Daily Archives: February 2, 2012

On Tonight: Elton John, Leon Russell Forge ‘The Union’

In the great tradition of rock stars resurrecting heroes of the past (Bruce Springsteen and Gary U.S. Bonds, Tom Petty and Del Shannon), Elton John went back to find Leon Russell, one of his original inspirations, to make an album called “The Union” (HBO, 9 p.m.) T-Bone Burnett was enlisted to produce and Cameron Crowe […]

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Also On Thursday: Daisy Bates, Super Bowl Fan Jam

A month full of Black History Month documentaries on “Independent Lens” (PBS, 10 p.m.) with a portrait of Arkansas civil rights activist Daisy Bates – a generally untold story of the woman, right, who was behind the famous integration battle in Little Rock. Unfortunately, filmmaker Sharon La Cruise insists on inserting herself into the narrative. […]

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Remembering Don Cornelius, ‘Soul Train’ Conductor

Sad to hear of the death at 75 of Don Cornelius, the host and creator of “Soul Train,” a show so cool and lasting, it was still playing this evening on a local station opposite national newscasts’ attempts to explain its legacy. Cornelius was the opposite of Dick Clark – laconic, elegant, cool. It was […]

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