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New York Magazine

New York Magazine

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Billboard

Billboard

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In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.

The World of Musicals: An Encyclopedia of Stage, Screen, and Song [2 volumes]

The World of Musicals: An Encyclopedia of Stage, Screen, and Song [2 volumes]

Author: Mark A. Robinson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440800979

Category: Social Science

Page: 877

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This wide-ranging, two-volume encyclopedia of musicals old and new will captivate young fans—and prove invaluable to those contemplating staging a musical production. • Offers 700 alphabetically arranged entries related to musicals in theatre, film, and television • Spans the history of musical theatre from Gilbert and Sullivan operettas in the late 1800s to the present • Concentrates on musicals that are historically important and/or of mainstream interest, as well as those that might be examined in a high school music, music history, or theatre class • Features a teacher-friendly guide to the most popular musicals performed by high schools, discussing casting/characters, costume needs, notes on the difficulty of the music, and more • Includes a selected bibliography, discography, and videography as well as a chronology capturing key events in the history of the musical

The Films of Alan Parker, 1976äóñ2003

The Films of Alan Parker, 1976äóñ2003

Author: David F. Gonthier, Jr.

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476619279

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 324

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The offbeat musicals Fame 1980), Pink Floyd—The Wall (1982), The Commitments 1991) and Evita (1996)... The stylized biopics Midnight Express (1978), Mississippi Burning (1988), The Road to Wellville (1994) and Angela’s Ashes (1999)... The visceral social dramas Shoot the Moon (1982), Birdy (1984), Come See the Paradise (1990) and The Life of David Gale (2003)... The one-of-kind genre films Bugsy Malone (1979) and Angel Heart (1987)... These are the films of British director, writer, producer and cartoonist Sir Alan Parker. Among many awards and a knighthood, Parker is the founding director of the Director’s Guild of Great Britain, and in 2013 won the honorary British Academy of Film and Television Arts Fellowship Award. Parker is known for his humility as a director and has never considered himself an auteur: “I have total admiration for film crews. They are the true heroes of the filmmaking process, not directors.” He has worked alongside producer Alan Marshall, cinematographer Michael Seresin and the late film editor, Gerry Hambling. This book is the first study of his complete body of feature films (1976–2003).

Pandamonium!

Pandamonium!

Author: Simon Williams

Publisher: Nine Eight Books

ISBN: 9781788707299

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 287

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'Hilarious, heart-wrenching and packed with British music history.' - COLDPLAY It's a life-and-near-death story. But whose life? And whose near-death? As a one-time NME journalist, former Xfm radio presenter, toilet-circuit promoter and the founder of enduring homespun British record label Fierce Panda, Simon Williams has been at the cutting, cutting, cutting edge of all things 'indie' for over thirty years. During his tenure as managing director of Fierce Panda (a role he holds to this day), Simon was responsible for tripping over bands such as Coldplay, Keane, Placebo and countless other acts of independent hue - some of whom have gone on to achieve earth-shattering musical superstardom, while others have merely baffled the crowd at the Bull & Gate in north London on a wet Wednesday evening. Unfiltered and unflinching, Pandamonium! is the story of Simon's time at the indie coalface, filled with insider anecdotes to entertain music enthusiasts everywhere - from the origins of a bootlegged Oasis release to Chris Martin's delight at reaching number ninety-two in the charts. But it is also the story of how Simon tried to bring a premature end to proceedings, documenting in blunt, matter-of-fact detail his longstanding mental-health struggles. Yet, despite his raw and often poignant honesty, Simon writes with the warmth, wit, self-deprecation and wide-eyed good fortune of someone who has stared into the abyss and survived, bounding down a few indie rabbit holes along the way.

