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The Baltimore SunA little extra bit of Baltimore made its way onto "Dancing with the Stars" last night, thanks to Stevie Wonder. When the Motown recording legend appeared onstage to play a beautiful, pared-down version of his 1969 hit "My Cherie Amour," he accompanied...
It looks a little bit like a body board, and it does ride the waves — sound waves, that is. Meet the harpejji, a fretted string instrument invented and built in the Baltimore area. Coldplay bought one. A.R. Rahman, who composed the score to...
** (out of four) Close the nominations. Contest over. The worst musical score of 2012 goes to “People Like Us,” which delivers such manipulative twinkle-twinkle-jangle-string-section compositions that even the few moments of this melodrama...
Pop & HissLiz Phair is working on a new album. "My fantasy is that this comes out on Matador," she says, referring to the independent that released her first three albums, including the career-defining "Exile in Guyville." Liz Phair resurfaces with music on the...
Theater producers love turning movies into musicals, and the energetic, Oscar-winning “Slumdog Millionaire” looks like a good candidate for a screen-to-stage makeover. But after years of negotiations proved fruitless, a planned London...
On a recent summer day at the Paramount lot, the five members of the group SuperHeavy played along to a recording of their first single, "Miracle Worker," as a camera crane swooped over an assembled crowd of a few hundred and the music boomed. Onstage...
Culture MonsterTrue to its name, the Hollywood Bowl has made a specialty of showcasing music from the movies. "Given our location and history, it's a natural for us," says Arvind Manocha, chief operating officer of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Assn. It's......
Culture MonsterIn a Hollywood Bowl weekend dominated by film scores, the Los Angeles Philharmonic turned from “West Side Story” on Friday and Saturday to a Sunday program that could have been titled “East Side Story,” music from India culminating...
Gold Derby• Pete Hammond has the scoop on the possibility of the animated feature Oscar race expanding this year. As he reports, "the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences sent out a reminder confirming the 5 PM PT November 1st deadline for 2010 Best...
Industrial rockers, country songwriting veterans, India's soundtrack guru — the Oscar nominees in the music categories this year are as eclectic as an iPod on shuffle. Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor, nominated for original score for "The...
Frankly My Dear - Orlando SentinelA Long list of past Oscar winners, nominees and just plain movie stars are on tap for Sunday's night's Oscarcast. Mandy Moore's singing her song from “Tangled,” Gwyneth Paltrow will deliver “Country Strong” one last time. Jeff...
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