| May 22, 2012
| 4:46 PM
The deaths of disco legends Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees and Donna Summer brought out the best of society on social media. Just kidding—Twitter users even managed to rewrite history by declaring that Donna Summer sang “I Will Survive.”...
| May 25, 2012
| 10:03 AM
In the four years since Will Smith last appeared on the big screen, the two-time Oscar nominee has been producing movies with his son, developing scripts and cringing every time his daughter cuts her hair.
He's also dyed his own hair to hide those...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 8:01 PM
As a part of the Burbank Public Library's continuing “Meet the Author” program, the library this past week gave Burbankers the opportunity to spend an evening with legendary nightclub owner and filmmaker Fred Weintraub.
Staged by Library...
| Jun 18, 2012
As a jazz fan, you really have to savor the select moments of the Playboy Jazz Festival, which began its 34th installment Saturday at its longtime home, the Hollywood Bowl.
Because as a stand-alone, multi-day barometer of the state of the music, the...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 12:48 PM
"Hey, hey, hey!" The classic Bill Cosby-inspired animated show is available in its entirety, with Cosby's memories of his own childhood turned into the misadventures of a Philadelphia group of young friends.
While there's plenty of humor, much of it...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 3:21 PM
"Lonesome Traveler" had plenty of company Saturday at the Laguna Playhouse gala opening.
The Rubicon Theatre Co.'s ode to American folk music had the sold-out audience spontaneously singing along and the enthusiasm didn't end when the curtain came down....
| Jan 20, 2012
| 7:02 AM
Watch out Bill Cosby and Eddie Murphy. There's a budding comedy superstar nipping at your heels.
In Hampton Roads, comedian Kevin Hart is selling tickets at a blazing pace. Promoters announced Friday that the actor and stand-up man will perform a...
| Feb 9, 2012
Michael Winslow, of "Police Academy" fame, is the Man of 10,000 Sound Effects and he's using his sound effects to help kids engage in reading and learning. Along with Bill Cosby, he's producing a series of children's educational books that illustrate...
| Feb 11, 2012
| 7:41 PM
Comedian Kevin Hart on Saturday made an incendiary entrance at the first of his four shows at Hampton Coliseum.
He slowly rose from beneath the stage amid billowing red smoke, then glided toward the audience aboard a conveyor belt. Next, tall jets of...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 10:46 AM
A presentation on India's Golden Triangle region will be given at 6 p.m. by Ralph Velasco, photographer and international tour guide, at the Visual Arts Gallery at the 2011 O.C. Fair in Costa Mesa. The show...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 7:48 PM
Temple Bat Yahm, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, holds its Shabbat Under the Stars service at 5:30 p.m. Guests are welcome. For more information, call (949) 644-1999 or visit http://www.tby.org.
DJ Ron Sleezy...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 1:58 PM
On Sunday, Feb. 19, "The Simpsons" marks an extraordinary feat -- its 500th episode.
The characters, which began as droopier versions in 20-second cartoons on "The Tracey Ullman Show," have evolved, as creator Matt Groening and star Dan Castellaneta...