award winning – Carol Channing http://carolchanning.org/ Thu, 17 Feb 2022 00:05:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://carolchanning.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-29T131401.023-150x150.png award winning – Carol Channing http://carolchanning.org/ 32 32 Tyler James Williams: From Child Actor to Hollywood Hunk + Nina Parker on ‘Tamron Hall’ | LOOK https://carolchanning.org/tyler-james-williams-from-child-actor-to-hollywood-hunk-nina-parker-on-tamron-hall-look/ Thu, 17 Feb 2022 00:05:17 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/tyler-james-williams-from-child-actor-to-hollywood-hunk-nina-parker-on-tamron-hall-look/ Tyler James Williams and Tamron Hall At “Tamron Hall (2/16/22)”, award-winning actor Tyler James Williams opened up about how he’s handling the journey from ‘Everybody Hates Chris’ child star to ‘Abbott Elementary’ main man. Also, E! news host Nina Parker showed off her new plus size fashion line and shared the personal motivation behind creating […]]]>

Tyler James Williams and Tamron Hall

At “Tamron Hall (2/16/22)”, award-winning actor Tyler James Williams opened up about how he’s handling the journey from ‘Everybody Hates Chris’ child star to ‘Abbott Elementary’ main man.

Also, E! news host Nina Parker showed off her new plus size fashion line and shared the personal motivation behind creating her inclusive clothing collection.

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Williams on being seen in a new light after starting her career as a child star:
“It’s a blessing that people are growing up with me. We are all adults now. You know, people who watched me when I was a teenager and in high school, now watch me play a teacher as they drop their kids off at school. He continued, “It’s a new space for me, you know, I’m getting used to it. I always try to keep my head down and get the job done. But I definitely get people trying to emulate the Janelle James character and it’s, you know, there’s no life human. I will have to adapt.

Williams on how his parents encouraged him to pursue his acting dreams:
“A lot of it is just you know, how I was raised. I think my parents, you know, they dropped me off at school every day, saying ‘you can be whatever you want to be, but whatever it is, be the best and never stop trying to be the best at it.’ So for me, when I hit, you know, kind of a milestone, like, you know, at 12, 13, having a network hit. Then I have to move on. I have to keep going. I can’t never sit back and become complacent. And I want to do the art service. You know, I think I’m lucky to be in the position that I’m in. If I don’t keep going further and you know, creating great stories for people to watch and deepening my art, so I get lazy and I can’t do that.

Parker on how she felt left out of the fashion world because of her height:
“So when I started doing E! red carpets, they really wanted me for my commentary on real-life things, for television, just like the reality of the carpet. It wasn’t for the expertise of fashion. So I had to make these rugs and get dressed and… my counterparts were size zero, size two. So they could find sample sizes, they’d have designers send them clothes. And my stylist and I were really struggling to get anything off the rack that was up to par with my counterparts so we reached out to designers who were supposed to dress more but they were really only interested in dressing more stars who were super A-list. She continued, “And that really turned me off because like everything, I mostly want to be a black woman, there’s a lot of things in the world that we feel like aren’t for us. And if it’s not for us, we don’t spend our money on it. I was against it. I was anti-fashion for so long because I felt so unwanted.

Parker explains how she got her start in broadcast journalism:
“So I graduated college at a normal age and moved to New York. I thought I was going to be a VJ. I was working at Barnes and Noble, kid, they didn’t want me. And I came home to California with my dick between my legs and got a job just to make a living and a year was supposed to be a year of savings to move to Los Angeles to start my career a an turned into a three, turned into a four, crying every day I was literally answering calls and my mom was like ‘girl, what are you doing? Like you don’t have to live that way. And I literally packed my bags and moved to LA and I haven’t looked back. Parker added, “I think for me, when I graduated from college, I was a bit authoritative and arrogant because I think they teach us like what you’re supposed to do. You’re supposed to go to school, you’re supposed to get an education… So I feel like I’ve done all the things on paper that I was supposed to do. So in my mind, I thought I should just get the job done. So when that didn’t happen to me, I had a real revival and humility. So when I came back four years later, I was like, ‘I’m going to take out this trash. I will work those overtime hours. Do you need me to wash your car? What should I do ? And that really helped me get motivated and stay focused. My work ethic was no longer going to be distracted.

Here are the highlights for Tamron Hall for the rest of the week. Please note: the program is subject to change.

Thursday, February 17: Two women at the center of Netflix documentary ‘The Tinder Swindler’ open up about taking matters into their own hands after being scammed by a man posing as a wealthy jet-set mogul. Plus, grandparents who took matters into their own hands after being targeted by a scammer, and other true stories of people who got scammed — then got revenge.

Friday, February 18: Tamron delves into the lives of today’s tweens to uncover their likes, dislikes and the issues they face. She tackles questions, like when it comes to social media, how young is it? A candid conversation with tweens and their parents. Plus, an expert shares the tools every parent needs to know to keep their tweens safe online.
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Inside the fight for banks to benefit their communities • Sacramento News & Review https://carolchanning.org/inside-the-fight-for-banks-to-benefit-their-communities-sacramento-news-review/ Wed, 16 Feb 2022 16:53:06 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/inside-the-fight-for-banks-to-benefit-their-communities-sacramento-news-review/ As banks continue to merge, advocates are trying to ensure low-income communities won’t have to pay for it. By Robin Urevich, Capital & Main This story is produced by award-winning journalism association Capital & Main and co-published here with permission. At a time when big banks are easily getting approval for profitable mergers, some California […]]]>

As banks continue to merge, advocates are trying to ensure low-income communities won’t have to pay for it.

By Robin Urevich, Capital & Main

This story is produced by award-winning journalism association Capital & Main and co-published here with permission.

At a time when big banks are easily getting approval for profitable mergers, some California community groups say it’s not so fast. Dozens of them are seeking to block US Bank’s bid to acquire Union Bank unless the former earmarks $90 billion for charitable loans and donations to low-income areas and communities of color of State.

The $8 billion merger, announced Sept. 21, 2021, would create California’s fifth-largest bank, a $680 billion mega-corporation that would compete with giants like Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase. How the Biden administration responds to the merger will be a test of whether the administration intends to consider bank consolidation rather than rubber-stamp it.

