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  • Needed: A web site where I can look up a movie with just a vague description of its plot

    04/02/2012 6:22:55 PM PDT · by Sarah · 47 replies
    Vanity ^ | 04/02/2012 | Vanity
    I have been looking for ages for the titles for two movies, and I only have a vague memory of the basic premise or plot: One: a small town, where the sheriff (or mayor) and the whole town are so crooked that they bet on anything, and they end up betting the who treasury on the results of a fight that they go to more and more ridiculous ends to cheat and win. (the word 'dog' in the title?) Two: An old B/W movie where a man and his lover scheme to drive his wife crazy, setting up horrible scenes...
  • Will Adele sing the next James Bond theme?

    04/02/2012 4:27:12 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 21 replies
    Rumors have been floating for quite some time that Adele will record the theme song for the next James Bond movie, "Skyfall" (out in theaters Nov. 9). Now the Grammy-winning singer has all but confirmed this, as she recently revealed in an interview that she'll have a new single out by year's end — but we'll have to wait awhile longer for a full album.
  • Atlas Shrugged Part 2 Begins Principal Photography

    04/02/2012 8:32:03 AM PDT · by Carlucci · 35 replies
    Official Atlas Shrugged Movie Blog ^ | April 2, 2012 | Scott DeSapio
    Atlas Shrugged Part 2 Fully Cast with Shooting to Begin Today (Beverly Hills, CA) - April 2nd, 2012 - Either-Or Productions announced today that the film adaptation of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, Part 2, “Either Or” has been fully cast and principal photography has begun. Based on Ayn Rand’s (Feb. 2 1905 - Mar. 6 1982) 1957 novel, ATLAS SHRUGGED PART II: EITHER OR is set in a near future dystopian United States with a global economy on the brink of collapse and brilliant creators, from artists to industrialists, mysteriously disappearing at the hands of the unknown. Starring in the...
  • Marty Allen Interview: ‘Hello Dere’ Comic Is 90 and Still Getting Laughs

    04/01/2012 4:51:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Smashing Interviews Magazine ^ | MARCH 23, 2012 | Melissa Parker
    Legendary comedian Marty Allen was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, found that he enjoyed making people laugh and dreamed about a career in show business. That career has now lasted for over six decades. Allen, known for his signature wild hair and making “Hello dere” household words, volunteered for service in the Air Corps during World War II and received a Soldier’s Medal for his bravery. During the 1950s, he worked as an opening act for stars such as Sarah Vaughan, Eydie Gorme and Nat King Cole. “I’ve worked with almost everybody. I worked with Sinatra, Lena Hornc, Sarah Vaughan, Nat...
  • Make Peace With God

    04/01/2012 7:58:17 AM PDT · by Revski
    Revski's Youtube Classics ^ | 4-1-2012 | Revski
    This is a classic o7jimmy video with scenic views children singing and background sounds of a childhood river (Chepachet River) in Chepachet R.I.!
  • DIRECTV Forced to Remove 24 Tribune Stations

    04/01/2012 5:06:33 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 15 replies ^ | April 1, 2012 | Phillip Swann
    Washington, D.C. (April 1, 2012) -- DIRECTV this morning was forced to remove 23 Tribune-owned local stations and WGN America after the two companies could not reach a new programming agreement. Tribune issued a statement late Saturday night saying the stations would no longer be available after midnight and early this morning the stations had been pulled. (DIRECTV posted an on-screen message on the Tribune-owned CW affiliate in the Washington, D.C. area that said the blackout would be "temporary" and that stations are sometimes pulled for a short time in programming disputes.) “This situation is extremely unfortunate,” Nils Larsen, Tribune...
  • This Week's Movie Selection...Mamma Mia! 2008 (Musical)

    03/31/2012 11:28:26 PM PDT · by Razzz42 · 20 replies
    Wiki ^ | 3.31.2012 | Self
    The casting of actors not noted for their singing abilities led to some mixed reviews. Variety stated that "some stars, especially the bouncy and rejuvenated Streep, seem better suited for musical comedy than others, including Brosnan and Skarsgĺrd."[21] Brosnan, especially, was savaged by many critics: his singing was compared to "a water buffalo" (New York Magazine),[22] "a donkey braying" (The Philadelphia Inquirer)[23] and "a wounded raccoon" (The Miami Herald),[24] and Matt Brunson of Creative Loafing Charlotte said he "looks physically pained choking out the lyrics, as if he's being subjected to a prostate exam just outside of the camera's eye."[25]
  • Saw Three Dog Night tonight.

