‘Torch’ Review: Blues Legend Sows His Friendly Man Legacy

Focusing on blues musician Buddy Guy, this documentary is more than just a great movie. But the opportunity to spend almost two hours with Buddy Guy is one not to be missed. Directed by Jim Farrell, “The Torch” takes an unconventional route. It’s as much about Guy’s compelling musicianship as it is about his sense …

‘Torch’ Review: Blues Legend Sows His Friendly Man Legacy

Focusing on blues musician Buddy Guy, this documentary is more than just a great movie. But the opportunity to spend almost two hours with Buddy Guy is one not to be missed. Directed by Jim Farrell, “The Torch” takes an unconventional route. It’s as much about Guy’s compelling musicianship as it is about his sense …

‘Lackawanna Blues’ Review: A Sentimental Master Class in Storytelling

And after the dark times of the past year and a half, we’re late for a little laugh. A ruthless sorcerer, Santiago-Hudson offers many hilarious moments: whether it’s recounting a world-class fight between Numb Finger Pete and Mr. Lemuel Taylor, or speaking in the jumbled vocabulary of Ol’ Po’ Carl praising the sights. of New …

Ruben Santiago-Hudson Brings ‘Lackawanna Blues’ to Broadway

About six months ago, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, creator of the play “Lackawanna Blues,” asked a friend to open an empty theater for him. “I just needed this—sitting on seats, walking on stage,” Santiago-Hudson said in an interview this week. “For nearly 50 years, I’ve spent some time in the theater every year: watching a play, being …

‘Blue’s Clues’ First Host Returns, Plays a Chord With Adults

One day in 2002, Steve Burns packed a bloated backpack and suitcase, said goodbye to a spotted blue dog and a room full of cartoon furniture, and lost in a two-dimensional school bus. The era of the children’s television series “Blue’s Clues” has come to an abrupt end, depriving countless young viewers of a smiling …