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SHIFF kicks off in Phantastic fashion with the U.S. Premiere of the feature-length documentary, PHANTOM OF WINNIPEG, 2019, 77min. This rollicking documentary chronicles the unique 40+ year obsession the inhabitants of Winnipeg, Canada, have had with the Brian DePalma cult film PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE. Wickedly entertaining and surprisingly heartfelt, this savvy doc features appearances by Winnipeg locals, original PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE stars Paul Williams and Gerrit Graham, producer Edward R. Pressman, filmmaker and pop culture guru Kevin Smith and more! (Winner “Best Documentary” 2019 Fantasia Film Festival)
In-person Q&A between the films with original PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE star/songwriter Paul Williams, star Gerrit Graham, producer Edward R. Pressman, and PHANTOM OF WINNIPEG’s directors Malcolm Ingram and Sean Stanley.
“Pop, Rock & Doo Wopp Live!” returns to Tarrytown Music Hall! Starring The Lettermen (“Goin’ Out of My Head / Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”, “When I Fall in Love”, “The Way You Look Tonight”), The Coasters (“Yakety Yak”, “Poison Ivy”, “Charlie Brown”, “Along Came Jones”), Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Shirley Alston Reeves, the original lead singer of The Shirelles (“Will You Love Me Tomorrow”, “Mama Said”, “Soldier Boy”, “Tonight’s the Night”, “Baby It’s You”), the return of The Skyliners (“Since I Don’t Have You”, “This I Swear”, “Pennies From Heaven”, “It Happened Today”) and for the first time ever in Tarrytown, the Leaders of the Pack – 3 hilarious original lead singers live on stage together: Vito Picone of The Elegants (“Little Star”), Emil Stucchio of The Classics (“Till Then”) and Bobby d’Andrea of The Knockouts (“Darling Lorraine”).
Robert Cray has been bridging the lines between blues, soul and R&B for the past four decades, with five Grammy wins, a Blues Hall of Fame inductee, recipient of the Americana Lifetime achievement award, countless tours and over 20 acclaimed albums.
Delbert McClinton has been a leading Americana artist since before the genre was established. He has won two Grammy awards in the blues category for Best Contemporary Blues Album; and one in the rock category (Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group), with Bonnie Raitt for “Good Man, Good Woman”. The multi-Grammy Award winning artist is at the top of his game with his 19th studio album, Prick Of The Litter (Hot Shot Records/Thirty Tigers).
The Mark & Beverly Davis Duo, with Beverly on classical guitar and Mark on guitar and mandolin, performs music informed by early folk traditions, classical music, world music and contemporary idioms, showcasing the beauty of sound and the expressive capabilities of plucked strings.
The event will feature performances from noted artists and entertainers from Broadway, film, TV, the recording industry and students from the Performing and Visual Arts Magnet School. There will be a special tribute to award-winning actress and director Phylicia Rashad as the newly renovated auditorium becomes the Phylicia Rashad Auditorium.