In a July 2021 executive order, President Biden called for a more critical approach to merger approvals, noting that “excessive consolidation increases costs for consumers, limits credit for small businesses, and hurts low-income communities.” “.

The merger would be a win for bank executives, but Paulina Gonzalez-Brito, executive director of the Oakland-based California Reinvestment Coalition, made up of local housing advocates and nonprofit development groups, is leading the opposition to the merger. ‘acquisition. According to Gonzalez-Brito, low-income communities have a lot to lose from this agreement.

So far, US Bank and Union Bank have each provided financing for affordable housing. Each lends to individuals and small businesses, donates to local charities and community lenders.

“Now the danger is that we will disappear. You end up with less than you started with and communities get less,” Gonzalez-Brito noted.

Much of the $90 billion package proposed by the CRC would go toward one of the state’s greatest needs: housing. The California Housing Partnership reports that 1.2 million low-income renters lack safe and affordable housing.

The California Reinvestment Coalition is calling for public merger hearings to be held in Los Angeles, Fresno and San Francisco. Among CRC’s proposals: special programs to boost home ownership among African Americans and small Native American businesses. Additionally, they are asking for smaller-scale opportunities for tenants like Maria Montes de Oca to own and manage their own buildings.

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In Oakland, just before Christmas 2021, Montes de Oca and a handful of neighbors were celebrating. Its landlord, who she said had doubled the rent for the past two years while refusing to eradicate mold or fix backed-up plumbing, had tentatively agreed to sell her building to the Oakland Community Land Trust.

“Now I can relax,” Montes de Oca said, as after a two-year rent strike, the land trust promises to keep the building affordable and make repairs, i.e. to say if the case passes.

Oakland Community Land Trust executive director Steve King said he expects to secure funding from the City of Oakland and nonprofit lenders to purchase the building from Montes de Oca.

CRC says the $90 billion benefits package would ensure low- and moderate-income communities of color get housing and small business financing opportunities and mitigate the potential damage of a consolidation.

But such agreements are not legally binding and enforcement can be difficult. “It’s usually a hard thing to do,” said Mike Calhoun, president of the Washington, DC-based Center for Responsible Lending. “They will say they will make X dollars in loans. It is often unclear whether this is beyond what they have done. How do you count eligible loans? »

In New York, Kathryn Franco, president of the Buffalo Niagara Reinvestment Coalition, said that to help enforce the agreements, her group tries to make sure the public is part of the process by “being really transparent with the information we have. have, [and] let community members know.

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The American bank, for its part, argues that its acquisition of Union Bank is in itself a benefit to the communities where it operates, and promises in its October 2021 merger filing to provide affordable and increased financial access, to “address systemic racism” and to support “sustainable environmental practices”. It is also noted in the merger application that both banks passed their latest Community Reinvestment Act exams with an “Outstanding” rating.

Under the Community Reinvestment Act, which aims to eliminate lending discrimination by banks, regulators periodically review each bank’s lending and community investment record, assigning ratings ranging from unsatisfactory to outstanding. But grade inflation is rampant, Gonzalez-Brito said, with 96% of banks passing their exams.

Banks often agree to community benefit agreements in order to weed out opposition and grease the shoes for mergers to proceed. The CRC secured 12 such deals by calling on regulators to deny bank mergers and acquisitions based on poor community reinvestment performance. But a $90 billion commitment from the U.S. bank would be the biggest in California yet.

Yet the whole process, from merger announcement to concessions made to community groups to eventual consolidation, is more akin to Kabuki theater than transparent regulatory scrutiny, because bank mergers – at least over the past 15 years – have been virtually guaranteed approval.

In 2019, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) removed all doubt by forcing Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell to publicly admit that since 2006 the Fed had approved 3,813 mergers and denied none.

But that can change. After President Biden issued his executive order last July, the DOJ and FDIC signaled that they would take a closer look at their merger approval rules.

California Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles), who chairs the House Financial Services Committee, called on regulators to rein in the US Bank-Union Bank deal and other pending mergers that would create banks with more $100 billion in assets. until federal agencies draft new regulations.

Echoing the Reinvestment Coalition’s call for public merger hearings, Waters wrote in a December 2021 letter to federal regulators that evidence “has shown that bank consolidation is hurting small business lending, financial inclusion, financial stability and the rights of workers in financial institutions”.

In its opposition to the merger, the CRC drew attention to the US bank’s branch closures in low-income neighborhoods and communities of color. The group cited a study by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition which showed that US Bank closed a quarter of its 643 California branches between 2017 and 2020. The CRC fears that the consolidation could lead to additional closings, which would encourage more people turning to high-cost check cashing and payday loans.

The bank’s lending record also shows that racial disparities persist for borrowers in California, despite its better CRA score.

In 2020, US Bank declined just 24% of loan applications from white areas, compared to 30% of applicants from predominantly African American neighborhoods and nearly 38% from predominantly Latino communities.

The data, derived from banking disclosures to federal regulators, also shows that in 2020, about 38% of Californians lived in majority-white communities, with roughly the same percentage in majority-Latino neighborhoods. But 56% of the bank’s loan applicants were white and only 16.1% were Latino.

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American bank spokesperson Jeff Shelman argued in an email to Capital & Main that the bank’s “loan underwriting and approval processes have been carefully designed with fair lending requirements in mind.” He pointed to $37 million in charitable donations and $1.3 billion in community development investments, such as a newly constructed 98-unit apartment building in San Bernardino County or a motel conversion to affordable housing in Anaheim. . Shelman didn’t say the bank wouldn’t be closing branches, but he said, “We won’t leave any community that Union Bank currently serves and we’re committed to keeping all front-line branch employees.”

But the CRC insists that the banks put their commitments in writing. Gonzalez-Brito said Bank of America officials had held at least two “listening sessions” with his group, but so far no real negotiations.

“I’m surprised how slowly they’re moving,” she says, adding that the community groups she works with are getting nervous.

Now, with more critical merger reviews on the horizon, groups like CRC and New York State’s Buffalo Niagara Reinvestment Coalition may have greater leverage, and banks may be willing to spend more. for the communities in order to consolidate.

