| May 10, 2012
| 4:18 PM
Mort Lindsey, a conductor, arranger and composer best known as the music director for Judy Garland in the 1960s and for his more than two decades as music director for "The Merv Griffin Show," has died. He was 89.
Lindsey, who was in declining health...
| May 14, 2012
| 2:46 PM
Michael Wanzie and Douglas White have assembled a powerhouse group of local entertainers to impersonate famous folks in “Celebrity Squares,” a Fringe show fashioned after the TV classic “Hollywood Squares.” It’s exciting...
| May 15, 2012
| 10:00 AM
"End of the Rainbow," the Broadway play about Judy Garland currently running at the Belasco Theatre, will make its Los Angeles debut in 2013 at the Ahmanson Theatre, with the Tony-nominated Tracie Bennett reprising her role as the troubled actress and...
| May 18, 2012
Bluegrass banjo pioneer Earl Scruggs answered a knock at the door of his Nashville home in 1953 to find an eager-looking banjo enthusiast on the porch asking Scruggs to put a set of his special tuner keys on the young man's instrument.
"He was so...
| May 30, 2012
| 9:27 AM
The 2012-13 season at the Ahmanson Theatre will feature Theresa Rebeck's "Seminar," starring Jeff Goldblum, and the U.S. premiere of "Backbeat," a new musical about the origin of the Beatles, based on the 1994 movie.
As previously announced, the...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 5:12 PM
The sheriff's sale of a French estate on the Westside that was once the battleground for the bitter custody battle between screen star Judy Garland and Sid Luft was canceled this week after the parties involved negotiated a settlement.
| Jun 6, 2012
5 - 5:30 a.m. The Great Outdoors with Charlie Potter
5:30 - 6 a.m. Love Changes Life
6 - 6:30 a.m. The Lutheran Hour
6:30 - 9 a.m. The Sunday Papers with Rick Kogan
8:05 a.m. Natalie West, best known as Crystal from “Roseanne”, joins...
| Jun 9, 2012
Carl Leo Dietrich, who had been chairman of the music department at what is now McDaniel College and later was a founder of the Columbia Orchestra, died May 24 of a fall at his Naples, Fla., home.
The former Columbia resident was 85.
"His influence of...
| Jun 10, 2012
| 8:15 PM
Nina Arianda won the Tony Award for lead actress in a play for her provocatively sexual performance in the two-hander play "Venus in Fur" by David Ives.
"Venus in Fur," adapted from the Leopold von Sacher-Masoch novella, first ran at the Classic Stage...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 4:32 PM
One of two known Cowardly Lion costumes worn by Bert Lahr in "The Wizard of Oz" is set to hit the auction block as part of a two-day auction on December 15 and 16, 2011, organized by Calabasas-based Profiles in History. Estimated to fetch between $2...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Chewbacca won't sing, but he will make an appearance on the upcoming Christmas episode of "Glee." "Star Wars" creator George Lucas gave permission to "Glee" producers to use Chewbacca in the episode set to air Dec. 13....