American writer, director and actor, Douglas McGrath & hip-hop legend DJ Kool Herc will be Tom Needham's special guests this Thursday at 6 P.M. on WUSB's The Sounds of Film.
Stony Brook, NY - February 16th, 2016 - American writer, director and actor, Douglas McGrath, will be Tom Needham's special guest this Thursday at 6 P.M. on WUSB's The Sounds of Film. They will be discussing his appearance in PBS' American Masters - Carole King: Natural Woman.
Douglas McGrath is the Tony-nominated writer of the book for BEAUTIFUL: the Carole King Musical. He the director of HBO's Becoming Mike Nichols and My Way. He was nominated for an Academy Award with Woody Allen for writing Bullets Over Broadway. He has written and directed the Oscar-winning film Emma, Company Man and Infamous. As an actor, he has appeared in Solitary Man, Small Time Crooks, the Insider and Happiness.
McGrath states,"In thinking about her music, I realized that there isn't any anger in her music. Her songs are very generous and are really about forgiveness."
Also on the program, is hip-hop legend DJ Kool Herc, who will be part of the Cinema Arts Centre's Black History Month festivities on Friday, February 19th at 9:30 PM. He will be hosting the "DJ Kool Herc and Friends Dance Party."
Considered to be the Founder of Hip Hop Culture, DJ Kool Herc is famous for being the first one in the 1970's to use two copies of the same record to stretch out the breakbeat of a song. Through the years he has appeared in many movies including Beat Street, And You Don't Stop: 30 Years in Hip Hop, Block Party and Sample This.
DJ Kool Herc said,"We are the one who got rid of the band. And when the bands came back, they came back with DJ and a turntable."
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The Sounds of Film is the nation's longest-running film themed radio show. For over 28 years, the program has delivered a popular mix of interviews and music to listeners all over Long Island, parts of Connecticut and streaming live on the Internet. Recent guests include director Mike Leigh, Public Enemy's Chuck D., composer Carter Burwell, Dionne Warwick, director Curtis Simon, Wallace Shawn and Jim Messina.