Mike Stoller, 89, the songwriter and producer who, with his producing partner, wrote many of Elvis's biggest songs, poses for a portrait at his home in Los Angeles, CA.
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A still from "We Hold These Truths." Music for the new opera was composed by Tamar-kali, and director dream hampton put that music to film, for the LA Opera's Digital Shorts series.
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Amanda Jones, a singer-songwriter turned film and TV composer, is the first African American woman to earn an Emmy nomination for original television score.
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Rachel Portman was the first woman to win an Academy Award for best original score. Her latest album ask the river is her first not written for a film or stage production.
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