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I'm Filmmaker Kelsey Taylor, and This Is How I Work
For the 40th anniversary of the first Alien film, 20th Century Fox commissioned six new short films set in the Alien universe. The most popular was Alien: Specimen, directed and produced by Kelsey Taylor. Taylor has also worked on projects for CollegeHumor, 1…
For the 40th anniversary of the first Alien film, 20th Century Fox commissioned six new short films set in the Alien universe. The most popular was Alien: Specimen, directed and produced by Kelsey Taylor. Taylor has also worked on projects for CollegeHumor, 1… [+10718 chars]
Nick Douglas
2019-08-07 13:00:00




Disney’s composer-focused podcast debuts this week
This Friday, Disney Music Group will launch a podcast that delves into some of its most beloved scores and the people behind them. For Scores includes interviews with composers who've worked across Disney's various enterprises: Disney, Marvel, Pixar, Lucasfil…
The first four episodes, all of which will drop at once, feature Alan Silvestri (several Marvel flicks, including Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame), Pinar Toprak (Captain Marvel), Harry Gregson-Williams (Penguins) and Henry Jackman (Wreck-It Ralph… [+413 chars]
Kris Holt
2019-08-20 18:28:00




The Couple in This Famous Woodstock Album Cover Photo Is Still Together 50 Years Later
For Nick and Bobbi Ercoline—who are still together a half-century later—the 50th anniversary of the 1969 music festival is a bittersweet one.
For the couple seen embracing under a blanket on the cover of the Woodstock soundtrack, milestone anniversaries of the music festival in Bethel, N.Y., are usually happy occasions. Ever since LIFE magazine’s 20th anniversary commemorative edition revealed tha… [+3953 chars]
Olivia B. Waxman
2019-08-12 17:15:14




Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody video hits 1 billion views on YouTube - CNET
It's the first pre-1990s video to reach that milestone.
Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody video is still popular more than 40 years after its release. Bob King/Getty Images Queen's music video for Bohemian Rhapsody may have come out more than 40 years ago, but it's still a hot commodity. The video passed one billion vie… [+1730 chars]
Abrar Al-Heeti
2019-07-22 20:23:03




Listen in on all of the great performances from 1969's Woodstock music festival
So that shindig that was being planned to capitalize upon the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival ? Not happening. I think that's fine: some moments deserve to be looked back upon, relished and then, left the hell alone. As the festival's main fo…
So that shindig that was being planned to capitalize upon the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival? Not happening. I think that's fine: some moments deserve to be looked back upon, relished and then, left the hell alone. As the festival's main foc… [+1480 chars]
Seamus Bellamy
2019-08-16 12:00:34




Woodstock Didn’t Actually Take Place in the Town of Woodstock. Here’s Why
The venue for the legendary 1969 music festival changed not once, not twice, but four times. Here's why.
Billed as “An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music,” the music festival that would become the 20th century’s most famous was always called Woodstock. But Woodstock, which spanned three days in August of 1969, was not actually held in the Woodstock… [+3260 chars]
Nadia Suleman
2019-08-13 15:00:27




The life of the late, iconic Toni Morrison, the first African American female author to win a Nobel Prize
Toni Morrison, the 1993 Nobel laureate in literature, has died at the age of 88. Morrison found success across several genres as she created stories that explored the nuances of African-American life in America. Visit INSIDER's homepage for more stories. Toni…
In 1994, she published the novel "Jazz," which explores marital relationships in 20th-century Harlem. While working as a professor at Princeton University, Morrison established the Princeton Atelier in 1994, a workshop for writers and performers to provide… [+694 chars]
Ellen Cranley
2019-08-06 16:51:27




Quentin Tarantino says 'Kung Fu Panda' is just a 'straight-up parody' of 'Kill Bill'
Quentin Tarantino thinks "Kung Fu Panda" is a rip off of the "Kill Bill" films, which he directed. The director told BBC Radio 1 that "Kung Fu Panda" was "a straight-up parody" of "Kill Bill" — "in every way." The Dreamworks animated film does bear a number o…
The influence of Quentin Tarantino is felt across the entertainment industry. The iconic director is often referenced in major film and TV franchises, like "The Simpsons," and even the Marvel Comic Universe. Sometimes, this means Tarantino's unmistakable… [+2086 chars]
Tom Murray
2019-08-15 12:25:00




You Need to Listen to More Bossa Nova
After the death of João Gilberto, one of the Brazilian genre's founding fathers, we look back on how the style's mid-century success changed pop music forever.
Before American pop music openly took cues from the rest of the world, bossa nova changed how the country thought about international music. The reflective genre flipped the jazz world on its head, blending the rhythms of Brazilian samba with the storied trad… [+20726 chars]
Rob Arcand, Lia Kantrowitz, Leslie Horn
2019-07-29 12:00:00




Woodstock Had Some of the Most Legendary Performances in History. But Many Attendees Never Heard a Single Note
A too-small soundsystem, combined with oppressive physical conditions, made it difficult for many at Woodstock to focus on the music.
The musical lineup at Woodstock was unparalleled: Jimi Hendrix, the Who, Janis Joplin, Sly & the Family Stone and many more showed up to play at Max Yasgur’s farm in Bethel, New York, 50 years ago in August, 1969. Many of the performances that took place … [+4122 chars]
Andrew R. Chow
2019-08-01 14:55:38




