Leo Robin

Leo Robin (April 6, 1900 – December 29, 1984) was an American composer, lyricist and songwriter. He is probably best known for collaborating with Ralph Rainger on the 1938 Oscar-winning song "Thanks for the Memory", sung by Bob Hope and Shirley Ross in the film The Big Broadcast of 1938.

Biography

Robin was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and studied at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and at Carnegie Tech's drama school. He later worked as a reporter and as a publicist.

Robin's first hits came in 1926 with the Broadway production By the Way, with hits in several other musicals immediately following, such as Bubbling Over (1926), Hit the Deck, Judy (1927), and Hello Yourself (1928). In 1932, Robin went out to Hollywood to work for Paramount Pictures. His principal collaborator was composer Ralph Rainger, together they became one of the leading film songwriting duos of the 1930s and early 1940s, writing over 50 hits. Robin and Rainger worked together until Rainger's untimely death in a plane crash on October 23, 1942. Robin continued to collaborate with many other composers over the years, including Vincent Youmans, Sam Coslow, Richard A. Whiting, and Nacio Herb Brown. Leo Robin collaborated with Rainger on the 1938 Oscar-winning song "Thanks for the Memory," sung by Bob Hope in the film The Big Broadcast of 1938, which was to become Hope's signature tune.[1]

Robin collaborated on the score for the 1955 musical film My Sister Eileen with Jule Styne, then officially retired from the movie industry. He is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, having been inducted in 1972. Robin wrote many popular songs, mostly for film and television, including "Louise," "Beyond the Blue Horizon" (both songs co-written by Richard A. Whiting), "Prisoner of Love" and "Blue Hawaii".

Death

Robin died of heart failure in Woodland Hills, California at the age of 84 and was interred in the Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery in Culver City, California.

Work on Broadway
  • Hit the Deck (1927), musical - co-lyricist
  • Allez-oop (1927), revue - lyricist
  • Just Fancy (1927), musical - lyricist
  • Hello Yourself (1928), musical - lyricist
  • Tattle Tales (1933), revue - contributing lyricist
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1949), musical - lyricist
  • The Girl in Pink Tights (1954), musical - lyricist
  • Lorelei (Gentlemen Still Prefer Blondes) (1974), musical - lyricist

Posthumous credits or shows in which pre-written songs by Leo Robin were featured include:

References
  1. "Leo Robin", Michael Feinstein's Great American Songbook.
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1938 in music

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1938 in music

Composer and jazz pianist Fats Waller in 1938 This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1938. Specific locations 1938 in British music 1938 in Norwegian music Specific genres 1938 in country music 1938 in jazz Events January 16 Benny Goodman plays the first jazz concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City, considered a legitimisation of the genre. It is recorded live and issued in 1950 as The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert. Béla Bartók's Sonata for two pianos and percussion is premièred in Basel. First recording of Mahler's Symphony No. 9, a live performance by the Vienna Philharmonic conducted by Bruno Walter at the Musikverein, the same location, conductor and orchestra that had presented the première 26 years earlier, but now in the face of the Anschluss. May 12 – Arthur Honegger's oratorio Jeanne d'Arc au Bûcher is premièred in Basel, with Ida Rubinstein as Jeanne. June 5 – Glenn Gould plays in public for the first time at a church service held ...more...

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Robin Beard

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Robin Beard

Robin Leo Beard Jr. (August 21, 1939 – June 16, 2007) was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Tennessee's 6th congressional district, who served from 1973 to 1983. Early life Beard was born n Knoxville, Tennessee.[1] He was educated at Montgomery Bell Academy and graduated from Vanderbilt University,[2] where he was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.[1] He was a former colonel in the United States Marine Corps Reserve.[2] Political career In 1970, Beard was appointed Tennessee personnel commissioner by newly elected Republican Governor Winfield Dunn. In 1972, he entered the GOP primary for the newly reconfigured 6th Congressional District.[2] Democrats in the state legislature shifted several Republican-trending portions near Memphis into the Sixth and removed several solidly Democratic areas. In November, Beard defeated Anderson by twelve percentage points. Beard's victory was not considered an upset; the redrawn 6th was considered the only Democratic-held district ...more...

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Small Town Girl (1953 film)

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Small Town Girl (1953 film)

Small Town Girl is a 1953 musical film directed by László Kardos and starring Jane Powell, Farley Granger, and Ann Miller. Busby Berkeley choreographed several dance numbers. Bobby Van performed the memorable "Street Dance", in which he hopped all around town. The film features song performances by Nat King Cole. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song, "My Flaming Heart", with music by Nicholas Brodszky and lyrics by Leo Robin. Plot Rick Belrow Livingston (Farley Granger), in love with self-obsessed Broadway star Lisa (Ann Miller), is sentenced to 30 days in jail for speeding through a small town. Quite by accident, he meets the daughter of the judge, Cindy Kimbell (Jane Powell). He persuades her to let him out for one night, so that he can visit Lisa on the premise he is seeing his "poor sick mother" (Billie Burke) on her birthday. After tracking him down and bringing him back to town, Cindy starts to fall for Livingston, but Dr. Schlemmer (S.Z. Sakall) wants her to marry his s ...more...

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Paducah (song)

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Paducah (song)

Paducah (“If you wanna, you can rhyme it with bazooka”) is song written by Leo Robin and Harry Warren, originally performed by Carmen Miranda and Benny Goodman and His Orchestra.[1] The song was part of the 1943 musical The Gang's All Here starring Alice Faye, James Ellison, and Carmen Miranda. The movie cemented Miranda's image as the lady with the big fruity hats.[2] References "Buzz: The Life and Art of Busby Berkeley". Jeffrey Spivak. Retrieved November 25, 2014. "Sing a Song of Paducah". p. paducahlife.com/. Retrieved November 25, 2014. External links Benny Goodman and Carmen Miranda - Paducah on the Internet Archives ...more...

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Uncle Sam Gets Around

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Uncle Sam Gets Around

Uncle Sam Gets Around is a song from 1941, composed by Ralph Rainger with lyrics by Leo Robin for the 20th Century-Fox film Cadet Girl.[1] In the song, Uncle Sam is a personified version of the United States, in which he helps people all across the country. In the film Cadet Girl, the song is performed by actor Shepperd Strudwick.[2] References Jones, John Bush (2006). The Songs That Fought The War. Brandeis University Press. p. 69. ISBN 1584654430. Reid, John (2004). Hollywood Classics 2: B Movies, Bad Movies, Good Movies. Lulu Press, Inc. p. 28. ISBN 9781411609976. ...more...

