Friday, May 31, 2013

Superman Today

This "Man of Steel" featurette has Director Zack Snyder, Producers Deborah Snyder and Chuck Roven, Writer David Goyer, Co-Producer Wes Coller - plus cast members and others involved in creation of the new Superman movie - talk of the foundations to it all.

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Allison Crowe's Super Summer Launches with "Man of Steel"

Musical wonder-woman Allison Crowe makes her Hollywood screen debut this Summer in "Man of Steel" - opening Friday, June 14, 2013.

(To help preserve the great thrills and surprises in store for audiences 'round the world, Allison Crowe will make no revelations about her role, nor about anything that happens, in the movie until after its release.)

Allison Crowe - you will find her... in "Man of Steel" this Summer

"The experience of filming on 'Man of Steel' was one of the most fulfilling and INSANELY exciting (seriously) experiences I've ever had - if not THE most! I can't say much about it - and that's part of the fun. My lips are sealed," says Crowe in a transmission received from a fog-shrouded island off Canada's Atlantic coast.

"What I can say is - I was so excited I couldn't sleep the night before, and that I am so incredibly humbled and overwhelmed and grateful to be a part of all of this - and it couldn't have been with a lovelier group of people."

Crowe, an wholly singular artist, expresses her profound gratitude to Director Zack Snyder and Producer Deborah Snyder, Producer Chuck Roven, their partners and team, everyone involved with Third Act Productions and Warner Bros., Legendary Pictures, Syncopy ~ and more folks to be named and thanked at an appropriate time.

Signing off, from an unidentified location in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, she says: "Everyone was so amazing and down to earth on set that I had the pleasure of meeting - absolutely everybody involved - and I will never, ever forget it. Honestly, I can think back to it now AND STILL FREAK OUT, in the best way ever."

This epic action adventure, a tale of hope and heroism, brings to the big screen the greatest super-hero of them all. Directed by Zack Snyder, the film stars Henry Cavill (Clark Kent / Superman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Michael Shannon (General Zod), Kevin Costner (Pa Kent), Diane Lane (Ma Kent), Laurence Fishburne (Perry White), Russell Crowe (Jor-El), and many more in a stellar cast - both revealed and still secret. The story is by David S. Goyer and Christopher Nolan, with music by Hans Zimmer - and an awesome array of talents in every area of the production.

Allison Crowe flies soon to New York City for the red-carpet Premiere of "Man of Steel" believing the fate of our planet is in good hands.

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Friday, May 17, 2013

“Newfoundland Vinyl” LP Readies to Set Sail

Artwork and the track listing for “Newfoundland Vinyl”, Allison Crowe’s 11th release on Rubenesque Records Ltd., is ready. The album’s music sets sail worldwide next month.

As Musical Director for Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador’s production of “Newfoundland Vinyl: The Flip Side” at the Gros Morne Theatre Festival, Crowe’s active now curating and arranging songs for this Summer’s cast.

It’s a rich and varied collection harvested from the island region’s popular music and oral traditions – and from which she’s culled a selection for her vinyl LP. The album’s 10 tracks traverse parlour songs to country tunes and folk favourites, songs of land and sea that share the strength and the struggles, the heartbreaks and the humour, of a people.

Recognized as one of the great modern interpreters of song, Allison Crowe’s singular performances deliver familiar and much-loved songs afresh and with renewed joy.

Coming next month, then, is Allison Crowe’s take on these songs that, over 200 years, come from, and out of, Newfoundland and Labrador – with ageless melodies and meaning:

Black Velvet Band – lively traditional song recorded on both sides of the Atlantic, including a version by the legendary Harry Hibbs

Easy – penned by Terry Skinner and made a classic radio hit by country star Eddie Eastman

Men Who Die for a Living – Gary O’Driscoll, award-winning songwriter and producer from St. Lawrence and the South coast, wrote this potent elegy “for the miners here and gone”

Cliffs of Baccalieu – Jack Withers' sea-faring song has previously been sailed by such distinct voices as Anita Best and Stan Rogers

Skipper Billy’s Wake – songwriter Ellis Coles’ jaunty mix of moonshine, Screech and more was well popularized by Dick Nolan

Sonny’s Dream – Newfoundland’s “Man of 1000 Songs”, Ron Hynes, created this anthem of the heart and home

Tiny Red Light – a traditional Newfoundland song revitalized in the vinyl era by The Dorymen (popular east-coast combo founded by John Drake and Tom Rose - a pair of lads out of Fortune Bay communities Belleoram and Bay du Nord)

The Mobile Goat Song – composed by St. John’s Tom Cahill, frequent collaborator with “Newfoundland’s First Lady of Song”, Joan Morrissey, who released this fun romp on her 1973 LP “Home Brew

Seven Old Ladies – a bawdy song which musically plumbs a 1700s nursery rhyme, ("Johnny's So Long at the Fair") – and a tune also recorded by the great Joan Morrissey

Sweet Forget Me Not - first published in 1877, this tender tune by Bobby Newcomb was the first single, and a vinyl hit on the mainland as well, for Cape Shore’s Eddie Coffey

Allison Crowe’s “Newfoundland Vinyl” album launches June 25, 2013.

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