Michael Kamen, the Grammy-winning, Oscar-nominated composer and conductor, died of an apparent heart attack Tuesday at his home in London. He was 55.
Culture mavens don't like to admit it, but most people under the age of 50 learned everything they know about classical music from TV cartoons. The introduction to orchestras goes from Tom and…
The USA series "Monk" received two Emmy nominations its first season: one for Tony Shalhoub as the obsessive-compulsive San Francisco detective, and the other for Jeff Beal's infectious theme music.
With the imminent departure of "Friends," "Frasier" and "Sex and the City," are we in for a long dry spell without smart, funny, Emmy-worthy sitcoms?
"Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night." "Miss Caswell is an actress, a graduate of the Copacabana School of Dramatic Arts." The dialogue is sacred to film buffs: Joseph L…
Elmer Bernstein -- this year's oldest Oscar nominee -- is believed to be the only individual to have been nominated in six consecutive decades. At 80, Elmer Bernstein has been writing movie music for…
Those of us who have been around long enough to remember the surprising sounds of "Switched-On Bach" will also recall a time when acoustic instruments were the only game in town. Most pop tunes are…
Unlike the Oscars, the Golden Globes dispense with live TV performances of their five song nominees. They simply play a few bars of the soundtrack recordings as each nom is announced.
"The Quiet American" might still be languishing on the shelf if Michael Caine hadn't personally lobbied Miramax chief Harvey Weinstein on the film's Oscar potential.