| Mar 22, 2013
| 2:53 PM
"Admission" is a nice movie. You have no idea how depressing it is for a critic to drag out what may be the blandest word in the English language. But it fits. "Admission" is a bowl of oatmeal — instant oatmeal — with nothing added; not sugar,...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 3:21 PM
Jester Theater Company has announced its 2013-14 season lineup, which includes the classic play "Harvey," adapted into a Jimmy Stewart film.
Here's what's in store from the troupe, which as its name indicates, specializes in comedy.
| Mar 26, 2013
| 2:03 PM
These are very sweet days for Sugar Blue.
In a few months, he'll be a father once more, his wife and bass player Ilaria Lantieri expecting their first child together in late May or early June.
In the meantime, the two — who own a home in...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 10:00 PM
Fay Kanin, an Oscar-nominated screenwriter for the 1958 Clark Gable-Doris Day comedy "Teacher's Pet" and former president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, died Wednesday. She was 95.
In a writing career that spanned more than four...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 9:22 PM
Looking dapper with his slicked-back hair and gray vest, Sawyer Stahl was all the part of George Bailey, the well-meaning banker of Bedford Falls whose frustrations nearly end him before he realizes that his is a wonderful life indeed.
But while some...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 9:36 AM
When Madeleine Barker's fellow cast members handed her the Oscar in the Claire Trevor Theatre, she felt excited for herself and a little sad for Judy Garland.
Barker, who plays Garland in UC Irvine's upcoming musical "Tinseltown Christmas," had been...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 6:29 AM
Some have gotten a head start in non-league games, but Tuesday is opening night in Peninsula District basketball. There are a couple of interesting games to follow.
(game times approximately 7:15 p.m.)
Heritage at Hampton. The Crabbers have...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 1:06 PM
Fourth Friday of the month:
“Zarkana” by Cirque du Soleil
Dec. 3, 5, 6, 8-10, 12, 13, 15 & 16: Taylor Hicks
| Nov 26, 2012
Johnny Carson, one of TV's greatest stars, gets a new gig next summer. Not bad for a man who died in 2005. TCM will replay Carson's “Tonight Show” interviews with Hollywood greats, from Henry Fonda and James Stewart to Sally Field and Susan...
| Nov 30, 2012
The weekend highlights include the fall finales for two of TV's best dramas. “The Walking Dead” wraps up the audacious first half of its season at 9 p.m. Sunday on AMC. The next eight episodes start in February. So far, the season has been...
| Dec 1, 2012
Yes, “It's a Wonderful Life” is a tradition on NBC, and it's airing at 8 tonight. But Jimmy Stewart has a lot of competition, some of it very worthy, Saturday night. A sampling: ***ABC Family starts its 25 Days of Christmas festival with a...