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'The Artist' Gives Us 'Vertigo'

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

This weekend at the Oscars, “The Artist” will vie for best original score. But a key scene in the film includes an excerpt from the Hitchcock classic, "Vertigo" – and not everyone was happy about it. Today: the story behind the scoring controversy. Plus, a live performance from violinist Jenny Scheinman and her quartet. And, our weekly Pick Three feature.

'The Artist': Feeling the 'Vertigo'

A key scene in the Oscar-nominated film “The Artist” recycles a famous piece of film music. The Wall Street Journal’s Jim Fusilli joins us to discuss the controversy over the use of Bernard Hermann’s score from an Alfred Hitchcock classic.

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Pick Three: Jim Fusilli

The Wall Street Journal's Jim Fusilli joins us with three must-hear new releases for our weekly Pick Three feature.


Jenny Scheinman: In Studio

New York City violinist Jenny Scheinman has been making lots of mischief and mayhem lately. That’s the name of her latest project – a jazz-fusion quartet with bassist Todd Sickafoose, drummer Jim Black, and Wilco guitarist Nels Cline. The group's self-titled debut album comes out in a few weeks - and today, we get to hear a live performance preview.

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Gig Alert: Frankie Rose

Brooklyn indie rock singer Frankie Rose celebrates her new album Interstellar at the Knitting Factory on Tuesday night. Download her New Wave-styled single "Know Me."