| Aug 22, 2013
| 2:00 PM
This Friday and Saturday, Aug. 23 and 24t, cult classic "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" returns to the Athens Theatre in downtown DeLand.
The Absent Friends, a local-based group of actors headed by "Rocky" veteran and director Robert Baldwin, have...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 7:30 AM
While auditioning for Hollywood movie and TV roles, actor and martial arts champion Hector Echavarria said he often found himself reading for stereotypical Latino parts that left him feeling disgusted.
"I was sick to my stomach because I was always...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 3:28 PM
"Double Trouble" is the name of a blues rock band from Austin, Tex., an Elvis Presley flick, a 1980s TV sitcom starring twins, a movie wherein other twins try to break up a crime ring, an unrelated Australian TV series, and a 2001 stage musical...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Sometimes, you just need a little help. That saying certainly holds true for Hector Chavez, the proud but beleaguered mixed martial arts fighter facing a hugely stacked deck in the action melodrama "Chavez: Cage of Glory." More important, it also...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 11:00 AM
NEW YORK — Recently, writer John August watched a DVD of "Big Fish," the 2003 film directed by Tim Burton for which he wrote the screenplay.
He says it was an enjoyable but odd experience.
"I kept wondering, 'Why aren't they singing?'" recalls...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 3:02 PM
There may be no more derivative industry than Hollywood -- see "Rocky" movies 1 through 6 or any of hundreds, if not thousands, of formulaic bromance/road trip/gross out/superhero/improbable romance/triumphant underdog movies all built on a single, once-...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 5:21 PM
Admit it. At some point in your life, you've done an impression of Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa wailing, "Adria-a-a-a-a-a-an!"
And now, thanks to Irvine resident Kevin Derek, you'll get to meet the man who directed that iconic moment. While...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 1:20 PM
Here’s the thing about having a long, busy acting career: one moment a performer finds himself at the extreme margin of agony, trudging the stage with Cordelia in his arms, and the next he's having a moment of blood, sweat and glory in Rocky Balboa'...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 5:00 AM
NEW YORK — Recent Broadway seasons have yielded musical juggernauts: "The Book of Mormon," "The Producers" and "Spring Awakening," for example, each scooped up fistfuls of Tony nominations before going on to win best musical.
But as voters have...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 4:00 AM
NEW YORK — With Broadway increasingly relying on stars, glitz and noise — often timed to hit just weeks before the Tony Awards deadline — the nominations for this year's prizes took a different path.
The most-nominated show when the...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Two musical theater triple-threats, two musicians, two classical vocalists and four dancers.
That's the field competing this year for the title of Rising Star, an honor bestowed annually at this Saturday evening's Celebration of the Arts. This gala...