Ann Powers http://kuow.org en '12 Years A Slave' Is This Year's Best Film About Music http://kuow.org/post/12-years-slave-years-best-film-about-music <em>12 Years a Slave </em>is the most compelling film about music to be released this year, maybe this century. It's so many other things, too, as others have noted: a corrective to the weird cocktail of piety and cartoonishness that Hollywood usually supplies when depicting slavery; a gorgeous art film and an actor's hellish paradise; a cultural highlight of the Obama administration. Thu, 14 Nov 2013 16:33:59 +0000 Ann Powers 23818 at http://kuow.org '12 Years A Slave' Is This Year's Best Film About Music What Lou Reed Taught Me http://kuow.org/post/what-lou-reed-taught-me <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkG9BKgDvNI</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYEC4TZsy-Y</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 15:54:37 +0000 Ann Powers 22788 at http://kuow.org What Lou Reed Taught Me '90s Nostalgia Revisited: 6 Musicians We Miss http://kuow.org/post/90s-nostalgia-revisited-6-musicians-we-miss <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AOVf9p9ht4</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5COHP3KZuq4</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilKcXIFi-Rc</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4OJFWgF9os</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUFObCZtGWQ</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUOkg4jFNus</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 04:23:00 +0000 Ann Powers 20267 at http://kuow.org '90s Nostalgia Revisited: 6 Musicians We Miss First Listen: Elvis Costello & The Roots, 'Wise Up Ghost' http://kuow.org/post/first-listen-elvis-costello-roots-wise-ghost The new documentary <em>Muscle Shoals</em> recalls how interracial harmony in tumultuous times made possible a new kind of music. Leading African-American artists traveled to North Alabama — not exactly a place they thought they'd be welcome in the civil rights era — to jam with an all-white crew of session players. In little rooms near the wide Tennessee River, they perfected soul and anticipated Southern rock. Mon, 09 Sep 2013 17:46:20 +0000 Ann Powers 19991 at http://kuow.org First Listen: Elvis Costello & The Roots, 'Wise Up Ghost' Country Music's Year Of The Woman http://kuow.org/post/country-musics-year-woman <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yg05svXp98</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZfj2Ir3GgQ</p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 09:19:00 +0000 Ann Powers 14420 at http://kuow.org Country Music's Year Of The Woman The Roots Of Beyonce's Super Bowl Spectacular http://kuow.org/post/roots-beyonces-super-bowl-spectacular One of the Twitter hashtags devised by rabid Beyonce fans before last night's Super Bowl halftime show was religious in nature: #praisebeysus. Praise Beysus! This bit of hyperventilating resonated in interesting ways. Strutting into the very center of America's biggest television spectacle, the 31-year-old superstar intended to secure her place in the musical pantheon next to recent Super Bowl-approved legends Madonna, The Who, Bruce Springsteen and Prince.<p>And that's not all. Mon, 04 Feb 2013 16:19:54 +0000 Ann Powers 7641 at http://kuow.org The Roots Of Beyonce's Super Bowl Spectacular