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Spaghetti Western movie composer Ennio Morricone dead at 91

By FRANCES D’EMILIO | Associated Press ROME — Ennio Morricone, the Oscar-winning Italian composer who created the coyote-howl theme for the iconic Spaghetti Western “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and often haunting soundtracks for such classic Hollywood gangster movies as “The Untouchables” and the epic “Once Upon A Time In America,” died Monday. He was 91. Morricone’s longtime lawyer, Giorgio Assumma, said “the Maestro,” as he was known, died in a Rome hospital of complications following surg...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Celebrities, News, America, Sport, Ap, Rome, Chicago, Soccer, Obituaries, Clint Eastwood, Italy, Beethoven, Robert De Niro, Obituary

5 Minutes That Will Make You Love Mozart

We asked Mark Hamill, Condoleezza Rice, Mitsuko Uchida and others to pick the music that moves them. Listen to their choices.
Tags: News, Classical Music, Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, Mark Hamill Condoleezza Rice Mitsuko Uchida

‘Black Mozart’ Biopic Lands at Searchlight From Director Stephen Williams, Writer Stefani Robinson (EXCLUSIVE)

The true story of Chevalier de Saint-Georges, known as the “Black Mozart,” is coming to theaters via a hot creative team and Searchlight Pictures, Variety can report exclusively. “Chevalier de Saint-Georges” was an original feature pitch from Stefani Robinson, the Emmy-nominated and WGA Award winning writer of FX’s “Atlanta” and “What We Do in the […]
Tags: News, Atlanta, FX, Mozart, Georges, Stephen Williams, Chevalier de Saint Georges, Stefani Robinson, Searchlight Pictures Variety

Mozart listening associated with reduced seizure frequency in patients with epilepsy

A new clinical research study by Dr. Marjan Rafiee and Dr. Taufik Valiante of the Krembil Brain Institute at Toronto Western Hospital, part of University Health Network, has found that a Mozart composition may reduce seizure frequency in patients with epilepsy.
Tags: Health, Mozart, Marjan Rafiee, Taufik Valiante

Mozart may reduce seizure frequency in people with epilepsy

A new clinical research study by Dr. Marjan Rafiee and Dr. Taufik Valiante of the Krembil Brain Institute at Toronto Western Hospital, part of University Health Network, has found that a Mozart composition may reduce seizure frequency in patients with epilepsy.
Tags: Science, Mozart, Marjan Rafiee, Taufik Valiante

Lockdown Doesn’t Work For Every Writer, But Boy, Did It Ever Work For Pushkin

Quarantined during a cholera epidemic 190 years ago, the poet excelled. “Pushkin, who would never be allowed to travel outside Russia and was now stranded in the countryside amid ‘rain, snow and mud up to your knees,’ leapt across historical epochs, countries and genres—from the medieval French tower in ‘The Miserly Knight’ to Vienna in ‘Mozart and Salieri.’ ‘The Stone Guest’ swept from the gates of Madrid to the balcony of one of Don Juan’s lovers.” And he finished Eugene Onegin to boot. – The...
Tags: Art, Russia, Vienna, Words, Madrid, Mozart, Don Juan, Eugene Onegin, Pushkin, Salieri, 06.04.20

Film News Roundup: Gael Garcia Bernal, Nazanin Boniadi Starring in ‘People of the Book’

In today’s film news roundup, Gael García Bernal, Nazanin Boniadi and Jason Isaacs are starring in “People in the Book”; “Easy Does It” and “1 Interrogation” find distribution; NewFilmmakers Los Angeles goes virtual. CASTINGS “Mozart in the Jungle” star Gael García Bernal, Nazanin Boniadi (“Homeland”) and Jason Isaacs are attached to the historical drama “People of the […]
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Gael Garcia Bernal, Mozart, Jason Isaacs, People of the Book, Gael Garcia Bernal Nazanin Boniadi, Gael García Bernal Nazanin Boniadi Homeland

Things to do – online – in the LA area, May 28-June 4

  “Find Love Online,” a Best Friends Animal Society Virtual Super Adoption, May 27-31. (Photo courtesy of Best Friends Animal Society)   Have fun discovering new entertainments online, May 28-June 4.   EVENTS   Find Love Online – Best Friends Virtual Super Adoption: Search for a pet by using your zip code, May 27-31. Register online. Participating Los Angeles-area groups here. For the event, For Best Friends, Stronger Than You Think: A three-day, na...
Tags: Facebook, Youtube, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Tennessee, Arthur Conan Doyle, Venice, Jordin Sparks, Ucla, Eastern Europe, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, National Alliance, Neil Simon

