| 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 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...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 9:13 PM
It's a label Liza Minnelli cherishes, and one she's never fully understood.
"Gay icon." Ask her to explain it, and she'll come up empty.
On Google, Minnelli's name alongside that two-word phrase cues up 117,000 results. When she performed back east...
| 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...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 8:22 AM
March 24 is going to be quite a look-back at Hollywood,
Shirley MacLaine is going to be at Torrington's Warner Theatre, talking questiions from audiences and showing clips and talking about her career on stage, screen and TV.
Also that same night at 7...
| Mar 18, 2012
Professional golfer Phil Mickelson and his wife, Amy, have listed their estate in Rancho Santa Fe for sale at $7.095 million.
Encompassing 4.88 acres, the compound includes a 9,500-square-foot main house and two guesthouses. The one-level Tuscan-style...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 2:50 PM
There was a traffic jam on the “Road to the Emerald City” when Hillsides, a non-profit home for abused children, held its annual benefit at the California Club in downtown Los Angeles.
Formally dressed guests captivated the “Wizard of...
| Feb 11, 2011
The weekend's biggest show will be the Grammys, which unfold from 8 to 11:30 p.m. Sunday on CBS. The awards are usually about today's biggest hitmakers, but this year's telecast is making a big deal over legends. And why not? Bob Dylan, Barbra Streisand...
| Mar 29, 2011
Lady Gaga’s Monster Ball, which returned to the Staples Center on Monday, March 28, lays somewhere near Burning Man and ComicCon on the spectrum of fan devotion and costumery....
| Apr 5, 2011
From the Chicago Park District: The lineup for this summer's Theater on the Lake! Each summer, the Chicago Park District’s open-air stage is home to the best dramatic, comedic and innovative performances the city of Chicago has to offer, all...