The Huffington Post
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Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady presided. Laura Albert, the star of Author: The JT Leroy Story, and Kirsten Johnson, whose Cameraperson is a frontrunner for Oscar nomination. Keith Maitland's Tower is also a strong contender. The Harvey Milk director Robert Epstein acknowledged Barbara Kopple's important influence on his film, and Kopple remembered Sharon Jones, the subject of her film, Miss Sharon Jones!, who recently died of cancer. "I thought she would live on," said Kopple in tribute to the singer dubbed the female James Brown. Here is a list of the Camera Eye Award winners from a ceremony last night at the Museum of the Moving Image: Outstandin g Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking Cameraperson Directed by Kirsten Johnson Produced by Marilyn Ness Outstanding Achievement in Direction Ezra Edelman OJ: Made in America Outstanding Achievement in Editing Nels Bangerter Cameraperson Outstanding Achievement in Production Ezra Edelman and Caroline Waterlow OJ: Made in America Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography Kirsten Johnson Cameraperson Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Score David Byrne, LeeAnn Rossi and Aaron Rosenblum Contemporary Color Outstanding Achievement in Graphic Design or Animation Keith Maitland and Craig Staggs Tower Outstanding Achievement in a Debut Feature Film Hooligan Sparrow Directed by Nanfu Wang Audience Choice Prize Gleason Directed by Clay Tweel Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Films Made for Television Making a Murderer Directed and Produced by Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos For Netflix: Adam Del Deo and Lisa Nishimura Spotlight Award Those Who Jump Directed by Moritz Siebert and Estephan Wagner Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Short Filmmaking La Laguna Directed by Aaron Schock Heterodox Award All These Sleepless Nights Directed by Michal Marczak Legacy Award The Times of Harvey Milk Directed by Rob Epstein A version of this post also appears on Gossip Central .
The Huffington Post
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What can be said about 2016? It was a year that began with the death of Ziggy Stardust and ended with the keys of the free world being handed over to a bright orange pus-spewing reality TV star. According to Chinese astrology 2016 was the year of the monkey. A cynic would tell you that 2016 was a comic existential farce. An optimist would try and comfort you by saying that at least 2016 wasn't the uneventful mediocrity that 2015 was. And if you asked a layman they would tell you that 2016 was the Year of the Suck It was the year that David Bowie, Prince, Lemmy Kilmister, Leonard Cohen, Merle Haggard and Sharon Jones left us and Justin Bieber came back. It was a year where nobody was safe. Not Carol Brady, Radio Raheem or Willie Wonka. Not Harper Lee or Grizzly Adams. Not Muhammad Ali or Abe Vigoda. In 2016 the grim reaper ran as rampant as Jason Voorhees at a secluded summer camp ripe with oversexed teenagers.
BBC News 24
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BBC News 24
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As the end of the year rolled around, Star Wars is back in our cinemas in the shape of Rogue one, a stand-alone anthology in our cinemas in the shape of Rogue One, a stand-alone anthology instalment set before the events of the 1977 original. Like its iconic predecessor, it relies heavily on British talent, from Gareth Edwards, director, to Felicity Jones to the army of technicians at Elstree Studios where much of the film is shot. Worth noting as well that another of the year's runaway hits, Bridget Jones's Baby, was also a home-grown success story, with Welsh director Sharon Maguire helming the third series instalment to record-breaking box office success.
BBC News 24
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Variety
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Adweek
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In 2016, we lost legends like Muhammad Ali, Sharon Jones, John Glenn, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen and Gwen Ifill. We even lost Abe Vigoda, who in recent years was perhaps most famous for being the subject of IsAbeVigodaDead.com. And yet, as sad as it is to not have these luminaries with us, what I miss most in 2016 is the loss of trust. David Berkowitz Trust has been eroding for years, but 2016 felt like the tsunami that wiped away whatever was left. Oxford Dictionaries named post-truth as its international word of the year, and it seems fitting that the word itself sounds like it has no meaning. The counterpart to post-truth is fake news, and yet there are no repercussions to sharing fake news (or, as it was previously known, lies, or propaganda). Social networks, media companies, politicians, voters, pundits and others who lie tend to only reap rewards without facing consequences.
Woot
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I think it was just a plateau of glory. Sharon Jones The Dap-Kings - 100 Days, 100 Nights Like Leon Russell, Sharon Jones was a powerhouse that not everyone noticed while she was alive. But if you were a fan of independent radio or record collecting, she was impossible to avoid. I myself saw her live six or seven times without even really trying! Almost every radio station I enjoy had a Sharon Jones tribute this weekend in one form or another. The Max Roach +4 (Bob Cranshaw) - Stella By Starlight Bob Cranshaw was a bass player. Like many jazz musicians, he wasn't just limited to one band. But I'm a fan of Max Roach so I picked this one for completely selfish reasons. Jean-Jacques Perry - The Mexican Cactus Don't feel bad if you don't know Mr. Perry's name. But feel bad if you don't at least try out his music. As a fan of electronica and fun, stuff like this is right up my alley.
Deadline
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With the recent passing of singer-songwriter Sharon Jones , Barbara Kopple 's film Miss Sharon Jones ! has become even more emotionally challenging watch. Following Jones through her fight with pancreatic cancer and riding along on her tour with her band of 20 years The Dap- Kings, we get a picture of a woman for whom music was everything and quitting was never an option. Famously once told she would never get a record deal because she was, "Too fat, too black and too old,"...
