Rogue One Will Be The First Star Wars Movie Not Scored By John Williams

Alexandre Desplat has been named the composer of Rogue One, making the first stand-alone Star Wars movie the first to also be made without the help of John Williams. I feel pretty confident, however, that even if Williams doesn't personally work on the film, many of his iconic Star Wars themes will. » 3/16/15 2:00pm 3/16/15 2:00pm

Star Trek Gets The Ultimate Concert For Its 50th Anniversary

Next year marks half a century since Star Trek debuted on NBC. I imagine we're in for a good deal of celebration and anniversary events, but the "Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage" concert will likely be one of the biggest — a 100-stop tour of live music from the TV series and movies, performed by a full orchestra. » 3/06/15 6:43am 3/06/15 6:43am

The Heartbreaking Story Behind Beauty and the Beast's Opening Song

Alan Menken, the songwriter behind Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast — to name just a few — has given Entertainment Weekly the story behind a number of his most famous songs. Some are pretty basic, some are funny, and some tell of frustrating directors. But the one that is a laser-guided missile right… » 1/23/15 2:00am 1/23/15 2:00am

Musician's Recreation of Ancient Sumerian Songs Will Haunt You

These songs are examples of how art and science can come together to create something incredible. Musician Stef Conner learned to read several ancient Babylonian and Sumerian tablets written in cuneiform script, using historians' research to figure out likely pronunciation. Just listen to the results. » 12/30/14 2:54pm 12/30/14 2:54pm