| Sep 12, 2012
| 6:05 AM
Steve Forbert w/Becky Kessler
Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m., $20, Arch Street Tavern, 85 Arch St., Hartford, (860) 246-7610, archstreettavern.com.
It's less than three minutes into a conversation with Mississippi songwriter Steve Forbert, and I've already...
| Jun 13, 2012
Coming off the success of the film "Black Swan," ballet is going main stream. There are few TV shows which pay homage to the art form and there are more coming. The CW's newest reality show "Breaking Pointe" follows dancers in Salt Lake City, while the TV...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 8:05 AM
Broadway in Chicago's annual concert hyping its upcoming shows has a headliner this year of note: Cyndi Lauper.
The singer and composer will be offering audiences an early look at her work for the upcoming musical "Kinky Boots," which is trying out in...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 9:05 AM
"Kinky Boots," the new Broadway musical written by Harvey Fierstein with music by Cyndi Lauper, has announced its full cast. The show tries out this fall in Chicago.
The lead roles, as previously reported, will be played by Billy Porter and Stark Sands....
| Jul 15, 2012
Bye, bye, side braid. Farewell, hair feather. Right now the cool kids are carried away with vibrant color.
There are the daredevils like Lady Gaga,Nicki Minaj and Katy Perry who use dye or wigs to achieve purple, blue or pink all over their heads...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 12:40 PM
Emmy-winning television star, celebrity stylist, author and fashion designer, Carson Kressley is currently starring in Carson-Nation, a one-hour reality show on Oprah Winfrey's OWN. In Carson-Nation, Carson travels to small towns throughout the U.S.,...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 4:32 PM
New Orleans' favorite son, Harry Connick, Jr. will be accompanied by two of his leading ladies when he returns in 2012 to participate in the Orpheus parade he co-founded in 1993 with Captain Sonny Borey.
Two-time Academy-Award winner for her roles in...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 12:40 PM
NEW YORK - The New 42nd Street Studios, where many Broadway musicals rehearse, are full of drama. Once at this very address, a hung-over Billy Joel spilled coffee all over a furious Twyla Tharp's sacred dance floor. And if, some warm September Saturday,...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 3:22 PM
If writing about music is like dancing about architecture, as Elvis Costello and others have sneered, then what does that make reading about music? Well, fun, for starters. Although Bowker Market Research reports that music books have steadily comprised...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Cyndi Lauper knew exactly what to wear to Friday's press conference to promote the new musical "Kinky Boots," which kicks off a five-week world premiere run Tuesday at the Bank of America Theatre.
"You're all staring at Cyndi Lauper because she's a...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 9:25 AM
The State of Illinois' new incentive program for out-of-town tryouts for Broadway shows has been attracting attention in Toronto, a city that competes aggressively with Chicago for such productions. The Toronto Globe and Mail reported last week that there...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 5:28 AM
Political candidates would feel jumpy backstage at Universal Studios this time of year. It's a dream come true for potential glitter bombers — gallons and gallons of multiple colors of glitter, just waiting to be dumped on unsuspecting speakers.