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10 items from 2016


Cmt Announces ‘Nashville’ Season 5 Premiere Date

24 August 2016 8:36 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

“Nashville” is heading back to TV with a new network, new showrunners and a new year.

The fan-favorite show — which was axed by ABC after four seasons — will return for Season 5 with a special two-hour episode on Cmt on Thursday, January 5 at 9 p.m.

Hulu will continue to stream “Nashville” for its fifth season with full episodes becoming available the day after they air on Cmt.

Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz are on board as showrunners for “Nashville” at its new home with Connie Britton, Hayden PanettiereCharles Esten, Sam Palladio, Jonathan Jackson, Clare Bowen, Lennon Stella, Maisy Stella and Chris Carmack all poised to return, as well as Will Chase and Aubrey Peeples in smaller roles. Cast negotiations are currently underway.

On Wednesday, Cmt also announced premiere slots for more scripted shows coming in 2017: new limited series “Million Dollar Quartet” and the second season of scripted comedy “Still The King,” starring »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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17 times movies and TV shows were refused rights to songs

30 June 2016 9:23 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Louisa Mellor Jul 1, 2016

Not every artist is happy to have their song featured in a particular TV show or film. Here are 17 times the rights were refused...

It's not only political campaigns that inspire musical artists to exercise the power of veto on the use of their songs. For reasons of finance, reputation, ego, taste and more, the following TV shows and films weren't able to secure the use of the recordings they originally sought...

Frank SinatraGoodfellas

This Express piece quotes an Empire Magazine interview with Martin Scorsese’s long-time editor Thelma Schoonmaker in which she relates how the original plan was to have Frank Sinatra’s original recording of My Way play over the end credits of modern gangster classic Goodfellas instead of the Sid Vicious cover that was eventually used.

Sinatra would never let Marty use his music,” explains Schoonmaker, “which is too bad because Marty may »

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Missed It? Watch PBS' Feature Documentary on Rock 'n' Roll Legend Fats Domino

29 February 2016 3:14 PM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Fats Domino was one of the most popular rockers of the 1950s and early 60s. His achievements and record sales during that time were rivaled only by Elvis Presley. With his piano playing rooted in blues, rhythm & blues, and jazz, he became one of the inventors of a revolutionary genre of music, rock 'n' roll. In celebration of Fats Domino's 88th birthday, PBS' "American Masters" aired the feature documentary, "Fats Domino and The Birth of Rock 'n' Roll," premiering nationwide last week Friday, February 26 at 10 p.m. (Et). If you missed it, the full feature is now available online, thanks to PBS, and embedded below, so check it out! The »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Missed It? Watch PBS' Feature Documentary on Rock 'n' Roll Legend Fats Domino

29 February 2016 3:14 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Fats Domino was one of the most popular rockers of the 1950s and early 60s. His achievements and record sales during that time were rivaled only by Elvis Presley. With his piano playing rooted in blues, rhythm & blues, and jazz, he became one of the inventors of a revolutionary genre of music, rock 'n' roll. In celebration of Fats Domino's 88th birthday, PBS' "American Masters" aired the feature documentary, "Fats Domino and The Birth of Rock 'n' Roll," premiering nationwide last week Friday, February 26 at 10 p.m. (Et). If you missed it, the full feature is now available online, thanks to PBS, and embedded below, so check it out! The one-hour documentary traces how Fats Domino's brand of New Orleans rhythm and blues morphed into rock and roll, appealing to black and white audiences alike. "He [Domino] had four major riots at his shows partly because of integration," says Fats Domino biographer Rick. »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Inside Rock Legend Fats Domino's World: Crawfish, Cards, Boogie-Woogie

26 February 2016 8:56 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

When a friend of Fats Domino's invited filmmaker Joe Lauro to hang out at Domino's New Orleans house in the early 2000s, he knew he had to make a film about the rock & roll architect. More than a decade later, Fats Domino and the Birth of Rock 'n' Roll will air tonight, on Domino's 88th birthday. The film captures how the New Orleans pianist cut what many believe is the first rock & roll record, 1949's The Fat Man, and went onto sell 65 million records, making the Billboard pop chart »

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This Friday, PBS' 'American Masters' Celebrates Rock 'n' Roll Legend Fats Domino in New Documentary (Watch 2 Clips)

