| Oct 8, 2013
| 8:54 AM
It was the night of completes. The night for all four coaches to find the remaining talent who would join their team, and help them go on to win "The Voice." The final night of the blind auditions brought out some familiar faces -- and fighting words...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 3:15 AM
The exercises were intended to open up the chest and diaphragm. Arms overhead, deep breaths in and out. Jaw loose, face loose. Next came voice exercises, the sopranos and altos, tenors and baritones going up and down the scales.
On a rare balmy day in...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 2:35 PM
By now you probably know that comedian Sid Caesar died today at the age of 91.
But judging by the paper-thin pieces I have been seeing on the web this afternoon, I am guessing many readers might not understand how seminal he was to the history of...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 7:04 AM
George Takei, speaking by phone from his California home, cannot resist describing the un-wintry view from his window.
"There's a flawless blue sky, golden sunshine and a green garden outside," the Los Angeles-born Takei says in his burnished baritone,...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 6:25 AM
Five months before Kwame Kwei-Armah's initial three-year contract as artistic director of Center Stage was to expire, the board of directors has extended this tenure through June 2018. The company's managing director, Stephen Richard, who started in 2012,...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 8:40 AM
Kitchen workers are busy at St. James United Methodist Church. The annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper is set for March 4, 5-7 p.m. with a menu that includes pancakes, sausage patties, baked apples, homemade sausage gravy, biscuits and beverages.
| Feb 25, 2014
| 5:02 AM
The curtain-raising scene of Jesus appearing "in ancient upstate New York" is the first little clue that "The Book of Mormon" is not your average Broadway musical. By the time the show ends, every politically incorrect button has been pushed, every...
| Feb 28, 2014
The River Hill High School theatre arts department presents "The Drowsy Chaperone" March 6-9 at 12101 Route 108 in Clarksville. The play tells the tale of a modern-day musical theater fanatic listening to and narrating his favorite...
| Mar 1, 2014
Humor, unlike music, isn't a universal language. I mention this up front for the benefit of anyone who cannot find anything funny in religion, poverty, disease, genital mutilation or various other things targeted in "The Book of Mormon," the mega-...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The Youth Ministry of St. Louis Catholic Church in Clarksville presents the 33rd annual Italian Dinner on March 9 from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Dining takes place in the school auditorium. This is an awesome community event and the food is excellent. As in...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 3:20 AM
"The Drowsy Chaperone," a musical show-within-a-show, will be presented by the River Hill High School Theatre Arts Department March 6-9. The show promises to be a fun, laugh-out-loud experience for the entire family as the audience is immersed in the...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 1:58 PM
Over the course of 24 years, Signature Theatre has given 42 premieres, 18 of them musicals. This commitment to new work cannot be praised enough, even if it's hard to summon much enthusiasm for the 18th of those musicals, "Beaches."
This piece is based...