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Our selected star to be included in our “Hollywood Movie Star of the Week Photo Gallery” is Gerard Butler. Gerard James Butler (born 13 November 1969) is a Scottish actor who has appeared on film, stage, and television. A trained lawyer, Butler turned to acting in the mid-1990s with small roles in productions such as the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), which he followed with steady work on television, most notably in the American miniseries Attila (2001). In 2003, he played André Marek in the adaptation of Michael Crichton’s Timeline. He garnered critical acclaim for his work as the lead in Joel Schumacher’s 2004 film adaptation of the musical The Phantom of the Opera. In 2007, Butler gained recognition through his portrayal of King Leonidas in the film 300. Since then, he has appeared in projects including P.S. I Love You (2007), Nim’s Island (2008), RocknRolla (2008), The Ugly Truth (2009), Gamer (2009), Law Abiding Citizen (2009), The Bounty Hunter »
- Josh Abraham
Actress and prospective Democratic Kentucky Senate candidate Ashley Judd is set to appear in Washington, D.C. later this week at two public events, which will likely draw increased attention due to ongoing speculation about her possible political ambitions.
Judd will head to George Washington University’s School of Public Health and Health Services on Friday to deliver a speech on women's reproductive health, an issue that she is quite familiar with. She's spoken out on the topic frequently, and at times infused her speeches with controversial language that some predict could end up playing into a Senate run, if she decides to make one.
As Salon recalled earlier this month, Judd once ripped into former President George W. Bush over his stance on access to contraception, an issue that could resonate less powerfully among rural Kentucky voters than it might have among the crowd at a conference of Tennessee Democratic Women. »
- The Huffington Post
All styles of music feed into each other. Which is why Adele's songs owe everything to Schubert and sampling wouldn't exist without Dvorák, Howard Goodall tells Imogen Tilden
Mozart pleases his public
The years 1650 to 1750 were a period of feverish invention and technical ingenuity in music that reached an apotheosis in Handel's sublime oratorios and Bach's cantatas and Passions. Bach was probably the cleverest composer who ever lived; the mind-boggling complexity of much of his late music, in particular, has yet to be matched by any composer. But, as often happens in musical history, the generation after Bach stripped away much of the older composers' harmonic complexity, writing instead with a dramatically simpler palette of harmonies. The likes of Gluck, Mozart and Haydn created a whole new style based on, essentially, four major chords. Much of their music is based on the tonic, dominant and subdominant – just like much of rock'n'roll. »
- Imogen Tilden
Comic books are like wine, there is a bottle out there for everyone. The comic book medium has been around for over seventy years and is home to some of the most original and ground-breaking stories the world has ever seen. But knowing where to start is daunting, and jumping in blind can have some serious repercussions. Here at Sound on Sight, it’s our job, nay, our duty, to make sure you are reading top tier books. So have a gander below and on behalf of all comic fans out there, let me be the first to say; Welcome friend, you’re in good hands.
The Superhero Lover:
If you watched any superhero movie and thought to yourself, ‘gee I’d like to see more of so and so’ then »
- Sean Tonelli
4 items from 2013
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