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Lionel Richie

Lionel Brockman Richie Jr. (born June 20, 1949) is an American singer, songwriter, actor and record producer. Beginning in 1968, he was a member of the funk and soul band the Commodores and then launched a solo career in 1982. He also co-wrote the 1985 charity single "We Are the World" with Michael Jackson, which sold over 20 million copies.[2] Richie has sold over 90 million records worldwide, making him one of the world's best-selling artists of all time. He is also a five-time Grammy Award winner.[3] In 2016, Richie received the Songwriters Hall of Fame's highest honor, the Johnny Mercer Award.[4] Early life Lionel Brockman Richie Jr. was born and raised in Tuskegee, Alabama, the son of Alberta R. (Foster) and Lionel Brockman Richie Sr.[5] He grew up on the campus of Tuskegee Institute.[6] Richie graduated from Joliet Township High School, East Campus. A star tennis player in Joliet, he accepted a tennis scholarship to attend Tuskegee Institute, and dropped out of Tuskegee Institute after his sophomore ...more...

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My Gal Sal

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My Gal Sal

My Gal Sal is a 1942 20th Century Fox musical starring Rita Hayworth and Victor Mature. The film is a biopic of 1890s composer and songwriter Paul Dresser and singer Sally Elliot. It was based on a biographical essay, sometimes erroneously referred to as a book, by Dresser's younger brother, novelist Theodore Dreiser. (Dreiser was the original family name.) Some of the songs portrayed as Dresser's work were actually written by him, but several were created for the film by the Hollywood songwriting team of Ralph Grainger and Leo Robin.[3] Plot summary Sally Elliott (Rita Hayworth), a musical star meets up with Indiana boy Paul Dresser (Victor Mature), a runaway who after a brief stopover with a medicine show arrives in Gay Nineties New York. He composes the title tune for the fair lady and becomes the toast of Tin Pan Alley.[4] Cast Rita Hayworth as Sally Elliott (singing voice was dubbed by Nan Wynn) Victor Mature as Paul Dresser (singing voice was dubbed by Ben Gage) John Sutton as Fred Haviland ...more...

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Jule Styne

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Jule Styne

Jule Styne (;[1] December 31, 1905 – September 20, 1994) was a British-American song writer and composer known for a series of Broadway musicals, which include several famous and frequently revived shows. Early life Styne was born to a Jewish family[2] in London, England as Julius Kerwin Stein to immigrants from Ukraine, the Russian Empire who ran a small grocery. Even before his family left Britain, he did impressions on the stage of well-known singers, including Harry Lauder who saw him perform and advised him to take up the piano.[3] At the age of eight, he moved with his family to Chicago, where at an early age he began taking piano lessons. He proved to be a prodigy and performed with the Chicago, St. Louis, and Detroit Symphonies before he was ten years old. Career Styne attended Chicago Musical College, but before then, he had already attracted attention of another teenager, Mike Todd, later a successful film producer, who commissioned him to write a song for a musical act that he was creating. It ...more...

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Zing a Little Zong

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Zing a Little Zong

"Zing a Little Zong" is a popular song written by Harry Warren, the lyrics by Leo Robin. The song was published in 1952 and written for the 1952 movie Just for You where it was performed by Bing Crosby and Jane Wyman.[1] It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song of 1952 but lost out to "High Noon".[2] The Decca record by Crosby and Wyman was cut on May 8, 1952[3] and was in the Billboard charts for six weeks with a peak position of #18.[4] The Billboard review of "Zing" was enthusiastic. "Bing Crosby and Jane Wyman team up for a sock waxing of this cute novelty ditty from their flick “Just for You”. Bing sounds more relaxed than he has in a long time and the thrush carries her part in fine fashion. The Jud Conlon Rhythmaires help out spiritedly. Side should get a lot of plays and spins due to impact of movie."[5] Leo Robin wrote an opening verse which was not used in the film or the commercial recording but it does help to set the scene and explain the use of the last letter of the alpha ...more...

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List of musicals: A to L

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List of musicals: A to L

This is a general list of musicals, including Broadway musicals, West End musicals, and musicals that premiered in other places, as well as film musicals, whose titles fall into the A-L alphabetic range. Please see List of musicals: M to Z for additional titles. (See also List of notable musical theatre productions, List of operettas, List of Bollywood films, List of rock musicals.) 0–9 0–9 Production Year Venue/Type Music Lyrics Book Notes 110 in the Shade 1963 Broadway Harvey Schmidt Tom Jones N. Richard Nash Based on Nash's 1954 play, The Rainmaker. 13 2008 Broadway Jason Robert Brown Brown Dan Elish and Horn 1492 Up To Date 1893 Broadway Carl Pflueger R. A. Barnet Barnet A burlesque show. 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue 1976 Broadway Leonard Bernstein Alan Jay Lerner Lerner Ran for only 7 performances. 1776 1969 Broadway Sherman Edwards Edwards Peter Stone 1789: Les Amants de la Bastille 2012 French musical Rod Janois, Jean-Pierre Pi ...more...

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Chet Baker Sings

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Chet Baker Sings

Professional ratings Review scores Source Rating Allmusic [2] Chet Baker Sings is the debut vocal album by jazz musician Chet Baker, released in 1954 by Pacific Jazz Records. In 2001, the album received the Grammy Hall of Fame Award.[3] Track listing Original LP (Pacific PJLP-11) Side one: "But Not for Me" - 3:04 "Time After Time" - 2:46 "My Funny Valentine" - 2:21 "I Fall in Love Too Easily" - 3:21 Side two: "There Will Never Be Another You" - 3:00 "I Get Along Without You Very Well (Except Sometimes)" - 2:59 "The Thrill is Gone" - 2:51 "Look for the Silver Lining" - 2:39 1956 LP reissue (Pacific PJ-1222) This issue features additional tracks 1-6, which were recorded on July 23 and 30, 1956. Side one No. Title Writer(s) Length 1. "That Old Feeling" Lew Brown, Sammy Fain 3:03 2. "It's Always You" Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke 3:35 3. "Like Someone in Love" Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke 2:26 4. "My Ideal" Newell Chase, Leo Robin, Richard A. Whiting 4:22 5. "I've ...more...

