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  • Today in History

    Today is Friday, March 27, the 86th day of 2015. There are 279 days left in the year.
  • Louis Jourdan, the Continental exemplar of slightly dangerous romance

    Louis Jourdan, the Continental exemplar of slightly dangerous romance
    The phrase "superficially superficial" sounds too clever by half, but it applies to a certain, rarified breed of screen actor. Louis Jourdan was one of those actors. He died Saturday in Beverly Hills at the age of 93. He carried so much louche...

    Actor Louis Jourdan, dashing playboy in 'Gigi,' dies at 93 in Beverly Hills

    Actor Louis Jourdan, dashing playboy in 'Gigi,' dies at 93 in Beverly Hills
    French actor Louis Jourdan, best known for his role as the dashing playboy in the 1958 movie musical “Gigi,” died Saturday. He was 93. Jourdan’s death at his home in Beverly Hills was confirmed by Olivier Minne, who is writing the...

    Michael Feinstein is keeping the standards alive

     Michael Feinstein is keeping the standards alive
    Perhaps the most concise way to summarize Michael Feinstein's work over nearly 30 years as a prominent keeper of the flame for the Great American Songbook is to say that the Great American song title that least applies to him might be Duke Ellington and...

    Harvey Fierstein, 'Casa Valentina,' and gender-blurring roles on Broadway

    "Harvey Fierstein and William Shakespeare have a lot to answer for about the actors contending for this year's Tony. In a field of 20, a half dozen are wearing dresses," writes theater reporter Harry Haun in the New York Observer. SPEAKING ABOUT the...