    03/31/2012 8:47:07 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 113 replies
    03-31-12 | Self
    I saw Three Dog Night tonight and they were AWESOME. Those old timers can still rock. I just wish they did Eli. They did not.
  • Britain's Got Talent - Charlotte and Jonathan

    03/31/2012 6:11:07 PM PDT · by WayneM · 15 replies
    Looks like we may have a winner! Pretty surprising.
  • Rolling Stones vs. Dean Martin: 1964

    03/30/2012 9:02:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 95 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | FRIDAY, 16 MARCH 2012 | RICH KIENZLE
    Today the Rolling Stones are still Rock and Roll and pop culture icons, even as they battle over when (if ever) to do a 50th Anniversary Tour, a situation that may be easing now that Keith Richards apologized to Mick Jagger over remarks Richard made about his bandmate and collaborated in his best-selling 2010 autobiography. Scott Mervis posted a very astute Pop Noise blog entry regarding Bruce Springsteen's recollections of the legendary TAMI Show movie, James Brown's explosive appearance in that film and the Rolling Stones' unenviable task of following the Godfather of Soul. It's also worth noting that nearly...
  • It’s Vogue for the veiled! Turkish fashion magazine created for women who wear headscarves

    03/30/2012 5:25:46 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 01/29/12 | Katie Silver
    It’s Vogue for the veiled! Turkish fashion magazine created for women who wear headscarves By Katie Silver UPDATED: 00:55 GMT, 29 January 2012 A magazine for the modern, fashion-conscious Muslim woman is proving that when it comes to Turkey, you don't need bikinis, breasts and legs to sell issues. Outraged when he saw photos of transsexuals in a magazine, devout Muslim Ibrahim Burak Birer, 31 decided to create a magazine in Istanbul that would contest the ‘diktat of nudity’. With his friend Mehmet Volkan Atay, 32, he created Alâ, a magazine described as the avant-garde of ‘veiled’ fashion. Alâ, which...
  • Jerry Lewis: "Dean Martin Was the Least Appreciated Performer in Show Business"

    03/30/2012 4:42:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 71 replies
    Forbes ^ | 3/17/2012 | Roger Friedman
    Jerry Lewis turned 86 yesterday and got quite a nice birthday party from the Friars Club. Richard Belzer interviewed him last night at the 92nd St. Y, Lewis did a lengthy and hilarious Q&A with the audience, and then Paul Shaffer played “Happy Birthday” to him on the piano with an audience singalong. Veteran comic and actor Jerry Stiller came and sat third row center and even asked a question: “Did you and Dean rehearse your act?”– and he seriously wanted an answer. Jerry joked a lot of his answers, and got lots of applause from an audience that included...
  • The Unseen Message of The Hunger Games

    03/30/2012 6:44:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/30/2012 | William Ward
    Though the liberal media and leftist Hollywood are wrapping themselves in The Hunger Games, the book series' pro-individualism, anti-socialist/communist/totalitarianism message has thus far eluded them -- but the legions of children reading the books are getting the message. When I learned that my teenage sons -- macho young lads, to be sure -- were suddenly captivated by a book series featuring a 16-year-old female protagonist, I was intrigued, to say the least -- intrigued enough to read the books myself. As I progressed through the story, I found myself checking and re-checking the cover several times to make sure the...
  • Man sings ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ in police car after being arrested for public intoxication

