| May 21, 2014
| 2:23 PM
If you happen upon Happenstance Theater during the next few weeks, count on some good old-fashioned entertainment. The ensemble makes its local debut at the Baltimore Theatre Project with two family-friendly shows celebrating vintage circuses and clowns....
| Jul 15, 2013
| 2:26 PM
Lary Lewman, an actor who delighted baby boomers as television's Pete the Pirate and later became the recorded voice of national Democratic presidential campaign advertisements, died of complications for Parkinson's disease Thursday at his Clarksville...
| Feb 19, 2004
Long runs of two long-awaited shows - Baltimore's first engagement of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera and the Mid-Atlantic premiere of Disney's The Lion King - will highlight a musical-laden 2004-2005 subscription season at the Hippodrome...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 6:38 PM
The historic CBS broadcasting facility in Hollywood where George Burns and Gracie Allen once did shtick on the radio will soon be repopulated with entrepreneurs starting new creative businesses.
Developers of a $390-million residential, office and...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Several of the original narrow, wooden seats in the balcony at Allentown’s Miller Symphony Hall have a curious feature: wire racks underneath for men to store their hats. That was convenient shortly after the turn of the 20th century, when......
| Jan 15, 2014
| 6:31 PM
The 1950s television home of George Burns and Gracie Allen is getting a long-overdue upgrade as part of a $390-million development featuring a sleek new 20-story luxury apartment tower in the heart of Hollywood.
The revival of the legendary headquarters...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Zachary Knighton ("Happy Endings") and Steven Strait ("Magic City") are heading for the apocalypse in "Hot," starring in the indie feature from Caliber Media and Glydascope Inc.
Shoot is starting this week in Los Angeles.
Victor Warren will make his...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 7:08 AM
On YouTube, the 21st century version of vaudeville, a mess of huge talents and no-talents, new faces and "New Faces of 1952" alike, fill out a single, enormous bill for our diversionary pleasure and advertisers' prospective profits. People used to go...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 1:50 PM
At the end of its initial run, back in 1978, John Carpenter's “Halloween” became the most profitable film of all time — not in absolute dollars, but in terms of return on investment. Its domestic gross was more than 100 times its cost....
| Apr 4, 2013
| 3:21 PM
This is a feature story from 1999. At the time, Sid Smith was a Tribune Arts Critic.
On the day of Gene Siskel's funeral, Time magazine film critic Richard Schickel suggested that the on-air chemistry between Siskel and Roger Ebert defied analysis....
| Jul 22, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Bob Hope was the wisecracker. Milton Berle was a clown. George Burns and Gracie Allen were farceurs of domestic life. And Jack Benny was the "Everyman" comedian.
For nearly half-a-century, Benny kept audiences in stitches with his alter-ego of a vain...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 11:43 AM
Ray Bradbury, the writer whose expansive flights of fantasy and vividly rendered space-scapes have provided the world with one of the most enduring speculative blueprints for the future, has died. He was 91.
Bradbury died Tuesday night in Los Angeles,...