| Apr 6, 2012
| 8:26 AM
The word "legend" is as overused in the entertainment world as "diva" and "superstar."
But in Liza Minnelli's case, it really is apt. Not only does the songstress have four Tony Awards, two Golden Globes, an Emmy and a special "Legends" Grammy, but she...
| 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!&...
| Sep 25, 2011
You're an outsider heading to the Westside of Los Angeles — not the beach cities, but Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Westwood and the nearby well-heeled neighborhoods south of the Santa Monica Mountains. This means you'll be well-fed, well-rested and...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 9:10 PM
| Aug 13, 2011
The email from a reader in Westwood was short, to the point and disturbing.
"My life has been very full," wrote Polly Berger. "But now it is getting very bad, and I want to go to that other world."
Berger also said she wished there were more Dr. Jack...
| Dec 19, 2011
Irving Berlin wrote "White Christmas," one of the biggest-selling songs of all time, with tongue planted firmly in cheek. Although the wistful tune soothed homesick soldiers in such God-awful places as Guadalcanal more than half a century ago, and no...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 3:35 PM
In celebration of July Fourth, Printers Row set out to create a reading list of patriotic books. But, how to define "patriotic"? We decided to have each contributing Tribune writer and editor pick a title that corresponds to his or her own definition....
| Jul 12, 2011
| 2:24 PM
"The Wiz," let us stipulate, was always a weird show. With the passage of 36 years, it only has become stranger.
Although a big hit in 1975 — it ran on Broadway for some 1,600 performances — "The Wiz" generally has defeated most attempts to...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 12:46 PM
The animated cat and mouse never will be mistaken for Judy Garland, but they get their own shot at a classic story in this made-for-video feature-length cartoon.
The basics are the same, as a tornado sweeps Dorothy and Toto out of Kansas and into a...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 12:08 PM
Lila Lee Wilson Boyle, age 84, died Monday, July 25, 2011 after a miraculous five year battle with stage IV cancer. Her petite frame was deceiving. Her fighting spirit was as strong as that of any giant. Lila was united in paradise with her Savior...
| Aug 29, 2011
Q. I have a mentor at work that I profoundly respect, and I've tried to have her be my role model. The problem is that we have dramatically different personalities, and I just can't make some of her habits work for me. Do you have any advice on how to...