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Our City Tonight
By Jim Gordon
Published 2:09 PST, Fri November 10, 2023
Spotlight onTV, MUSIC, MOVIES
THE TV SHOW – The Crown: The Final Season
Since its debut on Netflix in 2016, The Crown has kept viewers gasping for more all over the world. Now comes the final season, starting with Part 1 on Nov. 16, followed by Part 2 on Dec 14. This finale focuses on Diana, Dodi and their love affair that captured the world’s (and media’s attention) which only grew after that tragic night in August, 1997. The episodes also follow young William, the Queen in a new century and her jubilees, and young marriages as well as two people finally coming together. The cast, as always, is superb, with Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II, Jonathan Pryce as Prince Philip, Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret, Dominic West as Prince Charles, Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana. netflix.com
THE SINGER – Stacey Kent
She is one of our favourite singers, which explains her numerous appearances on Our City Tonight. Stacey Kent is an awarding-winning singer/songwriter who has fans from all corners of the world—which may explain her latest tour which has her performing everywhere jazz is adored. Her new album (due to be out Nov.10) is called Summer Me, Winter Me (from Naïve Records), which includes the first single, Under Paris Skies. Her unique voice is like a warm, gentle breeze that comforts you, and her phrasing is beyond compare. What has also drawn us to her as lifelong fans is her way with songs about travel to far off places and the love that is part of those journeys. (Songs like I Wish I Could Go Travelling Again became even more poignant and alluring during the COVID lock down). If you have not heard Stacey Kent sing, you are truly missing a great artist.
For more information staceykent.com
THE FILM – The Killer
Director David Fincher is another artist whose films never disappoint—like The Social Network, Fight Club, Gone Girl, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button—whether on the big or small screen. Through his relationship with Netflix, Fincher has also been involved in such ground breaking shows like House of Cards, offering even more content to his legion of fans. His latest film is called The Killer, based on a French graphic novel series of the same name, it’s the story of an assassin (Michael Fassbender) caught up in an international manhunt. The solid supporting cast includes Arliss Howard and Tilda Swinton. The Killer is in theatres now and on Netflix Nov.10.