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  • Woody Allen's Secret Teen Lover Speaks: Sex, Power and a Conflicted Muse Who Inspired 'Manhattan'

    12/17/2018 6:54:28 PM PST · by simpson96 · 27 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 12/17/2018 | Gary Baum
    In 1976, 16-year-old model Babi Christina Engelhardt embarked on a hidden eight-year affair with the 41–year-old filmmaker that mirrors one of his most famous movies. Now, amid the #MeToo reckoning and Allen’s personal scandals, she looks back with mixed emotions on their relationship and its unequal dynamic. Sixteen, emerald-eyed, blond, an aspiring model with a confident streak and a painful past: Babi Christina Engelhardt had just caught Woody Allen's gaze at legendary New York City power restaurant Elaine's. It was October 1976, and when Engelhardt returned from the ladies' room, she dropped a note on his table with her phone...
  • Gershwin Plays Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue (solo piano)

    07/26/2017 1:34:59 AM PDT · by Sontagged · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 18 2011 | OrangeSodaKing
    WOW. George Gershwin had some ridiculous fingers. This is, for the most part, faithful to Gershwin's 2-piano score. He plays this as a duo with himself (Gershwin actually overdubbed himself playing both parts). Thanks to Jack Gibbons for the correct information about this recording.
  • Contemporary American Classics: *Rhapsody In Blue* (good video 16:25 mins)

    01/04/2014 6:04:01 PM PST · by virgil283 · 30 replies
    "When Rhapsody in Blue premiered at New York's Aeolian Hall on February 12, 1924, most people couldn't wait for the evening to be over. The piece was scheduled near the end of a long program called "An Experiment in Modern Music." After two sluggish hours, the audience was bored, restless, and drenched in sweat due to the hall's broken ventilation system. But then, a lone clarinet pierced through the orchestra, fizzing upward like a fountain of champagne. Suddenly, everyone was riveted. For the next 17 minutes, George Gershwin, an unknown 26-year-old composer, caressed and pounded the piano at center stage,...