“I hope there will be a real change in the way banks approach mergers,” said Kathryn Franco of the Buffalo coalition.

Copyright 2022 Capital & Main

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Fantasia Taylor and Danielle Brooks lead the movie The Color Purple https://carolchanning.org/fantasia-taylor-and-danielle-brooks-lead-the-movie-the-color-purple/ Fri, 04 Feb 2022 16:49:00 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/fantasia-taylor-and-danielle-brooks-lead-the-movie-the-color-purple/ Danielle Brooks and Fantasia Taylor during Soul of a Nation: Screen Queens RisingPhoto: ABC/Jeff Neira The new film adaptation of The purple color, based on the Tony Award-winning musical, has found its Celie and Sofia. Fantasia Taylor, who won the third season of american idol, will play Célie. Celie was performed by Whoopi Goldberg in […]]]>

Danielle Brooks and Fantasia Taylor during Soul of a Nation: Screen Queens Rising

Danielle Brooks and Fantasia Taylor during Soul of a Nation: Screen Queens Rising
Photo: ABC/Jeff Neira

The new film adaptation of The purple color, based on the Tony Award-winning musical, has found its Celie and Sofia. Fantasia Taylor, who won the third season of american idol, will play Célie. Celie was performed by Whoopi Goldberg in the 1985 film adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Danielle Brooks will play Sofia, the role played by Oprah Winfrey in Steven Spielberg’s film.

Winfrey herself announced the news on February 3 during ABC Soul of a Nation: Screen Queens Rising special. Winfrey told Brooks, “I’m here representing all things purple to tell you that you are our Sofia. I am so happy to pass the baton to you from 35, almost 40 years ago. And I know you’re gonna kill him.

Both Taylor and Brooks played their respective roles in the musical during The purple color two Broadway tracks. Taylor joined the original production of the musical in 2007, marking her Broadway debut. The musical ran on the Great White Way from 2005 to 2008. Brooks played Sofia in the 2015 relaunch and was nominated for a Tony Award for her work. This production, which won the Tony for best revival, ended in 2017.

Coincidentally, Jennifer Hudson, whom Taylor beat in her quest to american idol, made his Broadway debut during this revival, playing Shug Avery. In the new film, which Winfrey and Spielberg are producing, that role will be filled by Taraji P. Henson.

Cynthia Erivo played Celie in the 2015 revival, but she’s actually connected to another successful musical – the Bad movie.

The purple color will be directed by Samuel Bazawule, who directed Beyoncé black is king movie. Corey Hawkin (In the heights) will play Harpo, singer HER will play Squeak, Colman Domingo (Zola) will play Monsieur, and Halle Bailey (The little Mermaid) will play Celie’s sister, Nettie. The film is currently slated for release in 2023.

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The Dan Marino Foundation launches a unique financial literacy program for people with disabilities https://carolchanning.org/the-dan-marino-foundation-launches-a-unique-financial-literacy-program-for-people-with-disabilities/ Thu, 20 Jan 2022 20:07:18 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/the-dan-marino-foundation-launches-a-unique-financial-literacy-program-for-people-with-disabilities/ Fort Lauderdale, FL and Cherry Hill, NJ – The Dan Marino Foundation this week launched a new financial literacy program that offers free courses that are accessible to everyone, but specially designed for people with disabilities, with the aim of providing everyone with the opportunity to navigate more successfully and in a more independent in […]]]>

Fort Lauderdale, FL and Cherry Hill, NJ – The Dan Marino Foundation this week launched a new financial literacy program that offers free courses that are accessible to everyone, but specially designed for people with disabilities, with the aim of providing everyone with the opportunity to navigate more successfully and in a more independent in her life and personal finances.

The program builds on TD Bank’s comprehensive suite of tailored financial education courses and is made possible through a grant from the TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®.

“It’s amazing the opportunity that TD Bank and the TD Charitable Foundation have given individuals free access to this financial literacy program on EduEx, the Foundation’s virtual learning platform, paving the way for the financial independence for people with autism and other developmental disabilities. said Mary Partin, CEO of the Dan Marino Foundation.

“We are extremely proud to work with the Dan Marino Foundation to make financial literacy resources free and widely available. By working with the Dan Marino Foundation to use TD’s adaptive financial literacy program, we are equipping these individuals with the knowledge and skills they need to live their lives with greater financial confidence and independence,” Nick Miceli, Regional President of Florida to TD Bank and Board Member of the TD Charitable Foundation.

The new program offers online lessons that provide insight into how to create a budget, file taxes, pay bills, create traditional savings accounts, and set savings goals. Lessons help users become familiar with financial institutions to reduce reliance on alternative financial services such as payday loans and cash checks. Also included are steps on how to buy a car, apply for a loan, access credit, and better understand investing.

The Dan Marino Foundation relies on EduEx to deliver this program, along with a number of valuable online courses, resources, and tools such as social skills training, self-advocacy, and self-advocacy courses. career exploration/development for people with disabilities.

By providing these resources, the Dan Marino Foundation hopes to empower individuals to succeed in employment and achieve greater independence. The fully immersive platform offers gamification, personalized curricula, and self-paced lessons for more efficient and interactive delivery.

About the Dan Marino Foundation: Founded by Dan and Claire Marino shortly after their son, Michael, was diagnosed with autism in 1992, the Dan Marino Foundation has a long and distinguished history of life-changing programs and services, with a mission to “empower people with autism and other developmental disabilities”. The Foundation has raised more than $87.5 million to create and support unique and impactful initiatives. These include the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Dan Marino Outpatient Center, Marino Autism Research Institute, Marino Adapted Aquatics, and Marino Campus Post-Secondary School Using technology as a game changer, the Foundation is at the forefront of creating award-winning technologies, using virtual reality and blended to create job interviews and social skills practice (VI|ready), and EduEx, an online virtual learning platform providing employability, financial s and independent living.

About the TD Charitable Foundation: The TD Charitable Foundation is the charitable arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, one of the 10 largest commercial banking organizations in the United States. Since its inception in 2002, the Foundation has distributed more than $200 million and more than 19,400 grants through donations to local nonprofit organizations from Maine to Florida. More information about the TD Charitable Foundation, including the online grant application, is available at TDBank.com.

