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The first words in Abbas Kiarostami's sinuous and beguiling new drama are "I'm not lying to you," and they're a lie. There'll be more equivocation and feints, more quietly disorienting shifts as the Tokyo-set story's events play out among an unlikely...
Andy Williams' signature hit song from the early 1960s was no accident of timing. Audrey Hepburn sang it first in the 1961 film "Breakfast at Tiffany's," and it was nominated for an Oscar. But when the producers of the Academy Awards show asked...
Tags: Holidays, Entertainment, Audrey Hepburn, Linda Ronstadt, Music
Composer and lyricist Richard Adler, who ruled Broadway for a few glorious years in the 1950s when he co-wrote the scores to "The Pajama Game" and "Damn Yankees," two of the most popular American musicals, died Thursday at his home in Southampton, N.Y. He...
Pop & HissClassic-film fans know all about Frank Capra’s 1941 political treatise “Meet John Doe.” Soon, music lovers will have the chance to “Meet Joe Smith,” and in the process get a little closer to dozens of the most important...
Etta James, the earthy blues and R&B singer whose anguished vocals convinced generations of listeners that she would rather go blind than see her love leave, then communicated her joy upon finding that love at last, died Friday. She was 73. She died at...
Culture MonsterListen to some of the best examples of Christmas carols....
24 Frames"The Rolling Stones on the Ed Sullivan Show," "The Grateful Dead Movie," "Aki Kaurismaki's Leningrad Cowboys" prove that DVDs are not just for stories, they can capture and convey all manner of musical performance....
Pop & HissPaul McCartney has released a new album of cover songs called "Kisses on the Bottom." For Times pop music critic Randall Roberts, the question to ponder is no longer "Is Paul dead?," but rather, "Is Paul retired?"...
Pop & HissIn putting together this overview of the five-decade career of Diana Ross, who this Saturday will be presented with a lifetime achievement award by the Recording Academy, her first-ever Grammy, the goal was to speak to people across disciplines and...
ROBERT C. PIERPOINT CBS News correspondent covered six presidents Robert C. Pierpoint, 86, a CBS News correspondent who covered six presidents, the Korean War, the Kennedy assassination and the Iranian hostage crisis in a career that spanned more than...
Russell Garcia, an arranger, composer and conductor who was an influential figure in the West Coast music scene during the 1950s and '60s and whose work in Hollywood included writing the score for the 1960 science-fiction classic "The Time Machine," has...
Tags: Music Industry, Entertainment, England, Judy Garland, Music
24 FramesAnother tale from "The Gangster Squad": Who really owned Slapsy Maxie's nightclub?...
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