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    TCM Classic Film Festival Opens April 28 with An American in Paris, Celebrates Music and Movies

    After a rousing launch last year in Los Angeles, the TCM Classic Film Festival will return to Hollywood this year, running Thursday, April 28th through Sunday, May 1st. TCM is promising an even bigger and better celebration of the history of Hollywood this time around. Passes run from $299 to a whop...

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    Paste Magazine's 13 Great Musical Moments in Wes Anderson Movies, with Royal Tenenbaums & More

    We recommend checking out all 13 of Paste Magazine's Great Musical Moments in Wes Anderson Movies. Here's their #2, featuring Nico's "These Days," and The Royal Tenenbaums's Gwyneth Paltrow and Luke Wilson.

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    South Park's Stone and Parker Talk Buzzed Broadway Musical Book of Mormon

    Creating a Broadway musical is hard. But it's what Trey Parker has wanted to do since he was a kid attending classic Rogers & Hammerstein shows at Colorado's Evergreen Playhouse. In high school, he played the lead in all the musicals, and majored in music at the University of Colorado. Not so his st...

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    Streisand/Hooper Gypsy Movie Remake is Dead, and Sondheim Killed It

    Blame Stephen Sondheim. For those of you who missed the news, Barbra Streisand's planned remake of the musical Gypsy has bit the dust, at least for now. And it reportedly had Oscar-winning The King's Speech director Tom Hooper attached.

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    Unstaged's 2011 Music Series Kicks off with David Lynch directing Duran, Duran

    Unstaged, the music series in its second year, announces the iconic pairing of director David Lynch and Duran Duran. The first installment of Unstaged 2011 will feature a Duran Duran performance in conjunction with the release of their 13th studio album and first official tour since 2008. On March 2...

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    Tribeca 2011: Opens with Crowe's The Union, Elton John and Leon Russell's Musical Collaboration

    The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival will open on April 20 with the world premiere of Cameron Crowe's The Union, about the musical collaboration of Leon Russell and Elton John, who will perform after the outdoor screening at the North Cove at the World Financial Plaza. The Union began shooting in 2009, fo...

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    Oscar Watch: Hathaway and Franco Do Evita, Grease, Franco Mangles Burlesque

    The Academy continues to leak juicy tidbits of what may or may not be cut out of the final Oscarcast. Herewith, two musical numbers from Anne Hathaway and James Franco, doing Evita and Grease (below). The photo of the Oscar writers room (below) was posted on Twitter by @JamesFranco. So was this dist...

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    Development Watch: Kunis/Franco in Oz, DiCaprio/Scorsese's Wolf, Firth's Fair Lady (UPDATED)

    - UPDATE 5/18: Michelle Williams will play Glinda, The Good Witch in Oz, The Great and Powerful.

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    Oscar Noms Boost Soundtrack Sales of Inception and The Social Network

    The heyday of the movie soundtrack--once a powerful marketing tool for the studios--has waned. But Oscar nominations can boost a soundtrack into big sales, reports Anthony D'Alessandro: When it comes to recent soundtracks and film scores, consumers have been powering down their stereos.  Over the last four years, SoundScan sales for the genre fell from 27.2 million in 2006 to 16.4 million last year -- a 40% drop.   What was once a dependable ancillary for a film’s theatrical launch is now seen as a business gamble; record companies can no longer depend on the wallets of single males.  Aside from burgeoning digital downloads and piracy, the ma...

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    Box Office Surges on Sandler vs. Bieber Weekend Duel

    Just Go With It's established comedy stars Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston dueled teen music phenom Justin Bieber's 3-D concert doc Never Say Never at the surging weekend box office, which had been in the doldrums compared to last year's Avatar-fueled winter frame. Anthony D'Alessandro reports:

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