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Ken Burns on his “Country Music” series, breaking down stereotypes and avoiding partisan divisions: “We are not political filmmakers”

“Country music” says Ken Burns, “Is imprisoned by a part that is a big part of it, but still a minor part, namely the good old boys in the vans, the hounds and six packets of beer.” “ What those stereotypes don’t include, says Burns, is what country music is primarily all about. “Two four-letter […]

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Country Music Series by Ken Burns | THIRTEEN

The eight parts Country music premieres of the series from Sunday September 15 to Wednesday September 18 at 8 p.m. and from Sunday September 22 to Wednesday September 25 at 8 p.m. From Civil war and The Roosevelts at Jazz and Baseball and Jackie robinson, no one tells the incredible stories of our country like […]

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Ken Burns on ‘Country Music’ Series, Attributes WV’s Roots to Love of the Genre | Music

It’s hard to say precisely how much West Virginia has contributed to the form and sound of country music, but much can be said about West Virginia’s contribution to “Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns” , the next Public Broadcasting Service documentary. Burns – who is known for a long line of acclaimed documentary […]

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Ken Burns Promotes Country Music Series in Memphis and Visits Sun Studio

Standing in the small anteroom just outside the famous Sun recording studio at 706 Union Ave., Jerry Phillips – son of Sun founder Sam Phillips – looked up to a wall of framed portraits of Carl Perkins, Conway Twitty , Little Milton, Sonny Burgess, Junior Parker and Elvis, and said, “None of these guys looked […]

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Burns Presents Bristol Sessions in New Country Music Series | Latest titles

“Ralph Peer said that success is being in the right place when lightning strikes, and like we say in the script, he was about to strike for him twice in the same place,” Duncan said. “It’s historically and narratively essential – historically because that’s where two of the founding artists of commercial country music were […]

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XZIBIT Makes Directorial Debut in New Digital Music Series ‘Broken Ground’ – Los Angeles Sentinel | Los Angeles Sentry

Alvin ‘Xzibit’ Joiner, multi-platinum rapper and director of the new digital music series Broken Ground Photo by: Koi Sojer / SnapNU Photos Recently, legendary rapper, TV personality and actor Alvin “Xzibit” Joiner made his directorial debut when his latest digital music series “Broken Ground” was released at the 27th Pan African Film and Arts Festival […]

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‘Up Next’ is an Apple Music series featuring new artists

Apparently, Apple’s Clive Davis documentary isn’t the tech juggernaut’s only music news today. Apple Music has a new series of monthly features called Following also. As the name suggests, it focuses on emerging artists. The first installment takes a look at Atlanta rapper 6LACK (pronounced “black”) with a mini-documentary, a spotlight on his latest album, […]

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HBO releases new trailer for “Vinyl” musical series

HBO has released a new trailer for “Vinyl,” its highly anticipated ’70s music series. The series is the latest effort from “Boardwalk Empire” creator and “The Sopranos” executive producer Terence Winter. Set in New York City, “Vinyl” explores the life and times of label president Richie Finestra (Bobby Cannavale) as he struggles to be a […]