Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

‘La La Land’: The curiously divisive Oscar front-runner

One of the curious aspects of today’s Oscar season is that the movies that somehow managed to get made and released in franchise-crazy Hollywood and that then somehow rise to the Oscars, aren’t celebrated so much as the Academy Awards nears. Reaching this zenith often means getting torn apart for imperfections, blind spots and — horror of horrors — sub-Astaire dancing.

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Cliburn auditions begin in London

The international piano competition begins May 25 in Fort Worth, but the screening jury is traveling to London and beyond to listen to some of the world's best young pianists to see which ones will make the cut.
Video courtesy of Classic FM and Cliburn.org
Cliburn auditions begin in London 1:39

Cliburn auditions begin in London

Matthew McConaughey goes back to school, this time to teach 0:36

Matthew McConaughey goes back to school, this time to teach

Jazz Jam at the Scat Jazz Lounge 1:01

Jazz Jam at the Scat Jazz Lounge

Bill Paxton, known for roles in 'Titanic' and 'Apollo 13,' dies at 61 1:08

Bill Paxton, known for roles in 'Titanic' and 'Apollo 13,' dies at 61