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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.
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.
November 21, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Monday. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are releasing a new album (the first since the saxophonist Clarence Clemons died) and will tour in 2012. ( Bruce ) "Breaking Dawn -- Part 1" made a lot of money, but not as much as "New Moon. " Twihards are growing up. ( Los Angeles Times ) Taylor Swift won the American Music Award for artist of the year, but aren't we really talking about LMFAO and David Hasselhoff in his underwear?
October 14, 2007 | From the Associated Press
As a spiritual guide to followers worldwide, Sri Chinmoy spread a message of peace through his lectures, his writings and his meetings with world leaders including Pope Paul VI and Nelson Mandela. The charismatic but quirky Chinmoy didn't stop there: There was weightlifting -- followers claimed the guru hoisted 7,000 pounds with one arm. And music -- he wrote more than 20,000 songs. And illustrations -- he sketched more than 1 million "peace birds."
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