Atlanta Drummer Yonrico Scott, 1955-2019

Consummate musician Yonrico Scott, a multifaceted talent whose remarkable percussion skills were acknowledged and respected throughout the music industry, died Thursday night, September 19 at 63 years of age. Born in Detroit, Scott began playing drums at age 7 with local gospel/church groups, studied under professional drummer George Hamilton Jr. as a teen, and majored… Continue reading Atlanta Drummer Yonrico Scott, 1955-2019

SuperFly

Trevor Jackson and Jason Mitchell in SUPERFLY.

Youngblood Priest (Trevor Jackson), a young cocaine dealer in Atlanta (making Atlanta look just wonderful, thanks) (actually, it’s quite realistic… well, in some parts), realizes it’s time to quit the drug pushing game so he puts it all on the line for one last score while double-crossing his mentor, Scatter (Michael Kenneth Williams), by heading… Continue reading SuperFly

Jazz Bassist Michael Feinberg Comes Home

Educator, jazz bassist and bandleader Michael Feinberg returns to his home base this week with four consecutive tour stops in Georgia. The 25-year-old Atlanta native cut his teeth locally, performing with trumpeter Russell Gunn at Churchill Grounds before finding wider acclaim elsewhere. This time around, he’ll be playing the area as a critically-acclaimed artist with brand-new album… Continue reading Jazz Bassist Michael Feinberg Comes Home

March GA Film/TV Quick Cuts

Clive Owen and Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) have joined Will Smith in Gemini Man, currently filming in Coastal Georgia including Savannah, Brunswick and Glennville… Viola Davis has been chosen to star in the long-delayed Amazon Studios film Troupe Zero, which was at one point looking to shoot in Savannah. The story… Continue reading March GA Film/TV Quick Cuts

Baby Driver

Edgar Wright’s hypnotic, brain-throbbingly dreadful, pretentious rehash of Walter Hill’s The Driver for simpletons is soullessly presented as youngster fetishism in two tedious hours of fume-gulping set to “oldies.” Michael Mann merged motion to music thirty seven years ago on Miami Vice but that was to showcase “new” artists. Here, “Baby” (not his real name but he… Continue reading Baby Driver