| Sep 23, 2008
| 10:28 AM
[This Book Review originally ran in the Los Angeles Times on Nov. 11, 2007]
A unified, comprehensive history of 20th century music is the philosopher's stone of modern criticism: How to transmute such vast, maddening complexity into conceptual gold? It's...
| May 6, 2008
Construction cranes hover over Hollywood as the movie industry's historic home undergoes another sweeping -- and sometimes wrenching -- transformation.
More than a dozen multimillion-dollar projects have been announced, launched or just completed that...
| Mar 29, 2010
| 6:48 PM
June Havoc, an actress and former child vaudeville star whose early life with her sister -- future burlesque stripper Gypsy Rose Lee -- and their ambitious stage mother was portrayed in the hit Broadway musical "Gypsy," has died. She was 97.
| Sep 11, 2009
| 8:02 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Larry Gelbart, the award-winning comedy writer best known for developing the landmark TV series " MASH," co-writing the book for the hit Broadway musical "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" and co-writing the classic movie...
| Sep 12, 2009
Larry Gelbart, the award-winning comedy writer best known for developing the landmark TV series "MASH," co-writing the book for the hit Broadway musical "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" and co-writing the classic movie comedy "Tootsie,"...
| May 13, 2010
Doris Eaton Travis, the last of the legendary Ziegfeld Follies chorus girls who wore elaborate costumes for the series of lavish Broadway theatrical productions in the early 1900s, died Tuesday. She was 106.
New York public relations firm Boneau/Bryan-...
| May 26, 2010
| 1:48 PM
A boxer in training races up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and holds his arms aloft in triumph when he reaches the top. And the soundtrack swells with the song "Gonna Fly Now."
The tune is legendary now, but at the time -- 1976 -- it served...
| Mar 6, 2009
Sydney Chaplin, an actor who experienced his greatest success on stage, earning a Tony Award for starring in the late 1950s musical "Bells Are Ringing," died Tuesday. He was 82.
FOR THE RECORD:
Sydney Chaplin obituary: The obituary...
| Apr 24, 2011
| 1:30 AM
Aberdeen Community Theatre will play host to the Troupe America Inc. and Curt Wollan production of Church Basement Ladies: A Second Helping May 4-8 at the Capitol Theatre, 415 S. Main St.
The show is described as a celebration of the church basement...
| Oct 20, 2010
The teenagers who inspired the hit Fox series "Glee" had another winning performance last weekend, bringing two shows to a packed auditorium at Burroughs High School. It was the fifth annual "Burroughs on Broadway" extravaganza, and despite some technical...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 1:30 AM
1910: Entertainer Fanny Brice made her official debut with The Ziegfeld Follies.
1947: Benjamin ''Bugsy'' Siegel was shot dead at the Beverly Hills, Calif., mansion of his girlfriend, Virginia Hill, apparently at the order of mob associates.