| Sep 11, 2007
On Sunday, as television's family hour gave way to raunchy prime time, a strange thing happened in living rooms across America. Britney Spears appeared on the annual MTV Video Music Awards in a sparkly black bikini, but the real disturbance developed...
| Feb 2, 2010
| 1:45 PM
LOS ANGELES -- More than 75 mega-stars gathered Monday to re-record the 1985 charity anthem "We are the World" in the same Hollywood recording studio where the original was cut 25 years ago.
Pink, Celine Dion, Natalie Cole, the Jonas Brothers, Kanye...
| Mar 23, 2010
| 4:07 AM
LOS ANGELES -- The man who called 911 as Michael Jackson lay dying in his rented mansion told police he was stunned by what he saw in the singer's bedroom.
Alberto Alvarez, who worked as Jackson's logistics director, told investigators that after...
| Sep 19, 2010
Fall is in the air, and that means Pac-10 football. The powder blue- and tarnished cardinal-clad lads soon will embark to stadia across the West. As you follow, here are suggestions on things to see, do, sip, taste, hear or experience.
| May 21, 2009
Wayne Allwine, a Walt Disney Studios voice-over artist who was the voice of Mickey Mouse for more than three decades, has died. He was 62.
Allwine, an Emmy Award-winning former sound effects editor and foley artist, died of complications of diabetes...
| Jun 26, 2008
Brimming with intimate character portraits, sophisticated intelligence and emotional sincerity, the impeccably crafted songs of John Bucchino have garnered admiration in cabaret-style performance settings. Yet despite his recent close call with "A Catered...
| May 14, 2008
NEW YORK -- "In the Heights," a bold new musical about Latinos in Upper Manhattan, captured an eye-popping 13 Tony nominations, and the critically praised revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "South Pacific" won 12 as the 62nd annual Tony Awards...
| Aug 10, 2007
"You Can't Stop the Beat." That's the title of the song that brings down the curtain on the musical "Hairspray." Five years into its Broadway run, Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman's lyrics have taken on a greater meaning. This summer, New Line Cinema's...
| Apr 27, 2007
The most dramatic moment of this weekend's Coachella festival will surely be when the four members of Rage Against the Machine step on stage together for the first time in seven years, but even that reunion will be hard pressed to match the drama of the...
| Apr 18, 2010
Few people have turned 80 with the fanfare shown Stephen Sondheim, master of the musical theater. There was "Sondheim: The Birthday Concert" at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall. The Roundabout Theatre Company in New York will rename its Broadway house...
| Apr 11, 2010
Disco and the Remaking
of American Culture
W.W. Norton: 338 pp., $26.95
Recently, I attended a wedding reception during which a 10-year-old boy, to entertain the adults on the dance floor, started making the point-to-the-sky...