| Apr 20, 2008
MOST people think of the accordion, if they think of it at all, as a social instrument, wheezing out polkas and folk tunes. The sound of it brings to mind French cafes, Mexican plazas, German beer gardens, Argentine nightclubs. Nick Ariondo, perhaps the...
| Jan 25, 2009
Leslie Uggams and Lena Horne have crossed paths only a few times. But Uggams feels that the force and power of the iconic singer have always been a part of her.
"Lena was a goddess in my house -- my mother played her records all the time, and I was...
| May 1, 2008
The UCLA Film & Television Archive is no small place. The Library of Congress aside, it's the biggest collection in the country, with film holdings alone numbering a staggering 85,000 titles. Wouldn't you like to take a peek at the rarities hidden in...
| Jun 10, 2008
NEW YORK -- "Finally my mother can see something I've done," said opera singer Nathan Gunn, "that she actually likes."
The 37-year-old baritone was speaking of tonight's concert version of the pioneering musical "Show Boat," the centerpiece of a season-...
| Jun 13, 2008
Though the late Shel Silverstein is best remembered as an author of wryly subversive children's poetry, his 40-year career spanned a dizzying array of artistic media: songwriter-musician, cartoonist, screenwriter and playwright. His work in that latter...
| Aug 5, 2011
In spite of a few shiny awards for his mantel — three Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmys, a Tony and a little prize named for some guy called Pulitzer — there's still plenty of ham in Marvin Hamlisch, who takes the stage at Pasadena Pops on...
| May 14, 2012
| 6:30 AM
Dan Stevens, who plays Matthew Crawley in the transatlantic hit television drama "Downton Abbey," will make his Broadway debut later this year in a revival of "The Heiress," starring Jessica Chastain. Stevens will play the role of Morris Townsend, a...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 7:55 AM
"Downton Abbey" is set to get a visit from a famous opera singer in its new season. Kiri Te Kanawa, the renowned soprano from New Zealand, is scheduled to appear on the popular British period soap opera, shown in the U.S. on PBS.