Life Luxe Jazz – Back to the Luxe Life 2021

Mark your calendars now for the Life Luxe Jazz Experience 2021 – November 4th through November 8th in the beautiful Los Cabos, Mexico! Visit www.lifeluxejazz.com to book now 😉🇲🇽☀️🌊🎷 

Cinerama Dome Among ArcLight, Pacific Theaters To Close Due To Pandemic Losses

ArcLight Cinemas and Pacific Theaters said late Monday they are ceasing operations, closing all of their roughly 300 screens mostly found in California.

Xavier Omär: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

by Bobby Carter Xavier Omär decided to turn his Tiny Desk home concert into a whole Texas affair. Initially, Omär wanted to recreate the look of the Desk: “I wanted to kind of bring the feeling of Tiny Desk back, so I had booked a library,” he said. Ultimately the library didn’t work out, but Rosella

PHOTOS: Mumbai Falls In Love All Over Again With Its Forgotten Fountains

by Sushmita Pathak In a narrow lane near Mumbai’s docks, commuters on bicycles weave through the crowd as

Emerald Fennell’s ‘Promising Young Woman’ Doesn’t Let Anyone Off The Hook

by Sam Briger In the dark comedy Promising Young Woman, Cassie (Carey Mulligan) works at a coffee shop by day,

‘Lovecraft Country’ Creator Aims To Reclaim The Horror Genre For People Of Color

Sam Briger The HBO series Lovecraft Country takes the real horrors of the Black experience in the 1950s and adds to it the supernatural terrors of the horror genre. Series creator Misha Green says she sees the show — and the novel by Matt Ruff upon which it is based — as a chance to reclaim “the

This Bar Missed Its Patrons. Its Idea To Reach Them Touched Others Around The World

by Kat Lonsdorf Chances are you miss your favorite bar: The chatter, the live music, or the pour

‘Calls’ Is A Suspenseful Audio Drama With An Effective Visual Boost

by Linda Holmes One way to think about the new Apple TV+ drama series Calls is as a podcast. Specifically,

For Actor-Activist Sacha Baron Cohen, Being Called A ‘Bouffon’ Is A Good Thing

by Elizabeth Blair British actor and satirist Sacha Baron Cohen is having a very nice year, as his fictional character

In ‘Night Rooms,’ A Life Is Reviewed Through Memories And Movies

by Gabino Iglesias Gina Nutt’s Night Rooms is a collection of biographical essays in which memories and movies — mostly horror ones — merge to create a narrative that explores identity, body image, fear, revenge, and angst. Jumping between past and present with ease, Nutt slashes to the center of issues like motherhood and depression and ultimately

‘Soul’ Creators On Passion, Purpose And Realizing You’re ‘Enough’

by Terry Gross The Oscar-nominated movie Soul tackles passion, purpose and the meaning of life — topics that aren’t usually

Billie Marten – She Dances

Check out this week’s video featuring Billie Marten performing She Dances on McQsJazz.com

With ‘Fierce Poise,’ Helen Frankenthaler Poured Beauty Onto Canvas

by Susan Stamberg Powerful, no? And gorgeous. Helen Frankenthaler did it in 1973 — 20 years after making a painting that took Jackson Pollock’s abstract expressionism a step further. In 1950 she was wowed by the ropes and squiggles of paint Pollock was wrestling onto unstretched canvas on the floor of his barn. “She realized

Lara Jean Says Goodbye In ‘To All The Boys: Always And Forever’

by Linda Holmes, Kiana Fitzgerald, and E. Alex Jung In 2018, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before was a

You Actually Will Be Talking About ‘No One Is Talking About This’

by Heller McAlpin Writing is a calling for Patricia Lockwood, as she made clear in her sacred and

Video Of The Week – Sza Hit Different x Good Days

Check out this week’s video featuring Sza performing an acoustic version of Hit Different and Good Days.

The Creation Of The Magnificent Makers

by Madeline K. Sofia and Rebecca Ramirez Theanne Griffith has always loved science and literature. But her career has always focused on the science— specifically, neuroscience. She’s now a researcher at the University of California, Davis. But during her maternity leave, she felt a renewed urgency to embrace that other passion for books and writing.  So,

‘I’m Not A Cover Girl’: Halima Aden On Why She Decided To Leave A Modeling Career

by Ziad Buchh For Halima Aden, the decision to walk away from a career as the world’s first

Meshell Ndegeocello: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

by Lauren Onkey NPR Music’s Tiny Desk series will celebrate Black History Month by featuring four weeks of Tiny Desk (home) concerts and playlists by Black artists spanning different genres and generations each week. The lineup includes both emerging and established artists who will be performing a Tiny Desk concert for the first time. This

Trove Of Antique Portraits, Including 1 Of Susan B. Anthony, Found In Attic

by Ryan Benk “Oh my God, I think we found the Goonies treasure.”  That’s what David Whitcomb thought

Director Shaka King’s Journey From ‘Newlyweeds’ To ‘The Black Messiah’

by Andrew Limbong As the current chairman of the Black Panther Party Cubs, Fred Hampton, Jr. was guarded

