April 27th, 2009

Beatles - logo on the drum

Music is a powerful thing

I went to see The Soloist yesterday afternoon.  I highly recommend it!  There were a couple of uneven plot points (I would've liked seeing a little more of the main characters' backstories), but the performances were amazing!  Robert Downey, Jr. was outstanding (as always) as Los Angeles Times reporter Steve Lopez, and Jamie Foxx was absolutely stellar as homeless musician Nathaniel Ayers.

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I found an article this morning that has a nice interview with the real Steve Lopez here.  If you want to learn more about Lopez, Ayers, and the Los Angeles LAMP community, visit Steve's website.