| 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,...
| 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...
| Mar 25, 2010
| 2:37 PM
| Jan 10, 2010
For anyone old enough to have come into pop cultural consciousness in the mid-'80s, Pee-wee Herman casts a long shadow -- albeit, an almost transcendently nerdy shadow, one most often recalled dancing atop a bar to the Champs' jaunty instrumental...
| Jan 5, 2010
| 5:29 PM
Joseph M. Wilcots, a trailblazing African American cinematographer whose credits include the landmark 1970s TV miniseries "Roots" and “Roots: The Next Generations," has died. He was 70.
FOR THE RECORD:
Wilcots obituary: The...
| Oct 10, 2009
Actress in action serials
Pamela Blake, 94, a B-movie actress known for her roles in such late 1940s action serials as "Chick Carter, Detective" and "Ghost of Zorro," died of natural causes Tuesday at a Las Vegas care facility, her family...