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Review: 'B.B. King'

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When B.B. King left the Mississippi Delta region for Memphis in 1947, Harry Truman was president, the world was still spinning 78 rpm discs, television was just beginning to catch on, Elvis was a…

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Peter Gelb

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Gelb, who recently left his prexy post at Sony Classical Records to be general manager of the Metropolitan Opera, sticks close to his professional roots when picking a favorite "musical" film.

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Placido Domingo

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Last month, Domingo sang the title role in the Met Opera's world preem production of Tan Dun's "The First Emperor" while also overseeing his twin responsibilities as general director of Washington…

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Anna Netrebko

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In the L.A. Opera's recent production of "Manon," Netrebko updated the 18th-century French courtesan to a starstruck 1950s teenager trying to impersonate the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Gina…

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Judith Jamison

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Jamison refuses to pick only one movie that might have changed her life. "I've got a whole list here!" she begins. "First off, any musical by Busby Berkeley," the director of the Alvin Ailey American…

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