| May 14, 2012
| 4:23 AM
From Norman Rockwell and Leonard Bernstein to Baltimore's Cab Calloway, no one does biography like "American Masters" on PBS.
I've been reviewing these superb productions for all of the 26 seasons that "American Masters" has been on the air, and have...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Director Alexander Payne was greeted like a hometown hero Saturday night -- more than 1,500 miles from his native Omaha.
Nearly 300 actors, writers, producers, crew members and students crammed into the Sherry Lansing Theatre on the Paramount Studios...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 6:00 AM
"Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley," in which the former directs a film about the latter, premieres Monday on HBO. It is an homage and a celebration, with something of a high-class homemade feel.
The first black female comic to make it in the...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Let's be honest: Nobody in the theater industry wants to sit through another production of Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie." And for a long time, that included the cast members of the Broadway revival of "Menagerie" that opened to raves Sept. 26....
| Oct 8, 2013
| 6:00 AM
For the last four decades, William Peter Blatty's demonic possession thriller, "The Exorcist," has ranked as the ultimate in scare fare. His 1971 novel sat atop the New York Times bestseller list for more than four months, and director William Friedkin'...
| Sep 5, 2013
How many alternative rock lead singers go on to a successful career in stage magic? The answer is just one: Rob Zabrecky. In the '90s, Zabrecky fronted the Los Angeles band Possum Dixon, which released three albums through Interscope...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Alec Baldwin has played a scheming TV-executive on "30 Rock" and a vicious gangster in the 2003 movie "The Cooler." And now, his newest role: playing himself as an opinionated talk-show host on MSNBC.
The NBCUniversal cable-news outlet said Thursday that...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 1:00 PM
David Frost, the British interviewer and television personality who died suddenly Saturday on board the ocean liner Queen Elizabeth at the age of 74, had no real American equivalent -- he was something of a cross between Barbara Walters and Dick Cavett,...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 10:54 AM
Alfred Hitchcock is getting a huge salute from Turner Classic Movies in September, and it's a marvelous chance to study the enduring Hitchcock brand.
Forty-three of his movies will play on Sundays during the month. The tribute includes silents, classics...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 10:30 AM
If inspired silliness and Internet ubiquity are the controlling factors in this year's Emmy race, then Jimmy Kimmel just might be able to break "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" stranglehold on the gold statue for variety series.
The Matt Damon take-over...
| Aug 18, 2013
In a basement on Barbra Streisand's Malibu compound is a "street" of impeccably designed shop fronts where the actress-singer-director stores and presents her art, acquisitions and memorabilia, creating a kind of pretend mini mall — for a...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 8:10 AM
Sat., Aug. 17, 4 - 8 pm, the grounds of the American Shakespeare Theatre, Elm Street, Stratford.Tickets are $75.
Event includes Javier Colon, beer, food and other live entertainment. With vendors as well. Ticket cost covers food...