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ASCAP offers virtual performances through its Music Cafe during the Sundance Film Festival https://carolchanning.org/ascap-offers-virtual-performances-through-its-music-cafe-during-the-sundance-film-festival/ Tue, 18 Jan 2022 16:17:22 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/ascap-offers-virtual-performances-through-its-music-cafe-during-the-sundance-film-festival/ Grammy-nominated Brandy Clark is one of the musical artists who are part of ASCAP Music Cafe’s virtual lineup during the 2022 Sundance Film Festival.Photo by Chris Phelps For the past 24 years, ASCAP, the world’s largest music copyright protector, has partnered with the Sundance Institute to bring the ASCAP Music Cafe to the Sundance Film […]]]>

Grammy-nominated Brandy Clark is one of the musical artists who are part of ASCAP Music Cafe’s virtual lineup during the 2022 Sundance Film Festival.
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For the past 24 years, ASCAP, the world’s largest music copyright protector, has partnered with the Sundance Institute to bring the ASCAP Music Cafe to the Sundance Film Festival.

And Loretta Munoz, ASCAP’s assistant vice president of membership, is thrilled the showcase is returning despite the coronavirus pandemic — it will be held as a virtual event alongside the festival for the second year in a row.

“We are just so happy and excited to connect with music and movie lovers and introduce them to the music of our amazing ASCAP members,” Munoz said. “The power of music is so strong, and to be able to bring the Music Cafe to the current form that it is now, which is needed, is great.”



This year’s lineup includes six-time Grammy nominee Brandy Clark; singer-songwriter and co-founder of punk band LA X, John Doe; R&B singer-songwriter Jordan Hawkins; singer-songwriter and actress Hayley Sales; Zimbabwean-American singer-songwriter and record producer Shungudzo; and Evan + Zane, a duo consisting of award-winning actor and singer Evan Rachel Wood and Grammy-nominated guitarist/singer-songwriter Zane Carney.

“We are happy to announce that John Doe is returning this year,” said Munoz. “He performed in person at the Music Cafe a while ago, and I’m a huge fan of X, and John along with his other bands and incarnations. He’s brilliant as John the author and John the songwriter and performer.



Munoz is also looking forward to introducing Clark.

“The stories she tells with her voice and her collaborations grab your heart and hold it tenderly,” she said.

The Music Cafe will also feature new artists such as Hawkins and Shungudzo, according to Munoz.

“Jordan is a handsome, up-and-coming R&B songwriter, and Shungudzo is a singer-songwriter and record producer,” she said. “She already has a long line of success, so having her first performance at the Music Cafe is super exciting.”

Zane Carney is known for his work in the Carney band, which includes his brother Reeve and sister Paris, Munoz said.

“I’ve known Zane for a while, and he’s a brilliant musician and guitarist,” she said. “So having him team up with actor and activist Evan Rachel Wood is pretty magical. I can’t wait to see them play together.

Munoz knows the power of music.

“It releases old memories and creates new memories, and according to an overused quote, music becomes the soundtrack to our lives,” she said. “For us to be able to do this virtually, that’s wonderful.”

In addition to the performances, the virtual cafe ASCAP Music Cafe will feature a program called ASCAP Screen Time, its film and television crew’s interview series that touches on the craft and business of writing music for soundtracks. and sheet music, Munoz said.

ASCAP Music Cafe will feature up-and-coming R&B singer and songwriter Jordan Hawkins this weekend during the 2022 Sundance Film Festival.
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This year’s entrants will include “Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power” composer Sharon Farber and film director Nina Menkes; Saul Williams, co-director/composer/screenwriter of “Neptune Frost” and Anisia Uzeyman, co-director; “Call Jane” composer Isabella “The Machine” Summers and film director Phyllis Nagy; the composers of “Cha Cha Real Smooth” Este Haim, of the band Haim; and Christopher Stracey.

Writing music for film and collaborating with filmmakers has been something ASCAP has been able to pursue, given the virtual platform, Munoz said.

“Over the years we’ve tried to schedule composers to perform at the Music Cafe, and that lends itself to a certain type of performance that wasn’t the best way to showcase those composers,” she said. . “So Screen Time will allow people to sit down with these composers who will share their experiences. To be able to put these composers and filmmakers on a platform in front of festival-goers is magical and enlightening, as there are so many ideas these artists can show for how music drives a film forward.

The move from the in-person Music Cafe to a virtual format first happened last year, and since then ASCAP has used the platform to host other music presentations, Munoz said.

“We’ve been hosting these events since the pandemic began, and the ASCAP team is at a high level to be able to navigate the virtual platform in a fairly seamless process,” she said.

Munoz also thanks the Sundance Film Festival team for ensuring that last year’s online Music Cafe went off without a hitch.

“If there was anything that needed to be changed on the Sundance side, they were right, so combining Sundance with ASCAP in our second year is something we look forward to,” he said. she declared. “Getting from a semi-in-person event to a fully virtual event in days is such a big task. We will therefore be on the front line with them on Thursday when the festival opens.

Yet Munoz can’t wait until ASCAP can create an in-person, “on-the-ground” Music Cafe in the future.

“I miss working with the sound teams and our colleagues at Sundance,” she said. “I miss the magic of the shared greenroom, where many artist collaborations emerge. So we’ll do everything we can to improve our digital experience, and we hope people enjoy it. »

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10 of the best musicals to watch in a row https://carolchanning.org/10-of-the-best-musicals-to-watch-in-a-row/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 16:00:35 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/10-of-the-best-musicals-to-watch-in-a-row/ At Your Money Geek, we love to help you find the best movies to watch, whether it’s ridiculously bad horror movies or movies that should be Broadway musicals, we’ve got them all. 10 of the best musicals to watch in a row Movie musicals can be delicious or they can completely destroy your entire existence […]]]>

At Your Money Geek, we love to help you find the best movies to watch, whether it’s ridiculously bad horror movies or movies that should be Broadway musicals, we’ve got them all.

