A musician with a mind of his own

Media | New documentary shows Johnny Cash’s thoughtful approach to politics
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/09/18, 03:03 pm

The relationship between American politics and popular music began long before Taylor Swift urged her fans to vote for Democrats or Ted Nugent visited President Donald Trump in the Oval Office. The second episode of Netflix’s new series on the history of music tells how country superstar Johnny Cash helped President Richard Nixon harness the power of white Southern voters in the late 1960s and early ’70s.

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New or recent releases

by Arsenio Orteza
Posted 11/09/18, 07:42 am

Love and Wealth: The Lost Recordings

The Louvin Brothers

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Twentieth Century Fox

‘Somebody to love’

Movie | Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody gives an unexpected take on the late rock star’s life
by Bob Brown
Posted 11/07/18, 04:56 pm

Just who was Freddie Mercury? Ask someone old enough to remember the superstar lead singer of the 1970s and 1980s rock band Queen, and you’ll probably get one of two different answers: dynamic singer and songwriter, or flamboyant libertine who died of AIDS.

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