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‘Sugar Man’ Rodriguez opens Montreux Jazz Festival | Reuters

(Reuters) – American singer-songwriter Sixto “Sugar Man” Rodriguez, virtually unknown a few years ago, opened the Montreux Jazz Festival on Thursday, which American producer and its former co-director Quincy Jones calls the “Rolls Royce of music festivals.” Fresh from the

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Rodriguez is sweeter than sugar, man | StarTribune.com

He seemed frail when escorted onstage by two women Wednesday at the sold-out Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul. But then he put on his dark-tinted glasses, his floppy black hat and his beige guitar and suddenly he transformed into Rodriguez,

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Rodriguez In New York: ‘Sugar Man’ Star Pleases Fans At Beacon Theatre | Huffington Post

NEW YORK — Sixto Diaz Rodriguez can’t hit the high notes like he used to, but that didn’t matter to his fans. The 70-year-old singer made famous by the Oscar-winning documentary “Searching for Sugar Man” performed Sunday night to a

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Rodriguez – Sugar Man (RocknRolla Soundsystem Edit)

Sixto Rodríguez is an American folk musician from Detroit. His career initially proved short-lived with two little-sold albums in the early 1970s. Unbeknownst to him, however, his work became extremely successful and influential in South Africa, although there he was

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Rodriguez: 10 Things You Don’t Know About the ‘Searching for Sugar Man’ Star | Music News | Rolling Stone

The Oscar-winning documentary Searching for Sugar Man tells the almost unbelievable story of a Mexican-American songwriter whose two early Seventies albums bombed in America, but who wound up finding a huge audience in Apartheid-era South Africa. Sixto Rodriguez had no

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Searching For Sugar Man (2012) | Unambitious Us

Documentaries are difficult to get right. They can be overbearing, they can be boring and they can often feel as though you are being force fed the personal feelings of the writers and directors. Having recently won the Academy Award

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SABC Media Libraries: Searching for Sugar Man, also in the SABC Archives

“Sugar Man”, the story of a forgotten singer, won the best documentary at the Oscars this week. Sixto Rodriguez made two records in the early 1970s, but it never took off in America. Unbeknown to him, it became very popular

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Sugar on his way to the Oscars

This room is where the Searching for Sugar Man story all started, and the story just continues to have more and more happy endings …

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RODRIGUEZ FOR THE FIRST TIME IN NORWAY: Øyafestivalen

Rodriguez has reached a large audience internationally after the success of the documentary Searching For Sugar Man. Thursday the 8th of August he plays in the park during The Øya Festival. This will be his first visit to Norway and

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Searching For Sugar Man wins Bafta for Best Documentary – ITV News

Searching For Sugar Man has won the Bafta award for Best Documentary. via Searching For Sugar Man wins Bafta for Best Documentary – ITV News.

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