| Oct 2, 2013
| 10:50 AM
Carnegie Hall's opening night gala -- an annual highlight of the New York cultural calendar -- has been canceled at the last minute because of a strike by the organization's stagehands.
The Wednesday evening concert was to feature the Philadelphia...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 8:54 AM
So, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft said Vladimir Putin swiped his Super Bowl ring in 2005, charging that the Russian president pocketed the ring after Kraft let him hold it during a visit to that country.
Kraft was being honored at Carnegie...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 2:05 PM
Alec Baldwin is done with more than just “30 Rock.”
Now that the Broadway revival of Lyle Kessler’s “Orphans" is behind him -- as well as the very public squabble with planned co-star Shia LaBeouf, who exited the production...
| May 24, 2013
| 12:33 PM
Steven Soderbergh’s latest film, “Behind the Candelabra,” looks at the relationship between flamboyant pianist Liberace (Michael Douglas) and his much younger lover Scott Thorson (Matt Damon). The film, which is in competition for the...
| May 27, 2013
| 5:00 AM
He was a protégé of Paderewski, the legendary Polish pianist, who said that someday this boy would take his place. But this boy became a parody. Poor Liberace.
He may have cried, as he liked to quip, all the way to the bank, but he is poor Liberace if...
| May 15, 2013
| 7:26 PM
At ABC’s upfront presentation Tuesday in New York City, Jimmy Kimmel slammed the perennial first-place finisher CBS as a bunch of “smug” jerks (though he opted for a more a colorful epithet that isn’t fit to be repeated here)....
| May 17, 2013
| 6:00 AM
If viewers are losing interest in broadcast TV, what can lure them back? Executives hope they have an answer: stars.
Lifting the curtain on their 2013-14 schedules at the "upfronts" in New York this week, the networks behaved like smartphone-...
| Nov 18, 2012
Richard Robbins, the composer who created memorable scores for such films as "A Room With a View," "Howards End" and "The Remains of the Day" during a quarter-century collaboration with director James Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant, has died. He was...
| May 10, 2012
| 4:18 PM
Mort Lindsey, a conductor, arranger and composer best known as the music director for Judy Garland in the 1960s and for his more than two decades as music director for "The Merv Griffin Show," has died. He was 89.
Lindsey, who was in declining health...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 9:46 PM
George Beverly Shea, a gospel singer and songwriter who was a featured part of the Billy Graham crusades for more than 50 years, died Tuesday. He was 104.
Shea, who received a lifetime achievement award at the 2011 Grammy Awards, died in Asheville, N.C....
| Jan 3, 2013
Patti Page, the Oklahoma-born pop singer whose gossamer voice on "The Tennessee Waltz," "The Doggie in the Window" and other 1950s hits offered a soothing counterpart to the revolutionary new sound of rock 'n' roll, died New Year's Day in Encinitas,...