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Hit the Deck (1955 film)

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Hit the Deck (1955 film)

Hit the Deck is a 1955 American musical film directed by Roy Rowland and starring Jane Powell, Tony Martin, Debbie Reynolds, Walter Pidgeon, Vic Damone, Gene Raymond, Ann Miller, and Russ Tamblyn.[2] It is based on the stage musical of the same name – which was itself based on the hit play Shore Leave by Hubert Osborne – and was shot in CinemaScope. Although the film featured some songs from the stage musical, the plot was different.[3] Standards featured in the film include "Sometimes I'm Happy", "I Know that You Know", and "Hallelujah".[4][5] Plot During "Operation Ice Cream" at a U.S. Navy reservation in the Arctic, buddies Danny Xavier Smith and Rico Ferrari are exempted from a swimming lesson in the icy water when their friend, Chief Boatswain's Mate William F. Clark, recruits them to bake a birthday cake for the commander. Bill explains that a planeload of replacements is due in, and if they impress the commander with the cake, they may be selected to go home. When Bill leaves them in the kitchen, Dan ...more...

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Easy Living (1937 film)

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Easy Living (1937 film)

Easy Living (1937) is an American screwball comedy film, directed by Mitchell Leisen, written by Preston Sturges from a story by Vera Caspary, and starring Jean Arthur, Edward Arnold, and Ray Milland. Many of the supporting players (William Demarest, Franklin Pangborn, Luis Alberni, Robert Greig, Olaf Hytten, and Arthur Hoyt) became a major part of Sturges' regular stock company of character actors in his subsequent films. Ralph Rainger and Leo Robin composed the song "Easy Living" for the film, and it has since become a jazz standard, made famous by Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and many other jazz singers.[1] Plot J.B. Ball (Edward Arnold), the third richest banker in America, becomes infuriated after learning that his wife Jenny (Mary Nash) bought a $58,000 sable fur coat without his knowledge. After finding many fur coats in her closet, Ball grabs one which turns out to be, in fact, the offending coat and throws it off his New York City penthouse roof. It lands on Mary Smith (Jean Arthur) while she is ...more...

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The Girl in Pink Tights

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The Girl in Pink Tights

The Girl in Pink Tights is a musical comedy with music by Sigmund Romberg; lyrics by Leo Robin; and a musical book by Jerome Chodorov and Joseph Fields. The musical opened on Broadway on March 5, 1954 at the Mark Hellinger Theatre where it ran for a total of 115 performances until it closed on June 12, 1954. The production was produced and directed by Shepard Traube, choreographed by Agnes De Mille, used set and light designs by Eldon Elder, costume designs by Miles White, and conducted by musical director Sylvan Levin. The cast was led by Charles Goldner as Maestro Gallo, Zizi Jeanmaire as Lisette Gervais, David Atkinson as Clyde Hallam, Alexandre Kalioujny as Volodya Kuzentsov, Brenda Lewis as Lotta Leslie, Robert Smith as Van Beuren, and David Aiken as Eddington.[1] Aborted film version In 1954, Marilyn Monroe was placed on suspension from 20th Century-Fox after refusing to accept the lead role in a film version of The Girl in Pink Tights. During her suspension, she married baseball star Joe DiMaggio an ...more...

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Two Sleepy People

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Two Sleepy People

"Two Sleepy People" is a song written on September 10, 1938 by Hoagy Carmichael with lyrics by Frank Loesser. It is often regarded as a companion piece to "Thanks for the Memory", written for the February 1938 film The Big Broadcast of 1938 by Leo Robin and Ralph Rainger and also performed by Bob Hope and Shirley Ross. The song tells of a young couple in love, who, despite being sleepy, do not wish to say goodnight, which implies a kind of parting. To solve the problem, the two get married, but nothing changes. They are still awake at dawn, because they love each other so much. Notable covers As well as being recorded by Carmichael himself, the song has been performed and recorded by a number of artists including Al Bowlly, Bing Crosby, Sammy Davis, Jr., Art Garfunkel, Vince Jones, Julie London, Dean Martin, Carmen McRae, Silje Nergaard, Jack Pleis, Carly Simon, Peter Skellern, Fats Waller, Hank Jones, and a duet with Alice Babs and Ulrik Neumann and Carsie Blanton, and another duet by Seth MacFarlane and ...more...

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Paris Honeymoon

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Paris Honeymoon

Paris Honeymoon is a 1939 American musical film directed by Frank Tuttle and written by Frank Butler and Don Hartman. The film stars Bing Crosby, Franciska Gaal, Akim Tamiroff, Shirley Ross, Edward Everett Horton and Ben Blue.[1][2] Filming took place in Hollywood from May 23 to July 1938 and the film was released on January 27, 1939 by Paramount Pictures. Plot Bing Crosby plays the role of Lucky Lawton, a cowboy millionaire, who is about to marry Barbara (Shirley Ross). Unfortunately there has been a delay in finalizing Barbara's divorce from her previous husband and while this is being sorted out in Paris, Lawton is persuaded to visit a Balkan town - Pushtalnick - where he stays in a castle and has various misadventures. The elected Rose Queen - Manya (Franciska Gaal) - takes a liking to Lawton and romantic interludes take place. Lawton returns to Paris for his wedding but is still thinking about Manya and he returns to Pushtalnick in time prevent Manya marrying Peter (Akim Tamiroff). Lawton and Manya the ...more...

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Robin Dunne

Robin Dunne (born November 19, 1976) is a Canadian actor who has had numerous leading roles in sequels throughout his career, but is perhaps best known for his role as Doctor Will Zimmerman in the science fiction television series, Sanctuary. Personal life Robin Dunne was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and attended the Etobicoke School of the Arts.[1] Robin Dunne's mother is a native of Dublin in the Republic of Ireland. Around 2001[2] to April[3] 2002[4] he was married to actress Heidi Lenhart, but divorced under pressures of living in Hollywood.[5] In 2016, he married costar Farrah Aviva on the sets of their movie Welcome to Nowhere.[6] Career One of Dunne's earliest starring roles was as Franz Bhaer in the television series Little Men from 1998–99. He also starred in UPN's short-lived As If as well as recurring guest roles on Dawson's Creek and Dead Like Me. Dunne has also appeared in NCIS. His most notable movie role was the character Sebastian Valmont in Cruel Intentions 2. He has also appeared ...more...

