| May 5, 2015
| 9:20 AM
Never let it be said that Rihanna doesn't know how to make an entrance.
On a night when big stars were a dime a dozen — try George and Amal Clooney, Lady Gaga, Madonna and Cher — the pop singer still managed to pull the red carpet out from...
| Apr 22, 2015
| 9:00 AM
Burbank-based Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre, formerly known as Media City Ballet Company, will kick off its 14th season with a new production of a classical and contemporary dance titled, "A Collection of Works" this weekend at the El Portal Theatre in...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 6:15 AM
On Sunday night, "Glory" came — and it conquered.
Minutes after their powerful performance earned an extended standing ovation inside the Dolby Theatre, John Legend and Common won the Oscar for original song with "Glory," their stirring anthem...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 3:16 PM
Here's something I didn't expect the Grammy Awards to make me say: I wish I'd caught Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett's post-ceremony gig at the Wiltern on Sunday night.
Five months ago, when these two released their "Cheek to Cheek" album, I'd have dreaded...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 2:15 PM
WALLINGFORD - Is the Oakdale Theatre making too much noise?
That's what some of its neighbors seem to think, and the town of Wallingford apparently agrees with them because it has issued a cease and desist order in an effort to remedy noise complaints...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 3:45 AM
The Nobel Prize-winning novelist Isaac Bashevis Singer used to say he liked writing for children because they didn't read the New York Times Book Review, they just liked what they liked. The same can be said for Oscar voters: They don't care about what...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 11:12 AM
Lady Gaga, Taylor Kinney and Vince Vaughn were among the 4,500 crazy people in Chicago who threw themselves into the icy waters of Lake Michigan on Sunday to raise money for the local Special Olympics chapter.
"It was awesome," singer Gaga told the...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Who is Beck? That was one of the most-asked questions of the night on Twitter after the 44-year-old's win for album of the year. Here's a quick primer: Beck (last name Hansen — no relation to the "MMMBop" musical brothers) is an alternative singer-...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 8:30 AM
Prepare yourself, Little Monsters. Your leader is about to bring her special brand of scary to prime time.
Lady Gaga, the chameleon-like rock star who has boosted her career by crooning with Tony Bennett, will star in the fifth installment of FX's...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 3:24 PM
If a Diane Sawyer special and a Lady Gaga medley made you want to see "The Sound of Music" again on the big screen, you're in luck.
The Oscar-winning musical, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary, returns to movie theaters April 19 and 22. The film...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 12:30 PM
"I'VE switched over to watching 'My 600-lb Life!'"
That's an e-mail I received at the almost half-way point of Sunday night's (as usual) interminable Oscar telecast.
WHAT IS there to legitimately critique every year, when a whole lot of privileged...