Aug. 4: Singer Frankie Ford is 74. Actor-comedian Richard Belzer is 69. Actor Billy Bob Thornton is 58. Actress Kym Karath (“The Sound of Music”) is 55. Actress Lauren Tom (“Joy Luck Club,” ”Men in Trees”) is 54.
NEW YORK (AP) — Bryce Pinkham has nobly decided to join “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” on Broadway.
Producers said Monday that Pinkham will star opposite Tony Award-winner Jefferson Mays when the musical begins performances on
Vince Gill & Paul Franklin, “Bakersfield” (MCA Nashville)
For those dismayed by contemporary country music’s lack of steel guitar and shuffle rhythms, “Bakersfield” is your antidote.
With Vince Gill no longer competing for top radio hits, he turns
Glen Campbell, “See You There” (Surfdog)
At 77 and stricken with Alzheimer’s disease, Glen Campbell looks back at a lifetime of work on “See You There.” He revisits classics such as “Wichita Lineman” and “Galveston” with a contemplative,
“The Highway” (Minotaur), by C.J. Box
Sixteen-year-old Gracie Sullivan is book-smart and resourceful, but her 18-year-old sister, Danielle, is impetuous, self-involved and boy-crazy. As “The Highway” opens, they’re driving cross-country from their divorced mother’s home in Colorado to
NEW YORK (AP) — Vehicles will be temporarily banned from a New York City tunnel so an artist can turn it into an interactive light and sound installation.
Instead, pedestrians will be allowed into the 1,300-foot-long Park Avenue
“Sea Creatures” (Harper), by Susanna Daniel
There’s a charmer at the heart of “Sea Creatures,” and it’s not the novel’s narrator, Georgia, who is plenty likable in her own admittedly stumbling, searching way.
It’s her 3-year-old son, Frankie,
NEW YORK (AP) — Theater producer Robyn Goodman walked into the popular Broadway restaurant Angus McIndoe in mid-2003 and bumped into Nathan Lane, sipping wine.
He told her that he’d just seen her raunchy new downtown musical.
NEW YORK (AP) — Honey Boo Boo, the management at PBS wants to thank you.
You, too, real housewives. And naked castaways, Long Island princesses, breakaway Amish, storage warriors, pawn stars and pickers. People at public television may
HONG KONG (AP) — It was shot in single takes with amateur actors, hobbyist directors and about $650 — mainly to pay for a room in the same Hong Kong hotel that briefly housed Edward Snowden.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — More than 150 movies are scheduled to be shown during the ninth annual Traverse City Film Festival, which gets underway Tuesday and runs through Sunday.
Founded by Oscar winner and Michigan native Michael
SYDNEY (AP) — Peter Jackson has finished filming “The Hobbit” trilogy.
The New Zealand filmmaker shared pictures of his last day on the set with his Facebook fans. He also live-blogged from the set of the final film
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Blair Underwood is returning to series television in a remake of “Ironside,” which shares few similarities with the original series that starred Raymond Burr.
The character’s name and job as a detective is
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Wolverine” slashed monsters and minions to debut atop the weekend box office.
According to studio estimates Sunday, the Fox film featuring Hugh Jackman’s sixth turn as the claw-wielding superhero opened with $55 million.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Roger Lewis has hauled his baritone saxophone to gigs in far-flung places, from England to Japan to New Guinea. He’s played so many places he’s lost count of precisely where he’s been. But he’s
Oscar Grant did not deserve to die.
This is the central message of “Fruitvale Station,” a film dramatizing the real-life case of the young unarmed black man shot in the back by a white police officer in 2009.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Great Recession and its messy aftermath will go into the record books for many things: jobs lost, household wealth destroyed, foreclosure auctions held. But the epic downturn is also the reason it’s so hard
If musicians were measured not by the number of records they sold but by the number of peers they influenced, JJ Cale would have been a towering figure in 1970s rock ‘n’ roll.
His best songs like “After
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A publicist who worked with nationally syndicated radio and TV personality David “Kidd” Kraddick says Kraddick has died at a charity golf event in greater New Orleans. He was 53.
Ladd Biro of the
NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Aniston is dismissing rumors surrounding her upcoming wedding to Justin Theroux and setting the record straight.
“We just want to do it when it’s perfect, and we’re not rushed, and no one is