| Dec 20, 2011
| 7:38 AM
I am not a sharp dresser. I prefer jeans over pants, I haven't tucked in a shirt since my third-grade class photo and, until last year, every suit I owned fit me like a cloak of bees. So it was with great reluctance and serious discomfort that on a...
| Jun 16, 2011
Bob Banner, an Emmy Award-winning television producer and director whose credits included "The Garry Moore Show," "Candid Camera" and "Solid Gold" and who gave a career boost to a young Carol Burnett years before becoming executive producer of her popular...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 6:42 AM
The Hampton Jazz Festival, happening at Hampton Coliseum June 24-26, isn't the only local event offering top names in smooth jazz and R&B. Friday, June 17, and Saturday, June 18, the Jazz Summer Solstice Sax and Strings Fest brings major talent to the...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 6:59 AM
Drummer and radio host Jae Sinnett is primarily a jazz man. He's been wading into funk and R&B recently, though.
As reported in a Daily Press feature in April, Sinnett now leads House & Sinnett, a big band that specializes in the sort of free-wheeling,...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 10:43 PM
Here's a look at February's TV premieres, including new and returning series, speicals and movies. If you notice I've missed something, leave me a message in the comments. I'll continue to add to the list
Thursday, Feb. 2
7 | "Love Etc.," OWN...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 2:08 PM
The first time Rain Pryor visited the intimate Strand Theater, she knew she was in the right place.
"I thought, 'It smells like theater. I'm home,'" says the actress, comedian, writer and musician who has just been named artistic director of the Strand....
| Feb 2, 2012
| 11:42 AM
Combine Emmy and Oscar winners, an "American Idol" finalist, one of the top names in screen entertainment, and a programming chief who has switched networks.
What do you get? A "Smash," they all hope.
Some may see it as NBC's answer to Fox's "Glee," but...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 4:42 PM
It just doesn't seem right watching Natalie Dormer act in contemporary clothing, let alone with her natural blond hair.
"I do quite a lot contemporary stuff," Dormer told me, laughing, during a phone interview from London, "but the American audience...
| Feb 6, 2012
Award-winning nature cinematographer
Mike deGruy, 60, an award-winning marine scientist and nature cinematographer best known for documentaries featuring underwater footage that brought viewers up close to sea creatures, plants and...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 4:51 PM
The Founders’ Day celebration for the Glendale Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) Reciprocity came off without a hitch. The 200-plus members and guests present should be proud. P.E.O., founded in 1869, is based on providing...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 7:00 AM
The L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival, the largest comedy film festival in the USA, will head East to Hartfiord's Mark Twain House & Museum this month.
The "Festival Encore" will run Friday, Feb. 24; Saturday, Feb. 25; and Sunday, Feb. 26 and will be...