1. Fawn Rogers, "I Love You And That Makes Me God"


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    "I Love You And That Makes Me God" video excerpt and sculptural viewing object, Fawn Rogers, 2014 www.fawnrogers.com

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    • I Love You And That Makes Me God


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      Video art installation by Fawn Rogers, 2014 (teaser) www.fawnrogers.com

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      • Blue Note Records Exhibit @ The Grammy Museum


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        Blue Note Records Exhibit @ The Grammy Museum

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        • Rock n' Roll Cities: Detroit (music documentary)


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          This is a segment from a Music Documentary I wrote, produced and directed back in the early 90s, when I was at VH1 (and when VH1 cared about music!). It was a great premise/pilot that chronicles an American City through it's music. This one aired to great VH1's, as well as CableACE nomination (now part of the Emmy's). VH1 passed on doing the series, because it was "expensive," in terms of licensing. And we did it cheaply! I learned a lot about this great city, and the people in it and had fun shooting the B&W footage myself on an old Bolex 16mm camera. Featuring: David Alan Grier (host), Aretha Franklin, Smokey Robinson, Bob Seger, Iggy Pop, Was (Not Was), Don Was, Anita Baker, Michael Moore and more...

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          • Charles Lloyd: Arrows Into Infinity - Trailer


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            A documentary about the rise, retreat and return of jazz legend, Charles Lloyd and his spiritual pursuit through sound.

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            • Orquestra Was - Forever A Long, Long Time


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              Vocal: Sweet Pea Atkinson From the album: "Forever A Long, Long Time" 1997, Polygram Records

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              • Allen Ginsberg and Don Was -Live at Macabes' (1988)


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                An excerpt from the 1988 90 minute video. part interview, part live concert at Macabes Guitar Shop, with bass accompaniment by Grammy-award-winning producer Don Was. Directed by Lewis Macadams and John Dorr, camera by Michael J. Masucci and James Williams. Produced by the Lannon Foundation

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                • The Pace Report: "The Edith Piaf & Miles Davis First Day of Issue Ceremony Unveiling"


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                  On June 12th, 2012 at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City, the United States Postal Service unveiled two new stamps of two of the most iconic music figures of the 21st century. French vocalist Edith Piaf and trumpeter/jazz icon Miles Davis will now grace the USPS’s Forever stamp series available online as well as your nearest post office. The event was both a celebration of these legends and now how the world can support the legacy of their work. Both friends, family, and members of the Piaf and Davis estate were on hand for the star-studded gala as well as soirée hosted by the Jazz Foundation of America held at the Historic Bogardus Mansion in Tribeca, New York. Piaf, was born Edith Giovanna Gassion on December 19, 1915 in Paris, France. She became a cultural icon in her native France as well as one of the first entertainers to become a international star both there and here in the states. This was due to her heavy touring of Europe, South American, and the States after World War II. Piaf was very instrumental in helping a very young Yves Montand and Charles Aznavour get their start as vocalists and entertainers. Her life was filled with many marriages and addictions; but added to Piaf’s vocal sensibilities and range of music she performed in her shows. Edith’s signature black dress is symbolized in the USPS’s Forever stamp. Her song “La Vie en Rose” is what music fans remember her for as well as the heavy dramatics she stressed and lived in her music. On a trip here in the United States in 1960, she discovered the song “No Regrets” that would become her anthem. Piaf died of liver cancer at the age of 47 on October 11, 1963. Miles Dewey Davis III was born on May 26, 1926 in Alton, Illinois to Dr. Miles Henry Davis a dentist. Davis and his siblings grew up in East St. Louis, Illinois. Miles was one of the innovators and icons of jazz music here in the United States. His legacy goes back to him being trained by the legendary Clark Terry and playing professionally while in his native hometown. At 17 he played in vocalist Billy Eckstine’s big band before he graduated from high school. Upon graduating high school he attended the Juilliard School of Music in New York City. Although he started classical studies at the famed school, he didn’t feel the classroom setting wasn’t to kind to jazz or other popular music forms that were shaping the culture as well as musically. He eventually dropped out where he studied at another famed institution in Uptown Harlem, New York called “Minton’s Playhouse.” It was at Minton’s where the “University of Be-Bop” were holding classes and musicians like Monk, Gillespie, Roach, and Blakey were the teachers and Davis became one of their prized students. From there he’d play in lots of clubs on 52nd Street where he developed name as one of the young trumpet stars that was going to make a dent in jazz music. Throughout his five decades in the business, Miles changed the way the way the music was played, how it was recorded, and was one of the early moneymakers in the game. He evolved during be-bop, straight-ahead jazz, fusion, and later hip-hop. The musicians that played in Miles’s groups later became superstars themselves in both the jazz and R & B circles. Many of the Davis alumni include: Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Steve Grossman, Foley, Kenny Garrett, Bill Evans, Cannonball Adderely, James Mtume, Chick Corea, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette, Lenny White, Marcus Miller, and endless names too many to name! Tuesday’s event was hosted by Sirius/XM’s “Real Jazz” host and director, Mark Ruffin. There was a musical tribute to both Ms. Piaf and Mr. Davis. Singer and actress Maria Elena Infantino performed a musical tribute in honor of Edith. Dressed in Piaf’s famous black dress, Mrs. Infantino performed six of the legend’s classic songs including the show-stopper, “No Regrets.” Then, The Juilliard School of Music performed a musical tribute to Miles Davis performing his famous compositions like “Human Nature” and “So What.” The three trumpeters, Alphonso Horne, Randall Haywood, and Mike Cottone, brought a new light to Miles’s music. While the rhythm section which consisted of Clovis Nicolas on bass, Bryan Carter on drums, and Luke Celenza on piano, were on point. Carl Allen, Artistic Director of Jazz at the Juilliard School, chose some of the school’s best students to represent the Davis legacy and the afternoon program. Other highlights of the First Day of Issue Ceremony were the touching comments from Two-Time Emmy Award Winning Actress Cicely Tyson. Tyson, who’s work include: “The Autobiography of Miss. Jane Pitman,” “Roots,” “Sounder,” “King,” and “Bustin’ Loose,” reflected on the life and times of Miles Davis. Ms. Tyson, who was married to Miles during the 1980’s, remained dear friends up until his death. NEA Jazz Master and bassist Ron Carter also spoke on the behalf of the legendary quartet that he, Herbie Hancock, Tony Williams, and Wayne Shorter were part of from 1963 until 1968. The quartet would record the landmark recordings “E.S.P,” “Miles Smiles,” and “Sorcerer.” Other speakers included Rock and Roll Hall of Famer songwriter Mike Stoller, NEA Jazz Master and legendary record producer George Avakian, Blue Note Records President Don Was, Erin Davis, and drummer Vincent Wilburn, Jr. This event once again put jazz music on the map again. An icon as powerful and innovative as Miles Davis will again be resurrected via this new stamp to the tune of tens of thousands of postal customers daily from all over the country. To order the Edith Piaf and Miles Davis Forever Stamp go to the United States Postal Service online at https://www.usps.com.

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                  • An Evening with John Mayer: Working with Don Was


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                    John Mayer sits down at the Grammy Museum in May 2012 to discuss the album, Born and Raised and the experience of working with Don Was.

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