Legendary Broadway Producer Hal Prince Has Died
Prince won a record 21 Tony Awards as producer and director of some of Broadway’s biggest hits.
July 31 (Reuters) - Harold Hal Prince, who won a record 21 Tony Awards as producer and director of some of Broadways biggest hits of the second half of the 20th century including The Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret and Evit… [+5380 chars]
Reuters
2019-08-01 06:40:53




Peppa Pig is now a gay icon because stan Twitter is committed to a bit
Cartoon character Peppa Pig’s first album was released on July 19. However, the character has a long history of meme stardom ranging from her “very grown-up” music and feud with Suzy Sheep. Now, stan Twitter has memed her into a gay icon, parodying pop music …
Childrens entertainment superstar Peppa Pig released her first album, aptly titled My First Album, on July 19. The impact of a true artiste like Peppa was immediate no other female pop icon could ever dream of reaching the heights Peppa did with the nuance ac… [+6716 chars]
Palmer Haasch
2019-07-25 14:42:26




A group including Macklemore, Ciara, and Microsoft's CEO will buy a stake in Seattle's pro soccer team
A group of Seattleites from the music, sports, and tech scenes will buy a stake in the city's MLS team, the Seattle Sounders, Bloomberg reported. The purchasing group includes Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, rapper Macklemore, singer Ciara, and M…
Mike Fietchner/Sounders FC Communications
  • A group of Seattleites from the music, sports, and tech scenes will buy a stake in the city's MLS team, the Seattle Sounders, Bloomberg reported.
  • The purchasing group includes Seattle Seahawks quarter… [+2753 chars]
    Ben Winck
    2019-08-13 20:23:45




Panamericana House / Bernardes Arquitetura + Sala2 Arquitetura
According to George Gershwin, 20th century American composer, true music repeats thoughts and aspirations of the people of its time. Similarly, it can be said that architecture gives shape to people’s dreams of living well. For this house in São Paulo, the in…
© Evelyn Muller + 33 © Evelyn Muller Text description provided by the architects. According to George Gershwin, 20th century American composer, true music repeats thoughts and aspirations of the people of its time. Similarly, it can be said that architectu… [+2430 chars]
Pilar Caballero
2019-08-21 14:00:00




Disney Music Group Launches Composer Podcast Series
Disney Music Group, in association with Treefort Media, will debut “For Scores,” a new podcast series featuring interviews with film and television composers from Disney, Marvel, Pixar, Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox. Set to launch this week, the podcast is h…
Disney Music Group, in association with Treefort Media, will debut “For Scores,” a new podcast series featuring interviews with film and television composers from Disney, Marvel, Pixar, Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox. Set to launch this week, the podcast is … [+3316 chars]
Shirley Halperin
2019-08-20 12:01:40




How radio ads helped shape Quentin Tarantino’s 1969 L.A. for ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’
In a world of unskippable ads, KHJ Radio set the tone and mood for Tarantino’s movie, and the director made radio spots a significant part of it. (No spoilers!) Much of the hype around Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood has been around the dire…
Much of the hype around Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood has been around the director’s ability to accurately build a specific time and place, in this case 1969 Los Angeles.A huge part of that was how Tarantino deftly used radio as a device t… [+4766 chars]
Jeff Beer
2019-07-31 15:10:34




"The Simpsons" creator has "no doubt" sequel movie will happen under Disney
The 2007 movie, released by 20th Century Fox, grossed over $500 million worldwide
“The Simpsons Movie” was a massive success for 20th Century Fox when it opened theatrically in July 2007. With $527 million worldwide, the long-awaited film based on the Fox animated series ended the year as the eighth biggest box office hit. “The Simpsons Mo… [+2170 chars]
Zack Sharf
2019-07-23 13:15:36




Ishkur’s Guide to Electronic Music: An Interactive, Encyclopedic Data Visualization of 120 Years of Electronic Music
In a very short span of time, the descriptor “electronic music” has come to sound as overly broad as “classical.” But where what we (often incorrectly) call classical developed over hundreds of years, electronic music proliferated into hundreds of fractal for…
In a very short span of time, the descriptor electronic music has come to sound as overly broad as classical. But where what we (often incorrectly) call classical developed over hundreds of years, electronic music proliferated into hundreds of fractal forms i… [+4678 chars]
Josh Jones
2019-08-21 08:00:29




Where did the melody go? (2017)
When melody, harmony and rhythm interact in a meaningful way, it is powerful and magical. It can ignite emotion and provoke thought. When listening to current mainstream music however, it becomes very clear that the place of melody as one of music’s basic bui…
Editor's note: This rumination by TV composer and soundware developer Yuval Shrem (the brains behind Broadway Big Band) has been in our hands for some time now. We've been trying to find the right home for it in the magazine, and considering how to break it u… [+33173 chars]
Yuval Shrem
2019-08-10 10:30:23




Which book you should read based on your next travel destination
Books are set in a variety of locations around the globe and it can be fun to read a story that's set in a place that you're visiting. While in The Hamptons, enjoy the richness of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby." Enjoy Maria Semple's "Where'd You Go …
John Kennedy Toole's hilarious novel follows Ignatius J. Reilly as he bumbles through the French Quarter of New Orleans. Louisiana landmarks like the Mississippi River, the hot dog stands, the former D.H. Holmes Department Store, Werlein's Music Store, and… [+398 chars]
Allie Lembo
2019-08-07 14:48:05
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