In Perfect Harmony

In Perfect Harmony

Author: Will Hodgkinson

Publisher: Nine Eight Books

ISBN: 9781788705622

Category: Music

Page: 492

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In 1970, pop was in trouble. The Beatles were no more. Pink Floyd gave up on singles altogether. Led Zeppelin dismissed anything beyond their 'musical statements' as childish frippery. Thankfully, help was on its way. This comprehensive chronicle by music historian Will Hodgkinson explores how an unlikely mix of backroom songwriters, revitalised rockers, actors, producers, teen stars and children turned pop into the dominant sound and vision of the 1970s. While bands such as the Eagles and Fleetwood Mac were ruling the albums chart, the singles chart was swinging along to the tune of million-selling blockbusters by the likes of Brotherhood of Man, the Sweet and the Wombles. These were the songs you heard on Radio 1, on Saturday-night TV, at youth clubs, down the pub and even emanating from your parents' record player... It was never cool, but it was the real soundtrack of the decade. Against a rainy, smog-filled backdrop of three-day weeks, national strikes, IRA bombings and the Winter of Discontent, this unending stream of novelty songs, sentimental ballads, glam-rock stomps and blatant rip-offs offered escape, uplift, romance and the promise of eternal childhood - all released with one goal in mind: a smash hit. In Perfect Harmony takes the reader on a journey through the most colour-saturated decade in music, examining the core themes and camp spectacle of '70s singalong pop, as well as its reverberations through British culture since. This is the pioneering social history of a musical revolution.

The BFI Companion to Crime

The BFI Companion to Crime

Author: Richard Attenborough

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520215389

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 360

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"A complete and detailed guide to crime on film: prison dramas, film noir, heist movies, juvenile delinquents, serial killers, bank robbers, and many other subgenres and motifs. The historical and social background to movie crime is covered by articles on the FBI, the Mafia, the Japanese yakuza, prohibition, boxing, union rackets, drugs, poisoning, prostitution, and many other topics."--Cover.

Destabilizing the Hollywood Musical

Destabilizing the Hollywood Musical

Author: K. Kessler

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230290556

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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A critical survey of Hollywood film musicals from the 1960s to the present. This book examines how, in the post-studio system era, cultural, industrial and stylistic circumstances transformed this once happy-go-lucky genre into one both fluid and cynical enough to embrace the likes of Rocky Horror and pave the way for Cannibal! and Moulin Rouge!.

Screening the Mafia

Screening the Mafia

Author: George S. Larke-Walsh

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786443116

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 289

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The "post-classic" era of American gangster films began in 1967 with the release of Bonnie and Clyde, achieving a milestone five years later with the popular and highly influential The Godfather. This historical study explores the structure, myths and intertextual narratives found in the gangster films produced since The Godfather. The intense relationship between masculinity and ethnicity in the gangster film, especially within the movie-generated mythology of the Mafia, is carefully analyzed, and the book tracks the trends in the genre up to and including the landmark HBO television series The Sopranos (1999-2007). A selected filmography is included. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Children’S Tales and Plays

Children’S Tales and Plays

Author: Kerry Susan Drake

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781524520694

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 68

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In these childrens stories and plays, starting with Mr. Redgum and Miss Eucalyptus, read about the flora and fauna of Australia and the native threat fire is to the natural environment that Kimberley Kookaburra, Kingsley Kangaroo, Wally Wombat, Candy Koala, and Baby Joylene live in. Timberlinathe Elephant is an adventure story about when a circus elephant takes Ozwald, Peter, Jennifer, and Clarissa to Africa, Tomorrowland, Toyland with Father Christmas, and a fantasy world. King of the Land of Kurralongawigglybell! is a pantomime about the misadventure of a villain who puts a spell on the village people of Kurralongawigglybell to stop the celebration of Christmas. But a handsome Prince Edward, who recruits the help of the Wizard of AZ and Bugsy Malone to capture the villain and break the spell by singing Jingle Bells, will marry a princess for his reward. Dinosaur in My Backyard is a short play about the believable appearance of a dinosaur in Mark Phillipss backyard where he found a fossil. His school teacher thinks it is unbelievable, but that afternoon, when Dr. Seux and Marks parents discuss a television interview, Dudley the Dinosaur appears and tells them he is from the planet of Palientology.