| Aug 9, 2012
| 2:48 PM
Grown weary of Christmas traditions?
Well, far from traditional, "Wanzie's Glittering Star-Studded A Christmas Carol," may be just the thing to spike your eggnog. The conceit of Michael Wanzie's comic adaptation of Charles Dickens' tale is that an all-...
| Sep 30, 2010
| 11:55 AM
Michael Feinstein is on a mission, and we should thank him.
He's saving a vital part of America -- our music. His work, divided between performing familiar favorites and collecting music, is woven into a three-part documentary, PBS' "Michael Feinstein'...
| May 14, 2012
| 2:46 PM
Michael Wanzie and Douglas White have assembled a powerhouse group of local entertainers to impersonate famous folks in “Celebrity Squares,” a Fringe show fashioned after the TV classic “Hollywood Squares.” It’s exciting...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 9:35 AM
| Aug 4, 2011
| 12:38 PM
Background: Runyon's owner Jack O'Connell was an early pioneer of the restaurant scene in west Broward, opening his restaurant nearly 27 years ago at a time when Sample Road was still two-lanes. Since then, the restaurant has hosted numerous celebrities,...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 5:31 AM
Raised in a boisterous Connecticut household with six siblings by her Algonquin father and a French mother, Countess LuAnn knows firsthand that class is a state of mind, not a birthright. Having been instilled with a strong sense of values and...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 11:30 AM
The first thing you notice in a phone interview with Liza Minnelli is how much she sounds like Liza Minnelli.
A living legend since her teen years, Liza is often parodied — the grin, the squeals, the flowing gowns and grandiose arm gestures. Just...
| 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...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 9:48 PM
Narrator: Now the story of a wealthy family who lost everything and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together. It's 'Arrested Development.'
And with that, the world was introduced to "Arrested Development," a network comedy that flopped...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 8:26 AM
The word "legend" is as overused in the entertainment world as "diva" and "superstar."
But in Liza Minnelli's case, it really is apt. Not only does the songstress have four Tony Awards, two Golden Globes, an Emmy and a special "Legends" Grammy, but she...
| May 29, 2011
In "The Jackie Look," the last of eight monologues that make up her new book "The Reality Shows" (Feminist Press: 256 pp., $17.95 paper), Karen Finley offers a statement that suggests her point of view. "Life," she writes, "is more important than art /...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 7:19 AM
The program for "Art of Murder," the first production from Thriller Theater, is pocket-sized. The cast biographies are written in teeny-tiny type — but patrons are given a mini-magnifying glass to study the page a la Sherlock Holmes as if it were...