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Every September, the center of the movie world shifts from Hollywood to Toronto, where the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) showcases films ranging from small indie flicks looking for distributors to studio blockbusters making a big splash before they arrive in theaters. Crowds mob the streets of the city, jockeying for glimpses of their favorite stars and directors. Movie lovers line up for hours, hoping to nab one of the few remaining tickets for a new film. And show-biz writers …
If you were an adolescent would-be hippie stuck in Pittsburgh or Peoria during the 1967 Summer of Love, you probably remember the siren call of “San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair).” You probably have a harder time remembering who sang it. The iconic ode was recorded by singer Scott McKenzie, and amazingly, it was the only hit he ever had. McKenzie, who passed away in Los Angeles on Aug. 18 at age 73, remains one of …
Twenty-three year old Adele may have been the night’s big winner, but older musicians held their own at Sunday’s Grammy Awards. From Glen Campbell to Sir Paul, the Beach Boys to the Boss, music vets rocked the stage and turned in some of the best of the night’s many live performances.