    03/30/2012 4:23:31 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 54 replies
    In this hilarious video, a Canadian man arrested for being drunk in public is seen arguing (gently) in front of a squad car police camera. At first, the man denies "having been sort of intoxicated, as you proclaim." After stumbling over his words, he segues into a rendition of Queen's 1975 hit "Bohemian Rhapsody." As in singing the entire song. (He does get a few of the lyrics wrong.) He even attempts an a capella rendition of the song's musical breakdown
  • Writer Naomi Wolf Urges Boycott of Katy Perry Video, Calls it Military Propaganda

    03/29/2012 10:36:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 29, 2012 | Hollie McKay
    Katy Perry transforms herself into a U.S. Marine in her latest power-pop single, "Part of Me," which addresses female empowerment and pays particular tribute to service women. However, at least one media type doesn't support Perry's Marines shout-out. Prominent feminist Naomi Wolf, author of "The Beauty Myth" and one of many who were arrested amid the Occupy Wall Street protests last year, is urging Americans to boycott the singer, labeling her video "a total piece of propaganda for the Marines." "I really want to find out if she was paid by them for making it," Wolf wrote on her Facebook...
  • Lady Gaga Impersonator Wrapped in Caution Tape Gets DUI

    03/29/2012 1:42:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | March 28, 2012 | Gary Taylor
    A self-described Lady Gaga impersonator wore a crime-scene inspired outfit last weekend – even before police accused her of drunk driving. Brittney Kay Harland's attire for the night included yellow-caution tape that was wrapped around her neck, inner thighs and buttocks and glued to her skin. Harland, 27, faces a charge of DUI involving property damage after she was involved in a two-car crash on the Orange Blossom Trail at Long Street in Orlando about 2:45 a.m. Sunday. Harland told officers the other car ran a red light, but a witness said it was Harland who ran the light, according...
  • Jerry Lee Lewis, 76, marries for the seventh time wedding his cousin's ex-wife (trunc)

    03/29/2012 12:50:19 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 20 replies
    He has been married six times before but it seems that Jerry Lee Lewis hasn’t given up on love. The 76-year-old singer-songwriter married his seventh wife Judith Brown earlier this month. The Great Balls of Fire singer said I do with his caregiver in Mississippi on March 9.
  • Alicia Silverstone Pre-Chews Food for Son Bear, 10 Months (video)

    03/29/2012 4:24:51 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 42 replies
    US Weekly ^ | 3/28/2012 | Justin Ravitz
    Alicia Silverstone's baby food tips are for the birds! In a video posted to her website, the 35-year-old actress and vegan demonstrates that her son Bear Blu, 10 months, eats food that she's "pre-chewed" and spits into his mouth. "I just had a delicious breakfast of miso soup, collards and radish steamed and drizzled with flax oil, cast iron mochi with nori wrapped outside, and some grated daikon. Yum!" she wrote on her website The Kind Life. Explains the Clueless star: "I fed Bear the mochi and a tiny bit of veggies from the soup ... from my mouth to...
  • 'Game Of Thrones' Season 2 Trailer: What's Your House Allegiance? [VIDEO]

    03/27/2012 7:00:53 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 29 replies
    With less than a week to go before the two-hour premiere of Season Two of "Game of Thrones" on Sunday, HBO is taking a leaf out of Harry Potter's book and asking fans to "pledge their allegiance" to one of five choices in the battles ahead. Are you a Greyjoy, a Stark, a Lannister, a Baratheon or a Targaryen? With only five days to go before the Season Two premiere of political fantasy epic "Game of Thrones," HBO has aired five new TV spots asking viewers to "pledge their allegiance" to one of the five houses. Watch them all here,...
  • Good news: Nancy Reagan character in new movie to be played by … Jane Fonda

    03/26/2012 8:26:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies · 58+ views
    Hotair ^ | 03/26/2012 | AllahPundit
    Via JWF, a late-evening palate cleanser from your resident eeyoreblogger to send you to bed in a bad mood. I was searching for a joke here but couldn’t think of a precise analog for Hanoi Jane. “Co-starring Rosie O’Donnell as Mamie Eisenhower”? That doesn’t work; hate Rosie all you want, but she never posed for pics sitting on enemy guns. “Co-starring Bill Ayers as the Gipper”? Nah, that’s actually not fair to Fonda. She may have posed for the pics but she never tried to blow anyone up. Ah well. This ingenious bit of stuntcasting makes me as excited to...
  • 'Dreyfus' of the Classical Music World

