Felix Hernandez’s Rhythm Revue, Screening: 20 Feet From Stardom

June 27, 2016 | 7:00 pm | Halsey St and Saratoga Ave | Brooklyn, NY | All Ages | FREE!  
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Felix Hernandez’s Rhythm Revue

Felix Hernandez created and hosts Rhythm Revue, New York’s first and longest-running radio show dedicated to classic R&B and soul music. Now in its 30th year, Rhythm Revue has been broadcast by WBGO-FM, WBLS-FM, 98.7 KISS-FM, Sirius Satellite Radio and WTJM (Jammin 105).  Felix was also part of Sirius/XM’s first team of programmers for five years, where he developed several music channels. In 1991, Felix launched the Rhythm Revue Dance Party in New York City. This event has taken place at Roseland Ballroom, the Highline Ballroom, the Hornblower yachts, and numerous other venues throughout New York and the region.  For 25 years, Felix’s dance party draws over 20,000 people each year for sold-out events.

20 Feet From Stardom

This Academy Award-winning documentary is the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. Triumphant and heartbreaking in equal measure, the film is both a tribute to the unsung voices who brought shape and style to popular music and a reflection on the conflicts, sacrifices and rewards of a career spent harmonizing with others.20 Feet from Stardom juxtaposes interviews with industry legends (Bruce Springsteen, Bette Midler, and others) and the relative unknowns who support them like Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, and Judith Hill as they illuminate the art of melding their own distinct voices with lead vocals and reveal their desires for careers as solo artists. Directed by Morgan Neville.

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