23 February 2016 3:54 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Fats Domino was one of the most popular rockers of the 1950s and early 60s. His achievements and record sales during that time were rivaled only by Elvis Presley. With his piano playing rooted in blues, rhythm & blues, and jazz, he became one of the inventors of a revolutionary genre of music, rock 'n' roll. In celebration of Fats Domino's 88th birthday, Thirteen's "American Masters" presents, "Fats Domino and The Birth of Rock 'n' Roll," premiering nationwide this Friday, February 26 at 10 p.m. (Et) on PBS (check local listings). The one-hour documentary traces how Fats Domino's brand of New Orleans rhythm and blues morphed into rock and roll, appealing to black and white audiences alike. "He [Domino] had four major riots at his shows partly because of integration," says Fats Domino biographer Rick Coleman. "But also the fact they had alcohol at these shows. So they were mixing...

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- Tambay A. Obenson

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This Friday, PBS' 'American Masters' Celebrates Rock 'n' Roll Legend Fats Domino in New Documentary (Watch 2 Clips)

23 February 2016 3:54 PM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Fats Domino was one of the most popular rockers of the 1950s and early 60s. His achievements and record sales during that time were rivaled only by Elvis Presley. With his piano playing rooted in blues, rhythm & blues, and jazz, he became one of the inventors of a revolutionary genre of music, rock 'n' roll. In celebration of Fats Domino's 88th birthday, Thirteen's "American Masters" presents, "Fats Domino and The Birth of Rock 'n' Roll," premiering nationwide this Friday, February 26 at 10 p.m. (Et) on PBS (check local listings). The one-hour documentary traces how Fats Domino's brand of New »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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PBS' 'American Masters' Celebrates Rock 'n' Roll Legend Fats Domino in New Documentary (Feb. 26)

26 January 2016 11:51 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Fats Domino was one of the most popular rockers of the 1950s and early 60s. His achievements and record sales during that time were rivaled only by Elvis Presley. With his piano playing rooted in blues, rhythm & blues, and jazz, he became one of the inventors of a revolutionary genre of music, rock 'n' roll. In celebration of Fats Domino's 88th birthday, Thirteen's "American Masters" presents, "Fats Domino and The Birth of Rock 'n' Roll," premiering nationwide during Black History Month on Friday, February 26 at 10 p.m. (Et) on PBS (check local listings).  The one-hour documentary traces how Fats Domino's brand of New Orleans rhythm and blues morphed into rock and roll, appealing to black and white audiences alike. "He [Domino] had four major riots at his shows partly because of integration," says Fats Domino biographer Rick Coleman. "But also the fact they had alcohol at...

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- Tambay A. Obenson

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PBS' 'American Masters' Celebrates Rock 'n' Roll Legend Fats Domino in New Documentary (Feb. 26)

26 January 2016 11:51 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Fats Domino was one of the most popular rockers of the 1950s and early 60s. His achievements and record sales during that time were rivaled only by Elvis Presley. With his piano playing rooted in blues, rhythm & blues, and jazz, he became one of the inventors of a revolutionary genre of music, rock 'n' roll. In celebration of Fats Domino's 88th birthday, Thirteen's "American Masters" presents, "Fats Domino and The Birth of Rock 'n' Roll," premiering nationwide during Black History Month on Friday, February 26 at 10 p.m. (Et) on PBS (check local listings).  The one-hour documentary traces how Fats Domino's brand »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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TV Review: ‘American Masters: Mike Nichols’

26 January 2016 8:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

A loving tribute presented largely in his own words, the “American Masters” documentary “Mike Nichols” is directed by his one-time collaborator Elaine May, and drawn extensively from producer Julian Schlossberg’s candid interview with the director conducted for the film. While an hour is hardly sufficient to fully do justice to Nichols’ rich stage, film and performing resume, it’s enough to provide ample insight into why so many speak of the artist – who died in 2014, at the age of 83 – so reverently and affectionately.

Nichols talks about his humble beginnings – coming to America as a German refugee in the wake of World War II – and early schooling before his move into performing with May, which, he notes, earned him more universal accolades than anything he had done since. (There’s a hilarious clip of the two of them spoofing a Hollywood awards show, with her singling him out from the stage for his utter mediocrity. »

- Brian Lowry

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