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Please Pardon the Paws in Today's Proceedings

George Heymont | Posted 04.02.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

All kinds of cats pepper world literature, from the Cheshire cat that would tease Alice while perched on a tree branch to Dr. Seuss's famous Cat in a Hat. Although many people have a soft spot for Felix the Cat, one of my all-time favorites is Bill the Cat, from Bloom County.

Nothing Could Be Finer Than an Evening With Barbara Cook

George Heymont | Posted 11.03.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

Today, many singers who are a fraction of Barbara Cook's age wish they could sing with the wisdom, phrasing, and musical intuition of an artist whose voice has maintained its sweetness and purity for so many years

LISTEN: Richard Skipper Talks Carol Channing And LGBT Issues

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 10.23.2012 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

Richard received rave reviews for his show Richard Skipper as "Carol Channing" in Concert, his off-Broadway tribute to Carol Channing. I talked to Richard about everything Carol Channing and issues facing our LGBT community.

First Nighter: Smash's Hilty Does Right by Gentlemen Prefer Blondes but Is No Marilyn Monroe

David Finkle | Posted 07.10.2012 | Entertainment
David Finkle

The truth is that proficient as she may be, Megan Hilty lacks the whatever-it-is -- the je ne sais quoi -- that Channing and Monroe had that made Lorelei such a forceful, such an unforgettable presence.

Haiku Reviews

Posted 02.29.2012 | Arts

HuffPost Arts' Haiku Reviews is a monthly feature where invited critics review exhibitions and performances in short form. Some will be in the traditi...

What Becomes a Legend Most?

George Heymont | Posted 04.07.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

By the time Channing headed out onto the runway that circled the orchestra pit for her curtain call and waved to the people in the balcony, I was ready to jump over the rail right into her arms. I was hardly alone.

Movie Review: Carol Channing: Larger Than Life

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.02.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

She's a nonagenarian who, when dressed in black, looks a little like a bobble-head with a pipe-cleaner body. But, at the age of 91, entertainer Carol Channing has amazing energy and a rare spirit for life.

Carol Channing's Husband, Who She Met In Middle School, Is Dead

AP | Posted 02.26.2012 | Home

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. — Harry Kullijian, a former Northern California city councilman who married Broadway star Carol Channing some 70 years aft...

From Woody Guthrie to Little Nut Tree: Chatting With Rob Wasserman and Dan Zanes

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.18.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

On Woody Guthrie: "in a short life he saw so much, but he was really present and there with people. I think he's just really vital, not just in his vision, but as a spokesman for America."

From Blackface To Blue Men: The Art Of The Specialty Act

George Heymont | Posted 09.04.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Over the years, specialty acts have ranged from classically trained musical comedians like Victor Borge and Anna Russell to escape artists like Harry Houdini and Doug Henning.

Cabaret is Cool Again Thanks to Jim Caruso's Cast Party

Lesleyann Coker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lesleyann Coker

On Monday nights in NYC when Broadway shows are dark, the place to see and be seen is Jim Caruso's Cast Party at Birdland. In the eight years since C...