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  • Mickey Rooney dies at 93; child actor's career spanned decades

    Mickey Rooney dies at 93; child actor's career spanned decades
    Actor Mickey Rooney, who became the United States' biggest movie star while still a brash teenager in the 1930s and later a versatile character actor in a career that spanned 10 decades, died on Sunday, friends and entertainment media said. He was 93....
  • In defense of Billy Corgan's 'Siddhartha'

    In defense of Billy Corgan's 'Siddhartha'
    "Play normal music!" The woman yelling this at Neil Young stood three rows away from him at the Rosemont Theater in 2004. Between each song, as he spoke to the crowd about the next chapter in "Greendale," the theatrical rock play he was presenting...
  • Review: 'Eliot Ness: The Rise and Fall of an American Hero' by Douglas Perry

    Review: 'Eliot Ness: The Rise and Fall of an American Hero' by Douglas Perry
    This is no way to go: "Broke, alcoholic and dead from a massive heart attack at just fifty-five." But that was how life ended for Eliot Ness in 1957. But how very well the subsequent years treated him, allowing him to come to vivid and heroic life,...
  • Review: 'Everything's Coming Up Profits' by Steve Young and Sport Murphy

    The Chicago Auto Show is winding down this weekend, but you can keep the glitzy concept cars. I'm staying home with Steve Young and Sport Murphy's delightful chronicle of the industrial musical, "Everything's Coming Up Profits." In the boom of post-...
  • Workers discover part of L.A.'s first municipal water system

    Workers discover part of L.A.'s first municipal water system
    Workers excavating the site of a $100-million Chinatown development have discovered a 100-foot section of Los Angeles' first municipal water system, an ancient maze of brick and wooden pipes and conduits that once fed the city. The 4-foot-diameter brick...
  • 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...
  • Obamas attend 'A Raisin in the Sun' starring Denzel Washington

    Obamas attend 'A Raisin in the Sun' starring Denzel Washington
    President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama took time Friday to attend the Broadway revival of "A Raisin in the Sun," starring Denzel Washington. Tickets to the play at New York's Ethel Barrymore Theatre have been selling out since the production...
  • Mickey Rooney, with gumption and grit, put on a show

    Mickey Rooney, with gumption and grit, put on a show
    Everyone knows Mickey Rooney, but who really remembers the extent of his success? How many now living can testify not only to how large this man loomed over the American film landscape but also to the particular qualities that made him such an enormous...
  • 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,...
  • Honest writing keeps addiction drama afloat

    Honest writing keeps addiction drama afloat
    Some writers, especially those from families that don't necessarily understand the need for such a profession, curse their relatives. Others mine them for material. Quiara Alegria Hudes most certainly is in the latter camp. Her North Philadelphia kin...
  • 'Les Miserables' to lead Orlando Shakespeare Theater's next season

    'Les Miserables' to lead Orlando Shakespeare Theater's next season
    "Les Miserables" will kick off the Signature Series of Orlando Shakespeare Theater's 2014-15 season, theater officials announced Tuesday. The musical's first Orlando-based production will open Sept. 12 and will be the Shakes' largest single show, said...