While we may be booming as a city with tens of construction cranes dotting the downtown skyline, it is the thousands of tents of the homeless on the sidewalks and freeway overpasses that have me concerned.
If someone a year ago were to have told Rodriguez that in a years time he would sell out Radio City Music Hall, he probably would have said they were crazy.
Our Sages tells us that the truly rich man is the man who is content with what he already has. "Searching for Sugar Man" reminds us that it is who we are that give us our identity, not what we possess.
Searching for Sugar Man won the Academy Award for best documentary. In South Africa there is significant debate about whether or not the documentary overstates the role of Sixto Rodriguez in liberating the minds of South Africans. What truths did he help to surface?
The film has helped Rodriguez gain recent attention beyond the Cass Corridor. He played at the Old Miami in Detroit in September
"Detropia," another Detroit-based documentary, had also been considered for nomination, but didn't make the final cut. A
The 85th annual Academy Awards will be presented Sunday, Feb. 24 in Los Angeles. The Motor City could be getting some star
Listen to Rodriguez's music below. If you live in Detroit, chances are you've seen "Sugar Man," as the rest of the world
It is rare that a documentary elicits emotions that I carry with me for days and weeks after I have seen it. But that is just what Searching for Sugar Man did.
It's something of a spoiler to let you know that Rodriguez, the subject of Sundance-approved documentary "Searching for Sugar
A Myth Is Replaced By a Miracle in New Doc, Searching for Sugar Man, Resurrecting Work of Elusive Musician Sixto Rodriguez
Luck was on my side in having had a good friend with noble taste in film orchestrate a Friday afternoon outing at the Lincoln Plaza Cinema for a screening of the new documentary, Searching for Sugar Man.
"...Cold Fact‘s rabid cult following was hardly for novelty’s sake. The album is a true folk-pop masterpiece, full of bright
The film, which was met with a particularly warm reception at this year's Tribeca Film Festival, tracks Rodriguez' twin lives
Searching for Sugar Man tells singer/songwriter Sixto Rodriguez's remarkable story, showing this performer as a construction worker raising a family in a ramshackle house, contrasted with his command of thousands at a concert.
The vibe at the Sheffield Doc Fest is simply fantastic. The city itself welcomes filmmakers, commissioners, composers and producers from all over the world, and gives back warmth and appreciation for their work.
Decades passed without any interruptions in the singer's life. He lived in a meager home and devoted himself to his work