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  • Diane-birch_home_top_story

    Ten minutes with... Diane Birch

    Type: Post | Date: Thursday, Jun 4, 2009

    Heralded new singer/songwriter draws comparisons to Carole King
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    The Weird World of Blowfly

    Type: Event | Date: Friday, Sep 16, 2011

    Musician Clarence Reid is the focus of this documentary.
  • The-roots-questlove-apologizes-for-michele-bachmann-btch-dig_gallery_primary_home_top_story

    The Roots' Questlove was planning to form a group with Amy Winehouse

    Type: Article | Date: Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012

    Drummer talks about working with Jimmy Fallon and Jay-Z
  • Joss-stone-soul-sessions-vol-2_home_top_story

    Album Review: Joss Stone returns with 'The Soul Sessions Volume 2'

    Type: Post | Date: Monday, Jul 30, 2012

    Can she make lightning strike twice?
  • Adelegrammynoms_home_top_story

    Complete list of 2012 Grammy nominees: Adele, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Kanye West and more

    Type: Article | Date: Wednesday, Nov 30, 2011

    Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars, Coldplay also among nominees
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    2012 Grammy Awards winners - Complete List

    Type: Article | Date: Sunday, Feb 12, 2012

    All the major categories as they are announced
  • Marked_for_death_br_home_top_story

    Marked for Death - Blu-ray Disc

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2010

    Steven Seagal is a narcotics agent who returns to his hometown to take on the drug gang that is trying to take it over
  • My Fair Lady - DVD

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Oct 6, 2009

    At one time the longest-running Broadway musical, My Fair Lady was adapted by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe from the George Bernard Shaw comedy Pygmalion. Outside Covent Garden on a rainy evening in 1912, dishevelled cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn) meets linguistic expert Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison). After delivering a musical tirade against "verbal class distinction," Higgins tells his companion Colonel Pickering (Wilfred Hyde-White) that, within six months, he could transform Eliza into a proper lady, simply by teaching her proper English. The next morning, face and hands freshly scrubbed, Eliza presents herself on Higgins' doorstep, offering to pay him to teach her to be a lady. "It's almost irresistable," clucks Higgins. "She's so deliciously low. So horribly dirty." He turns his mission into a sporting proposition, making a bet with Pickering that he can accomplish his six-month miracle to turn Eliza into a lady. This is one of the all-time great movie musicals, featuring classic songs and the legendary performances of Harrison, repeating his stage role after Cary Grant wisely turned down the movie job, and Stanley Holloway as Eliza's dustman father. Julie Andrews originated the role of Eliza on Broadway but producer Jack Warner felt that Andrews, at the time unknown beyond Broadway, wasn't bankable; Hepburn's singing was dubbed by Marni Nixon, who also dubbed Natalie Wood in West Side Story (1961). Andrews instead made Mary Poppins, for which she was given the Best Actress Oscar, beating out Hepburn. The movie, however, won Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor for Harrison, and five other Oscars, and it remains one of the all-time best movie musicals. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide