The Decadent Ball Returns as Labyrinth of Jareth Celebrates 19 Years

One of the most memorable moments of Labyrinth, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, has to be the moment Sarah eats the poisoned peach that Jareth has given Hoggle and it transports her into the hallucinogenic fantasy that truly was any 16 year old’s dream.  Glitter, crystals, ribbons and men and women in fancy dress dance and whirl around the room in a dizzying spectacle. With so much to…

Nichelle Nichols Releases Single For 47th Anniversary of Apollo 11

Nichelle Nichols was a singer long before she was known as the Chief Communications Officer of the Starship Enterprise.  She toured the United States, Canada and Europe as a singer with the Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton bands, and appeared in numerous stage musicals including Carmen Jones and Porgy and Bess. She has released 2 albums previously, one during the initial run of Star Trek titled Down to Earth, and…

"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…

Music Video for "Attack on Titan" Spin off Mini-Series by Waggaki Band

I think Waggaki Band has officially become my new favorite group!  And it’s all because I was introduced to them through one of my new favorite anime – Attack on Titan.  Although technically this music video is for the live action mini-series spin-off of the anime (while we are (Im)patiently waiting for season 2). Hangeki no Yaiba fetures them in a crumbling church wielding weapons and with their the 3…

The Harp Twins at LepreCon 41

When one thinks of the harp, the stereotypical image might be of a stuffy concert hall with uncomfortable seats or an Old Masters painting of an apple-cheeked cherub. Yeah; not here, folks. The stage at Phoenix’s niche sci-fi/fantasy convention LepreCon introduced a crowd of nerds and geeks to a different kind of harp artistry: The Harp Twins, Camille and Kennerly Kitt. It seemed intriguing to have harpers perform at a…

James Horner, film composer for "Avatar", "Star Trek", "Titanic" Dies in Plane Crash

James Horner, the man who wrote the music to many of the world’s most well known soundtracks ( His IMDB lists credits for “Composer” 124 times and “Music Department” 168 times), died in a plane crash this morning 60 miles North of Santa Barbara. From his start composing for Roger Corman (Battle Beyond the Stars, The Lady in Red) to James Cameron’s “Titanic” and “Avatar”, even the music for Michael…

Dick Van Dyke Charms us Anew in Dust Bowl Revival Video

There’s something simply magical about watching Dick Van Dyke dance in his own uniquely comedic way. So, this new video by The Dust Bowl Revival “Never Had To Go” featuring the 90 year old comedian trying to charm his wife into dancing with him is pure Dick Van Dyke at his best.  He’s lost none of his energy and joy and I can’t imagine anyone watching this without a smile…