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'Danny Elfman's Music from the Films of Tim Burton'
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The Lincoln Center Festival celebrates it's 20th anniversary this year, running from July 6 - August 2, featuring 58 performances by artists and groups from Germany, China, England, Ireland, Russia, the United States and Japan. Festival packages are on sale now, and tickets to individual performances go on sale March 31.

The festival kicks off with "Danny Elfman's Music from the Films of Tim Burton" which will have eight performances from July 6 - 12 at Avery Fisher Hall. The onetime Oingo Boingo frontman and the filmmaker's relationship goes all the way back to Burton's first film, Pee Wee's Big Adventure, and also includes Beetlejuice, Batman, Edward Scissorhands and many more. The event description notes that "the concert is enhanced by the stunning visuals of Burton's original sketches, drawings, story boards, and film clips rendered in exquisite detail on the big screen." Elfman will appear at each performance, though he is not the conductor. The show received raves in Los Angeles when it ran in 2013. Note: audience members are encouraged to dress up as their favorite character from a Tim Burton film. It's that kind of night.

Other Lincoln Center Festival highlights include a performance by Sufjan Stevens collaborators Yarn/Wire on July 15, and the National Ballet of China and its Symphony Orchestra will perform two separate story ballets: The Peony Pavilion (July 8 - 10), a romance based on a 400-year-old epic masterpiece of Kunqu opera; and The Red Detachment of Women (July 11 & 12) which is best known as the ballet performed for President Nixon on his barrier-breaking 1972 trip to China.

Full Lincoln Center Festival 2015 schedule is here.

Danny Elfman

"Filmmaker Tim Burton and composer Danny Elfman have worked together on a number of films. But the pair will collaborate on a live performance for the first time in October.

Elfman, who wrote the soundtrack to The Simpsons, has worked with Burton for more than 25 years on films such as Beetlejuice, Batman, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas and the recent 3D film version of Alice in Wonderland. On October 7, Elfman will sing in public for the first time in 18 years, accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra, to perform some of the songs from the films." [Telegraph]

The show goes down at Royal Albert Hall in London on October 7.

by Klaus Kinski

Patton Oswalt, Johnny Depp, & Tim Burton @ Comic Con - july 23, 2009 (Anime Nut)
Patton Oswalt

"Some of the 3-D effects aren't going to look absolutely perfect," said Patton Oswalt, the comedian and voice actor who moderated a presentation of Disney's forthcoming "A Christmas Carol," "Alice in Wonderland" and "Tron: Legacy." Mr. Oswalt asked attendees not to blog about effects being "quite subpar." [NY Times]
The New York Comedy Festival isn't until November 4 - 8, but with the line-up just announced, Carnegie Hall tix available now, and ticket presales (and some on sales) starting on August 12, the time to mention it is NOW. This is the 6th installment of the festival and unlike NYC music festivals such as CMJ or Northside (festivals where you can wander the city for days on end catching hundreds of bands), the focus here is on having a few large-scale shows over the course of a few evenings. NYC is a place where you can catch cheap or free comedy with big name talent almost every evening, but sometimes it's nice to venture out of the back rooms, basements, and comedy clubs and see one or two of your faves at a fancy pants venue. The full schedule is below, but for me some of the better highlights include:
  • 11/4 - Stand Up For Heroes - a special benefit presented by NYCF and the Bob Woodruff Foundation at Town Hall
  • 11/5 - Ricky Gervais - Carnegie Hall - ON SALE NOW
  • 11/5 - Mike Birbiglia - Town Hall - Presale 8/12, On Sale 8/17
  • 11/6 - Tracy Morgan - Carnegie Hall - ON SALE NOW
  • 11/7 - Patton Oswalt - Town Hall - Presale 8/12, On Sale 8/17
Full schedule (Andy Samberg included) and ticket info below...

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