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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’ ‘Country Music’ Series Will Release Massive Soundtrack

Just before the September 15 premiere of the eight-part PBS documentary Country Music – A Ken Burns FilmLegacy Recordings will unveil the musical highlights of the 16.5-hour series with a five-CD deluxe box set spanning the genre’s history. The impressive track list represents the artists featured in each of the series’ episodes, from early stars […]

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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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Realscreen “Archive” Netflix Has Unscripted Music Series “Westside” For November

Netflix will release its latest unscripted series Western coast worldwide on November 9. The series follows nine young Los Angeles-based musicians, with each episode offering insight into their creative processes, personal lives, and efforts to break into the industry. Verité-style documentary footage will offer behind-the-scenes access, combined with music videos featuring their original songs. Western […]

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Netflix Reveals First Unscripted Music Series, ‘Westside’

Netflix unveiled its first unscripted music show today. “Westside,” which premieres Nov. 9, is an eight-episode genre-defining series that follows the lives, loves, and varied struggles of nine aspiring artists (including the former “American Idol” finalist Pia Toscano) as they pursue ever-elusive success in the modern music industry. Eschewing the standard competition-style format, this innovative […]

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BMG Acquires Rights to Live From Daryl’s House Musical TV Series

BMG continues to up its game in the audiovisual world by signing a new partnership with the musical television series Live From Daryl’s House. The deal includes worldwide rights to the complete collection of 82 episodes filmed from 2007 to 2016. Created by Daryl Hall (pictured), Live From Daryl’s House began as a web series […]

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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 […]