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  • 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......
  • If you go for a drive with Randy Newman, watch out!

     
    Randy Newman has always had bad luck as a driver. To make matters worse, Newman has never had great vision either -- he endured a number of eye operations as a kid and still wears thick glasses. But when it......
  • Randy Newman on playing Oscar night: 'The academy never goes for any of my trashy ideas'

     
    Randy Newman loves to poor-mouth his salability, since he's written untold hundreds of songs, but the few that have been even minor commercial hits for him were comparatively lightweight items like "Short People" and "I Love L.A." So when it......
  • Randy Newman strips down -- his music -- in 'Songbook Vol. 2' due in May

     
    Randy Newman is delving back into his considerable catalog to reinterpret songs with just his voice and piano in “Randy Newman Songbook Vol. 2,” due May 10. The Grammy winner, who finds out Sunday whether he'll take home an Academy......
  • Mondays Talk Shows

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of May 15 - 21 in PDF format TV listings for the week of May 15 - 21 in PDF format (from latimes.com/entertainment/news/tv) Weekly TV Listings and more can be found......
  • Music and the Tucson shootings

     
    Anyone who has been raised under the sway of a spiritual belief system -- Christian or Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist or pagan -- knows that when a crisis arises, one thing you do is listen for a sound. A still, small......
  • Pop & Hiss goes to the movies: A look at the year's Oscar-contending movie songs

     
    Oscar's best song category sometimes feels like the field that gets no respect. Two years ago, only three songs were nominated, and the prior year much of the music recognized by the academy came from one film, Disney's "Enchanted." And......
  • Unwrapping the music in 'Tangled': It all begins with Joni Mitchell, says Alan Menken

     
    A few moments into "Tangled," a would-be princess breaks into song. Yet there's no orchestra and no singing squirrels, and "When Will My Life Begin?" is many moons removed from the typical grand, sweeping musical prologue that serves as curtain-raiser.......
  • Theater review: 'Harps and Angels' at the Mark Taper Forum

     
    Randy Newman fans won’t find much to object to in “Harps and Angels,” the new revue starring semi-hits and arty tunes by L.A.’s favorite songwriting son. (That designation is unavoidable when you live and work here and write the city’s......
  • Apatow gets funny (mostly) for McSweeney's and 826LA

     
    Judd Apatow has edited an anthology titled "I Found This Funny," coming out Nov. 1, which benefits 826 National. It's kind of a funny humor anthology because some of its stories aren't funny at all. Yes, it includes pieces by......
  • ‘Sons of Anarchy’s' Katey Sagal talks about her other life, as a singer

     
    While Gemma was falling to the pavement from a heart attack, the actress who portrays her was soulfilly singing over the melodrama. We caught up with "Sons of Anarchy" star Katey Sagal to talk about her double life as a......