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A Tribute to Sharon Jones

By Senior Contributor Stephanie A. Taylor Bassist/songwriter Gabriel Roth discovered Sharon Jones sound in 1996, a sound that oozed with the gooey goodness of vintage soul, blues and funk of the 1970s. With musical influences ranging from James Brown and Tina Turner to Aretha Franklin and Motown, Sharon Jones recorded a solo track “Switchblade,” a […]

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Alan Rickman Tribute: Intro

The Best of Alan Rickman A Tribute by FF2 Associate Jarrod Emerson The month of January 2016 was a bit rough. I was barely beginning to process the death of the legendary David Bowie when I awoke four mornings later to the news of actor Alan Rickman’s tragic passing from pancreatic cancer at the age […]

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Alan Rickman Tribute: Die Hard

Jarrod Emerson’s Tribute to Alan Rickman Part 1: DIE HARD (1988) ‘Twas the night before Christmas when all through the 40-story Nakatomi Plaza not a creature was stirring except for the company Christmas bash on the 30th floor. Having just landed in LA, New York cop “John McClane” (Bruce Willis) joins the party hoping to […]

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Alan Rickman Tribute: Sense and Sensibility

Jarrod Emerson’s Tribute to Alan Rickman Part 2: SENSE AND SENSIBILITY (1995) “John Dashwood” (James Fleet) made a promise to his ailing “Father” (Tom Wilkinson) that as rightful heir, he would make sure his stepmother “Mrs. Dashwood” (Gemma Jones) and her daughters “Elinor” (Emma Thompson), “Marianne” (Kate Winslet) and “Margaret” (Emille Francois) are financially stable. […]

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Alan Rickman Tribute: Dogma

Jarrod Emerson’s Tribute to Alan Rickman Part 3: DOGMA (1999) Fallen angels “Bartleby” and “Loki” (Ben Affleck and Matt Damon) thought they’d be stuck in Wisconsin for all eternity, until they’re anonymously tipped off about an upcoming rededication ceremony at a New Jersey Cathedral, during which all in attendance will be granted plenary indulgence. The […]

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Alan Rickman Tribute: Harry Potter Series

Jarrod Emerson’s Tribute to Alan Rickman Part 4: The Harry Potter Film Series (2001-2011) Based on the phenomenally successful novels by JK Rowling, the series chronicles the life of orphaned wizard “Harry Potter”, as he learns of his magical heritage and attends the legendary Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry. During his years at Hogwarts Harry, […]

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