Evening Standard - Showbiz
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Lincolnshire Echo
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TIME - Top Stories
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Variety
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Sharon Jones, who died Nov. 18, “was one of the most phenomenal human beings I’ve ever met,” said filmmaker Barbara Kopple, who spent nearly three years with the powerhouse singer for the recent documentaryMiss Sharon Jones!” Film workers are nomads, creating intense working relationships for a few months, then moving to the next project... Read more »
New York Times - Music
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Even as she fought cancer, the singer Sharon Jones lived for the stage as a powerful, soulful presence. From legendary theaters to sweltering Midwest venues, she gave it her best.
Beijing Bulletin
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A rep for the star said she had been surrounded by loved ones and members of her band when she succumbed to the disease she was first diagnosed with in 2013.
NPR News
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Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings perform at opening night of Celebrate Brooklyn! in New York City on June 8. Al Pereira/WireImage via Getty Images Updated at 4:59 p.m. ET Soul singer Sharon Jones, lead singer of the group The Dap-Kings, has died, her publicist announced late Friday. She was 60. Music Interviews No Music, No Headphones': Sharon Jones On Getting Through Cancer She'd been fighting pancreatic cancer since 2013, when she took a break from touring to undergo extensive surgery and chemotherapy, Fresh Air wrote earlier this year . The cancer went into remission, but returned this year. She told Terry Gross about the difficulty of her treatment: "I couldn't sing. I couldn't get air because, people didn't realize, I was cut across the diaphragm, all the way up from right under the center under my breasts, all the way down to the top of my navel, almost.
Beijing Bulletin
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Los Angeles, Nov 19 (IANS) The lead singer of Sharon Jones amp; The Dap-Kings - Sharon Jones, who found success after working for years as a prison guard, is dead. She was 60. The singer passed away
Mashable
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Saturday Night Live has a happy surprise for the liberal elite: You don't have to swallow four years of a Donald Trump administration after all. Just move to The Bubble, a planned community for like-minded free-thinkers and absolutely no one else. It's a haven for those that wish to spend the next four years checked out and blissfully unaware of the toilet drain their country is circling. If you watch this and think, 'Hey, that looks a lot like Brooklyn,' you're right. That's because The Bubble is literally Brooklyn, with an impenetrable dome built around it. Russian bear attempts to play on tiny playground swing Kate McKinnon and Kristen Wiig making kitten jokes is the 'SNL' sketch you need Watch Prince surprise the late Sharon Jones with a spontaneous guitar solo Conan O'Brien trying VR is the insane mainstream intro the tech needs Read more... More about Nbc , Saturday Night Live , Snl , Tv , and Entertainment
The Hill
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"She told the people that were there that Trump gave her the stroke."
Mashable
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Saturday Night Live has a happy surprise for the liberal elite: You don't have to swallow four years of a Donald Trump administration after all. Just move to The Bubble, a planned community for like-minded free-thinkers and absolutely no one else. It's a haven for those that wish to spend the next four years checked out and blissfully unaware of the toilet drain their country is circling. If you watch this and think, 'Hey, that looks a lot like Brooklyn,' you're right. That's because The Bubble is literally Brooklyn, with an impenetrable dome built around it. Kate McKinnon and Kristen Wiig making kitten jokes is the 'SNL' sketch you need Watch Prince surprise the late Sharon Jones with a spontaneous guitar solo Conan O'Brien trying VR is the insane mainstream intro the tech needs Can this electric bicycle wheel power a boat? Read more... More about Nbc , Saturday Night Live , Snl , Tv , and Entertainment
Mashable
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Here's Kate McKinnon and Saturday Night Live guest host Kristen Wiig playing with kittens. There are nods to Jill Stein, S&M (but not the way you think) and the musical, Cats . It's the best kind of SNL weirdness. The two comics break again and again as they successfully out-funny one another with increasingly deranged kitten origin stories. It's the SNL sketch we need right now in this confused and embattled world. Watch Prince surprise the late Sharon Jones with a spontaneous guitar solo Conan O'Brien trying VR is the insane mainstream intro the tech needs Can this electric bicycle wheel power a boat? Serena Williams dishes on what it was like to work with Beyoncé Read more... More about Kate Mckinnon , Kristen Wiig , Nbc , Saturday Night Live , and Snl
Beijing Bulletin
2 months
Sharon Jones, the soul singer and powerful voice of the band the Dap-Kings, died yesterday of pancreatic cancer that had been in remission but returned last year. She was 60. Joness de
Voice Of America
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Sharon Jones, the stout powerhouse who shepherded a soul revival despite not finding stardom until middle age, has died. She was 60. Jonesrepresentative, Judy Miller Silverman, said Jones died Friday at a Cooperstown, New York, hospital after battling pancreatic cancer. Loved ones and members of her retro-soul band, the Dap-Kings, were among those surrounding her, Silverman said. The story of Jonesbattle with cancer, first diagnosed in 2013, was told in Barbara Kopple’s documentary, “Miss Sharon Jones!” released earlier this year. Though she triumphantly returned to the stage in 2015 after the cancer went into remission, Jones late last year announced its return. Still, Jones mounted another comeback with the defiant single “I’m Still Here” and hit the road again this summer with the Dap-Kings even while undergoing chemotherapy. “You got to be brave,” a debilitated Jones told the Associated Press in July, in between tour stops.
PBS
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