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Sixto Rodriguez

Sugar Man Finds Radio City

Salvatore Bono | Posted 12.11.2013 | New York
Salvatore Bono

If someone a year ago were to have told Rodriguez that in a years time he would sell out Radio City Music Hall, he probably would have said they were crazy.

'Sugar Man' Gets Huge Honor

AP | Posted 07.09.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT — Wayne State University had no idea that a folk hero was in its midst when the Detroit school awarded Sixto Rodriguez a philosophy degr...

A Rabbinic Take On 'Searching for Sugar Man'

Rabbi Herb Cohen | Posted 07.06.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Herb Cohen

Our Sages tells us that the truly rich man is the man who is content with what he already has. "Searching for Sugar Man" reminds us that it is who we are that give us our identity, not what we possess.

'Sugar Man' Star Meets Adoring New York Crowd

AP | BETH J. HARPAZ | Posted 06.08.2013 | Entertainment

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 famou...

Sugar Man's Medicine for Salty Wounds: The Oscar Goes to a Cultural Healer

Barbara Nussbaum | Posted 05.01.2013 | Entertainment
Barbara Nussbaum

Searching for Sugar Man won the Academy Award for best documentary. In South Africa there is significant debate about whether or not the documentary overstates the role of Sixto Rodriguez in liberating the minds of South Africans. What truths did he help to surface?

Rodriguez's First Post-Oscars Performance Will Be In Detroit

Posted 02.26.2013 | Detroit

After the documentary about his life and music won an Oscar Sunday, Detroit musician Sixto Rodriguez's first performance will be in his hometown. "...

Cult Musician Who Sold Big Overseas Seeks Answers

AP | MICHELLE FAUL and JEFF KAROUB | Posted 04.25.2013 | Detroit

JOHANNESBURG -- The story of Sixto Rodriguez, the greatest protest singer and songwriter that most people never heard of, is a real-life fairytale wit...

Rock Legend Recording His First Album In Four Decades

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 01.30.2013 | Entertainment

Sixto Rodriguez charmed audiences in last year's sweetheart documentary "Searching for Sugar Man," and now the 70-year-old Detroit native is thinking ...

Detroit Doc Gets Oscar Nomination

Posted 01.10.2013 | Detroit

A movie documenting the search for an elusive Detroit folk singer has received an Oscar nomination. "Searching for Sugar Man," which explores the life...

Two Detroit Docs On Shortlist For 2013 Oscar Nominations

Posted 12.04.2012 | Detroit

The Motor City could be getting some star treatment at the 2013 Academy Awards, thanks to two Detroit-centered films that are now being considered as ...

Finding Sugar Man: Watch Rodriguez Live At The Old Miami

60 Minutes | Posted 10.08.2012 | Detroit

If you live in Detroit, chances are you've seen "Sugar Man," as the rest of the world now knows singer-songwriter Sixto Rodriguez. You've heard him pl...

Kennedy Center Should Honor Sixto Rodriguez, the Bob Dylan of Detroit

Stephen Robert Morse | Posted 11.07.2012 | Entertainment
Stephen Robert Morse

It is rare that a documentary elicits emotions that I carry with me for days and weeks after I have seen it. But that is just what Searching for Sugar Man did.

Folk Legend: More 'Girls' Should Run For Office

The Huffington Post | Michael Hogan | Posted 08.16.2012 | Entertainment

It's something of a spoiler to let you know that Rodriguez, the subject of Sundance-approved documentary "Searching for Sugar Man," paid a visit to th...

A Myth Is Replaced By a Miracle in New Doc, Searching for Sugar Man, Resurrecting Work of Elusive Musician Sixto Rodriguez

Penelope Andrew | Posted 10.13.2012 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

Luck was on my side in having had a good friend with noble taste in film orchestrate a Friday afternoon outing at the Lincoln Plaza Cinema for a screening of the new documentary, Searching for Sugar Man.

Cold Fact: The Political Career Of Sixto Rodriguez

Emusic | Posted 08.12.2012 | Detroit

"...Cold Fact‘s rabid cult following was hardly for novelty’s sake. The album is a true folk-pop masterpiece, full of bright melodies, biting lyri...

EXCLUSIVE: New Soundtrack Reveals The Most Famous Rocker You Don't Know

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 07.20.2012 | Entertainment

"Searching for Sugar Man" is the unbelievable story of Sixto Rodriguez, a Detroit singer-songwriter who was once projected to be bigger than the Beatl...

Searching for Sugar Man at Guild Hall: Alec Baldwin, Honorary Chairman of the Board

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.06.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

Searching for Sugar Man tells singer/songwriter Sixto Rodriguez's remarkable story, showing this performer as a construction worker raising a family in a ramshackle house, contrasted with his command of thousands at a concert.

What a Wonderful World: Documentary Is Alive and Well -- For Now

Vivian Norris | Posted 06.16.2012 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

The vibe at the Sheffield Doc Fest is simply fantastic. The city itself welcomes filmmakers, commissioners, composers and producers from all over the world, and gives back warmth and appreciation for their work.

Kia Makarechi

The Most Famous Man You've Never Heard Of

HuffingtonPost.com | Kia Makarechi | Posted 01.30.2013 | Entertainment

Sixto Rodriguez had a simple vision of success. "I just wanted to sell some records and play bigger rooms," the 69-year-old musician said after Tuesda...