The Music City Food & Wine Festival is this weekend, which means the city's restaurants will be under attack by food-crazed locals and out-of-towners alike. But all that festival talent has to eat somewhere, too. Eater asked many of...
By Matilda Egere-Cooper LONDON (Reuters) - Gourmet food proved to be the new rock ânâroll at a weekend festival in London where 10 acclaimed chefs, three of whom hold Michelin stars, demonstrated their culinary prowess against a backdrop of live music. Headliners at the first On Blackheath Festival included Massive Attack, Grace Jones and Aloe Blacc.
English singer-songwriter Sam Smith held onto the number one spot in Britain's album charts on Sunday, seeing off a strong challenge from Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant, the Official Charts Company said. Plant's new release, "Lullaby And The Ceaseless Roar", his 10th solo outing, rocketed to number two, making it the highest new entry. The Official Charts Company said it had topped the chart all week "until the eleventh hour" when it had been "pipped to the post." For Smith, who won a prize at this year's BRIT awards, it meant a fourth non-consecutive week at number one for his album "In The Lonely Hour".
By Solarina Ho TORONTO (Reuters) - From dramas about mentors and their apprentices, to imaginative musicals, biopics, and documentaries, music underpinned an eclectic swathe of movies appearing at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. These ranged from high profile galas like Francois Girard's 'Boychoir' and the Canadian premiere of Sundance favorite 'Whiplash' to Ethan Hawke's intimate and well received study of a former concert pianist. Girard, who also made 'Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould' and 'The Red Violin', said he does not want to be pigeonholed as a director of music-related projects, but that once again a story centered around this theme spoke to him. "I trust music more than the words when it comes to depicting emotions." Girard's 'Boychoir' and director Damien Chazelle's semi-autobiographical 'Whiplash' both portray students striving for greatness under genius teachers - one simply demanding and one monstrously abusive.