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  • Harry Potter gala was thrill for Orlando Philharmonic

     
    How to explain to nonmusicians what it must have been like for the members of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra to perform at the opening gala of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter with legendary composer/conductor John Williams? It would be like a swim...
  • College Football 2010 Rankings: No. 71 Central Michigan

     
    The Orlando Sentinel’s 2010 college football preseason rankings will count down Football Bowl Subdivision teams from 120 to 1. Today at No. 71: Central Michigan. Watch Matt Murschel and I discuss teams No. 80-71: Why is Central Michigan No. 71? No Da...
  • 'Jaws' took a bite out of movie history 35 years ago this week

     
    Susan King covers classic Hollywood for the Hero Complex blog. Here, she dips a toe into the history of the first summer blockbuster, "Jaws," which was released 35 years ago this week. Duh-dum ... duh-dum ... Movie audiences didn’t know......
  • Prince, Drew, Rod and Mama -- the World's Greatest Podcast

     
    Mary Schmich is out of town attending to matters related to her mother's death Friday (see Mary's Mama column anthology). That subject came up on WGN AM 720 this morning as John Williams and I took a spin through some......
  • Tower tweaker: Changes in the WGN-AM schedule

     
    P-Ro reports Midday host John Williams is moving yet again on the WGN-AM 720 schedule, this time to early afternoons, where he will be reunited with on-air partner and newsman Steve Bertrand. The tweak to the schedule, the latest change......
  • More Artscape food: One take on the newest options

     
    John-John Williams IV hit Artscape at his lunch hour and sampled some of the newer food options, including that fish-dog. Here's his take:Funnel cake, pad Thai, kabobs, frozen tropical-themed drinks and lemonade.Let’s face it. Food at festivals...
  • Series finale

     
    It will have all been a dream. Tune in the John Williams show from 11 to 11:30 a.m. today on WGN AM 720 for the last regularly scheduled John, Mary and Eric Wednesday jibber jabber....
  • Music review: Gustavo Dudamel conducts the L.A. Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl [Updated]

     
    After conducting "Carmen" in concert and a Bernstein/Gershwin program at the Hollywood Bowl this week, Gustavo Dudamel finished up his short summer Los Angeles Philharmonic stint with a Latin-themed grab bag Thursday. He chose music that would be...
  • Pacific Symphony wants you to follow Twitter during concert

     
    When is following Twitter during a classical concert not considered rude? How about when the orchestra expressly asks you to? The Pacific Symphony is requesting that patrons break with the rules of concert decorum on Saturday by keeping their cellphones.....
  • Cyndi Lauper Friday night at the Greek Theatre

     
    It's been more than 25 years since her hit "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun," and pop chameleon Cyndi Lauper is still shaking things up. Her previous album "Brink Ya to the Brink" delved into Euro-dance. Her latest, "Memphis Blues," covers classic blues --...
  • Smashing Pumpkins, Slash, Common, Kid Cudi play Sunset Strip Music Festival

     
    This street festival pays homage to the iconic Sunset Strip and its history of rock ’n’ roll mayhem. The fest will shut down three blocks of Sunset Boulevard with two outdoor stages, food and merchandise vendors, a beer garden, and four rock club...