| May 19, 2014
They are beloved by children and adults alike, symbols of global culture and performance. Puppets. And, a local gallery filled with these elaborate figures is experiencing a renaissance, like the art form itself. "The Ballard Institute and Museum of...
| May 21, 2014
| 8:27 PM
Newport Harbor High School has announced its inaugural class of the Newport Harbor High School Hall of Fame.
The first class features 10 alumni and five faculty.
The alumni are Al Irwin, George James, Greg and Dr. Barbara Smith MacGillivray, Frank...
| May 21, 2014
| 8:27 PM
•Albert Irwin, Class of 1937, was Harbor's first four-year, five-sport letterman, and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He taught and coached at Harbor for eight years, and went on to coach football and swimming at Orange Coast...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Bill Condon's "Mr. Holmes" has started to shoot, with additional cast announced, and the first image released of Ian McKellen as Sherlock Holmes at the age of 93.
The movie, which will shoot for seven weeks on location in London and on the south coast of...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 11:00 AM
When announcements for the next opera season began arriving early this year, the overall impression was that our country's companies were getting livelier if not yet up to the more progressive European model.
Los Angeles Opera, in particular, is...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Commenting recently about seeing the play "War Horse," one of my 11th-grade students expressed surprise that "even some of the Nazis had humane feelings" for the plight of animals caught up in war.
"It's about the First World War," I replied. "There...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 12:33 PM
Five years ago Greg Webster had a dream in which a man in a business suit stood atop a copier machine as he was being attacked by paper. Not long after, while he was late-night channel surfing, Webster came across a documentary on British explorer Sir...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 12:21 PM
Yale School of Drama grad Zach Appelman (Broadway's "War Horse," Julie Taymor's production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and the title role in "Henry V" at Washington, D.C.'s Folger Theatre) will star in the title role in Hartford Stage's "Hamlet."...
| Sep 18, 2014
Barbara Gaines' raw and visceral Chicago Shakespeare Theater production of "King Lear" begins, poorly, with the titular monarch, he who hath ever but slenderly known himself, fast-forwarding through the songs of Frank Sinatra.
Smashing his plastic...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Judging by Michael Douglas' presence as producer and star, "The Reach" must have been some sort of passion project for the aging Hollywood icon. Well, as Pascal observed, the heart has its reasons -- which, in Douglas' case, remain impenetrable at the end...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 1:47 PM
As 2013 winds to a close, we thought we'd take one more look back at the year's literary highlights. We asked Printers Row Journal contributors to write about a book they read this year that will linger in their minds well into 2014. Here's what they...