The Hollywood Academy celebrates music in movies

The American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced three special programs to be held in August that will highlight film music.

The first of all events will be held on Wednesday, August 17th, where Academy member Michael Giacchino (Up, Star Trek, Inside Out) and animation director David Silverman will host the premiere of the restoration of the classic movie of 1930, The King of Jazz, to be held at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

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The second event will be on Monday, August 29th, when the Academy will celebrate the life and legacy of Prince with the screening of the film Purple Rain (1984) in 35 mm, also in the Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Prior to the film, Academy member Reginald Hudlin will host a panel discussion with director Albert Magnoli, actor and musician Jerome Benton, producer Robert Cavallo and costume designer Marie France.

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And the third and final event will take place on Wednesday, August 31st, where the Academy will be co-presenting The Black Movie – Soundtrack II, at the Hollywood Bowl, repeating the performance that took place in 2014 and which was a success. Craig Robinson will be the host of the concert, featuring Marcus Miller, Common, Philip Bailey, Verdine White, Ralph Johnson from Earth Wind and Fire, Full Force, Alice Smith and Charlie Wilson and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra conducted by Vince Mendoza .

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