| Dec 2, 2010
| 4:32 PM
A Broadway-bound stage musical inspired by the life and career of Ray Charles appears stuck in legal limbo, with its chances of opening in New York in the near future looking unlikely. "Unchain My Heart," which was scheduled to open......
| Jun 25, 2011
| 9:33 PM
Taylor Hackford was reelected president of the Directors Guild of America on Saturday at the union's biennial convention in Los Angeles. Hackford was first elected president in 2009 and ran unopposed. The director of such films as "An Officer and......
| Jun 5, 2011
| 7:17 PM
Few can own a room like Robert Downey Jr., but the never-dull "Iron Man" star opted to concede the spotlight to Jamie Foxx at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago hotel. Well, more like share it.
Foxx, who received the Renaissance Award Saturday at the Gene Siskel...
| Feb 16, 2011
| 12:47 PM
It's a shame that Black History Month doesn't come around more than once a year -- especially when it brings with it work this excellent. Thursday, Feb. 24, HBO presents "Thurgood," starring Laurence Fishburne in a role that could define his mature...
| Feb 26, 2012
| 1:04 PM
When it comes to movie making...New Orleans is oscar gold. The Crescent City is rich in it's Oscar history. Many movies filmed in New Orleans in the past have been nominated and taken home Oscars.
Henry Griffin with the University of New Orleans' Film...
| Mar 15, 2009
Louis Prima and Keely Smith are struggling to save a marriage. If their relationship goes down in flames, so too might their lucrative lounge act. They have joined forces to become a Las Vegas sensation, but the emotions they tunefully profess in front of...
| Jan 23, 2009
David "Fathead" Newman, a jazz saxophonist who was a key member of Ray Charles' band for a dozen years and later became a high-profile session player, has died. He was 75.
Newman died Tuesday of pancreatic cancer at a hospital in Kingston, N.Y.,...
| Feb 27, 2009
In a two-night event at separate venues, the UCLA Film & Television Archive, REDCAT and the Los Angeles Filmforum present two programs of the film work of artist Bruce Conner, who passed away in 2008 at 74. This is an increasingly rare opportunity to...
| Jun 7, 2009
Rock stars, Jazzers, Pachucos...they may have grown up somewhere else quaint, like Sandusky, Ohio, or Canada, but they made their mark here—lived, created and died here. Music is as much a part of the L.A. legacy as film and television. From the bebop...
| Nov 12, 2008
" The Duchess." "W." " Changeling." " Defiance." "Frost/Nixon." "Milk." " Valkyrie." "Che." What do these films have in common, other than succinct titles? All are based on real people and events, and all happen to have release dates timed to award...
| Aug 25, 2009
You've seen him cry in front of the world while accepting an Oscar.
You've seen him climb to the top of the Billboard charts with his popular hip-hop singles, including his current hit "Blame It."
You've seen him dominate the TV screen with In Living...
| Aug 27, 2009
Just two days shy of the fourth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, singer Jamie Foxx brought some music and laughter to New Orleans with his "Blame It" tour. Foxx is no stranger to New Orleans. He spent several months here in 2003 for the making of " Ray,"...