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Grace Jones’ The Musical of My Life To Be Released in 2017

Music and fashion icon Grace Jones is due to release her ‘doc-biopic’ The Musical of My Life, this year. In production since 2005, under the direction of Sophie Fiennes, it explores the artist’s public and private lives through personal and live show footage, including film shot over two dates at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre in September 2016, which the Irish Times described as “awesome, transcendental”.

The Musical of My Life has been in production for over a decade, in collaboration with filmmaker Sophie Fiennes (who worked with philosopher Slavoj Žižek on The Pervert’s Guide… films) crafting “a multi-narrative journey through the private and public realms of the legendary singer and performer Grace Jones”, according to the synopsis on the British Council website, mixing intimate personal footage with unique staged musical sequences, and reaching beyond the iconic mask to create a cinematic journey into the worlds of this great artist.

Although no release date has been announced, the film rights were acquired by Picturehouse in 2016, and the BBC and BFI-backed film is scheduled to be screened at UK cinemas some time in 2017. This documentary comes after the publication of Grace Jones’ candid autobiography, I’ll Never Write My Memoirs, in 2015, and her spectacular headline sets at AFROPUNK 2016 in both New York and London.

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Super Sharp: The First Instalment of ‘RTRN II JUNGLE’

Regular readers of SEEN will know what fans we are of the Fashion Space Gallery at the London College of Fashion in John Prince’s Street. It’s a place where it is possible to gauge current cultural attitudes as they happen. ‘Super Sharp’ is the first in a series of exhibitions and events exploring the style, sound and Rave Culture in the nineties. It starts on Thursday 1st February and runs until Saturday 21st April 2018.

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Burns Night: Whisky 101 at The Gallery 

Celebrating Burns Night without whisky is nothing short of sacrilege. Where better then to honour Scotland’s greatest poet than at The Gallery in West Hampstead, which has become renowned for its dual fascinations – whisky and beer. Here’s a Short Epigram on Parting with a Kind Host in the Highlands penned by Burns himself: When death’s …

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David Ramirez Releases ‘We’re Not Going Anywhere’ and Plays St Pancras Old Church

David Ramirez has announced details of his new album We’re Not Going Anywhere, set for UK commercial release via Thirty Tigers on January 12th, 2018. Produced by Sam Kassirer, the album finds Ramirez painting a vividly imagined picture of contemporary America through the songwriter’s own perspective of having dual American and Mexican heritage. It follows …