| Oct 10, 2014
| 9:23 AM
Tens of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators returned to Hong Kong’s financial district Friday night, galvanized by the government’s decision to cancel formal talks with student protest leaders a day earlier.
Splayed out across an...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 2:23 PM
Hometown Broadway star Norm Lewis will join veteran country singer Emmylou Harris and nine-time Grammy winner Sheryl Crow as headliners in a nearly three-week celebration of Orlando's new performing-arts center.
Dubbed the "Grand Premiere," next month'...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Duncan Clark has been named president of Universal Pictures International, a role that will keep him and the studio's senior international post in London.
While Universal announced plans, in May, to move its international leadership to Los Angeles, it'...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Former Universal Pictures chairman Adam Fogelson has been tapped as chairman of the motion picture group at Robert Simonds' Next Gen Studio.
Fogelson, a film biz vet who headed Universal Pictures from October 2009 to last fall, will oversee all aspects...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 9:54 AM
"Charge 'em for the lice, extra for the mice
Two percent for looking in the mirror twice
Here a little slice, there a little cut
Three percent for sleeping with the window shut..."
—"Master of the House," Les Miserables
A business owner in...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 2:30 PM
PBS has released the first cast photos for "Downton Abbey" season 5, including stills of the new actors chosen to play Sybbie Branson (Fifi Hart) and George Crawley (Oliver and Zac Barker), who have been aged up a couple of years for the new episodes....
| Aug 6, 2014
| 7:40 PM
Named after Chautauqua Lake in New York State, where the first was held in 1874, Chautauqua adult education assemblies expanded and spread throughout rural America until the mid-1920s, when their popularity declined. Chautauquas brought entertainment...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 5:15 AM
Before Jack Miller, 15, joined the Encore Theatre group in Libertyville when he was in fourth grade, he was rather shy, he said.
"I honestly didn't have anything I thought I was good at," Miller said. "Being in Encore helped me gain the confidence I...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 8:30 AM
LONDON -- David Kosse has been appointed as director of Channel 4's feature filmmaking division Film4.
Kosse joins from Universal Pictures where he is president, international, and will take up his new post on Nov. 1.
Kosse will oversee the...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 3:16 PM
Central Florida Community Arts brings back its "Spotlight Series" of cabarets this month with a tribute to composer Stephen Sondheim. The program will feature songs from his many hit musicals, including "West Side Story," "Into the Woods" and "Gypsy."...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 10:10 AM
Could a hometown Broadway star be returning to Orlando for the grand opening of the new downtown arts center?
Officials at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, which opens with a multi-week celebration in November, have been mum on the...