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Miss Brown to You

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Miss Brown to You

"Miss Brown to You" is a song with music composed by Richard A. Whiting and Ralph Rainger, and lyrics written by Leo Robin. It was first recorded on July 25, 1935 by Billie Holiday accompanied by Teddy Wilson and his orchestra. This version is featured on Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday on Columbia 1933–1944. A live favourite, Holiday recorded the song many times, most notably in June, 1949 for the FRS radio broadcast, Just Jazz in Los Angeles with Neal Hefti on trumpet, Herbie Harper on trombone, Herbie Steward on clarinet and tenor saxophone, Jimmy Rowles on piano, Robert "Iggy" Shevak on bass, and Blinkie Garner on drums, at the Storyville Club in Boston on October 31, 1951 accompanied by Buster Harding on piano, John Field on bass, and Marquis Foster on drums, and at the Carnegie Hall, New York City, on November 10, 1956 with Her Orchestra formed by Roy Eldridge on trumpet, Coleman Hawkins on tenor saxophone, Carl Drinkard on piano, Kenny Burrell on guitar, Carson Smith on bass, and Chico Hamilton o ...more...

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Close Harmony (1929 film)

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Close Harmony (1929 film)

Close Harmony (1929) is an American Pre-Code comedy-drama musical film released by Paramount Pictures. Plot A musically talented young woman named Marjorie who is part of a stage show, meets a warehouse clerk named Al West who has put together an unusual jazz band. She becomes interested in him and his work and so manages to use her influence to get him into the program for one of the shows at her theatre company. The manager, Max Mindel has a dislike towards Marjorie so after discovering her affection towards Al, he gives the band notice and hires harmony singers Barney and Bey as a replacement. Marjorie makes up to both men and soon breaks up the duo, getting rid of the competition. Al learns of her scheme, and makes her confess to the singers of her deeds. Barney and Bey make up, and Max gives Al and his band one more chance. Al is a sensation, and Max offers him a contract for $1,000 a week. Cast Charles 'Buddy' Rogers - Al West Nancy Carroll - Marjorie Merwin Harry Green - Max Mindel Jack Oa ...more...

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Footlight Serenade

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Footlight Serenade

Footlight Serenade is a 1942 musical comedy film directed by Gregory Ratoff, starring Betty Grable, John Payne, and Victor Mature.[2] Plot Tommy Lundy is an arrogant champion boxer who is hired by Broadway promoter Bruce McKay to star in a stage act, which will include singing, dancing, a comedian called Slap and a boxing exhibition. Tommy makes sure his girlfriend, singer Estelle Evans, gets the female lead in the role, but he falls in love with dancer Pat Lambert, who becomes Estelle's understudy. Pat is engaged to Bill Smith, who ends up with a small part in the show. They get married but keep it a secret so as not to irk Tommy and cause him to quit the show. Estelle because jealous of Tommy's attentions to her and tips him off that Pat and Bill were seen checking into a hotel. During the boxing portion of the stage act, Tommy begins punching Bill for real. In between blows, Bill explains that he and Pat are now husband and wife. Tommy accepts this graciously, then he and Bill both take turns smacking ...more...

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I Can't Escape from You

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I Can't Escape from You

"I Can't Escape from You" is a song written by Leo Robin and Richard A. Whiting for the 1936 Paramount Film "Rhythm on the Range", and first introduced in the film when Bing Crosby sang it to Frances Farmer. Crosby recorded it for Decca Records that same year with the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra[1] and it was in the hit parade for 11 weeks reaching a peak position of No. 7.[2] Crosby recorded the song again in 1954 for his album Bing: A Musical Autobiography. Other notable recordings 1936 Bunny Berigan and the Rhythm Makers (vocal: Peggy Lawson) recorded July 20, 1936. [3] 1936 Erskine Hawkins and his 'Bama State Collegians - recorded for Vocalion on July 20, 1936 (catalog No. 3280).[4] 1936 Eddy Duchin and His Orchestra (vocal: Jerry Cooper) - recorded for Victor on May 29, 1936, catalog 25347.[5] 1936 Jimmie Lunceford and His Orchestra - recorded for Decca October 14, 1936.[6] 1944 Benny Carter and His Orchestra - recorded May 21, 1944 for Capitol (40048).[7] 1945 Artie Shaw recorded July 28, 1945 f ...more...

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The Big Broadcast of 1938

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The Big Broadcast of 1938

The Big Broadcast of 1938 is a Paramount Pictures musical film featuring W.C. Fields and Bob Hope.[2] Directed by Mitchell Leisen, the film is the last in a series of Big Broadcast movies that were variety show anthologies. This film featured the debut of Hope's signature song, "Thanks for the Memory" by Ralph Rainger. Plot In what is being billed as "The Race of the Ages," the new forty-million-dollar “radio powered” Streamlined Ocean Liner S.S. Gigantic (“America’s Challenge for Crossing Record”) is about to race its rival, the slightly smaller S.S. Colossal across the Atlantic from New York’s Pier 97 to Cherbourg in two-and-a-half days. Gigantic owner T. Frothingill “T.F.” Bellows (W. C. Fields) intends to send his nearly identical younger brother S.B. (also Fields) to sail aboard the Colossal, hoping he will cause trouble and sabotage the rival ship, enabling the Gigantic and his own Bellows Line to win. However S.B., who is held back due to a golf game, ends up flying over the ocean to meet the Coloss ...more...

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Melissa Leo

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Melissa Leo

Melissa Chessington Leo (born September 14, 1960) is an American actress. After appearing on several television shows and films in the 1980s, a regular on the television shows All My Children and The Young Riders, in 1985 she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for her performance on All My Children. Her breakthrough role came in 1993 as Det. Sgt. Kay Howard on the television series Homicide: Life on the Street for the show's first five seasons (1993–97). Leo received critical acclaim for her performance as Ray Eddy in the 2008 film Frozen River, earning several nominations and awards, including an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. In 2010, Leo won several awards for her performance as Alice Eklund-Ward in the film The Fighter, including the Golden Globe, SAG, and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. In 2013 she won the Emmy Award for her guest role on the television series Louie. She starred in the 2015 Fox event series Wayward Pines as Nurse Pam. She starred in the 2017 Netflix film The ...more...

