| Jan 29, 2013
| 7:03 AM
Over the years, many Hampton Roads radio stations have been content to follow more often than lead. For example, once rock hits were broken in major markets, local outlets would jump on and ride the wave.
That's started to change recently as stations...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 10:27 AM
Shadow Morton, the songwriter and producer behind such 1960s pop classics as "Remember (Walking in the Sand)" and "Leader of the Pack" -- both recorded by the Shangri-Las -- is dead. According to the New York Times, Morton died Thursday in Laguna Beach;...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 4:54 AM
What a great weekend: HBO sent a screener for "Phil Spector," a made-for-TV movie about the legendary music producer, starring Al Pacino and Helen Mirren. Barry Levinson is the executive producer, with David Mamet as writer and director.
| Mar 19, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Like Someone in Love
Directed by Abbas Kiarostami
"Like Someone in Love", the jazz standard that Abbas Kiarostami's new film takes its name from, is the kind of love song that can easily qualify as a song about insanity, depending on how cynical...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 4:50 PM
Al Pacino gets his freak on in HBO Film's biopic about legendary record producer Phil Spector, who definitely had a case of the crazies.
Written and directed by Chicago native David Mamet, "Phil Spector" (8 p.m. CT March 24, HBO; 3.5 stars) fictionalizes...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 1:17 PM
Executive producer Barry Levinson urges viewers to think of his HBO film "Phil Spector" as a two-person play —not a docudrama about the first murder trial of the rock producer.
"It really is a two-person piece," Levinson said in a telephone...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 4:49 AM
This morning, Baltimore young'uns with their eyes all aglow are hoping for a snow day. Republican Senator Rand Paul, meanwhile is charitably hoping that if the glow happens to come from the burning of an illicit substance, the kids' lives won't be...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 4:10 PM
Critic's Notebook: The dramatist who used to regularly scorch the stage with complex stories has let his anti-P.C. rage blunt his work.
What in the world has happened to David Mamet? The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Glengarry Glen Ross," a modern...
| Jan 4, 2013
Al Pacino is playing legendary music producer -- and convicted murderer -- Phil Spector in a movie for HBO, but he doesn't claim to have much insight into who Spector really is....
| Jan 30, 2013
When Lindsay Lohan's new attorney, Mark Heller, tried to play up his New York roots with Stephanie Sautner in court Wednesday, the judge gave him a terse brushback easily captured in the old Big Apple expression: Fuhgeddaboudit!...
| Feb 5, 2013
HBO's trailer for "Phil Spector" provides a first look at Al Pacino, Helen Mirren and their really bad hair....