“Pitch Perfect 2” is — bear with me — the musical comedy variation on the “Furious 7” recipe for success. The sequel jettisons any pretense of seriousness of purpose, structural logic, or psychological authenticity, joyfully tosses off any pretense of […]
The sensationally talented Anna Kendrick finally gets to play the lead in a story about the cutthroat world of a capella competitions. It’s “Stomp the Yard” with singing, or “Glee Goes to College.” The songs are fabulously entertaining, the romance is sweet, […]
“The Sing-Off” is back and it is bigger! One of my favorite reality shows is Nick Lachey’s a capella competition. This year, Sara Bareilles joins Shawn Stockman and Ben Folds as judges. The contestants this year are: AFRO-BLUE – Washington, […]
Thanks to my friend Desson Thomson for recommending this touching version of the Beach Boys classic, sung by Vance Perry with his three sons.
Thanks to Jeannette Catsoulis for sending me this adorable salute to composer John Williams: