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They say if you want a job done right, give it to a busy person. Well, Tim Nelson's one of the busiest, and he's been getting it done right for the past 30 years. At the moment, Nelson — whose many titles include director and musical director of...
It's not really true that the musical "Brigadoon" only surfaces at a local theater once every 100 years. It only seems that way sometimes because the show is so seldom produced in our area. Which is why theatergoers — and particularly fans of...
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For movie musical lovers in general and gay men of a certain age in particular, Judy Garland represents the alpha and omega of stardom. So it was with some trepidation that I knocked on the apartment door of Tracie Bennett, the English actress who has...
Pity poor Jack. There he was, minding his own business in some dusty fairy tale book when the powers that be dragooned him into active service as the front man for the would-be blockbuster "Jack the Giant Slayer." Of course, Jack's been through the...
Hollywood considered Matt Mattox one of the best dancers in the country when he was cast to dizzying effect in "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," the 1954 Oscar-winning film celebrated for its imaginative and masterful dance moves. Billed as one of...
While it's true that there's only so much anyone can say about the Oscars, remember it can be said again and again. As a reader (and writer), I know by now that there are 10 abiding Oscar stories. Here they are, all in a single article: The history...
The American Cinemathque's Egyptian Theatre gets its boogie on with a triple bill Saturday night of campy skating disco flicks. The first entering the rink is the 1980 cult fave "Xanadu," which was turned into a Broadway musical more than 20 years...
Sigmund Freud considered religion a mass delusion, a sort of group neurosis ideally suited to obsessive types. C.S. Lewis was a literary intellectual who found ways of channeling his devout Christianity into even his nontheological writings, "The...
The TV Guy - Orlando SentinelJohnny Carson, one of TV's greatest stars, gets a new gig next summer. Not bad for a man who died in 2005. TCM will replay Carson's “Tonight Show” interviews with Hollywood greats, from Henry Fonda and James Stewart to Sally Field and Susan...
The American Cinematheque's Aero Theatre has the perfect antidote for holiday blues -- a series of classic comedies from the golden age of Hollywood. "Screwball Comedy Classics for the 2013 New Year" serves up 1947's "The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer"...
GREEN BAY — Although the Bears have failed repeatedly to hold down the Packers, the rest of the league believes the Bears know how to do it. So this season, almost every Packers opponent has borrowed the Cover-2 pages from the Bears' playbook....
The American Cinematheque welcomes 2013 with "Motion Picturesque: Cinema at Its Most Beautiful" festival, which shines the spotlight on the visual splendor of motion pictures. The series opens Thursday at the Egyptian with Fritz Lang's influential...
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