| Aug 12, 2013
| 12:04 PM
Midway through an extensive exploration of the songs of Disney’s past, composer Alan Menken needed a breather. Menken, a regular Disney orchestrator since his work on 1989’s “The Little Mermaid,” fanned himself with his song sheets...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 3:04 PM
The recently wrapped D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center proved to be more than a three-day biannual gathering of Disney fans. It was a mind-boggling testament to the pop culture juggernaut that Walter Elias Disney hath wrought.
Thanks to a stable...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 8:20 AM
LOS ANGELES Jason Schwartzman didn't realize until he was cast as songwriter Richard M. Sherman in "Saving Mr. Banks" how familiar he was with his work.
"If you had asked me a week before being cast who the Sherman Brothers are, I'm embarrassed to say...
| Aug 4, 2013
In January, Eli Baker was a sixth-grader in Glastonbury, playing on soccer and lacrosse teams and auditioning for stage, film and television roles.
Two months later, the 11-year-old was filming a NBC television pilot, "Growing Up Fisher," that will be a...
| Jul 21, 2013
Seven weeks after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated"Hello, Dolly!" opened on Broadway and gave America something to sing and cheer about.
The historic musical comedy triumph is something Broadway old-timers still rhapsodize about. The...
| Jul 22, 2013
If you are a fan of all things Disney, the the D23 Expo is the thing for you. The show is a weekend long affair celebrating everything associated with that Magical Kingdom. And now that the Disney Corporation has acquired both Marvel (Spider-Man, The...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 4:46 PM
American Hustle * * *1/2
Un sonado caso de corrupción política destapado por el FBI a fines de los años 70 que reveló un impensable concubinato entre la mafia y algunos políticos, sirve de inspiración al cineasta David O. Russell para armar un sesudo...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 4:30 PM
| Dec 18, 2013
| 5:00 AM
A beloved musical about a magical nanny, an epic about the first astronauts, a silent film with a Native American cast and a sci-fi thriller loosely based on Shakespeare's "The Tempest" are among the 25 motion pictures to join the National Film Registry...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 12:30 PM
| Nov 30, 2008
Mitchell Lurie, a world-renowned clarinetist and clarinet teacher who taught for many years at USC and the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, has died. He was 86.
Lurie, who had been in ill health in recent years, died of pneumonia Monday at his...