On Friday, August 5, the NuArt theater around the corner is premiering the documentary on Sharon Jones entitled, MISS SHARON JONES!
While supplies last, If you purchase any daptone record in store, get a PAIR of tickets to see the movie. It's that simple. AND if you see the movie, show us a ticket stub and get $1 off the soundtrack to the film when it comes out on 8/19.
Two-time Academy Award-winner Barbara Kopple (Harlan County U.S.A., Shut Up & Sing, Wild Man Blues) follows Grammy-nominated R&B dynamo Sharon Jones during the most courageous year of her life. Often compared to the legendary James Brown because of her electrifying energetic performances, Sharon Jones is no stranger to challenge. For years her music career struggled as she was kept in the wings by a music industry that branded her “too short, too black, too fat.” After decades of working odd jobs, from a corrections officer to a wedding singer, Sharon had a mid-life breakthrough after joining forces with Brooklyn R&B outfit The Dap Kings. In 2013, on the eve of the release of the much-anticipated album Give the People What They Want, Sharon was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Miss Sharon Jones! is a triumphant crowd-pleaser that captures an irrepressible human spirit as she battles back to where she belongs—center stage.