| May 15, 2014
| 8:02 AM
The self-regard — or #Selfie-regard — that has defined "American Idol" this season hit a new level on Wednesday night's show, on which the top three performers — Caleb Johnson, Alex Preston and Jena Irene — competed to move on to...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 4:22 PM
A Broadway, movie and television star nominated for a record-breaking sixth Tony Award at this week’s ceremony will headline Kutztown University’s 2014-15 KU Presents! Performing Artists Series “See You at Schaeffer!,” it has...
| May 12, 2014
| 12:17 PM
After a season in which it's poised to finish No. 1 in the advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-old demographic for the first time since the end of "Friends" 10 years ago, NBC ran a triumphant victory lap at its annual upfront presentation before an...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 5:30 AM
The most prominent acts at Indio's Stagecoach Country Music Festival last year represented a diverse mix of men and women singing about family, tradition and "picture-perfect memories scattered all around the floor."
Twelve months later, the...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 3:17 PM
Laura Benanti wants a bigger audience.
Not just for herself, mind you, but for all theatrical endeavors.
"I'm trying to do whatever I can to bring this art form to the next generation," the singer-actress says on the phone from her home in New York....
| Apr 30, 2014
From the enlightened heights of the new millennium, it might be tempting to look down in dismay on "The Sound of Music."
"S&M" — as the movie's male star, Christopher Plummer, once dubbed it — might be seen as a creepily sexist story of an...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 4:39 PM
Talk about favorite things: The beloved “Sound of Music” opened this weekend at the Lyric Opera in a grand new production. The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic bases its story very loosely on the autobiography of Maria von Trapp, a nun-in-...
| May 4, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Anybody who got through this Broadway theater season alive deserves to see "Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging!" -- the latest edition of the irreverent satirical revue that has no scruples and knows no shame. Forget the Tony nominations. Gerard...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 2:20 PM
Brad Paisley is perhaps the king of country music videos, so it’s no surprise that his tours are eye-popping productions.
The country singer and guitar-slinger didn’t spare the special effects in a fast-paced performance on for nearly two...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Hollywood business manager and accountant Gary Haber, whose clients included Carrie Underwood, Peter Frampton, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Julianne Hough, Joe Cocker and screenwriter Les Bohem, died Monday in Los Angeles. He was 68.
Clients David Cook, Kris Allen...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 2:46 PM
The Cubs entered the concert promotion business with a certain amount of trepidation in 2005. It took Jimmy Buffett a decade to persuade the team's front office that hosting a rock concert at Wrigley Field would be a good idea.
Buffett finally got his...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Linda Ronstadt doesn't quite get what all the fuss is about.
On Thursday she's being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, an institution created three decades ago to extend formal recognition to the most influential artists in pop music...