Tag Archives: Roots

Icelandic Drama ‘The County’ Scores Sales, Celebrates Its Rural Roots

“When you fall at the beginning of the journey, it will be a good journey,” says genial producer Grímar Jónsson of Netop Films, quoting an old Icelandic proverb. He’s referring to the emergency tooth extraction required by ace Estonian DP Mart Taniel (“November”) on the first day of the shoot of “The County,” the much-anticipated new film from “Rams” helmer ...

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Review: Ry Cooder's 'The Prodigal Son' Is a Politicized Roots Refurbishing

Guitar virtuoso Ry Cooder has spent the majority of his 50-year career as one of the country’s most vital communal historians and champions of roots music, illuminating and reanimating everything from bolero to bluegrass. Over the past decade or so, Cooder has also emerged out of his group of Sixties and Seventies contemporaries as one of folk music’s preeminent polemicists, ...

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Man Arrested for Bomb Threat That Caused Cancellation of Roots’ SXSW Show

Austin Police arrested a man late Saturday in connection with a bomb threat that caused the cancellation of the Roots’ show at South by Southwest conference. Trevor Weldon Ingram, 26, allegedly emailed Live Nation Music on Saturday afternoon saying there was a bomb planted at the Fair Market venue, according to a police statement. The officers searched the venue and “no threat was ...

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The Roots Cancel SXSW Show Due to Bomb Threat: Report

The Roots have cancelled their SXSW showcase due to “a security concern.” The Roots & Friends Jam was set to take place tonight at Fair Market in Austin, Texas, but the venue reportedly received a bomb threat, according to the Austin Chronicle. Bud Light apologized for cancelling in a statement, saying, “We felt it was necessary to take all safety ...

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