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8 Mile (film)

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8 Mile (film)

8 Mile is a 2002 American musical drama film written by Scott Silver, directed by Curtis Hanson, and starring Eminem, Mekhi Phifer, Brittany Murphy, Michael Shannon, and Kim Basinger. The film is based loosely on Eminem's actual upbringing, and follows white rapper B-Rabbit (Eminem) and his attempt to launch a career in a genre dominated by African-Americans. The title is derived from 8 Mile Road, the highway between the predominantly black city of Detroit and Wayne County and the predominantly White Oakland County and Macomb County suburbs. It was filmed mostly on location. 8 Mile was a critical and commercial success. Eminem won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for "Lose Yourself". Plot In the Fall of 1995 in Detroit, Jimmy "B-Rabbit" Smith Jr. is a blue-collar worker from a poor family. He has moved back north of 8 Mile Road to the run-down trailer home in Warren, Michigan of his alcoholic mother Stephanie, his little sister Lily, and Stephanie's abusive live-in boyfriend Greg. Although encourag ...more...

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8:30

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8:30

Professional ratings Review scores Source Rating Allmusic [2] Robert Christgau B+ [3] The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide [4] 8:30 is the tenth album and second live album by the jazz fusion group Weather Report. It was recorded live except for tracks 10-13, which were studio recorded. Among other titles, it features a live version of the group's signature piece "Birdland". The album won a Grammy Award for Best Jazz Fusion Performance. History The album takes its name from the band's habit of starting their performance at 8:30 pm.[5] At the time of the tour, the band were a four-piece who would take the stage continuously for around two and a half hours, each of the members taking a solo spot to give not just a virtuoso performance, but to give the others a break. Wayne Shorter sometimes plays percussion instead of saxophone on stage, and on one of the studio tracks, the calypso inspired "Brown Street", Joe Zawinul's son Erich plays percussion along with Erskine and Pastorius. The 8:30 tou ...more...

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All Music, is an album by saxophonist Warne Marsh recorded in 1976 and released on the Nessa label. Reception Professional ratings Review scores Source Rating Allmusic The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide The Allmusic review noted "The mid-'70s were a prime time for tenor saxophonist Warne Marsh, and this 1976 studio session is one of his best dates from this portion of his career. ... Marsh's sophisticated solo work shines no matter what the setting". The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide said "All Music is one of the best places to hear Marsh at work". In JazzTimes Chris Kelsey wrote "The late tenor saxophonist Warne Marsh played with a spontaneous, seat-of-the-pants creativity that puts today’s young, book-learned jazzers to shame. ... All Music (Nessa) is a straightahead blowing date from 1976 featuring Marsh backed by a redoubtable rhythm section ... Both Levy and Hanna are top-drawer bop stylists, and Marsh is one of the all-time greats at the top of his game. Definitely not just for Tri ...more...

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1932 in music

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This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1932. Specific locations 1932 in British music 1932 in Norwegian music Specific genres 1932 in country music 1932 in jazz Events January 14 – Maurice Ravel's Piano Concerto is premièred in Paris. February 3–9 – Duke Ellington and his Orchestra record 2 medleys for Victor at 33⅓ rpm. Over half a century later it is discovered that 2 microphone-to-cutting table chains were used, and that the session exists in "accidental stereo." May 1 – The music to John Alden Carpenter's ballet Skyscrapers is recorded by the Victor Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Nathaniel Shilkret; in addition to be being issued as six sides on 78 rpm discs, the recording is made available as one Victor's early 33⅓ rpm LP releases. July 1 – The very young Eddie Duchin and his Central Park Casino Orchestra, and the Three X Sisters aka, Hamilton Sisters & Fordyce record The Clouds Will Soon Roll By for Columbia records. July 7 – Benny Ca ...more...

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Crosbyana is a compilation album of phonograph records by Bing Crosby released in 1941 featuring songs that were sung in some of Crosby's motion pictures such as Mississippi, Here is My Heart, and The Big Broadcast of 1936. Track listing These previously issued songs were featured on a 6-disc, 78 rpm album set, Decca Album DA-221.[2] Side / Title Writer(s) Recording date Performed with Time Disc 1 (3731): A. "With Every Breath I Take" Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin November 9, 1934 Georgie Stoll and His Orchestra 3:15 B. "It's Easy to Remember" Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart February 21, 1935 The Rhythmettes, The Three Shades of Blue,and Georgie Stoll and His Orchestra 3:15 Disc 2 (310): A. "June in January" Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin November 9, 1934 Georgie Stoll and His Orchestra 3:13 B. "Love Is Just Around the Corner" Lewis E. Gensler, Leo Robin November 9, 1934 Georgie Stoll and His Orchestra 3:00 Disc 3 (392): A. "Down by the River" Rodgers and Hart February 21, 1935 Georgie Stoll a ...more...

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Professional ratings Review scores Source Rating Allmusic [1] Slant [2] Moulin Rouge! Music from Baz Luhrmann's Film is a soundtrack album to Baz Luhrmann's 2001 film Moulin Rouge!. It was released on May 8, 2001. The album features most of the songs featured in the film. However, some of the songs are alternate versions and there are two or three major songs that are left off. The original film versions and extra songs were featured on the second soundtrack.[3] Songs The soundtrack consists almost entirely of cover versions—"Come What May", composed by David Baerwald and Kevin Gilbert, is the only original song on the album.[4] The opening track, "Nature Boy", is performed by David Bowie, though in the film the song is performed by actor John Leguizamo as the character Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Originally by American singer-songwriter eden ahbez, the song is reprised as the last song on the soundtrack with performances by Bowie and Massive Attack, along with a dialogue by Nicole Kidman.[5] " ...more...

