The Columbia Chronicle

Gaga ditches the gimmicks on ‘Cheek to Cheek’

By Managing Editor

September 29, 2014

On Sept. 23, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett released Cheek to Cheek, an 11-track jazz standards album that offers a glimpse at Gaga minus the gimmicks. Gaga and Bennett’s relationship extends back to 2011, when Bennett asked Gaga to sing a duet with him on a rendition of “The Lady is a Tramp,” for his album Duets II. He had heard the pop star perform Nat King Cole’s “Orange Colored Sky” and was impressed, accordi...

‘Pompeii’ overflows with cliches


By Stephen Hall

March 3, 2014

Even impressive explosions and wanton destruction cannot help some movies escape mediocrity. The new action-adventure film “Pompeii” by director Paul W.S. Anderson (“Resident Evil,” “Death Ra...

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