This Week’s Voice: Jazz Consumer Guide, Marva Whitney, Our 2010 Film Poll, and More


In this week’s Village Voice, Tom Hull’s new Jazz Consumer Guide salutes bassists of all stripes, while Phillip Mlynar profiles funk legend and former James Brown protégé Marva Whitney.

In Film, we present our annual film poll, featuring J. Hoberman on the year that was, Aaron Hillis on 2010’s breakout performers, Eric Hynes inside NYC’s arthouses, and Melissa Anderson on the year’s gay cinema. Plus Hoberman goes in on True Grit and Illusionist and Anderson reviews Somewhere.

In Art, Robert Shuster rounds up recent shows at the Drawing Center (‘Day Job’), David Nolan (Steve DiBenedetto’s ‘Who Wants To Know?’), and Ricco Maresca (George Widener’s ‘Dates’).

In Theater, Michael Feingold on the New York Theatre Workshop’s Three Pianos.

In Dance, Deborah Jowitt hails new work from Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca at the Cherry Lane Theatre.

Plus Free Will Astrology and more, here.