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51st Chicago International Film Festival to Honor Howard Shore51st Chicago International Film Festival to Honor Howard Shore
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

The 51st Chicago International Film Festival, presented by Cinema/Chicago, will honor acclaimed composer and orchestrator Howard Shore in recognition of his contributions to film and television with a tribute and award ceremony on Sunday, October 18, 2015. Howard Shore is one of the most versatile, talented, and respected composers and music conductors working today. He has collaborated with such prominent directors as Martin Scorsese, Jonathan Demme, Tim Burton, David Fincher, Arnaud Desplechin, and David Cronenberg, among numerous others. Shore's work on Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy was recognized with three Academy Awards, two Golden Globes and many other honors. (more...)

VIDEO: Meryl Streep Preps for RICKI & THE FLASH with Guitar Lesson from Neil YoungVIDEO: Meryl Streep Preps for RICKI & THE FLASH with Guitar Lesson from Neil Young
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

In preparation for the role, the actress met up with legendary guitarist Neil Young for an impromptu lesson at the recording studio of New York City's Jacob Burns Film Center. (more...)

AUDIO: First Listen- Meryl Streep Sings 'Bad Romance' in RICKI AND THE FLASHAUDIO: First Listen- Meryl Streep Sings 'Bad Romance' in RICKI AND THE FLASH
by Movies News Desk - Aug 9, 2015

In her new film RICKI AND THE FLASH, Meryl Streep plays a rock star who is trying to mend broken relationships with her family while maintaining her rocker identity. Below, get a first listen to one of the tracks from the film, Streep's cover of Lady Gaga's 'Bad Romance'! (more...)

BWW Review: Underwhelming RICKI AND THE FLASH is Sweet, Despite FlawsBWW Review: Underwhelming RICKI AND THE FLASH is Sweet, Despite Flaws
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 6, 2015

RICKI AND THE FLASH, in theaters nationwide Friday, is a virtual treasure-trove of on-screen talent; you will be hard-pressed to find another film this year with a more eclectically accomplished cast. From three-time Oscar-winner Meryl Streep to six-time Tony-winner Audra McDonald to Oscar and two-time Tony-winner Kevin Kline (and let's not forget Grammy-winner Rick Springfield), the all-star cast is no doubt the draw for Diablo Cody's sweet, but slight film. Despite under-written characters and story, the movie succeeds on the strength of a stellar cast doing their absolute best to draw nuanced characterizations out Cody's surprisingly bare-bones script. (more...)

Review Roundup - Meryl Streep Is a Hard-Rocking Guitarist in RICKI AND THE FLASHReview Roundup - Meryl Streep Is a Hard-Rocking Guitarist in RICKI AND THE FLASH
by Movies News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Meryl Streep (INTO THE WOODS) takes on a whole new gig - a hard-rocking singer/guitarist - for OscarŽ-winning director Jonathan Demme and Academy AwardŽ-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody in RICKI AND THE FLASH. (more...)

VIDEO: Meryl Streep Talks Working with Daughter Mamie Gummer in RICKI AND THE FLASHVIDEO: Meryl Streep Talks Working with Daughter Mamie Gummer in RICKI AND THE FLASH
by TV News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Meryl Streep, who has 19 Academy Award nominations and three Oscar wins to her credit, stars opposite her real-life daughter Mamie Gummer in the new rock 'n' roll film 'Ricki and the Flash'. (more...)

This Weeks New Movies - 8/1/2015 - 8/7/2015This Weeks New Movies - 8/1/2015 - 8/7/2015
by BWW - Aug 2, 2015

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 8/1/2015 - 8/7/2015! (more...)

Get a First Listen to Meryl Streep's Cover of 'Drift Away' from RICKI AND THE FLASH!Get a First Listen to Meryl Streep's Cover of 'Drift Away' from RICKI AND THE FLASH!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

USA Today has shared an exclusive first listen to Meryl Streep's cover of the 1973 Dobie Gray smash 'Drift Away' from her new movie, Ricki and the Flash. Check it out below! (more...)

Tyler Perry, Ron Howard Among 2015 Director Guild's HonoreesTyler Perry, Ron Howard Among 2015 Director Guild's Honorees
by Movies News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

The Directors Guild of America (DGA) announced that Director/Producer Ron Howard, Teamsters Local 817 President Thomas J. O'Donnell, Director/Writer/Producer Tyler Perry, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Film Editor Thelma Schoonmaker will be honored at the 2015 DGA Honors (more...)

