is the grass any bluer...

is the grass any bluer...
on the other side?

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Randy Newman, Courtesy of Troubadour (call 233.3535 for Feb. 23 tix)

Randy Newman   
Lexington Opera House.
Tickets on sale now: 859-233-3535   Troubadour Concert Series
  RandyNewman

Wednesday February 23, 2011, 7:30pm showtime

Lexington Opera House
Short and Broadway, Lexington, KY
For tickets call: 859-233-3535 
or ticketmaster.com 

Our friends at the Troubadour Concert Series are excited and proud to present one of the most beloved songwriters in America ... Randy Newman composed the massive hit single "Short People" plus movie scores and TV theme songs, plays rolling R&B piano and writes savagely funny lyrics. He has been awarded an Academy Award, three Emmys, four Grammy Awards, and the Governor's Award from the Recording Academy.[3] Newman was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002. In 2007, Newman was inducted as a Disney Legend.

Since the 1980s, Newman has worked mostly as a film composer. His film scores include Ragtime, Awakenings, The Natural, Leatherheads, James and the Giant Peach, Meet the Parents, Seabiscuit and The Princess and the Frog. He has scored six Disney-Pixar films: Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., Cars and most recently Toy Story 3.

Newman had the dubious distinction of receiving the most Oscar nominations (fifteen) without a single win. His losing streak was broken when he received the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2001, for the Monsters, Inc. song "If I Didn't Have You", beating Sting, Enya and Paul McCartney.

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