    03/26/2012 5:50:58 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 4 replies · 9+ views
    The Forward ^ | March 24, 2012 | Benjamin Ivry
    Giacomo Meyerbeer Arrived After Centuries of Anti-Semitism The sudden proliferation of Jewish composers in the mid-19th century was unprecedented in the history of classical music. Until then, Jews had been limited to the role of virtuoso performers, but that all changed when Germany’s two most famous composers were of Jewish origin. These two were Felix Mendelssohn, whose most prominent public manifestation was the oratorio “Elijah” (1846), and Giacomo Meyerbeer (born Jacob Liebmann Beer), the prolific composer of the operas “Robert le diable” (1831), “Les Huguenots” (1836) and “Le prophčte” (1849). David Conway’s “Jewry in Music: Entry to the Profession from...
  • Not everyone’s a fan of ‘Hair’ at Aurora’s Paramount Theatre

    03/26/2012 11:46:41 AM PDT · by Borges · 30 replies · 8+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 3/26/12 | Denise Crosby
    The last curtain had barely fallen before the feedback began pouring in. Tim Rater, executive director of the Paramount Theatre, said that just hours after the opening show for the rock musical “Hair” concluded at the downtown Aurora theater, the emails began arriving. And the phone calls, Facebook posts and verbal comments have continued ever since. A few disgruntled patrons called the play — and the Paramount — “un-American,” “anti-Catholic,” “vulgar,” “smutty” and “grotesque,” Rater said. Some declared the show has no place in Aurora or at the Paramount. There were even a few who left at intermission and did...
  • Comedian Gallagher to retire from live performances

    03/23/2012 9:02:04 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 16 replies · 2+ views
    KOMO News ^ | 3/23/12 | AP
    MARION, Ohio (AP) - The comedian Gallagher says he's had his fill of performing live onstage and is retiring after 32 years. The Los Angeles-based comedian, whose full name is Leo Anthony Gallagher, told an Ohio radio station on Thursday that his retirement plans include posting his writings online and possibly appearing at private parties.
  • Just received a Robo-call from Hank Williams jr

    03/23/2012 5:48:05 PM PDT · by cpray · 14 replies · 2+ views
    Just received a Robo-call from Hank Williams jr asking for support of Rick Santorum in tomorrow's Louisiana vote. I do like me some good ol' Hank tunes every now and then, and I loved how he gave Monday night football the finger. Aww to heck with it, I'm in!
  • Mike Tyson Eyes Broadway With One-Man Show

    03/20/2012 3:07:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    My Fox DC ^ | 03/20/2012
    The Baddest Man on the Planet is dreaming about Broadway. Before his one-man show has even opened in Las Vegas, former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson is already looking to take it to New York, according to TMZ. He will perform "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth -- Live on Stage" at MGM Grand's Hollywood Theatre in Las Vegas from April 13-18, and is waiting to see how ticket sales go before planning a tour. If a tour does go ahead, the Big Apple would be the main stop. According to the report, Tyson has "always wanted to do a show on Broadway,...
  • Becoming Johnny Ramone (Sobriety, glitter, and hard-core Republicanism—the life of unlikeliest punk)

    03/20/2012 2:23:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies · 1+ views
    New York Magazine ^ | Mar 18, 2012 | Johnny Ramone
    SNIP I've always been a Republican, since the 1960 election with Nixon against Kennedy. At that point, I was basically just sick of people sitting there going, “Oh, I like this guy. He’s so good-looking.” I’m thinking, “This is sick. They all like Kennedy because he’s good-looking?” And I started rooting for Nixon just because people thought he wasn’t good-looking. And then by the time Goldwater ran and he starts talking about bombing Vietnam, I said, “This sounds right to me.” I was in favor of bombing the enemy into oblivion. Same as any war: If you want to be...
  • Microsoft seeks patent on monetizing buttons of TV remote (charged for skipping commercials)

