| Nov 30, 2011
| 7:52 PM
Melanie Amaro got the prestige position of closing “The X Factor” Wednesday.
“You save the best for last,” Simon Cowell said.
Then the 19-year-old from Sunrise went out and proved herself worthy of the high praise with a stirring...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 8:13 PM
Melanie Amaro had another strong night on “The X Factor” Wednesday. It wasn’t her best showing of the competition but it was still very good and drew warm accolades from the judges. Unless her fans fail to hit the phones, Twitter and...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 6:55 AM
This sounds like a perfect fit for the eclectic, funky Playhouse on Park in West Hartford.
It's a production of the loopy Charles Ludlam comedy "The Mystery of Irma Vep," the very funny show that features two actors performing an amazing variety of kooky...
| Jan 31, 2012
John Strelecky knows a bit about taking risks. At the height of his career as a strategy consultant in 2002, he decided to quit his job.
"I was on track to be partner and all was going great, but it wasn't making me happy," said Strelecky, author of...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 8:48 PM
We'd rather not think about the Super Bowl.
But after the Vince Lombardi Trophy is presented to Sunday's winner comes a championship contest we can really get behind: the premiere of the second season of "The Voice" on NBC.
A different kind of talent...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 1:08 PM
Singer-dancer Paula Abdul, who was a judge on "The X-Factor," has put her house in Sherman Oaks on the market at $1.899 million.
The contemporary Mediterranean, built in 2000, features a grand entry with a double staircase, French doors opening to...
| Mar 4, 2012
Singer-dancer Paula Abdul, who until recently was a judge on"The X Factor," has put her house in Sherman Oaks on the market at $1.899 million.
The contemporary Mediterranean, built in 2000, features a grand entry with a double staircase, French doors...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 11:20 AM
You didn't think Ashton Kutcher was saving "Two and a Half Men" for free, did you? CBS struck a sweet deal with Kutcher; he'll make $700,000 per episode.
That makes him the highest paid sitcom actor on TV, according to TV Guide Magazine, but its still...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 12:15 AM
Just like she did on her previous two solo albums, Kelly Rowland — best known as one third of the superstar trio Destiny’s Child — enlisted some help from the hip-hop world on her newest album, “Here I Am.” The album features...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 11:48 AM
THE SKINNY: Have we been had? "The X-Factor" followed up a seriously stellar debut with a two-hour mess of talentless singers and worse. The supporters of the first episode should be worried. Was Thursday night the real "X-Factor" or just a momentary bump...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 8:15 PM
Melanie Amano, an 18-year-old from Sunrise, saved the day for South Florida on "The X Factor" Thursday.
Until Amano blew away the judges with her rendition of "Listen" the second night of Simon Cowell's new series was almost a total washout.