Since Mickey Mouse first whistled a tune in the 1928 cartoon "Steamboat Willie," music has been an integral part of the Disney empire. Today, our series Animating Music continues with a discussion about Disney’s musical history.
From memorable feature-length film scores, like those of Snow White and Beauty and the Beast, to music-oriented shorts, like Silly Symphonies and the CinemaScope "Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom," Disney's music has been integral to its success. We'll talk with film music historian Ross Care about Disney's musical past, present, and future.
The seventh annual Afro-Punk Festival takes place this weekend in Brooklyn. The event was started in 2005 to spotlight the underground African-American punk rock and hardcore music scene in New York. Now the festival boasts performances from artists at the top of the music industry.
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