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    Tue, 27 Sep 2011 17:09:30

    Sir Paul McCartney's Ballet Panned By Critics - It's been dubbed "bland" and "forgettable"

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    • Paul McCartney - LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 22: Creative Director at SLS Las Vegas, Philippe Starck (L) and Founder of Kravitz Design, Lenny Kravitz begin singing Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney's, 'Ebony and Ivory' onstage during Visionary Partners Sam Nazarian, Philippe Starck, Jose Andres and Lenny Kravitz Unveil SLS Las Vegas on August 22, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
    • Paul McCartney - LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 22: Creative Director at SLS Las Vegas, Philippe Starck (L) and Founder of Kravitz Design, Lenny Kravitz begin singing Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney's, 'Ebony and Ivory' onstage during Visionary Partners Sam Nazarian, Philippe Starck, Jose Andres and Lenny Kravitz Unveil SLS Las Vegas on August 22, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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    Sir Paul McCartney is one of the world's greatest living songwriters, but he has failed to impress critics with the premiere of his first ever ballet, with reviewers describing the show as "forgettable" and "bland."

    The Beatles legend has ventured into the world of ballet by writing the score for Ocean's Kingdom for the New York City Ballet. It's the ballet and the score that are being labeled a dull.

    New York Times called McCartney's score "never less than agreeable" but "in no way an important addition to the corpus of ballet music," saying that Ocean's Kingdom "isn't offensive: it's just harmless, forgettable, bland, thin and occasionally incompetent."

    A Los Angeles Times reviewer branded McCartney's score a "competent Hollywood soundtrack to fairy-tale themed films."

    Are you going to see Ocean's Kingdom?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    09.27.11



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