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New Yorker Magazine Profiles George Daugherty, Wovewy Conductor for Live Looney Tunes Orchestra

by Ed Liuon May 26, 2015
The New Yorker has profiled George Daughterty, conductor for the “Bugs Bunny at the Symphony” program since he started the concert series in 1989. The series pairs original Looney Tunes cartoons (including “What’s Opera, Doc?”, “Corny Concerto,” and “The Rabbit of Seville”) with live orchestral accompaniment. Among other topics, Mr. Daughterty discusses how he started […]
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Disney's "Frozen" Takes 2 Grammy Awards; Pharrell Williams Also "Happy"

by Ed Liuon February 9, 2015
The 57th Annual Grammy Awards were handed out in a weekend ceremony, with Disney’s Frozen taking the award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media and the anthem “Let It Go” from that soundtrack taking Best Song Written for Visual Media. in addition, Pharrell Williams’ song “Happy” (originally written for the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack […]

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Making Beautiful Music with "The Book of Life" Composer Gustavo Santaolalla

by Ed Liuon January 23, 2015
Multi-talented Gustavo Santaolalla has made an impact in the world of music as a musician, a songwriter, an album producer, and a film music composer. The Argentinan-born musician began his career as a teenager when he founded the rock band Arco Iris in the late 1960’s, which fused rock and Latin American folk music to […]

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'Doctor Puppet' Fan Stop Motion Series Launches Indiegogo Campaign For Musical Christmas Special

by Grant Whiteon October 3, 2014
Fan produced ‘Doctor Who’ stop motion series Doctor Puppet has announced an Indiegogo campaign to help produce a musical Christmas special this year. The ongoing series focuses on the Eleventh Doctor (the current incarnation at the time of the series start) on a quest to find out who is abducting his past incarnations from time, […]
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GusGus Turns Live Action Into Animation In Mexico

by Alex Beanon August 30, 2014
Icelandic techno musical group GusGus has released a music video for “Mexico” – the title track from their ninth album – usinglive action transformed into a variety of animations…

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PR: Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions Premieres August 15

by Shawn Hopkinson July 1, 2014
You started listening to Pokémon music through the Game Boy’s primitive sound processor, using it’s tiny speakers. And you liked it even then! Imagine how it would sound with a real symphony. Okay, stop imagining and go to this, Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions, which premieres August 15 at the Warner Theatre in Washington D.C. You’ll hear live performances of […]
Pokémon Ruby & Pokémon Sapphire: Super Music Collection Out Now

Pokémon Ruby & Pokémon Sapphire: Super Music Collection Out Now

by Shawn Hopkinson February 14, 2014
If you love Pokémon music, then the Pokémon Company has a major treat for you on iTunes. The Pokémon Ruby & Pokémon Sapphire: Super Music Collection is now available. For $9.99 the collection offers 109 digitally remastered tracks suitable for exploring the island region of Hoenn. The tracks include the work of composers Junichi Masuda, Gō Ichinose, and Morikazu […]

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John Williams Returns To Star Wars

by Alex Beanon July 29, 2013
No matter how far, far away the galaxy is…John Williams will be there to compose the music for the “Star Wars” film franchise. Disney announced that Williams, who received an Academy Award for his music composing of the original “Star Wars” and has composed the music for all the films in the series, will be […]
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Norah Jones to Perform Nominated Song from "Ted" at the Oscars

by PowerZordon January 28, 2013
GrammyAward-winning singer-songwriter Norah Jones will perform the Oscar nominated song: “Everybody Needs a Best Friend” from the motion picture “Ted,” telecast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. “ Everybody Needs a Best Friend,” with music by Walter Murphy and lyrics by Seth MacFarlane, is nominated for an Original Song Oscar. This will be […]