At the Hollywood Bowl, an unhealthy glow

TIMELINE: Summer’s must see concerts The outdoors are now expected to offer the conveniences of the living room. At the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s concert on Thursday, I thought I would wander to see whether an up-to-date Bowl still could produce a true state of wonder. The program offered flashy pieces by Liszt and Respighi conducted by a revered Spanish maestro, Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, and featured the exacting but sometimes flamboyant pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet. Both are Bowl favorites (and my favorites).
Source: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/culture/la-et-cm-hollywood-bowl-notebook-20130727,0,2838572.story

Metallica goes Hollywood for ‘Through the Never’ movie

would be owed north of $31 million for Man of Steel, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and Jack the Giant Slayer;Sony would be due $23 million for Skyfall and After Earth (White House Down is still in the midst of its China run); Paramount would be owed roughly $30 million for Into Darkness, G.I. Joe: Retaliation and Jack Reacher; Disney’s Iron Man 3 made north of $121 million in China, which would mean a return of more than $30 million for the studio, while Oz the Great and Powerful would mean about $5 million in payments (Monsters University is headed to China later this month). STORY: Bruno Wu, Former Bertelsmann CEO Form China Venture Over the weekend, Universal’s Fast & Furious 6 opened to north of $24 million, scoring the second-best three-day debut of the year after Iron Man 3. Universal also would be owed for Oblivion and Les Miserables, which took in $23.9 million and $10 million, respectively.
Source: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/hollywood-studios-havent-been-paid-594939

Hollywood Studios Haven’t Been Paid by China in Months (Exclusive)

“He’s seen us live, he knows our music intimately, he gets it.” And when it came to Antal’s script, Ulrich adds, “there was a kind of chaotic beauty to it and utter madness.” In addition to having “pretty much the most badass soundtrack a film has ever had,” Antal confides that Metallica tracks such as Master of Puppets, Wherever I May Roam,Enter Sandman and One heavily influenced the tonal direction of his story. (A two-disc, 16-song soundtrack album will be released Sept. 24.) “You don’t think of puppies running in fields with flowers when you’re dealing with Metallica,” he says. “I saw it as a guy where everything is being thrown at him, and he’s got to persevere and succeed. Some of those things are pretty dark.
Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2013/07/29/metallica-through-the-never-movie/2579381/

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