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Joni Mitchell’s Powerful Feminism of Intimacy

Today celebrates the 56th anniversary of Joni Mitchell’s debut album Song to a Seagull. Representing only the first of nineteen total album releases, Song to a Seagull introduced Joni’s signature blend of sweeping melody and vulnerable lyricism which international audiences continue to praise today.read more.

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Loretta Lynn: Celebrating an American Icon on July 4th

Today, FF2 Media begins a new tradition. In honor of July 4th—America’s Independence Day—we are naming our first “American Icon,” FF2’s annual tribute to an extraordinary woman artist who passed into history in the year preceding. Our first American Icon is Country Music Superstar Loretta Lynn shown above with President Barack Obama on the day she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom (our nation’s highest civilian honor).… read more.

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Meet Alvin Ailey — “Pied Piper of Modern Dance” — in Jamila Wignot’s BioDoc

In Ailey, a touching look at the life and work of American choreographer Alvin Ailey, director Jamila Wignot excels at mixing archival footage with contemporary clips from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performances. (NBA: 4/5)

Review by FF2 Associate Nicole Ackman

When Alvin Ailey was celebrated at the Kennedy Center Honors in 1988, Cicely Tyson described him as “a choreographer of the heart” and “a Pied Piper of modern dance.”read more.

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