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  • How song, dance and movies bailed us out of the Depression

    Many were surprised that the final stimulus legislation signed by President Obama preserved a $50-million increase in arts funding that had been the subject of a heated battle in Congress. Though it amounted to only a tiny fraction of the measure's...
  • Harmonic convergence: Frankie Valli's Chicago Theatre show delivers Four Seasons hits, while the hit musical about the Four Season takes place blocks away

    Call it a "Jersey Boys" juxtaposition for the ages -- with a true-life musical at one end of the Loop, the main subject of said musical singing at the other, and enough drama at the Chicago Theatre to make many in the sellout crowd wonder if they were...
  • Valentine's events offer something to love for everyone

    Valentine's events offer something to love for everyone
    Valentine’s Day is approaching and romantic offerings scheduled around the holiday abound in La Cañada. Descanso Gardens, Lanterman House and La Cañada Presbyterian Church are all offering several ways for the community to get in the spirit of...
  • Classically Trained: Making the 'good ol' songs' still unforgettable

    Classically Trained: Making the 'good ol' songs' still unforgettable
    LAGUNA BEACH — When Mike McCaffrey tells the audience he's got the world on a string, he's got you under his skin and that you're unforgettable — and pretty incredible, too — he can't go wrong. That's because he's a pianist, singer and...
  • Burbank Phil honors young artists

    Two beautiful and talented young women who have already made their mark on the world did the same in Burbank this past week by taking top honors in the Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra and Hennings-Fischer Foundation’s 10th annual Young Artists’...
  • On Theater: Ethel Merman hits Playhouse

    On Theater: Ethel Merman hits Playhouse
    In Laguna Beach, Broadway (the street) stops just before it gets to the Laguna Playhouse, whereupon it becomes Laguna Canyon Road. Next week, although the playhouse isn't on Broadway, Broadway will be at the playhouse. "Ethel Merman's Broadway," that is....
  • Theater Review: Everything's coming up Merman at Playhouse

    Of all the since-departed celebrities who've shown up to entertain at the Laguna Playhouse recently (George Gershwin, Ella Fitzgerald), none shines brighter than the queen of Broadway herself, Miss Ethel Merman. "Ethel Merman's Broadway," a one-woman...
  • Mesa Musings: Modesty, where have you gone?

    Modesty. It's a forgotten virtue in this culture. Remember long ago when our teachers introduced us to the "Seven Heavenly Virtues" (as opposed to the "Seven Deadly Sins")? Those virtues were spelled out as: chastity, temperance, charity, diligence,...
  • Stephen Sondheim: Merrily he rolls along

    Stephen Sondheim: Merrily he rolls along
    Stately and rumpled, Stephen Sondheim descended from an upper floor of his elegant East Side townhouse and submitted to the interview as though it were a necessary barber shop shave. He's used to these intrusions — the artist obliged to natter on...
  • A judgmental Randy Newman likes what he sees

    A judgmental Randy Newman likes what he sees
    In his songs, Randy Newman has invented enough characters to stock a season's worth of Broadway musicals. Regretful lovers. Scared school boys. Unreconstructed rednecks. Blissfully smug Angelenos. An oddly contemporary Karl Marx. And, of course, short...
  • 'Robin and the 7 Hoods' has the Van Heusen sound

    'Robin and the 7 Hoods' has the Van Heusen sound
    Among other things, the new musical "Robin and the 7 Hoods" is a love letter to composer Jimmy Van Heusen. On first glance it might seem an homage to Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack in their heyday, but it's Van Heusen's infectious melodies, found in "Come...