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The Sound of Music

Keeping America Safe By Altering Our Favorite Films

Domenick Scudera | Posted 11.20.2015 | Gay 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 10.26.2015 | 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 10.22.2015 | 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 08.19.2015 | 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 08.12.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


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

Shoshana Greenberg | Posted 06.26.2015 | 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 06.09.2015 | 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 06.03.2015 | 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 05.27.2015 | 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.

The Hills Are Dead With the Sound of Hatred

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot of Tuesday's star-crossed Germanwings Airbus flight, allowed the aircraft to float and flutter above the Alps for a reported eight to 10 minutes before he crashed the plane into the French mountainside.

How Captain Von Trapp Chose Who to Marry on 'The Sound of Music!'

Stephanie D. Lewis | Posted 05.10.2015 | Comedy
Stephanie D. Lewis

There's been a recent discovery of a never seen before authentic "Pros and Cons" list inside the props box from the movie set. It's an actual chart that Captain Von Trapp made to help him decide which woman he should marry and become the new mother of his 7 children. Let's peek, shall we?

The Truth About The 'Sound Of Music' Family

Posted 03.05.2015 | Celebrity

"Everyone thinks the Sound of Music was exactly the way things happened, and of course it wasn't because there had to be artistic licence," says Johan...

Lady Gaga, The Oscars, and "Haters"

Lev Raphael | Posted 04.26.2015 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

Why has it become impossible to express an opinion about a performer without being personally (and illogically) attacked? Why do fans take that opinion so personally themselves and feel they have to slam the writer?

Lady Gaga: The Anti-Niche

Jeffrey Shaw | Posted 02.23.2015 | Entertainment
Jeffrey Shaw

She represents the freedom available to all of us to be who we are, take a stand for what we believe and deliver our message across a variety of mediums. Gaga is representative of what I refer to as The New Renaissance.

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...

The Biggest 50th Anniversaries In 2015

Pat Gallagher | Posted 03.24.2015 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

We thought we would bring you some memories of an historical event that took place in 1965 which made a long overdue difference in the civil rights of all human beings, as well as pop culture events that will bring on the awww factor (cuteness alert).

XO Jane It Happened to Me: My First Crush Joined the Austrian Nazi Party By Liesl von Trapp

Sam Johnson | Posted 12.21.2014 | Comedy
Sam Johnson

So there I was 16 -- going on 17 -- looking for someone to take care of me, when all of a sudden I met Rolph.

Forbidden Love in Salzburg, Austria

Betsy Talbot | Posted 08.23.2014 | Travel
Betsy Talbot

We left Salzburg with the reminder that "no" isn't a final answer when it comes to love, thanks to Archbishop Wolf Dietrich and Salome Alt. Creative couples will always find a way to be together, and passionate people will always find a way to continue their life's work.

Matthew Jacobs

Things All Movie Musicals Need To Succeed | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 06.23.2014 | Entertainment

We're in the thick of a movie-musical renaissance. Ignited by the success of "Moulin Rouge!" and "Chicago" in the early 2000s, we've seen a steady wav...

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: a Look at the Top Musicals of All Time

Bushra Alvi | Posted 06.28.2014 | Entertainment
Bushra Alvi

Musicals have always been popular with viewers of all ages for their interesting stories, amazing lyrics and the lasting impact they create. Many musi...

First Nighter: Mary Martin Let Down in Inventing Mary Martin

David Finkle | Posted 06.27.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Somehow it should seem appropriate that Inventing Mary Martin is as corny as Kansas in August. But the kind of corniness prevalent in conceiver-writer Stephen Cole's revue, at the York, tributing one of Broadway's great musical comedy leading ladies, is never welcome.

First Nighter: Kathryn Forbes' I Remember Mama Well Remembered

David Finkle | Posted 05.31.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

More than anything the script is presenting a woman's world. With only women on stage, he suggests that families are, possibly more often than not, women's domains. If this is what he has in mind, he realizes his intentions extremely well.

Everything You Love About The Sound of Music Is a Lie

Sarah Beauchamp | Posted 05.25.2014 | Comedy
Sarah Beauchamp

Here are 6 not-so-fun facts about the reality behind the von Trapp family.