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In 'Summer of Soul,' a lost history reborn to play loud

Jun. 30, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — “Like a rose coming through the concrete” is one description of 1969’s Harlem Cultural Festival heard in Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson’s exuberant, illuminating documentary “Summer of Soul (...or: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised’).” ...

Review: ‘Summer of Soul’ may be the best doc of the year

Jun. 29, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

In the summer of 1969, the same summer as Woodstock, some of the biggest musical acts of the time, like Stevie Wonder, B.B. King, Nina Simone, Sly & the Family Stone, Mahalia Jackson and the Fifth Dimension all performed in New York’s Mount Morris Park. Woodstock...

New this week: 'No Sudden Move' and 'The Tomorrow War'

Jun. 28, 2021 15:11 PM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Questlove's “Summer of Soul (...or When the Revolution Could not Be...