Did I hear a moog synthesizer in there somewhere?
Behind the Candelabra
HBO has agreed to film Behind the Candelabra to air on its network. Michael Douglas is to star as Liberace, with Matt Damon playing Scott Thorson, in a story centered on a relationship the two shared and its aftermath. Filming is scheduled for Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Palm Springs during the summer of 2012. The production is to be directed by Steven Soderbergh with screenplay by Richard LaGravenese based on Thorson's book Behind the Candelabra: My Life With Liberace. The score will be by Marvin Hamlisch.
In a career that spanned four decades of concerts, recordings, motion pictures, television and endorsements, Liberace became world-renowned. During the 1950s–1970s he was the highest-paid entertainer in the world and embraced a lifestyle of flamboyant excess both on and off the stage.
Quartetto Gelato is a Canadian new classical quartet currently composed of Peter DeSotto, Liza McLellan, Alexander Sevastian and Colin Maier, and based in Toronto, Ontario. The group was originally formed in 1989 with founding members Cynthia Steljes, Peter DeSotto, George Meanwell, and Claudio Vena, Quartetto Gelato quickly established themselves on the emerging "new classical" scene early in their career by winning the title of NPR Performance Today's Debut Artist of the Year in 1996. in 2010, they received the distinction as "Best Classical Group" at the 10th annual Independent Music Awards during Canadian Music Week.
The quartet's CDs have literally been heard around the world - Canadian astronaut Dr. Robert Thirsk took their first two CDs with him during his NASA flight on board the space shuttle Columbia. Despite having changed members frequently throughout the years, the Juno and Gemini nominated Quartetto Gelato persists with repeat sold-out performances throughout the globe.