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Stevland Hardaway Morris (né Judkins; born May 13, 1950),[1] known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. A child prodigy, he is considered to be one of the most critically and commercially successful musical performers of the late 20th century.[2] Wonder signed with Motown's Tamla label at the age of 11,[2] and he continued performing and recording for Motown into the 2010s. He has been blind since shortly after birth.[3] Among Wonder's works are singles such as "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours", "Superstition", "Sir Duke", "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" and "I Just Called to Say I Love You"; and albums such as Talking Book, Innervisions and Songs in the Key of Life.[2] He has recorded more than 30 U.S. top ten hits and received 25 Grammy Awards, one of the most-awarded male solo artists, and has sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the top 60 best-selling music artists.[4] Wonder is also noted for his work ...more...

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The Genius Hits the Road

Professional ratings Review scores Source Rating Allmusic [1] Warr.org [2] The Genius Hits the Road is a 1960 album by Ray Charles. The concept album focuses on songs written about various parts of the United States. It peaked at number nine on the pop album charts and produced a hit single, "Georgia on My Mind". Track listing Original LP release Side 1 "Alabamy Bound" (Buddy DeSylva, Bud Green, Ray Henderson) – 1:55 "Georgia on My Mind" (Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell) – 3:35 "Basin Street Blues" (Spencer Williams) – 2:46 "Mississippi Mud" (Harry Barris, James Cavanaugh) – 3:24 "Moonlight In Vermont" (John Blackburn, Karl Suessdorf) – 3:02 "New York's My Home" (Gordon Jenkins) – 3:05 Side 2 "California, Here I Come" (Buddy DeSylva, Al Jolson, Joseph Meyer) – 2:10 "Moon Over Miami" (Joe Burke, Edgar Leslie) – 3:20 "Deep in the Heart of Texas" (June Hershey, Don Swander) – 2:28 "Carry Me Back to Old Virginny" (James A. Bland) – 2:02 "Blue Hawaii" (Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin) – ...more...

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1947 in music

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Musicians including Thelonious Monk and Roy Eldridge in New York City in 1947 This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1947. Specific locations 1947 in British music 1947 in Norwegian music Specific genres 1947 in country music 1947 in jazz Events June 11–15 – First Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is held in Wales.[1] August 7 – Carlo Bergonzi makes his professional debut as Schaunard in La Bohème at the Arena Argentina in Catania. October – Enrico De Angelis leaves Quartetto Cetra to join the army. Lucia Mannucci replaces him. Jack Brymer becomes principal clarinettist of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Patti Page signs with Mercury. Frankie Laine earns the first of his 21 gold records. Kay Starr signs with Capitol. George Jones begins performing. Ernesto Bonino embarks on his Latin American tour. The Amadeus Quartet is founded, as the Brainin Quartet. Bernard Greenhouse and John Serry Sr. appear in Studio One on the CBS network. ...more...

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List of Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees

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List of Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees

The Songwriters Hall of Fame was founded in 1969 by songwriter Johnny Mercer and music publishers Abe Olman and Howie Richmond to honor those whose work represents a spectrum of the most beloved songs from the world's popular music songbook. The Hall of Fame only existed as an online virtual collection until 2010, when it was first put on display as a physical gallery inside The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.[1] Through 2010, 401 individuals have been inducted.[2][3][4][5] 1970s Return to top of page 1970 Fred E. Ahlert Ernest Ball Katharine Lee Bates Irving Berlin William Billings James A. Bland James Brockman Lew Brown Nacio Herb Brown Alfred Bryan Joe Burke Johnny Burke Anne Caldwell Harry Carroll Sidney Clare George M. Cohan Con Conrad Sam Coslow Hart Pease Danks Reginald De Koven Peter De Rose Buddy De Sylva Mort Dixon Walter Donaldson Paul Dresser Dave Dreyer Al Dubin Vernon Duke Gus Edwards (The Star Maker) Raymond B. Egan Daniel Decatur Emmett Ted Fiorito Fred F ...more...

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Waikiki Wedding

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Waikiki Wedding

Waikiki Wedding is a 1937 American musical film directed by Frank Tuttle and starring Bing Crosby, Bob Burns, Martha Raye, and Shirley Ross.[1] Crosby plays the part of Tony Marvin, a PR man charged with extolling the virtues of Hawaii. The female lead, played by Shirley Ross is a local beauty queen who makes unhelpful comments about the islands. Bob Burns, along with Martha Raye, are the "comic relief". Amongst the supporting cast was a young Anthony Quinn. It was made by Paramount Pictures as a rival to the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers films then being made by RKO Pictures. The film is best remembered for the song "Sweet Leilani" with words and music by Harry Owens, which won the Oscar for Best Song in 1937. Other songs included "Blue Hawaii", "In a Little Hula Heaven", "Nani Ona Pua", "Okolehao", and "Sweet Is the Word for You". Cast Bing Crosby as Tony Marvin Bob Burns as Shad Buggle Martha Raye as Myrtle Finch Shirley Ross as Georgia Smith George Barbier as J.P. Todhunter Leif Erickson ...more...

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The Windows of the World

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The Windows of the World

Professional ratings Review scores Source Rating Allmusic [1] The Windows of the World is the title of the eighth studio album by Dionne Warwick, released August 1967 when the title cut was in the Top 40. History The single "The Windows of the World" had been recorded 13 April 1967 in the same session which produced Warwick's recording of "(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me"1 also included on The Windows of the World album. The album featured four other recordings of Burt Bacharach/Hal David compositions, these four tracks all originating in a 9 April 1966 session and thus predating Warwick's December 1966 album release Here Where There is Love and being omitted from it; two of these four tracks had appeared on the Billboard Hot 100 the first being the December 1966 single release "Another Night" (#49) and the second "The Beginning of Loneliness" (#79) released March 1967 as the original A-side of the "Alfie". The other two album tracks from the 9 April 1966 session were the B-side of ...more...

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1937 in music

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1937 Works Progress Administration production of Il trovatore This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1937. Specific locations 1937 in British music 1937 in Norwegian music Specific genres 1937 in country music 1937 in jazz Events January 24 – Ernest John Moeran completes the revised version of his Symphony in G minor, dedicated to conductor Hamilton Harty.[1] March 6 – Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears first meet, in London.[2] May 12 – At the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in Westminster Abbey, William Walton's ceremonial march, "Crown Imperial", originally written for his predecessor, King Edward VIII, is performed for the first time. June 2 – The incomplete version of Alban Berg's opera Lulu is premièred in Zürich (it is later completed in a version premiered in 1979) June 8 – After a New York recital with pianist José Iturbi, violinist Manuel Quiroga is hit by a truck while crossing Times Square. Première of Carl Orff's Carmina Bu ...more...

