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Time to fly for ‘Battle Angel’

Famed producer Jon Landau, partner of James Cameron, has a long and storied career. He produced “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids,” “Dick Tracy,” “Titanic,” “Avatar” and the newly released “Alita: Battle Angel.” “Alita,” based on the manga by Yukito Kishiro and directed by Robert Rodriguez, made a splash because of its cyberpunk aesthetic, its martial…

Jorja Smith, Kali Uchis to headline 2019 Frost Music & Arts Festival

Stanford’s annual Frost Music & Arts Festival announced on Tuesday its 2019 headliners: Jorja Smith and Kali Uchis. For the first time in its seven-year history, the signature event of the Stanford Concert Network (SCN), scheduled for Saturday, May 18 in Frost Amphitheater, will be headlined by female performers. According to Bella Cooper ‘20, SCN’s…

‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ brings Baldwin’s story to the screen

The Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim claimed that many musicals are failures because “their authors are blinded by the attractiveness of the source material,” but “they never ask themselves what music will do for the story that hasn’t already been accomplished by the original author.” Sondheim calls these works “why” musicals, because there’s no reason why…