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Whitney: A Totally Biased Review From An Obsessed Fan

If you're a regular around here, you'll know that I am a huge, huge Whitney Houston fan. I wrote a whole post about how she shaped my career here, and I listed all 126 of her songs from my least-to-most favorite here. When I heard there was a new documentary coming out, I could not wait. I had the day marked on my calendar and scheduled my work around seeing the first showing. I had plans to write and release a review that same day, but a lot happened around that time. My grandma died, and I considered not going to the movie. I debated and thought maybe it woul[...]

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Why Everyone Should See “The Girls in the Band” on Hulu

Why Everyone Should See "The Girls in the Band"

I'm a big fan of documentaries and memoirs; all the more so if they are about musicians. The Girls in the Band is an incredible documentary about female instrumentalists in big bands. It's currently on Hulu, and everyone should see it. This movie explores racism, ageism and sexism in the music industry, through interviews with women about their experiences. I grew up with my dad's parents, who were big band enthusiasts. Miles Davis, Benny Goodman, and Glenn Miller were three of their staples. As for females, they were all singers: Judy Garland, Billie Holid[...]