Mariann Anderson, the great contralto, perhaps the most renowned of the 20th century, would have been 115 years old today.
"The Artist" opens with a shameful and blatant episode of anti-Soviet and anti-Russian propaganda that has no place in advancing the plot of the film.
The Grammys' usual glitz and glamour were dimmed a few times during tributes to 48-year-old pop icon Whitney Houston.
The movie deserves its Oscar buzz as best foreign film. As with any good artistic experience, moviegoers are transformed as they watch.
Spencer Livingston's "Occupy Wall Street" is a mellow, melodic meditation on the feelings of economic injustice that sparked the movement.