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The life and career of 'Miss Sharon Jones!'




Singer Sharon Jones performs onstage at the 26th Annual Tibet House U.S. benefit concert at Carnegie Hall on February 22, 2016 in New York City.
Singer Sharon Jones performs onstage at the 26th Annual Tibet House U.S. benefit concert at Carnegie Hall on February 22, 2016 in New York City.
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She's a force of nature on stage, in the recording studio, and as the subject of the new documentary "Miss Sharon Jones!" by Oscar-winning filmmaker Barbara Kopple.

The Grammy-nominated Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings have brought back the raw energy of soul music at its best. The film opens in select cinemas today and tracks the electrifying soul diva as she faces a life-threatening illness.

Larry Mantle speaks with Sharon about her start as a recording artist at age 40, her inspiration, and her ongoing battle with an illness while touring the world.

“Miss Sharon Jones!” opens today in Los Angeles; Sharon will be at the Nuart for tonight's screenings (7:30 p.m. show with a Q&A; 9:55 p.m. show with an Intro)

 

Guest:

Sharon Jones, Soul singer featured in “Miss Sharon Jones! a new documentary by Oscar-winning documentarian Barbara Kopple (“Harlan County, USA”)