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  • Walk, don't run to 'The All Night Strut!'

    Walk, don't run to 'The All Night Strut!'
    "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...
  • My Top 10 Shows On Connecticut Stages This Past Season

    My Top 10 Shows On Connecticut Stages This Past Season
    I remember this time last year when it came time to review the theater season in Connecticut. I felt pretty discouraged. Sure there was plenty of fine work but few shows really knocked my critical socks off with the kind of productions that you...
  • Costa Mesa Taxpayers Assn. to host city charter discussion

    COSTA MESA — City CEO Tom Hatch, Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer and Councilman Steve Mensinger will join a panel discussion hosted by the Costa Mesa Taxpayers Assn. on a proposed city charter hosted Thursday at the Neighborhood Community Center. The...
  • Taxpayers Assn. charter discussion full of anti-union talk

    COSTA MESA — At the Costa Mesa Taxpayers Assn. meeting meant to inform the public about a proposed city charter, audience members also got an earful of anti-union rhetoric. Nearly 100 audience members gathered at the Neighborhood Community Center...
  • The accordion holds a lofty place

    The accordion holds a lofty place
    MOST people think of the accordion, if they think of it at all, as a social instrument, wheezing out polkas and folk tunes. The sound of it brings to mind French cafes, Mexican plazas, German beer gardens, Argentine nightclubs. Nick Ariondo, perhaps the...
  • Ernst Katz dies at 95; founder and conductor of Jr. Philharmonic Orchestra

    Ernst Katz dies at 95; founder and conductor of Jr. Philharmonic Orchestra
    Ernst Katz, who nurtured thousands of young musicians during 72 years as the founding conductor of the Jr. Philharmonic Orchestra of California, died of natural causes Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, according to his nephew, Gary S. Greene. He was...
  • Leslie Uggams puts her own stamp on Lena Horne in 'Stormy Weather'

    Leslie Uggams puts her own stamp on Lena Horne in 'Stormy Weather'
    Leslie Uggams and Lena Horne have crossed paths only a few times. But Uggams feels that the force and power of the iconic singer have always been a part of her. "Lena was a goddess in my house -- my mother played her records all the time, and I was...
  • UCLA Archive unearths gems in 'Unburied Treasures'

    UCLA Archive unearths gems in 'Unburied Treasures'
    The UCLA Film & Television Archive is no small place. The Library of Congress aside, it's the biggest collection in the country, with film holdings alone numbering a staggering 85,000 titles. Wouldn't you like to take a peek at the rarities hidden in...
  • Vintage musicals aging well

    Vintage musicals aging well
    NEW YORK -- "Finally my mother can see something I've done," said opera singer Nathan Gunn, "that she actually likes." The 37-year-old baritone was speaking of tonight's concert version of the pioneering musical "Show Boat," the centerpiece of a season-...
  • 'Shel Silverstein Uncensored!'

    'Shel Silverstein Uncensored!'
    Though the late Shel Silverstein is best remembered as an author of wryly subversive children's poetry, his 40-year career spanned a dizzying array of artistic media: songwriter-musician, cartoonist, screenwriter and playwright. His work in that latter...
  • Facing the music

    Facing the music
    Song Man: A Melodic Adventure, or, My Single-Minded Approach to Songwriting By Will Hodgkinson Da Capo, 290 pages, $16.95 paper 'Stay uncommercial. There's a lot of money in it," said Jerome Kern, who did OK by himself when he added "Ol' Man River,"...
  • Christie Hefner to Resign Post as Playboy CEO

    NEW YORK -- Christie Hefner, daughter of Hugh, is stepping down from her position as the chairman and chief executive of Playboy Enterprises, the company said Monday. Playboy Enterprises Inc. has named Director Jerome Kern as interim non-executive...