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Video: Meet Jimmy Van Heusen, the composer more swingin' than Sinatra

For Sinatra fans, the upcoming PBS documentary Jimmy Van Heusen: Swingin’ with Frank and Bing premiering in August (check local listings) will sound like a must-see. It goes inside composer Jimmy Van Heusen’s professional collaboration with Ol’ Blue Eyes—Frank recorded more than 80 of Van Heusen’s songs, including the Oscar-winning “All the Way,” “High Hopes,” and “Call Me Irresponsible,” as well as the Emmy-winning “Love & Marriage”—as well as their friendship, which started in Tin Pan Alley and ended with Van Heusen being buried in the Sinatra family plot.

As our sneak peek below testifies, Sinatra modeled his swingin’ bachelor lifestyle after Van Heusen, a WWII test pilot who was known to take Sinatra on flights in his own planes (like to see Van Heusen’s home in Palm Springs, where Sinatra then built one, too). Watch it below for choice anecdotes from Shirley MacLaine and Angie Dickinson and a great appreciation of the Van Heusen hit “Come Fly With Me.” READ FULL STORY

Nine Inch Nails plays 'Austin City Limits' this weekend -- VIDEO

Today in Things We Never Thought We’d Say 20 Years Ago, Nine Inch Nails is performing on PBS. The antithesis of Downton Abbey, the industrial rockers are making a rare television appearance in an hour-long concert for the music series Austin City Limits. The episode premieres this weekend (check local listings), but here’s a preview of what to expect from Trent Reznor and co. as they play “Sanctified”… READ FULL STORY

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