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Sound of Music

The Joy of Theater & the Joy of 'Bright Star'

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.24.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

I feel compelled to write about the amazing theatrical experience I had watching Bright Star at the Cort this Tuesday. But first a little introduction...

Teaching Your Child About Jesus With the Help of a Nun

Lis Luwia | Posted 06.01.2016 | Parents
Lis Luwia

What do you imagine the life of a nun looks like? As a child, you might have imagined the lifestyle of a cloistered nun to be similar to Julie Andrews' whimsical life in the abbey in the Sound of Music. Basically, your definition of a cloistered nun would include a lot of praying, singing, and helping each other out.

This Gaga-'Sound Of Music' Mashup Will Release Your Inner Theater Queen

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 02.24.2016 | Entertainment

How do you solve a problem like Maria Lady Gaga? Well, you stage a mashup featuring songs like "Paparazzi," "Edge of Glory" and "Bad Romance" perfor...

The Colors & Natural Beauty of Salzburgerland

Renee Blodgett | Posted 02.02.2016 | Travel
Renee Blodgett

No, Salzburgerland is not a made-up name from some childhood fairy tale, but the region that includes the historical city of Salzburg Austria.

Salzburg on the Heals of the Sound of Music's 50th Anniversary

Renee Blodgett | Posted 02.01.2016 | Travel
Renee Blodgett

Chances are fairly high for those of you over 35, that you've not only heard of The Sound of Music but grew up watching it with your family

Rick Steves' European Christmas: Austria

Rick Steves | Posted 12.21.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

The festive swirl of heartwarming sights, sounds, and smells of Christmas abound in the land where the season's most-loved carol, "Silent Night," was first performed over 200 years ago: Austria.

How Do You Solve a Problem Like the Donald?

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.05.2015 | Entertainment
Chris Weigant

It seems to me there are four basic strategies the other nine Republicans on the stage have to choose from: ignore Trump, outdo Trump, attack Trump or agree with Trump.

On Nothing Particularly Dignified or Newsworthy

Yara Zgheib | Posted 05.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Yara Zgheib

Hugh Grant once said in a movie that whenever his character got gloomy with the state of the world, he thought about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Air...

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...

Love Letter to the Sound of Music: Happy Anniversary

Brenda Peterson | Posted 04.14.2015 | Entertainment
Brenda Peterson

Looking for a Valentine's Day card in the supermarket, I instead snapped up the new Time/Life magazine's glossy anniversary edition of "The Sound of Music: 50 Years Later, the Hills Are Still Alive."

These Are A Few Of Politicians' Favorite Things

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics

The holidays are here, and after a crazy year of news, we're hoping to end on a high note. Politicians looking to do the same might take a cue from...

Lauryn Hill Releases 'Black Rage' Recording In Light Of Events In Ferguson

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 08.25.2014 | Black Voices

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Lauryn Hill was performing her song "Black Rage" long before the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, began, but it'...

The 'Seinfeld' Reunion You Forgot About

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.01.2014 | Entertainment

Yada, yada, yada, this is how you celebrate an anniversary. Back in 2000, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Jerry Seinfeld had a mini "Seinfeld" reunion when...

'It's A Wonderful Life' Gets Bumped So 'Sound Of Music' Can Air Again

Posted 01.25.2014 | TV

Looking forward to sitting down with a glass of eggnog and tuning in to watch "It's A Wonderful Life" this Saturday? NBC has other plans for you. ...

Fox News Coverage of Nelson Mandela's Death Falls Short

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 02.09.2014 | Media
Joan E. Dowlin

I found out about Nelson Mandela's passing when I turned on "Politics Nation with Al Sharpton" Thursday night. The whole program was appropriately de...

Who Would The Real Von Trapps Cast As Maria?

Posted 12.09.2013 | TV

Turns out, the real Von Trapp family wasn't so hot on the idea of Carrie Underwood playing Maria in "The Sound of Music Live!" Myles von Trapp Derb...

Twitter Explodes Over 'Sound Of Music' Live

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 12.06.2013 | TV

It's no secret that "The Sound Of Music Live!" was a huge success on Thursday night. The three hour special -- starring Stephen Moyer and Carrie U...

'Sound Of Music Live!' Ratings Are RIDICULOUS

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 12.06.2013 | TV

The ratings are in for NBC's much-hyped "The Sound of Music Live!" broadcast. Despite the hate-watchers and snarky tweets, the network's three-hour...

The Sound of Music Live Starring Audra McDonald. Yes, AUDRA!

Peter Mac | Posted 02.05.2014 | TV
Peter Mac

Well, I just finished watching The Sound Of Music: LIVE. I'm on the West Coast and in summation: the hills are certainly still alive. (Unfortunately in one respect there is way too much "wood.") Sit back, please. This is not brief.

How 'The Sound Of Music Live!' Came To Life

Posted 12.05.2013 | TV

Tonight's the night. The highly anticipated "The Sound of Music Live!" finally debuts on NBC. The three-hour live event has been written about exte...

MSNBC Host Sings 'Sound Of Music' And It Is CRAAZY

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 12.05.2013 | Media

As every good and decent person knows, NBC is airing a live production of "The Sound of Music" on Thursday night. And, because corporate news networks...

This Is What Happened To The Original 'Sound Of Music' Cast

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

Forty-eight years after the original "Sound Of Music" hit the big screen, Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer are getting ready to step into some prett...

Stream 'Sound Of Music Live!' Soundtrack Now

Posted 12.03.2013 | TV

Oh, you haven't even seen NBC's "Sound of Music Live!" because it hasn't aired yet? No worries. Just listen to the entire soundtrack on Spotify while ...

Jessica Goodman

Stephen Moyer Isn't Paying Attention To Critics

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Goodman | Posted 11.26.2013 | TV

Stephen Moyer doesn't really remember the first time he saw "The Sound of Music," but since his first childhood viewing he's seen it "f--king hundreds...

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...