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April 2021 | Michigan Matinee

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Movie theater.

Thursdays, Apr. 1–29, at 7pm on 90.5 FM & STREAMING | Tune in each Thursday to enjoy an hour of favorite pieces from the silver screen.Apr. 1
Rachel Portman: She was the first woman composer to win a Best Score Academy Award. This week, we sample the various scores by Rachel Portman, including The Cider House Rules, Benny & Joon and her Oscar-winning music to Emma.

Apr. 8
Who needs humans? This week, animal magnetism shines through in films with non-human lead characters from Nigel Westlake’s sheep-pig, Babe, to Euel Box’s 1974 work for the beloved Benji.

Apr. 15
Order in the court! We play an hour of legal proceedings from Elmer Bernstein’s classic To Kill a Mockingbird (which features a young John Williams playing piano) to kicking the tires of Randy Edelman’s My Cousin Vinny soundtrack and much more.

Apr. 22
At the time of posting for this StayTuned update, we don’t quite know which films of the past 12 months have been honored, but this week, we’ll sample all of the 2021 Oscar nominees for Best Score plus hear Jamie’s pick for who wins the statuette.

Apr. 29
Our monthly feature highlighting newly released film scores and a selection of listener requests. Email yours to MovieMusic@wkar.org.

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