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Le Moyne Hosts Screening of “Broke*: The Documentary”

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … Le Moyne College will sponsor a screening of “Broke*: The Documentary,” a film about new paths musicians must take to reach new audiences, on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m. The screening will take place in the Jesuit Theater, located in the W. Carroll Coyne Center for the Performing Arts.

Directed by Will Gray, himself an emerging singer-songwriter and filmmaker, the documentary has screened at the Nashville Film Festival, the Philadelphia Film and Music Festival, and the CMJ Music Marathon and Music Festival in New York. Featuring the story of Gray’s ascent as well as appearances by John Legend, Kelly Clarkson, Buddy Miller, Chopmaster J, Will Dailey, and others, Broke distills like no other source the realities of today’s music industry.

Following the film, Executive Producer Dan Beck (a former CBS Records marketing executive who has worked with the likes of Michael Jackson, The Clash, Willie Nelson, Gloria Estefan, James Brown, and many others), and Will Gray, who seems poised to be the next musician to dominate IPods, will talk about the music business.

Wrote Paste Magazine about a recent Gray performance, “It was absolutely mind-blowing. The rhymes were fabulous, Will Gray sang like an old-school Marvin Gaye and that band, impossibly, gelled into a rockin’ funky, folky, R&B Americana machine. It was the freshest music I’ve heard in months.”

The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Association for Students in Communication, the film program, Lectures Committee, Department of Communication and Film Studies, WLMU and the music program at Le Moyne. For more information, call (315) 445-4397.

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posted on: 10/19/2011