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Review: Play 'Fried Chicken' is funny, energetic

August 7, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

This publicity photo released by David Gersten & Associates shows actress, Rain Pryor, in her solo show “Fried Chicken and Latkes,” currently performing off-Broadway at Actors Temple Theatre in New York. AP Photo/David Gersten & Associates, Peter Zimmern. NEW YORK (AP) — Rain Pryor has a lot of tart comments to share about growing up...

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Romney trounces Obama in fundraising for 3rd month

August 7, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

President Barack Obama greets supporters in the audience after speaking at a campaign fundraiser in Stamford, Conn., Monday, Aug., 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Can President Barack Obama raise the money he needs to...

Review: Quiet 'Hope Springs' has real punch

August 7, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

This film image released by Columbia Pictures shows Steve Carell as Dr. Bernard Feld in a scene from “Hope Springs.” (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures-Sony, Barry Wetcher) Here’s how surprisingly effective “Hope Springs” is: It will...

'Hairspray' co-writer Mark O'Donnell dies at 58

August 7, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this June 8, 2003 file photo, Thomas Meehan, left, and Mark O’Donnell pose with their Tony awards for best book of a Musical for “Hairspray” during the 57th Annual Tony Awards at New York’s Radio City Music Hall....

Review: Sixpence shows little growth on new album

August 7, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

This CD cover image released by Tyger Jim Records shows the latest release by Sixpence None the Richer, “Lost in Translation.” (AP Photo/Tyger Jim Records) Sixpence None the Richer, “Lost in Transition” (Tyger Jim Records) Matt Slocum,...

Strauss' 'Ariadne,' Puccini's 'Boheme' both please

August 7, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this picture taken July 28, 2012, Piotr Beczala as Rodolfo the poet, right, and Anna Netrebko as Mimi perform during rehearsals for the opera ‘La Boheme’ by Italian composer Giacomo Puccini in Salzburg, Austria as part of the Salzburg Opera...

Obama holding fundraisers in Connecticut

August 6, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this July 18, 2012 file photo, Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks in Bowling Green, Ohio. Republicans say Romney has a chance to win Wisconsin. Democrats backing President Barack Obama insist Arizona...

Olympic Viewing: Carillo's wild Bond ride

August 6, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this June 18, 2007, file photo, Mary Carillo accepts the Gracie Award for Outstanding Program Host as tennis great Billie Jean King watches at left during the Gracie Allen Awards gala in New York. Sports purists may grumble, but the slice of...

Chavela Vargas, famed Mexican singer, dies at 93

August 6, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this May 30, 2007 file photo, singer Chavela Vargas performs in concert in Guadalajara, Mexico. Vargas, 93, died on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, after being hospitalized recently due to cardiac and renal problems. (AP Photo/Guillermo Arias, File)...

Tahoe Shakespeare festival produces 4-legged star

August 6, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this undated photo provided by the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Kevin Crouch, as Launce, performs with a deaf pit bull named Michael, as Crab, in the festival’s production of “Two Gentlemen of Verona.” (AP Photo/Lake Tahoe Shakespeare...