She’s been called the female James Brown, and if you haven’t heard her voice yet, when you finally do, your soul will recognize it. Grammy Award nominated soul singer, Sharon Jones (of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings) will be at the Apple Store in SoHo NYC with Academy Award winning director, Barbara Kopple on Tuesday, July 26th at 5PM ET.
The duo will be discussing the documentary “Miss Sharon Jones!”, which is set to debut in theaters Friday, July 29th. Clips from the film will be shown, and there will be discussions about Sharon Jones’ midlife rise to stardom, despite being continually turned away in the entertainment business. We will also discuss her continued battle with cancer, her ongoing tour, as well as her new single “I’m Still Here”. I will be moderating the ‘Apple Talks’’Q&A, which will also be recorded for iTunes’ “Meet the Filmmaker” Podcast.
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Aramide A Tinubu has her Master’s in Film Studies from Columbia University. She wrote her thesis on Black Girlhood and Parental Loss in Contemporary Black American Cinema. She’s a Black cinephile, bookworm, blogger, and NYU + Columbia University alum. You can read her blog at: www.chocolategirlinthecity.com or tweet her @midnightrami