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What Else I've Been Listening To Lately

I go through a fair share of film music in any given week. Classic scores by the great composers. New works from the modern masters. And some unexpected gems. 713 more words

Film Music


Track List:
1. Nightcrawler
2. Lou’s Inspired
3. Driving at Night
4. Sell the Bike
5. Loder Crashes
7. The First Accident
8. Day to Night… 139 more words


Oscar-nominated composer named artistic director of Henry Mancini Institute

James Newton Howard was named the artistic director of the Henry Mancini Institute (HMI) at the Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music.

Howard is known as a film composer and has received eight Oscar nominations, six of which were for his work, which includes “Defiance,” “The Fugitive” and “My Best Friend’s Wedding.” He was also nominated for Academy Award for Best Original Song for the films “Junior” and “One Fine Day.” 279 more words

Arts And Culture

Disney Tunes Tuesday: Magical Animated Scores

For this edition of Disney Tunes Tuesday I am going to feature some of my favorite scores from Disney’s animated films. By scores, do I mean the background music? 460 more words


"Dark Knight" Composer To Lead UM Music Institute

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A composer who won a Grammy award for his work on “The Dark Knight” has been selected as the new artistic director for the Henry Mancini Institute at the University of Miami. 139 more words


An Amazing Playlist - The Hanging Tree

Another good one from James Newton Howard, this time from Mockingjay pt1, part of the Hunger Games series that my daughter Dakota just loves. This one starts off with vocals from Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence). 47 more words

An Amazing Playlist