| May 13, 2014
| 10:54 AM
Dressed in skinny jeans, flats, a white shirt and still wearing her stage makeup, the petite Ashley Blair Fitzgerald sits cross-legged in a small conference room after her matinee performance in "Smokey Joe's Cafe" at Arena Stage in Washington.
| Apr 28, 2014
| 12:33 PM
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| Aug 16, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Elvis Presley, who died on this date in 1977 at age 42, starred in 31 scripted motion pictures beginning with 1956's "Love Me Tender" and ending with a thud with 1969's "Change of Habit."
Because so many of his later films were so bad, including such...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Heidi Klum is statuesque, but she isn't one to stand still for long. The supermodel and television producer sold her gated Brentwood estate for $24 million in an all-cash deal that closed in 29 days.
The Italian-style mansion was built in 1999, more...
| Jan 24, 2014
MOUNT DORA — They revolutionized pop music and rock 'n' roll, revitalized the careers of The Drifters, wrote 24 songs that charted for Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famers The Coasters and are forever linked to Elvis Presley.
They also wrote a little...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:45 PM
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As a rule, composers of musicals are happy about any productions anywhere of their work.
But Mike Stoller, the surviving half of the fabled songwriting team of Leiber and Stoller, is particularly...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The hottest ticket on the theater scene is "Smokey Joe's Café," the musical revue of pop oldies onstage at the Sonnentag Theatre at the IceHouse in Mount Dora. The show's regular run was sold out by opening weekend, but the theater has a wait list and may...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 12:29 PM
Herb Alpert is giving $300,000 to the music department of Los Angeles City College.
The announcement on Friday says the money from Alpert, a star trumpet player, former record business mogul and persistent arts philanthropist, will go toward a variety...
| May 3, 2013
| 3:03 PM
"Smokey Joe's Cafe," or "Baby That's Rock 'n' Roll" as it used to be known, is a straight-up Broadway revue based on the formidable catalog of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. No more, no less. It fits quite sexily into the intimate confines of the Theo...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 1:49 PM
At 76, Hot Lips Houlihan is still a tease … Sally Kellerman, who received an Oscar nomination for her role in Robert Altman’s groundbreaking depiction of war in “M*A*S*H,” is speaking from her Los Angeles-area home on a recent...
| Sep 30, 2012
| 10:42 AM
“Smokey Joe's Cafe,” or “Baby That's Rock 'n' Roll,” as it used to be known back when it first tried out in Chicago years ago, is a straight-up Broadway revue based on the formidable catalog of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. No...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 2:18 PM
The Circle Theatre production of "When the Rain Stops Falling," a prismatic drama by Andrew Bovell set in Australia, and "Smokey Joe's Cafe," a rocking musical revue of the songs of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, emerged as the big winners at Monday...