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16th January 2014

Composer John Williams has become the Oscars' most nominated living person after scoring his 49th nod on Thursday morning (16Jan14). The maestro is up for Best Original Score for his work on The Bicycle Thief....

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John Williams' Star Wars Movie Theme Voted U.k.'S Favourite

27th September 2013

Legendary composer John Williams' iconic Star Wars theme has been voted the U.K.'s most popular movie soundtrack in a new Bbc poll.The dramatic Oscar-winning tune beat Ennio Morricone's The Good, The Bad and the Ugly...

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Stars Wars Theme Is Officially The Best, According To Radio 3 Listeners Anyway

By Jack de Aguilar | 27th September 2013

The iconic Star Wars theme was voted by BBC Radio 3 listeners as the UKs favourite from a selection of twenty classics. Star Wars dominated nearly a quarter of the vote, with Ennio Morricone's The...

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John Williams Confirms His Place On Upcoming Star Wars: Episode Vii

By Joe Wilde | 29th July 2013

Last Saturday (27 July), John Williams became the latest name to be tied down to the upcoming re-boot of the beloved Star Wars franchise. The composer, who has written the score for all six of...

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John Williams Returning To Star Wars

29th July 2013

Legendary composer John Williams will return to pen the score of the next generation of Star Wars films.The multi-Oscar winner came up with the atmospheric music in the original trilogy, as well as the three...

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John Williams To Score Upcoming Star Wars: Episode Vii & Fans Get First Glimpse At New Animated Series In An Eventful Star Wars-themed Weekend

By Joe Wilde | 28th July 2013

There is still an air of apprehension surrounding the planned re-boot of the Star Wars franchise - which is now owned by Disney - however a recent interview with the great John Williams has given...

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Barry Manilow & Neil Diamond Win Hearts In A Glittering July Fourth Dc Performance

By Lauren James | 5th July 2013

In a display of unrivalled patriotism, timeless icons Barry Manilow and Neil Diamond graced Washington DC's National Mall to help celebrate Independence Day, performing in front of thousands of fans and TV viewers.Singer Barry Manilow...

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John Williams: 'Man Of Steel Will Be Hard To Watch'

27th May 2013

Superman composer John Williams has mixed feelings about the latest reboot of the superhero franchise as he is convinced late actor Christopher Reeve was the ultimate embodiment of the comic book character.Reeve played the lead...

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John Williams To Score New Star Wars Movie? Jj Abrams Suggests It May Be So

By Hayley Avron | 1st May 2013

JJ Abrams – like many a Star Wars fan – is struggling to envisage a Star Wars movie without the music of John Williams, the Hollywood Reporter have revealed. During a press conference in Berlin...

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Stunning 'Sam Wanamaker Playhouse' To Open In 2014 (Lit Entirely By Candles)

By Michael West | 23rd April 2013

The new Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, an indoor Jacobean counterpart to Shakespeare's Globe, will open to the public on January 9, 2014 with a season of plays, opera and one-off concerts. The opening of the visually...

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11th December 2012

Scores from John Williams (Lincoln), James Horner (The Amazing Spider-Man), Alexandre Desplat (Zero Dark Thirty) and Hans Zimmer (The Dark Knight Rises) have been named among the 104-strong Best Original Score contenders for the 2013...

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James Taylor: 'Composer Wanted Me For Lincoln'

9th December 2012

Beloved singer/songwriter James Taylor was briefly considered for the lead role in Steven Spielberg's Abraham Lincoln biopic after composer John Williams insisted he was a dead ringer for the late U.S. president.Taylor reveals he was...

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John Williams Celebrates Double Win At Classical Brit Awards

3rd October 2012

Oscar-winning composer John Williams was the big winner at the Classical Brit Awards in London on Tuesday night (02Oct12), taking home a lifetime achievement honour and one of the evening's most sought-after prizes.Williams, the man...

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Harry Potter Composer John Williams To Receive Prestigious Award

21st August 2012

The man behind the music for Harry Potter and Star Wars, John Williams is set to have his achievements recognised in the form of a lifetime achievement award, reports The Telegraph. The Classical Brits is...

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John Williams To Be Honoured At Classic Brit Awards

21st August 2012

Legendary composer John Williams will be handed an award in recognition of his outstanding career at the Classic Brit Awards in the U.K. in October (12).The five-time Oscar winner, who has written the scores for...

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Phillip Phillips Staging Live Comeback At July Fourth Celebrations

18th June 2012

Since winning American Idol, Phillip Phillips has been plagued with problems. Firstly, he was hospitalized with kidney problems and forced to undergo surgery. Then, the Phillips' family business was broken into and burglarised. Not exactly...

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E.t. Remastered For 30th Anniversary

31st May 2012

'E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial' will be released in a digitally remastered edition to celebrate its 30th anniversary. The Blu-ray DVD of the Oscar winning movie - directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Drew Barrymore - will...

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Chewbacca To Sing On Glee Christmas Episode?

7th December 2011

Chewbacca will be making a special appearance on the GLEE Christmas episode, 'Extraordinary Merry Christmas', airing on December 13, 2011. The festive instalment also represents the directorial debut of Matthew Morrison and the actor recently...

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Charlie Simpson Not Excited By New Heavy Music

12th August 2011

Charlie Simpson doesn't get "excited" by "new heavy music".The Fightstar singer has recorded his debut solo album, 'Young Pilgrim', which moves away from the band's heavy roots to a more folk and Americana influenced sound,...

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Star Wars Saga Set For Stage Extravaganza

12th December 2008

A galaxy far, far away will come to London next year as a major Star Wars show is launched.Star Wars: A Musical Journey will see the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performing selections from John Williams' iconic...

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Indiana Jones Iv Producer Sheds Light On Plot Details

31st January 2008

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull producer Frank Marshall has revealed details on the film.Talking to Empire magazine, the producer said that the film was currently in the editing process and that...

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Exorcist Named Scariest Ever

30th October 2007

The Exorcist has been named the scariest film ever made in a new survey, while Silence of the Lambs baddie Hannibal Lecter was voted the top villain.A poll of more 5,000 movielovers by MSN Movies...

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Williams Terrified To Compose Music For Schindler's List

26th June 2007

Legendary movie composer JOHN WILLIAMS was terrified to write the music for emotive 1993 film SCHINDLER'S LIST - because he didn't think he was up to the job. The music maestro admits he found it...

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Sting And Mccartney Up For Classical Awards

3rd April 2007

British music legends STING and SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY have successfully crossed from rock to classical music, after landing nominations for the Classical Brit Awards. A collection of the lute music created by the POLICE frontman...

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