| Aug 30, 2014
| 3:21 PM
The Williams Center for the Arts at Easton's Lafayette College has become a mecca for jazz and world music, as well as classical music and dance companies.
What began as a modest series of mostly classical music concerts has grown to 20 some concerts...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"IF it can't be good, I'm not going to make it!" said Oscar-winning producer Wendy Finerman to me last week, while we were doing a lunch catch-up.
We were running down Oscar lane because Wendy's "Forrest Gump," 20 years ago, caused the young producer's...
| 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 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 15, 2014
| 4:18 PM
The nominations for the 35th News and Documentary Emmy Awards were announced on Tuesday, and PBS led the pack with the most overall nominations. Public television received 43 nominations for 13 programs. However, "60 Minutes" on CBS was the single...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 9:21 AM
Cruise passengers can enjoy a slice of the Big Apple, New York City, both as a port of call as an embarkation/disembarkation port on a variety of voyages including Canada and New England itineraries and some Caribbean and trans-Atlantic crossings.
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 3:26 PM
Riegelsville has a population of fewer than 900 but nestled in the teeny Bucks Country community is a world-class operation.
The father/son team of John Poole and John Poole Jr. run Corinth Films, a distributor of classic cinema and new theatrical...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 1:19 PM
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's "Birdman or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance" will alight on the New York Film Festival as the closing selection, the Film Society of Lincoln Center announced Monday.
The black comedy, which stars Michael Keaton as a...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 11:57 AM
In September 1990, a Los Angeles Times headline declared, "Irvine Barclay Theatre Debuts on Schedule, on Budget and on Solid Ground."
Schedule, budget and solid ground. Yep, that's about a day's work for Douglas Rankin.
The president of the venue on...