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February 14, 1998
As the writer and director of "Swing," I thought I was making a music-oriented romantic comedy set in Liverpool about an optimistic guy (Hugo Speer) having learned the saxophone in jail (from Clarence Clemons) coming out and forming a swing band and winning his girlfriend (Lisa Stansfield) back after she had married his arresting officer (Danny McCall). However, after reading your Jan. 29 photo caption, I discover I am really making a film about "five down-and-out working-class men who are about to fulfill their dreams" by forming a swing band, which sounds remarkably similar to "'The Full Monty"!
July 14, 1990
Music loud and moody provides a soothing respite from all those beastly summer reruns this weekend. MTV will present a five-hour tape of the Knebworth '90 concert today at 5 p.m. This all-star rock 'n' roll benefit, staged in England two weeks ago, includes sets by Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, Pink Floyd, Elton John, Eric Clapton, George Michael and many others. Showtime chimes in at 11 tonight with a new episode of "Coast to Coast: American Music," hosted by Herbie Hancock.
November 22, 1989 | From Associated Press
Entertainers Liza Minnelli, Willie Nelson, Smokey Robinson and Andrew Lloyd Webber were honored by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences as "Grammy Living Legends" for their contributions to the music industry. The black-tie gala Tuesday night in Los Angeles featured performances by the honorees and others such as Kris Kristofferson, Gene Autry, Emmylou Harris and New Kids on the Block. The two-hour event was staged to honor influential veteran performers.
June 13, 2011 | Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Monday The Tony Awards honor "The Book of Mormon" and "War Horse" as the big winners at Sunday's ceremony, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. ( Los Angeles Times ) Clarence Clemons, Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band saxophonist, suffers a stroke at 69. ( AP ) Laura Ziskin, producer of the "Spider-Man" films, died of breast cancer Sunday at age 61. ( Los Angeles Times ) First Lady Michelle Obama lands in the City of Angels to discuss with SAG members and the AFTRA how Hollywood could tell stories about military families.
April 19, 2008 | Richard Cromelin, Times Staff Writer
Keyboardist Danny Federici, a low-profile but essential and original member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, died Thursday at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City after a three-year battle with melanoma, according to a statement released by Springsteen's publicist. He was 58. "Danny and I worked together for 40 years," Springsteen said in the statement. "He was the most wonderfully fluid keyboard player and a pure, natural musician. I loved him very much.
May 14, 1985 | ROBERT HILBURN, Times Pop Music Critic
"Very private" and "extremely beautiful" were the words used to describe rock star Bruce Springsteen's marriage early Monday to actress Julianne Phillips in the Portland, Ore., suburb of Lake Oswego. "We were worried when word (of the wedding) leaked out last week that the whole thing was going to turn into a circus--and that's the last thing anybody wanted," Jane Phillips, a sister-in-law of the bride, said Monday by phone from Lake Oswego.
Howie Mandel's new summer series, "Howie" (premiering tonight at 8 on CBS Channels 2 and 8), couldn't possibly be any sillier. And, no, that isn't a recommendation. The show--a mixture of stand-up comedy and skits--doesn't seem aimed even slightly at anyone whose age stretches too far into double digits, yet the mostly grown-up live audience at Anaheim's Celebrity Theatre is seen laughing uproariously, so go figure.
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