The Songwriters Hall of Fame does not get the buzz that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame does for a number of reasons. The most prominent is that it does not have its own building as it’s given some space in LA’s Grammy Museum thanks to National Recording Arts & Sciences CEO and Bayside native Neil Portnow.
Since Time Warner owns both DC Comics and Warner Brothers Pictures, it makes complete corporate business sense to produce a retelling of the Superman saga every few years.
It is impossible to truly thank the person who most shaped your life but Father’s Day is certainly an occasion to express appreciation for dad.
Last month the various broadcast networks introduced their new prime time shows to advertisers and the media at events that are called “Upfronts” in the trade. Here is a look at what CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox and the CW have in store for us this Fall.
It is impossible to express one’s love for the woman who raised us and made us who we are today through one day of recognition and a gift. Nonetheless, we should all put a little thought into a thank you even though mom will probably say that it’s not necessary.
This past March marked the 50th anniversary of the death of one of country music’s greatest singers, Patsy Cline. The milestone did not get as much media attention as it should have but at least her old record company, Universal Music, took the trouble of dipping into their archives to compile tracks that she recorded live at both the Grand Ole Opry and on a Nashville music program, “The Greg Reeves Show.”
It has long been said that the great ones always make it look easy. That statement certainly applies to silky-voiced singer Aaron Neville whose hits include “Tell It Like It Is,” “Don’t Know Much,” “All My Life,” and “Don’t Take Away My Heaven.”
Given the fact that his recording career spans over 55 years and that he has always enjoyed collaborating with other artists, it’s somewhat surprising that it has taken Paul Anka all of this time to come up with his first album of duets with other artists. “Duets” consists of 14 tracks and most of which were recorded well in the past.
Considering Jackie Robinson’s prominent position in American history, it’s frankly surprising that the film industry had not done a biopic on him until the just released 42 that stars Chadwick Boseman as Robinson and Harrison Ford as Branch Rickey, the Brooklyn Dodgers general manager who signed him to a contract with the Dodgers organization in 1946 that would finally integrate Major League Baseball a year later. Screenwriter and film director Brian Helgeland wisely limits this fast-moving two-hour film to the 1946 and ‘47 seasons and there is certainly more than enough material for him.
Mets fans have not had much to cheer about in recent years and it’s fairly safe to say that even the most optimistic fans of the Amazin’s cannot picture this team competing for a post-season berth this year.
While the team’s…