Rick Springfield Coming to Van Wezel, 10/15Rick Springfield Coming to Van Wezel, 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall is excited to announce singer-songwriter Rick Springfield with special guest The Romantics coming to the Van Wezel on October 15, 2015 at 8:00pm. Tickets go on-sale Friday, July 31 at 10am. (more...)

Rooftop Films to Offer Three Free Screenings at Brookfield PlaceRooftop Films to Offer Three Free Screenings at Brookfield Place
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Rooftop Films and Arts Brookfield will be co-presenting three free screenings on the Waterfront Plaza at Brookfield Place (formerly World Financial Center). The screenings will take place July 30th, 31st and August 1st, with live musical performances preceding each of the films. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Take a Bite Out of SILENCE! at Studio Theatre's 2nd StageBWW Reviews: Take a Bite Out of SILENCE! at Studio Theatre's 2nd Stage
by Jamie McGonnigal - Jul 21, 2015

Studio Theatre's 2nd Stage has been transformed into a cabaret theatre, complete with proscenium running lights and a runway that would make any Mama Rose proud.  With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the familiar story of Jonathan Demme's Oscar Winning 1991 film, "Silence of the Lambs," comes to life.  (more...)

Feelies' Guitarist Glenn Mercer Releases Instrumental AlbumFeelies' Guitarist Glenn Mercer Releases Instrumental Album
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Incidental Hum is the newest work from guitarist/songwriter/vocalist Glenn Mercer, best known as a founding member of veteran New Jersey band The Feelies. (more...)

Meryl Streep's RICKI AND THE FLASH to Open Locarno Film FestivalMeryl Streep's RICKI AND THE FLASH to Open Locarno Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Jonathan Demme's musical dramedy RICKI AND THE FLASH, starring Meryl Streep, will open the 68th Locarno Film Festival. The film was written by Diablo Cody (Juno) will have its world premiere on August 5 at the Festival's Piazza Grande. (more...)

EMMY Winning Show ON STORY to Be Offered Year Round on PBSEMMY Winning Show ON STORY to Be Offered Year Round on PBS
by TV News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Austin Lone Star EMMY winner On Story, now offers programming year round. Austin Film Festival's On Story provides a look inside the creative process through the eyes of the entertainment industry's most prolific writers and directors. (more...)

Don Most to Perform at Iridium, 7/7Don Most to Perform at Iridium, 7/7
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Best known to television audiences as "Ralph Malph" of the long-running show "Happy Days," DON MOST brings his 7-piece band to IRIDIUM for one performance only, Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 8pm. (more...)

Labyrinth Theater Extends NICE GIRLLabyrinth Theater Extends NICE GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

In response to popular demand and critical acclaim, Labyrinth Theater Company (Artistic Director Mimi O'Donnell, Executive Director Danny Feldman) announces a second extension of the world premiere of Melissa Ross's Nice Girl to June 21. (more...)

VIDEO: Meryl Streep Rocks Out in All-New Trailer for RICKI & THE FLASHVIDEO: Meryl Streep Rocks Out in All-New Trailer for RICKI & THE FLASH
by Movies News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

Meryl Streep (INTO THE WOODS) takes on a whole new gig - a hard-rocking singer/guitarist - for OscarŽ-winning director Jonathan Demme and Academy AwardŽ-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody in Ricki and the Flash. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow to Kick Off 2015 Festival with Performances, Classes, Exhibits, & More, 6/13Jacob's Pillow to Kick Off 2015 Festival with Performances, Classes, Exhibits, & More, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

May 26, 2015 - (Becket, MA) Following the critical acclaim and record-breaking attendance of Festival 2014, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival opens its 2015 season in June. Highlights of Festival 2015 include Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host, a special dance and radio stage production starring Ira Glass, host of This American Life; the return of Nederlands Dans Theater 2; the world premiere of American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Daniil Simkin's INTENSIO; Cuban contemporary ensemble Malpaso Dance Company, performing with GRAMMY Award-winning pianist and composer Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble; and the launch of Martha Graham Dance Company's 90th Anniversary, including a world premiere by eminent choreographer Mats Ek.  (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2015 Announces Full Free LineupJacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2015 Announces Full Free Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Following the critical acclaim and record-breaking attendance of Festival 2014, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival opens its 2015 season in June. (more...)

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