| Mar 8, 2013
| 12:30 AM
Austin -- As "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" opens South by Southwest tonight with a comic flourish, hundreds of bizzers -- including the fest's largest-ever buyer contingent -- begin the real SXSW trick of balancing screen time with face time. South by...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 8:35 AM
Certain, shall we say, issues hampering frontman Billie Joe Armstrong's ability to perform led Green Day to postpone their their fall tour behind ¡UNO!, ¡DOS! and ¡TRE!, which included a Mohegan Sun date (now on for April 6). Luckily, American Idiot, a...
| Feb 24, 2013
Tom Kitt remembers seeing punk-pop group Green Day for the first time. He was a student at New York's Columbia University in the '90s and saw them in concert on MTV.
"I just knew they were special," he says over a lunch interview in Manhattan recently....
| Feb 22, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The 2013-14 season at the Pantages Theatre will feature last year’s most decorated Broadway musical, “Once,” Andrew Lloyd Webber thrice, and a second helping of "The Book of Mormon."
The Webber trifecta will consist of his production...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 9:57 AM
Anchored by mega-hit "Book of Mormon," the shows heading to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts next season have one thing in common: Their creators have proven track records.
The musicals presented by Broadway Across America are:
| Dec 18, 2012
| 7:57 AM
If you're caught with an empty sack only a few days left before Christmas, believe me, I understand. Sound Check is ready and willing to lend a hand. Here are a few recommended items with local ties. It's the Sound Check Last-Minute Gift Guide.
| Dec 5, 2012
| 8:15 PM
"Once" is once again in the awards spotlight. The original cast recording for the popular Broadway show is among the Grammy nominees this year in the category of musical theater albums. The show features songs by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, the...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 12:05 PM
Notice that the latest trend in gift-giving is the "experiential gift?"
Instead of that sweater, slippers or cheese board, I'm noticing more people giving (and asking to be given) gifts of experiences: a day at the spa, a balloon ride, a...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Leisha Hailey and girlfriend escorted off Southwest Airlines flight after kissing: A Southwest Airlines crew approached Leisha Hailey only after passengers complained that she and her girlfriend's kissing was "excessive," the airline. Southwest Airlines...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Leisha Hailey was kicked off a Southwest flight for kissing her girlfriend, she said Monday on Twitter. Musician and "The L Word" actress Leisha Hailey tweeted that she'd joined Kevin Smith and Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day in being booted off a...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 4:23 PM
It’s ironic that Weird Al Yankovic’s latest hit parody “Perform This Way” makes fun of Lady Gaga’s onstage wardrobe because at his show Thursday at Allentown’s Symphony Hall, Yankovic made nearly as many costume changes...