| Dec 5, 2013
| 7:11 PM
"My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic" (The Hub, Saturdays; Shout Factory home video). I had neglected this candy-colored gem of a show, whose fourth season began in November, until the latest DVD, "A Pony For Every Season," fell through the mail slot...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Ever since Stephen Sondheim reached the four-score mark three years ago, the spotlight has shifted from his work to the legend himself. There have been birthday galas, musical tributes, interviews galore and books in which the master reveals the secrets...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 9:30 AM
The 1977 TV blockbuster "Roots" features a scene in which the slave Kunta Kinte, played by LeVar Burton, is whipped unmercifully until he acknowledges that his name in captivity will be Toby. The sequence is not only distinguished by its brutality, but...
| Oct 15, 2013
About 50 years ago, when he was 9 and living in Hammond, Carl Johnston was watching "Song of Scheherazade" on his family's new color television. It featured glamorous actress Yvonne DeCarlo, who, in later years played Lily in "The Munsters" TV show, and...
| Jul 21, 2013
Seven weeks after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated"Hello, Dolly!" opened on Broadway and gave America something to sing and cheer about.
The historic musical comedy triumph is something Broadway old-timers still rhapsodize about. The...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 11:35 AM
Tony Martin, one of the last of the big-name singer-actors from the golden age of Hollywood musicals, has died. He was 98.
Martin, who toured for years with his wife, dancer-actress Cyd Charisse, died of natural causes Friday at his home in Los Angeles,...
| Oct 29, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Some children call their childhood "the wonder years." But Butch Patrick says his childhood could be called "The Munsters Years." Patrick, who played the pointy-earred Eddie Munster on the classic TV comedy "The Munsters," says he's never forgotten how...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 4:32 PM
The current Broadway revival of the Stephen Sondheim-James Goldman musical, "Follies," will come to the Ahmanson Theatre in May. It fills a gap in the Ahmanson season created when a planned revival of "Funny Girl" fell through....
| Oct 1, 2010
Tony Curtis was a strikingly handsome 23-year-old native New Yorker playing the lead in an off-Broadway production of "Golden Boy" in 1948 when he was spotted by a Universal Pictures talent scout. Sent west for a screen test, he signed a seven-year...