'The Sound of Music:' The Story Behind Its 4K Restoration

'The Sound of Music:' The Story Behind Its 4K Restoration

The restored version will open the TCM Classic Film Festival with a special screening of the film, which will be attended by Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer.
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Denver, LA musicians find universal stories behind headlines

DENVER (AP) — The trials of young people brought to the U.S. before they are old enough to know what it means to be illegal are the themes of an album being released Thursday featuring Shawn King of the Denver-based group DeVotchKa.
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Ex-American Junkie Owner's Hamptons-Themed Restaurant, Music Venue Sailing Into Grid Space

Ex-American Junkie Owner's Hamptons-Themed Restaurant, Music Venue Sailing Into Grid Space

The two separate-entrance spots are slated to open in early summer in River North. Dormant since May 2014, something new is finally headed to the River North space that once held Baume & Brix and The Grid. Former American Junkie owner Brad Parker, who sold and shuttered his massive clubstaurant in January, is working towards opening two separate concepts in the two-floor space at 351 W. Hubbard: The Hampton Social, a “Hamptons-themed” restaurant and bar, and The Bassment, a live music venue. He's hoping to unveil both in the early summer, with Hampton Social opening a month or two prior.
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Irving Music Factory Development Will Include a Gastropub, Japanese Food, More

The first restaurant tenants for the huge entertainment complex have been announced.
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Oak Ridge Boys, Browns, Grady Martin named country music inductees

Oak Ridge Boys, Browns, Grady Martin named country music inductees

By Vernell Hackett NASHVILLE (Reuters) – The Oak Ridge Boys, Jim Ed Brown and the Browns, and the late guitarist Grady Martin were named on Wednesday as the 2015 inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Singer Brenda Lee announced the artists who will be welcomed into the elite group at a special ceremony in Nashville later this year. The Oak Ridge Boys, a country and gospel quartet whose hits include “Elvira” and “Bobbie Sue,” sang backup on Paul Simon's hit “Slip Slidin' Away” and toured with singer Johnny Cash in their early days in country music.
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McCartney, Metallica to headline Chicago's Lollapalooza 2015

CHICAGO (AP) — Paul McCartney, Metallica and Sam Smith will be among 130 acts at this year's Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago.
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Carlile's music captures her life changes

Carlile's music captures her life changes

NEW YORK (AP) — She still has friends who work at Columbia, so singer Brandi Carlile isn't gloating about her first disc after being dumped by the label becoming her fastest-seller.
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Paul McCartney to headline Lollapalooza festival

Paul McCartney will headline Lollapalooza, the US counterculture festival turned Chicago fixture, as the ex-Beatle keeps up an active touring schedule. Other acts announced Tuesday for Lollapalooza, which runs from July 31 to August 2, include heavy metal giants Metallica, Grammy-winning British soul singer Sam Smith and the Belgian dance music star Stromae. McCartney, 72, has an extensive touring schedule in coming months, including headlining spots at Denmark's Roskilde festival and the Firefly festival in the eastern US state of Delaware, as well as a return show in his native Liverpool and his first-ever concert in Seoul. Lollapalooza was launched in 1991 by alternative rockers Jane's Addiction, who envisioned a traveling counter-cultural show as US musical tastes increasinglSee Original Article

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Snapshot: Van Cliburn plays Schumann-Liszt

Snapshot: Van Cliburn plays Schumann-Liszt

Van Cliburn plays Franz Liszt’s transcription for piano of Schumann’s “Widmung” at the 1958 Tchaikovsky Competition: (This is the latest in a series of arts-related videos that appear in this space each Monday and Wednesday.)
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Philip Glass half-full

My monthly essay for Commentary, this one for the April issue, is now available on line. It’s occasioned by the publication of Words Without Music, Philip Glass’ autobiography: For all its manifold beauties, the classical music of the 20th century has yet to become popular in America. One sign of its failure to make a […]
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Almanac: Anthony Burgess on music and morality

Almanac: Anthony Burgess on music and morality

“Music is a purer art because it has no direct relationship to human events. It’s totally outside the field of moral judgment. That’s why I prize it.” Anthony Burgess (quoted in the New York Times, Nov. 26, 1993)
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Rare screenings of 'The Sound of Music' in New York

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Museum of the Moving Image in New York will play host to two special archival screenings of “The Sound of Music” in celebration of the film's 50th anniversary.
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Lookback: on taking time off

Lookback: on taking time off

From 2005: An old friend of mine used to take every Friday night off without fail. He’d come home from work, retire to his study, eat dinner from a tray, and spend the whole evening listening to his huge, meticulously organized collection of 78s, through which he worked his way in strict alphabetical order every […]
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Almanac: Edith Wharton on the sense of doom

“His whole future seemed suddenly to be unrolled before him; and passing down its endless emptiness he saw the dwindling figure of a man to whom nothing was ever to happen.” Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence
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YouTube debuts videos for second music awards

YouTube debuts videos for second music awards

YouTube on Monday premiered videos from 14 musicians as it tried a new, virtual-only format for the second edition of its music awards. The giant video-sharing site had searched for a new approach after a mixed reaction to its inaugural event in 2013, which featured a livestreamed show from New York that appeared aimed at creating a new-media rival to the MTV Video Music Awards. For the second try, YouTube dispensed with the physical world entirely and announced the winners ahead of time and instead used Monday's “awards” day to premiere new videos. They included “El Perdon,” a collaboration between Spanish superstar Enrique Iglesias and reggaeton artist Nicky Jam, as well as a song featuring English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran and the electronica-influenced band Rudimental.
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The sloth aquatic

I scarcely ever see movies when they’re new—my day job keeps me too busy—and so I only just caught up last night with Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, which I thought as poignant and exquisitely wrought as the music by Benjamin Britten that is used to such miraculously apposite effect on the soundtrack of the film. […]
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20 Coachella Dining Options in Palm Springs

20 Coachella Dining Options in Palm Springs

If you're heading to Palm Springs for Coachella, you're going to want to check out these eateries. Luckily, there are more excellent options this year than ever before, especially in hipper-by-the-minute Palm Springs proper (where many off-campus dwellers will be probably be staying).
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Music Monday (3/23): This Week's New Albums + Videos

Our guide to this week's album releases also features the week's top new music videos from artists like Charli XCX, Blur, Modest Mouse, and Florence + The Machine, plus brand new streaming music from the likes of Earl Sweatshirt, Death Cab for Cutie, Sufjan Stevens, Death Grips, Built to Spill, and more. Read and Post Comments | Get the full article at Metacritic
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