10 of the best musicals to watch in a row

Movie musicals can be delicious or they can completely destroy your entire existence and crush your soul. There is very little in between. While movies have become musicals and vice versa, there are some pretty brilliant musicals that any fan of the genre would love. Especially if they just want to get lost in a good musical.

From the last adaptation with tick, tick… BOOM! Classics like Cabaret and more, let’s take a look at the world of musicals and some of the best that have come out of it. And don’t worry, I haven’t included Cats or the film versions of Wretched Where The Phantom of the Opera so that you can breathe easily.

Image credit: Netflix.

Rocket man

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Rocket man should have instantly become a live musical using Elton John’s music the minute the movie was released. But alas, this is not the case. Always, Rocket man is one of the greatest musicals ever to be made. Following the life and career of Elton John and told through a fantastic lens, the film Dexter Fletcher is a look at the music we all know and the men behind it.

With Taron Egerton as Elton John, Jamie Bell as Bernie Taupin, and Richard Madden as John Reid, the film only works for Elton’s World. We know so much about the musician because of his willingness to share his struggles with the world and the film does a great job of exploring what led to the Elton John we know today. The use of Elton and Bernie Taupin’s music plays both in the scenes and serves to show us the emotional arcs of the characters.

Image credit: Paramount Pictures.

tick, tick… BOOM!

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Lightning in a bottle by Lin-Manuel Miranda with tick, tick… BOOM! based on the musical of the same name. Written by Jonathan Larson (creator of To rent), the musical features Larson as a character. And played by Golden Globe winner Andrew Garfield, the film does an incredible job giving fans of Larson a glimpse into his other work while showing fans a full version of the musical.

To be completely honest, it’s a perfect adaptation from musical to movie when it comes to how it’s shot. Rarely have there been any successful musicals made into movies that weren’t movies in the first place (watching you Hair spray and the most recent version of West Side Story). So to see a musical translated on screen so perfectly is amazing and it is thanks to Miranda’s vision and understanding of the musical. Truly one of the best movie musicals of the last few years and of all time.

Image credit: Netflix.

Red Mill!

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When it comes to “jukebox music”, no one does it better than Red Mill! the film. The 2001 film made audiences fall in love with Christian (Ewan McGregor) and Satine (Nicole Kidman) through the music of David Bowie, Paul McCartney, iconic Marilyn Monroe, and more. Set in France, the film is about freedom, beauty, truth and love in the world of Bohemia and has since been made into a Tony Award winning musical.

So what does Red Mill! job? He embraces chaos. He knows it’s a bit of a mess and he knows he’s using it to move the story forward and it works. Frankly, it always works better than the stage musical (in my opinion). The movie bottled some weird magic that we were missing in our music-loving hearts and made it work and sort of made Elton John’s “Your Song” even better by blackmailing Ewan McGregor.

Image credit: 20th Century Fox.

Sing in the rain

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A classic for a good reason, Sing in the rain has become a staple for musical theater fans due to its beautifully staged numbers, choreography and love story. Yes, we know Gene Kelly was mean to Debbie Reynolds (even though they were rumored to be friends after the fact) because of the dancing, but there is always something so magical about this movie. Don Lockwood (Kelly) was a big silent movie star, but when talkies took over, they quickly realized his onscreen partner didn’t have a voice for the movies.

Kathy (Reynolds) begins dubbing Lina Lamont’s voice and befriends Don and his best friend Cosmo until she begins to fall in love with Don. It’s a classic musical love story and the one that got us Gene Kelly to literally sing in the rain and for that I will always have a soft spot for this movie.

Image credit: MGM.

Mamma Mia: here we go again

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The first one Mom mia the movie is a good adaptation of the musical to the music of ABBA but it’s not the best. Not by far. This title goes to the hit of the summer Mamma Mia: here we go again it’s pure madness bottled up in one movie in the best possible way. When Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) needs help opening a hotel and finds herself pregnant, she remembers her mother Donna (played by Lily James when she was young in this movie and Meryl Streep in the original) and how she came to Greece and started her life there with Sophie.

Donna is deceased, but we see her affair with Sophie’s three potential fathers as a new college graduate trying to figure out her life in Greece with Sophie these days trying to get everyone to the opening despite the ruining weather. his plans. It’s frankly a perfect movie that seemed pointless but was beautiful and unmatched.

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In the heights

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Musical comedy In the heights brought Lin-Manuel Miranda’s unique Broadway style to the stage in 2008 and it was finally brought to life onscreen by director Jon M. Chu who showed us the struggle of the Washington Heights community trying to keep their homes in midst of an ever-changing New York landscape and gentrification. Starring Anthony Ramos as Usnavi, the musical focuses on a neighborhood all having dreams bigger than the few blocks they inhabit in Washington Heights and how they try to make them come true.

Vanessa wants to move downtown to start her fashion career, Nina is afraid to tell her dad school was too overwhelming for her, Benny wants to be with Nina, and Usnavi wants to go back to the Dominican Republic despite everyone else. in his life (by most) telling him to stay in New York. It’s gorgeous, so New Yorker, and it’s one of Miranda’s best work.

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A star is born

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Can i count A star is born like a musical movie or is it just a movie with music? Too bad he’s on the list. This specific version being the 2018 with Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. Jackson Maine (Cooper) meets Ally (Gaga) when he stumbles drunk in a bar and hears her sing “La Vie en Rose”. From there, their romance is filled with fights, addiction, and more emotional issues that they’re prepared for, but they try to hang in there even if the odds seem against them.

This is not the first time that we have told this story, nor even the third. But there is something about this version that is absolutely breathtaking in a way that has made me think since seeing it. I loved Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson’s version as a kid, but watching Gaga and Cooper fall in love while singing “Shallow” is just amazing.

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Across the universe

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There hasn’t yet been a musical featuring Beatles music on Broadway. There was Rain which was a fake version of the Fab Four songs but it’s not the same. And it’s shocking when we were given the perfect gift in Across the universe. Set during the Vietnam War, Jude (Jim Sturgess) travels to America to try to find his father and discovers a world there with Lucy (Evan Rachel Wood), brother Max (Joe Anderson) and more.

