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  • Review: NBC's stumble can't mask Olympics' beautiful opening ceremony

     Review: NBC's stumble can't mask Olympics' beautiful opening ceremony
    Through a fortuitous series of events, because someone knew someone who knew someone, I watched Friday's remarkable opening ceremony of the London Olympic Games by way of the BBC — which is to say, without commercials or Ryan Seacrest and with...
  • On NBC, Akram Khan loses out to Ryan Seacrest during Olympics opening

    On NBC, Akram Khan loses out to Ryan Seacrest during Olympics opening
    Viewers who tuned into NBC's telecast of the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games got to see plenty of pomp and spectacle. But the time-delayed broadcast on Friday was missing a crucial segment -- a dance tribute created by British choreographer Akram...
  • National pride, unexpectedly, in 'Henry V' at Stratford Shakespeare Festival

    National pride, unexpectedly, in 'Henry V' at Stratford Shakespeare Festival
    STRATFORD, ONTARIO — Of all of William Shakespeare's plays, "Henry V" is the drama most often interpreted as patriotically British. In the 1944 film version, Laurence Olivier used the young king's inspiring St. Crispin's Day speech, with its soaring...
  • London Olympics close with more music and much praise

    London Olympics close with more music and much praise
    It must be true: All good things indeed must come to an end — a fireworks-strafing, confetti-showering and rock-god-reviving end if you're talking about the Summer Olympics that concluded Sunday. "We lit the flame, and we lit up the world," said...
  • Film director Tony Scott had a pop music sensibility

    Film director Tony Scott had a pop music sensibility
    Some of the signature action films of Tony Scott, who authorities said died Sunday after leaping from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, had an unbilled but unforgettable character: music. Scott blockbusters such as "Top Gun" and "Beverly Hills Cop...
  • SXSW 2013: An hour in the life of a (very busy) festival

    SXSW 2013: An hour in the life of a (very busy) festival
    The first wave of more than 2,000 acts is expected to descend Tuesday on Austin, Texas, for the annual music-business blowout that is the South by Southwest Music Conference: six days (and very late nights) of performances, speeches, parties, panel...
  • "Sherlock"'s Benedict Cumberbatch Stars In Duo Roles In NT Live's "Frankenstein"

    "Sherlock"'s Benedict Cumberbatch Stars In Duo Roles In NT Live's "Frankenstein"
    That Sherlock is a beast. Benedict Cumberbatch, the hot young English actor who stars in PBS’s terrific “Sherlock” series, plays the Creature in National Theatre Live  broadcast of the National Theatre of Great Britain stage...
  • 'Slumdog Millionaire' musical in works without Danny Boyle, others

    'Slumdog Millionaire' musical in works without Danny Boyle, others
    Theater producers love turning movies into musicals, and the energetic, Oscar-winning “Slumdog Millionaire” looks like a good candidate for a screen-to-stage makeover. But after years of negotiations proved fruitless, a planned London...
  • London Symphony to pretend to play for Olympics ceremony

    London Symphony to pretend to play for Olympics ceremony
    Musicians with the London Symphony Orchestra are reportedly going to have to pull a Milli Vanilli when they appear at the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympic Games in London. Reports from Britain state that the orchestra will mimic playing to...
  • Danny Boyle inspired by 'The Tempest' for Olympics ceremony

    Danny Boyle inspired by 'The Tempest' for Olympics ceremony
    Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle said that William Shakespeare's play "The Tempest" served as an inspiration for his recently revealed designs for the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics. The live extravaganza, which will be broadcast on...
  • DVD review: It started with a 'Shallow Grave'

    Back in 1994 — long before his modest commercial success with “28 Days Later...” and his Oscar for “Slumdog Millionaire” — director Danny Boyle made the transition from TV to movies with “Shallow Grave.”...