| Oct 25, 2011
| 12:45 PM
Her Facebook page was, according to state prosecutors, "a shrine to alcohol, lewdness and debauchery," and they used photos posted there to help put Alia Altajir away for three years in the women's prison in Niantic.
Last week, Connecticut's State...
| May 20, 2011
| 6:47 AM
Contemporary Players Ensemble: Tribute to American Icons
Free, 7:30 p.m., March 10, Lincoln Theater, The Hartt School, 200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford, (800) 274.8587, harttweb.hartford.edu
Imagine your iPod Shuffle is filled entirely with deep...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 2:06 PM
Arizona governor Jan Brewer is pretty happy about a court ruling on her state’s immigration laws.
Federal judge Susan Bolton of the U.S. District Court of Arizona refused to bring the hammer down on the 'show me your papers' provision of the...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 2:21 PM
Mad Cow Theatre's next season will combine classic plays such as"Death of a Salesman" with the big-name musical "Dreamgirls" and the just-closed Broadway offering"Other Desert Cities."
It's a season high on name recognition with works by Neil Simon,...
| Aug 16, 2012
**1/2 (out of four)
With his first feature screenplay, Joel Schumacher (who went on to direct, uh, classics like “Batman & Robin” and “The Number 23”) loaded the 1976 melodrama “Sparkle” with painfully inauthentic...
| Nov 25, 2009
| 12:16 PM
BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Amy Ryan was born in New York City on this date in 1969. This birthday gal earned a 2007 Oscar nomination for her performance in "Gone Baby Gone." Her other film credits include "Capote," "War of the Worlds" and "Before the Devil...
| Mar 9, 2009
As readers of this section probably already know, Barbara Walters and her cohorts from ABC's "The View" are coming to the Walt Disney lot to do a week's worth of shows starting today. This column spoke with Walters by phone last week and is pleased to...
| Oct 18, 2008
Levi Stubbs, the lead singer of the legendary Motown group the Four Tops whose tough yet soulful voice was showcased on dozens of singles, including "Baby I Need Your Loving" and "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)," has died. He was 72.
| Jul 26, 2009
Everybody here? This afternoon's run-through of the new musical "The First Wives Club" -- based on the 1996 movie and Olivia Goldsmith's 1992 novel -- is about to begin in a rehearsal room at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre.
Everybody isn't. "Stop! Where...
| Apr 17, 2008
If an artist makes art intended to function outside the confines of an art museum, does it make sense for an art museum to present a retrospective exhibition of that artist's work?
That's the peculiar question encountered at the Geffen Contemporary at...
| Feb 28, 2010
Michael Bennett's "Dreamgirls" is one of the seminal Broadway musicals.
Those who saw the original production, which opened in 1981, have strong memories of this kinetic, fast-paced show loosely based on the lives and successes of such R&B stars as the...
| Oct 18, 2006
The Oscar race for best picture may come down to what just one academy member thinks of one film.
If "Dreamgirls" is truly the best-picture frontrunner, as many pundits claim, this year's biggest awards cliffhanger may be the answer to this question:...