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Criterion Collection Announces December Titles, Including ‘Election’ and ‘Monterey Pop’

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Criterion Collection Announces December Titles, Including ‘Election’ and ‘Monterey Pop’
The Criterion Collection has unveiled its holiday slate, with “Election” leading the list of titles being released this December. Joining Alexander Payne’s classic in the Collection are a new digital transfer of Barbet Schroeder’s documentary “General Idi Amin Dada: A Self-Portrait,” “The Complete Monterey Pop Festival,” and the previously announced “100 Years of Olympic Films 1912-2012.” More information — and, just as importantly, cover art — below:

Read More:Criterion Collection Announces November Titles, Including Seminal Lesbian Drama ‘Desert Hearts’ and ‘The Philadelphia Story

Election

“Perky, overachieving Tracy Flick (Reese Witherspoon) gets on the nerves of history teacher Jim McAllister (Matthew Broderick) to begin with, but after she launches her campaign for high-school president and his personal life starts to fall apart, things spiral out of control. In Alexander Payne’s satire ‘Election,’ the teacher becomes unhealthily obsessed with cutting his student down to size, covertly backing a spoiler candidate to
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Classic Quadrophenia: Pete Townshend Rocks the Met While Revisiting the Who's Mod Opera Masterpiece

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Classic Quadrophenia: Pete Townshend Rocks the Met While Revisiting the Who's Mod Opera Masterpiece
What do you get when you strap a full orchestra onto one of the most high octane rock operas in history? You get an instant classic.

Pete Townshend came roaring into New York City’s fabled Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center this weekend with the force of a thousand Gs Scooters as he delivered Classic Quadrophenia—an orchestral reimagining of the Who’s 1973 concept album. Though he contributed acoustic guitar to a handful of songs, the maestro mostly left it to the philharmonic ensemble lead by Robert Ziegler, who also conducted Rachel Fuller’s arrangements on the 2015 studio recording.
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Liam Payne, Rita Ora and More Unite for Grenfell Tower Charity Song 'Bridge Over Troubled Water'

Liam Payne, Rita Ora and More Unite for Grenfell Tower Charity Song 'Bridge Over Troubled Water'
Former One Direction members Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson, Rita Ora and Robbie Williams are just a handful of artists who came together for a good cause.

On Wednesday, Simon Cowell released the charity fundraising single, "Bridge Over Troubled Water, a cover of Simon & Garfunkel's hit, that benefits the victims of the fire at London's Grenfell Tower, which left an estimated 79 people dead on June 14.

Watch: Adele Had Tea and Cake With Firefighters Who Responded
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Simon Cowell Brings Together One Direction, Spice Girls, The Who Members for Grenfell Tower Tribute

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In response to the devastating Grenfell Tower fire ... Simon Cowell brought together a supergroup ... including Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Geri Halliwell, Pete Townshend, and Roger Daltrey for a moving tribute.  The Artists For Grenfell gathered in a London studio over 3 days to record a new version of Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge over Troubled Water." They were just a half mile away from the tower where at least 79 were killed. Others on the track include Nile Rodgers,
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Pete Townshend on Revisiting His Legendary Rock Opera—and His Legacy—on Upcoming Classic Quadrophenia Orchestral Tour

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Pete Townshend on Revisiting His Legendary Rock Opera—and His Legacy—on Upcoming Classic Quadrophenia Orchestral Tour
Over the last few decades, Pete Townshend’s status as a composer has thankfully caught up with his formidable reputation as a guitar smashing, eardrum splitting rock god. Several of his most famous works with the Who have been given the orchestral treatment, earning rapturous responses at the world’s most prestigious concert houses. Most recently, the 1973 double disc Quadrophenia received a symphonic reimagining courtesy of Rachel Fuller, a singer-songwriter, arranger and also Townshend’s wife. Released as Classic Quadrophenia in June 2015, the piece had its live debut the next month at London’s Royal Albert Hall, with tenor Alfie Boe
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Las Vegas Concert Residencies: Here’s Your Guide to Summer 2017

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Las Vegas Concert Residencies: Here’s Your Guide to Summer 2017
Musical residencies are basically like a concert tour, except instead of the artist traveling the country (or world), the fans are all coming to them. An institution in Las Vegas (just take a look at Céline Dion and Britney Spears), this year’s lineup includes the Who, Mariah Carey, Backstreet Boys and Journey, among others. Here are the best new residencies to catch in Sin City this summer — and what to expect from them.

