| Dec 1, 2011
| 2:26 PM
Attorneys representing one of Jerry Sandusky's accusers have reached a settlement with The Second Mile that gives the alleged victim a say in what the charity does with its assets.
Under the settlement, The Second Mile must obtain court approval before...
| Feb 13, 2011
Tears streamed down Jane Brinker's face Thursday morning as she watched news coverage of the explosion that killed five people and affected many others in center city Allentown the night before.
It was a scene all too familiar for Brinker, a blast...
| May 17, 2009
In a spare rehearsal room across the street from the Pasadena Playhouse, Kelly McGillis is preparing a role she may have been born to play. It's one of the great women characters of the American theater, the acerbic Southerner Regina Giddens in Lillian...
| Dec 26, 2008
Harold Pinter, the Nobel Prize-winning British playwright who addressed the isolation, fear and brutality of life in an original style that changed the face of 20th century theater, has died. He was 78.
Pinter, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for...
| Jul 7, 2008
MUCH AS one would like to join Edith Piaf in a duet of "Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien," a critic can't help having occasional regrets after passing instantaneous verdicts on scores of plays and musicals, usually in the space of a few morning hours after a...
| Aug 4, 2008
Ernie Hawkins closes his eyes, deftly plucking notes from the strings of his guitar, as if invoking the spirit of his departed mentor and acoustic blues giant the Rev. Gary Davis.
Hawkins speaks of Davis with the hushed reverence befitting a man who also...
| Sep 1, 2002
With its gorgeous balcony overlooking tall ships, promenading visitors to Navy Pier and a shimmering Lake Michigan, the neatly arranged office of the artistic director of the Chicago Shakespeare Theater is probably the nicest such digs of any theater in...
| Jun 29, 1999
The whispers begin as soon as Michael Ranis and his friend walk into a local restaurant.
The diners are murmuring about Ranis' friend, James Van de Velde, who has been at the center of a murder mystery involving a beloved student from one of the most...