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The 5 Best Oscar Ceremony Musical Performances And 5 Terrible Ones

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 28, 2014 2:00 PM
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The 5 Best Oscar Music Performances, And 5 Terrible Ones
In the week running up to tomorrow Oscar's ceremony, we've looked at various aspects of Academy Award mania, from the best, and the worst, Best Picture winners, to the directors who went unrecognized, to our final predictions. But there's one final element of Oscar ceremonies themselves that we wanted to highlight: the musical numbers.

Review: '12-12-12' Hurricane Sandy Relief Concert Doc Featuring Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones & More

  • By Diana Drumm
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  • November 15, 2013 5:30 PM
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Earlier this week, Alicia Keys presented "12-12-12" at the Ziegfeld Theater to a New York audience, who reportedly "clapped, cheered and swayed their heads to the music." With a line-up including Keys, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, The Who, Kanye West, Billy Joel, Jon Bon Jovi, Chris Martin, Michael Stipe, Roger Waters, Eddie Vedder, Dave Grohl, and more, the film has one of the best soundtracks of the year. Opening in limited release today, the film captures the spirit of 12-12-12, the Hurricane Sandy relief concert—a quickly made, star-studded event for a great cause.

All The Songs In 'Warm Bodies' Including Feist, Bon Iver, M83, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 30, 2013 11:00 AM
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While he's gone from a stoner coming-of-age tale to a cancer comedy to this weekend's zombie rom-com "Warm Bodies," one thing that has marked the the films of Jonathan Levine have been a keen ear on the soundtrack. And that's not different with this latest effort, which serves up a pretty solid selection of tracks to go with the undead.

CMJ '10: 'The Promise' Delves Into The Making Of A Bruce Springsteen Classic

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 25, 2010 5:08 AM
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The album is a lost art form in this age of auto tuned singles and iTunes. Nowadays, we rarely get to see a band lauded because of a timeless double-sided cohesive expression of themselves, never mind a follow up album to a classic. This is what makes "The Promise: The Making of Darkness On The Edge of Town" more interesting to watch than, say, a standard episode of Vh1's "Classic Albums."

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