| Jun 12, 2014
| 6:14 AM
Jazz musicians are not often profiled on TV's "60 Minutes," but the long-running news magazine earlier this year aimed its high-profile lens at one of the best: pianist Marcus Roberts.
The piece, reported by another eminent jazz musician –...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 8:30 AM
It wasn't billed as such, but saxophonist Victor Goines' hard-charging opening set Saturday night at the Green Mill Jazz Club amounted to a tip of the hat to his adopted city: Chicago.
Born and raised in New Orleans and previously based in New York,...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 6:42 AM
Chicago tenor saxophone master Ari Brown first heard John Coltrane perform live when Brown was 19 years old, and several times thereafter.
He has never forgotten the experience.
"It was actually overwhelming," recalls Brown, who will be playing a...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Creator Sam Shaw and director Thomas Schlamme of WGN America's new show "Manhattan" compared their recent work on the 1940s period drama to hit shows "Masters of Sex" and "The West Wing" during Wednesday night's panel at the Paley Center for Media....
| Jul 14, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Did you miss the second season premiere of Showtime's "Masters of Sex" last night? That's OK, you can watch it here.
Starring Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan, Sunday night's episode was titled "Parallax" and, according to HitFix's Andy Sepinwall, was...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 10:05 AM
Editor's note: Broadway actress and singer Elaine Stritch, 89, died on Thursday, July 17, at her home in Birmingham, Mich. (Story and photos here.) Following is an interview by Hartford Courant theater critic Frank Rizzo from 2008.
Elaine Stritch is...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 10:37 AM
Once again classical music is casting its seductive spell over the American summer festival landscape. Following is a selective guide to some of the more unusual and intriguing festival offerings. Programs and dates are subject to change and should be...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 8:30 PM
"Inherent Vice," writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson's adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's darkly comic 2009 crime novel, has been selected as the centerpiece gala at the 52nd annual New York Film Festival, Variety has learned.
The Oct. 4 bow will mark the...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 10:57 AM
Lee Hyla's friends, colleagues and students remember him as a supportive musical colleague and a composer with a profoundly individual voice.
The vivid extremes of expression that made his music so compelling owed as much, they said, to his experience...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 2:30 PM
All awards shows have similarities: The advance handicapping, the opening of the envelope, the winner's list of thank-you's (weeping is optional).
But in fact, there are other ways in which Tony shares elements with siblings Oscar and Emmy. (Oscar is the...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 5:30 AM
NEW YORK — A biennial, as practiced by the art world, is a devotion, a talking stock every other year. It is also pure catnip for a culture maven hooked on being up-to-date.
The New York Philharmonic is now the first major orchestra to emulate the...