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  • Kevin Spacey brings star power to 'House of Cards'

    Kevin Spacey brings star power to 'House of Cards'
    It was a steamy weeknight in July on Centre Street, and the extras in black tie were flagging.
  • Paul Tanner dies at 95; trombonist with Glenn Miller Orchestra

    Paul Tanner, a trombonist with the Glenn Miller Orchestra who became a prominent jazz educator at UCLA and created an unusual electronic musical instrument heard on the Beach Boys' classic 1966 hit "Good Vibrations," has died. He was 95. Tanner died...

    DVD Review: The classic 'On the Waterfront' surfaces

    DVD Review: The classic 'On the Waterfront' surfaces
    You don't have to approve of Elia Kazan's testimony before HUAC to recognize his 1954 “On the Waterfront” as a brilliant film, whose influence changed the face of American movies. Somehow both lyrical and hard-edged at the same time, this tale...

    Annette O'Toole, Jeff McCarthy Star In New Transgender Musical

    Barrington Stage in Pittsfield, Mass. opens its season with a revival of the Leonard Bernstein-Betty Comden-Adolph Green musical “On the Town” on its main stage, playing June 12 to July 13. John Rando directs with choreography by Josh Bergasse...

    Turning to music of Elgar to mark deaths in two families

    Turning to music of Elgar to mark deaths in two families
    If you don't mind, I'd like to devote some blog space to something very personal. Last Saturday, my warm and witty father, Ken Smith, died, an event that has not fully registered on the family he led for so long. On Tuesday, in the midst of preparing for...