Friday Mar 14
Stefan Zweig, Wes Anderson, and a Longing for the Past
What's Hungarian about the Grand Budapest Hotel, the most glamorous vacation spot in Wes Anderson's fictional Republic of Zubrowka? At first, I suspected that the resort was a wink at another cinematic Budapest, one from classic-age Hollywood: the insulated haven of nostalgic charm perched on the edge of war that's depicted in Ernst Lubitsch's "The ... (more)
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Friday Mar 14
INTERVIEW: Watch Blush perform "Ain't Nobody Got Time For That"
When we asked Asian pop group Blush about the process they went through to form a band, one member said it was "kind of like Making the Band meets America's Next Top Model ."
Thu Mar 13, 2014
Arcade Fire bring 'Reflektor' tour to costumed crowd at Toronto's ACC
Partway through a packed gig at the Air Canada Centre on Thursday, Arcade Fire's Win Butler surveyed the nattily attired crowd - many of whom had adhered to the band's optional dress code - and apparently liked what he saw.
Real Clear Politics
The World of 100 Percent Election Victories
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was elected to the rubber-stamp parliament with 100% votes on Monday.
Goodman Season to Include Premiere of World of Extreme Happiness Plus ...
The Chicago theatre's 90th season, which is billed as a "season to celebrate," will feature the world premiere of The World of Extreme Happiness , by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, along with an encore production of the world-premiere Goodman commission Smokefall , by Noah Haidle.
Local 'Heroes' perform at Henley Youth Festival
A TEENAGE guitarist performed like a real rock star at the Henley Youth Festival gig night.
Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard
Northleach magical museum of music gets a facelift
Keith Harding's World of Mechanical Music in Northleach repairs and restores world class antique music boxes.
Wed Mar 12, 2014
Neil Young and Friends Push 'Pono' - Aim to Leave CDs, MP3s in the Dust
Legendary musician Neil Young says he has a new device that makes listening to music on MP3s or even CDs seem like listening underwater -- and a surging Kickstarter campaign suggests music fans are all ears.
Now that's a comb-over ...
USUALLY an unfinished job is a problem for bricklayer Ben Noonan, but stopping halfway through his last haircut has raised a lot of money for leukaemia.
The World of Eric Carle Partners with Langers Juice
March 12, 2014 - In celebration of the 45th anniversary of The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, The Joester Loria Group has brokered a deal for its client, The World of Eric Carle, with Langers Juice for a six week on-pack promotion featuring Eric Carle's iconic character.
Walk His Way
With Winter Jam, a hugely successful Christian music arena tour, hitting Colonial Life Arena this Friday, it makes one wonder: Is contemporary Christian music achieving its mission of being both contemporary and Christian? The artists featured at Winter Jam represent a cross section of the current Christian music scene, from the pop-appeal of ... (more)
Tue Mar 11, 2014
Kids in Poverty Need a Bailout, Too
You can see and hear that in the chilly shrug that some folks on the political right are giving to the president's new "My Brother's Keeper" initiative -- a five-year, sounded an alarm in 1965, conservatives have implored liberals to promote the undeniable value of fathers and two-parent families.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Myrtle Beach Online
Arcade Fire heats up the rhythm on 'Reflektor' tour
Arcade Fire's latest tour coincides with the release of its fourth album, "Reflektor," which finds the band in a far more danceable state, incorporating Jamaican rhythms, LCD Soundsystem-inspired beats and new ideas about letting the songs groove.
Sun Mar 09, 2014
This Week in Music: Digital Dreams line up, Fourtet at Foundry, new...
Digital Dreams release line up The line up for Canada's largest EDM festival so far includes heavy hitters like Art Department, Tisto, Deep Dish, Luciano, NERVO, and Flux Pavilion.
A colorful force in Disney's early success
Mary Blair, who grew up in the Bay Area and graduated from San Jose State before working for Walt Disney, stands in front of her Tomorrowland mural design.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Bridport and Lyme Regis News: BLOCKBUSTERChiwetel Ejiofor in a still from 12 Years A Slave
AS tickets go on sale for Bridport 's Page to Screen Festival the arts centre will host an exhibition celebrating 150 years of screen adaptations.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Everyman Theatre Continues 'The World of the Play' with Must the Show Go on? Panel Today
Today, March 8th, Everyman Theatre welcomes top-level theatrical professionals for its panel discussion entitled "Must the Show Go On?."
Arcade Fire Cover the Stones, Party Hard at Louisville Tour Opener
In the months and weeks leading up to Arcade Fire's undertaking a full tour in support of Reflektor , the band made appearances on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and Saturday Night Live , as well as a went on a run of smaller shows in Australia and select U.S. dates.
The Town Talk
Clarence Page: Impoverished kids need a bailout, too
It's not hard to persuade hard-core conservatives to turn against their own ideas, as soon as President Barack Obama agrees with them.