• LennonNYC on PBS' American Masters

    LennonNYC on PBS' American Masters

    Touched on this a bit earlier this summer, but now there’s more to share with video. Believe it or not, this October marks what would have been John Lennon’s 70th birthday and then December would be the 30th anniversary of his death. Focusing on the years following the breakup of the Beatles when Lennon and […]

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  • Dame Judi 'sends in the clowns' at Royal Albert Hall

    Dame Judi 'sends in the clowns' at Royal Albert Hall

    You might recall our recent post on the upcoming tribute to Stephen Sondheim by Dame Judi Dench that was to occur at the BBC Proms this past Saturday night at Royal Albert Hall. She described her part in the tribute as “hugely exciting but daunting“. After seeing the clip below of the performance, I’m reminded […]

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  • BBC Proms 2010 – from Doctor Who to Judi Dench

    BBC Proms 2010 – from Doctor Who to Judi Dench

    Seems appropriate to follow up our last two posts with both a look back and a look ahead at the BBC Proms which is currently the happening event at Royal Albert Hall now through Saturday, 11 September 2010. Most recently, Doctor Who and the Daleks invaded Royal Albert Hall on Saturday, 24 July and Sunday, […]

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  • Doctor Who theme by Orbital w/ Matt Smith

    Doctor Who theme by Orbital w/ Matt Smith

    Never, ever doubt the power and/or following of the Traveling Time Lord. Just look at the crowd in this video from the closing night of the Glastonbury 2010 festival of the Doctor Who theme by the electronic music group, Orbital, with the Eleventh Doctor himself, Matt Smith. For those keeping score, Smith becomes on the second […]

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  • Scorsese's long and winding road nearing an end with Harrison doc

    Scorsese's long and winding road nearing an end with Harrison doc

    With a resume that includes The Last Waltz (The Band), No Direction Home (Bob Dylan), The Blues and Shine a Light (The Rolling Stones) it’s no wonder that George Harrison’s widow, Olivia, turned to Scorsese to make the definitive rock anthology about the late Beatle. No one does rock & roll like Scorsese.  He explained recently, post […]

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  • The 70's + Music + BBC = Heaven

    The 70's + Music + BBC = Heaven

    Whether it was Top of the Pops, The Old Grey Whistle Test, Later with Jools Holland, From the Basement or something called Guitar Heroes at the BBC, the channel was home to some unbelievable musical performances in the 70’s. The Whistle Test ran from 1971 to 1987 and was, quite simply, about nothing else but the […]

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  • Rolling Stones invade Santa Monica

    Rolling Stones invade Santa Monica

    It may have been Santa Monica, October 29, 1964, but the scene was still decidedly British. Only eight months after The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, the British invasion was in full swing and continued its assault on America in what was considered the first concert film of the rock era. In what has […]

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  • BBC Showcase – a postscript

    BBC Showcase – a postscript

    Well, screenings are over (again, we were the last people to leave the Brighton Centre before they kicked us out), but the wind, rain and cold have a new friend, snow, in the forecast. Lots of great finds, as always, during our five days in Brighton. I say this every year, but this has to […]

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  • Red Dwarf Suite by the Lady Manners School Orchestra

    Red Dwarf Suite by the Lady Manners School Orchestra

    Full disclosure. Had this been part of the playlist when I was in school, I may have been interested in orchestra. Ok, not really, but it’s still pretty cool. Founded in 1636, the Lady Manners School is an English secondary school in Bakewell, Derbyshire, UK. Still no news on a potential production timeline for a […]

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