Preston Sturges was born on 29th August 1898 in Chicago. Sturges was a writer and director, who was renowned for his screwball comedies. Some of Sturges' career highlights include 1941s Sullivan's Travels, the 1941 Barbara Stanwyck-Henry Fonda picture The Lady Eve, the now respected Unfaithfully Yours (1948) which starred Rex Harrison, as well as directing Betty Grable in The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend (1949).
We celebrate the three tracks that showcase the fabulous rise of pop, disco, and soul sensation Diana Ross. Diana Ross and the Supremes were Motown's most commercially successful act to date, captivating mainstream America and conquering worldwide charts. Prolific Motown songwriters Brian and Eddie Holland share intimate details on how Baby Love was created and recorded. After a phenomenal decade and unimaginable success, it was time for Diana Ross to dazzle as a solo artist.
Following a summer of visually spectacular gigs around the UK, US rockers the Flaming Lips talk about songwriting and their life in music.
American singer Rickie Lee Jones talks to Paul Toogood about songwriting and her life in music. Featured songs include Chuck E's in Love.
The Australian Ballet presents Spartacus, in a production by Lucas Jervies. Set in Roman times, Spartacus, the rebellious leader of a major slave uprising challenges the Roman Republic. Music performed by Orchestra Victoria.
Ainars Rubikis and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra perform Mozart s Die Zauberflote Overture, Per Pieta - Non Ricercate, K.420 and Requiem (mass) in D-minor. Featuring Deborah Humble, Kiandra Howarth, Christopher Richardson, Kang Wang and the Australian Voices choir. Recorded at QPAC, Brisbane.
We celebrate the three tracks that established Cher as a musical icon. Starting with the track that made her an international star, I Got You Babe, we reveal how Cher and her husband Sonny Bono, who wrote the song after being inspired by Bob Dylan, achieved worldwide fame and helped to popularise the hippie style.
Final day of the Woodstock Music Festival - August 17, 1969 sees the world's largest ever concert event: 500,000 music fans celebrate '60s peace and love, with amazing concert performances from Joe Cocker, the Band, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, and the extraordinary festival finale from Jimi Hendrix with the Star Spangled Banner.
Nicolas Roeg was born on August 15, 1928 in London. Roeg was a BAFTA-nominated director whose background also included work as a cinematographer, and this visual focus exerted influence over his directorial and editing styles. His most famous pictures include 1971's Walkabout, Don't Look Now (1973), and The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976).
We celebrate the three tracks that cemented singer-songwriter Rod Stewart as a musical icon, starting with the track that marked the beginning of Rod's golden era, Sailing, which told of his move from the UK to America.
Second day of the Woodstock Music Festival - August 16, 1969 sees the world's largest ever gathering of music fans for three days of peace and love. Featuring famous concert performances from Santana, Sly and the Family Stone, Janis Joplin, the Who, and Jefferson Airplane.
With Margaret Pomeranz. Take a deep dive into the Foxtel original drama The End. Cast members discuss their diverse characters and creator Samantha Strauss talks about her inspiration and personal connection to the story.
No industry is as image-conscious or as micromanaged as K-pop. With the recent wave of suicides and scandals, the question of what happens behind this heavily constructed facade grows. Vice goes inside the K-pop industry to explore the dissonance between fantasy and reality.
Oliver Stone was born on September 15, 1946 in Los Angeles. He is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter of such films as Midnight Express (1978), and Scarface (1983).
Hosted by Stephen Fry the second instalment in Wagner's Ring Cycle. Siegmund: Christopher Ventris. Hunding: Georg Zeppenfeld. Wotan: John Lundgren. Brunnhilde: Catherine Foster. Conducted by Marek Janowski.
The life and times of Aretha Franklin, who came to fame with the classic Respect. Franklin delivered an anthemic soundtrack signalling a time of great cultural change in 1960s America. In 1968, she effortlessly built on her gospel foundation and crossed over into soul, with her sublime rendition of I Say a Little Prayer. The 1980s marked a significant change for Franklin's sound, starting the decade with a bang this time with empowering feminist pop classic Sisters Are Doing It for Themselves.
Stephen Fry hosts the final of the monumental Ring Cycle conducted by Marek Janowski, recorded from the 2016 Bayreuth Festival. Siegfried: Stefan Vinke. Gunther: Markus Eiche. Alberich: Albert Dohmen. Hagen: Stephen Milling. Brunnhilde: Catherine Foster.
This program captures a truly unique event in the long and eventful history of the Rolling Stones. On May 20, 2015, at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood, California, the band performed the entire Sticky Fingers album live in concert for the first and so far only time in their career. The show celebrated the reissue of the Sticky Fingers album and was the opening night of the Rolling Stones Zip Code Tour of North America that would run over the next two months. The intimate setting of the Fonda Theatre was in contrast to the huge stadiums in which the band would perform for the rest of the tour and made this an incredibly special occasion for those fans lucky enough to get a ticket.
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