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  • Live review: Works Progress Administration at Largo at the Coronet

     
    The low-key supergroup moves effortlessly through folk, rock, pop, country and soul selections in a satisfying sampler of the octet's self-titled debut album and some evocative covers. Judging by the looks of things, the band onstage Monday night at...
  • Randy Newman musical to debut at Mark Taper Forum in 2010

     
    Songwriter Randy Newman -- who has penned music for countless films, including "Toy Story" and "Monsters, Inc." -- will have a new musical premiered at the Mark Taper Forum in November 2010. "Harps and Angels" will feature songs previously written......
  • Flashback Friday: Was L.A. ever more cool than in the 1960s?

     
    I've been revisiting the swinging '60s in recent days, working on an upcoming post about what Hollywood was like four decades ago when the "Easy Riders, Raging Bulls" generation took over the movie business. But the records that came out......
  • Jerry Zaks to direct new Randy Newman musical at Mark Taper Forum

     
    Four-time Tony winner Jerry Zaks is coming to Los Angeles where he will collaborate with Oscar-winning composer Randy Newman on a new musical production. Zaks, who has worked in stage and film productions throughout his lengthy career, is confirmed as.......
  • Monster Mash: V&A Museum's new wing; Kelsey Grammer confirmed for Broadway; Miami Art Museum's interim leader

     
    -- New and expensive: The Victoria and Albert Museum in London has unveiled a new multimillion-dollar wing devoted to medieval and Renaissance works. (The Guardian) -- Break a leg: As predicted, Kelsey Grammer is confirmed to star in the Broadway......
  • Music review: L.A. Phil's West Coast, Left Coast festival goes Hollywood

     
    Sooner or later, California musicians, and especially Southern Californians, must come to terms with Hollywood. Some embrace it artistically. Others sell their souls to the studio devil. There are those who dream of a stroll down the Academy Awards aisle....
  • Pop & Hiss goes to the movies: Randy Newman explores the sounds of New Orleans for 'The Princess and the Frog'

     
    Since working on 1995's "Toy Story," composer-songwriter Randy Newman has become something of a Disney veteran. He's also quick to point out that one doesn't write for an animated film looking for creative freedom. "You're a collaborator, but you're also....
  • Leona Lewis, Paul McCartney and Kate Hudson: The Golden Globes guide to music

     
    Give the Hollywood Foreign Press this much: They can at least find five songs worthy of a nomination. The Globes, when it came to best original song, largely stayed mainstream, passing up selections from Mary J. Blige ("Precious: Based on......
  • Can 'Avatar' sweep the Oscars? Expect up to nine nominations

     
    "Avatar" has already won over film critics, fan boys and many Hollywood awards, scoring best-picture nominations from the Golden Globes and Critics Choice Movie Awards. But how will "Avatar" fare at the Oscars? My guess is that "Avatar" can score up to...
  • Movie soundtracks of 2009

     
    We take a look at some of the year's most prominent soundtracks and scores. "Avatar" James Cameron's "Avatar" succeeds in introducing filmgoers to a new world; James Horner's score follows the filmmaker's lead. It's mood-setting music, at times full of......
  • Hans Zimmer on his ‘Sherlock Holmes’ score: ‘Real life takes place in pubs'

     
    Before Hans Zimmer even began work on Guy Ritchie’s take on “Sherlock Holmes,” the film was loaded with Zimmer music. As he was about to embark on the seven-month project that would be composing and conducting the score for the......