| Nov 1, 2011
| 2:12 PM
The door at the back of a Wilmette movie house cracked open. A young girl poked her head in. She spotted a half dozen or so twentysomethings standing amid the seats of an otherwise empty theater and her eyes grew wide. “Wow! Hey! Team StarKid!&...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 6:16 AM
One of my guaranteed chuckles at our theme parks is during MuppetVision 3D at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Kermit the Frog and company are producing a musical spectacular and he asks what the title is.
"It's 'A Salute to All Nations … But Mostly...
| Apr 2, 2011
| 12:02 AM
Tiffany Paladin is known for her aggressive drives to the goal for the Corona del Mar High girls' lacrosse team.
The Sea Kings were having their way with rival Newport Harbor in the Battle of the Bay game March 25. Paladin had been subbed out, but...
| Apr 16, 2011
| 5:02 PM
Do you believe in zombies? I don't.
Ghosts, yes. Zombies, no.
A person can only deal with so many paranormal issues at one time. But believe in them or not, zombies are coming to Costa Mesa, sort of. Not real zombies — movie zombies, and their...
| Jun 2, 2011
Just when you think Las Vegas can’t get any weirder or naughtier, along comes “Absinthe.”
Not the once-forbidden mind-altering green libation but a new circus-burlesque-vaudeville extravaganza in the Roman Plaza in front of Caesars...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 2:34 PM
A young child in a gold-adorned white robe stood stage right bathed in a spotlight’s glaring luminance. “And soon, the wise men came to the manger,” the haloed-tyke proclaimed. Pretty standard Christmas pageant stuff — until the...
| Sep 9, 2011
The second annual Chicago Fringe Festival continues through Sunday at five venues in Pilsen.
"No Gender Left Behind" ***
Rebecca Kling knows a teachable moment when she sees one. When the transgendered Kling was dismissed as a visiting theater teacher...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 9:58 AM
Where you stumble lies your treasure, and that’s just what struggling actress and filmmaker Christy Oldham found during a brief, dark period, when she became a phone sex operator to pay rent in Burbank.
The treasure came in the form of raw material...
| Apr 6, 2012
AACC Theatre presents the 1975 cult classic, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," April 12-20 in the Robert E. Kauffman Theater, 101 College Parkway in Arnold. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15, and 11 p.m....
| Oct 21, 2011
| 4:51 PM
On an afternoon in early October, I sat in a pew in an old church and took in Mass. A woman dressed all in white sang a soothing hymn, and then a priest in an intricate, green robe read from a prepared sermon; behind him, an imposing pipe organ...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 9:56 PM
With the holiday season upon us, the odds are good that some folks may be invited to a party, imbibe a bit too much spiked egg nog or eat a few bad mushrooms, pass out, and experience visions of surreal and bizarre events and characters dancing in their...