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'Chorus Line' composer Marvin Hamlisch dies at 68

August 8, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – This Sept. 9, 1986 file photo shows composer Marvin Hamlisch, right, at the piano with lyricist Howard Ashman in New York. Hamlisch, a conductor and award-winning composer best known for the torch song “The Way We Were,” died Monday, Aug. 6, 2012 in Los Angeles. He was 68. (AP Photo/Nancy Kaye, file) NEW [&hellip...

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Prosecutors ask for 3 years for anti-Putin rockers

August 8, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Yekaterina Samutsevich, left, a member of feminist punk group Pussy Riot is escorted to a court room in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on Thursday criticized the feminist punk rockers facing trial for performing...

Gibson Guitar acknowledges exotic wood violation

August 7, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this Aug. 25, 2011 file photo, Gibson Guitar CEO Henry Juszkiewicz speaks about a raid by federal authorities, at the plant in Nashville, Tenn. Federal prosecutors say a deal has been reached to drop the criminal case against Gibson Guitar...

All-star lineup joins 'A Very Special Christmas'

August 7, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this May 21, 2011 file photo, Patrick Monahan of the rock group Train performs at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Train, Christina Aguilera, Michael Buble, and Dave Matthews are among the acts helping Special Olympics celebrate the 25th...

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 &...

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...