| Mar 7, 2013
| 11:47 AM
Blockbuster-starved studios rarely reach Hollywood's Emerald City, but Walt Disney Studios appears headed there this weekend.
The studio's $200-million-plus 3-D production is set to open this weekend with a massive gross of about $90 million,...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 8:16 AM
In show business, like all business, very often you spend money to make money. Director Sam Raimi's "Oz the Great and Powerful" is Disney's latest attempt to spend $200 million to make a billion worldwide, on the order of Tim Burton's "Alice in...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The 2013-14 season at the Pantages Theatre will feature last year’s most decorated Broadway musical, “Once,” Andrew Lloyd Webber thrice, and a second helping of "The Book of Mormon."
The Webber trifecta will consist of his production...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 9:57 AM
Anchored by mega-hit "Book of Mormon," the shows heading to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts next season have one thing in common: Their creators have proven track records.
The musicals presented by Broadway Across America are:
| Nov 17, 2011
A dwarf whose father sold him to circus performers, Karl Slover was performing in a vaudeville troupe called the Singer Midgets when he was cast as a Munchkin in the 1939 classic film " The Wizard of Oz."
The 4-foot, 4-inch Slover, one of the last of the...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 3:35 PM
In celebration of July Fourth, Printers Row set out to create a reading list of patriotic books. But, how to define "patriotic"? We decided to have each contributing Tribune writer and editor pick a title that corresponds to his or her own definition....
| Oct 6, 2011
| 7:55 PM
Imagine if “The Wizard of Oz” had taken place mostly in Spain. Rather than take the yellow brick road to the Emerald City, the four protagonists take the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. And instead...
| Oct 9, 2011
A-list actor Jack Nicholson has sold his longtime retreat in Malibu for $3.5 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows. The 28-acre property came on the market in February at $4.25 million.
Zoned for equestrian use, the spread includes a ranch-style...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 1:06 PM
Like a candy bowl for the coffee table, "fashion book" usually implies "picture book," featuring models as glossy and dazzling as a Butterscotch Disk.
Two new fashion books enhance flavor with nourishment. In "You Are What You Wear: What Your Clothes...
| Oct 2, 2011
One day deep in the administration of George W. Bush — a time of tumult among environmentalists and conservationists — Roger Kennedy found himself shaking his head and sighing. The Endangered Species Act was in the cross hairs of a...
| Feb 26, 2011
"Desperate Housewives" star Jesse Metcalfe has listed his Beverly Hills Post Office-area home at $2.2 million.
The Mediterranean main house and guesthouse have 2,000 square feet of living space, including three bedrooms and three bathrooms. A stone hot...
| Feb 19, 2011
Actress Rose McGowan is hoping to charm a buyer with her Los Feliz home listed at $1,849,000.
The gated Spanish villa, built in 1928, has a grand baronial-style entry, a step-down living room with a vaulted beamed ceiling, peg-and-groove wood plank...