for Musicians: What You Need to Know About Learning to Play the Mandolin.

December 7, 2021 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) When it comes to which musical instrument we should learn, there is a vast choice. We can choose from ones that are played with strings, those blown with a mouthpiece, and keyboard instruments that can provide the full 8 octave range. Many musicians will play more than one instrument. This is particularly so […]

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