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  • George Lucas' shrine to commerce, art — and negotiation

    George Lucas' shrine to commerce, art — and negotiation
    A long time ago, at a studio far, far away, a young filmmaker coming off his first success opted to leave around a half-million dollars in pay on the negotiating table in exchange for more control over the project he was about to begin. Conventional...
  • 9/11 museum in New York officially opens to public

    The National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York officially opens its doors to the public on Wednesday, bringing to fruition the contentious project that has experienced numerous delays and funding debates. A dedication ceremony for the museum...
  • Portage Theater to reopen in June

    Portage Theater to reopen in June
    The Portage Theater, shuttered since last May, has unveiled a new set of shows on its website, with events scheduled to begin next month. “Hello from the New Portage Theater Management Team,” reads a Facebook message linked from the site....
  • 'Venus in Fur' and 'Zealot' are heading to South Coast Repertory

    'Venus in Fur' and 'Zealot' are heading to South Coast Repertory
    "Venus in Fur" by David Ives and "Zealot" by Theresa Rebeck will be among the new and recent stage works presented by Costa Mesa's South Coast Repertory in its upcoming season, which was announced Monday. The 2014-15 lineup will also include a...
  • Going alone, but not lonely

    Going alone, but not lonely
    My recent column on the joys of traveling alone launched a steady flow of email from readers who shared their own stories of solo travel. Far more was submitted than can fit here, but this is a sampling. Submissions were edited for space. I went alone...
  • College of DuPage cuts Buffalo Theatre Ensemble

    College of DuPage cuts Buffalo Theatre Ensemble
    A long-running theater group at the College of DuPage will not be returning to campus after a difficult year marked by a shortened season and financial shortfall. The Buffalo Theatre Ensemble has been on campus for more than 20 years, said Diana...
  • CANNES: IFC Buys Mads Mikkelsen Western 'Salvation' for U.S. Distribution

    IFC Films has bougth North American rights to Kristian Levring's Western "The Salvation," starring "Hannibal" actor Mads Mikkelsen. IFC made the deal with from TrustNordisk five days after the film's world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in the...
  • CANNES: Roskino Showcases Wide Range of Russian Movie Projects

    CANNES - Russian movie support agency Roskino has been busy during Cannes. Among its varied activities, it has presented Global Russian, a selection of films in the Short Film Corner of the Cannes Market, the New Russian Cinema program, which is a...
  • Percussionist Richie Barshay Showcases Rhythmic Shape-Shifting

    Percussionist Richie Barshay Showcases Rhythmic Shape-Shifting
    Richie Barshay is an internationally known percussionist who's played Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Fred Hersch, Esperanza Spalding and the Klezmatics, while also leading his own groups. The West Hartford native is no stranger to Connecticut jazz and...
  • Glen Ellyn family donates two generations of war memorabilia

    Glen Ellyn family donates two generations of war memorabilia
    For years, Bill Becker kept his Vietnam War military uniform in the closet. It hung there next to his late father's World War II uniform. They were reminders of two generations of service, and would likely continue hanging in closets for more...
  • OCMA names Todd DeShields Smith as new director

    OCMA names Todd DeShields Smith as new director
    The Orange County Museum of Art has been without a director since the end of 2013, leading many in the local art world to speculate about the executive search being conducted by museum leaders. On Wednesday, the Newport Beach museum announced that it...