Author Digs Into Family’s ‘Smalltime’ Mob Operation, Finds Family Secrets

by Dave Davies Hollywood portrayals of the American Mafia often focus on major cities, but writer Russell Shorto

Justin Timberlake Hopes ‘Palmer’ Will ‘Open Eyes, And Open Ears, And Open Hearts’

by Scott Simon In the new film Palmer, Justin Timberlake plays Eddie, a former high school football star who comes back to his Louisiana hometown after more than a decade in prison. As he pieces together his new life, Eddie moves in with his grandmother and befriends her young neighbor, a boy named Sam. Sam is funny

Learning To Love Bird Photography, Thanks To A ‘Competitive Collaboration’

by Gemina Garland-Lewis Photographer and explorer, Gemina Garland-Lewis has always been drawn to nature and wildlife. Garland-Lewis takes

Polish Thriller ‘Spoor’ Is A Pulpy Murder Story — And A Utopian Fable

by John Powers During the Cold War, the movies we saw from the Eastern bloc were steeped in

Glimmers Of Hope: A 2021 Poetry Preview, Part 1

by Phillip B. Williams, Ana Bozicevic, Evie Shockley, Ken Chen, and Craig Morgan Teicher It’s been a sobering

Car Concerts Offer Choirs A Way To Rehearse And Perform

by Nina Kravinsky For members of Luminous Voices, a professional choir ensemble in Alberta, Canada, rehearsing and performing safely during the pandemic has meant getting into their cars, driving to an empty parking lot and singing with each other’s voices broadcast through their car radios. This “car choir” solution is one that college music professor

Fran Lebowitz’s ‘Pretend It’s A City’ Is The NYC Trip You Can’t Take Right Now

by Terry Gross Iconoclastic humorist Fran Lebowitz used to be known as a writer. Back in the late 1970s and

To Adapt ‘After The Rain,’ Artists Cross All Kinds Of Boundaries

by Etelka Lehoczky As the market for graphic novels has taken off lately, so have graphic adaptations. That’s no wonder — they let publishers simultaneously recycle existing content and snare an all-ages audience. Fortunately, the profit motive can sometimes manage to coexist with good art — and even a new kind of art criticism. Peter Kuper’s Heart

‘Soul’ Is A Jazzy, Joyful Celebration Of Life

by Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson, Aisha Harris and Glen Weldon In Disney and Pixar’s Soul, a jazz musician voiced by Jamie Foxx falls down a manhole and finds himself teetering between life and the afterlife. He winds up on a New York adventure with a wandering soul, voiced by Tina Fey, who needs help getting ready

For Christmas, My True Love Gave To Me … Hand Sanitizer, Because It’s 2020

by Alina Selyukh On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me … hand sanitizer,

‘Bridgerton’ Is A Delicious, Raunchy Tale Of One Very Hot Family

by Linda Holmes It’s tempting to review Bridgerton thusly: “I highly recommend this Shondaland series, which will remind you a

Cliff Beach’s Funky Christmas

Celebrate the holidays this year with a funky virtual concert in Pershing Square. Merry Christmas! Pershing Square and the City of Los Angeles – Department of Recreation & Parks are proud to present the next installment in our Virtual Holiday Concert Series, the amazing and incredibly funky, Cliff Beach on Friday December 25, 2020 at

‘Jingle Jangle’ Director David E. Talbert Calls Film ‘A Love Letter To My Childhood’

by Michel Martin and Janaya Williams Whimsical, larger-than-life movie protagonists — Ebenezer Scrooge, Caractacus Potts, Mary Poppins, Willy

Meet Beave, The Internet’s Most Famous Beaver

by James Doubek Leave it to a beaver to find new ways to build dams. That much was

McQsJazz Video Of The Week – Jackiem Joyner “In Your Eyes”

Check out this week’s video featuring Jackiem Joyner performing “In Your Eyes” only on McQsJazz.com

Buckle Up: ‘The Flight Attendant’ Is A Comedy-Thriller Worth Binging

by Linda Holmes and R. Eric Thomas A woman wakes up after a night of partying and realizes

OH OH OH! Joyful Holiday Cards That Don’t Shy Away From A Tough Year

by Scott Simon and Emma Bowman During a year when many Americans have had to forgo close gatherings with family and friends, holiday cards are among the few things that can still be shared with loved ones.  But when 2020 has been more “sick and tired” than “merry and bright,” what goes on a greeting

Let Us Be Your +1 To ‘The Prom’

by Glen Weldon, Aisha Harris, Mark Blankenship and Margaret H. Willison Based on a sudsy, splashy 2018 Broadway

‘Time’ Names Its Kid Of The Year: Water-Testing Scientist Gitanjali Rao

by Bill Chappell Gitanjali Rao, a Colorado teenager who invented a mobile device to test for lead in

‘Mank’ Takes On Hollywood Politics And The Legend of ‘Citizen Kane’

by Stephen Thompson, Aisha Harris, Bilal Qureshi, and Monica Castillo Starring Gary Oldman and Amanda Seyfried, Mank captures the artistic