| Aug 31, 2011
| 5:22 PM
Iridescent peacock feathers decorated each table last Saturday night at the Pasadena Pops concert, “Marvin Does Movies.” Of course this was a clever way to tell the audience that next year the Pops will be presenting its concerts at the Los...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 1:47 PM
LaShawn Merritt calls it "'my Virginia Shuffle.''
Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly would have loved it.
It was the quick sidestep that freed him from a major traffic jam and gave him the daylight to barrel down the homestretch and give Team USA a dramatic 2:...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 12:47 PM
David Arquette of "Dancing With the Stars"
Q: What were the factors involved in your agreeing to do the new season of "Dancing With the Stars"?
A: I like to have fun. I like to entertain people, and this show is huge on entertainment. I think that's why...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 12:22 PM
Riffing off the Stones’ “Sympathy for the Devil,” please allow me to introduce future ACC members Syracuse and Pittsburgh.
When the Orange and Panthers begin competition in their new conference home hinges on negotiations with the Big...
| Dec 30, 2010
| 9:15 AM
Those who high-kick across the kitchen when only goldfish are watching, those who tap because the surface below their feet has the right reverb and those who turn simply for the joy of spinning embody the CBS show "Live to Dance."
The Tuesday, Jan. 4,...
| Jan 2, 2011
| 7:45 AM
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio -- A sheriff's deputy investigating a report of gunfire at a trailer park was shot dead Saturday, and the shooting suspect was killed after a gun battle with police, authorities said. A police officer was wounded.
Deputy Suzanne Hopper,...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 9:42 PM
On Sunday, Hollywood celebrates itself and honors its own. All eyes (or most of them anyway) will be on the presentations of the Academy Awards.
But do the Oscars always end up in the right hands? Opinions abound on this topic, and what follows is only...
| May 10, 2012
| 3:55 AM
Last Sunday's screening at New Haven's Lyric Hall of the documentary "Broads,"that features salty, outspoken interviews with actresses of a certain age remind me of some of my own favorite interviews of like-minded dames.
I'll post a series of these...
| May 4, 2012
| 2:02 PM
Olivia Newton-John’s appeal seems to be timeless. With a career spanning more than four decades she is still a vibrant, creative individual that is adored by fans across the world. Born in Cambridge, England in 1948, the youngest child of...
| May 17, 2012
"Gotta dance!" is what Gene Kelly insists in "Singin' in the Rain," and the driven young people featured in the irresistible "First Position" would enthusiastically agree.
As directed by Bess Kargman, "First Position" is in part the latest wrinkle in a...
| Dec 22, 2011
***1/2 (out of four)
At one point in the joyous French silent film “The Artist,” former American silent movie star George Valentin (Cannes best actor winner Jean Dujardin) receives a compliment that kills him: “My father is a big fan.&...
| Oct 2, 2009
Roller skating movies seemed like a passing fad of the disco era with the release of such camp classics as "Xanadu," "Roller Boogie" and "Skatetown U.S.A." But that would be skating over the truth -- movies featuring roller skating have a rich heritage...