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#1 2018-04-28 05:55:05

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With eight Oscars Men's Air Max 90 Woven Triple Black Australia Restock , 11 Grammys and a Tony vying for space on his mantelpiece, Alan Menken's bill for dry-cleaning tuxedos might well match the box office of most Off-Broadway openings.

The legendary US composer has picked up more than 100 nominations at major awards ceremonies in an illustrious five-decade career that has produced some of Disney's best-loved animated movies.

With this year's awards season about to hit full stride, the 67-year-old New Yorker could now join exalted company as a member of the select "EGOT" club - winners of the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.

"Awards are a wonderful barometer of how much your career is appreciated by your peers. But if I don't win Air Max 97 OG Undefeated Sail Speed Red White Australia Outlet , I'll live," he told AFP.

"Ever since I got the Oscars, the Grammys and the Tony, that whisper in my ear from people kept coming: 'EGOT, EGOT Sale Men's Air Max 97 Ultra All Black Triple Black Australia , EGOT!' It's like a monkey on my back."

Only 12 entertainers in history have joined the EGOT club, including such luminaries as John Gielgud, Audrey Hepburn and - among those still alive - Whoopi Goldberg and Mel Brooks.

Menken gets to be the 13th if "A New Season," his song from musical comedy Galavant, wins for outstanding original music and lyrics in September's Emmy Awards for television.

Menken hopes the ditty- with its rhyming couplet "We're gonna have to kill ya if you sing the freakin' songIt didn't win an Emmy Air Max 97 Summit White Australia Clearance , now it's time to move along" - might tickle the Television Academy.


Born in Manhattan to aspiring actress Judy Menken and her boogie-woogie piano-playing dentist husband Norman, the aspiring maestro grew up watching Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals like Oklahoma and Carousel.

After graduating from NYU in musicology, he formed a writing partnership with Howard Ashman on Little Shop of Horrors (1982), which went on to become the highest grossing Off-Broadway show ever.

The pair were hired by Disney to write The Little Mermaid in 1989 and since then Menken has scored many of the studio's biggest hits, including Beauty and the Beast Men's Air Max 2018.5 All Black Australia Sale , Aladdin and Pocahontas.

Two years ago, he was approached by the team behind Sausage Party, the first R-rated computer-animated feature in history, to lend his songwriting chops to a project that would be Disney for adults.

The movie has been a huge critical and commercial hit but is something of a departure for Menken, who was not used to penning lyrics liberally sprinkled with four-letter words.

Sausage Party might look like children's fare Buy Air Presto SE Woven Black Australia , but no Pixar movie ever sent up the world's major religions or featured a drawn-out orgy scene involving animated groceries.

"The music is the straight man in this. Even before I was involved, the directors were attempting a score with very epic, traditional Hollywood music," Menken said.

The composer said writing-producing team Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen, who also stars Mens Air Presto Flyknit Ultra High White Australia Outlet , imagined it would be "a hoot" to have a Disney grandee providing the music for a parody of the studio's output.

'Politics is hideous'

"They didn't have a lot of experience with working the way I work on songs, and I think for them it was more a matter of 'we'll know what we like when we hear it,'" Menken said.

A raucous comedy that deals intelligently with adult preoccupations like religion, sex and death, Sausage Party tells the story of a frankfurter leading a group of groceries on a quest to discover what really happens when they are chosen to leave the supermarket.

Menken admitted to being naive about the movie's themes Womens Air Presto White Australia Clearance , at least until his two grown-up daughters explained that the title might be a euphemism for group sex.

"I didn't have a clue, I said 'What are you talking about?'" he recalled.

Next up in December is a Broadway adaptation of Chazz Palminteri's autobiographical play A Bronx Tale, co-directed by Robert De Niro, who made and starred in the 1993 film version.

After that, Menken is signed up to work with musical theater's man-of-the-hour Lin Manuel Miranda on a live-action version of The Little Mermaid.

With a movie under his belt that tackles religion Cheap Womens Air Presto Black Australia , Menken is adamant that he has no intention of extending his scope to include political musicals, however.

"Right now, politics is about as distasteful to me as you could possibly imagine. And I think most people feel the same," he said.

"It's hideous the tone of this campaign in America... I'm not saying that the world hasn't always been an ugly, chaotic place but no - I think I'll stick to songwriting."

Los Angeles, March 27 (Xinhua) -- The Buss family asked a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge to issue an order ensuring that Jeanie Buss will become the controlling owner of the Los Angeles Lakers and retain her seat on the organization's board of directors as long as the team is owned by the Buss family.

"The month-long fight between Jeanie Buss and her brothers, Jim and Johnny, to control the Lakers is over," the Los Angeles Times reported.

After the Lakers' former owner Jerry Buss died in 2013, his daughter Jeanie Buss took over as franchise president, while his son Jim Buss was president of basketball operations. Meanwhile, all six Buss siblings inherited an equal share of their father's 66% stake in the team.

The family battle over control of the team started when Jeanie Buss fired Jim Buss and replaced him with Magic Johnson on February 21.

"Jim and Johnny Buss responded their sister's decisions by calling a shareholders meeting...with the intent of removing Jeanie from her role as the controlling owner," according to ESPN.

The Los Angeles Times reported last Friday that Jeanie went to Los Angeles County Superior Court "with a thick stack of documents...(seeking) a restraining order against her brothers Jim and Johnny," in order to prevent them from ousting her as the team's president and controlling stakeholder.



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