Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Goodbye, Baby June

It's time to say farewell to June Havoc, whose vaudeville childhood was immortalized in the legendary Broadway musical Gypsy.

The actress, whose career stretched from the 1920s to her retirement in 1990, has passed away at the age of 98.


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

SUCK: The Vampire Musical

This premiered at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival, and it looks like fun.


Thursday, March 4, 2010

SOUL MUSIC: The Moral Dimension of Rhythm

Just read a very provocative and stimulating article by Roger Scruton, taking the music criticism of Plato and Adorno and applying it to how we encounter the popular music of today. Scruton's distinction between music which moves with us and moves at us is compelling, and I thought I'd share.