John Macurdy, American Bass Who Sang More Than 1000 Performances At The Met, Has Died At 91

Macurdy’s rich voice and stage presence won him accolades over his 38-year career at the Met. “Though he achieved success in key roles like Gurnemanz in Wagner’s Parsifal, King Marke in Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde and Sarastro in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Mr. Macurdy proved essential to the house for his standout performances of supporting roles, including the Commendatore in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, which he sang 75 times at the Met; Daland in Wagner’s Der Fliegender Holländer; the King of Egypt...
Tags: Art, People, Egypt, Verdi, Mozart, Wagner, Don Giovanni, Marke, Sarastro, Gurnemanz, Daland, John Macurdy, 05.23.20, Macurdy

Italy’s First Classical Concert Since Lockdown: Muti In Ravenna, June 21

The performance, Riccardo Muti conducting the Luigi Cherubini Youth Orchestra in Scriabin and Mozart, will be the opening event of this year’s Ravenna Festival. Attendance will be limited to 250 people, masks required, with both audience and musicians practicing social distancing. – Yahoo! (AP)
Tags: Art, Music, Italy, Mozart, Riccardo Muti, Muti, Scriabin, Ravenna, 05.22.20, Luigi Cherubini Youth Orchestra, Ravenna Festival Attendance

17 critically acclaimed Amazon Prime Video original shows to add to your streaming queue

  Streaming wars have upped the quality of original content for viewers, and over 100 million Americans with a Prime membership already have access to many shows on Prime Video.  If you're looking for a new but worthwhile show to stream, start by checking out critically acclaimed original series on Amazon Prime Video. See more: The best streaming services you can sign up for online Product Card Module: Prime Video Monthly Subscription Card size: small Product Card Module: Prime Monthly Sub...
Tags: Amazon, Japan, New York, Hollywood, London, Mississippi, Tig Notaro, Germany, Iraq, Milwaukee, New York City, Los Angeles, Trends, Amazon Prime, Julia Roberts, David

Things to do – online – in the San Fernando Valley, May 21-28

  Detail of Karlie Anderson’s “The Labels We Live – LGBT Woman” oil painting. (Photo courtesy of Karlie Anderson and California Lutheran University)   Have fun discovering new entertainments online, May 21-28.   EVENTS   Tour of Hollywood Forever Cemetery: Tour guide Karie Bible leads a virtual tour on Zoom, 5 p.m. May 22. Free. Memorial Day online from Forest Lawn-Glendale: Live stream of the commemoration with patriotic music, bagpip...
Tags: Facebook, Youtube, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Jane Austen, Venice, Eastern Europe, Verdi, Mozart, Bush, Rachmaninoff, Torrance, Mill Valley, Los Angeles City, U S Marine Corps

Austria like you’ve never seen it before

Austria has an almost-exclave, connected to the motherland via a single dot on a mountaintop.Habsburgs were so fancy, they were buried in three different locations across Vienna.These and other absurd and obscure facts about Austria are the subject of a highly entertaining Twitter account. Unless you're into skiing, double monarchies or "The Sound of Music," you probably don't give Austria much thought. Yet everybody's second-favorite Alpine republic is a locus of many weird and wonderful fact...
Tags: Europe, London, Funny, Germany, Russia, History, Unesco, Austria, Vienna, Chile, Innsbruck, Innovation, Crimea, James Bond, Kaiser, Moscow

Amazon's 41 original TV series, ranked from worst to best by critics (AMZN)

Amazon Prime Video has beefed up its offering of original TV shows in recent years with genre titles like "The Boys" and "The Expanse." It's also expanded its comedy content with Emmy-winning shows like "Fleabag" and "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel." We ranked every notable Prime Video original series from worst to best by Metacritic scores. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Amazon Prime Video has delivered an impressive collection of original TV shows in recent years.  It's nota...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, New York Post, Japan, UK, Hollywood, London, Downton Abbey, Mississippi, Yahoo, Tig Notaro, Washington Post, Senate, Germany, Boston, Nazis

