| Jun 6, 2013
| 2:30 PM
You'd think the past can't surprise you, but traveling through the past 40 years of lead actress Emmys yields one "Did this really happen?" moment after another.
It can't be only me, for example, taken aback that NBC's The Golden Girls won three...
| May 30, 2012
| 4:45 PM
"Hatfields& McCoys" offers its third and final installment at 9 on History. It's the most haunting portion of this high-rated miniseries, and Mare Winningham is first-rate. But I found the three-part mini too long and punishing. Don't hold grudges,...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 4:41 PM
What to watch this weekend? Well, you have a lot of choices: “The Walking Dead” delivers another wrenching episode that will clean up in the ratings at 9 p.m. Sunday on AMC. This installment presents a devastating reunion and introduces a...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 11:09 AM
Ed Asner surveyed the building and grounds of what used to be the American Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford Tuesday morning.
It’s turf the seven-time Emmy Award winner (“The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “Lou Grant,” “...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 10:40 PM
A massive manhunt for a missing FBI agent, the surprise departure of the city's chief executive, a National Teacher of the Year, tragic suicide and long-sought closure for the family of a murdered Burbank police officer.
The year 2012 was full of...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 5:00 AM
A massive manhunt for a missing FBI agent, the surprise departure of the city’s chief executive, a National Teacher of the Year, tragic suicide and long-sought closure for the family of a murdered Burbank police officer.
The year 2012 was full of...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 9:00 AM
Television, film and stage actor Ed Asner (TV's "The Mary Tyler Moore Show") will talk about his life and career in "A Conversation with Ed Asner" on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Scottish Rite Theatre (formerly the Stratford Movie Theater), 2422...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 7:02 AM
“The Morini Strad,” the surprise hit playing at the Colony Theatre in Burbank, has generated enough revenue for the cash-strapped venue to produce the next play of its season, the thriller “I’ll Be Back Before Midnight,”...
| Dec 9, 2012
| 9:58 AM
Actress Mariette Hartley has been through drama before, with decades of experience in film, television and on local stages, beginning with a Los Angeles production of “A Midsummer Night's Dream” with Bert Lahr. But she experienced suspense...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 5:12 PM
This letter is to praise Burbank’s Colony Theatre production of “The Morini Strad.” Willy Holtzman’s play about Erica Morini, a Viennese violin diva who made her debut at the age of 12, focuses on Morini’s final days as she...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 10:15 AM
On Sunday afternoon we witnessed one of the finest live theater performances we have ever seen; Mariette Hartley starring in “The Morini Strad” at the Colony Theatre. She received a prolonged standing ovation from a very emotional audience....
| Apr 6, 2012
| 11:15 PM
Playwright Anne Commire wrote about subjects certain to make her audience squirm, repeatedly confronting what she called "the breaking points of women."
"The idea of someone who's continuously being pushed to the edge is what fascinates me," she once...