‘Birdman’s’ Antonio Sanchez comes to Cincinnati

By: Grant Vance ~Staff Writer~ Xavier Music Series will cater to fans of 2015 Oscar winner “Birdman: Or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance” for its next concert with the arrival of Antonio Sánchez. Sánchez composed the score for Alejandro González Iñárritu’s award-winning film using his stylistic jazz drumming that created an energetic atmosphere of anxiety. “Birdman” not only took home four Academy Awards, but also grabbed the winning spot at the Grammy’s for Best Score Soundtrack thanks to Sanchez’s talents. Sanchez’s ensemble from his album “Migration” will join him for his performance, bringing its swing jazz repertoire to accompany his drums. … Continue reading ‘Birdman’s’ Antonio Sanchez comes to Cincinnati

‘The Revenant’ is ‘visually stunning’

By: Jacob Mueller ~Staff Writer~ “The Revenant” is directed by critically acclaimed director Alejandro González Iñárritu and stars A-list talents Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy. The film explores the truly dark and treacherous journey of frontiersman Hugh Glass (DiCaprio) who is left for dead after a brutal bear mauling and proceeds to relentlessly search for those who abandoned him. “The Revenant” was one of my most anticipated films of the year due to my love of the talent involved, and this is undoubtedly one of the best movie-going experiences I had in 2015. Aside from the incredible performances from DiCaprio … Continue reading ‘The Revenant’ is ‘visually stunning’