    03/20/2012 8:25:24 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 16 replies
    GeekWire ^ | 3/16/12 | Todd Bishop
    How much would you pay to watch a replay of a great play, or skip a bunch of television commercials? And should you have to? Those are a couple of the questions raised by a newly surfaced Microsoft patent application. It’s called “Control-based Content Pricing,” and the basic idea is dynamic pricing of video content, based on the preferences of the user at any given moment — essentially setting different prices for different functions of the TV remote. Here’s an excerpt from the filing. For example, if a user initiates a navigation control input to advance past (e.g., skip over)...
  • Herman Cain filling in for Neal Boortz today - 3/20/12

    03/20/2012 7:11:07 AM PDT · by redinIllinois · 3 replies
  • ERKEL?? It CAN'T be!

    03/20/2012 6:45:48 AM PDT · by patriot08 · 33 replies · 1+ views
    vanity | 3/21/12 | Patriot08
    Erkel? Is that you? It can't be. But it is. (Please copy and paste above to see video of Erkel dancing to the lovely classic, 'The Way You Look Tonignt'. Sorry, don't know how to make the link 'live'- but you're GOT to see this!!) Jaleel White, who won America's hearts back in the 90's as nerdy Steve Urkel, (and is very familiar to us here on FR) hit the floor with such a sparkling foxtrot that he scooped two coveted 9s, and an 8 for the first time ever for a first dance on Dancing With The Stars....
  • Geek Uber Cool Video of Sweet Home Alabama played on Tesla coils !

    03/18/2012 7:12:56 PM PDT · by tophat9000 · 27 replies
  • Rare pipe organ may be dismantled for parts

    03/18/2012 5:44:57 PM PDT · by iowamark · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Mason City Globe-Gazette ^ | March 13, 2012 | DEB NICKLAY
    A rare pipe organ, manufactured in Mason City over 100 years ago, may soon have its “glorious sound” forever silenced. An effort conducted over the past two years to sell the instrument — the price today is $1 — has failed, said the Rev. Martha Rogers of Christ Episcopal Church in Cedar Rapids, where the organ is housed. “We certainly want to see it preserved,” Rogers said. “It’s playable; it’s been maintained. “But unless someone comes forward in the next couple of weeks or so, the organ will be dismantled and sold for parts.” The instrument is only one of...
  • ELO- Roll Over Beethoven!!!!!!!

    03/16/2012 8:30:54 PM PDT · by Krankor · 56 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/16/2012 | Krankor
    I love this song- especially Lynne's riff at the beginning!
  • Green Green Grass Of Home

    03/16/2012 9:40:28 AM PDT · by Revski · 12 replies
    Green Green Grass Of Home - Elvis Presley - Cover with playback by Harry Schwandt!
  • DirecTV Pursues Ka-band for 'Ultra HDTV'

    03/15/2012 4:40:42 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 25 replies ^ | March 15, 2012 | Julie Griffin
    At the 2012 Satellite Convention which took place in Washington D.C. this week, Philip Goswitz of DirecTV (News - Alert) announced that, “4,000 and 8,000-line services are great for the satellite industry, and will ensure that satellite broadcasting continues to distinguish itself for image quality of service. We see this as a key strategic advantage for us.” Goswitz is disclosing how his company plans on providing its spectrum with advantages unique to satellite services. Unlike new spectrum-seeking satellite companies that are now hoping to initiate Ku-band transmissions (like Qatar’s Es’hailSAT) Goswitz predicts that Ku-band will soon be obsolete and Ka-band...
  • Opera: Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten - live online tonight

