| 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:...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 8, 2010
Harvey Fuqua, a musical multi-tasker whose career with the prominent 1950s vocal group the Moonglows was a prelude to his association with Marvin Gaye, the Spinners and other R&B stars in the 1960s and '70s, died of a heart attack Tuesday in a Detroit...
| 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...
| Jan 15, 2007
Ugly Betty wins! Ugly Betty wins! One small step for self image, one giant step for the television industry as the titular Betty of "Ugly Betty," 22-year-old America Ferrera, wins best actress in a comedy TV series. Schlumpy tweens everywhere rejoice....
| 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...
| Oct 10, 2008
Gov. Charlie Crist appoints to the Florida Supreme Court two appellate court judges with conservative political credentials, and the left predictably starts shouting this augurs the end of civilization in Florida as we know it.
Never mind that Charles T....
| Jun 15, 2008
JARED LEVY, a manager of artists and a music industry marketing strategist, was playing volleyball on the beach a few years back when Eliza Roberts began chatting him up. She insisted that Levy go see her son, Keaton Simons, play a show that night at...
| Jun 14, 2008
GEORGE MICHAEL is not a whiskey-swilling geezer like Keith Richards or a rebellious bohemian like Thom Yorke. He's a well-groomed, gracious man of means whose favorite topic of discussion is the domestic bliss he shares with his longtime partner, Kenny...