Jun 8, 2013
Behind the Candelabra - review
Liberace was a fabulously rich, self-created midwesterner, the child of humble immigrant parents known for his extravagant lifestyle and vulgar tastes, as well as his worship of the American dream and the mystery in which he was wrapped.
Music Review: Lang Lang - The Chopin Album
If, like me, your earliest image of Frdric Chopin comes from Hollywood's A Song to Remember . If the first thing the composer's name suggests is a handsome young man seated at a grand piano on a series of concert stages growing paler and sicker as he plays, wiping the sweat from his brow, and eventually coughing up that one ominous spot of blood on the piano keys, the gorgeous music he was playing has likely embedded itself in the depths of your psyche just as it has in mine.
OrlandoSentinel.com - ENTERTAINMENT
'Dragon Seed' takes award for creepiness
My never-ending quest to see every Oscar-nominated performance since time began most recently led me to the 1944 film "Dragon Seed," based on a Pearl Buck novel about clashes between Japanese invaders and Chinese villagers during the 1930s and '40s. It's pretty awful and pretty creepy, on account of there are lots of Americans playing Chinese, even ...