Why travelers should revisit places

In January 2018 , I left a job writing travel copy from a 20-person office in San Francisco to try writing about a world I was actually experiencing. The plan was to freelance abroad for a few months. It was an exciting prospect: I could go anywhere in the world, which, at the time, translated to me as anywhere in the world I’d never been before. Up first was Uruguay. I went with a friend, Karin, the type of traveler you can pitch a destination that you picked out of a hat with no questions as...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Traveling, Germany, New York City, San Francisco, Austria, Vienna, Budapest, Hungary, Atlantic, South America, Uruguay, Porto, Lisbon, Freud

VIDEO: NSO's Jamie Roberts, Assistant Principal Oboe Performs Mozart's 'Zaide'

The latest NSO Home video features Jamie Roberts. [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Theatre, Mozart, Jamie Roberts, NSO, Stage Tube, Zaide

Frumpy Middle-aged Mom: I love the beach, especially watching it on TV

Good morning. I’m enjoying my steaming hot adult beverage while quarantining in my own home, and I hope you are, too. Unless you’re at the beach. Then, I will just have to tsk-tsk as I look at the newspaper stories of crowded beaches, and judge people for doing what only recently I would have envied them for being able to do. I don’t personally go to the beach, you understand. I only do that when someone comes to visit from out of town. Then I pretend that I’m constantly frolicking on the golden...
Tags: Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Ford, Pacific Ocean, Mozart, Mary, Newport Beach, Lucille, Top Stories OCR, Frumpy Middle-Aged Mom

Violinist/Violist Jan Talich, Founder Of Talich Quartet, Dead At 71

“With his fellow quartet members, he toured all over the world, specialising in works by Czech composers — many of them contemporary — and winning several prestigious prizes, including Diapason d’or awards for recordings of Mozart and Beethoven string quartets. He continued to play with the quartet until 2000. His nephew now occupies the leader’s seat.” – The Strad
Tags: Art, People, Beethoven, Mozart, 04.21.20, Jan Talich

Mozart Was A Brilliant Letter-Writer

Composers’ letters can make frustrating reading. Beethoven’s are brusque, practical affairs; Brahms hides behind a humour as impenetrable as his beard. But with Mozart, you get the whole personality — candid, perceptive and irresistibly alive. – The Spectator
Tags: Art, Music, Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms, 04.18.20

Microsoft Mozart

/* Yes, this is old, but so typical of some marketers... */ The classically-minded among us may have noted a new TV ad for Microsoft's Internet Explorer e-mail program which uses the musical theme of the "Confutatis Maledictis" from Mozart's Requiem. "Where do you want to go today?" is the cheery line on the screen. Meanwhile, the chorus sings "Confutatis maledictis, flammis acribus addictis," which means "The damned and accursed are convicted to flames of hell." Received from Thomas Ellsworth.
Tags: Microsoft, Humor, Mozart, Microsoft Mozart

There’s a new morning radio team on Southern California airwaves

Adult album alternative Independent 88.5 FM is making changes to The Nic Harcourt Show, which is heard weekday mornings on the station from 6 to 11 a.m. Effective immediately, 88.5 personality Jet will join Harcourt on the newly-named Nic Harcourt Morning Show with Jet. Jet  — who has previously been heard on the air nights and weekends — will offer a “supporting voice” to Harcourt; Harcourt has been Jet’s mentor during her four years at the station. “I feel lucky to be able to do what I love ev...
Tags: Sport, Radio, Things To Do, Soccer, Stryker, Florence, Al Green, Alexa, Southern California, San Pedro, Mozart, Klos, Bernstein, Heidi, KROQ, Klein

Would Mozart Have Performed for You on Zoom?

As general manager of the Met, I celebrate the proliferation of streamed shows during a pandemic. But nothing compares to the real thing.
Tags: Art, Music, News, Classical Music, Theater, Opera, Price, Mozart, Gould, Glenn, Metropolitan Opera, Leontyne

This radio station claims to play more music than any other in Southern California

Did you know that the town of Castaic has its own radio station? Indeed it does. KHUG is a low-power commercial-free FM community station broadcasting at 97.5 FM. You can hear it online ( … I never knew there was such a domain) or via your smart speaker. According to the website, KHUG is curated with … “every song played on the air is chosen by a music lover, not an algorithm.” There’s a special show highlighting bands from the area, a roots of rock show, and more. The format I sup...
Tags: Siri, Sport, Radio, Things To Do, Soccer, Brian, Stryker, Southern California, Mozart, Frank, Klos, Mark, Heidi, KABC, Levine, KROQ

