Rock Center Profile: John Williams

July 27, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Posted in Entertainment | Leave a comment
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Last night on Rock Center, host Brian Williams (no relation) spoke with composer John Williams.  While most of Rock Center’s coverage last night was focused on the London Olympics, a John Williams piece was more than a little apropos.  Williams did, after all, compose the Olympic theme we are all so familiar with (for the 1984 games in Los Angeles).  At 80 years of age, John Williams is still working, his latest project being the movie, Lincoln, starring Daniel Day Lewis.

John Williams is nothing if not prolific.  He’s garnered 47 Academy Award nominations and 5 Oscars.  Besides his easily most recognizable music, the theme to Star Wars, Williams has collaborated with Stephen Spielberg for 40 years.  Williams’ personal favorite movie/music from his collaboration with Spielberg is Schindler’s List, followed by Close Encounters and Jaws.

Visitors to Williams studio are often surprised to find there is no computer or synthesizer.  Williams works with a piano and a desk.  And if you’d like to hear the Maestro in person, you’ll find him during the summer at Tanglewood conducting the Boston Pops.

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Utini Shout Outs!

July 27, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Posted in Regular Feature, Utini Shout Outs | Leave a comment
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A very big shout out goes to Col. Rob Keibler and Portland’s Cloud City Garrison.  Col. Keibler just spent 14 months in Afghanistan.  He returned home in time to surprise his son, Danny, at the 5 year old’s birthday.  Mom Marcelle posted a video on youtube and if you don’t get a tear in your eye watching it, then you are for sure an imperial.

Star Wars Report: for a good (and fun) article that’s both an explanation and a defense of fiction.  Not your thing?  No problem, but maybe don’t knock people who do enjoy it.  Cause really you’ll get no life points for it.

Geek out: Genevieve Dempre posted a great article on defending lady geeks.  Just in case you’ve been hiding out in a cave recently, there’s been quite the kerfuffle over a certain article denigrating female geeks.  Ms. Dempre’s article is a most worthy response.

Last but not least @Depressed Darth for this tweet: I would be more excited for the Opening Ceremony if the Olympic torch was a lightsaber.

There’s no way we don’t approve of that message.

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Star Wars Party in Madison, WI

July 27, 2012 at 2:03 pm | Posted in 501st, Comic Books, Events, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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If you live near Madison, WI you’ll want to swing by Barnes and Noble Saturday to check out Star Wars author and comic writer John Jackson Miller and the members of the 501st and Rebel Legion. The event will start at 3:00 PM. John will have 501st trading cards and stuff for his upcoming projects. Stop by, get your favorite comic or book signed and gets some pictures with your favorite Star Wars characters. Click here to check out the details.

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Tom Taylor Live Chat Recap

July 27, 2012 at 9:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Events, The Clone Wars | 1 Comment
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Yesterday comic writer Tom Taylor and Dark Horse Comics hosted a live Twitter chat for the recent release of Darth Maul: Death Sentence #1. You can check out our transcript of the Twitter chat below which included a special appearance by fellow Star Wars comic writer John Jackson Miller. Lots of humor, so be sure to check it out. Continue Reading Tom Taylor Live Chat Recap…

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