| Jan 4, 2012
| 12:30 PM
Another pops program devoted to George Gershwin? Why not? This weekend's Gershwin feast being presented on the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's SuperPops series will hardly be the last.
Nearly 75 years after his death at the age of 39, the composer's...
| Nov 24, 2011
| 6:01 AM
Toby's Dinner Theatre of Columbia is offering what has become a seasonal favorite — Irving Berlin's "White Christmas, The Musical" in evening and matinee performances through Jan. 8.
Not just another holiday show, "White Christmas, The Musical"...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 7:55 AM
"Downton Abbey" is set to get a visit from a famous opera singer in its new season. Kiri Te Kanawa, the renowned soprano from New Zealand, is scheduled to appear on the popular British period soap opera, shown in the U.S. on PBS.
| Dec 30, 2012
| 12:10 PM
Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, a prolific British composer, arranger and pianist whose film scores were nominated three times for Academy Awards, has died in New York City. He was 76.
Bennett died Dec. 24 after a brief illness, his publisher Novello & Co...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 2:41 PM
Somehow, someway, “Show Boat” at the Stage Door Theatre in Coral Springs manages to burn through most of its problems.
Glitchy microphones can’t dim the vibrant singing.
Stiff blocking can’t trip up the peppy dancing....
| Dec 26, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Despite its full title of “A Natural History of the Piano: The Instrument, the Music, the Musicians – from Mozart to Modern Jazz and Everything in Between,” the book is intentionally not encyclopedic. Its vignette-like structure...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 4:34 PM
"Downton Abbey" introduced the phonograph to the Crawley household in Sunday's episode of the Masterpiece Classic series. The younger members of the family are instantly enamored -- perhaps none more so than Lady Mary and her distant cousin Matthew, who...
| May 17, 2012
| 4:38 PM
."I Vitelloni," a 1953 semi-autobiographical drama about five male friends living in a small Italian town, is considered one of the watershed moments in Fedrico Fellini's career. The film is screening Friday through Wednesday at the New Beverly Cinema...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 11:35 AM
Tony Martin, one of the last of the big-name singer-actors from the golden age of Hollywood musicals, has died. He was 98.
Martin, who toured for years with his wife, dancer-actress Cyd Charisse, died of natural causes Friday at his home in Los Angeles,...
| Mar 16, 2012
In Lansing School District 158, the payroll looks a little like a family tree.
At least 14 relatives of school board members — from spouses to kids to grandkids — have landed jobs, with taxpayers paying the tab of some $550,000 in the last...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 9:10 AM
"The All Night Strut!" is really more of a stroll. The revue of 1930s and 1940s standards playing through April 29 at Stage Door Theatre in Coral Springs just doesn't have the gait of a strut. At times, it even slows down to a promenade.
This isn't to...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 7:34 AM
In the spring of 1927, the waters of Mississippi River overflowed in spots from New Orleans right up to Cairo, Ill.
Hundreds of people died, almost a million were uprooted and the course of American social history changed, with black sharecroppers...