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March 2018
Alvin Ailey ballet features Wild Is the Wind

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary. Founded in 1968 by Alvin Ailey (1931–1989), an African-American choreographer, the theater company has been entertaining audiences around the world with it’s imaginative programming and modern dance masterpieces. In a … Read More…

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A Symphonic Night at the Movies: High Noon, with the Utah Symphony, February 17, 2018

by Warren M. Sherk An iconic film, High Noon. An orchestra, the Utah Symphony, that has been performing in the West since 1940. For “A Symphonic Night at the Movies” the film and orchestra came together as one at Maurice Abravanel … Read More…

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February 2018
Film in Concert: High Noon

The Utah Symphony will perform Dimitri Tiomkin’s original score for High Noon live to film on Saturday, February 17, at 7 p.m. in Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City. Tickets: Utah Symphony High Noon is a gripping Western morality play … Read More…

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January 2018
Making Music in Selznick’s Hollywood by Nathan Platte

Review by Warren M. Sherk Making Music in Selznick’s Hollywood by Nathan Platte published by Oxford University Press contains considerable documentation on Dimitri Tiomkin’s music scores for two films produced by David O. Selznick in the late 1940s: Duel in the Sun and Portrait … Read More…

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January 2018
Interview with author Nathan Platte

During the holidays we caught up with author Nathan Platte via email and asked him a few questions about his latest book, Making Music in Selznick’s Hollywood, now available from Oxford University Press. READ: See our book review here. Q.: Why Selznick? So … Read More…

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Dutton Vocalion reissues Lost Horizon: The Classic Film Scores of Dimitri Tiomkin

Lost Horizon: The Classic Film Scores of Dimitri Tiomkin, recorded in 1975 by RCA and released as an LP record, was reissued in SACD by Dutton Vocalion in late 2017. The disc contains a suite from The Thing from Another World previously unreleased in … Read More…

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Cease Fire available on DVD, November 2017

Kino Classics has released Cease Fire on DVD. The 1953 film—directed by Owen Crump, produced by Hal Wallis, and filmed in 3-D—features a music score by Dimitri Tiomkin. READ our feature article: Cease Fire: High Noon in Korea BUY (Amazon): Cease Fire

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December 2017
Armed Forces song folio, December 1956

At the annual 4th Avenue Winter Street Fair in Tucson, Arizona this month, we came across this interesting publication in a thrift shop. The December 1956 issue of the Armed Forces Song Folio contains two songs by Dimitri Tiomkin. The publication … Read More…

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November 2017
Tiomkin award goes to Merawi Gerima

The first recipient of the Dimitri Tiomkin Award is Merawi Gerima, a graduate student at the University of Southern California (USC) School of Cinematic Arts (SCA). Gerima is a filmmaker from Washington D.C. He is currently completing his Master’s degree … Read More…

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Sony Home Video releases Lost Horizon, 80th anniversary edition, October 3, 2017

Sony Home Video recently released Lost Horizon on Blu-ray to commemorate the film’s 80th anniversary. The disc, accompanied by a 24-page Digibook with an essay by film historian Jeremy Arnold, includes one minute of recently unearthed footage from a worn … Read More…

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