Hailing from Buenos Aires, Josefina Asconape (who performs simply as Josefina) spent her childhood and most of her adult life living in different countries. Among the many she has spent time in (everywhere from Italy to China to Japan to Belgium), Paris appears to be the most influential in her pursuit of music. In France, she began her musical tenure singing jazz standards and French songs.
On her latest track, "How Many Times," Eryn Allen Kane builds a monument of anguish and longing out of the song title. As her voice morphs from mesmerizing spirals into fierce cries, the word "times" becomes "lives," a fervent commentary on the street violence that has become an epidemic in her adopted hometown of Chicago.
Sometime in the mid-'90s, after grunge and before the boy band era, Mick Jagger approached Martin Scorsese with an idea for a movie about the music business. The project would span several decades of rock history and focus not on decadent musicians, as one might expect, but on the executives who ran the record labels.
Philippine presidential candidates launched their campaigns Tuesday in festive showbiz-style rallies to draw in the crowds in what is emerging as a closely fought contest to lead one of Asia's most unwieldy democracies.
LOS ANGELES - The countdown to selecting the final "American Idol" has started. Over the next few weeks, final eliminations will be held and the 15th winner will join the list that includes Nick Fradiani, Phillip Phillips, Taylor Hicks, Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson.
Too funny to dismiss and too mild to endorse, "Hail, Caesar!" would be a promising movie for many filmmakers. It's an underwhelming one for the Coen brothers, who I suppose are due for something minor after spending the last decade in particular alternating between remarkable achievements ("No Country for Old Men," "A Serious Man," "Inside Llewyn Davis") and smaller successes ("Burn After Reading," "True Grit"). "Hail, Caesar" is the least they've done in a while, but it's still fun. Ish.
At the Palm Springs International Film Festival last month, the top actor prize went jointly to Sigurour Sigurjonsson and Theodor Juliusson for their performances as estranged brothers in the quirky Icelandic comedy-drama "Rams."