Sound of Music Live Review

Sound of Music, Live!

NBC

December 5, 2013

sound of music

Early on in The Sound of Music, the nuns of Nonnberg Abbey sing a number asking, “How do you solve a problem like Maria?”.  I imagine most of the viewers of NBC’s The Sound of Music Live were asking the same question upon seeing Carrie Underwood’s performance in the lead role of one of the most beloved musicals of all time.  Don’t get me wrong, I understand why Carrie Underwood was cast in role of Maria.  In fact, I’m quite certain this production would not have aired during prime time without Underwood’s name attached to it (unless of course Katy Perry, Lady Gaga or Ke$ha were alternately cast).  The question that needs to be asked is whether there was any point to this undertaking if the lead role couldn’t be filled with someone with actual acting talent.  Yes and no.
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This NOT That: Songs for Summer

music substitutes for billboard hits, summer songs

Summer is just around the corner, and the heat has even peaked its head a little early (at least here in the Midwest). Summer is a great time for music, from all the big music festivals, outdoor concerts, to just driving with windows down and the music blasted, summer is pretty hard to beat. So here is another installment in our This NOT That series – offering healthier options for some of the more harmful songs from the Billboard charts.
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