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1 hr ago |

Hockey fans give Paul McCartney huge welcome in Chicago

Paul McCartney's concert at United Center in Chicago July 9 had an interesting local twist during his usual reading of signs written by the fans, according to Kit O'Toole, who attended the show.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Paul McCartney, Yellow Submarine, Animation Movies, Comedy Movies, Family, Adventure, Pop/Rock, The Beatles, Fargo, ND

5 hrs ago | MacLeans

Lee Grant's memoir 'a gutsy tale, told with naked honesty'

Across a circuitous career that spans eight decades, actress Lee Grant has worked with a who's who of Hollywood luminaries, stretching from Kirk Douglas to Warren Beatty.


Related Topix: Film Noir, Detective Story, Peyton Place, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Soap Opera, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Comedy Movies, Shampoo, In the Heat of the Night, Mystery Movies, Valley of the Dolls, Lee Grant

9 hrs ago |

Songs of the Time: Richard Linklater on the Music of Boyhood

Think back: to your first high-school dance, to the first time a parent spoke to you like an adult, to the summer it seemed like your friendships would last forever, to getting in the car to drive away after your heart had just been broken.


Related Topix: Short, Waking Life, Animation Movies, Drama Movies, Richard Linklater, Family of the Year

10 hrs ago |

Gus Van Sant Rumored to Take Over for Shane Black on 'Death Note'

It's been over three years since Iron Man 3 director Shane Black was attached to direct an adaptation of the popular Japanese manga Death Note .


Related Topix: Iron Man 3, Psycho, Last Days, Crime Movies, Horror Movies, Drama Movies, Thriller, Life, Hobbies, Anime and Manga

12 hrs ago |

Animator brings memories of Beatles cartoons and 'Yellow Submarine' to show

Ron Campbell, who directed the legendary Saturday morning cartoon show "The Beatles " that aired on ABC from 1965 through 1969 and was an animator on the Beatles film "Yellow Submarine," told Beatles Examiner it's amazing that the 1967 film is loved by so many almost 50 years later.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Beatles, Children TV, Animated TV, Entertainment, Television, Yellow Submarine, Animation Movies, Comedy Movies, Family, Adventure, John Lennon

16 hrs ago | The Daily Republic

HA1 4sker DA1 4's ambitious legacy lives on as 'Zen Arcade' turns 30

In 1984, three of that area's most prominent artists of the day released career-defining work in a four-month period: R&B/funk legend Prince served "Purple Rain," hardcore punk trio Husker Du dropped "Zen Arcade" and The Replacements issued "Let it Be."


Related Topix: Husker Du, Punk, Purple Rain, Drama Movies, Prince, Pop-Funk, Black Entertainment, Pop/Rock, The Replacements, St. Paul, MN

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Houston Chronicle

Adam Lambert keeps Queen rocking in Houston

If there were any qualms from Houston fans Wednesday night about Adam Lambert slipping into the studded leather of the late, great Freddie Mercury - they were silenced when the "American Idol" finalist lent his swooping vocals to "Fat Bottomed Girls."


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Queen, We Are the Champions, Freddie Mercury


A Midsummer Night's Dream

Stolen hearts are all the rage. Director Tony Simotes, with a genial stroke of genius, has stolen all our hearts as he transplants Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" into New Orleans in the heart of its own jazz age.


Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Drama Movies, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Theater, New Orleans, Jazz

KRRQ-FM Lafayette

Usher to Perform at 2014 MTV Video Music Awards

The network has announced that the singer will join pop singer Ariana Grande and Australian pop-punk band 5 Seconds of Summer among the performers at the annual event, airing from the Forum in Inglewood, California on Sunday, August 24 at 9 p.m ET/PT.


Related Topix: MTV Video Music Awards, Pop/Rock, Ariana Grande, Inglewood, CA


Marilyn Monroe Fans Recreate Iconic Wedding

Hardcore Marilyn Monroe fans Erika and Robbie finally scratched their "Seven Year Itch" at San Francisco City Hall, the place where America's greatest sweetheart married Joe DiMaggio exactly 60 years before.


Related Topix: Wedding, Comedy Movies, Thriller, Crime Movies, Musical Movies, Celebrities, Vocal, Marilyn Monroe

Rock Hall's Common Ground exhibit focuses on music festival history

From festival veterans to those who never plan to spend a day with thousands of live music lovers as they endure hot temperatures or rainstorms, there's something for you at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum 's exhibit, "Common Ground: The Music Festival Experience," which runs through Jan. 31, 2015.


Related Topix: Jazz, Common Ground, Live Aid

Stax Records Musical in the Works from Producer Stuart Benjamin; Eyeing 2016 Broadway Premiere?

Billboard reports that Grammy-winning producer Stuart Benjamin , along with Concord Music Group, is developing a new musical based on the Stax Records music label, with book by Matthew Benjamin and sights on a 2016 Broadway bow.


Related Topix: Ray, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Short, Comedy Movies, Blues, Black Entertainment, Ray Charles

The Austin Chronicle

Willie Nelson

"Well, it seems that I've been here before/ So if this means that there is more bring it on."


Related Topix: Willie Nelson, Country, Beer for My Horses, Red Headed Stranger, Western, Drama Movies, Lonestar, Music, Entertainment

Wed Jul 09, 2014

'Extant' premiere: Why did Halle Berry say yes to a TV show? One big name reason.

The Oscar-winning actress stars in the executive producer's home-screen latest project as CBS debuts the sci-fi thriller series "Extant" Wednesday .


Related Topix: Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, Drama Movies, Monster's Ball, Biography Movies, Celebrities, Halle Berry, Science / Technology, Space

Seattle Times

Musical based on Queen’s music will rock you

Campy, flamboyant, tuneful and abundantly creative, the British hard-rock band led by singer Freddie Mercury formed in the early '70s and recorded one of the decade's rock masterpieces, the 1976 album "A Night at the Opera," and its signature song, "Bohemian Rhapsody" - as well as more than two dozen other hits before Mercury's death in 1991.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Queen, We Are the Champions, Freddie Mercury

WXLO-FM Worcester

5 Seconds of Summer to Perform at MTV VMAs

Last week, Ariana Grande revealed she'll be performing at next month's MTV Video Music Awards.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Ariana Grande, MTV Video Music Awards, Inglewood, CA

KLIQ-FM Hastings

Halle Berry's New TV Drama "Extant" Premieres Wednesday

Halle Berry returns to TV in a new drama premiering on CBS Wednesday night. The Oscar winner stars in Extant, which is executive produced by Steven Spielberg.


Related Topix: Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Celebrities, Halle Berry, Science / Technology, Space, Comedy, Soap Opera

Mansfield Chad

Hairspray the musical hits all the high notes

Around 50 students at All Saints Catholic Academy backcombed their bee-hives and coiffured their quiffs for the high-energy show which is set in Baltimore in 1962.


Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Hairspray, Musical Movies, Drama Movies

Boise Weekly

Outdoor Music and Movies, and Military in the Museum

If you came of age in the 1990s, Modest Mouse isn't just a band: It's a totem. The Issaquah, Wash.-based band released its first album, This is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Talk About , in 1996 .


Related Topix: Modest Mouse, Pop/Rock, Comedy Movies, Crime Movies, Adventure, O Brother, Where Art Thou?

The Township Journal

The New Gene Krupa Orchestra to feature original Krupa arrangements

Although groomed to be a priest by his devout parents, audiences can celebrate the fact that legendary drummer Gene Krupa found a different calling.


Related Topix: The Gene Krupa Story, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Gene Krupa, Jazz, The Orchestra, Big-Band, Hackettstown, NJ, Entertainment