Into Broadway's creative vacuum of revivals, movie adaptations, and Hollywood star vehicles comes Rent, the story of squatters, junkies, performance artists, struggling musicians, drag queens, aspiring filmmakers, and HIV-positives (and you thought Miss Saigon's helicopter landing was cool). Undoubtedly among the defining pop cultural events of 1996, Rent has already won four Tony awards and a Pulitzer Prize for Drama. More importantly, it threatens to bring substance back to the Great White Way. Transposing Puccini's 100-year-old opera La Bohème into modern day Bohemia (19th-century Paris's Left Bank becomes late-20th-century New York's East Village where the scourge of tuberculosis becomes the plague of AIDS) Rent celebrates life among the young, sick, and unconventional. While Broadway shows are hardly the place for authentic portrayals of the latest marginalized hipsters, composer Jonathan Larson (who died at age 36, days before his musical opened) managed to sculpt vivid characters and scenes that bring Avenue A as close as it will ever come to 42nd Street. And by telling a socially relevant story of living without the guarantee of a future (renting, that is), Larson does his own little bit to define an X'ed generation. At worst, Rent is the Hair of the '90s. For the majori...
Arctic Monkeys return with their new album, entitled ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino.’ Produced by James Ford and Alex Turner, the album was recorded in Los Angeles, Paris and London.
The movie turns 25 this year, and the Tim Rice/Andrew Lloyd Webber soundtrack sounds as dramatic and intense as ever. This special 25th Anniversary Edition is remastered and accompanied by a booklet with all-new full-color movie photos.
LOVE NEVER DIES continues the story of The Phantom , who has moved from his lair in the Paris Opera House to haunt the fairgrounds of Coney Island, far across the Atlantic. Set ten years after the mysterious disappearance of The Phantom from Paris, this show is a rollercoaster ride of obsession and intrigue...in which music and memory can play cruel tricks...and The Phantom sets out to prove that, indeed, LOVE NEVER DIES .
At last, a Johnny Tillotson collection that contains his chart hits for Cadence and MGM. Everything is here- Poetry in Motion; Without You; Talk Back Trembling Lips; Dreamy Eyes; True True Happiness; Why Do I Love You; It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin'; Worried Guy; Send Me the Pillow You Dream On; She Understands Me; Angel; Out of My Mind; You Can Never Stop Me Loving You , and more. Great notes and sound, too!
Released in December 1974, Dark Horse capped a prolific year for George, during which he had established his own Dark Horse record label, built a recording studio in his Friar Park home in England, and completed an ambitious tour of North America. Throughout the year, Harrison produced albums for several artists while also recording his own. The songs on the LP document both George's fallibility, in 'Simply Shady,' and his spirituality, in 'It Is 'He' (Jai Sri Krishna).' Dark Horse reached the top five in America, sounding a high note at the end of Harrison's rather frenetic year
After the debut earned $360 million at the global box office, it's no surprise to see this compelling sequel to the Jesse Eisenberg thriller. Composer Brian Tyler once again helms the music. Tyler has become a master of big box office soundtracks, with recent work including the franchises The Avengers, Thor, Iron Man and Fast & Furious.