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Cummings and Glowings

Cummings and Glowings

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 9th 2018

Under his 20-year watch at the nascent Fox Film Corporation and the studio’s inaugural decade of flowering into a major powerhouse as the spectacularly reformed Twentieth Century Fox, director Irving

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In His Own Words

In His Own Words

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 12th 2018

After decades of writing melodies ranging from cleverly ragtag to professionally functional to supremely memorable with words by Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers, following the

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Family, Faith, Fairgoers – and a Birthday Boone

Family, Faith, Fairgoers – and a Birthday Boone

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jun 1st 2017

Seven weeks ago, singer/actor Pat Boone attended the red-carpet Hollywood premiere of his latest movie A Cowgirl’s Story (2017) and talked about the film’s message of family and faith, two key mark

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Other Musical Christmas Favorites

Other Musical Christmas Favorites

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Dec 23rd 2016

Moviegoers in search of silver screen songs to take to their hearts have these choices at their 2016 multiplex: Disney’s animated Moana, with its pop and Pacific region-flavored assortment of seven

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Polka Dot Raksin

Polka Dot Raksin

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 4th 2016

Like several maestros who would ascend to the top rank of film composers, David Raksin (1912-2004), born this day 104 years go, put in several years as an apprentice arranger, orchestrator and cond

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