| Sep 27, 2011
The volume seemed to be turning up: Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings were moving away from acoustic austerity, growing comfortable rocking out. Their last album, "Soul Journey," saw these Nashville alt-folkies jolting their sound with electricity and a...
| Oct 10, 2011
Ann Christophersen, co-owner of Women and Children First bookstore in the Andersonville neighborhood, turned to Linda Bubon, her longtime business partner and scowled at the table that had been set up on a riser at the back of their store. The actress...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 12:43 PM
With a few shards of glass, tile and other discarded bits, Loring Cornish can re-create his world into a shimmering mosaic wonderland.
After growing up in Reservoir Hill and studying at Morgan State University, he has established himself as an artist,...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 11:40 AM
"Luv," the comedy now at the Plaza Theatre in Manalapan, isn't a many-splendored thing, but it's a pretty funny thing.
At least, it's funny in fits. And for that, we can thank the cast, adept at mining laughs out of the tiniest throwaway line or the...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 7:34 AM
A solid dose of the comedy icon, both then and now, is provided by this documentary profile - originally shown on the cable channel Encore - that also includes tributes from such celebrity peers and admirers as Jerry Seinfeld, Billy Crystal, Carol Burnett...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 9:24 PM
In "Moon Over Buffalo," onstage at Sanford's Princess Theater, playwright Ken Ludwig has devised a farce about the messed-up personal lives of a second-rate acting troupe, which struggles to put on a play that goes horribly wrong.
If this sounds to...
| 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,"...
| 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-...
| 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...