Happy 30th Anniversary Labyrinth!

Today we celebrate the 30th anniversary of Labyrinth! First things first. We must pause to think of two of the biggest driving forces behind the creation of this cult classic who are no longer with us. Jim Henson died in 1990 of pneumonia and David Bowie passed earlier this year of Cancer. There would be no Labyrinth without Jim Henson and I think some of the enduring legacy of the…

"Dance Magic" Tribute From "The Babe With The Power"

Toby Froud was only around 1 years old when he became “The Babe With the Power” in one of the 80s most iconic fantasy movies (and there were many!).  In a scene filled with muppets, madness, and David Bowie, “Dance Magic” is one of the best known scenes and songs from Labyrinth. Well that baby, who was the son of Labyrinth concept artist Brian Froud and puppet sculptor Wendy Froud,…

Legendary Singer and Actor David Bowie Has Died

It’s 11:51 pm right now.  I first heard the news about half an hour ago.  David Bowie has died after an 18 month battle with cancer at 69.  I think time stopped. Twenty six years ago about this exact time my 14 year old self was hiding under blankets in her room in Pittsburgh, PA listening to a “20 Years of David Bowie” special on the radio.  I was hiding…

David Bowie is Adapting "The Man Who Fell to Earth" for Stage

In 1976 an odd little film about an alien who comes to Earth to try and find water for his planet which is suffering from a world destroying drought was released. It was based on the 1963 book of the same title. It marked the first starring role of rock sensation David Bowie. While it didn’t make much noise at the time it has come to be a cult classic….