| Oct 10, 2012
| 1:07 PM
Catch one of only three performances of "The Vagina Monologues" this weekend, Friday, Oct. 12, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 13, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 14, 2 p.m., at the Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St. This whirlwind tour of a forbidden zone is funny,...
| Jun 16, 2011
On Nov. 5, 1956, the American network television audience was graced with the soothing, rich and perfect-pitch baritone voice of one of the first African Americans to have his own variety series program. The "Nat King Cole Show" debuted that day on NBC at...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 12:27 PM
It takes a Big Band sound to battle the disco, punk, thrash rock, heavy metal and country-pop now dominating national soundtracks.
But that's exactly what the Zim Zemarel Band has done in the greater Baltimore area for the better part of 50 years.
| Jun 4, 2014
| 9:00 PM
This article was originally published in June 1994 for the 50th anniversary of D-Day.
At 12:32 a.m. on June 6, 1944, the sixth year of World War II, most residents of the Lehigh Valley were probably sleeping, or trying to sleep.
| Apr 7, 2014
| 8:30 PM
From 1937 to 1946, Mickey Rooney played clean-cut, wide-eyed Midwestern teenager Andy Hardy 15 times in a series of films that proved instrumental (along with his Judy Garland musicals) in making him one of the most popular movie stars of his era. They...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 12:40 PM
To tweak a time-honored line from Charles Dickens, it's the best of songs and the worst of songs.
Pop music is full of love-it-or-hate-it milestones, but perhaps no work has inspired more polarized reactions than "MacArthur Park," the seven-minute mini-...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Mike Garson obviously takes the piano very seriously, but he can chuckle over some of the contradictory paths that a versatile mastery of the keys has led him down.
Maybe the unlikeliest of all is the one he's embarking on Saturday at Segerstrom Concert...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 1:31 PM
You saw me standing alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own”
The Lorenz Hart-Richard Rodgers romantic standard “Blue Moon” plays a significant role in Woody Allen’s new drama “Blue...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Building 222 at 20th Century-Fox will be named after longtime Fox music executive Lionel Newman at a dedication ceremony on Nov. 21 at the Pico lot.
Composer John Williams, who worked with Newman during the 1960s and 1970s -- first on such TV series as...
| Dec 8, 2012
Reinhold Weege, who created the popular Emmy-winning sitcom "Night Court" about an often-anarchic, after-hours New York courtroom and its cast of memorably loony characters, has died. He was 62.
Weege, who also wrote and co-produced the television...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 11:04 PM
Paul Smith, a jazz pianist, arranger-composer and music director for stars such as Sammy Davis Jr., Anita O'Day, Mel Torme, Ella Fitzgerald, Doris Day, the Andrews Sisters, Sarah Vaughan and Rosemary Clooney, has died. He was 91.
Smith died of heart...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 11:04 AM
- The Gravel Pit, Sucking on a Holiday Treat. An avowed tribute to the bubblegum pop of The Archies (who didn’t release their own Christmas album until just a few years ago), this mid-‘90s pop confection arrived as The Gravel Pit was...