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I Hate Hollywood
Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

Patrick McGoohan before The Prisoner

One of the most acclaimed TV series of the 1960s, “The Prisoner,” has an unusual backstory. That memorable opening scene, where an angry spy (Patrick McGoohan) resigns from his agency before being kidnapped and confined to a resort-prison, refers to the previous star vehicle for McGoohan. That earlier show, released in the U.K. as “Danger Man” and the U.S. as “Secret Agent,” is out now...
Album Reviews
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014
Leonard Cohen turned 80 this fall, and thoughts inevitably turn to the end game: How long will he maintain his stamina on stage? Live in Dublin documents a particular night on his recent world tour, whose Milwaukee leg revealed a performer of dignity, grace and energy. He was likewise in
Album Reviews
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014
It’s easy to hear how much fun TriBeCaStan had recording this collection of holiday tunes. The New York band (featuring onetime Milwaukeean John Kruth) opens Coal, Again! with a hotel-lounge ska rendition of “O Little Town of Bethlehem” before moving on to a “Silver Bells” delivered with
Home Movies/Out on Digital
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014
A gang of thugs down the street from his home harasses Jorge; their ringleader shoots his son, is given a short prison sentence and returns with vengeance in mind. Chilean writer-director Alejandro Fe
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I Hate Hollywood
Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014
Gary McFarland epitomized cool to sophisticated audiences of the ‘60s. A vibraphonist and jazz composer, McFarland came to attention as Gerry Mulligan’s arranger in the early ‘60s; he caught the wave of bossa nova and samba and began leading his own recording sessions. By the late ‘60s he moved toward jazz-rock, a step ahead of Miles Davis whose accomplishments overshadowed his own. Thi...