| Apr 9, 2012
| 4:05 PM
The Trayvon Martin shooting will not go to a Florida grand jury this week after all. Special prosecutor Angela Corey says people should not see this as meaning she will not file charges against neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman who claims he...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 3:30 PM
The ghost of Marie Leveau was not the only scary thing hanging over the streets of New Orleans on Halloween as voodoo spells had to compete with gunsmoke and 2 fresh tenants for Leveau’s cemetery. This prompted the Times Picayune to issue its 1,...
| 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...
| Jan 22, 2012
| 7:23 PM
Fifteen minutes before the Bulls and Charlotte Bobcats faced off at the United Center Saturday, comedian Kevin Hart was on his phone, trying to get an extra ticket to the game for his friend.
Hart didn’t expect to make it to the game by tip-off. He...
| 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...