| Sep 21, 2010
| 9:01 PM
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,...
| Sep 2, 2010
| 10:12 PM
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....
| Jul 25, 2010
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...
| Jul 6, 2010
Cesare Siepi, the celebrated Italian bass singer who won over audiences worldwide in signature roles such as Don Giovanni and Figaro in "The Marriage of Figaro," has died. He was 87.
The opera singer died Monday at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, said...
| Nov 14, 2010
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...
| Nov 8, 2010
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...
| Feb 18, 2011
| 3:35 PM
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’...
| Feb 14, 2011
| 9:15 PM
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...
| Feb 8, 2011
| 5:42 PM
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...
| Jan 25, 2011
| 8:54 PM
Duo piano teams, with two pianists at separate pianos, is a lost art, having languished out of sight for about a half-century. That may be changing if Jack Lantz and Kemp Smeal’s Sunday afternoon program at the La Cañada Presbyterian Church...
| Jan 17, 2011
| 9:23 PM
Newport Harbor High School was closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but theatre arts students spent the afternoon in a dress rehearsal for their upcoming production of "Anything Goes," the Cole Porter musical.
The show, directed...