| Feb 12, 2014
| 3:00 PM
The late actor, comedian, writer and musician Sid Caesar was a comic Renaissance man. Though best known for the TV series "Your Show of Shows," he was also a regular presence on the stage and the big screen. Here's a look at five of his most memorable...
| May 14, 2014
| 9:21 AM
I'm under the impression that people really liked disco in the late 1970s. Who would have guessed? Here's your top 10, 36 years ago, via Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive.
10. "Night Fever," the Bee Gees
This one appeared, of course, on the...
| May 14, 2014
| 1:12 PM
Last summer, Becca Lustgarten began to feel as if something was missing from her life.
The 26-year-old Boston University graduate who had relocated to Los Angeles recalled homing in on a void that she had previously filled by learning, acting and...
| Feb 2, 2014
Stephen Schellhardt remembers the first time he saw Devin DeSantis on the Northwestern University campus in the summer of 2004.
Stephen, a theater major from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, was an instructor in the Cherub summer theater...
| May 8, 2014
| 2:01 PM
Artful Events' first "Summer Nights Series" at The Abbey in downtown Orlando will see the return of some hometown favorites, among them Broadway performer Davis Gaines and Michael Wanzie's comic play "The Ladies of Eola Heights."
The series features...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 7:21 AM
"Grease" is the word. It's got groove. It's got meaning.
It's also the theme for a new slot machine, which debuted last month at the Seminole casinos in South Florida.
At Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, for example, the machines are encased in...
| Feb 19, 2012
| 7:32 AM
Which two of these four entertainment names -- Woody Allen, George Lucas, Meat Loaf, Erik Estrada -- are members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences?
It'd be understandable if you guessed Allen and Lucas: The directors made such classics as...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 8:32 AM
Disney has unveiled a partial list of its narrators for this year's Candlelight Processional, a holiday tradition at Epcot. The new name that pops out:Olivia Newton-John.
The singer ("Physical," "I Honestly Love You") and star of movies such as"Grease"...
| Dec 22, 2011
Phew, 2011 was quite a year in Chicago theater. As the year comes to a close, ready for a quick tour back through the newsworthy highlights?
The Black Ensemble Theater bowed a gorgeous, $19 million new home on the North Side. Stage 773 on Belmont...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 11:47 AM
Live at the lakefront
Keyboard virtuoso Greg Hatza will bring his Greg Hatza ORGANization to the Lake Kittamaqundi Lakefront Thu., July 28, 8 p.m., at the Lake Kittamaqundi lakefront. The Richard Walton Group will perform jazz Sat., July 30, 8 p.m., at...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 4:56 PM
Most of the cast members in Catonsville Youth Theatre's production of "Grease" live in Anne Arundel County, so it seemed practical to offer the show in an Arundel venue.
On Aug. 19, "Grease" will open as the first full weekend production at the Robert...