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Biopic Review: 'Bessie'

Biopic Review: 'Bessie'

Whenever Bessie Smith sang, she ­bellowed. Whenever she walked, she ­strutted.

 FOX's Empire.

'Empire': TV Review

There are a lot of moving parts – and not all of them work – jammed into the vibrant and entertaining Fox pilot Empire, which premieres on Wednesday and qualifies as one of 2015's eagerly anticipated new shows, at least early on.
Robin Thicke Reaches Out For 'Paula': Album Review

Robin Thicke Reaches Out For 'Paula': Album Review

The begging begins about 55 seconds into "You're My Fantasy," the opening track on "Paula." Over gentle salsa strums, Robin Thicke pleads "please" seven times in a row to a woman whose absence feels ghostlike ("I can smell your perfume/-Y

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