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Peter, Paul and Theo in Concert and Discussion

Brad Schreiber | Posted 03.04.2015 | Entertainment
Brad Schreiber

When Andrea Grossman of Writers Bloc booked Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey from the folk music group Peter, Paul and Mary and Theodore Bikel to boot, it was more than a concert and discussion.

New Rock Musical Out Of My Comfort Zone Spotlights Bullying and Gender Identity

Holly Cara Price | Posted 02.26.2015 | Impact
Holly Cara Price

I spoke to the cast at rehearsals last month and marveled as the production evolved before my eyes into a singing, dancing powerhouse punctuated by dialogue that rings true and real.

Pressure at the Academy Awards

Dr. Hendrie Weisinger | Posted 02.19.2015 | Entertainment
Dr. Hendrie Weisinger

Often the case at the Academy Awards, pressure makes a cameo appearance that derails an Academy Award-winning performance -- a mental lapse, a stumble on the way to the podium, an incoherent ramble.

Birthers, Then and Now

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 02.08.2015 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

The most virulent haters of President Obama have long been called "Birthers." A major historical anniversary we observe this month suggests that the name is far more appropriate than has been realized.

The Mountain From 'Game of Thrones' Is Terrifyingly Strong In Real Life

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.04.2015 | Entertainment

Those muscles aren't just for show. Hafthor Bjornsson, who plays The Mountain on "Game of Thrones," lifted a log that weighed more than 1,400 pound...

Je Suis Charlie, but Can We Have a World of Respect?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 01.31.2015 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

Last week, I sat next to a French production executive at the Reality TV Awards. Our discussion centered around the attack a couple weeks earlier at the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo and the world outpouring thereafter for free speech.

The Soundtrack Of My Life: Chatting with Donny Osmond, Melissa Manchester, Louise Goffin, Meitel and Rumer

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.30.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Chatting with Donny Osmond, Melissa Manchester, Louise Goffin, Meitel and Rumer.

This Thing of Ours, Scandinavian Style: Netflix Series Lilyhammer Deserves Much More Attention Than It's Getting

Holly Cara Price | Posted 01.21.2015 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

I know many people who don't even own a television anymore and likely so do you. For the first time since TV was invented, one does not need to own one to watch great programming.

Sylvester Stallone Surprises Tourists With 'Rocky' Steps Selfie

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.21.2015 | Entertainment

You might climb to the top of the Empire State Building, and never meet King Kong. Or visit Katz's Delicatessen, and never encounter Meg Ryan. But tou...

You Can Make Your Own Brad PItt Film If You'd Just Watch This

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.15.2015 | Entertainment

Brad Pitt wasn't nominated for an Oscar Thursday. But maybe if someone had seen CinemaSins' "How to Make A Brad Pitt Film In 4 Minutes Or Less," thing...

Just Around the Corner to the 15th Year of Light of Day

Holly Cara Price | Posted 01.13.2015 | Impact
Holly Cara Price

This year, which is the fifteenth since the foundation was established, Light of Day has expanded to become a multi-genre, multi-venue, multi-continent extravaganza, which spans ten days in the New York-New Jersey area alone annually.

Did The Golden Globes Accidentally Just Reveal Best Picture Winners?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.10.2015 | Entertainment

If you're a gambler, you might want to bet a few bucks on two films in particular at the Golden Globes on Sunday. It seems "Selma" may have acciden...

Serious Edutainment: Chatting With Music Webmoguls Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.06.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Education has always been what we were trying to do, we just didn't want to make it boring. In fact, I think Herb can agree with this: If we were a hundred percent in the education space in a way that we found adapted to our entertainment values we'd just be happy, happy, happy.

Best Film Books of 2014

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 01.05.2015 | Books
Thomas Gladysz

Looking back, 2014 was a banner year for books about the movies. Whether you are into biographies, film history, pictorials, "making of" books, or critical studies, there was something for everyone.

Nikki Finke Reportedly In Talks With Politico

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 12.19.2014 | Media

Nikki Finke, founder and former editor-in-chief of Deadline, is said to be in talks with Politco about joining the site as a political columnist, The ...

Jane Siberry's Holiday Hoes and Hosers Brings Magic to Iridium Jazz Club

Holly Cara Price | Posted 02.17.2015 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

A glittering metropolis like Manhattan has many, many confectionary delights at Christmastime but one of the best is Jane Siberry's Holiday Hoes and Hosers show this week at Broadway's Iridium Jazz Club.

The Life of Bobby Fuller Is Celebrated This Weekend

Holly Cara Price | Posted 02.04.2015 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

The book is the long awaited first authorized biography of Texas legend Bobby Fuller, whose bizarre death in 1966 death has never been fully explained.

Stirred, Not Shaken: A 'Spectre' of What's to Come

Graham Milne | Posted 02.03.2015 | Entertainment
Graham Milne

Owing to a web of legal rights so complex it could have been knotted by one of Bond's diabolical nemeses, the official 007 series hasn't been able to use the character of iconic cat-stroking supervillain Ernst Stavro Blofeld since 1971's Diamonds are Forever.

Hollywood Sex Abuse Doc Draws Fire for Sex Party Claims and Reliance on 'Proven Liar'

Jonathan Handel | Posted 02.01.2015 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

Lawyers for X-Men director Bryan Singer and television executive Garth Ancier have blasted director Amy Berg for relying on Hollywood sex accuser Michael Egan in her new documentary on Hollywood male-on-male teen sex abuse.

Why I'm Boycotting Movies About Men

Lori Day | Posted 01.30.2015 | Entertainment
Lori Day

I've spent half a century watching films that are by, for, and about men. I've paid too much of my hard-earned money supporting a fantasy world where half the human population has gone missing.

#Rowdie: Introducing Mitch Goudy, Plus Andre Costello and The Cool Minors' 'She Took My Hand' Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.26.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Mitch Goudy: Somebody gave me this advice along the way: In music, you have to have a thick skin, a short memory and an insane work ethic. Those words right there have really helped me out along the way...

The Art of Asking: Amanda Palmer Opens Her Heart to the World

Holly Cara Price | Posted 01.13.2015 | Books
Holly Cara Price

Palmer has, not to put too fine a point on it, ripped open her chest and exposed her heart for all to see.

Boogie Woogie Fest to Rock SFJAZZ

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 01.02.2015 | San Francisco
Thomas Gladysz

For good reason, the San Francisco International Boogie Woogie Festival describes itself as an "international" event. The 2nd annual Festival once again features an impressive line-up of performers from Europe, Canada, and the United States, including the Bay Area.

Music and Memory in the Real-Life Narnia: Alan Doyle Works Wizardry on Where I Belong

Jaime Lubin | Posted 01.03.2015 | Books
Jaime Lubin

Alan Doyle is a self-professed lucky bastard, and I suspect he may also be magic.

Triple Play: Conversations with Cobra Starship's Gabe Saporta, Live's Chad Taylor and Hellion's Ann Boleyn

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.28.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Ann Boleyn: "My biggest career mistakes were caused by my own fear about asking questions. It was not until years later, that I learned that some of the people I considered to be my biggest enemies, were actually my biggest supporters."