“It’s so much more noticeably sharper that it’s almost unsettling at first.” “Muse – Live at Rome Olympic Stadium,” directed by Matt Askem, is the first concert film released in the new ultra high definition format. Also called 4K, UHD has a much better resolution than regular HD and is considered the next technological leap in film and television. Thousands of movies have been shot in 4K, but almost all of them have been shrunk down to HD format before being screened. Exceptions include Sony’s 2011 remake of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and Will Smith’s sci-fi adventure “After Earth.” Fans will get a first look at the Muse film Nov. 5 when it debuts in 20 cities around the globe, before expanding to 700 theaters worldwide the next day in 2K and 4K. Bellamy said in a phone interview Wednesday from Costa Rica that the band was inspired by U2’s use of then-new technology in the 2008 concert film “U23D,” so they decided to kick up the production values and aim for something a little more grand. A trailer shows video screens stories tall and pyrotechnics backing the band. Spider cameras crawled over rigging above the crowd during the July concert, and a pair of actors contributed abstract theatrical interpretations of some of the songs. Even so, Bellamy said when he saw the movie, his eyes often drifted away from the action on stage to the vivid details elsewhere. “You see the sort of big panning (shot) across the audience and your eyes are drawn to the details of so many people’s heads and what they’re wearing,” Bellamy said. The release of the film and the conclusion next month of a long world tour leaves Muse, which also includes bassist Chris Wolstenholme and drummer Dominic Howard, at something of a crossroads with no concrete plans at the end of a six-album record deal.
Liza Minnelli performs with broken wrist at benefit concert in New York
The nightclub 54 Below said Tuesday it will present two world-premiere concert performances of Hit List on Dec. 9 featuring some of the stars from the series, including Jeremy Jordan, Andy Mientus and Krysta Rodriguez. Looking for things to do? Select one or more criteria to search Kid-friendly Get ideas Later Tuesday, the 150-seat nightclub said both shows had sold out in an hour. Tickets were $55 plus a $25 food and beverage minimum. On the second season of Smash, the musical Hit List was a gritty, low-tech off-Broadway show that became a theater community darling and later competed with the glitzy Broadway-bound musical about the life of Marilyn Monroe called Bombshell. Hit List songs were written by Drew Gasparini, Joe Iconis, Andrew McMahon, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman and Lucie Silvas. Smash was cancelled this summer after two seasons. ___ Online: http://54below.com Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Concert of new, newer pieces to benefit from ‘park’ setting
But that didnt stop the diva from performing with her sister for the first time in 20 years. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Comment Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images Despite a broken wrist, Liza Minnelli performed with her sister, Lorna Luft, for the first time in 20 years during The Actors Fund And Tower Cancer Research benefit concert on October 14 in New York City. The show went on for Liza Minnelli. A spokesman for the 67-year-old entertainer said she performed Monday night with a broken wrist at a benefit concert in New York. Liza Minnelli reportedly broke her wrist in three places during a rehearsal at her home Sunday. Minnelli broke her wrist in three places while rehearsing at home Sunday. The “Cabaret” star performed with her sister, Lorna Luft. The event marked their first performance together in 20 years since their duet at the 1993 Tony Awards. Minnelli returned to the hospital for further treatment immediately after the performance at the jazz club Birdland benefiting the Women’s Health Initiative and the Dr. Philomena McAndrew Fund of Tower Cancer Research Foundation.
High St., Columbus, OH More Music stories More Alive! Music The Dispatch for smart phones The Dispatch app features breaking news, sports, weather, videos, movie times, traffic updates, a flight tracker and much more. Download apps for your: Violinist David Niwa The New Music Salon at Short North Stage is aptly named. Between now and June, a series of three concerts will feature newer, and hence less-heard, compositions. The free series, which will start on Wednesday, will be presented in the Garden Theater. The first concert will showcase a work by one of the pioneers of new music as well as a central Ohio composition on which the ink is barely dry. The Short North Chamber Players a string sextet formed mostly of Columbus Symphony musicians will perform. The impetus and money for the project came from the Johnstone Fund for New Music, run by longtime Short North residents Jack and Zoe Johnstone. They asked David Niwa, assistant concertmaster of the Columbus Symphony and artistic director of the Sunday at Central chamber-music series, to organize it. Frankly, I didnt even know the Garden Theater was there, Niwa said. They said: Hey, weve got this great idea and great venue. Lets try to combine forces with what the Short North Stage has going on. Short North Stage, a professional theater company, is performing the musical Sunday in the Park With George in the theater. The set reproduces the painting that inspired the musical: Georges Seurats A Sunday on La Grande Jatte 1884, depicting people in a Paris park.