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KenCen’s Broadway “Side Show” to close Jan. 4

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

“Come look at the freaks,” goes the opening number of the star-crossed musical “Side Show.” “No thanks,” Broadway audiences say again and again. Lightning has struck down “Side Show” twice in the form of rapid Broadway closings. The cult fave about real-life conjoined twins Daisey and Violet Hilton and their Depression-era brush with fame originally […]

Romance coming to the Library of Congress

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

For book lovers, the Library of Congress has always been a romantic place, but this spring it’ll get a lot hotter. Romance writers, scholars and fans will gather in the nation’s capital for a special conference titled “What Is Love? Romance Fiction in the Digital Age,” on Feb. 10-11. The event, which is free and open to the […]

Did ‘SNL’ cut its best sketch last weekend?

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Alright guys, before I start, I should confess that I didn’t watch “Saturday Night Live” last week. I had my reasons. Alabama-Mizzou happened earlier in the day and … that was it for me and TV, basically. Lowers voice to a whisper Also I don’t really watch ‘SNL’ that much anymore. OH WHAT LIKE YOU […]

Beverly Johnson, Vogue’s first black cover model, alleges Bill Cosby drugged her

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Another woman has come forward with accusations that Bill Cosby drugged her. In an essay published Thursday by Vanity Fair, model Beverly Johnson writes that the incident occurred in Cosby’s home as she was being considered for a small part on “The Cosby Show.” Johnson is best known for being the first black woman to appear on the cover of […]

A newspaper and a hotel, all in one

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

  SISTERSVILLE, W.Va. – The newsroom of The INNformer is a place of keyboard clicking as stories take shape for the next issue. It is where locals stop by to chat up publisher-owner Charles Winslow, dropping morsels of news about the town of some 1,300 people hugging the Ohio River. Eventually, the phone rings and […]

For the first time, Melissa Rivers speaks publicly about her mother Joan Rivers’s death

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Melissa Rivers, the only child of the late comedian Joan Rivers, on Wednesday spoke for the first time in public about her mother’s death. “For me the last three months and six days — not that I’m counting — have been different to say the least,” Rivers said in a nearly seven-minute speech at the […]

American Film Institute appoints new director for AFI Docs

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

The American Film Institute has appointed a new director for its annual documentary film festival. Michael Lumpkin, most recently the executive director of the L.A.-based International Documentary Association, will take over AFI Docs as of Jan. 1. Lumpkin, who will continue to live in Los Angeles, has spent most of his career in the film […]

Golden Globes: Complete list of nominations

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

This post will be updated as nominations are announced.? Nominations for the Golden Globe Awards (Hollywood’s favorite award show because stars get to drink lots of champagne during the ceremony) will be announced Thursday morning, honoring movies and television. Show More Summary

Golden Globes nominations FAQ: Where to watch the announcement

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Thursday morning, the Golden Globe Awards continue the great tradition of waking up way too early to hear award show nominations. Yes, the Golden Globes are the ones that include film and TV; they’re chosen by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association; and stars can get drunk at the ceremony. Here’s everything you need to know […]

12 days of Carolyn Hax’s holiday horrors

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Every year around this time, we gather for a holiday tradition – the swapping of holiday horror stories in Carolyn Hax’s annual Hootenanny of Holiday Horrors. This year’s Hoot takes place Friday, Dec. 12, so start sending in your tales of hilarious and horrible holidays past. To get you in the spirit, here are twelve […]

A $20 million gift for the Los Angeles Philharmonic

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

The Los Angeles Philharmonic has received a $20 million gift, the second largest in its history, to endow the orchestra’s top administrative post and create a fund for technology and innovation. Tech entrepreneur David Bohnett, 58, a longtime supporter and current orchestra board member, said in an interview that he’s eager to see the innovation […]

Why the Golden Globes nominations matter — and what to watch for

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

At 8:20 a.m. Thursday morning, Kate Beckinsale, Peter Krause, Paula Patton and Jeremy Piven will announce the nominees for the 2015 Golden Globe Awards. Some of the contenders, voted on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, will probably elicit a big yawn from viewers. Do the Golden Globes even really even matter when we all […]

David Letterman’s final ‘Late Show’ will be May 20

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

David Letterman’s final broadcast of “The Late Show” will air on Wednesday, May 20, CBS announced. Back in April, the legendary host took everyone (including his network and staff) by surprise when he told his audience during a broadcast that he would retire in 2015. The reason was long and complicated, but basically, his heart […]

SAG Awards nominations: ‘Birdman’ and ‘Boyhood’ continue their awards season battle

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

The Screen Actors Guild Awards: Sandwiched between the Golden Globes and the Oscars, it’s doesn’t get quite as much buzz. But it’s the first big show to hand out nominations and forecast potential Academy Award nominees, so we must pay attention. “Birdman,” starring Michael Keaton as an aging superhero movie actor looking for a comeback, landed four […]

‘Senate Torture Report’ in bookstores before New Year’s

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

The Senate Torture Report will be available in bookstores before New Year’s Day, the indie publisher Melville House has announced. In a statement, Dennis Johnson, the co-publisher of Melville House, called the report “probably the most important government document of our generation, even one of the most significant in the history of our democracy.” He […]

‘Girl in a Country Song’ hits No. 1 by mocking bro country. The bros aren’t laughing.

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

“Girl in a Country Song,” the breakout first single from duo Maddie & Tae, just hit No. 1 on the Mediabase and Billboard country airplay charts this week. It’s cause for a lot of folks to cheer: For Maddie Marlow and Tae Dye, enjoying a triumphant debut before either turns 20. For Big Machine president […]

‘Sons of Anarchy’ series finale: Kurt Sutter, Charlie Hunnam explain violent ending

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

SPOILER ALERT If you have not seen the series finale of “Sons of Anarchy,” beware — this post discusses specific details. After seven years, lots of gruesome violence, and many expletive-laden rants by its creator Kurt Sutter, FX’s hit motorcycle gang drama “Sons of Anarchy” came to an end on Tuesday night. How did it […]

‘Pretty Little Liars’ recap: “How the ‘A’ Stole Christmas”

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Warning: There are potential spoilers below if you haven’t yet seen the ‘PLL’ summer finale.  ‘Pretty Little Liars’ doesn’t officially come back into our Tuesday night lives until Jan. 6, but we were treated to a quick jaunt to Rosewood in the form of the show’s Dickensian Christmas special, “How the ‘A’ Stole Christmas.” Mona showed up looking like […]

Please stop believing Joaquin Phoenix about anything

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Joaquin Phoenix is not to be trusted. That should be obvious given his history, and yet he’s still duping people. Last night he visited the set of the “Late Show With David Letterman” where he told (and re-enacted) a fantastical story about how he met his yoga instructor fiance. And this morning he revealed that […]

How ‘Diner’ director Kathleen Marshall plans to fend off fanboys

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

Turning a movie into a musical is one thing. But turning a beloved cult film like “Diner” into a musical? You risk a run-in with fans who can quote at length their favorite lines from the 1982 Barry Levinson slice-of-life opus. “Diner” devotees have a serious attachment to the comic, bittersweet guy talk between boyhood […]

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