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All signs point to The Wild Feathers becoming the next great American rock ‘n’ roll band. It’s not a matter of omens or conjecture either, but rather time and facts. The Nashville-based group— Ricky Young `{`guitar, vocals`}`, Taylor Burns `{`guitar, vocals`}`, Joel King `{`bass, vocals`}`, and Ben Dumas `{`drums`}`—spent more than two years on the
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 Bryan Bassett, From Wild Cherry to Molly Hatchet and Foghat  Responsible for the opening riff of Wild Cherry’s “Play That Funky Music White Boy,” Bryan Bassett has gone on to become a successful record producer, teach Contemporary Ensemble at Daytona State College, and join as regular member of the iconic rock band Foghat. http://wcslonline.com/icon/shows/2016/wildcherry.mp3 They are instantly recognizable, the music and albums that have shaped popular culture for generations. ICON explores the inside story of the most memorable albums that you know and love – with those that were there. Your hosts are music industry professionals, production company CEO Paul Doty and…

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Fantastic Fest brought the greasy strangler himself to the Alamo Drafthouse with co-star Elizabeth De Razzo to screen the movie GREASY STRANGLER, which our writer Bears Fonte covered at Sundance and called “so darn weird, singular, and unforgivingly unique that they practically dare you to try to sum it up.” (Full Article) Paul catches up to the two in the Alamo Draft House Karaoke room for this interview. GREASY STRANGLER INTERVIEW from AMFM STUDIOS LLC on Vimeo. Paul Salfen is a Dallas-based TV host, producer, editor, writer, and consultant who currently holds the positions of producer and co-host of Let’s Go…

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We had a chance to catch breakout star Sasha Lane on the red carpet for Fantastic Fest during the premiere of AMERICAN HONEY.  Sasha was discovered while taking a break from studying psychology and social work at Texas State University to party with friends in Panama City Beach, Florida by director Andrea Arnold.  Paul Salfen conducts the interview. Paul Salfen is a Dallas-based TV host, producer, editor, writer, and consultant who currently holds the positions of producer and co-host of Let’s Go DFW (CBS Dallas), Cinemark Online, and  co-host of The ANE Show on iHeartMedia, and producer/writer for AMFM Magazine. He has previously…

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Kyle Schlesinger is a poet, critic, and book artist. His research focuses on typography, visual art, and new media. He is an Assistant Professor and co-Director of the Graduate Publishing Program at the University of Houston-Victoria. Schlesinger learned to print letterpress in 1996, and in 2001, established Cuneiform Press, a non-profit publishing house specializing in
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April’s life spirals out of control as she begins to suspect her husband is cheating on her — the only thing that gives her comfort is clothes: the touch, the smell, the build-up of clothes around her. Her search for security brings her in and out of the lives of two other men, a guitar-slinging bohemian named Hank, and the morally questionable Randall who likes to dress her up as a plaything. Playing out in a series of flashbacks, flash-forwards and flash-sideways Simon Rumley’s FASHIONISTA never gives the audience firm footing to stand on. The film opens with actress Alex…

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Paul Salfen talks to Tim Burton on the red carpet at Fantastic Fest 2016 about MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN. Paul Salfen is a Dallas-based TV host, producer, editor, writer, and consultant who currently holds the positions of producer and co-host of Let’s Go DFW (CBS Dallas), Cinemark Online, and co-host of The ANE Show on iHeartMedia, and producer/writer for AMFM Magazine. He has previously held the positions of co-host, writer, and producer for Sports Plus (FOX Sports Dallas and Comcast SportsNet Chicago), host and producer for the Lone Star EMMY-nominated show Inside Entertainment, the Drew Pearson Show (FOX Sports), Editorial…

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With IRON GIANT’s Tim McCanlies as one of the founding fathers of Fantastic Fest, you can always expect a few animated gems each year.  Although I was not impressed with THE RED TURTLE which seemed stuck in its decision to remain non-verbal despite two of the characters clearly capable of speech, and NOVA SEED which played out as a discarded nonsensical sequence from HEAVY METAL, one film stood out as having a fresh voice and eye, Dash Shaw’s MY ENTIRE HIGH SCHOOL SINKING INTO THE SEA. Utilizing a style drawn from alternative comics and featuring cynical characters that look on…

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The contained horror film is always just as much about the ‘where’ the victims are contained as the horror they face, and what supersedes both are the actual characters themselves.  In THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE, André Øvredal has found the perfect set-up for an evening of terror. A father and a son examine an unidentified body in the morgue in the basement of their home in a small town. As father (Brian Cox) tries to pass on his knowledge of steady, unemotional fact-collecting, son (Emile Hirsh) jumps to emotional conclusions and want to solve the case, just as he…

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