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In Pop vs. Pops, an Orchestra Finds Balance to Maintain Its Relevance

Steve Schonberg | Posted 11.14.2014 | Arts
Steve Schonberg

The New York Pops, Photo Credit: Johanna Weber Today, orchestral, jazz, and traditional vocalists are relegated to the sidelines more than ever, and...

Neighborhood Music School Honors Ginny Mancini!

Jay Weston | Posted 11.15.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

All photos by Jay Ginny Mancini was the honoree at the gala event. For several years I have been dating a beautiful woman named Ginny Manci...

Don't Miss The Opera In The Pit

Daron Hagen | Posted 11.03.2014 | Arts
Daron Hagen

The next time you attend the opera, as the lights dim and the orchestra strikes up, why not determine to devote that evening an extra measure of attention to the opera going on in the pit?

Lauren Bacall, Too ...

John Mauceri | Posted 10.15.2014 | Arts
John Mauceri

Inadvertent angels come in many sizes and shapes. They are not always angels of mercy, and -- as many can attest -- Lauren Bacall was no Mother Teresa. And yet there was at least one lesson to be learned from knowing her a little.

My Favorite Year: The Pop Culture Peak That Was 1984

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Thirty years ago! Scary! Yet inspiring. (Certainly most millennials I encounter are ripping off that era as fast as their iPad-laden hands can grab.) For your pleasure and edification, I was there (and then), and I reflect.

Star Wars Endures: May the 4th Be With You. Always.

Edward Headington | Posted 07.08.2014 | Los Angeles
Edward Headington

The French have accused Hollywood -- and the United States by extension -- of culture imperialism from time to time but let's face it. You just can't keep good 'ol American pop culture in the armoire anymore.

The Force Is With This 'Star Wars' Day Playlist

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 05.02.2014 | Entertainment

Sunday, May 4, is "Star Wars" Day (aka May the Fourth Be With You), which means it's as good a time as any to listen to the film's iconic John William...

Lights, Camera, Music!

Leonard Slatkin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Leonard Slatkin

It would seem that after decades of derision, film scores are finally beginning to take their place as true descendants of opera, and they are now appreciated by not only film fans but concertgoers as well.

See The Very First 'Star Wars' Trailer Ever Released

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 10.11.2013 | Entertainment

It seems like every day brings another headline about "Star Wars: Episode VII." We're inundated with rumor after rumor and tidbit after tidbit about J...

Familiar Face Back For More 'Star Wars'

Posted 07.27.2013 | Entertainment

The new "Star Wars" trilogy is gaining another familiar face in John Williams, who composed the scores for all six of the saga's previous entries. Fol...

What would Roger Ebert Think?

Leonard Slatkin | Posted 08.17.2013 | Entertainment
Leonard Slatkin

How times have changed. Superman is no longer in the title. The campy mild-mannered reporter is nowhere to be found.

Key Figure Returning For 'Star Wars' Sequel

Posted 05.01.2013 | Entertainment

It's hard to imagine "Star Wars" being "Star Wars" without John Williams' iconic score. Which is probably why J.J. Abrams is hoping that Williams, now...

John Williams Says Goodbye to WGN, Chicago on The Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 03.04.2013 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

John Williams is a hero of mine. And a good friend, so I kind of hope he doesn't see that I just called him a hero, because that will embarrass him. He just left WGN Radio, and Chicago is for the worse.

WATCH: Harlem Globetrotter's Dunk DESTROYS The Backboard

The Huffington Post | Kavitha A. Davidson | Posted 01.30.2013 | Sports

When you take a college basketball dunk contest finalist and put him in a Harlem Globetrotters uniform, you're likely to get at least one ridiculous h...

Who's Your Favorite Living Composer?

John Mauceri | Posted 11.13.2012 | Arts
John Mauceri

After some prying, we got to an answer. I then asked why this was such a tough question, and why, say, if I had asked this same question 100 years before, there would have been an avalanche of answers.

AFI Fest Review: Lincoln

Tony Bartolone | Posted 01.13.2013 | Entertainment
Tony Bartolone

Lincoln's major achievement is the creation of the grand world in which Lincoln exists in balance with the quiet, tender internal struggle he endured. The films confronts issues of freedom we debate to this day.

'We Need To See Stronger, Sustained Improvement In The Labor Market'

Reuters | Posted 12.15.2012 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 15 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve is looking for a steeper decline and stronger economic growth before it will stop its lat...

Six Picks for This Week From the Family Savvy

Sarah Bowman | Posted 10.22.2012 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

Only two more weekends until summer is officially over. Here's how to make the most of every moment.

Deconstructing Dad: An Anxiety of Influence

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.12.2012 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Perusing a photo of his father in a boat on his honeymoon, smile wide and happy, in his documentary Deconstructing Dad, noted film editor and director Stan Warnow says ruefully, I never saw him this way.

Organ Made Of Legos Plays Star Wars Theme?!

Posted 04.16.2012 | Arts

We're just going to come out and say it: We found an organ made out of 20,000 Legos that plays the Star Wars theme song, which we first saw over at Wi...

Newlyweds Meets Thriller: Conversations With Edward Burns & PT Walkley, Plus a This Is The Now Video Exclusive and Free Download

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.01.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I love making movies and of course, you want to reach as wide an audience as you can, but I would never not do it. I've had plenty of movies that bombed, but I still loved those experiences."

John Williams Turns 80

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 02.08.2012 | Home

Happy birthday, John Williams! The iconic film composer, best known for his work on "Star Wars," "Indiana Jones," "Harry Potter," and has been in the ...

"Great Snakes!" The Adventures of Tintin Premières at AFI Fest

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 01.14.2012 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Hollywood went Euro last week, in celebration of The Adventures of Tintin, the long-awaited motion-picture adaptation of the classic adventure comic series by late Belgian artist Hergé.

John Williams Makes Movie Music Come Alive

Danny Groner | Posted 12.26.2011 | New York
Danny Groner

Great music in cinema is often most powerful when it's subtle and in the background. John Williams has made a career out of it, working with some of the best directors in Hollywood.

From Conan The Barbarian to 300, Watchmen, Rob Zombie and Beyond: Chatting With Film Composer Tyler Bates

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.09.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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