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Tuesday, 26 May 2020 18:15

A Brief History of Jukeboxes

Juke (and jook) are corruptions of the Elizabethan English ’jouk,’ meaning to dance. The term was used by slaves brought to North America from West Africa and came to mean to ’dance’ or ’act wildly’ (i.e. disorderly) after working in the fields.

Tuesday, 28 April 2020 09:48

Dark Waters Reviewed

This is a Jack the Giant Killer movie based on a New York Times article, ‘The Lawyer who became DuPont's Worst Nightmare,’ by Nathaniel Rich. Cincinnati corporate defense lawyer, Robert Bilott (Mark Ruffalo),

Dusty Springfield was born in 1939 and christened Mary Isabel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien. She came from Scottish Irish descent and her brother Tom, and Tim Filed made up a folk trio called The Springfield’s.

Monday, 24 February 2020 17:20

Richard Jewell Reviewed

Clint Eastwood directs the biographical drama based on the true story of Richard Jewell, wrongly accused by the FBI of the Centennial Olympic Park bombing.

Robert Stigwood was born in 1934 in Adelaide, South Australia and was educated at Sacred Heart College. He began his career as a copywriter for a local advertising agency but in 1955, aged 21 he moved to England. At first, he took odd jobs including working as an assistant in the institution for "teenage boys" in East Anglia.

Tuesday, 28 January 2020 12:20

Just Mercy Reviewed

Based on a true story, Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx), an Alabaman logger was sent to prison for a murder he did not commit in 1987.

Monday, 13 January 2020 16:56

A Brief History of the Platform Shoe

Platform shoes make an appearance from time to time on the catwalk. Of late these have become higher as ‘the flamingo look’ prevails.

Monday, 06 January 2020 15:31

A Voice to be Heard -The Blues Shouters

Blues shouters were blues singers, usually men, capable of singing unamplified with a band. Their voice projected fervour and energy and got audiences to their feet, driven by the power of the music.

Monday, 06 January 2020 14:40

Arlene Phillips’ Hot Gossip (1974–86)

Arlene Phillips was a modern jazz dancer and as a teenager, had moved to London, where she quickly established herself as a successful teacher and choreographer. In 1970, while teaching dance,

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