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Trine Dyrholm channels a troubled music icon in 'Nico, 1988'




Trine Dyrholm plays the former Velvet Underground singer in
Trine Dyrholm plays the former Velvet Underground singer in "Nico, 1988."

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The dark decline of a singer who once ruled the scene

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“Nico 1988,” the biopic about the German model and singer, is anything but glorifying. The film follows Nico — the one-time singer for The Velvet Underground — on what would be her final tour as she struggles with drug addiction and memories of her childhood in post-war Berlin. Through faithful interpretations of her music and stark cinematography, the film is a reminder of how prolific, and yet misunderstood, Nico was in her final years. Danish actress and musician Trine Dyrholm spoke with The Frame about her uncanny impression of Nico’s deep voice and the challenges of playing the complex icon.

Will movie studios once again own movie theaters?

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The U.S. Justice Department will review consent decrees that for almost 70 years have regulated how major movie studios distribute films to exhibitors. It could alter the dynamics of the business, including the longtime prohibition on studio distributors owning movie theaters.

Guest: Variety senior editor Ted Johnson

A chance to learn mariachi from the best

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This week, more than 150 students from around the country have gathered at South El Monte High School for the seventh Mariachi Nationals and Summer Institute, hosted by mariachi legend José Hernández. KPCC arts education reporter Carla Javier filed this story.