| 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 –...
| May 12, 2014
| 4:35 PM
There always was music in the car. Lots of Frank Sinatra, Billy Joel and James Taylor, singers who will always remind Blackhawks forward Ben Smith of being with his father, Larry Alan Smith, as they made lengthy drives around New England, sometimes five...
| May 13, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Jimmy Kimmel's edgy standup routine is always the highlight of ABC's upfront presentation. Here's some of the zingers delivered Tuesday at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall.
"My favorite part fof the upfront so far has been hearing Paul Lee saying...
| May 20, 2014
| 7:27 AM
The James Beard Foundation Awards, considered the Oscars of the American restaurant scene, is moving its 25th anniversary ceremony to Chicago in 2015. It will be held at the Civic Opera House May 4 and would be the first time the ceremony is hosted...
| May 20, 2014
| 12:04 PM
The James Beard Foundation has been intimately associated with New York City. After all, that was the city Beard himself called home, and in fact, it was the effort to save his old brownstone that led to the organization’s formation in 1986.
| May 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The Los Angeles Philharmonic's production of the Mozart-Da Ponte opera "Così fan tutte" arrives on stage at the Walt Disney Concert Hall on Friday with a hard-edged futurism and a note of nostalgia.
It's the third production in as many years to unite...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 2:30 PM
A new generation of moviegoers get to be scared by "Texas Chain Saw Massacre" on the big screen forty years after its original release, and the trailer for the restored horror movie hit the web this week.
In celebration of the 1974 horror classic's...
| May 31, 2014
| 12:30 AM
The 15th annual Golden Trailer Awards honored the best in motion picture marketing on Friday night at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills.
Warner Bros. was the big winner of the night, taking home 15 awards including the best of show prize and best...
| May 30, 2014
| 1:00 PM
These are illustrious times for the pianist and writer Jeremy Denk. Last year he won a MacArthur "genius" Fellowship, was named Musical America's Instrumentalist of the Year and signed a book contract to expand a New Yorker article about piano lessons....
| Jun 2, 2014
| 11:23 AM
Nigel Lythgoe, along with the DanceOn network on YouTube, plans to launch two new online shows later this year: "Dance School Diaries" and "Every Single Step."
DanceOn, which recently spotlighted dance-centric campaigns spotlighting Michael Jackson's...
| May 6, 2014
| 5:06 AM
Chicago chefs and restaurants continued their streak of a respectable showing at the 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards. The annual awards gala, dubbed the “Oscars” of the American culinary scene, was held Monday in New York.