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A Singer Savors His Posthumous Success

A documentary about an unlikely series of events that catapulted the Detroit-dwelling singer Rodriguez into mega-stardom across the globe in South Africa—despite the fact that his albums, released in 1970 and 1971, flopped in the U.S.—recently got a raucous reception at the Tribeca Film Festival. The singer talks about his unlikely revival.
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‘Sugar Man’ Spreads the Sweetness Around

Entertainment : Speakeasy - WSJ.com (2 years ago)

The award-winning documentary “Searching for Sugar Man" tracks the rise, the fall, and Lazarus-like rebirth of the obscure American folk singer Rodriguez, who became a sensation in South Africa and galvanized the antiapartheid movem... Read Post

Bette Midler Hosts Star-Studded Celebration of ’20 Feet From Stardom’

Entertainment : Speakeasy - WSJ.com (last year)

Some of Hollywood’s most legendary singers and actors turned out at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City Tuesday afternoon to celebrate the success of the new top-grossing documentary of the year, “20 Feet from Stardom,” a f... Read Post

Barbara Nussbaum: Sugar Man's Medicine for Salty Wounds: The Oscar Goes to a Cultural Healer

Entertainment : Huffington Post: Entertainment Blog (2 years ago)

Searching for Sugar Man won the Academy Award for best documentary. In South Africa there is significant debate about whether or not the documentary overstates the role of Sixto Rodriguez in liberating the minds of South Africans. W... Read Post


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