| Jun 3, 2014
| 8:59 PM
A famous Life magazine photograph from 1965 shows Malcolm X lying on the stage of a New York City ballroom moments after assassins had shot him down. One of the first people who rushed to his side was a petite Asian woman in glasses who is seen cradling...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 10:27 AM
Robert LaVigne, an artist and set designer whose subjects and collaborators included many of the central figures of the Beat movement, including Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and Robert Creeley, died Feb. 20 in Seattle. He was 85.
LaVigne had been in...
| 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...
| May 29, 2014
| 8:31 PM
David Weiss was a world-renowned oboist who spent 30 years with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
But that's not what got him featured appearances on "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson and "Prairie Home Companion." In an unlikely pairing for a...
| May 14, 2014
| 6:30 AM
— ABC is turning over its most valuable real estate to its proven hit-maker, Shonda Rhimes.
This fall, three hour-long dramas created by Rhimes will run back-to-back-to-back on Thursday night: "Grey's Anatomy," "Scandal" and her latest creation:...
| May 13, 2014
| 11:16 AM
Looking to rebound from its third-place spot in the ratings this season, ABC in the fall will double down on Shonda Rhimes and also make a number of bets on multiethnic shows. The network on Tuesday announced that it was moving up Rhimes’ long-...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 2:30 PM
When Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight and Fantasia Barrino take the stage during the Tony Awards ceremony Sunday night, they'll be there to showcase the new musical contender "After Midnight." But they won't be doing a number you'll see in the show.
| Jun 3, 2014
| 1:58 PM
Rihanna attended Monday's 2014 CDFA Awards in New York wearing full-length bedazzled pantyhose ... er, body-hose?
No, wait. Let's try that again.
Rihanna attended Monday's 2014 CDFA Awards in New York wearing a sparkling, diaphanous gown that left...
| May 13, 2014
| 9:21 AM
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The labor and financial drama that has become a discordant leitmotif in the opera and symphonic world could be building for the Metropolitan Opera, America's biggest-budgeted performing arts...
| May 15, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The 2014-15 season on Broadway is shaping up to be just as starry as the current one, with Glenn Close now confirmed for a fall opening in a Rialto revival of "A Delicate Balance" that will also star John Lithgow, Lindsay Duncan and Martha Plimpton....
| Jun 6, 2014
| 11:00 AM
In a Broadway season in which revivals have eclipsed new plays it was still a surprise that the American drama that spoke most urgently to our time was Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun."
Much has changed since the work first appeared on...