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  • New Orleans Is Oscar Gold

    New Orleans Is Oscar Gold
    When it comes to movie making...New Orleans is oscar gold.  The Crescent City is rich in it's Oscar history.  Many movies filmed in New Orleans in the past have been nominated and taken home Oscars.  Henry Griffin with the University of New Orleans' Film...
  • Pioneering and volatile -- the stage was his world

    Pioneering and volatile -- the stage was his world
    Last month, on a frosty night in Zagreb, Croatia, they draped the shimmering cape on the shoulders of James Brown for the last time. As the crowd cheered, the "Hardest Working Man in Show Business," whose career had begun six decades and a world away as a...
  • Revisiting the flickering poetry of Bruce Conner

    Revisiting the flickering poetry of Bruce Conner
    In a two-night event at separate venues, the UCLA Film & Television Archive, REDCAT and the Los Angeles Filmforum present two programs of the film work of artist Bruce Conner, who passed away in 2008 at 74. This is an increasingly rare opportunity to...
  • David 'Fathead' Newman dies at 75; jazz saxophonist

    David "Fathead" Newman, a jazz saxophonist who was a key member of Ray Charles' band for a dozen years and later became a high-profile session player, has died. He was 75. Newman died Tuesday of pancreatic cancer at a hospital in Kingston, N.Y.,...
  • Taylor Hackford is 'obsessed' with 'Louis & Keely'

    Taylor Hackford is 'obsessed' with 'Louis & Keely'
    Louis Prima and Keely Smith are struggling to save a marriage. If their relationship goes down in flames, so too might their lucrative lounge act. They have joined forces to become a Las Vegas sensation, but the emotions they tunefully profess in front of...
  • Just-announced concerts

    KISS at the Verizon Center on Oct. 13. Buckcherry will be the opening act. Tickets go on sale Aug. 29. 410-547-7328 or ticketmaster.com. Bruce Hornsby and The Noisemakers with The Wood Brothers (featuring Chris Wood of Medeski, Martin and Wood) at the...
  • Oscar likes to keep it real

    Oscar likes to keep it real
    " The Duchess." "W." " Changeling." " Defiance." "Frost/Nixon." "Milk." " Valkyrie." "Che." What do these films have in common, other than succinct titles? All are based on real people and events, and all happen to have release dates timed to award...
  • Poll: Will Sandra Bullock, Carey Mulligan or Gabby Sidibe win best drama actress at the Golden Globes?

     
    According the experts' predix we've pooled so far, the Golden Globe race for best drama actress is a fierce diva smackdown between Sandra Bullock ("The Blind Side") and Carey Mulligan ("An Education"). That makes sense when employing traditional awards...
  • Oscars derby update: Can 'Avatar' triumph at Golden Globes and Critics' Choice Awards to emerge as official front-runner?

     
    Now that "Avatar" has proven its enduring might with fans ($440 million at the U.S. box office after four consecutive weeks at No. 1) and film critics (82 score at RottenTomatoes), and "The Hurt Locker" just swept the film critics trifecta -- wining...
  • Gold Derby nuggets: Pete Hammond: Best actress 'down to the wire' | Oscars leading men

     
    • Pete Hammond -- who pegged Sandra Bullock as a contender weeks before anyone else -- surveys the lead actress field and finds it "all over the map." Pete concludes, "EW's annual survey of four academy voters (not the biggest sample exactly) had Streep...
  • Gold Derby nuggets: Oscars countdown | James Cameron OK with 'Avatar' Oscars spoof | Oscar gold equals box office green

     
    • Sandy Cohen reports, "Oscar producers Adam Shankman and Bill Mechanic are bridging stage and screen with an advanced, automated set at the Kodak Theatre and a super high-tech program planned for TV viewers. After days of technical tests on their stage...