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1934 in music

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This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1934. Specific locations 1934 in British music 1934 in Norwegian music Specific genres 1934 in country music 1934 in jazz Events May 28 – The Glyndebourne festival of opera is inaugurated in England. June – Baritone Sir Henry Lytton retires from the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company. September–October – Folk song collector John Lomax makes the first recordings of "Rock Island Line" at prison farms in Arkansas. November 7 – Sergei Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (written July 3 – August 18 at the Villa Senar in Switzerland) is premiered with the composer at the piano at the Lyric Opera House in Baltimore, Maryland, with the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Leopold Stokowski. On December 24, the same ensemble make the first recording, at RCA Victor's Trinity Church Studio in Camden, New Jersey. African American jazz musician Sun Ra's professional musical career begins. Quintette du Hot Club de France is establi ...more...

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Bing Crosby, Collectors' Classics - Vols. 1-8

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Bing Crosby, Collectors' Classics - Vols. 1-8 are a set of Decca Records compilation albums by Bing Crosby featuring songs from his various films over the years. The albums were issued as 10” LPs numbered DL6008 to DL6015 and 4-disc 45rpm sets numbered 9-194 to 9-201. Background In January 1951, Bing Crosby was honoured with various awards and special radio programs on what was described as his 20th anniversary as a single in show business. Decca celebrated by issuing this comprehensive set of the commercial recordings of songs from his films. Billboard had given advance details: Track listings Track listings from Bing Crosby discography. Recording dates follow song titles. Bing Crosby, Collectors' Classics - Vol. 1 Track listing (DL 6008) Side one (tracks 1-3 from Here Is My Heart; track 4 from The Big Broadcast of 1936) No. Title Writer(s) Performed with Length 1. "June in January" (November 9, 1934) Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin Georgie Stoll and His Orchestra 3:13 2. "Love Is Just Around the Corner ...more...

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1936 in music

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1936 in music

This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1936. Specific locations 1936 in British music 1936 in Norwegian music Specific genres 1936 in country music 1936 in jazz Events January 4 – Billboard magazine publishes its first music hit parade March 28 – Inaugural concert of the São Paulo City Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ernst Mehlich April 19 – In Barcelona, Alban Berg's Violin Concerto is given its première, by Louis Krasner May 2 – Peter and the Wolf (Петя и волк, Petya i volk), a Russian fairy tale of Sergei Prokofiev's composition, debuts at the Nezlobin Theater in Moscow, Soviet Union, but attracts little attention at this time. December 24 – Release of the film Natalka Poltavka in Ukraine, the first filmed Russian opera. Nat King Cole's recording career begins. Count Basie begins recording with his own band, which includes Lester Young. José Iturbi becomes conductor of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. John Serry Sr. begins extended appea ...more...

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Sana Dalawa ang Puso

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Sana Dalawa ang Puso

Sana Dalawa ang Puso (Lit: Wish There Were Two Hearts / English: Two Hearts) is a 2018 Philippine romantic comedy television series starring Jodi Sta. Maria in her first dual role, together with Richard Yap and Robin Padilla.[1] The series premiered on ABS-CBN's PrimeTanghali noontime block and worldwide via The Filipino Channel on January 29, 2018, replacing Ikaw Lang ang Iibigin.[2][3] The series marks the Sta. Maria-Yap reunion on television, five years after the long-running pre-noontime drama Be Careful With My Heart. Synopsis The story revolves around Mona and Lisa, two different women with identical faces, both facing challenging ordeals in their lives. Lisa is a strict and hardworking boss in her father's business, the Laureano Group of Companies. Her world suddenly turns upside down when her father Juancho betroths her to their business rival's son Martin Co. In order to avoid the arranged marriage, Lisa hides with one of her workers, Leo Tabayoyong. Mona, a tomboyish girl and Lisa's look-alike, ...more...

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Keith Carradine

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Keith Carradine

Keith Ian Carradine (born August 8, 1949) is an American actor, singer and songwriter who has had success on stage, film and television. He is known for his roles as Tom Frank in Robert Altman's Nashville, Wild Bill Hickok in the HBO series Deadwood, FBI agent Frank Lundy in Dexter and US President Conrad Dalton in Madam Secretary. In addition, he is a Golden Globe- and Academy Award-winning songwriter. As a member of the Carradine family, he is part of an acting dynasty that began with his father, John Carradine. Early life Keith Carradine was born in San Mateo, California. He is the son of actress and artist Sonia Sorel (née Henius), and actor John Carradine.[2] His paternal half-brothers are Bruce and David Carradine, his maternal half-brother is Michael Bowen, and his full brothers are Christopher and Robert Carradine. His maternal great-grandfather was biochemist Max Henius, and his maternal great-grandmother was the sister of historian Johan Ludvig Heiberg.[3] Carradine's childhood was difficult. He ...more...

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Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill

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Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill is a play with music by Lanie Robertson, recounting some events in the life of Billie Holiday. The play originally premiered in 1986 at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, and soon played Off-Broadway. The play opened on Broadway in 2014. Production history Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill premiered at the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia, on April 16, 1986, with direction by Woodie King, Jr. and Reenie Upchurch as Billie Holiday.[1] The play was next produced Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre on June 5, 1986,[1] and then opened in a Vineyard Theatre production at the Westside Theatre on September 7, 1986.[2][3] This production closed on May 17, 1987 after 281 performances. Directed by Andre Ernotte, Lonette McKee starred as Holiday. In February 1987 S. Epatha Merkerson took over the role of Billie Holiday.[4] The play won the 1987 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Book (Robertson).[5] The Hollywood Playhouse (in California) produced Lady Da ...more...

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Bret McKenzie

Bret Peter Tarrant McKenzie, ONZM (born 29 June 1976) is an Oscar winning New Zealand comedian, actor, musician and producer. He is one half of musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords along with Jemaine Clement. The duo's comedy and music became the basis of a BBC radio series and then an oft-lauded American television series, which aired for two seasons on HBO. McKenzie served as music supervisor for two Muppet films, The Muppets (2011) and Muppets Most Wanted (2014), the former of which won him an Academy Award for Best Original Song for the song "Man or Muppet". His latest work has seen him write the lyrics to the 2016 Sainsburys Christmas advert featuring James Corden on vocals. [1] As an actor, he portrayed Lindir in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies, respectively: in the first he remained unnamed with fans naming him Figwit, a character originally cast as an extra who gained attention thanks to the trilogy's fan community, and in The Hobbit is credited as Lindir, a ...more...

