On June 6, 1988, Frank Sinatra entered the recording facilities at Evergreen Studios in Los Angeles, California, for what should have been a momentous occasion; for the first time in nearly two years, Sinatra was going to be recording some new music with a live orchestra. In this case, Frank had with him some fantastic big band charts newly written (and conducted at this session) by longtime collaborator and orchestrator Billy May. The orchestra was world class, including Sinatra regulars and semi-regulars Bill Miller, Irving Cottler, Emil Richards, as well as notable players like Snooky Young and Jack Sheldon, who would play memorable trumpet solos throughout the first selection recorded that evening, a swinging arrangement of the Victor Young-Ned Washington song “My Foolish Heart.” Other tunes, including “Cry Me A River” and “If Ever I Would Leave You,” were also on the roster. The album that was being planned was tentatively titled “Digital Sinatra,” with a nod to the new technical wonders that were being achieved in modern recording.
Pure Imagination (Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory): Gene Wilder – NewzBreaker Music Video of the Day (RIP Gene)
In my last article I covered one terrified families first encounter with the Cowman. If you thought that scary, I dare you to keep reading.
After sending Jon, JR. rolling the creature never paused, it continued to run at amazing speed and loop back towards the woods.
I imagine some of you are shaking your heads thinking, ‘No way’. But I would argue and say this behavior is that of an intelligent human style thinking as if to send the family a warning. Just from what I know so far, this creature could very easily have killed Jon, JR. or SR., but did not. Yet.
Sad news to report… One of the many actors from my childhood watching movies with my Dad has passed away today. Gene Wilder, passed away from a disease that I truly wish they could find a cure for, Alzheimer’s. He was 83. As a young man, Dad took me to so many movies and all of Wilder’s. From such classics as The Producers, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Silent Movie, Silver Streak and Stir Crazy to name just a few.
Some sad news to report out of Beverly Hills this evening. Jeanne Martin, second wife of singer Dean Martin, has passed away following a long battle with cancer. This news comes just a few weeks after the death of her youngest son, singer Ricci Martin, who passed away at the beginning of the month from a pulmonary infraction.
We’re fast approaching the end of August, and Christmas items are arriving in stores (just in time), which means, yes, you guessed it. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. For those gentlemen looking to set the mood with the finest in romantic music, we look at three Sinatra compilations released over the past years with just that theme in mind. If you’re planning on an evening filled with good food, heavily scented roses and decadent chocolates (not to mention a glass or bottle of fine wine), the following collections of love songs will compliment them well. Jokes aside, these picks are giving you one hell of a head start. Head out to your local retailer after reading this article and be sure to pick up one of these titles. I’m almost sure you’ll be sending me a note of thanks after this coming February 14th.
KICKS Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Album to Be Released on Back Lot Music on September 9th – Breaking Music News
1.) Spaceship – Brian Reitzell
2.) Party and Bullshit (Dialogue Interlude 1) – Jahking Guillory
3.) Friends Hanging Out – Brian Reitzell
4.) The Sheboygan Left – RJD2
5.) C.R.E.A.M. – Wu-Tang Clan
6.) BBQ Music – Marc E. Bassy
To be Babs and have the power to tell Apple what to do, Siri doesn’t even know my name, much less pronounce it wrong.
Barbra Streisand says she channeled her considerable clout into asking Apple CEO Tim Cook to change how Siri pronounces her name — and he happily obliged.The theater legend revealed her success story during an interview with NPR’s Scott Simon, who had just asked the iPhone personal assistant, “Siri, who’s the only female vocalist who’s had hit records for six straight decades?” “Barbra Streisand,” the oft-mistaken robot replied, pronouncing the second S as a Z.
Arthur Bishop [Jason Statham] returns as the Mechanic in the sequel to the 2011 action thriller. When the deceitful actions of a cunning but beautiful woman [Jessica Alba] force him to return to the life he left behind, Bishop’s life is once again in danger as he has to complete an impossible list of assassinations of the most dangerous men in the world.
Cast: Jason Statham, Jessica Alba, Tommy Lee Jones, and Michelle Yeoh
• 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil, divided
• 2 lbs. (1 kg) bulk hot Italian sausage
• 1 lb (450 g) carrots, peeled
• 2 medium onions
Guitarist Matt Roberts, a founding member of the rock band 3 Doors Down, has died in Wisconsin. The 38-year-old was in West Bend to perform at a benefit. The West Bend Police Department says someone called authorities around 7 a.m. Saturday to report an unconscious man in a hotel hallway. Police and firefighters found Roberts dead.
This brunch specialty combines ham, cheese and green onions rolled into a souffle like omelet.
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
• 3/4 cup milk
• 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
Too much fun in the sun? Fear not—American Heroes Channel (AHC) is here to whip your summer beach brain back into shape with a full day of the network’s signature high-quality historical programming. This Labor Day, AHC will air SCHOOL YOURSELF, a day-long marathon of the hit series AMERICA: FACTS VS. FICTION on Monday, September 5 beginning at 9 AM/8 AM central – concluding with the premiere of an all-new episode at 10 PM/9 PM central. SCHOOL YOURSELF also marks the beginning of a new partnership between AHC and Barnes & Noble to launch a curated collection of books that will be available exclusively on BN.com starting on Saturday, September 3.
Sad news to report. Beloved actor Jack Riley who was a counseling patient on The Bob Newhart Show has died at the age of 80 in Los Angles, according to his representative, Paul Doherty.
Besides portraying grumpy, self-absorbed Elliot Carlin on “The Bob Newhart Show” and providing the voice for absent-minded dad Stu Pickles on “Rugrats” and its spinoff, “All Grown Up!,” Riley appeared in the Mel Brooks films “History of the World: Part I,” ”High Anxiety” and “Spaceballs” among his more than 150 credits over a career spanning five decades.