Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown and “Jack Bruce Composing Himself

MOVIE FOR NOVEMBER 2014: “Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown” This compelling HBO documentary chronicles the rise of music legend James Brown, who was one of  the most important…

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Movie & Book of the Month: ‘Beware of Mr. Baker’, and Chris Stein’s ‘Negative’

MOVIE FOR OCTOBER 2014: “Beware of Mr. Baker” – Director/Writer: Jay Bulger Ginger Baker looks back on his musical career with Cream and Blind Faith; his introduction to Fela Kuti;…

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“Empire Records” and “Frustrated Songwriters Handbook”

Movie for September 2014: How “Empire Records” Became The Unlikely Film Of A Generation Engineered to be the teen-movie equivalent of the mid-’90s alt-rock zeitgeist, Empire Records flopped in the…

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James Brown bio pic / There Goes Gravity (book)

NEW YORK (Reuters) – At first Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer thought she was seeing early concert footage of James Brown but then was told it was a screen test by…

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Movie: Sunset Strip, and Book: The Frustrated Songwriter’s Handbook

MOVIE FOR JULY 2014: “SUNSET STRIP – THE MOVIE” With its unconventional mix of storytelling, original concerts, live performances, animation, and rare archival films, we dive into the mystique and…

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Movie & Book for June

Our suggested movies and books involve the business of music. Learn something from them! MOVIE FOR JUNE: JERSEY BOYS: Directed by Clint Eastwood | The story of four young men…

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Movie & Book for May

MOVIE FOR MAY 2014: “I’ll Be Me”, the new documentary from filmmaker James Keach, chronicles Glen Campbell and his family’s amazing journey from being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s to his year…

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Music Business related Movies, Books, and Musical Term for April

Our suggested movies and books involve the business of music. Learn something from them! Go to the website, www.coloradomusic.org for complete descriptions of the movie and book. MOVIE FOR APRIL…

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MARCH MOVIE & BOOK

Our suggested movies and books involve the business of music. Learn something from them! Go to the website, www.coloradomusic.org for complete descriptions of the movie and book. MOVIE FOR MARCH…

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BOOK FOR FEBRUARY 2014: “How Music Works…” by David Byrne

This book was suggested by Thomas Chester Murray on Facebook on 12/27/13. How Music Works is David Byrne’s remarkable and buoyant celebration of a subject he has spent a lifetime…

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MOVIE FOR FEBRUARY 2014: “I Wanna Hold Your Hand”

Anyone who loves campy B-rated movies with music themes and rather cheesy story lines might want to check out “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” – a fictional movie about the…

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BOOK FOR JANUARY 2014: “Blockbusters: Hit-Making, Risk-Taking, and the Big Business of Entertainment”

by Anita Elberse. Available through Amazon.com for $18-$30. Why the future of popular culture will revolve around ever bigger bets on entertainment products, by one of Harvard Business School’s most…

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MOVIE FOR JANUARY 2014: “Fame High”

(a documentary) Produced and directed by Scott Hamilton Kennedy Starring (as themselves) Brittany Hayes, Ruby McAllister, Zak Astor (Rios), and Grace Song. [This movie was presented by Denver’s Arts and Venues Department…

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BOOK FOR DECEMBER 2013: “The Soundtrack of My Life”

by Clive Davis (author) and Anthony DeCurtis (contributor) In The Soundtrack of My Life, music legend Clive Davis recounts an extraordinary five-decade career in the music business, while also telling…

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MOVIE FOR DECEMBER 2013: “MUSCLE SHOALS”

Local guitarist and songwriter Michael Hossler wrote on Facebook on 11/02/13: Just watched the movie Muscle Shoals. Wow, what a great flick. I had no idea just how much music…

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