| Jan 7, 2015
| 11:46 AM
From "Finding Nemo" to "The Lion King," parental deaths are common in Disney, Pixar and other animated children's movies.
In fact, according to a recent study in the British Medical Journal, the "risk of parental death was five times higher in...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 1:29 PM
If you loved "The Lion King," you won't want to miss "Backstage With Disney on Broadway: Celebrating 20 Years."
Jesse Tyler Ferguson of ABC's "Modern Family" hosts the special at 7 p.m. Sunday on Disney-owned ABC. He starred in "On the Town" and "The...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 9:01 AM
The Melon Patch Players will present Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning comedy "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," which opens Friday at the theater, 311 N. 13th St., Leesburg.
The play is about three siblings; Vanya, the brother who is a...
| Oct 9, 2014
CLERMONT— Money, money, money.
That's what's needed to update East Ridge High School's 485-seat theater. So far, $2,500 has been raised for a new sound system and lighting, which will cost $15,000 to $25,000 to replace, theater director Vince...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 7:20 AM
CLERMONT — When drama students at East Ridge High School put on a musical, they come out swinging. In their latest production they literally let it fly — on aerial silks.
When "Tarzan," with music by Phil Collins, opens at 7 p.m. Wednesday,...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 4:09 PM
Think there's nothing more wholesome than a tub of popcorn and a classic children's animated film?
Guess again, say Canadian researchers.
When it comes to big-screen murder and mayhem, kids' animated films pack the deadliest wallop of all top-grossing...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 4:29 AM
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Thursday, Oct. 16
"Pleading for the Future: A Play": Watch the production based on the Leopold...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 8:09 AM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences went global with its honorary Governors Awards on Saturday evening in Hollywood, paying tribute to three movie legends — Irish-born actress Maureen O'Hara, Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki and...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 11:00 AM
The Goodman Theatre announced partial casting for its 2014-15 season on Wednesday. Notably, former Black Ensemble Theater star Chester Gregory, who went on to perform on Broadway in "Sister Act," "Hairspray," "Cry-Baby" and "Tarzan," will appear in August...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 5:15 AM
Before Jack Miller, 15, joined the Encore Theatre group in Libertyville when he was in fourth grade, he was rather shy, he said.
"I honestly didn't have anything I thought I was good at," Miller said. "Being in Encore helped me gain the confidence I...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Superman, the story goes, was born on the planet Krypton and sent to Earth in a small rocket by his father when that planet was about to explode.
He was actually born in 1933 in a two-story bungalow in a scruffy neighborhood on the east side of...