When Justin Timberlake couldn’t attend Sunday’s concert celebrating the music of the new Coen brothers movie, “Inside Llewyn Davis,” master of ceremonies John Goodman told the crowd Timberlake’s understudy would perform instead.
Then he introduced Elvis Costello. “Heaven knows when you think of Justin, you think of me,” Costello joked with the Town Hall crowd in New York City.
Then Costello introduced his understudy, famed music producer T Bone Burnett, who was the project’s executive music producer, just as he did for the music from the Grammy-winning “O Brother, Where Art Thou.” “Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ ” included music inspired by the film from a host of folk artists, old and new. Among them were the Avett Brothers, Punch Brothers, Marcus Mumford, Patti Smith and Joan Baez.
Filmmaker scrubs Clinton documentary
A filmmaker who was making a documentary about Hillary Clinton for CNN said Monday that he is backing out of the project because few people would cooperate and the network said the film will not be produced. Charles Ferguson wrote in a column for the Huffington Post that Clinton would not agree to be interviewed and of the more than 100 people he approached, only two who had dealt with her agreed to speak on camera. The Republican National Committee had voted to block CNN from hosting GOP presidential primary debates in 2016 because of the project. Ferguson said that Democrats also didn’t want him to make the film. Ferguson won a 2011 Academy Award for “Inside Job,” his documentary on the 2008 economic meltdown.
Breaking good: AMC’s “Breaking Bad” soared to its highest ratings ever — and one of the top ratings all time for a drama on cable TV — in its finale Sunday night. The final episode reached 10.3 million viewers in its first airing, at 9 p.m., despite ferocious competition elsewhere on television. That was an enormous increase from the show’s previous high, 6.6 million viewers a week ago.
coming in march: Pop star and “X Factor” judge Demi Lovato will bring her Neon Lights Tour to Xcel Energy Center on March 18. Opening will be Little Mix and Fifth Harmony, from “X Factor.” “Neon Lights” is the new single from “Demi,” her fourth album. Tickets, priced from $29.50 to $65, will go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday at Xcel Center box office, Ticketmaster outlets and 800-745-3000. Lovato’s last Twin Cities appearance was at the State Fair in 2012.