Arts

In honor of Stephen Sondheim: just a few of his best lyrics

Stephen Sondheim, the respected, admired, and, let’s face it — worshipped — composer-lyricist behind some of Broadway’s most beloved and celebrated shows, died today at 91. Mr. Sondheim was the Shakespeare of musical theater. Now we know for certain that “there are giants in the sky.” Even more than the melodies, Sondheim’s lyrics stand alone as … Continue reading

Arts

The Rocky Horror Picture Show 45th Anniversary Limited-Edition Vinyl Picture Disc Arrives October 23

“Let’s Do The Time Warp Agaaaaaaaaain” to the soundtrack of cinema’s all-time favorite cult film This goes out to all of my old best friends on Saturday nights at midnight at the UA6 Cinema in Santa Rosa, California in 1980-82… and my old best friends on Saturday nights at midnight at the 8th Street Playhouse … Continue reading

Arts / Music

European Radio Stations Play “You’ll Never Walk Alone” At Same Time In Show Of Solidarity

Radio stations across Europe including the BBC have joined forces to simultaneously play Gerry & The Pacemakers’ ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ in a show of solidarity against coronavirus. The stirring 1963 song was played at 7:45am GMT this morning on BBC Radio 1’s weekend breakfast show with Matt Edmondson and Mollie King, Zoe Ball’s Radio … Continue reading

Arts

Presidential Portraits… including the latest.

Obama unveiled his official portrait at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington today…   George Washington, by Charles Willson Peale, 1776   Abraham Lincoln, by William F Cogswell, 1869   President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, by Elizabeth Shoumatoff, 1966   Harry S Truman, by Martha Greta Kempton, 1947   Dwight David Eisenhower, by Thomas Edgar … Continue reading