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The Sound of Music

An Un-Holiday Holiday Movie Guide

Jane L. Rosen | Posted 12.20.2016 | Entertainment
Jane L. Rosen

It's that time of year again! The hap-happiest time when the scent of fresh cut pine trees overrides the less savory odors of the city and everyone se...

Love Trumps Hate For Over 50 Years

Lisa McElroy | Posted 11.15.2016 | Politics
Lisa McElroy

This week, I've been thinking a lot about the concept of "Love Trumps Hate." And that means, as it so often does when I'm thinking about love, that I've been thinking about my parents.

24 Hours in Salzburg

Valerie Frankel | Posted 10.25.2016 | Travel
Valerie Frankel

Salzburg: The home of 146,00 Austrians, and a stop-over for 3,000,000 tourists each year. That's a 1:200 ratio. It's like Cape Cod in August for Salzb...

Behind the "Music": "The Radicalization of Rolfe" Gets a Second Coming at NYC Fringe Encore Series

Jed Ryan | Posted 09.12.2016 | Entertainment
Jed Ryan

Andrew Bergh's The Radicalization of Rolfe was one of the works being premiered at the 2016 New York International Fringe Festival this past August. ...

A Few Of My Favorite Things

Steven Shehori | Posted 10.01.2016 | Comedy
Steven Shehori

Maybe this is just me, but you know that sense of disillusionment you get when you come to the realization that you have less in common with a singing...

Rogers & Hammerstien's 'The Sound Of Music' Set For Run at The Fisher Theatre in Detroit, Hometown Cast Member Teri Hansen Talks Of The Musical's Relevance

Kelly Frazier | Posted 05.09.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

(Photo Credit: Matthew Murphy) The Sound Of Music has been one of the most beloved musicals in history. With Julie Andrews being the famous face of ...

The Hills Are Alive -- With the Sound of Climate Resistance!

Ginny Sassaman | Posted 04.27.2016 | Green
Ginny Sassaman

For our granddaughter Madeleine's fourth birthday, my husband gave her a Sound of Music DVD. She was pleased enough, but when we sat down to watch th...

Can Captain Von Trapp's Marriage To Maria Be Saved?

Stephanie D. Lewis | Posted 03.29.2016 | Comedy
Stephanie D. Lewis

Therapist: Before we begin I want to stress that anything we discuss remains in the strictest of confidence and will not be spoken outside of this roo...

Climb Every Mountain

Lisa McElroy | Posted 03.18.2016 | Entertainment
Lisa McElroy

Lately, my friends have been telling me that, when I'm dealing with something hard, I retreat into a little world of my own. I'm hard to reach there, ...

Discovery of Egypt's Boy Pharaoh: No Ifs ands or Tuts

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 03.07.2016 | Education
Randee Mia Berman

Tired of red carpets, awards shows, insulting debates, boring Town Halls and droning political pundits? Check out the newest incarnation of the Egyptian boy wonder at The Discovery of King Tut exhibit.

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

The Sound of Music and Feeding Refugees

William Lambers | Posted 12.26.2016 | Impact
William Lambers

CARE was a charity created to feed the hungry in Europe. People in the United States would buy CARE packages of food and they would be delivered to a hungry family overseas. The von Trapp family were among those who helped by purchasing these life-saving parcels.

NBC Eases on Down the Road

Marc Berman | Posted 12.03.2016 | Entertainment
Marc Berman

Given the sizable audience flocking to the small screen for NBC's "The Sound of Music Live" with Carrie Underwood in 2013 (not to mention the premium advertising rates charged by the network), it is no surprise we have a live production of "The Wiz" tonight (and also on NBC).

Keeping America Safe By Altering Our Favorite Films

Domenick Scudera | Posted 11.20.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

To make America safer, here are some of the Republican suggestions for alternative endings to America's favorite films.

Pergola Madness!

Steven Shehori | Posted 10.26.2016 | Comedy
Steven Shehori

Given the iconic stature bestowed upon The Sound of Music, I have taken it upon myself to compile a brief list of reasons as to why I feel that I, not Rolf, should have been the guy fortunate enough to prance around the gazebo with fair Liesl.

Ranking Maria Von Trapp's Favorite Things By Ability To Make You Not Feel So Bad

Elizabeth Logan | Posted 10.22.2016 | Comedy
Elizabeth Logan

When the dog bites, or the bee stings, or I'm feeling sad, Maria has a number of solutions. But not all favorite things are created equal. Here, we rank them from least to most helpful in a tough situation.

First Nighter: Philip Ridley's Mercury Fur Has a Dyspeptic Future

David Finkle | Posted 08.19.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

Fiction set in the future never seems to have nailed it right when the actual future rolls around.

Withering Heights

Marcia Liss | Posted 08.12.2016 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Favorite Things: The Sound of Music Film Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary in Salzburg

Shoshana Greenberg | Posted 06.24.2016 | Arts
Shoshana Greenberg

As a child, you most likely sang "Do-Re-Mi" or maybe even "My Favorite Things." And chances are you watched the film version of The Sound of Music, an adaptation of the 1959 Broadway musical about a nun-in-training who becomes a governess to seven motherless children in an Austria about to enter World War II.

Laura Bell Bundy: Another Piece of Me

Brittany Hodak | Posted 06.09.2016 | Entertainment
Brittany Hodak

For Laura Bell Bundy, a wait that felt like a lifetime is finally over. After more than five years, Another Piece of Me, the much-anticipated follow-up to her major-label debut album, is finally in stores.

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...

The 10 Best On-Screen Biking Outfits to Copy This Summer

Bianca Heyward | Posted 05.25.2016 | Style
Bianca Heyward

Memorial Day weekend signaled the beginning of Citi Bike season in New York City, and everyone wants to look their best with the breeze blowing through their hair. After months of dark stationary indoor cycling, it's time to get back out there.

Marni Nixon: The Voice of Beloved Movie Musicals Reflects on 'The Sound of Music'

Steve Schonberg | Posted 05.31.2015 | Entertainment
Steve Schonberg

I gave Nixon (85) a call to chat and reflect, now more than 50 years later, on the magic that created some of the most cherished movies of all time.

Turner Classic Film Festival Celebrates All Aspects of Hollywood History

Jim Hill | Posted 05.26.2015 | 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.