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Vive Legrand!

Vive Legrand!

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 30th 2019

John Anderson’s thoughtful obituary in The New York Times for the enormously gifted and stunningly versatile film composer and musical performer Michel Legrand, who died Saturday at age 86, contains s

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A Cultural Force Turns 75

A Cultural Force Turns 75

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 24th 2017

In the introduction to his 2016 critical study Barbra Streisand: Redefining Beauty, Femininity, and Power, film historian Neal Gabler writes: “It may seem peculiar to freight an entertainer with th

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Singers Duet

Singers Duet

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 18th 2016

Her recent #1 album Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway and Barbra: The Music…The Mem’ries…The Magic! concert tour (which covered nine cities in late summer and will extend to four more dates star

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The Yentl Syndrome

The Yentl Syndrome

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 18th 2015

While it is often said that a filmmaker’s heart is in a movie, it is indeed rare that a movie becomes symbolic to medical matters of the heart – and pitches a stake in the sand to improve women’s he

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