| Apr 13, 2014
| 4:12 PM
The play "Chimerica" and the Broadway musical "The Book of Mormon" were the big winners Sunday at the Laurence Olivier Awards in London. The annual awards — Britain's equivalent of the Tony Awards — were held at the Royal Opera House and...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 6:30 PM
North London's 326-seat, not-for-profit Almeida Theater was the runaway winner at the 2014 Olivier Awards, along with the West End version of the Broadway hit "The Book of Mormon."
The Almeida and Headlong co-production of Lucy Kirkwood's new play...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 11:17 AM
These days everything's pretty dusty in Southern California. To paraphrase Travis Bickle, someday a real Discwasher will come and brush all this grit off the vinyl. Until then, experts with good ears will have to suffice.
Below, the week in reissues,...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 8:09 AM
Any Pixies fan still smarting over the abrupt departure of founding bassist Kim Deal from the band this summer can express their disappointment with her in person 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Grand Central in Miami. Or they can just shut up and enjoy...
| May 7, 2013
| 6:55 AM
With no ABBA reunion in sight, patrons can take a chance on a new museum devoted to the 1970s Swedish pop super-group.
Opening Tuesday in Stockholm, the museum will display band memorabilia, including star-shaped guitars, gold records, concert footage...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 1:50 PM
On one side, you have “Chess,” a cult-fave-rave with music from ABBA’s Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus and lyrics from Tim Rice being staged by Slow Burn Theatre, a talent magnet of a company based in Boca Raton.
On the other side,...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 6:42 PM
Stretching stories around a number of already established songs from a single source isn't a particularly new approach. Over 50 years ago, Hollywood produced the Oscar-winning "An American in Paris" with all-George Gershwin music and created an enduring...
| Mar 24, 2009
Did ABBA ever make a bad record? For fans of the Swedish group's nearly two dozen U.S. hits, including ear candy like "Dancing Queen" and "Mamma Mia," it's probably hard to imagine anything not being close to irresistible.
Sure enough: a new, nine-disc...