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Entertainment Today: Showbiz news

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Rock News Two: The week in pop music

R.E.M.'s PETER BUCK R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck has been acquitted on air rage charges. On Friday, a London jury found the rocker innocent of the charges that led to his spending two days in a British jail ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

EMI Jane's Addiction lead singer Perry Farrell reportedly could be one of the first big names dropped by EMI.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, March 22, the 81st day of 2002 with 284 to follow. The moon is waxing, moving toward its full phase.
By United Press International

Peter Cincotti is cabaret's freshest face

NEW YORK, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- How can an 18-year-old freshman at Columbia University find time to entertain nightly as a singing pianist in New York's legendary Oak Room at the Algonquin Hot
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

Cabaret keeps the American Songbook alive

NEW YORK, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- For a new generation that has difficulty identifying Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin, and Cole Porter -- or recognizing their music -- the entertainment
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

Stars Shine: Strindberg's 'Dance of Death'

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Swedish playwright August Strindberg's pessimistic view of life and love expressed in "Dance of Death," now in revival on Broadway, would be a real downer in th
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP
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Composer Stephen Sondheim arrives for the world premiere of his film based on his broadway musical "Sweeney Todd" at the Ziegfeld theatre in New York on December 3, 2007. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)
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Stephen Joshua Sondheim (born March 22, 1930) is an American composer and lyricist for stage and film. He is the winner of an Academy Award, multiple Tony Awards (eight, more than any other composer) including the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre, multiple Grammy Awards, and a Pulitzer Prize. Described by Frank Rich of the New York Times as "the greatest, and perhaps best-known artist working in musical theatre", his most famous scores include (as composer/lyricist) A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, and Assassins, as well as the lyrics for West Side Story and Gypsy.

In addition to theatre, he has contributed to the silver screen as well, including the 1981 Warren Beatty film Reds, contributing the song "Goodbye For Now". He also wrote five songs for the 1990 movie Dick Tracy, including Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man), which won the Academy Award for Best Song.

He was also president of the Dramatists Guild from 1973 to 1981. On September 15, 2010, in honor of his 80th birthday, the Henry Miller's Theatre was renamed the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in his honor. He is also the only living composer with a quarterly journal published in his name.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Stephen Sondheim."
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