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How YouTube Sensation Christina Bianco Plays 40 Characters in the Hit Show 'Application Pending'

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 04.06.2015 | Arts
Jeryl Brunner

In very distinct mannerisms and voices, Bianco plays a sweeping orchestra of folks from a stuffy socialite to a pit bull assistant to a show tune singing child and everyone in between -- morphing into each man and woman in nanoseconds (with a new facial expression and accent).

Putin, Wagner, a Pink Person, and Singing Nuns

John Mauceri | Posted 04.06.2015 | Arts
John Mauceri

Vladimir Putin canceled a radical production of Wagner's Tannhaüser in Novosibirsk, the good people of my native Queens are in an uproar over public art the public doesn't want, and an op-ed piece proposes a darker version of The Sound of Music, of all things.

Turner Classic Film Festival Celebrates All Aspects of Hollywood History

Jim Hill | Posted 03.26.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

So what's McGillicuddy's favorite offering at this year's festival? Genevieve honestly found it hard to choose between two screen legends who'd agreed to make special appearances at TCFF 2015.

The Hills Are Dead With the Sound of Hatred

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot of Tuesday's star-crossed Germanwings Airbus flight, allowed the aircraft to float and flutter above the Alps for a reported eight to 10 minutes before he crashed the plane into the French mountainside.

How Captain Von Trapp Chose Who to Marry on 'The Sound of Music!'

Stephanie D. Lewis | Posted 03.10.2015 | Comedy
Stephanie D. Lewis

There's been a recent discovery of a never seen before authentic "Pros and Cons" list inside the props box from the movie set. It's an actual chart that Captain Von Trapp made to help him decide which woman he should marry and become the new mother of his 7 children. Let's peek, shall we?

Death Metal Mary Poppins Is Something Quite Atrocious

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.25.2015 | Weird News

We always knew our favorite nanny had it in her. Watch Julie Andrews' Mary Poppins belt out a death metal version of the Disney favorite "Supercali...

Julie Andrews And Lady Gaga Are Friends Now

www.gossipcop.com | Posted 02.24.2015 | Entertainment

Lady Gaga and Julie Andrews are on the road to becoming BFFs. The "Sound of Music" star was floored by Gaga’s amazing 50th anniversary tribute to th...

Lady Gaga, The Oscars, and "Haters"

Lev Raphael | Posted 02.25.2015 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

Why has it become impossible to express an opinion about a performer without being personally (and illogically) attacked? Why do fans take that opinion so personally themselves and feel they have to slam the writer?

It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year: My Top 20 Oscars Observations

Prasanna Ranganathan | Posted 02.23.2015 | Entertainment
Prasanna Ranganathan

Never did I ever expect Lady Gaga to do a medley of songs from The Sound of Music. Then when she introduced and embraced Dame Julie Andrews, I kept thinking "Pop royalty meets actual royalty."

Lady Gaga Sings 'The Sound Of Music' Tribute At The Oscars

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 02.26.2015 | Entertainment

Lady Gaga performed for the first time at the Oscars on Sunday in a special 50th anniversary tribute to "The Sound of Music." The Robert Wise film, st...

When Angels Cry: Jennifer Edward's New Novel Promises More Than Fifty Shades of Grey...Sexual Healing

LuxEco Living | Posted 04.08.2015 | Books
LuxEco Living

The movie, Fifty Shades of Grey is meant to be released on Valentines Day weekend and the pundits who think the book will still outsell theatrical ticket sales better think twice.

Betty Buckley on Her Life, Career and New Collaboration with T Bone Burnett

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 03.01.2015 | Arts
Jeryl Brunner

By the time she was just 19, Betty Buckley was already a veteran performer singing with a jazz trio at the Casa Del Sol Supper Club in her native Fort Worth. At 15, she had made her professional debut playing Dainty June in Gypsy.

First Nighter: Encores! Irma La Douce Isn't So Sweet

David Finkle | Posted 07.10.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

What Irma La Douce really is is rampant idiocy, for which there may be no excuse but for which there may be a wacky rationale having to do with national tastes.

On Being Mary Poppins' Daughter

Emma Walton Hamilton | Posted 07.09.2014 | Parents
Emma Walton Hamilton

On the eve of Mother's Day, I'd like to acknowledge the un-surprising and un-sensational fact that my Mom is an even better egg than the world imagines her to be.

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: a Look at the Top Musicals of All Time

Bushra Alvi | Posted 06.28.2014 | Entertainment
Bushra Alvi

Musicals have always been popular with viewers of all ages for their interesting stories, amazing lyrics and the lasting impact they create. Many musi...

Everything You Love About The Sound of Music Is a Lie

Sarah Beauchamp | Posted 05.25.2014 | Comedy
Sarah Beauchamp

Here are 6 not-so-fun facts about the reality behind the von Trapp family.

A Black Sea Cruise Picks Up Where the Olympics Leave Off

Peter Mandel | Posted 04.20.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

You can keep your inland towns that rise up over farms or crouch beside a busy river. Give me a city that turns its face to the sea. I like looking o...

Spilled Milk: Why Julie Andrews Is Better Than Ritalin

William Lucas Walker | Posted 02.22.2014 | Comedy
William Lucas Walker

Julie Andrews calms me. She just does. Talks me down, orders my thoughts when I get rattled. And I get rattled a lot during these hellish days Julie so warmly and merrily refers to as "the holiday season."

Victoria Summer: Practically Perfect in Saving Mr. Banks

Chuck Mirarchi | Posted 02.13.2014 | Entertainment
Chuck Mirarchi

Portraying Julie Andrews, who won the 1965 Academy Award for Best Actress, to virtually spit-spot accuracy, is actress Victoria Summer.

Julie Andrews Skipped 'The Sound Of Music Live!'

AP | MIKE CIDONI LENNOX | Posted 12.10.2013 | TV

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — More than 18 million television viewers watched Carrie Underwood perform the role of Maria last week in NBC's "The Sound of M...

Oh Joyous Day! Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke Reunite At 'Saving Mr. Banks' Premiere

Posted 12.10.2013 | Celebrity

Can you say supercalifragilisticexpialidocious? Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, who famously played Mary Poppins and Bert in the 1964 Disney film ...

A Pair of Pitch Perfect Productions

George Heymont | Posted 02.08.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Earlier this year, two plays by two of Britain's most beloved playwrights were presented within a block and a half of each other in downtown San Francisco.

About NBC's 'Daunting' Sound Of Music'...

Posted 11.15.2013 | TV

Julie Andrews, the star of the 1965 classic "The Sound of Music," isn't fazed by NBC's new live production of the classic musical starring Carrie Unde...

Saving Mr. Banks Singalong at The Four Seasons

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Disney scores again! First it was multi-Oscar winning Mary Poppins, now Saving Mr. Banks, a biopic of Mary Poppins writer P. L. Travers. In the person...

Impossible Dreams

George Heymont | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

While it's possible that those who aspire to less enjoy life more, I have no doubt that every generation of humanity has had its ass kicked by reality.