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Boulevard is a 2014 American drama film directed by Dito Montiel and written by Douglas Soesbe. Starring Robin Williams, Kathy Baker, Roberto Aguire, Eleonore Hendricks, Giles Matthey and Bob Odenkirk, the film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 20, 2014.[3] The film was released on July 10, 2015 in a limited release by Starz Digital.[4] Plot Nolan Mack has worked at the same bank for almost 26 years in a life of monotony. He and his wife Joy have embraced their marriage as a convenient and comfortable distraction from facing reality. However one day, what starts as an aimless drive down an unfamiliar street turns into a life-altering decision for Nolan when he meets a troubled young hustler named Leo on his drive home from visiting his ailing father at a hospital. Nolan begins to seek Leo out and spend time with him. The relationship is never consummated, but they spend hours talking. As Nolan spends more time with Leo, he finds himself breaking from the confines of his old life and coming to ...more...

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Signature Allahrakka Rahman ( pronunciation ; born A. S. Dileep Kumar) known professionally as A. R. Rahman, is an Indian composer, singer-songwriter, and music producer. A. R. Rahman's works are noted for integrating Indian classical music with electronic music, world music and traditional orchestral arrangements. Among his awards are six National Film Awards, two Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe, fifteen Filmfare Awards and seventeen Filmfare Awards South. He has been awarded the Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award, in 2010 by the Government of India.[1] In 2009, Rahman was included on the Time 100 list of the world's most influential people.[2] The UK-based world-music magazine Songlines named him one of "Tomorrow's World Music Icons" in August 2011.[3] South Indian fans of Rahman refer him with the nickname of "The Mozart of Madras", and "Isai Puyal" (English: the Musical Storm).[4] With an in-house studio (Panchathan Record Inn in Chennai), Rahman's film-scor ...more...

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Igor Stravinsky conducting in 1929 This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1929. Specific locations 1929 in British music 1929 in Norwegian music Specific genres 1929 in country music 1929 in jazz Events January 1 – Pianist and composer Abram Chasins makes his professional debut playing his own piano concerto with the Philadelphia Orchestra. January 11 – Karol Szymanowski's Stabat Mater is premiered. January 22 – Gordon Jacob's First String Quartet is premiered by the Spencer Dyke Quartet in London February 4 – First recording of George Gershwin's An American in Paris, by Nathaniel Shilkret and the Victor Symphony Orchestra February 19 – UK première of Béla Bartók's still-unpublished Third String Quartet, by The Hungarian String Quartet at the Wigmore Hall, London. May 17 – Sergei Prokofiev's Symphony No. 3 is premiered in Paris. May 21 Season opening of Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, in Paris, with the first performances of Igor Stravinsky's Rena ...more...

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Adele Laurie Blue Adkins MBE (; born 5 May 1988) is an English singer and songwriter. After graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year. In 2007, she received the Brit Awards "Critics' Choice" award and won the BBC Sound of 2008 poll. Her debut album, 19, was released in 2008 to commercial and critical success. It is certified seven times platinum in the UK, and three times platinum in the US. The album contains her first song, "Hometown Glory", written when she was 16, which is based on her home suburb of West Norwood in London. An appearance she made on Saturday Night Live in late 2008 boosted her career in the US. At the 51st Grammy Awards in 2009, Adele received the awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Adele released her second studio album, 21, in 2011. The album was critically well received and surpassed the success of her debut, earn ...more...

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Barbra Streisand

Barbara Joan "Barbra" Streisand (; born April 24, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker. In a career spanning six decades, she has achieved success in multiple fields of entertainment and has been recognized with two Academy Awards,[1] ten Grammy Awards including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and the Grammy Legend Award,[2] five Emmy Awards including one Daytime Emmy,[3] a Special Tony Award, an American Film Institute award, a Kennedy Center Honors prize,[4] four Peabody Awards,[5] the Presidential Medal of Freedom,[6] and nine Golden Globes.[7] She is among a small group of entertainers who have been honored with an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award, and is one of only two artists in that group who have also won a Peabody.[8] After beginning a successful recording career in the 1960s, Streisand ventured into film by the end of that decade. She starred in the critically acclaimed Funny Girl, for which she won the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.[9] H ...more...

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Elton John

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Elton John

Sir Elton Hercules John CBE (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight; 25 March 1947)[1][2][3] is an English singer, pianist, and composer. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriting partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date. In his five-decade career Elton John has sold more than 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world.[4][5] He has more than fifty Top 40 hits, including seven consecutive No. 1 US albums, 58 Billboard Top 40 singles, 27 Top 10, four No. 2 and nine No. 1. For 31 consecutive years (1970–2000) he had at least one song in the Billboard Hot 100. His tribute single "Candle in the Wind 1997", rewritten in dedication to Princess Diana, sold over 33 million copies worldwide and is the best-selling single in the history of the UK and US singles charts.[6][7][8] He has also composed music, produced records, and has occasionally acted in films. John owned Watford Football Club from 1976 to 1987, and 1997 to 2002. He is an h ...more...

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Why Bring That Up?

Why Bring That Up? is a 1929 American Pre-Code black-and-white musical film starring minstrel show comedians Charles Mack and George Moran, as blackface team Two Black Crows.[1] The title of the film was part of the "vernacular of the day".[2] It was the duo's first talking comedy film.[3] Plot George's partner in vaudeville quits their act, claiming that Betty has broken his heart. George then teams up with Charlie, a stranded trouper, and Irving becomes their manager. Later, in New York, the "Two Black Crows" star in their own revue and save money to build their own theater on Broadway. Betty comes to the theater with her lover, who poses as a cousin and induces George to hire her. He showers her with jewels and money. She tries to persuade George to invest in oil stock her lover is selling, and though their act is a success, Charlie fires Betty. When Charlie and Betty's lover quarrel, Charlie is injured. Cast Charles Mack - Mack George Moran - Moran Evelyn Brent - Betty Harry Green - Irving Be ...more...

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