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‘Mary Poppins Returns’: Sequel Announces Full Cast | Film News

  Disney’s 1964 movie about a young nanny who brought magic and medicine to a troubled household was a box office smash. Mary Poppins was nominated for 13 Academy Awards, and won five.   With remakes left, right and centre, it was good news to hear that the new film will not be remade, and instead will be a sequel[…]

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Court Hears Led Zeppelin Chord Progression Used 300 Years Ago | Music News

  Led Zeppelin’s attorneys on Friday brought in music expert, Lawrence Ferrara, who testified that the only similarity between “Taurus” and “Stairway To Heaven” was a “descending chromatic minor line progression”. Ferrara said that musical element was used 300 years ago, as well as in many pop songs since then.   Also on Friday, Led Zeppelin bassist, John Paul Jones,[…]

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Julie Andrews Teams Up With ‘The Muppets’ Makers For Stageschool Show | TV News

  The hills of Netflix are alive with music next year with a new series due to star Julie Andrews as the head of a fictional stage school that will air in 2017. The Mary Poppins star is aiming to teach a new generation of people about all the different facets of the performing arts in the show, created alongside[…]

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Lasse Hallstrom To Direct Disney’s Live Action Adaptation Of ‘The Nutcracker’ | Film News

  Disney has nabbed three-time Oscar nominee Lasse Hallstrom to direct an upcoming live-action version of The Nutcracker. It joins the list of live action affairs to come out of the Studio, which also includes the upcoming Beauty and the Beast as well as a sequel to Mary Poppins.   THR has reported that the new film will be titled[…]

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Joins ‘Mary Poppins’ | Film News

  Lin-Manuel Miranda has been soaking up praise for writing and starring in Hamilton on Broadway. Hamilton is a musical about America founding father Alexander Hamilton; Miranda penned the book and lyrics and composed the music, proving he’s a man of many talents. This hasn’t gone unnoticed by Disney as they have acquired his services for Mary Poppins.   Directed by Rob Marshall, the new Mary[…]

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