| Jun 11, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Stars may head to Hollywood to make their careers, but their hometown fans don't have to travel far for the festivals that celebrate them. Regional fests are taking place throughout the country this summer to honor showbiz legends Lucille Ball, Judy...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"If women ran the world we wouldn't have wars, just intense negotiations every 28 days," said Robin Williams.
REALLY AND truly, some of the recent dead are just too heartbreaking.
What about Robin Williams, who I knew throughout his amazing career as...
| May 30, 2014
The inimitable Judy Garland undoubtedly would have been pleased to hear Jane Monheit sing her songs. But the young jazz singer did not just imitate Garland during her concert last night at the Musikfest Café. She does have the perfect voice to channel...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 9:09 PM
The musical performances at this year's Academy Awards have tended toward the more stately. Rock stars U2 went acoustic. Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O stayed seated. Surely Pink would bring some showbiz excitement to the Oscars, no?
Not quite. Pink...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 3:53 PM
At this year's Academy Awards, the red carpet will lead to the yellow brick road as Judy Garland's three children -- Liza Minnelli, Lorna Luft and Joey Luft -- gather to help celebrate the 75th anniversary of their late mother's beloved film "The Wizard...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 9:30 AM
At 4 p.m. Saturday a diminutive gray-haired gentleman in a tuxedo will stroll up to a microphone and introduce himself to more than 300 people seated in a packed Sunrise Civic Center Theater. A few words of gratitude will end with a simple declaration:...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 1:57 PM
When the play-with-music “Beyond the Rainbow: Garland at Carnegie Hall” comes to Delray Beach’s Arts Garage, it will be a much different show than any of the other dozen or so stagings.
“It used to be a theater experience and we&...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 9:15 AM
"Parfumerie," the 1936 Hungarian play by Miklós László, has the humble distinction of living in the shadow of the more famous movies (and Broadway musical) that it inspired.
Hollywood has cashed in on the play not once but three times — the...
| Mar 8, 2013
“The Wizard of Oz” is one of the most beloved movies of all time, so it's a bold move to ......
| Nov 1, 2011
| 2:12 PM
The door at the back of a Wilmette movie house cracked open. A young girl poked her head in. She spotted a half dozen or so twentysomethings standing amid the seats of an otherwise empty theater and her eyes grew wide. “Wow! Hey! Team StarKid!&...
| Mar 26, 2011
| 4:21 PM
Films are at the root of many songs. The hit movie American Gangster inspired Jay-Z’s 2007 album of the same name. Local band Kill Miss Pretty’s “Judy Garland,” begins “I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore,&...