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

Xaque Gruber | Posted 07.02.2014 | 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?