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ASCAP Film Composers Shine at Hollywood Gala

Pictured (l-r) at the Pasadena POPS' "Hooray for Hollywood" concert: ASCAP's Mike Todd, Kevin Earley, ASCAP composer and Board member Bruce Broughton, Shelea Frazier, Alan Bergman, ASCAP's John Titta, Michael Giacchino, ASCAP President Paul Williams Photo by Jeffrey Mayer
Pictured (l-r) at the Pasadena POPS’ “Hooray for Hollywood” concert: ASCAP’s Mike Todd, Kevin Earley, ASCAP composer and Board member Bruce Broughton, Shelea Frazier, Alan Bergman, ASCAP’s John Titta, Michael Giacchino, ASCAP President Paul Williams
Photo by Jeffrey Mayer

A who’s who of film music stars came out to play with ascap member Michael Feinstein at the Pasadena POPS’ “Hooray for Hollywood” concert, presented in partnership with ascap at the LA Arboretum on August 16th, 2014. Four of ASCAP’s top film composers and lyricists performed or conducted their hit music with the POPS: Alan Bergman (“Windmills of Your Mind,” co-written with Marilyn Bergman and Michel Legrand, 1968 Oscar winner from The Thomas Crown Affair), Michael Giacchino (music from Up, winner of the 2010 Oscar for best original score), Bruce Broughton (music from Silverado, 1986 Oscar nominee for best original score) and ascap President Paul Williams (“Evergreen,” co-written with Barbra Streisand, 1976 Oscar winner from A Star Is Born).

Powerhouse vocalists Maureen McGovern, Debby Boone, Shelea Frazier and Kevin Earley made guest appearances, singing iconic songs like “The Way You Look Tonight,” “The Sound of Music,” “The Man That Got Away,” “Stormy Weather,” “Blues in the Night,” “You Light Up My Life” and “On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe,” plus beloved music from Mary Poppins, The Magnificent Seven, Funny Girl and a symphonic arrangement of Pharrell Williams’s 2014 Oscar-nominated song “Happy” from Despicable Me 2, created especially for the Pasadena POPS.

The “Hooray for Hollywood” concert was part of ASCAP’s ongoing, year-long 100th birthday celebration.

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