Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me SAMMY DAVIS, JR.: I’VE GOTTA BE ME (2017) Featuring Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Norman Lear, Jerry Lewis, Kim Novak, Quincy Jones, Paula Wayne, Todd Boyd, Burt Boyar, David Steinberg and archival footage of Sammy Davis Jr. Written by Laurence Maslon. Directed by Sam Pollard. Distributed by American Masters Pictures. 100 minutes. Not Rated. Screened at the 2017 Philadelphia Film Festival. I did not expect to see so many people in the audi
Blush members Victoria Chan, Alisha Budhrani, Angeli Flores and Natsuko “Nacho” Danjo backstage at the Theater of Living Arts in Philadelphia. Picture copyright 2014 by Maggie Mitchell. Blush Love At First Blush by Maggie Mitchell If you don’t already know the names Victoria Chan, Alisha Budhrani, Natsuko “Nacho” Danjo and Angeli Flores, you really should. Perhaps you know these four talented girls as the singing sensation also known as Blush. Coming together from four diffe
Live Aid Live Aid (Warner Strategic Marketing-2004) It’s been said that the road to hell is paved with good intentions. There is no better example of this than the agonizingly sixteen-hour-long Live Aid broadcast on July 13, 1985 (now available on DVD). The official excuse for the concert was to raise money to feed the starving people of Ethiopia, but the let’s-get-real reason was to witness Western civilization’s most celebrated rock and pop stars perform because they care.