| Jul 1, 2008
As Southern California's inaugural Festival of New American Musicals winds to a close, some observers and participants are raising this question: How, exactly, does this festival define the word "new"?
The wide-ranging event -- which began May 1 and...
| Jul 6, 2008
THESE days, the actress formerly known as Rhoda sports personas vastly different from the straight-talking New Yorker she created for television's classic sitcom "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and its spinoff, "Rhoda." Three decades later, Valerie Harper...
| Jul 12, 2008
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Actors Josh Brolin and Jeffrey Wright, along with members of a crew filming an Oliver Stone movie, were arrested during a bar fight Saturday morning, police said.
Shreveport police Sgt. Willie Lewis said Brolin, Wright and five others were arrested...
| Dec 1, 2007
NEW YORK -- For now, everything on Broadway is coming up roses. After a paralyzing 19-day strike that shut down 26 shows, long lines at the box offices this weekend have finally replaced picket lines. The Rialto is buzzing again, just in time for the...
| Dec 29, 2007
Among the major notables who passed from the scene this year, three of the most famous -- two masters of cinema and a genius of football -- died on the same day: July 30.
Two others -- a historic Russian leader and a U.S. chronicler of war -- left us...
| Jan 19, 2008
Georgia Frontiere, a former entertainer and socialite who inherited the Los Angeles Rams pro football team and then infuriated many Southern Californians when she moved the club to Anaheim in 1980 and then to St. Louis in 1995, died Friday. She was 80....
| Oct 7, 2010
Congresswoman resigned amid allegations
Former five-term U.S. Rep. Karen McCarthy (D-Mo.), 63, who resigned amid allegations that she misused her staff and campaign funds for personal gain, died Tuesday at a nursing home in northeast...
| May 10, 2010
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"Stormy Weather" was Lena Horne's signature song as well as a chillingly apt metaphor for her career. Long celebrated for her striking beauty and silky voice, she overcame profound racism on her way to becoming one of the best-known African American...
| Feb 4, 2012
A New York native of Sicilian heritage, Ben Gazzara was a strongly masculine, subtly menacing screen presence with a gravelly voice that one writer described as "saloon-cured" and another said could strip paint at 50 paces.
The veteran actor, who died...
| May 6, 2011
Arthur Laurents, a Tony Award-winning playwright and director who wrote the books for the classic Broadway musicals "West Side Story" and "Gypsy" and later wrote the hit movies "The Way We Were" and "The Turning Point," died Thursday. He was believed to...
| Sep 30, 2010
Arthur Penn, the three-time Oscar-nominated director best known for "Bonnie and Clyde," the landmark 1967 film that stirred critical passions over its graphic violence and became a harbinger of a new era of American filmmaking, died Tuesday. He was 88....