It’s a perfect mix of Beatles songs we know and love with references to other classics and contains some of the finest covers of songs like “I Want To Hold Your Hand” and “Blackbird” that exist today. . Julie Taymor got this beautiful look at the world in the 1960s mixed with our love for the Beatles and it’s still one of the best movies out there.

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Once

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Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova have us Once like a little movie about Guy (Hansard) meeting Girl (Irglova) and the two falling in love slowly (understood?) through music despite the couple not working out. Their song “Falling Slowly” became a staple in the movie and it continued with its own musical adaptation on stage, but it’s such a simple and beautiful story told on screen that just hits your heart and stays with you.

The 2007 movie is adorable and you fall in love with both Guy and Girl as they start to learn from each other and through their music you can feel the pain they both have. lived in their life while hoping that the two can figure out the love out for themselves. Once isn’t an easy movie to watch, it will make you sad, but it has one of the prettiest soundtracks and is well worth it.

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Cabaret

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The musical Kander and Ebb Cabaret is a dark music fan’s dream. That is to say, I love him. Set during the rise of WWII, the musical is set in Berlin and the film takes the same setting. With Joel Gray as emcee and Liza Minnelli as Sally Bowles, the movie is a pretty good adaptation of the musical. But even if there are changes, it still works because Cabaret as a spectacle in itself is phenomenal.

Based on a novel by Christopher Isherwood, the show plunges us into the world of cabaret seen in Berlin mixed with rising tension in Germany. It’s bold, pushing the boundaries, and one of the few shows that works with different adaptations because so many people can still look to Cabaret and find importance in the messages transmitted. The film is now a bit outdated but a nice look at the show and its power and it is well worth the detour.

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‘Yellowstone’ Actress Playing Mia Is From Hollywood First Family https://carolchanning.org/yellowstone-actress-playing-mia-is-from-hollywood-first-family/ Tue, 14 Dec 2021 23:50:12 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/yellowstone-actress-playing-mia-is-from-hollywood-first-family/ [ad_1] of yellowstone the first family is that of the Dutton, with Patriarch John Dutton (Kevin Costner) at the helm. However, Hollywood has a cornucopia of early families, and a Paramount + series star is a member of that prestigious family. Eden Brolin, who plays Mia, comes from a family of multigenerational actors. Ready to […]]]>


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of yellowstone the first family is that of the Dutton, with Patriarch John Dutton (Kevin Costner) at the helm. However, Hollywood has a cornucopia of early families, and a Paramount + series star is a member of that prestigious family.

Eden Brolin, who plays Mia, comes from a family of multigenerational actors. Ready to dive into his prestigious family tree?

Yellowstone The star’s father is Josh Brolin

Did you know that of yellowstone Eden Brolin is Josh Brolin’s daughter? According to IMDb, the Dune star has two children with his first wife, former actress Alice Adair (Beverly Hills cop, Quantum leap).

Eden has a brother, Trevor Brolin from this marriage. In addition, they have two sisters, born in 2018 and 2020, from her father’s third marriage to actress Kathryn Boyd Brolin.

Although Eden’s parents were divorced, they still lived with their mother on a ranch. That way, his parents could continue to co-parent.

James Brolin is Eden’s grandfather, Barbara Streisand is his wife

Yellowstone The grandfather of star Eden Brolin is famous Hollywood star James Brolin. His father, Josh Brolin, is the son of James Brolin and his second wife, Jane Cameron Agee.

In the 1970s, James Brolin portrayed the dashing Dr. Steven Kiley in the hit series, Marcus Welby MD, and Peter McDermott on the hit ’80s show, Hotel.

A lot has changed since then. It has been in a cornucopia of Lifetime and Hallmark films, as well as the series Life in pieces. It would be pretty cool if he made an appearance on his granddaughter’s show.

But James Brolin is perhaps best known as the dashing husband of Barbara Streisand. Streisand is known as a singer but has been an award-winning actress on stage and on screen, as well as a director.

According to Streisand IMDb, she is the “only person” to have received these awards. They include Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Golden Globe, Cable Ace, National Endowment For the Arts, and Peabody Awards. She has also been a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honor, the American Film Institutes’ Lifetime Achievement Honor, and the Film Society of Lincoln Center Chaplin Award.

It may be worth adding that Barbara’s first husband was Elliott Gould, the actor who plays Ross and Monica’s father in Friends. Streisand and Gould had a son, actor Jason Gould.

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Yellowstone Star insists she didn’t get a role based on last name

Despite three generations of actor in his family, Yellowstone Star Eden Brolin admits it took her a few years to get her part.

Talk to Parade, she shared that it took four years and many auditions to get a role. However, she never felt pressured to become an actress.

“So, I didn’t mean to say that playing the part was something I felt resigned to, but I was ready to explore it and continue to be in the frame of mind where I have others. things that I liked to do. “

What else does Brolin like to do? Barrel race. Turns out all those years living on a ranch made her want to continue working with horses.

Now she’s one of the tough women on Yellowstone, determined to make a name for herself.

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Nicole Kidman to receive the Career Achievement Award at PSIFF https://carolchanning.org/nicole-kidman-to-receive-the-career-achievement-award-at-psiff/ Tue, 14 Dec 2021 15:38:15 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/nicole-kidman-to-receive-the-career-achievement-award-at-psiff/ [ad_1] Nicole Kidman will receive the Career Achievement Award at the Palm Springs International Film Awards on January 6, 2022 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Academy Award®-winning actress honored for her performance in Being the Ricardos. Festival President Harold Matzner said: “On American television there are few classic stars more beloved than Lucille Ball. […]]]>


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Nicole Kidman will receive the Career Achievement Award at the Palm Springs International Film Awards on January 6, 2022 at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

Academy Award®-winning actress honored for her performance in Being the Ricardos.

