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Tribeca in Doha

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The Tribeca Film Festival — Robert De Niro’s New York-centric celebration of film — is headed to the Middle East, to Doha, the capital city of Qatar. The festival will kick-off its inagural season with a screening of ‘Amelia,’ director Mira Nair’s biopic of the pilot Amelia Earhart, starring Hilary Swank.   Helmed by Al Jazeera entertainment reporter Amanda Palmer, ... Read More »

The Scene in Six Sounds: South Korea

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When we asked writer James Hendicott about the strangest music scene he’d ever encountered, his didn’t have to think long: “That would have to be the South Korean pop scene,” he told us. “It’s just dire, most of the songs sound like they’re based on Nintendo game music, and they play them on repeat in the streets for months.” That’s ... Read More »

Meet Museyon: Peter Margasak

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On today’s episode of Meet Museyon let’s all give a warm welcome to Peter Margasak, our man in Chicago. He’s the guy behind the Chicago Reader’s music-minded Post No Bills blog, and a “brutally honest” critic with an encyclopedic knowledge of music. In Music+Travel Worldwide, he’s your guide to the ins and outs of the city’s legendary jazz scene. Find out ... Read More »

A Roman (Polanski) Holiday

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Roman Polanski may not be going anywhere for a while, now that (allegedly?) raping a 13-year-old has finally caught up with him and all. He may be holed up in a Swiss jail, but his films provide a trip around the world. Even after his exile from the United States in 1977, the director continued to shoot on location throughout Europe ... Read More »

Meet Museyon: Alina Simone

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On today’s episode of Meet Museyon, let’s say hello — or should that be привет — to Alina Simone. Alina is our guide to Moscow, St. Petersburg, and chanson, the soulful sound that grew from the Russian gulag. She’s also an accomplished singer songwriter. Meet Alina, hear her music and discover her favorite Soviet sounds (with tons of videos), after ... Read More »

Breakin’ in LA

Ice-T in 'Breakin' and Entering'

The year was 1983 and hip-hop was king. ‘Breakin’ and Enterin‘,’ a documentary about a Los Angeles hangout Radiotron, introduced the world to break dancing and a young rapper named Ice-T.   A year later, the doc was turned into ‘Breakin’,’ an updated version of ‘West Side Story,’ about a jazz dancer who falls in love with a b-boy named Ozone. ... Read More »

Meet Museyon: James Hendicott

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It’s time for another round of Meet Museyon. This time we’re starting off with James Hendicott, your guide to Celtic punk in Dublin in Music+Travel Worldwide. James is a freelance music and travel writer based in Galway, Ireland, and he’s written his way around the world — from South Korea to Katmandu — discovering music for publications such as State ... Read More »

Music and Movies in the Catskill Mountains

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It’s a double whammy of double shots toady here at Museyon. That’s right it’s time for another dose of Film+Travel PLUS Music+Travel. This time we’re headed to the Catskills, the mountain range in New York State and the setting for All Tomorrow’s Parties, the awesome annual music festival curated by a different big-name artist every year. This year the Flaming ... Read More »

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