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  • 'The Producers' scores high by aiming low

    Mel Brooks' "The Producers" is a good show about a bad show. Based on his own 1968 movie, this Tony Award-winning 2001 Broadway musical remains as cheerfully vulgar as ever in the entertaining production by Silhouette Stages. Where appalling taste is...
  • Howard County Briefs

    'Godspell' Wilde Lake High School's theater department will present the musical based on the Gospel of Matthew at 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, March 7-9, at the Jim Rouse Theatre, 5460 Trumpeter Road in Columbia. Tickets are $12. Information: 410-313-6965....
  • Big-screen blind spot: 'Robin Hood: Men in Tights'

    Big-screen blind spot: 'Robin Hood: Men in Tights'
    Once in a while, a movie slips under your radar. For about, oh, 20 years. In 'Big-screen blind spot,' we sit down with those 'classic' movies everybody but us has seen and give them the nostalgia critic treatment. Confession: In middle school, my friend...
  • Film review: Quentin Tarantino ropes himself a Western with 'Django Unchained'

    Film review: Quentin Tarantino ropes himself a Western with 'Django Unchained'
    As diverse as Quentin Tarantino's first films (“Reservoir Dogs,” “Pulp Fiction,” “Jackie Brown”) were in tone (tragic, comic and romantic, respectively), they all took place within roughly the same world and the same...
  • Charlie Callas

    Charlie Callas
    Charlie Callas, a rubber-faced stand-up comedian and Mel Brooks regular who worked on television, in films and on stage for five decades, died Jan. 27 in a Las Vegas hospice. He was 86.
  • Charlie Callas dies at 83; zany, character-oriented comedian

    Charlie Callas dies at 83; zany, character-oriented comedian
    Charlie Callas, the veteran comedian who punctuated his zany, character-oriented comedy routines with a bizarre array of facial expressions and sound effects, has died. He was 83. Callas, a resident of Las Vegas, died Thursday evening of natural causes...
  • Sam Denoff dies at 83; Emmy-winning writer

    Sam Denoff dies at 83; Emmy-winning writer
    Sam Denoff, an Emmy-winning writer on the classic sitcom "The Dick Van Dyke Show" who helped create the Marlo Thomas comedy "That Girl," has died. He was 83. Denoff, who had Alzheimer's disease, died Friday at his home in Brentwood, said his son,...
  • Through a lens

    Through a lens
    It goes without saying, though I'll say it anyway, that Charles Osgood is my favorite photographer, but it was nice to see many other great Tribune photographers gathered Tuesday in the Tower, talking about their work in a new book, "Chicago in Season."...
  • PASSINGS: Kenneth Mars

    PASSINGS: Kenneth Mars
    Kenneth Mars, 75, a veteran actor whose most memorable performances were his two collaborations with director Mel Brooks in "The Producers" and "Young Frankenstein," died of pancreatic cancer Saturday at his home in Granada Hills. During a career that...
  • Marvin Saul dies at 82; longtime owner of Junior's deli in Westwood

    Marvin Saul dies at 82; longtime owner of Junior's deli in Westwood
    Marvin Saul was a uranium miner who had gone bust when he flipped a coin in the late 1950s to decide where to strike out next from Utah. Heads meant Los Angeles; tails Dallas. Heads, and generations of future deli-goers on the Westside, won out. With 35...
  • Leonard Stern dies at 88; TV writer, producer also co-created Mad Libs

    Leonard Stern dies at 88; TV writer, producer also co-created Mad Libs
    Leonard Stern, an Emmy Award-winning writer, producer and director whose career in television spanned "The Honeymooners," "Get Smart" and "McMillan & Wife" and whose additional career in publishing included co-creating the classic Mad Libs word game...