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Charmed, I'm Sure!

George Heymont | Posted 04.24.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

When people with widely disparate cultural beliefs meet up in real life, several outcomes are possible. One of the best examples of this phenomenon was depicted in Pacific Overtures (the 1976 Broadway musical which focused on the historical moment in which Japan opened its isolated island society to Western culture).

First Nighter: Noel Coward's Song at Twilight in Top-Drawer Revival

David Finkle | Posted 07.05.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

When you look over the plays Noel Coward trumpeted during his fabulous career, few give the impression of being in any direct way autobiographical.

My Conversation With Angela Lansbury

Tavis Smiley | Posted 02.14.2014 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Angela Lansbury is perhaps best known for her portrayals of the detective Jessica Fletcher in the long-running television series, Murder, She Wrote, and the diabolical meat pie-maker in Sweeney Todd. Just last month she was recognized with an Honorary Oscar.

Hiding In Plain Sight

George Heymont | Posted 02.19.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

While some Americans assume that their religious freedom gives them the right to trample the rights of others, all too often the oppressor doesn't realize what true freedom can mean to someone.

The Women Who Haunt Us

George Heymont | Posted 10.25.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

From the sirens of the silver screen to the fierce feminists who helped change the world, many a proud woman has left her mark on civilization.

Long-Lost Agatha Christie Telegram Found: What Did it Say?

Posted 10.05.2011 | Books

Much information about writer Agatha Christie has been uncovered over the past few weeks, from her love of surfing to a riveting discovery made in Eng...

High Spirits and Expectations at A Noise Within

Melinda Brocka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Melinda Brocka

Both Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit and Charles Dickens' Great Expectations a Glendale's A Noise Within were hilarious, extremely well-acted and included creative use of props and wardrobe.

Film Review of Easy Virtue: Much of Noel Coward's Charm Survives Intact

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

Stephan Elliott's film is beautifully photographed and masterfully designed to show the contrasts between a fading Victorian England and the blinding platinum glory of the emerging Art Deco period.