The Who

Their three-year goodbye tour is said to be nearing its end in April, but this summer, you can catch original members Pete Townshend and
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The Who Announce Las Vegas Residency At Caesars Palace [Ticket Info]

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English rock legends The Who announced their residency in Las Vegas, in what they deem their final tour before retirement. This is not the band’s first goodbye tour. Led by 71-year-old guitarist Pete Townshend and 73-year-old singer Roger Daltrey, the band kicked off a tour in late 2014, calling the tour a “long goodbye.” The Who’s […]

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The Who’s Roger Daltrey Battles Teen Cancer: ‘It’s Our Way Saying Thanks’

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The Who’s Roger Daltrey Battles Teen Cancer: ‘It’s Our Way Saying Thanks’
Roger Daltrey, the 72-year-old energetic frontman of the iconic rock band the Who, clearly isn’t the type to forget his debts.

And one of those debts, admits Daltrey while kicked back in his hotel room during a recent visit to Los Angeles, is owed to teens.

“Without the support of teenagers,” he insists, “the Who would have been just another punk band.”

So five years ago, Daltrey and bandmate Pete Townsend created Teen Cancer America, a charity that builds teen-friendly environments – with everything from jukeboxes to pool tables – in hospitals for young people battling cancer.

“We don’t do medicine,
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Sundance Film Review: ‘Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World’

Sundance Film Review: ‘Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World’
Although its reach occasionally exceeds its grasp, Catherine Bainbridge’s “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World” earns respect as much for its achievement as its ambition, while offering a celebratory examination of the often-underappreciated role played in the development of American popular music by singers, musicians, and songwriters of Native American ancestry. The film is structured more or less as a series of individual portraits of 10 significant artists, ranging from Delta blues great Charley Patton to iconic electric guitarist Jimi Hendrix (who was part Cherokee) to living legend Robbie Robertson. A few episodes are less satisfying than others, but only because they spotlight intriguing yet obscure figures that audiences likely would want to learn about in greater detail.

The title comes from “Rumble,” the smash hit 1958 instrumental single by Link Wray (born in New Carolina to Shawnee parents) driven by innovative power chord riffs that would later influence Iggy Pop,
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Have Yourself A Movie Little Christmas: 2016 Edition

I’m guessing that you, just like most of us, have always had seasonal favorites when it comes to movies that attempt to address and evoke the spirit of Christmas. Like most from my generation, when I was a kid I learned the pleasures of perennial anticipation of Christmastime as interpreted by TV through a series of holiday specials, like How the Grinch Stole Christmas, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Santa Claus is Coming to Town and even musical variety hours where the likes of Bing Crosby and Andy Williams and Dean Martin et al would sit around sets elaborately designed to represent the ideal Christmas-decorated living room, drinking “wassail” (I’m sure that’s what was in those cups) and crooning classics of the season alongside a dazzling array of guests. (We knew we were moving into a new world of holiday cheer when David Bowie joined Bing Crosby for
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Fact-Checking the Crown: 5 Things That Are True (and 3 That Aren’t!)

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Fact-Checking the Crown: 5 Things That Are True (and 3 That Aren’t!)
Netflix’s sleek period drama The Crown has captivated audiences with its peek into the private life of Queen Elizabeth II (Claire Foy), but many fans may be wondering how much of the glamorous series is based on real life. While some elements — like the Duke and Duchess of Windsor’s frosty relationship with the royal family and Princess Margaret’s romance with the dashing Pete Townsend — are true, several key elements of the series are either totally made up or exaggerated for dramatic effect. (And let’s be honest, even the life of a royal sometimes needs TV magic to make it more watchable.
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‘Raisin’ Cain: The History of Cain’s Ballroom’ Profiles a Beloved Oklahoma Music Venue

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Here’s your daily dose of an indie film, web series, TV pilot, what-have-you in progress, as presented by the creators themselves. At the end of the week, you’ll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a project you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

Raisin’ Cain: The History of Cain’s Ballroom

Logline: “Raisin’ Cain” will be a cinematic journey told through the music and artists that have made this Tulsa music venue legendary. It will celebrate its 92 years, exploring the ties between Cain’s, the Tulsa Sound, and a myriad of musical genres.

Elevator Pitch:

We hope to preserve the storied history of the legendary Honky-Tonk, Cain’s Ballroom. “The Home of Bob Wills” has hosted 3 generations of Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Wanda Jackson to the Sex Pistols, The Police, U2 and many others. The film will tell
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The Revenge of… A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy’S Revenge

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31 years ago, the sequel to the surprise hit A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) was rushed into theaters to capitalize on that film’s box office success. A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985) made $21 million at the box office, a mere $4 million less than its predecessor, and certainly more than enough to keep the burgeoning franchise going. But alas, for poor Freddy, the wrath for this film over the years has withered its reputation to whispers and snickers, with the occasional outburst of foaming conjecture. I don’t get it. I love Freddy’s Revenge.

