Monthly Archives: September 2012
“The caged bird sings with a fearful trill
of things unknown but longed for still
and his tune is heard on the distant hill
Andy Williams’ smooth voice and casual style turned the songs he sang into timeless classics and made him one of America’s top pop singers. As host of his own weekly variety series, “The Andy Williams Show,” he helped put both established and emerging talent in front of American audiences. Williams was the first host of the live GRAMMY Awards telecast and hosted the show for seven consecutive years, beginning with the 13th Annual GRAMMY Awards in March 1971, at the Hollywood Palladium. The entertainment industry has lost a giant piece of its living history today, but Williams’ legacy will forever be enshrined in the annals of music and television. Our deepest condolences go out to his family, friends, and all who will miss this American treasure.
The Recording Academy
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a 60th anniversary screening of “Limelight,” Charlie Chaplin’s final masterpiece, on Wednesday, October 3, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Presented as an installment of the Jack Oakie Celebration of Comedy in Film, the evening will welcome co-stars Claire Bloom and Norman Lloyd, who will discuss their work with Chaplin and the influence he had on their distinguished careers.
“Limelight” offers a poignant portrait of the music halls where Chaplin, one of the screen’s first comedic geniuses, developed his craft. Produced just before Chaplin’s re-entry permit to the United States was revoked during his travels abroad, the film is a bittersweet time capsule, reflecting the mindset of an artist whose world was changing around him.
Featuring Bloom in what was only her second film, “Limelight” is a tender and often humorous love story that revels in the details of life on the stage. A brief, but tantalizing, scene between Chaplin and his closest comedic rival, Buster Keaton, is yet another facet of the film’s charm. Read the rest of this entry
While recording his major label debut album, Hunter Hayes clashed occasionally with his studio musicians. Problem is, they were all named Hunter Hayes.
On his self-titled project, released last October on Atlantic Records, the artist, then just 20 years old, not only co-produced with Dann Huff but also sang every note and played every instrument. That included accordion, bass, bouzouki, Hohner Clavinet, drums, Fender Rhodes, guitars (acoustic, 12-string acoustic, baritone, electric, slide, resonator and steel), Hammond B-3, loops, mandocello, mandolin, piano, sitar, synthesizer and Wurlitzer.
This is not common practice. “I’ve never heard of it done in Country at all,” Huff admitted. Read the rest of this entry
The Academy is hosting an October-long celebration of classic horror films in honor of “Universal’s Legacy of Horror”- part of the studio’s year-long 100th anniversary celebration.
“The Bride of Frankenstein ” (1935) and “Dracula ” (1931)
Tuesday, October 2, at 7:30 p.m.
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills
Hosted by writer-director Guillermo del Toro
Del Toro, a true aficionado of the horror-genre will host the kick-off screening celebrating the studio that defined “horror films. ” The Academy will screen newly restored prints from Universal.
“The Man Who Laughs ” (1928)
Monday, October 8, at 7:30 p.m.
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills
Special guests scheduled include producer Chris Weitz, grandson of producer, Paul Kohner. This rarely screened silent horror feature stars Conrad Veidt and Mary Philbin. Read the rest of this entry
RICARDO ARJONA, BEBE, CHICO BUARQUE, CHOCQUIBTOWN, JESSE & JOY, JUANES, CARLA MORRISON, REIK, ARTURO SANDOVAL, AND CAETANO VELOSO, GILBERTO GIL & IVETE SANGALO ALL VIE FOR ALBUM OF THE YEAR AT THE XIII ANNUAL LATIN GRAMMY AWARDS®, NOV. 15, LIVE ON UNIVISION
Nominations Once Again Reflect a Diverse Blend of Established and Rising Talent from Across the Latin Music World, and This Year Include 10 Nominees in Each of the Four General Categories
German Pérez has been named the official artist of the XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards® (http://www.latingrammy.com), it was announced today by The Latin Recording Academy®. Pérez’s artwork will be proudly used as the official image for the world’s premier Latin music event and will grace the cover of the XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards invitation, show tickets, poster, program book, and other important applications. The commissioned artwork was unveiled today in Los Angeles at a press conference, announcing this year’s Latin GRAMMY nominations. For breaking news and exclusive content, join the organization’s social networks as a Twitter follower at http://www.twitter.com/latingrammys, and Facebook fan at http://www.facebook.com/latingrammys.
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Movie fans can soon vie for seats at the most glamorous spot on Hollywood Boulevard, Oscar’s Red Carpet.
Beginning on Monday, September 24, at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT fans from around the world may enter online for a random drawing for bleacher seats along the 85th Academy Awards red carpet.
There are only 700 seats available on the 500-foot-long walkway that leads into the DolbyTM Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®. Those who are selected will watch and cheer Oscar nominees, presenters and other ceremony guests as they arrive at the 85th Academy Awards on Sunday, February 24, 2013. In addition to seats, winners of the Oscar Fan Experience will be invited to watch the Academy Awards® at a nearby theatre and will receive a fan gift bag.
written and directed Randy Johnson
in the Kreeger
September 28 – November 4, 2012
“If you never got the chance to see Joplin live … this feels as close as you’re going to get.” – The Oregonian
With a voice like whiskey and a laugh like pure joy, Janis Joplin took the music scene by storm. Simultaneously rough and vulnerable, Joplin was dubbed the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, proving music wasn’t just a man’s world anymore. Packed with classics (“Piece of My Heart,” “Summertime,” “Mercedes Benz”) the show also shines the spotlight on trailblazers who influenced Janis like Bessie Smith, Etta James and Aretha Franklin. Now, in a new musical event featuring more than a dozen singers and band members, playwright-director Randy Johnson creates “a compelling portrait of an artist” (Culturemob) through the words, inspiration and music of one of America’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll originals.
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