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  • John Williams and Steven Spielberg mark 40 years of collaboration

    John Williams and Steven Spielberg mark 40 years of collaboration
    The quietest room in Hollywood may be the office where John Williams composes. In a bungalow on the Universal Studios lot, steps from the production company of his most frequent collaborator, director Steven Spielberg, Williams works alone at a 90-year-...
  • It's still music to Dan Wallin's ears

    It's still music to Dan Wallin's ears
    Just before noon on a clear fall day, the Newman stage on the 20th Century Fox lot is alive with bright lights, hovering microphones and a full 105-piece orchestra. It's one of the final scoring sessions for "Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol,"...
  • Fred Steiner dies at 88; Hollywood composer created 'Perry Mason' theme

    Television and film music composer Fred Steiner, creator of the bold and gritty theme for the "Perry Mason" TV series and one of the composers of the Oscar-nominated score for "The Color Purple," has died. He was 88. Steiner died of natural causes...
  • Music review: L.A. Phil provides PST with 'The Hollywood Sound'

     
    Mark Swed reviews the Los Angeles Philharmonic's contribution to the Pacific Standard Time with a concert of classic Hollywood film music conducted by Thomas Wilkins....
  • Clifton's Cafeteria to host Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, 'Chinatown'

     
    The iconic Clifton's Cafeteria, which is in the beginning stages of a renovation, will play host to a screening of "Chinatown," which will also feature a performance by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson....
  • Los Angeles Philharmonic announces 2011-12 season [updated]

     
    The Los Angeles Philharmonic announces it ambitious 2011-12 season with music director Gustavo Dudamel...
  • Randy Newman on writing songs about pigs: 'It probably hurt my chances for a hit'

     
    When we last left off with Randy Newman, he was musing about the fact that Barry Levinson's "Avalon" was clearly about a Jewish family, but in the movie, the family was played by actors like Aidan Quinn, who were decidedly......
  • Trivia

    Trivia
    Denise Crosby was originally cast to play Counselor Troi, and Marina Sirtis was cast as a security chief named Lt. Macha Hernandez. Shortly before filming the pilot, the two switched roles and the security chief's name was changed to Lt. Natasha Yar. ----...
  • On Theater: A new, vital 'Our Town'

    On Theater: A new, vital 'Our Town'
    Can a play written in 1938 about rural life in the early 20th century — and staged by virtually every high school and collegiate drama department ever since — speak to 21st century audiences with relevancy and immediacy? If the play is...
  • 'Ernest Bloch and Eric Zeisl: Fifty Years Later' honors L.A.'s Jewish artists

    'Ernest Bloch and Eric Zeisl: Fifty Years Later' honors L.A.'s Jewish artists
    Classical composer Eric Zeisl had a tough time living in mid-20th century Los Angeles. The somber, heavy-browed Austrian, who left Nazi-dominated Europe in 1938, stated that the two things he hated most in this world were Hitler and the sun. He was...
  • Leonard Slatkin cancels Disney Hall appearances for December

     
    Leonard Slatkin isn't in the clear yet as far as his health is concerned. Earlier this month, the conductor experienced a heart attack while conducting a concert in the Netherlands. According to a report, he felt chest pains while on......
  • Music review: L.A. Phil's West Coast, Left Coast festival goes Hollywood

     
    Sooner or later, California musicians, and especially Southern Californians, must come to terms with Hollywood. Some embrace it artistically. Others sell their souls to the studio devil. There are those who dream of a stroll down the Academy Awards aisle....