| Aug 7, 2012
| 8:24 PM
SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Symphony was mourning Tuesday after the sudden passing of its principal pops conductor, 68-year-old Marvin Hamlisch.
Hamlisch joined the San Diego Symphony as the principal "Pops" conductor in 2006. Symphony officials said...
| Aug 8, 2012
When Marvin Hamlisch auditioned for the Juilliard School of Music, he played not Chopin or Mozart but the American folk standard "Goodnight, Irene," a choice that could have had lamentable results for any other prospective student.
But Hamlisch quickly...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 10:36 AM
Marvin Hamlisch was a 6-year-old prodigy when he was accepted into the Juilliard School of Music. He went on to train intensively with the goal of becoming the next great classical pianist. But Hamlisch ultimately decided to play a different tune, a...
| Jan 5, 2014
It's customary for us ink-stained (and now, of course, pixel-stained) wretches to look back on the year's films and pluck out 10 titles that we ordain collectively as top 10 lists.
This process was fun the first 20 or so times I did it, but there is...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Gamblers and Academy Award handicappers have long known that Oscar has a "tell": There's a strong connection between editing and the best picture winner.
Since editing became an Oscar category in 1934, only nine films have won best picture without at...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 11:18 AM
[On Monday mornings, Movies Now will be looking at some aspect of the No. 1 movie over the weekend. This week: Robert Redford's homecoming in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier."]
Robert Redford long ago transitioned from matinee idol to Hollywood...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 9:01 AM
The 29th Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced Tuesday that Robert Redford will receive the American Riviera Award at a tribute Feb. 7 at the Arlington Theatre.
The festival takes place Jan. 30 through Feb. 9.
Redford, 77, has starred in...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 8:45 AM
If you closed your eyes for only a moment or two, you would have bet money — maybe a lot of it — that Robert Downey Jr. was once again playing Tony Stark.
The 49-year-old actor was in full-throttle "Iron Man" mode: riffing rapidly, almost...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 3:09 PM
The actor and director Robert Redford has sued New York state to stop it from trying to collect $1.57 million in personal income taxes over his 2005 sale of a stake in the Sundance Channel.
In a complaint filed on July 31 against the New York State...