    03/14/2012 4:03:00 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 2 replies
    LA Opera continues its celebration of composer Benjamin Britten's centenary with the delightful comic opera Albert Herring. It's spring in a bucolic English country village; time for the formidable Lady Billows and her committee to choose a May Queen from the lovely local maidens. But the only virgin to be found is Albert Herring, a meek mama's boy who reluctantly becomes Loxford's first May King. Albert Herring returns to LA Opera's repertoire for the first time in two decades.
  • Refining the Formula That Predicts Celebrity Marriages’ Doom

    03/14/2012 9:41:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | 03/14/2012 | John Tierney
    In 2006, Garth Sundem and I confronted one of the great unsolved mysteries in social science: Exactly how soon will a given celebrity marriage blow up? Drawing on Garth’s statistical expertise and my extensive survey of the literature in supermarket checkout lines, we published an equation in The New York Times predicting the probability that a celebrity marriage would endure. The equation’s variables included the relative fame of the husband and wife, their ages, the length of their courtship, their marital history, and the sex-symbol factor (determined by looking at the woman’s first five Google hits and counting how many...
  • Eddie Murphy film gets worst reviews ever

    03/13/2012 4:39:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 03/13/2012
    Eddie Murphy's new film A Thousand Words has been slated in America with headlines speculating whether it is 'the worst film of all time'. Comedian Murphy, who turned 50 last April, made his name with films such as Beverly Hills Cop and voiced Donkey in the hugely popular Shrek films but his latest movie, filmed in 2008, is attracting damning verdicts. On Rotten Tomatoes - the American review aggregator website - A Thousand Words has earned a 0 per cent rating (the percentage of critics who have given the film a positive review), based on 41 reviews. Few films have...
  • Doobie Brothers drummer Michael Hossack dies

    03/13/2012 12:20:47 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 45 replies
    Lake County News ^ | 3/13/2012
    LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – A much-loved musician who for years was part of the famed rock act the Doobie Brothers has died. Michael Hossack died Monday at his home in Dubois, Wyo., according to friends and family. He was 65 years old. Hossack had battled cancer and finally succumbed to the disease with family by his side. Known to friends as “Big Mike,” Hossack had local connections, having lived for many years in Lake County, where his children attended school. Hossack was born in Paterson, New Jersey, on Oct. 17, 1946, and began playing the drums at age 12, according...
  • Maestro Muti unruffled by The Brawl in Orchestra Hall

    03/12/2012 7:58:48 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | March 12, 2012 | Andrew Patner
    Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Director Riccardo Muti knew something strange was happening in the audience, but he didn’t immediately think “fist fight.” It was a fight in Orchestra Hall, however, with a man in his 30s slugging a 67-year-old man during a quarrel over seats Thursday night. It played out during the second movement of the Brahms Symphony No. 2.
  • Vegetable Orchestra: Chinese Brothers' Unusual Instruments

    03/12/2012 6:47:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies · 2+ views
    ITN ^ | Mon Mar 12 2012
    Two brothers from Beijing have carved out an unusual career - making musical instruments from carrots, potatoes and other vegetables. Nan Weidong and Nan Weiping have been making playable flutes with everything from leeks to carrots. Frequent projects see them using a sweet potato as an ocarina, a bamboo shoot as a flute, and a yam might become a whistle. The pair make a living from their instruments which have seen them appear on Chinese talent shows and other high-profile performances, which pay up to $8,000 a time. Each does however, require a new set of instruments, as the vegetables...
  • Don't let the uniform fool you! Javier Bardem is no police officer he's a Skyfall

    03/12/2012 6:29:50 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 18 replies
    The cast of the new James Bond film Skyfall took over the streets of London for an action packed day of shooting that included police officers armed to the nines. As the crew swarmed a neighbourhood in Whitehall, they focused the cameras on Javier Bardem. The Spaniard made his first appearance in the film today as the villain Silva who turned up disguised as a member of the Metropolitan Police.
  • Fistfight Stuns Patrons At Chicago Symphony Orchestra

