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New Trend in Concert Halls: Original Music by Movie Composers — No Film Required

Movie and TV composers are in greater demand than ever for, surprisingly, new music for the concert hall.

For decades, concert commissions for film composers were few and far between. 962 more words


Weekend Picks: Ballet Hispánico, James Newton Howard, Shen Yun and more

Looking for things to do this weekend? For fans of dance, Ballet Hispánico holds court at the Broad Stage, Shen Yun makes the first of several stops in Southern California and Heidi Duckler Dance remembers 12th-century polymath Hildegard von Bingen. 23 more words

James Newton Howard talks Dinosaur (2000)

James Newton Howard talks Dinosaur (2000)

I remember Dinosaur being a really big deal back in the year 2000. Not only was it a leap in CGI animation, it was also filmed against mostly live-action backgrounds (which I believe was a first). 301 more words


The Nutcracker and the Four Realms - James Newton Howard

At the beginning of the 2000’s, James Newton Howard seemed to be Disney’s go-to composer for adventurous animation, having written rousing orchestral scores for “Dinosaur” 491 more words


Unbreakable (2000, M. Night Shyamalan)

If Unbreakable wasn’t a one hour and forty-six minute self-aggrandizement from wannabe mainstream-auteur (notice, not mainstream auteur) Shyamalan, it’d somehow be even worse. Because at least if Shyamalan is intentionally doing all these things, making all these choices, it’s a cohesive flop. 1,398 more words


UNBREAKABLE (2000) review

Happy New Year, everybody! Hope everyone had a great one! Bonus brownie points if you stayed safe. Hope everyone’s geared up for the next 365 days and those New Years Resolutions that you’ll never commit to. 1,734 more words


James Newton Howard Stays Busy With 'Nutcracker,' 'Red Sparrow' and 'Grindelwald' Scores

Two of eight-time Oscar nominee James Newton Howard’s three 2018 scores involved ballet and led to collaborations with high-profile artists from the concert world. Former L.A. 228 more words