Four dinosaurs take up a time-traveling scientist (Walter Cronkite) on his offer to get smart by eating "brain grain," and it's off to the 20th century in this animated kids movie. But there's no real terror in the streets here, as the newly cerebral, English-speaking prehistoric beasts hit the New York City pavement in search of a museum proprietor (Julia Childs). On the way they befriend a couple of kids from the opposite sides of the tracks, get rooked into performing in a demented circus run by the scientist's evil brother, and learn something about friendship. John Goodman voices the narrator apatosaurus, and is joined by such luminaries as Rhea Perlman, Martin Short, and Jay Leno. Not only did Steven Spielberg take some time off from his other dinosaur project of 1993 to executive-produce this 65-minute flick, but John Patrick Shanley (Oscar-winner for Moonstruck) wrote the script and Thomas Dolby ("She Blinded Me with Science") wrote and Little Richard belts out the movie's rocking signature tune "Roll Back the Rock." There's plenty of humor for adults and lots of dinosaur action for the kids, but the morbid big-top subplot may spook younger children. (Ages 4 and older) –Kimberly Heinrichs
Bobby Kimball is an iconic pop/rock vocalist best known as the original lead singer of the band Toto. It was Kimball’s soaring tenor lead vocals on those legendary hits including Rosanna, Hold the line, Africa, and I'll Supply the Love that made him so recognizable. He won six Grammy awards from the album Toto IV.
In the 1980s, the Washington, DC bandleader Chuck Brown pioneered the percussive, hypnotically swinging dance genre known as go-go, conducting marathon all-night dance sessions with a band whose energy and sheer musical power was legendary. Brown's 2007 We're About the Business finds the master more relaxed but no less funky, with insistent jams such as "Love Nationwide" and the vintage-sounding "We Come to Party" proving he still has a lien on the dancefloor.
It's easy to imagine the phone calls, drummer Matt Wilson made, using his best imitation of Elwood from the 1980 Blues Brothers movie, "We're putting the band back together, we're on a mission from God." And like that, current members and alumni of the drummer's bands: the Matt Wilson Quartet, Arts & Crafts, and Christmas Tree-O assembled to commune and revisit the music Wilson's late wife Felicia loved. This recording was Wilson's first since he lost his wife to leukemia in 2014. It certainly was fitting to perform the compositions she loved, and by the performers Felicia considered her extended family. Instead of a wake, the music is a celebration. One crafted in the true Wilson fashion, without written arrangements or rehearsals.