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Not songs to be sung at weddings--I'm not here to write about "Color My World," thank you--but songs about weddings. Here are my all-time faves: (8) "Wedding Bell Blues"--sung by the Fifth Dimension The raw urgency and desperation of this one always amuses me. As she sings it, Marilyn Mc ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. January 11, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 2 films in focus by Andrew Sarris 'Tis the season to grind out 10-best lists, and this is certainly not the year to turn one's back on tradition. Still, there is at least one prominent film critic who ... More >>
If Lily Tomlin's beloved characters aged at all, Edith Ann, the precocious 5-year-old, might just fit in that oversize rocking chair. Though Tomlin's personifications haven't changed, the world they live in certainly has in the four decades she's been performing. This Saturday, April 17, the ... More >>
One of the most inspired comic entertainers in modern history, Madeline Kahn (1942-1999) was a joy in everything from Mel Brooks and Peter Bogdanovich films to Broadway plays (Sisters Rosenzweig, Born Yesterday) to The Muppet Show, for Chrissake. Madeline had a wry way with a line reading th ... More >>
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The Academy Award Nominations Were Announced Last Week. Do You Have Oscar Fever?