| Dec 24, 2014
| 12:46 PM
Merry Christmas! One of TV's best presents arrives Tuesday night, again courtesy of CBS.
The 37th annual Kennedy Center Honors telecast, starting at 9 p.m., is another classy, thrilling jamboree of entertainment.
The recipients are singer Al Green,...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 5:42 AM
I can’t count all the rave reviews I have written for “The Kennedy Center Honors” over the years.
This year, though, it’s a different story.
I cannot remember being as disappointed by a production that I have looked forward...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 5:10 PM
Vernon Area Public Library District patrons wanted to get ahead of the competition in 2014. According to a wide range of borrowed-items statistics from the library, patrons were reading about, viewing and playing strategies for business, combat and the...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 3:36 PM
Until his death from cancer in April, Howard Matz directed Andrew High School's annual variety show for 22 years.
It's a Las Vegas-style production held in January to benefit the school's booster club: bright lights, glitz and glamour, one song and...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 3:04 PM
Name of the restaurant: Spaghettini and the Dave Koz Lounge.
Concept: A Beverly Hills outlet of the famous Seal Beach spot, serving Italian-skewed California food, which translates to house-made pasta with seafood, tuna tartare, steaks and more by...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 7:00 AM
In her hit single "Break the Rules," Charli XCX makes one thing clear: "I don't wanna go to school!" she insists over a propulsive synth-pop groove.
Yet on a recent evening, school was precisely where the young British singer found herself. Charli XCX...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 6:44 PM
TV is not taking time off for the holidays this week. Michael Bublé and Jim Parsons headline specials while "The Voice," "Survivor" and "The Amazing Race" name winners, and Stephen Colbert and Craig Ferguson depart their talk shows.
"Big Bang Theory"...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 5:44 AM
"The View" will roll out holiday shows next week with help from Idina Menzel, Nicki Minaj and the hosts from "The Chew."
Menzel stops by the ABC chatfest on Tuesday to perform. The singer who helped make a standard of "Let It Go," the Oscar-winning song...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 2:01 AM
The Monday edition of "The Voice" was an Adam Levine special because he spent so much time talking and performing.
He sang with his three finalists: Matt McAndrew, Chris Jamison and Damien. Levine also praised them lavishly.
Coach Blake Shelton has...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 10:00 AM
It’s finale week on “The Voice.” The Season 7 finalists — Matt McAndrew, Chris Jamison and “wild-card” pick Damien, all from Team Adam, and Craig Wayne Boyd, from Team Blake — took the stage Monday to make a final...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 8:10 PM
Adam Levine had three finalists in the Final Four on "The Voice" this season and seemed a certain winner.
SPOILER ALERT: Yet most voting viewers went another route, gave coach Blake Shelton the win and selected country singer Craig Wayne Boyd the victor...