Disney Unveils ‘Galaxy’s Edge’ Teasers, Including New John Williams Music, Ride Previews
Composer John Williams will lend a touch of canon to the Star Wars-themed Galaxy’s Edge at Disney theme parks, providing an original score for the attractions, it was announced today at a Disney-sponsored event in Orlando.
Also revealed: teaser clips on the two new attractions from Galaxy’s Edge.
The Galaxy’s Edge attractions, highlighting the alien world of Batuu and under construction at Disneyland in Anaheim and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida, are… Read
SAG-AFTRA Urges Members To Ratify New Sound Recordings Code
SAG-AFTRA is urging its members to ratify the terms of a new Sound Recordings Code reached last month with the major record labels. The new three-year contract, which was approved unanimously by the union's national board of directors, covers singers, announcers, actors, comedians and narrators employed in the recording industry. Only those members who have had earnings under the pact since 2012 are eligible to vote, and ballots must be returned no later than December… Read
‘The Prom’ Review: Broadway Comedy Razzle-Dazzles Small Town Bigotry
Your prom probably didn't have a glorious gaggle of Broadway troupers and their trunk loads of self-regard and narcissism gumming things up for your rite of passage – more's the pity – but in some ways I'd guess Broadway's musical The Prom isn't so unlike the one you lived through way back when. The build-up was more fun than the event, right?
Inspired by an actual event – and the inspired is apt – The Prom is the latest razzle-dazzle show-biz love fest from director and… Read
Roy Clark Dies: ‘Hee Haw’ And Country Music Star Was 85
Roy Clark, the Grammy-winning country music singer-guitarist who co-hosted the long-running sketch/variety series Hee Haw with Buck Owens, died today of pneumonia complications at his home in Tulsa, OK. He was 85.
CBS launched Hee Haw in summer 1969 as country music’s answer to Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In. Weaving performances by the genre’s top stars with surprise cameos and down-home comedy skits loaded with catchphrases, it lasted three seasons on the network… Read
Punk Playlist: 10 Songs Chosen To Honor Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Finale
Anthony Bourdain’s last meal on the final original episode of CNN’s Parts Unknown was as simple as could be: Hard-boiled eggs served up by his old friend, the musician and artist John Lurie, capping an episode devoted to their old stomping ground, Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
“I came for heroin and I came for music,” said Bourdain about the punk & drugs era of pre-gentrified 1970s-early ’80s Lower East Side. Among the guests on this finale: Debbie Harry and Chris Stein of… Read
Bruce Solar Upped To APA Partner & Worldwide Music Co-Head
Bruce Solar has been promoted to partner and Co-Head of Worldwide Music at APA, where he will now oversee West Coast operations for the agency’s Concerts division alongside fellow Worldwide Music co-head Steve Martin, who is based in in New York.
Solar, who joined APA in 2015 after a 14-year career at The Agency Group, had been EVP Worldwide Music. His current roster includes Radical Face, EELS, Family of the Year, Blondie, Brian Wilson, Smokey Robinson, The Zombies… Read
‘Boy Erased’ Star Troye Sivan Shares His Truth With Original Song Contender “Revelation”
In the midst of a pivotal career moment, Troye Sivan is trying to get at the truth. A supporting player in Boy Erased—Joel Edgerton's adaptation of a memoir by Garrard Conley—the Australian singer-songwriter earnestly admits to the learning curve involved with his first prominent onscreen role. "I just haven’t done as much [acting] as I have music. So, I was really, really nervous," he tells Deadline. "I just wanted to make sure that we were telling the story in the right… Read
MTV Acquires SnowGlobe Music Festival In Live-Events Push
It’s going to be a rockin’ New Year’s Eve at MTV. As part of a diversifying move into live events, the youth-focused cable net has acquired the SnowGlobe Music Festival. The annual three-day event runs December 29-31 in South Lake Tahoe, CA.
Now in its eighth year, SnowGlobe draws more than 20,000 music fans to the Nevada-bordering city with a mix of musical performances, action sports and interactive art exhibitions. This year’s lineup includes headliners Above & Beyond… Read
‘UglyDolls’ Trailer: The Mood Couldn’t Be Any Brighter, But Being Different Can Be Tough
Prepare for the arrival of Ugly. STXfilms has unleashed the first trailer for UglyDolls, a toon film inspired by the plush-toy line launched in 2001. Check it out above.
Here’s the logline: In the adorably different town of Uglyville, weird is celebrated, strange is special, and beauty is embraced as more than simply meets the eye. Moxy (Kelly Clarkson) loves her square-peg life in this round-hole town, but her curiosity about all things leads her to wonder if there’s… Read
Composer Terence Blanchard Took ‘BlacKkKlansman’ To The Next Level — Production Value Video Series
A filmmaker known for forging lasting bonds with members of his team, Spike Lee always has had an eye for talent. Bringing New Orleans-based musician Terence Blanchard in to play trumpet on his early scores—and sometimes conduct—the filmmaker subsequently would find in Blanchard an invaluable key collaborator. Lee’s longtime composer—who most recently joined him on the Cannes-premiering BlacKkKlansman—Blanchard is an artist who understands his sensibility, effortlessly… Read
‘Boy Erased’ Composers Danny Bensi & Saunder Jurriaans Capture Interior Experience Of Conflicted Gay Adolescent
When esteemed actor Joel Edgerton set out to make his second feature, Boy Erased, he understood the world he was portraying—the way it looked, and the way it felt. Starring Lucas Hedges, the film would loosely adapt Garrard Conley's memoir, drawing on his experiences at Live in Action, a church-supported gay conversion program in Memphis. On screen, Edgerton would depict a therapy center striking a very specific mood. "It’s a very dry, depressing, cold place," composer Sau… Read
Rihanna Shuts Down Use Of Her Music At Donald Trump’s “Tragic Rallies”
Rihanna is the latest musician on a long list of artists who aren’t happy with Donald Trump using their music during his rallies or other events. The Ocean’s 8 actress found out from Washington Post White House Bureau Chief Philip Rucker that Trump used one of her hit songs at his rally in Tennessee Sunday and she wasn’t having it.
“It's been said a million times, but here's a million and one — Trump's rallies are unlike anything else in politics,” tweeted Rucker… Read