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  • Folk Music Legend Pete Seeger Dies at 94

    Folk singer Pete Seeger, who established the music as an expression of community, conscience and social justice during a career that spanned eight decades, has died. He was 94. Perhaps more than any performer, Seeger was instrumental in popularizing...
  • Pete Seeger, Key Folk Singer to the Masses, Dies at 94

    Folk singer Pete Seeger, who established the music as an expression of community, conscience and social justice during a career that spanned eight decades, died Monday night at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where he had been for six days. He was 94....
  • New releases of old recordings prove newer is not always better

     New releases of old recordings prove newer is not always better
    If the volume of new music available daily from around the world weren't enough, a whole other equally vast pool of sounds in 2013 actively competed for ears and dollars: those resurrected from eras past. Archival recordings — a combination of...
  • National Film Registry adds 'Mary Poppins,' 'Pulp Fiction,' 'Roger & Me'

    National Film Registry adds 'Mary Poppins,' 'Pulp Fiction,' 'Roger & Me'
    A beloved musical about a magical nanny, an epic about the first astronauts, a silent film with a Native American cast and a sci-fi thriller loosely based on Shakespeare's "The Tempest" are among the 25 motion pictures to join the National Film Registry...
  • Vince Guaraldi's 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' score is a gift

    Vince Guaraldi's 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' score is a gift
    The greatest of all holiday specials, "A Charlie Brown Christmas," is on ABC at 8 tonight [Thursday]. (It's also available to stream free via Hulu.) Last year, I wrote about its music, which is some of my favorite music of all time. Unable to restate it...
  • Mobile carriers and FCC reach deal to allow smartphone unlocking

    Mobile carriers and FCC reach deal to allow smartphone unlocking
    The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission said a deal has been reached between the agency and mobile carriers that will make smartphone unlocking legal. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said the agreement will ensure customers are allowed to...
  • Hachette dominates audiobook Grammy nominations

    Hachette dominates audiobook Grammy nominations
    When the Grammy nominations by the likes of Taylor Swift and Daft Punk were celebrated, in the quiet Spoken Word category, one publisher dominated: Hachette. Hachette took three out of five nominations, with one each going to Simon & Schuster and...
  • Martin Scorsese to Be Feted by Art Directors Guild

    Martin Scorsese will receive the Cinematic Imagery Award at the 18th annual Art Directors Guild's Excellence in Production Design Awards on Feb. 8, the org announced on Thursday. The kudofest, set to take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, will be hosted...
  • Miley Cyrus 'Proud' to be influencing young girls

    "LORD, how did we get ourselves into this kind of rat race celebration. What would Jesus do? Certainly, not own a charge card. It has dawned on me that Christmas is coming and I cannot ignore it!" This was the late governor of Texas, Ann Richards,...
  • Martin Scorsese Honors Scandinavian Cinema in Marrakech

    Nicolas Winding Refn ("Only God Forgives"), Mads Mikkelsen ("The Hunt"), Noomi Rapace ("The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo"), Lisa Langseth ("Hotell"), Susanne Bier ("In A Better World"), Bille August ("Pelle the Conqueror"), Tobias Lindholm ("A Hijacking")...
  • 'American Hustle' wows N.Y. critics; silent movies fade away

    'American Hustle' wows N.Y. critics; silent movies fade away
    After the coffee. Before digging out some sweaters. The Skinny: You know you are getting old when you don't have the energy for cocktail parties anymore. Of course, the whole getting up at 5:30 a.m to do this may have something to do with my lack of...
  • Library of Congress study sees troubling loss of silent feature films

    Library of Congress study sees troubling loss of silent feature films
    A new study by the Library of Congress reveals some disquieting facts about the country's early film heritage. Of the nearly 11,000 silent feature films that were produced and distributed in the United States from 1912 to 1929, the report says, only 3,...