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  • Tina Fey feted by Kennedy Center with Mark Twain Prize

     
    Mark Twain once said, "It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not to deserve them." He need not worry about the worthiness of the recipients of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. From the first winner, Richard Pryor,...
  • Beatles tribute show 'Rain' to open on Broadway

     
    The Fab Four are heading back to Broadway. "Rain," a tribute show to the Beatles, is set to open at the Neil Simon Theatre on Oct. 26 for an 11-week run. The show has toured the country in recent years,......
  • Mike Nichols -- at home in Hollywood and in the theater

     
    Director Mike Nichols, who will receive the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award on Thursday, also has enjoyed a rich life in the theater. In a conversation with our colleague, Susan King, the 78-year-old Oscar winner traces the start of......
  • Monster Mash: Altamira caves to reopen despite warnings; Warhol portrait of Elizabeth Taylor for sale

     
    Underground art: Spain's Caves of Altamira -- known as the "Sistine Chapel of Paleolithic art" -- will reopen to the public after eight years despite warnings that heat and moisture from visitors could damage the precious bison paintings. (Associated...
  • Classic Hollywood: Joel Grey looks back — and forward — at his career

    Classic Hollywood: Joel Grey looks back — and forward — at his career
    There was a time in 1965 when Joel Grey thought he would throw in the towel on show business. He wanted to be Laurence Olivier but instead he was doing a dreadful musical in Jones Beach, Long Island, called " Mardi Gras" with the June Taylor Dancers. "It...
  • Queen Elizabeth liner caters to formal cruisers

    Queen Elizabeth liner caters to formal cruisers
    Let the other ships have their rock climbing walls and their water slides, their come as-you-are and do-as-you-please ambience. On the new Queen Elizabeth, it's lawn bowling and croquet, formal nights and afternoon teas, assigned seating and fixed...
  • Get Lit Players bring poetry's emotions to other L.A. teenagers

    Get Lit Players bring poetry's emotions to other L.A. teenagers
    For as long as he can remember, Dario Serrano's life was all screeching tires and echoing gunshots, babies' cries and barking dogs, a symphony, as he puts it, of "hood rats and gangsters," of "vatos vatos and payasos" -- dudes and numskulls, loosely...
  • Dom DeLuise dies at 75; actor was a 'naturally funny man'

    Dom DeLuise dies at 75; actor was a 'naturally funny man'
    Dom DeLuise, the mirthful, moon-faced comic actor who provided frequent comedic support in television variety shows of the 1960s and '70s and in movies starring Mel Brooks and Burt Reynolds, has died. He was 75. DeLuise died Monday evening at St. John'...
  • PASSINGS

    Marilyn Cooper Broadway star won a Tony Award Marilyn Cooper, 74, a Broadway actress best known for her Tony-winning performance in the musical "Woman of the Year," died Wednesday after a long illness at the Actors Fund Home in Englewood, N.J., said...
  • Lou Jacobi dies at 95; character actor

    Lou Jacobi dies at 95; character actor
    Lou Jacobi, an actor who was known for comic roles and won praise in dramatic ones over a long career in the theater and movies, including Woody Allen's "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex" and Barry Levinson's “Avalon,” has died....
  • Craig Noel dies at 94; founding director of San Diego's renowned Old Globe

    Craig Noel dies at 94; founding director of San Diego's renowned Old Globe
    Craig Noel, the founding director of San Diego's Old Globe who established a vital regional community theater that eventually became a Tony Award-winning font of dramatic productions bound for Broadway, has died. He was 94. Noel, who began his career...