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Heitor Pereira's Music for 'Minions'

Nell Minow | Posted 07.02.2015 | Entertainment
Nell Minow

If you had a Minion of your own to take home, which one would you pick? "Bob. I tend to go for more the heart. Kevin is more like the mind, right? I like Bob because of his charm."

Downton Abbey, Grantchester and Beyond: Q&A With Composer John Lunn

Xaque Gruber | Posted 05.21.2015 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

If you want a spectacular score to accompany your British drama series, then look no further than John Lunn, the maestro behind the music for Grantchester, Little Dorrit, The White Queen, Shetland and Downton Abbey.

New Music Review: Soundtrack to America's Favorite Racing Video Game AG Drive

Brandi Andres | Posted 05.12.2015 | Arts
Brandi Andres

For those unfamiliar with the world of gaming, it may come as a shock to learn that video game soundtracks are actually a thing.

When I Think About 17

Noelle Newby | Posted 04.12.2015 | Women
Noelle Newby

Seventeen was a rite of passage. Not yet on our own, but full of force, promise and independence, ensconced in a still-present safety net of support. Friendship was abundant, fierce and fiery. Disappointments permeated, but fun prevailed. When else in our lives do all of these forces converge with such fervor?

Birdman and Why Antonio Sanchez Deserves an Oscar Nomination

Ari Sadowitz | Posted 03.07.2015 | Entertainment
Ari Sadowitz

Films are evolving thanks to visionary artists -- seems like just yesterday Dorothy was stunned by technicolor. Time for the Academy to dust off their bones and realize it.

Catching Up With Wendy & Lisa Upon Winning ASCAP's Inaugural Shirley Walker Award

Xaque Gruber | Posted 09.01.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Wendy Melvoin & Lisa Coleman have always been hard to put in a nutshell - in fact, I can't think of a duo whose musical path through the entertainment...

The 10 Most Memorable Movie Songs

Robert Price | Posted 07.29.2014 | Entertainment
Robert Price

These 10 songs will be forever connected to the joyous, frightening and heart-tugging images of the films they appeared in.

Q & A With All Is Lost's Golden Globe Nominated Composer, Alex Ebert

Xaque Gruber | Posted 03.11.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

As a fan of Ebert and his bands, I was intrigued and picked up a copy of the soundtrack at Los Angeles' Amoeba Music. I knew it was going to be good, but this soundtrack exceeded my expectations -- a truly mesmerizing work.

Musical-Cinematographic Soups for Hungry Easy Listeners

Ombretta Di Dio | Posted 10.30.2013 | Arts
Ombretta Di Dio

From "Pretty in Pink" by The Psychedelic Furs, to "In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel -- these songs are responsible for at least a good 80 percent of my delusions, high hopes and questions about existence (John Cusack with a boom box on his head, anyone?)

The Soundtrack Of My Life

Lois Alter Mark | Posted 03.20.2013 | Fifty
Lois Alter Mark

Songs bring back memories to me more vividly than photos ever have. In many ways, my iPod is my scrapbook. Pictures may show me I was there, but songs make me remember what it felt like.

A Conversation With the Abbot: RZA on Kung-Fu, Directing and Music

Gideon Resnick | Posted 03.05.2013 | Entertainment
Gideon Resnick

At 43, RZA has crafted a unique spot in the world of hip-hop, a prolific producer with an idiosyncratic worldview influenced by the disparate cultures of rap and Kung fu.

The Challenge of Moving Away From the Standard Studio Album

James Walsh | Posted 11.26.2012 | Entertainment
James Walsh

Instead of just having the skill to collect a number of songs that create a great soundtrack, a step beyond that is actually writing material based on the book or screenplay story itself.

Between Bombay and Brooklyn: The Bollywood Remake Project

Zachary Stockill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Zachary Stockill

This album packs a sonic punch that can, and will move audiences from Bombay to Brooklyn and everywhere in between in search of "new sensations."

First Nighter: Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine "Passion" Gives Passion a Bad Name

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Passion is a depiction of romantic obsession and the subtly destructive ends to which romantic obsession can lead -- all of it outfitted with somber, totally humorless Sondheim songs.

WATCH: JAZZ ON FILM: Wynton Marsalis Scores 'Louis," Plus Five Great Jazz Scores

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Can't say he didn't focus on the music... Filmmaker Dan Pritzker's latest effort, Louis, is loosely based on the childhood of jazz legend Louis Armstr...

Dancing With My Shelf: A Case For Book Soundtracks

Peter Bognanni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Peter Bognanni

As it turns out, authors have been playing around with this direct intersection of music and literature for quite some time.

An Instant Film: "Porno Music"

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
John Wellington Ennis

What happens when porno music follows you wherever you go?