So why all the shade? First of all, Freddy’s Revenge has the misfortune of sitting in-between the original classic and a follow-up that most consider the best of the sequels, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors. Both of those films have the involvement of the late horror guru Wes Craven
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Desert Trip Headliner Roger Daltrey on the Who: ‘We’re the Best F—-ing Rock Band in the World’

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The Who‘s Roger Daltrey, one of rock’s most legendary front men, sits on the sofa of his tidy L.A. hotel suite, quietly sipping a cup of coffee. His assistant pecks away on a computer keyboard in the next room as a masseur unfolds a portable massage table in the foyer.

Daltrey, who is in town to perform with Who bandmate Pete Townshend at this weekend’s much-publicized Desert Trip music festival in Indio, California, looks pleasantly startled when asked, “So when was the last time you trashed a hotel room?”

“I was never into trashing hotel rooms,
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17 times movies and TV shows were refused rights to songs

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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'Quadrophenia' Sequel Filming This Summer, Based On Novel Continuation Of The Who's Film

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'Quadrophenia' Sequel Filming This Summer, Based On Novel Continuation Of The Who's Film
In 1973, English rock group The Who released their second rock opera "Quadrophenia," which loosely followed the story of  young mod named Jimmy and his search for a place in the world. Six years later, Franc Roddam's film adaptation of the album starring Phil Daniels ("Vinyl," "Chicken Run") as Jimmy, a kid who falls in with the mod culture only for his life to slowly spiral out of control, was released to mostly positive reviews. The Criterion Collection released a restored Blu-ray of the film featuring an all-new sound mix in 2012. Now, NME reports that a sequel is set to be filmed this summer, 37 years after the original film's release. Read More: Dardenne Brothers, 'Quadrophenia,' Andrew Haigh's 'Weekend' Lead August Criterion Collection Releases The film will be based on the Pete Townshend-approved Peter Meadows book "To Be Someone," which continued Jimmy's adventures after the events of the film.
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Watch the Who Bring Rousing 'Who Are You' to 'Tonight Show'

Watch the Who Bring Rousing 'Who Are You' to 'Tonight Show'
A night after the Who brought their 50th anniversary tour to New York's Madison Square Garden, the rock legends dropped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to make their first U.S. late-night performance in nearly a decade. For the visit, Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend delivered a rousing take on "Who Are You," featuring a phenomenal, climatic solo by the guitar god.

The Who's Tonight Show performance marked the first time the band had appeared on an American late-night show since September 2006, when Daltrey and Townshend appeared on
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Flashback: Watch the Who Blow Up 'Smothers Brothers' in Primetime

Flashback: Watch the Who Blow Up 'Smothers Brothers' in Primetime
Editor's Note: The original version of this story misidentified the last time the Who had been on a late-night talk show. The text has been corrected and Rolling Stone apologizes for the error.

The Who kicked off a new, North American leg of their Who Hits 50! Tour this week and will perform tonight on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Although the group's members have appeared on late-night talk shows individually since then, and Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend appeared as a duo version of the Who on Letterman in
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Interview: Richard Cotovsky on Abbie Hoffman Fest, Directing & Final Days of Mary-Arrchie

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Chicago – In founding and being an artistic director of a theater company for over 30 years, Richard Cotovsky of Mary-Arrchie Co. has a few stories to tell. In Part Two of an interview with the “Godfather of Chicago Storefront Theater” Cotovsky talks about the annual Abbie Hoffman Died for our Sins Festival, and the various acts of producing memorable stage productions.

Rich Cotovsky is a lifelong Chicagoan, growing up and currently living in the Rogers Park neighborhood. He was a founding member of Mary-Arrchie Co. – an amalgamation of parent’s names from one of his early acting students – and has served as its Artistic Director since it began in 1986. His award-winning theatre company has served up gritty and memorable productions for 30 years, but their current show, “American Buffalo” – which features Cotovsky in a lead role – will be their final show. The building that houses the space the company has had since the late 1980s,
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Win Lambert and Stamp on DVD

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To mark the release of Lambert and Stamp on 2nd November, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on DVD. Featuring interviews with Chris Stamp himself and Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, Terence Stamp, Richard Barnes, Heather Daltrey, John Hemming, Robert Fearnley-Whittingstall and Irish Jack, Lambert And Stamp offers a unique insight into the creation

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