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David Byrne's American Utopia Is a Grand and Glorious Plea for Human Connection

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Sometimes to make art, you've got to build art, to layer ideas, colors, values and textures until you've shaped the thing that says what you want to say. David Byrne's American Utopia , Spike Lee's grand and glorious filmed record of the hit Broadway show of the same name coming to HBO Oct. 17, is art that has been built, a work of great joy and expressiveness, a tower of song with room for everybody. The music-some numbers drawn from Byrne's 2018 album American Utopia, others from his body of work with Talking Heads , and one a cover (of Janelle Monáe's 2015 protest anthem “Hell You...
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