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  • Jay Leno to Receive Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

    WASHINGTON -- Comedian Jay Leno has been tapped by the Kennedy Center to receive this year's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The award will be presented Oct. 19 at a Kennedy Center ceremony to be broadcast Nov. 23 on PBS stations. The comedy award,...
  • Call it Obamacare for vets

    Fast on the uptake as ever, the speaker of the U.S. House, the permanently tanned if not taxidermied John Boehner, has delivered his judgment on the ever-unfolding scandal at the Veterans Administration: "The fact that more than 57,000 veterans are...
  • India's incomplete democracy

    In April and May, the world's largest democracy elected its latest prime minister, Narendra Modi. Modi has promised to shake up long-standing government corruption and bring prosperity to all of India, as he did to the state of Gujarat as its chief...
  • Kim Kardashian Weighs in on Beverly Hills Hotel Boycott

    Kim Kardashian isn't the only Hollywood figure who has taken issue with the Beverly Hills Hotel due to the actions of the hotel owner Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, but the newlywed thinks boycotting the hotel may not be the best way to make an impact. The...
  • Steve Martin brings banjo and laughs to the Hollywood Bowl

    Steve Martin brings banjo and laughs to the Hollywood Bowl
    The show started with a bang and ended with a bigger bang. In between, there were salutes to veterans, classic American marches, bales of lively bluegrass music and lots and lots of laughs. Emphasis on lots and lots. Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon...
  • Russi Taylor, the voice and personality of Minnie Mouse

    Russi Taylor, the voice and personality of Minnie Mouse
    When she was a young girl, Russi Taylor and her family visited Disneyland, where she had a close and remarkable encounter with Walt Disney himself. "It was night time and we had just gotten off of the Mark Twain boat ride. There was a man sitting on the...
  • Grammy-winning songwriter, country chart-topper, actor/singer headline State Theatre season

     
    Singer-songwriter Randy Newman, country singer Jo Dee Messina and actor/singer Danny Aiello, along with a cache of comedy and a long lineup of Broadway and stage performances highlight the 2014-15 season of The State Theatre in Easton, which was...
  • Don't quote me on that — unless I said it

     Don't quote me on that — unless I said it
    "You learn to be your best self by sometimes being your worst self." Who said that first? As far as I know, I did, and I said it for the first time Tuesday, the day I decided to run a little experiment in misattribution in the quote-happy land of...
  • Richard 'Dickie' Jones, Voice of Disney's Pinocchio, Dies at 87

    Voice actor Richard Percy "Dickie" Jones died July 7 in his Northridge, Calif., home of apparent natural causes, although he had suffered an earlier fall. He was 87. The Texas-born Jones began as a child actor and maintained his career into his 30s,...
  • McAninch Arts Center announces 2014-15 season

    The McAninch Arts Center at the College of DuPage announced its 2014-15 performance series on Thursday. The schedule is listed below:   Aug. 29 — Colbie Caillat Sept. 12 — Cherry Poppin’ Daddies Salute the Music of the Rat Pack...
  • 'American Odyssey' chronicles 60 years of Hal Holbrook as Mark Twain

     'American Odyssey' chronicles 60 years of Hal Holbrook as Mark Twain
    Hal Holbrook has performed the one-man show "Mark Twain Tonight!" for 60 years, earning a 1966 Tony Award and later an Emmy nomination for the CBS telecast. He's crisscrossed America, playing big cities and small towns in all 50 states, as well as 20...