Mark Blum, Actor Of Stage And Screen, Has Died At 69

Blum, a consummate theatre professional who played many roles on stage and screen, including Union Bob on Amazon Prime’s Mozart in the Jungle, has died of complications from the coronavirus. – The New York Times
Tags: Amazon, Art, People, Bob, Mozart, Blum, Mark Blum, 03.27.20

RIP: 'Desperately Seeking Susan' actor Mark Blum dies of coronavirus

Actor Mark Blum, famous for his roles in Crocodile Dundee and my favorite — the memorable uptight nerd-yuppie husband in Desperately Seeking Susan, which starred Madonna and Roseanne Arquette, has died of COVID-19. From CNN: Mark Blum, a veteran stage actor known for films including "Desperately Seeking Susan" and "Crocodile Dundee," has died due to complications from Covid-19, according to a statement released by the Screen Actors Guild. Blum was 69. Though he was perhaps best known for ...
Tags: Amazon, Video, Hbo, New York, News, Netflix, Broadway, Madonna, Playwrights Horizons, Mozart, Mark, Susan, Crocodile Dundee, Blum, Rosanna Arquette, Mark Blum

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway Songwriters Explain How You Write a Theme Park Ride Theme Song [Interview]

It took more than 90 years, but Mickey Mouse finally got a theme-park attraction at the beginning of March 2020. (Ah, the beginning of March 2020, when the Disney theme parks were…y’know, open . It was a simpler time, two whole weeks ago.) Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, currently at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in the Walt Disney World Resort (and currently in construction at Disneyland Park, arriving in 2022), takes guests on a wild ride themed to the modern, Flash-animated Mickey Mo...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Interviews, California, Disney, Features, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Sherman, Caribbean, Tomorrowland, Chris, Mozart, Donald, Mickey Mouse, Christopher

‘She Dies Tomorrow’ Review: Amy Seimetz’s New Film Plays By Its Own Riveting Rules [SXSW]

(The SXSW Film Festival may have been cancelled, but our coverage will go on with reviews of films and TV shows made available to our critics.) When writer and director Amy Seimetz conceptualized She Dies Tomorrow , I doubt anyone channeled Coronavirus premonitions – and yet, current events prevail. Life imitating art, art imitating life as the prophecies foretell. Her unconventional outbreak thriller absorbs urgency amidst 2020’s ongoing worldwide pandemic, spotlighting an all-too-relevant...
Tags: Movies, Features, Movie Reviews, Steven Soderbergh, Jason, Sxsw, Mozart, Amy, Susan, Jane, Film Festivals, Chris Messina, Katie Aselton, Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead, Adam Wingard

Hey, Siri, what’s a good way to listen to the radio?

Luckily, reader Michael Doss caught the recent segment of this column in which April Ingle was searching for a Beautiful Music station that her mother could listen to. “Your March 3 column discussed a person looking for ‘Beautiful Music” for their aging mother. You suggested a computer or smartphone, but I think you missed out on a great option (that hopefully you could forward to this person): An Amazon Echo Dot or Google Voice device. “They’ll automatically play local stations from TuneIn, Int...
Tags: Spotify, Siri, Sport, Radio, Things To Do, Soccer, Google Voice, Nielsen, Stryker, Mozart, Kevin, Dodgers, KROQ, Klein, Entercom, Ingle – What an Artificial Intelligence Lyric Generator Teaches Us about Image Bearing

A few years ago, I wrote a post about Writing Worship Music with AI in which I experimented with a few Recurrent Neural Network libraries. When I’ve given talks on AI, I often referred back to that post, but I always wished the tool was online so I could share the joys of AI-generated lyrics with the internet. So, now I’d like to introduce you to a little site called: The tool allows you to select from three training libraries: modern worship music, classic hymns, or the Psalm...
Tags: Israel, Seo, Jesus, Mozart, Markov, Writing Blog, Code Commentary, Recurrent Neural Network, Jason Thacker

Highlights for March 2-8, 2020: Natural State

Natural State Dates and times are given for U.S. Pacific Time zone. Click them to see the date and time where you are. The Gift of Curiosity T his Gemini First Quarter Moon (March 2, 2020, 11:57 am PST)  falls on the Sabian Symbol A great musician at his piano. The great musician in this Sabian symbol didn’t  come out of the womb a great pianist (unless, perhaps, he’s Mozart, who came pretty darn close). With a certain talent, yes. But without the great desire to sit down in the first p...
Tags: Uncategorized, Sun, Saturn, Pluto, Neptune, Venus, Astrology, Mozart, Spike, U S Pacific Time, Elliott Kent Jen