Clive Davis Documentary Traverses 50 Years of Music History
Oct03

Clive Davis Documentary Traverses 50 Years of Music History

Janis Joplin, Santana, Michael Bolton and Whitney Houston. A montage of performances by these artists kicks off the compelling new documentary, “Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives.” Those artists, along with Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith, Aerosmith, Alicia Keys, Barry Manilow and The Notorious B.I.G. are just some of music’s superstars whom the legendary record executive and producer has introduced to the...

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HBO’s ‘The Defiant Ones’ Defines Two Legends of Modern Music
Jul07

HBO’s ‘The Defiant Ones’ Defines Two Legends of Modern Music

A kid from Compton and a Brooklyn boy. Exactly no one could have predicted that these two disparate childhoods in humble circumstances on opposite coasts would breed two of the most innovative men in the music industry—Andre Young (Dr. Dre) and Jimmy Iovine– and that their eventual partnership would prove to be a game-changer, setting off ripples that still emanate through contemporary culture and in recent years, technology....

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You Can’t Stop the Beat: ‘Hairspray Live’ Stars Sing for Emmy Voters
Jun12

You Can’t Stop the Beat: ‘Hairspray Live’ Stars Sing for Emmy Voters

By Michael Menachem We are in the heat of Emmy campaign season, and perhaps the award for Best Performance at an FYC event should go to the cast of “Hairspray Live!” Key players from NBC’s December musical extravaganza, shot on the Universal Studios backlot, and top creative team members took the stage at the TV Academy’s Saban Media Center in NoHo Friday night to make their case.   Performing live for an enthusiastic...

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Bleachers Bring the Noise to The Breakfast Club at LACMA
Apr03

Bleachers Bring the Noise to The Breakfast Club at LACMA

Every seat at LACMA’s Bing Theater was filled Saturday night for the latest installment of Bring the Noise, the unique new film series curated by Film Independent at LACMA. The audience was made up not only of fans of the seminal 1985 John Hughes movie “The Breakfast Club,” but also admirers of Jack Antonoff and members of his band, Bleachers, Evan Smith and Mikey Hart. The concept of the new series is to have acclaimed...

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Jane Lynch, Jordin Sparks and Pia Toscano Bring It for Generosity.org
Mar24

Jane Lynch, Jordin Sparks and Pia Toscano Bring It for Generosity.org

It was only appropriate that it rained in Los Angeles – again – for World Water Day 2017. The precipitation did anything but dampen the spirits inside the ballroom of the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills where Generosity.org held a night of celebration to mark the occasion. But the real purpose of the festive event was to raise money to drill clean water wells around the world, adding to the 788 projects in 20 countries that have...

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