To say that Quincy Jones is one of the most successful black musicians of the past 50 years is to minimize the accomplishment. Trumpet player, bandleader, vocal arranger, film composer, pop music…
Laura Karpman is not a composer who sits around waiting for her next assignment. If she's not currently writing the score for an indie film or a TV project, she's probably setting Shakespeare to…
Think you know what MTV looks like? Think again. When people all over the world say, "I want my MTV" -- whatever the language -- it turns out they mean different things.
Two of MTV Italia's highest-rated shows are "MTV Kitchen" and "TRL Milan." The weekly "Kitchen," hosted by Andrea Pezzi, capitalizes on the well-known Italian love of food, and features celebrities…
Few TV staples have been as reliable, or as compelling, as the police show set in New York City. A look back over four decades:
With its mean streets, melting pot diversity and critical-mass density, the milieu of New York is almost synonymous with crime drama. As if the city wasn't steeped enough in this gritty genre of…
Even when you can't remember the name of an actor in a favorite sitcom from your childhood, chances are you can still hum the theme song. As composer Jonathan Wolff ("Seinfeld") explains: "A unique…
Among New York composers, Joel Diamond's resume is broader than most: music for Off Broadway productions, ballet scores, chamber music pieces, session work, pop production and even cartoon tunes.
A German pop producer and an Australian techno artist writing movie music: It's an offbeat combination, to be sure, but Reinhold Heil and Johnny Klimek are capitalizing on their fame from "Run Lola…