| May 16, 2013
| 12:29 PM
Beverly Jeanne Badham Anderson, a radiant all-round Southern California bombshell, successful musical theater light opera singer and actress, and exceptional wife and mother of five children died April 28, at home. She was 81.
Anderson was born June...
| May 13, 2012
Singer and actress Julie Andrews has listed the Brentwood house she owned with her late husband, director and screenwriter Blake Edwards, for $2.649 million. Less than a month after coming on the market, the tidy white home with gray shutters is already...
| May 17, 2012
| 8:16 PM
"It's not over 'till you're underground
It's not over before it's too late
This city's burnin'
It's not my burden
It's not over before it's too late"
— Green Day, "Letterbomb"
Punk band Green Day skyrocketed to fame in the 1990s, but is...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 8:12 PM
Whether it was the two-story entry hall that doubled as a gym or the 60-foot swimming pool with underwater speakers, Ryan Phillippe's tricked-out home in Hollywood Hills West enticed a buyer to shell out $6 million.
Still, that wasn't enough to spare...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 11:48 AM
History has unleashed another promo for its upcoming drama "Vikings" that shows the main protagonist, Ragnar Lothbrok, who is based on a historical figure from the 8th Century.
Any number of legends exist about Ragnar from Old Norse poetry and other...
| Dec 30, 2012
The performing arts scene looked a bit like a Busch Gardens theme ride in 2012, with lots of high points and a couple of strange twists and turns. Overall, the quality of presentations was first-rate with several regional or world premieres and knockout...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 7:18 PM
This month, many Virginia schools are benefiting from a pilot program that's bringing classical arts to the classroom via the Internet.
The Community Alliance for the Performing Arts Fund in Williamsburg is streaming performances of its annual...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 12:43 PM
Leslie Bricusse, the Academy Award-winning songwriter behind such monster hits as "What Kind of Fool Am I?," "Candy Man" (penned with the late Anthony Newley) and "Talk to the Animals," slipped quietly into Chicago this week. So did the producer-writer-...
| Apr 13, 2013
| 5:08 PM
After a season of four operas, Virginia Opera is closing out its 2012-2013 performing year with a classic musical, Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Carousel." Tickets are on sale for the production that will be presented May 10-19 at the Harrison Opera House in...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 7:50 AM
Philip Winchester and Amanda Mealing recognized the strange coincidence Thursday that they were doing press for their series "Strike Back" on the day Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi was killed.
In the Cinemax action drama, they play members of a secret...
| Nov 8, 2011
Hollywood costume designer Theadora Van Runkle, whose influence spanned four decades and a range of movie genres including period pieces like "Bonnie and Clyde" — which earned her the first of three Academy Award nominations — and over-the-top...