Festival President Harold Matzner said: “On American television there are few classic stars more beloved than Lucille Ball. Facing the challenge of playing such an iconic talent, Nicole Kidman delivers a truly perfect performance capturing both the comedic timing on-camera and the off-camera bravery that made Lucy an unstoppable force in the 50s and 60s. ”

Kidman plays Lucille Ball in Being the Ricardos. Desi Arnaz is played by Javier Bardem. A festival statement says the couple are threatened by shocking personal accusations, political defamation and cultural taboos in a revealing glimpse into their complex romantic and professional relationship. The film enters the writers’ room, on the soundstage and behind closed doors with Ball and Arnaz during a week of critical production of their groundbreaking 1950s sitcom “I Love Lucy.” Writer and director Aaron’s behind-the-scenes drama Oscar® winner Sorkin also features JK Simmons, Nina Arianda, Tony Hale and Alia Shawkat, ”the statement continued.

Past Career Achievement Award winners are Annette Bening, Kevin Costner, Bruce Dern, Laura Dern, Clint Eastwood, Sally Field, Morgan Freeman, Anthony Hopkins, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson and Spike Lee.

Nicole Kidman joins this year’s previously announced winners, Belfast (Vanguard Award) given to writer and director Kenneth Branagh and cast members Caitríona Balfe, Jamie Dornan, Ciarán Hinds and Jude Hill; Jane Campion (director of the year award); Jessica Chastain (Palm of the Desert Achievement Award, actress); Penélope Cruz (International Star Award, Actress); Andrew Garfield (Desert Palm Award for Excellence, actor); Jennifer Hudson (President’s Award); King Richard (Ensemble Performance Award) presented to actors Will Smith, Aunjanue Ellis, Saniyya Sidney, Demi Singleton, Jon Bernthal and Tony Goldwyn; Kristen Stewart (Spotlight Award, Actress); and Lady Gaga (Icon Award).

The festival will run until January 17, 2022. The event will be presented by American Express and sponsored by Entertainment Tonight.

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Public Television’s’ Dialogue ‘Returns with Interviews from Sun Valley Writers’ Conference | Local https://carolchanning.org/public-televisions-dialogue-returns-with-interviews-from-sun-valley-writers-conference-local/ Thu, 02 Dec 2021 04:00:00 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/public-televisions-dialogue-returns-with-interviews-from-sun-valley-writers-conference-local/ [ad_1] Avril Neale Idaho Capital Sun BOISE – Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference on “Dialogue” is back with six new interviews from the acclaimed event. The Idaho Capitol Sun spoke with producer and host Marcia Franklin and associate conference director Carrie Lightner about the upcoming event broadcast on Idaho Public Television. “I’m excited […]]]>


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BOISE – Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference on “Dialogue” is back with six new interviews from the acclaimed event.

The Idaho Capitol Sun spoke with producer and host Marcia Franklin and associate conference director Carrie Lightner about the upcoming event broadcast on Idaho Public Television.

“I’m excited about our guest list,” says Franklin, the show’s producer and host, who has been visiting the literary event since 2005. “I feel so lucky to have been able to interview writers at the conference for nearly. 15 years now. It is always so difficult to determine who to interview because all the speakers are so excellent. Each brings a new vision to our common American history. I hope viewers will come away from these interviews with new perspectives.

Franklin said what sets the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference apart is that it is a “unique blend of writers and thought leaders, all sharing their expertise and perspectives in the field. beautiful setting of the Wood River Valley and the Pioneer Mountains ”.

She started the series in 2005 and has conducted interviews at the event every year since then, except when the conference was on hiatus in 2007, 2013 and 2020. “This year was our 14th at the conference,” she says .

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The conversations air at 8:30 p.m. every Friday in December, with one of the interviews airing on the first Friday in January. The first three shows feature conference speakers who focused on World War II.

On December 3, Daniel James Brown, the bestselling author of “The Boys in the Boat”, talks about his latest book, “Facing the Mountain”, which pays homage to the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, a separate unit of Americans. of Japanese origin. who fought in WWII. However, many of their families were incarcerated in the United States simply because they were of Japanese descent.

On December 10, Tom Ikeda, who provided critical research for Brown’s book, discusses his Seattle-based nonprofit Densho, which preserves the stories of Japanese Americans during World War II. Ikeda’s parents and grandparents were jailed in the Minidoka camp in Idaho.

On December 17, Catherine Grace Katz speaks with Franklin about “The Daughters of Yalta”, her first book. It highlights the contributions of Anna Roosevelt, Sarah Churchill and Kathleen Harriman to the 1945 seminal meeting of world leaders in Yalta, which included their fathers – Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Averell Harriman.

On December 24, Sarah Broom unboxes her National Book Award winning memoir, “The Yellow House,” which chronicles the devastating effects decades of neglect and bureaucratic amnesia had on her childhood neighborhood of East New Orleans. . The book also pays homage to the home in which she and her 11 siblings grew up. It was destroyed in Hurricane Katrina but survived in Broom’s prose.

On December 31, writer and author Susan Orlean ended the month in a lively conversation with Franklin about her writing style and work, including hundreds of magazine articles, “The Library Book” and a memoir at to come.

And on January 7, novelist Tayari Jones describes the writing process of “An American Marriage.” This novel tells the story of a marriage when one of the spouses is unjustly imprisoned. Jones talks with Franklin about the various circumstances that led to the characters in the book and being informed by the experiences of his parents, both of whom were active in the civil rights movement.

Carrie Lightner is the Associate Director of the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference and spoke about connectivity with writers and what it takes to be in the spotlight at the conference.

“Our Literary Committee works hard throughout the year to create a program featuring diverse and engaging topics and presenters in a wide variety of genres – fiction, non-fiction, biography, poetry, film, humor, music, history. and current affairs, ”she said. .

“We aim to invite a wide selection of presenters to the SVWC stage, including emerging voices and novice novelists, as well as established authors. Our mission statement says it best: “The Sun Valley Writers’ Conference strives to bring together readers, writers and artists of diverse ages, backgrounds and backgrounds to be informed, informed, brought together. challenge and inspired by a world-class literary program in the great outdoors. ‘ “

Noting the diverse selection of subjects and authors, Lighner adds, “We are delighted to have several writers who have never been to SVWC (and) join us in 2022, including Elizabeth Kolbert, Ocean Vuong, Terry Tempest Williams, Evan Osnos and Heather McGhee. . “

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10 Best Movie Musicals of the 2010s, According to IMDb https://carolchanning.org/10-best-movie-musicals-of-the-2010s-according-to-imdb/ Thu, 25 Nov 2021 21:30:00 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/10-best-movie-musicals-of-the-2010s-according-to-imdb/ [ad_1] Musicals have been a staple genre of Hollywood movies since the early days of cinema. Some are adapted from scene to screen, while others are made in the original format. While musicals aren’t for everyone and often met with mixed reviews overall, the 2010s saw a wide array of highly acclaimed musical films. RELATED: […]]]>


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Musicals have been a staple genre of Hollywood movies since the early days of cinema. Some are adapted from scene to screen, while others are made in the original format. While musicals aren’t for everyone and often met with mixed reviews overall, the 2010s saw a wide array of highly acclaimed musical films.

