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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, co-founder and guitarist of Sixpence None the Richer, says the group has fully changed since they...

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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...

'Dark Knight' on top for third straight week

August 6, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this file film image provided by Warner Bros., Christian Bale portrays Bruce Wayne and Batman in a scene from “The Dark Knight Rises.” The Dark Knight Rises” stayed atop the box office for the second straight weekend, making...

'Maometto' takes Santa Fe Opera by storm

August 6, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

In this undated photo provided by the Santa Fe Opera, Luca Pisaroni, left, and Leah Crocetto perform in the Santa Fe Opera production of Rossini’s “Maometto II.” (AP Photo/Santa Fe Opera, Ken Howard) SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Midway through Act 1...

Lollapalooza lineup shuffled due to big storm

August 6, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Members of the crowd watch The Black Keys, unseen, play at Lollapalooza in Chicago’s Grant Park on Friday, Aug. 3, 2012. (Photo by Sitthixay Ditthavong/Invision/AP) CHICAGO (AP) — A powerful thunderstorm rumbled into downtown Chicago on Saturday,...

Schwarzenegger says sports zeal landed him in brig

August 5, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, left, the subject of a forthcoming ESPN short film, answers a question as the film’s co-director Michael Zimbalist looks on during the ESPN Films “30 for 30 Shorts” TCA panel discussion at the...