| Mar 14, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Sybil Christopher, who died last week in New York at 83, was a noted theater producer and the founder of Arthur, a Manhattan hot spot that attracted a ritzy celebrity clientele during the 1960s. Even if she hadn't become famous as the first wife, and...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 5:35 PM
After a decade performing for a rabid, nationwide jam-band fan base, particularly enthusiastic in South Florida, Perpetual Groove is down to its final six concerts, and Matt McDonald is feeling a familiar sense of excitement.
“It’s hard to...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 2:30 AM
I recently had the honor of speaking to the Fellowship of Christians and Jews in Palm Beach, Fla. Fr. Tom Hartman, my former partner on this column, and I spoke before this wonderful organization some years ago when Tommy was well. I lift up their work...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 2:30 AM
"HOW DO you thank someone who has taken you from crayons to perfume? Oh, it isn't easy, but I'll try. If you wanted the sky I would write across the sky in letters that would soar a thousand feet high To Sir, with love...."
This is British singer Lulu'...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 7:38 PM
DAYTONA BEACH — Dear Danica and Ricky:
Please stop it. There is no making out in NASCAR.
No hugs, no exchanging of Valentine's Day cards, none of this schmoozie-poozie stuff with the nauseating soundtrack of a Michael Bolton/Barry Manilow mix-...
| Jan 29, 2013
It was an out-of-town Broadway show that closed in one night, but those in the audience are likely to remember it for a long time because the show was produced just for them.
Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell sang "The Impossible Dream."...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 8:30 AM
When cabaret star Karen Mason played here last December, at Davenport's, one song drew the evening's noisiest ovations by far.
If Mason had sung "It's About Time" without introduction, the piece would have unfolded as a charming love song well worth...
| Dec 30, 2012
The performing arts scene looked a bit like a Busch Gardens theme ride in 2012, with lots of high points and a couple of strange twists and turns. Overall, the quality of presentations was first-rate with several regional or world premieres and knockout...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Insane City by Dave Barry (Putnam) The Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist's first solo adult novel in more than a decade is a typically absurdist comic story about everything — and then some — that goes wrong for Seth and his friends en...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 12:34 PM
Richard Griffiths, the portly British actor who won acclaim for his stage performances in "The History Boys," "Equus" and many other productions, was one of the most beloved figures in the London theater. His numerous performances ranged from contemporary...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 5:44 AM
Multiple Grammy Award-winning producer Phil Ramone died Saturday at New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. He was 79. His son Matt confirmed his father was hospitalized in late February with an aortic aneurysm. Ramone won 14 Grammys and worked...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 4:34 PM
Chaz Bono has starred in his own documentary ("Becoming Chaz"), appeared on reality TV (ABC's "Dancing With the Stars") and authored a book ("Transition: The Story of How I Became a Man"). He's now expanded his resume by appearing onstage in a short...