October 10, 2012 |
Comedian Tig Notaro's downtown Los Angeles loft is oddly intact considering she is moving across the country in the morning. She's about to start a new job with Comedy Central, she has a new book deal with Ecco, her debut comedy album, "Good One," is now No. 2 in its category on iTunes, and reporters from Vanity Fair and the New Yorker are calling later about a new comedy recording of hers on Louis C.K.'s website. Still, as she relaxes on the taupe couch that divides her industrial-modern kitchen and airy, sun-lit living room, Notaro seems utterly unflustered.
July 23, 2012 |
When the score to "The Dark Knight Rises" was released last week, it was missing something: a significant portion of the music created for the film. "I wanted to make an exciting CD, but what's on the CD is not even half the music," said composer Hans Zimmer. The 52-minute score, released by Warner Bros. imprint WaterTower Music, follows the chronological order of the film, a direct audio companion to what's on the screen. Yet for listeners to hear four of the film's original suites (musical compositions recorded by Zimmer in the early stages of the filmmaking process)
June 5, 2012 |
OKLAHOMA CITY -- On a volume scale of 1 to 10, this might go to 11. Some of the noisiest fans in the NBA could unleash their inner Nigel Tufnel, the guitarist from Spinal Tap, and crank up the decibels to another level for Game 6 of the Western Conference finals. "I can't imagine it being much louder than it has been," Oklahoma City Coach Scott Brooks said Tuesday, "but if it is, that would be great. " The Thunder has given its supporters ample reason to roar. Three consecutive victories over the San Antonio Spurs have given Oklahoma City a 3-2 lead in a wildly vacillating best-of-seven series, which resumes Wednesday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
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November 4, 2011 |
Tom Keith, who created an astounding array of captivating, hilarious, bawdy sounds and voices as longtime master of radio sound effects for Garrison Keillor's nationally syndicated "A Prairie Home Companion," has died. He was 64. Keith, who also co-hosted a weekday morning program on Minnesota Public Radio, died Sunday after having a heart attack at his home in Woodbury, Minn., a St. Paul suburb. Keith last performed Oct. 22 at St. Paul's Fitzgerald Theater with the cast of "A Prairie Home Companion" and guest John Lithgow, playing "a zombie and a beery Elizabethan bartender, [doing]
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September 12, 2011
Andy Whitfield Title actor in cable's 'Spartacus' series Andy Whitfield, 39, star of the cable series "Spartacus: Blood and Sand," died Sunday of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in Sydney, Australia, according to his manager, Sam Maydew. Whitfield, who was born in Wales and lived in Australia, was a virtual unknown when he was cast as the title hero in "Spartacus," a hit original series for the Starz network that made headlines with its graphic violence and sexuality.
February 3, 2011 |
In Darren Aronofsky's psychological thriller "Black Swan," an increasingly imbalanced ballerina, Nina Sayers (Natalie Portman), struggles to break free of her inhibitions. Cast as the lead in a production of "Swan Lake," Nina perfectly embodies the purity and reserve of the white swan but falls well short of finding the aggressive sexuality and passion of its counterpart, the black swan. She is pushed ever harder by the company director to let loose, to go beyond the technical aspects of the dance and find the emotional resonance of the darker character.