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  1. Boyang Jin from China, currently in 4th place in the men's event, will be skating to music from Star Wars in his long program tonight. The program starts out with Mars from The Planets and then goes into the Star Wars selections. Here's a video of his winning performance from another competition: In the Ladies Event, Satoko Miyahara from Japan will be skating to Memoirs of a Geisha for her short program:
  2. I'm sure you realize there's a 99% chance that Brian Tyler will be at the John Williams concert, so you may be lucky/unlucky enough to run into him anyways. Unfortunately I won't be able to attend the JW concert. Good luck getting tickets everyone!
  3. An Evening with John Williams in Concert London Symphony Orchestra Conductor: John Williams Friday 26 October, Auditorium 7:30pm £21-£90 Source
  4. Happy 86th Birthday, Maestro Williams!

    Happy Birthday, Maestro! With the Olympics starting soon, today I will be listening to the fanfares:Olympic Fanfare and Theme 1984 (Los Angeles)Olympic Spirit 1988 (Seoul)Summon the Heroes 1996 (Atlanta)Call of the Champions 2002 (Salt Lake City)This piece is not by John Williams, but it's not the Olympics without remembering the torch theme by Angelo Badalamenti from the 1992 Barcelona Olympics:The Flaming Arrow
  5. The Annie Award is an American award for accomplishments in animation and this year's winners were announced yesterday. Link
  6. John Williams is going to be 86 in a few days. At the time the concerts were announced, I'm sure JW thought he could physically conduct the entire concerts. Over the past year, he's cut back on conducting complete concerts because he can't physically do it anymore without damaging his health. Speaking only for myself, I'd rather have him healthy and composing music for a few more years than wearing himself out conducting complete concerts.
  7. The link is now live: Love the end credit music! Edited to add Yahoo video: Kobe Bryant: The Making of Dear Basketball Kobe describes working with John Williams on the score.
  8. John Williams has added Indianapolis to his 2018 conducting tour. Link
  9. Also announced today ... Dear Basketball has been nominated for an Annie Award in the Best Animated Short Subject category. Link
  10. The John Williams 2018 conducting tour continues in Baltimore: An Evening with John Williams Plus, for a small additional charge of $500, a limited number of tickets are available for a VIP post-concert Dessert & Champagne Reception with John Williams and Marin Alsop.
  11. According to this Seattle Times article, Spielberg's appearance was a surprise to many of those working at the Symphony as well as to the audience: I'm looking forward to reading first hand accounts from JWFans who were in the room where it happened. ETA: Review of the concert by Jeff Eldridge