×

Superstar singers salute cinema

Beyonce, Elton John to perform at CBS event

Elton John, Beyonce and Carrie Underwood will headline “Movies Rock,” a two-hour music-and-film event at the Kodak Theater on Dec. 2.

Show, put on by Conde Nast Media Group, the Producers Guild and the Entertainment Industry Foundation, will air Dec. 7 on CBS.

Beyonce will sing “Over the Rainbow,” Underwood will perform “The Sound of Music,” Fergie and Jennifer Hudson will pay tribute to Bond films with “Live and Let Die” and “Goldfinger,” and John Legend and Mary J. Blige will sing “As Time Goes By.”

John, who won an Oscar for “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” from “The Lion King,” will honor music from animated movies, and John Williams will perform a medley from his original scores, which include “Jurassic Park” and “Raiders of the Lost Ark.”

“We wanted to create an extraordinary show that would pay tribute to the indelible impact music has on film,” said Richard Beckman, president of Conde Nast Media Group.

Beckman, PGA board members Kathleen Kennedy and Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer will serve as executive producers.

CBS has aired Conde Nast’s “Fashion Rocks” for the past three seasons and will air it again in September.

“Movies Rock” will be supplemented by a magazine component, also called Movies Rock, which will be packaged with 14 December Conde Nast titles.

Publication will highlight stars, directors and musicians, and Bill Murray is the cover. Vanity Fair’s Graydon Carter will serve as editorial director of the special issue, and Mitch Glazer will serve as editor.

More Film

  • Emerald Run

    'Emerald Run': Film Review

    “Emerald Run” is one of the weirdest hodgepodges to make its way to theater screens and digital platforms in quite some time. Unfortunately, oddness is just about the only thing this muddled little indie has going for it. Despite the game efforts of lead actor David Chokachi and attractive lensing by DP Michael Caradonna, the [...]

  • The Call of the Wild

    Box Office: 'Call of the Wild' in Surprisingly Tight Race With 'Sonic the Hedgehog'

    “The Call of the Wild” and “Sonic the Hedgehog” are in a tight race for first place at North American multiplexes, with as much as $27 million each, early estimates showed on Friday. Disney-20th Century’s launch of Harrison Ford’s “The Call of the Wild” is coming in well above pre-release forecasts, which had been in [...]

  • Hidden Away

    'Hidden Away': Film Review

    Antonio Ligabue holds an unusual place in the annals of mid-20th-century Italian art, championed by those who feel his boldly-colored, largely naive paintings are the product of a self-taught artist whose mental incapacities prove that natural spirit transcends training and intellect when wielding a paint brush. Wherever one falls on Ligabue’s talents, making a film [...]

  • The Intruder

    'The Intruder': Film Review

    Take two parts De Palma, one part Zulawski, four parts “Berberian Sound Studio” and dissolve the whole in about a million parts water, and the resultant dilute solution might approximate “The Intruder,” an oddly flavorless supernatural psycho-thriller from sophomore Argentinian director Natalia Meta. The claustrophobically close-up tale of a woman’s mental unraveling in the wake [...]

  • Matthew A Cherry Hair Love NAACP

    Lead Category in NAACP Image Awards Reflects Spike in Diversity and Artistic Caliber

    To best appreciate the competitiveness and quality of the outstanding motion picture nominees for the 51st NAACP Image Awards, which takes place on Feb. 22, check the numbers. All five of this year’s nominees — “Dolemite Is My Name” “Just Mercy” “Harriet” “Queen & Slim” and “Us” — scored well on Rotten Tomatoes. To wit, [...]

  • Mogul Mowgli

    'Mogul Mowgli': Film Review

    The last time festival audiences saw Riz Ahmed on screen, he was tearing it up on stage as a hedonistic hard-rocker before being plunged into emotional freefall by disability. As an American drummer slowly accepting the loss of his hearing in “Sound of Metal,” the British-Pakistani actor elucidated that painful arc with such furious, void-staring [...]

  • Mimamata

    'Minamata': Film Review

    If it weren’t for the work he’d done in the Japanese fishing village of Minamata, W. Eugene Smith’s legacy would likely be that of a war photographer, or else as one of the leading contributors to Life magazine, whose immersive approach to his subjects helped pioneer the concept of the photo essay. But Smith did [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content