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Bonding Before Spectre: Thunderball at 50

William Bradley | Posted 10.07.2015 | Home
William Bradley

The latest Bond extravaganza will be upon us in just a few weeks. Following on the massive commercial and critical success of the 50th anniversary Bond film, 2012's Skyfall, the new film promises to tie the previous three films of the Daniel Craig incarnation of the timeless British superspy into the sort of continuity seldom seen in the venerable franchise.

The 20 Greatest Movie Songs Robbed of Oscar Nominations

Xaque Gruber | Posted 04.24.2015 | Home
Xaque Gruber

Fifty years ago, Shirley Bassey's Goldfinger, arguably the greatest James Bond theme of all, and one of the most explosive musical compositions in the history of cinema missed winning the Academy Award for Best Song -- in fact, it missed a nomination altogether.

What Now? Sad Songs, Standards and Sweet Sixteens

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.24.2014 | Home
Michael Sigman

Sam Cooke's lament -- "Another Saturday night and I ain't got nobody" -- summed up my social situation after, for reasons known only to my unconscious. I'd blown the Sweet 16 by ignoring my friendly good-looking date in favor of a sarcastic snob at the next table.

The Freshest Thing on the Oscars: A 76-Year-Old Singing a 50-Year-Old Song

Jim David | Posted 04.28.2013 | Home
Jim David

The orchestra hit some of the most recognizable notes in film history, the opening theme from Goldfinger, shafts of gold light spread across the stage and a shadow rose from the floor that turned out to be Dame Shirley Bassey, the song's originator and, forever, its owner.

The Oscars: How the Women Saved the Show From Spiraling Downward

Greg Archer | Posted 02.25.2013 | Home
Greg Archer

Sunday night's Oscars telecast proved one thing: perhaps women should be running the show -- figuratively and otherwise.

Who Won Oscars Night?

The Huffington Post | Erin Clements | Posted 02.25.2013 | Home

The Oscar-night suspense is over; we finally know who took top honors at the 2013 Academy Awards. But now it's time to consider who really won the nig...

PHOTOS: Pop Music Power Belters

Posted 10.28.2012 | Home

The art of singing involves various assets that are vital not only in the recording studio, but also during live performances. Not to mention the imp...

A Triumphant Journey: Sir Billi Travels From Scotland to Sonoma

Ellen Sterling | Posted 04.23.2012 | Home
Ellen Sterling

Finally completed, Tessa and Sascha Hartmann's movie, Sir Billi, made its international debut at the Sonoma International Film Festival this month.

Shirley Bassey Biopic In Development

indieWire | Posted 10.06.2011 | Home

Dame Shirley Bassey, the songstress maybe best known for recording the theme songs to a number of early James Bond films like Goldfinger, Diamonds Are...

Dog Ears Music: Love and the Alternative

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week, we feature music by Bobby Womack, The Rolling Stones, Wilco, Chet Baker and more.

Rainforest Foundation Celebrates 21st Anniversary With Carnegie Hall Benefit Concert

Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michelle Edgar

Sting and his wife Trudie Styler gathered together alongside other legendary music icons across generations Thursday night for the annual Rainforest F...

Rainforest Fund Benefit Concert (VIDEO): Journey's 'Don't Stop Belivin'' Sung By Sting, Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, Deborah Harry, Shirley Bassey

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

It sounds more like a bizarre dream than reality, but concert-goers at Carnegie Hall can attest to the fact that it really happened. On Thursday, Bru...

Another '60s Anniversary: The Ur-Action Blockbuster Goldfinger

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
William Bradley

Though Goldfinger looks almost sedate compared to today's jittery, mashed-up action pictures, editor Peter Hunt's work 45 years ago, emphasizing fast hard cuts, was an innovation.