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The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Presents ‘We Want Miles: Miles Davis vs. Jazz’

“WE WANT MILES” Miles Davis vs. Jazz April 30 to August 29, 2010 With this exhibition, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts pays tribute to Miles Davis (1926-1991), one of the twentieth century’s greatest musicians. The multimedia retrospective (musical excerpts, film and documentary clips, drawings by Miles Davis; paintings by Jean-Michel Basquiat and Mati Klarwein; … Continue reading

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The Miles Davis Movie: Don Cheadle Speaks; Blames Slow Development Of Biopic On Global Economic Meltdown

Cheadle Hopes Miles Davis Movie Will Be Resurrected Cheadle was cast in a biopic of Miles Davis, but the movie was shelved when Hollywood got caught up in the global economic crises. Nearly two years on, the actor hopes the project will finally get the green light, but he’s still fearful it’ll end up on … Continue reading

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The Miles Davis Movie: Unofficial Teaser Poster Should Be Official!

If you know me then you know I am obsessed with the Miles Davis Biopic. The other day I was chatting with graphic designer Julien Trédan-Turini (interviewed here last week) about the film and my intense curiosity about what the movie poster will (one day) look like. We’re on step 7 out of 100 (1000?!) … Continue reading

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A&T Theater Department Presents ‘Mad at Miles’

The AT&T Register’s LaPorsha Lowry writes… “The powerful essays by playwright, novelist, essayist, and activist Pearl Cleage were inspired by the troubles in the marriage of Miles Davis and Cicely Tyson. Those problems serve as the backdrop for the play “Mad at Miles: A Black Woman’s Guide To Truth,” interpreted and directed by A&T [North … Continue reading

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“Miles Davis is the single greatest American artist of the 20th century…”

Those would be the words of Chris Stadolnik, writer for The Cowl, Providence College’s student-run newspaper since 1935. You could probably fire up some lively debates with a declaration like that. But you’ll find no disagreements from me. No way, no sir. But the judgement definitely takes on added weightiness when you see the statement … Continue reading