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Archives for April 2013

Waukesha BluesFest announces entertainment line-up

WAUKESHA (WITI) — Waukesha BluesFest, “An American Music and Art Festival, presented by the Waukesha Rotary Club, will be held Friday and Saturday, August 9 and 10, 2013 at Naga-Waukee Park in Delafield, 1/2 mile north of I-94 on STH 83.  Gates open at 12:30pm both days with the music running from 1pm until 10:30pm.  […]

Tom Hanks and Movies Top Tony Awards Nominations, ScarJo and Baldwin …

Tom Hanks makes his Broadway debut in ‘Lucky Guy’ (Getty Images) If the 2013 Tony nominations made one thing clear, it’s this: Tony voters love the movies, but are totally over movie stars hitting the Great White Way. With the exception of Tom Hanks (nominated for his lead role in the late Nora Ephron’s “Lucky […]

‘Bonnie and Clyde’ Writer Says Movies Don’t Deserve Blame for Gun Violence …

Last Friday at the TCM Film Festival in Hollywood, I conducted an in-depth interview with the legendary writer-director Robert Benton, a three-time Oscar winner whose first film credit was for co-writing, with David Newman, the now-classic Bonnie and Clyde (1967). In light of the recent gun rampages at a political gathering Tucson, Ariz., a movie […]

The Great Netflix Purge

For many Netflix subscribers, tomorrow is just another day. But to serious movie fans, especially those used to plumbing Netflix’s streaming library for lesser-known classics, May 1 is the end of an era: Streamageddon. It’s the day that hundreds of titles drawn from the libraries of Warner Bros., MGM, and Universal become exclusive to Warner […]

Summer movies 2013: Superheros, zombies and "Gatsby"

It’s still spring, but film studios and moviegoers are already gearing up for summer — summer movie season, that is. This year’s slate begins Friday with “Iron Man 3” and includes other superhero blockbusters like “Man of Steel,” the zombie-apocalypse drama “World War Z,” a “Star Trek” sequel and the final film in “The Hangover” […]

Troy Carter Says The Next Technology Disruption In Music Will Happen In …

During Disrupt, Lady Gaga’s manager and Atom Factory founder, Troy Carter, suggested that the area ripe for disruption in the music industry by technology is terrestrial radio. For those who still get in their car to listen to music, Carter feels like there are openings for startups to build on top of the platform to […]

Tristan Perich On Q2 Music’s ‘Spaces’

Watch Dan Deacon’s Practice Space WQXR Watch a documentary on the eccentric composer’s practice space, which used to be a concert venue. Article source: http://www.npr.org/event/music/180038166/tristan-perich-on-q2-musics-spaces

The iTunes influence, part two: Setting the music free – Engadget

“I think the consumer is going to be driving this train for quite a long time.“ — Casey Rae, deputy director, Future of Music Coalition In 2003, the iTunes Music Store established an environment for downloadable music at exactly the time when consumers needed a safe and stable online music store. iTunes sold a million […]

Metro Detroit classical music concerts and events May 2-8, 2013

Metro Detroit area classical music concerts and events Thursday, May 2- Wednesday, May 8, 2013. CLASSICAL Berkley High School Orchestra and Choir: Featuring conductors John Robertson and Julie Anne Smith, Hazzan Daniel Gross and Cantor Penny Steyer. Performing the American premiere of “My Name Is Anne Frank,” a cantata by Volker Blumenthaler and Alexander Gruber, […]

Region’s entertainment job market shows new strength

Hollywood’s jobs picture has brightened considerably over the last two months. The film, television and music industries in Los Angeles County generated 131,600 jobs in March, up 7.9% from February and 12.6% from the same month a year ago, according to the latest state employment data compiled by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. […]