Archive for the ‘MUSIC’ Category

Beyond the Marquee: The Web-Series – Episode 62: CATS Cast & Crew Interviews

The longest running and most popular musicals of all time, CATS is now playing at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts in La Mirada, California. Resident Junior Reporter Lindalee Rose jumped at the chance last week to visit the local production of the Tony award-winning show. In-between rehearsals she sat down and interviewed the show’s […]

FREE STUFF FRIDAY – Win a Pair of Tickets to the Southern Californian Musical Production of “CATS”

It’s FREE STUFF “GOOD FRIDAY” and we’ve got a chance for you to win a pair of tickets to see one of the longest running and most popular musicals of all time, CATS! LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & MC COY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT present the fourth production in its 2013-1014 season of shows […]

The MUPPETS MOST WANTED Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (CD Review)

Finally, it’s here, today comes the cure you’ve been waiting for, for getting the song “Let it Go” from Disney’ FROZEN out of your head! It’s the motion picture soundtrack for Disney’s MUPPETS MOST WANTED available from Walt Disney Records. The new movie takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand […]

“YOUR HOLLYWOOD PRO” A Cool New Site for People Trying to Break into the Entertainment Biz

Each year, many young hopefuls pack up their bags and travel across the country, sometimes even across the world to follow their dream of breaking into Showbiz. With the allure of the rich Television and Movie history that Hollywood has had for over 100 years, where else would one come to pursue the chance of […]

BACK TO THE FUTURE’s “Johnny B. Goode” Studio Guitar Headed to Auction in March!

Up for auction next month is a phenomenal piece of music & movie history – the studio guitar which was used for two iconic scenes in the first Back to the Future movie: the opening scene of Back to the Future when Marty tries Doc’s amplifier and guitar, only to be literally blown away by the speaker; and […]

GREAT SCOTT!!! Back to the Future: The Musical is Headed to a Stage in London!

We just got an email from our good friend, Bob Gale, the co-creator/writer/producer of the Back to the Future trilogy, who let us in on some HEAVY News! For years, fans have heard rumors and stories of potential plans for a 4th installment or even a reboot of the hit film series that starred Michael […]

Sing-Along with the Songs of Disney’s FROZEN!

More than 2000 theaters nationwide are staged to showcase the all-new sing-along version of Disney’s Oscar®-nominated, Golden Globe®-winning big-screen adventure “Frozen,” beginning Jan. 31, 2014. But if you can’t wait another minute, check out the video above for a sneak peek of the fun. On-screen lyrics and a magical bouncing snowflake will accompany select showings; […]

THOR: THE DARK WORLD (Soundtrack Review & Other Marvel Musical Missives)

There’s no better day to review the soundtrack for Thor: The Dark World than Thor’s Day, A.K.A. Thursday, A.K.A. today.  The Asgardian’s first foray into film was the 2011 adaptation of the Marvel comics version of the Norse myth, a robust noble epic that made the inevitable sequel something to look forward to.  Its score […]

ABC to Air “Lady Gaga & The Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular” on Thanksgiving Night

On Thanksgiving night, November 28 (9:30-11:00 p.m., ET), the ABC Television Network will air the 90-minute special, “Lady Gaga & The Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular.” The broadcast offers an avant-garde twist on the classic holiday variety show as Lady Gaga goes backstage with The Muppets, making a performance dream come true for the multi-platinum singer songwriter […]

Lindalee Takes to the Purple Carpet of the HUB Network’s First Annual HALLOWEEN BASH – Beyond the Marquee: The Web-Series (Ep.56)

Tomorrow night on The HUB Network will be the premiere of the channel’s First Annual “Halloween Bash”. The special will be hosted by Kenan Thompson (“Saturday Night Live”), along with Halloween expert and media mogul Martha Stewart and a panel of celebrity judges.The “Halloween Bash” also includes celebrity presenters, a Nationwide costume contest and chart-topping musical performances from singer Cody […]

Steve Sansweet’s STAR WARS Collection Makes the 2014 Guiness Book of World Records!

There are Star Wars fans, then there are BIG Star Wars fans! And there’s a good chance that those big fans have a huge collection of toys, collectibles and memorabilia. But  only one can make the coveted Guiness Book of World Records for the largest Star Wars memorabilia collection. Well now it’s official who the […]

Journey Back to Mos Eisley Spaceport for Karoke Night with Lando Calrissian

If you’re a fan of Karaoke night in your town, you know that it draws all sorts of characters. Well The Nerdist has just released a video (and Making of vide0) of what could be the greatest Karaoke night in the galaxy! The Nerdist himself;  Chris Hardwick and a colorful cast of some of your […]

Film Composer John Williams Discusses His Score for LINCOLN This Sunday on KUSC Radio

Fans of film composer John Williams may want to set their weekend calendars to tune into Classical KUSC Radio at 10:00PM PST this Sunday, April 28th. Williams will be featured on “The Record Shelf with Jim Svedja” to discuss his most recent score for Steven Spielberg’s, Lincoln. Lincoln marked John Williams’ 48th Oscar nomination and […]

Varese Sarabande 35th Anniversary Film Music Concert

For film music fans living in the Southern California area, a phenomenal treat of a concert is set for May 11th at the Golden State Pops Orchestra located in San Pedro.  Varese Sarabande, a record label notable for producing many phenomenal film soundtrack albums throughout the years, celebrates its 35th Anniversary with a concert featuring […]

OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL SCORE (Soundtrack Review)

    The blockbuster Disney film Oz: The Great and Powerful personifies the heyday of Hollywood blockbustery with every element — special effects, costumes, camera angles, performances.  The musical score is no different.  For more on the film, check out this film review.  For more on the score, read on. Tweet

Darth Vader Confronts J.J. Abrams about Directing Star Wars Episode VII in this Mock-Musical

The imaginative, creative and Broadway bound brothers over at AVByte are at it again and have a great new musical video this week starring JJ Abrams and Darth Vader as they get ready for Star Wars Episode 7 (with the Disney Princesses)!  Tweet

A BRIEF RETURN TO MONKEE BUSINESS

Last year I had the pleasure of seeing The Monkees at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles.  It was their 45th anniversary tour (2011). Mickey, Davy and Peter (sans Michael Nesmith).  The concert was just about perfect.  It was a beautiful warm August evening, clear skies and the guys were in top form.  The show […]

George Lucas, Bob Iger and Kathleen Kennedy discuss the future of Star Wars movies

With the latest announcement of the Walt Disney Company acquiring Lucasfilm Ltd, the global entertainment company founded by George Lucas and the home of the legendary “Star Wars” franchise, one may wonder what the hell was Geoorge Lucas was thinking? Well in this video posted today at Star Wars.com, George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy discuss the […]

WOW!!! BIG News! The Walt Disney Company to acquire Lucasfilm Ltd for $4.05 Billion.

Two of the greatest “forces” in the Entertainment Universe have united!!! Continuing its strategy of delivering exceptional creative content to audiences around the world, The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) has agreed to acquire Lucasfilm Ltd. in a stock and cash transaction.  Lucasfilm is 100% owned by Lucasfilm Chairman and Founder, George Lucas. Under the terms […]

The History of Madame Tussauds Celebrity Wax Museum

Last week we reported that E.T. was being honored with it’s own likeness for the Madame Tussauds wax museums. Now for a space-alien as well as a celebrity, having a wax figure of their likeness created by the team at Madame Tussauds is a sign that they’ve made it into the mainstream. It wasn’t always that way, […]

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