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Of all the movie musicals released in the past decade, which are considered the best of the best? IMDb users have made it clear which ones they prefer. Some rankings may be obvious, but others may surprise fans of musicals.


ten The Muppets (2011) – 7.1


Promotional poster for the Muppets (2011) featuring the cast of characters

The ever-memorable Muppets gang has been a part of many film adaptations over the years, but the 2011 film, The Muppets, was one of the most acclaimed of all. The film follows a new but not yet Muppet puppet named Walter as he assembles the original Muppets team to save their old studio from being demolished by an oil tycoon.

Directed by Jason Segel and Amy Adams, who both shine in their human roles, the two beautifully show off their musical talents in the hilarious and upbeat soundtrack that accompanies the film. The Muppets won the Oscar for Best Original Song that year with “Man or Muppet”.

9 The Book of Life (2014) – 7.3


The book of life

The book of life is a lively and colorful adventure that revolves around child-friendly themes of death and family as seen in Mexican culture. The film is packed with recognizable voices such as Diego Luna, Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana, Ice Cube, and more.

Interestingly, the soundtrack of The book of life offers both original sheet music and covers of pop songs. Although it wasn’t nominated for any major awards, the film still received a lot of praise from audiences and critics alike, making its high ranking on IMDb ultimately unsurprising.

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8 The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) – 7.3


Buster Scruggs sings a song.

Renowned filmmakers, the Coen brothers, have lent a hand to the musical film genre with The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, a Netflix anthology film that follows six different characters through journeys through the Old West.

The film is rich in the Coen brothers ‘signature comedy style, but only has a mid-range IMDb score compared to the filmmakers’ other projects. Still, the film received a lot of praise and was nominated for three Oscars, including Best Original Song.

7 Rocketman (2019) – 7.3


Taron Egerton as Elton John, playing the piano and leaning back singing in front of a crowded audience in a scene from Rocketman.

Elton John was the executive producer of his own biopic, Rocket man. A jukebox musical of Elton John’s greatest hits, the film is just as fabulous and flamboyant as the singer himself. Taron Egerton stars in a dedicated and highly engaging performance.

The film presents John’s childhood years, as well as his rise to fame and his struggle with addiction. And of course, Rocket man showcases some of Elton John’s best outfits. It won the Oscar for Best Original Song, which earned Elton John his second Oscar.

6 Frozen (2013) – 7.4


Frozen Elsa and Anna

It is safe to say that Frozen is one of the most iconic Disney movies in recent history, so it’s no surprise that it’s one of the best musicals of the past decade. IMDb users even ranked Frozen and its subsequent shorts and sequels as one of the best animated film franchises of all time.

Adored by young and old alike, Frozen was a cultural craze at the time of its release. The film won two Oscars, one for Best Animated Feature and another for Best Original Song, making songwriter Robert Lopez the twelfth person to hold EGOT (Emmy recipient, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony.)

5 The Greatest Showman (2017) – 7.6


The greatest showman is a dazzling musical film that tells the fictional yet fantastic story of PT Barnum, the creator of the world’s most famous circus company. The film features an inspiring soundtrack performed by an incredible ensemble led by stars like Hugh Jackman, Zendaya and Zac Efron.

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The film received a lot of praise from audiences, earning it a particularly high IMDb rating. It also received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song.

4 Les Miserables (2012) – 7.6


An epic story that follows many lives of fictional characters who lived through the French Revolution, Wretched is one of the most famous musicals based on historical events. The story has seen many stage and screen adaptations over the years, but Tom Hooper’s 2011 film is notably one of the most critically acclaimed versions.

Wretched has an incredibly star-studded cast, with names like Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Eddie Redmayne, Amanda Seyfried, and Russell Crow, to name a few. He was nominated for eight Oscars and won three, including Best Supporting Actress (Hathaway), Best Makeup and Hairstyle, and Best Sound Mix.

3 Moana (2016) – 7.6


from disney Moana follows the eponymous girl from ancient Polynesia as she ventures out into the ocean on a magical musical adventure accompanied by stunning graphics. The film stars Dwayne Johnson as a wise but disturbing demigod and the music is by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

With such an impressive and memorable soundtrack, Moana features some of the best songs from any Disney movie. It was also nominated for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song at the Oscars, and although it didn’t win, IMDb ranks the film as one of the top rated of the decade.

2 Tangled (2010) – 7.7


Tangled - Rapunzel With Crown

One of the first movie musicals of the decade remains one of the best. from disney Tangled is a retelling of the classic story of Rapunzel, the long-haired princess trapped in a high tower. Actress and singer Mandy Moore lends her voice to Rapunzel for the film, alongside Zachari Levi as Flynn Rider, the handsome thief who saves her from captivity.

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Tangled is full of fun action and touching emotions, as well as a haunting musical soundtrack. The romantic duo “I See The Light” earned the film an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song.

1 La La Land (2016) – 8.0


Seeing how the film has met with an abundance of critical success and praise, it perhaps comes as no surprise that La La Land is considered the best musical of the decade 2010, according to IMDb. Filmmaker Damien Chazelle led stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone through the dramatic story of a young couple with big dreams in Los Angeles.

While rated highly overall, the film actually drew some criticism regarding the soundtrack, with many reviewers citing poor vocal performances and a problematic approach to jazz music, as reported. The Guardian. Always, La La Land swept the Oscars that year with six wins in total, but notoriously it didn’t win the Best Picture award, although it was falsely announced as the winner.

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