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  • L.A. Chamber Orchestra to premiere Anna Clyne's 'Prince of Clouds'

     L.A. Chamber Orchestra to premiere Anna Clyne's 'Prince of Clouds'
    CHICAGO — When London-born Anna Clyne was 7, friends of her parents gave her family a piano with randomly missing keys. Undeterred, Clyne not only played that piano but by age 11 had written a few little songs for herself and a flute-playing friend....
  • Among Bob Balaban's Hollywood stories are a few monuments

    Among Bob Balaban's Hollywood stories are a few monuments
    Bob Balaban was born, so to speak, into movie royalty. His father and uncles were founders of the Balaban and Katz theater chain of Chicago movie palaces. His uncle Barney Balaban was president of Paramount for three decades, and grandfather Sam Katz...
  • Liza Minnelli's wonderful life

    Liza Minnelli's wonderful life
    In the next few months, Liza Minnelli will bring her new musical show, "Simply Liza," to Vienna, London, Paris and Amsterdam, among other places. There's one stage, however, on which this Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, Golden Globe and Tony winner has never set...
  • Winter Park Playhouse's 2014-15 season

    Winter Park Playhouse's 2014-15 season
    Tickets go on sale April 15 for the Winter Park Playhouse's 2014-15 season of musical-theater productions. It's a schedule full of famed showbiz names: Ginger Rogers, Neil Simon, Frank Sinatra and Stephen Sondheim to name just a few. Here's a look at...
  • Younger women outspoken about Woody Allen and Dylan Farrow

    Sarah Seltzer grew up a fan of Woody Allen movies — her parents showed her "Sleeper," "Annie Hall," and "Everyone Says I Love You" once she was old enough to get the jokes. As a 31-year-old writer living in New York, she has admired Allen's more...
  • Suburban rockers help raise $1M for charity

    Suburban rockers help raise $1M for charity
    Music and charity often go hand-in-hand. When the suburban band Not for Profit formed in 2007, it carved out a niche playing for charitable causes. Seven years later, the band has reached $1 million in raised funds -- not too shabby for a group of...
  • Orlando Shakespeare Theater's 2014-15 season

    Orlando Shakespeare Theater's 2014-15 season
    After previously announcing "Les Miserables" would be the headliner of its upcoming season, Orlando Shakespeare Theater has announced the rest of the shows planned for 2014-15. Among them: The classic "To Kill a Mockingbird" and two Shakespeare offerings,...
  • Will Woody Allen controversy affect 'Bullets Over Broadway' musical?

    Timing is everything in showbiz. And so it is with public controversies too. The resurrection of the 20-year-old Woody Allen controversy surrounding his adopted daughter Dylan (also known as Malone) Farrow comes as the prolific writer-director is riding...
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman funeral: Fellow actors pay their respects

    Philip Seymour Hoffman funeral: Fellow actors pay their respects
    A funeral Mass for actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was held Friday at St. Ignatius of Loyola church on Park Avenue in New York City, with dozens of acting luminaries turning out to bid farewell to the Oscar winner who died Sunday of an apparent heroin...
  • Mickey Rooney dies at 93; show-business career spanned a lifetime

    Mickey Rooney dies at 93; show-business career spanned a lifetime
    Mickey Rooney, a celebrated child actor who embodied the All-American boy in the "Andy Hardy" films of the 1930s and '40s and became one of the era's top box-office draws, has died. He was 93. Rooney, whose roller-coaster show-business career was marked...
  • At last, a spotlight on Chicago piano master Ron Perrillo

    On Saturday night, one of the best pianists in this city will take the stage of the Green Mill Jazz Club as bandleader for the first time in several years. For anyone who values keyboard virtuosity, harmonic sophistication and musical invention of a high...