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How Film’s Top Composers Push Past Constraints Of On-Demand Creativity

The doc “Score” explores film’s intrinsic connection to music and pulls the veil back on the creative processes of the best composers in the business.<p>There’s a scene in director Matt Schrader’s documentary, <i>Score,</i> where film composer Joe Kraemer lays out a frank truth: “When you’re a film composer, …

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Can Record-Breaking Success Of 'Dangal' In China Be Repeated? These Bollywood Films Hope So

With China on course to become the world’s biggest box-office market within two years, Bollywood studios have been tripping over each other in their efforts to engage Chinese audiences , who lately are embracing more diverse film genres. This month in a display of what is commercially possible for …

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This Startup Will Let You Write A Song With Your Favorite Musician

Songwriting can be one of the most personal things an artist can do in the process of creating a track, but over the years, it has become a much more collaborative experience, especially when big names are involved. Very few songs that make any impact on the charts are penned by one person, and …

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Daniel Day-Lewis has quit acting

According to Variety, Daniel Day-Lewis has announced his retirement from acting.<p>He didn't give a reason for leaving the profession, but his spokeswoman, Leslee Dart, confirmed the rumor in a statement:<p>"Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor. He is immensely grateful to all of his …

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Andy Warhol Hosts Frank Zappa on His Cable TV Show, and Later Recalls, “I Hated Him More Than Ever” After the Show

Had Andy Warhol lived to see the internet--especially social networking--he would have loved it, though it may not have loved him. Though Warhol did …

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Arts and culture continue to strength local economy

Sarasota County’s arts and cultural leaders have long insisted that investing in the arts is one of the best ways to keep the area’s post-recession …

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Diana Krall on Handling Grief, and ‘Finding Romance in Everything’

On a spring afternoon, Diana Krall sat in an empty Café Carlyle, quoting lines from Woody Allen’s “Hannah and Her Sisters” in a respectable New Yawk accent. Ms. Krall, the jazz pianist and singer, mentioned a scene in which Mr. Allen’s character takes a date to see Bobby Short, the Carlyle’s …

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Clive Owen-Led M. Butterfly, Directed by Julie Taymor, Sets Broadway Theatre

The revival of David Henry Hwang’s drama will begin performances in October.<p>The upcoming Broadway revival of David Henry Hwang’s <i>M. Butterfly</i> has …

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Alejandro Sanz Named 2017 Latin Grammy Person of the Year

Multi Grammy-award winning Spanish music star Alejandro Sanz has been named 2017 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year. He will be recognized for his successful career and his substantial philanthropic contributions to organizations such as Doctors Without Borders, Save the Children and …

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Stevie Wonder puts on surprise performance

Stevie Wonder surprised the crowd at Crustacean in Beverly Hills, Calif., with a performance of his song “Visions” with jazz musician Rick …

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Evelyn Glennie (a Musician Who Happens to Be Deaf) Shows How We Can Listen to Music with Our Entire Bodies

Composer and percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie, above, feels music profoundly. For her, there is no question that listening should be a whole body …

'Real Live': Bette Midler Tony's acceptance speech

"Real Live" co-hosts give their take on the necessity of award show play-off music.

Bette Midler

Bruce Springsteen Is Latest Musician To Bank On Broadway

The Boss is coming to Broadway. And he won’t be alone.<p>A cadre of other musicians have paved Springsteen’s way this season, proving pop stars can be more bankable than Hollywood names on the Main Stem.<p>First up was Sara Bareilles. The five-time Grammy nominee first earned a Tony nomination for her</i> …

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How Prog-Rock Went From Chart Topper To Laughingstock

Between the late 60s and late 70s, the grandiose genre known as progressive or “prog” rock dominated the album charts. Bands like Yes, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and Pink Floyd sold tens of millions of records. A side-long synthesizer epic called “Tubular Bells” by Mike Oldfield stayed in the …

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When ‘Julius Caesar’ was given a Trumpian makeover, people lost it. But is it any good?

NEW YORK — If your tendency is to take absolutely literally what happens to every character who crosses a stage, then you should indeed be avoiding at all costs the terrific modern-dress version of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” that has audiences cheering nightly in Central Park.<p>It will no doubt …

Julius Caesar

Autodesk’s Plan To Change The Way Movies Are Made

VR. AR. TV. Phones. Movie theaters. Autodesk’s new skunkworks lab wants to transcend them all.<p><i>Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone</i>.<p><i>Transformers</i>.<p><i>S</i><i>tar Trek</i>.<p><i>Avatar</i>.<p>And <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>.<p>These were some of the most visually spectacular blockbusters of the last 20 years. Hilmar Koch worked on</i> …

Toy Story

It’s Not Just Taylor Swift—Streaming Music’s Biggest Holdouts Are Caving In

Even with the economic model still uncertain, more artists are realizing they have to get on the streaming bandwagon or face irrelevance.<p>It wasn’t long ago that recommending Spotify to a friend came with an annoying caveat: <i>Well, it’s most of the music you’d want, but the Beatles aren’t there. No</i> …

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Jay Z Becomes First Rapper Inducted Into Songwriters Hall Of Fame With Assist From Obama

Jay Z, aka Shawn Carter, became the first rap artist inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in a star-studded ceremony Thursday night at New York City’s Marriott Marquis Hotel<p>Though Jay Z was a last-minute no show due to wife Beyonce’s impending delivery of twins in Los Angeles, his mother and …

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Sue Harris is the best girl type entertainer in Arizona, according to NCM original, Dolan Ellis, who is also<br>The Official Balladeer of Arizona. Now …

Lezginka Dance Company of Daghestan

<b>Zulumkhan Khanghereiev, Artistic Director</b><br>Available: Friday, February 9, 2018 – Saturday, March 31, 2018<p>“For me, dance is life. Let your life be like …

Semi-Toned | Semi-Toned

You should certainly expect more than a semi good time from these boys in burgundy.Emily Harris, Exeposé<p>If you like a capella, see this show. If you …

The Official Tommy Dorsey Orchestra

The legacy of Tommy Dorsey<p>Tommy Dorsey had a run of 286 Billboard chart hits. The Dorsey band had seventeen number one hits with his orchestra in the …

The Jive Aces

Cassidy Janson takes over the mic for the latest soundie with Louis Prima and Gia Maione' "I Want You To Be My Baby" from the new album "Diggin' The …

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Jim Stafford is back! Jim Stafford has returned to the newly renovated Jim Stafford Theater to celebrate his 25th year performing in Branson, …

Gatlin Brothers

Nashville, Tenn. (March 2, 2017) -- Today, Country music legend Larry Gatlin announced debut of his new musical, <b>Quanah</b>, presented by <b>Lyric Stage</b>. …

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John Denver<br>20th Year Celebration of his life<p>Click on John's photo below to see video of John at Burl Ive's Life Celebration<p>This video seems to work …

Here's what you need to know about Lorde's new album

@lordemusic/Instagram<p>The INSIDER Summary<p><b>Lorde just dropped her second album "Melodrama."</b>• <b><br>It's been three years since the pop singer released her debut album "Pure Heroine."</b>• <b><br>Here are some interesting facts about the 20-year-old's newest album that'll give you an idea of what it's all about.</b><p>On Friday, …

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