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By Tim Smith and Tim Smith,SUN MUSIC CRITIC | May 22, 2005
There may never be another three operatic tenors packing the combined vocal and star power of Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras, but there are at least three highly marketable singers who have demonstrated an exceptional ability to stir the public. Call them the poperatic tenors. Heading the list of these mass-appeal vocalists, who cross back and forth between classical and pop idioms easily and who generate unusually effusive fans, is Andrea Bocelli. The blind Italian singer soared to fame and fortune in the 1990s, given an extra boost by heavy exposure on American public television.
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NEWS
May 16, 1998
Tony Bennett: `One of Sinatra's favorite toasts to make with a glass in hand was: 'May you live to be 100, and may the last voice you hear be mine.' The master is gone, but his voice will live forever.`Mel Torme: "Frank Sinatra was a true original. He held the patent, the original blueprint on singing the popular song, a man who would have thousands of imitators but who, himself, would never be influenced by a single, solitary person."President Clinton.: "I think every American would have to smile and say he really did do it his way."
NEWS
November 20, 2003
Don Gibson, 75, the reclusive songwriter and singer who transformed his loneliness into such piercing country music classics as "I Can't Stop Loving You," "Sweet Dreams" and "Oh Lonesome Me," died Monday in a Nashville hospital. Mr. Gibson recorded 23 Top 10 country hits of his own from 1956 to 1974 and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001, 18 years after his induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Patsy Cline, Emmylou Harris, Ike & Tina Turner and Reba McEntire are among the hundreds of musicians who have recorded his songs.
NEWS
November 7, 1999
Jerry Blake, who arranged music for the dance bands of Lawrence Welk and Wayne King, died in Las Vegas Oct. 27 of congestive heart disease, his family said. He was 80. His band performed with vocalists such as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Fabian.David Schickele, a San Francisco Bay area filmmaker, violist and composer, died Oct. 31 of cancer. He was 62. He is best known for "Bushman," a feature-length film made in 1971 about an African student at San Francisco State University.Richard Marius, a novelist and former director of Harvard University's undergraduate writing program, died of cancer Friday at his home.
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | December 12, 1996
With "Seinfeld" in reruns, how about giving "Murder One" a try tonight? It's a crime the network honchos schedule these two shows opposite each other, but tonight, the choice should be clear."
FEATURES
By Ann Hornaday and Ann Hornaday,SUN FILM CRITIC | July 2, 1999
Maybe it was the talking dog that finally put me over the edge. "Summer of Sam," Spike Lee's ambitious yet addled new film, is so full of non sequiturs, gratuitous sex and emotionally empty characters that for the first hour you simply watch it with mouth disbelievingly agape. Then, in one of the movie's supposedly climactic scenes, where serial killer David Berkowitz battles his interior demons, the black lab that Berkowitz actually blamed for the murders begins to speak to him, Taco Bell-chihuahua style.
ENTERTAINMENT
By [Pollstar, Exhibitor Relations Co. and Billboard magazine] | May 29, 2008
FILMS 1.Indiana Jones: The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Paramount 2.The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Disney 3.Iron Man, Paramount 4.What Happens in Vegas, Fox 5.Speed Racer, Warner SINGLES 1.Lollipop, Lil' Wayne 2.Bleeding Love, Leona Lewis 3.Take a Bow, Rihanna 4.Love in This Club, Usher 5.No Air, Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown ALBUMS 1.Narrow Stairs, Death Cab for Cutie 2.Nothing But the Best, Frank Sinatra 3.We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things., Jason Mraz 4.Rockferry, Duffy 5.Spirit, Leona Lewis DVDS (SALES)
ENTERTAINMENT
October 8, 2009
PATRIOTIC HOLLYWOOD: WORLD WAR II IN FILM SERIES: The Maryland Historical Society, 201 W. Monument St., starts this free film series with "From Here to Eternity," starring Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Frank Sinatra, Donna Reed, Deborah Kerr and Ernest Borgnine. The screening and discussion, which takes place 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 10, is hosted by Mike Giuliano and includes a literal treat: 1940s candy like root beer barrels, red hots and rock candy. Call 410-685-3750. The event is held in conjunction with the citywide cultural celebration, Free Fall Baltimore, which runs through Oct. 31. We will highlight a different Free Fall pick in the Weekend Guide each week in October.
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