    03/12/2012 10:59:11 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 24 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | March 10, 2012 | unattributed
    It gets so quiet during the second movement of the Brahms Symphony No. 2, you could almost hear a pin drop. Or a sneeze. Or a fist hitting a face. Such was the case Thursday night at Orchestra Hall in a ruckus the Chicago Symphony Orchestra officially described as “an incident” between “two patrons.” But shocked concert-goers and police called it a fist fight in one of the boxes — where the elite typically sit and expect a more refined experience. Just as the second movement was drawing to a gentle close — with Music Director Riccardo Muti at the...
  • Higher

    03/11/2012 9:24:48 AM PDT · by Revski
    Revski youtube Classic ^ | 3-11-2012 | Revski
    This is a Gospel video, with a balloon message and is created with scenic pictures of autumn and the song is, “Higher", sung by: Evangelist Ezekiel Cash, from an old England Country Church.
  • 'My Dinner With Andre' movie review

    03/10/2012 1:20:03 PM PST · by reformedcrat · 11 replies
    Napa Whine Country ^ | February 20, 2012 | Tom Thurlow
    'My Dinner With Andre' Movie Review: One Of A Kind For Good Reason
  • Tonights' Fare

    03/09/2012 7:36:58 PM PST · by Mariner · 10 replies
    Emerging Dementia | March 9th, 2012 | Self
    Black Sabbath's Last Supper DVD, Rolling Stones 40 Licks DVD...and probably finish with Jimi Hendrix and the Band of Gypsys. Loud.Polk Audio towers and PLENTY, PLENTY of watts.
  • Everyone did so well on the last one here's another musical challenge

    03/09/2012 7:27:08 PM PST · by reed13k · 63 replies
    You all helped so quickly on my last musical challenge so here's another - a music video done circa 1990-1992 in film noir style that used vegetables and other food words to tell a story in the song - yes I've tried searching but again I'm terrible with names and titles .... Enjoy the challenge ( and likely making fun of me of course ;)
  • Looking for some musical help

    03/09/2012 6:03:51 PM PST · by reed13k · 63 replies
    Looking for some Freeper musical help - I have a song that I can't recall the title or group from the late 80s early 90s. It is basically a list of cities sung very rapidly one after another. I know there at least two other songs that used a similar technique of stringing words together to a rhythm - one was in I believe the early sixties and the other in the later 90s. I have always been terrible with music titles and group names so looking to see if any FRiends can help me out on a Friday night....
  • Elton John's New Soft-Rocking Digs [Singer and His Spouse Movings To New "Digs"]

    03/09/2012 11:45:49 AM PST · by Steelfish · 19 replies
    Sarah Firshein ^ | March 08, 2012
    Elton John's New Soft-Rocking Digs By Sarah Firshein March 8, 2012 Elton John's low-slung, angular home was built in 1966 and is shaped roughly like a boomerang. Hoping to have more room for their expanding family, Sir Elton John and his husband, David Furnish, are moving from their high-rise condo into low-slung digs in the swank, star-studded Trousdale Estates section of Beverly Hills. Built in 1966, the gated property was most recently listed for $7.695 million and has a three-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom main house, a staff bedroom with its own bathroom, and a pool cabana with its own lounge, gym, and...
  • Annette John-Hall: New Name or No, Jazz is in Trouble (Renaming Jazz)

    03/08/2012 11:25:10 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Tue, Mar. 6, 2012 | Annette John-Hall
    It's lunchtime in East Mount Airy, and pianist Orrin Evans is working on a killer salad complete with boiled eggs, nuts, and colorful produce - a garden bounty. Healthy eating keeps his blood pressure down, Evans says. So I'm guessing I'm not helping much when I bring up Evans' life's work, the African American classical music he is passionate about - jazz. See, these days, just uttering the word jazz is bound to get some people's pressure up. That's because Evans, 36, along with a small group of multiracial, multigenerational artists led by New Orleans trumpeter Nicholas Payton, want to...
  • Tiny bluegrass-loving bird sings along at festival (Video)

    03/08/2012 2:00:57 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 19 replies ^ | 03/07/2012 | Maura Judkis
    It’s like something out of a Disney movie — a tiny bird flies through a bluegrass festival and likes what he hears, so he lands on a musician’s guitar and sings along.