Music takes the stage at the Oscars

Monday, February 18, 2013 at 5:06 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music This Sunday, thespians and auteurs will get blinded with cinematic science at the Dolby Theatre for the 85th Annual Academy Awards. It's an all-out affair for Hollywood, but musicians do get some love in two categories we'd like to further explore here: Original Score and Original Song. And of those not nominated, who do you think should have gotten recognition? Let us know in the comments. - Melissa Bobbitt Best Original Score Anna Karenina Dario Marianelli ... READ MORE

Rock takes the (Broadway) stage

Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 2:46 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Industry Image courtesy SongLyrics.com As a birthday gift to myself tomorrow, I'm seeing Green Day's American Idiot at the Ahmanson Theatre. This live-action stage play based on the NorCal punk trio's essential album of the same name (with a little 21st Century Breakdown for good measure) seemed a natural fit for the bombast of that record. Each song was like a little rock operetta. And now, a movie version is on the way. Popular music... READ MORE