Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

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Naming your electronic group The Delia Derbyshire Appreciation Society (DDAS) is a bit like naming your thrash-metal band "Metallica Rules," but it does let listeners know what to expect from you. DDAS is the duo of Garry Hughes and Harvey Jones, two electronic music composers who bonded quickly with one another over their shared affection for Derbyshire, herself a composer and a member of the BBC's Radiophonic Workshop during the 1960's. DDAS' debut album plays like a pristine snapshot of '70s-era electronic music, capturing the playfulness and experimentation of the era. 

In this episode of Reel Talk , we discuss our favorite films from 2016 and preview the films coming to theaters in 2017. This week our guest is Southeast Arrow's Marketing and Promotions Manager, Olivia Moyers. Last year brought you great films such as Nice Guys, La La Land,  and Fences. This year, we look ahead to War of the Planet of the Apes, Logan, and Dunkirk. 

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 Dr. Mary Frances Berry a highly regarded author and civil rights activist was this year's keynote speaker for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. Berry's activism in the early 80s was spent fighting against the apartheid in South Africa. She was even arrested a few times for her efforts. But her call to activism started with another civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and that's where our conversation begins.

 

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You know what they say, comedy is tragedy plus 6 minutes of Father John Misty singing about it. 

Pure Comedy is the name of Father John Misty's forthcoming album, due out on April 7th. He's also released this short film that previews some of the other tracks to be on it. 

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