| Aug 6, 2012
| 12:35 PM
Kristin Chenoweth, who is to receive the Goodspeed Award for outstanding contribution to musical theater, will not be attending Saturday's gala fund-raising event for Goodspeed Musicals.
A Goodspeed spokesman says the Chenoweth (Broadway's "Wicked,"...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 9:13 AM
Before there was a King of Pop, Helen Reddy was being called the Queen of ’70s Pop thanks to her string of 15 Billboard top 40 songs and three chart toppers, starting with the anthemic “I Am Woman.”
This rich-voiced, auburn-haired...
| May 25, 2012
Al Gordon, an Emmy Award-winning comedy writer who spent much of his more than 40-year career writing for Jack Benny's penny-pinching, vain and perennially 39-year-old persona, has died. He was 89.
Gordon died Wednesday of age-related causes at Cedars-...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 10:00 AM
The program schedule for the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books was released Monday morning. The schedule, which is online, includes the complete list of author appearances and special events during the Festival of Books, April 20-21, on the campus of...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 10:00 PM
Fay Kanin, an Oscar-nominated screenwriter for the 1958 Clark Gable-Doris Day comedy "Teacher's Pet" and former president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, died Wednesday. She was 95.
In a writing career that spanned more than four...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 6:11 AM
Meg Chambers Steedle was a little intimidated by her first starring TV role, but not because it required her to sing and dance.
The 2008 graduate of Northwestern University's School of Communications stars opposite Steve Buscemi in the Prohibition-era...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 5:39 AM
She isn't quite 5 feet tall, but Kristin Chenoweth has achieved uncommon stature in show business, thanks to consistently sizzling performances on Broadway, including an indelible portrayal of Glinda in "Wicked"that earned her a Tony nomination, and...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Insane City by Dave Barry (Putnam) The Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist's first solo adult novel in more than a decade is a typically absurdist comic story about everything — and then some — that goes wrong for Seth and his friends en...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 8:57 PM
Murder is often messy. The same holds true for comedy.
And so it is with the second production from Thriller Theater, "The Centerpiece," which opened Friday night.
Perhaps surprisingly, given the troupe's name, it's not a thriller at all —...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 9:30 AM
More than 300 students from drama classes around Harford County gathered in the Amoss Center at Harford Technical High School Jan. 30 for the annual HCPS Dramafest.
This event, sponsored through the school system's English/Language Arts Department,...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 8:23 AM
When variety series were staples of network television, Burnett presided over one of the most popular, and she selected the 17 episodes of the CBS program included in this set.
One of the most interesting is an hour that she and her merry cast of...