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I was in 7th grade when "The Breakfast Club" opened in theaters, and I distinctly remember thinking the movie was totally right about everything. I wasn't in high school yet (and that was surely one of movie's allures; a peek in a world I would soon...
Blame it on Lawrence Welk. If you're unfamiliar with that name, members of the American Accordionists' Association will give you an extra-warm welcome to their festival in Baltimore this week. Accordionists in this country have long struggled with the...
Tags: Music, Culture, Roy Harris, Lawrence Welk, Donovan
Before the hapless "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" started doing its accident-prone thing in an endless run of preview performances, the record-holder for costliest Broadway show was "Shrek the Musical." The latter's $25 million price tag in 2008 seems...
Zap2It.comA pair of actresses not often seen on television -- Andie MacDowell and Catherine O'Hara -- are making their way to pilots at ABC. O'Hara is in talks to play the lead role in Rob Thomas' dramedy "Good Behavior," while MacDowell has joined the drama...
Chicago TribuneThey were still tacking down the hall carpet when the doors opened on this evening for the first performance at The Second City. It all seemed so new and so tentative, even when the audience started applauding the fresh, smart comedy of the cabaret. As...
If the pun is the lowest form of humor, then the creative team behind "It's the Housewives!" are theatrical spelunkers of the most audacious sort. A bit of history. It seems that many of the numbers in this cheerful new musical, now at the Whitefire in...
Tags: Assault, Bodies of Water, Rivers, Crimes, Pulitzer Prize Awards
Reporting from Chicago -- On Nov. 17, 1978, the "Star Wars" universe was rocked by a disturbance in the Force more calamitous than the destruction of Alderon, more catastrophic than the Clone Wars, and more devastating than the introduction of Jar Jar...
Tags: CBS Corp., Carrie Fisher, Conan O'Brien, Bea Arthur, Halloween
Zap2It.comThe year was 1997. "The Simpsons" was well into its eighth season, and people were taking to the Internet to discuss how the show wasn't as good as it once was. Naturally, the show's writers decided to make fun of that idea, giving us "The Itchy &...
Zap2It.comHaving demolished, sweetly, everything from heavy metal ("This Is Spinal Tap," directed by Rob Reiner) to small-town theatrics ("Waiting for Guffman"), dog shows ("Best in Show") and folkies ("A Mighty Wind"), Christopher Guest and his associates submit...
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