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The Business of The Band Wagon at Encores!

Barry Singer | Posted 11.04.2014 | Arts
Barry Singer

News that Encores! here in New York is mounting a "new stage adaptation" of The Band Wagon as a "Special Event" beginning Thursday filled my girls with wonder, and not a little moral outrage. "Why?" they cried! All I could think to reply was: Why not?

Russ Tamblyn, Child Star of Gun Crazy, Featured on Film Preservation Festival Opening Night

Debra Levine | Posted 05.04.2013 | Arts
Debra Levine

A restored print of the soul-throttling film-noir, which concerns an outlaw couple who bond over their mutual affection for artillery, provided a jangling opening night choice for UCLA Festival of Preservation 2013.

End of the Rainbow Is a Moving Tribute to Judy Garland

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 10.08.2012 | Entertainment
Joan E. Dowlin

She was lucky in that she did what she was born to do: be an outstanding entertainer and heal those who allowed her in. If only she could have healed herself.

Kirk Douglas Turns 95!

John Farr | Posted 05.18.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Should we call him "Spartacus"? Or "Champion"? Both names certainly fit the man. Kirk Douglas turns 95 tomorrow, and he is still very much with us.

Elizabeth Taylor: Star

John Farr | Posted 06.06.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

We have lost a national treasure. As a kid, I remember vividly Life magazine's 1972 cover of Elizabeth Taylor turning 40, and glimpsing what glamor really meant.

The Top Father/Son Movie Stars, Bar None

John Farr | Posted 06.26.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

With advance apologies to Lloyd and Jeff Bridges, Henry and Peter Fonda, Martin and Charlie Sheen, this special designation belongs to Kirk and Michael Douglas.

Liza Minnelli: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Ellen Sterling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ellen Sterling

Liza Minelli wants everyone to know that they her new DVD, Liza's At the Palace, is in stores. The show played on Broadway and won a Tony Award for Best Special Theatrical Event.

For Father's Day, A Few Cinematic Takes On Being A Dad

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Prior to this Sunday, why not check out some first-rate DVD titles that examine the distinct challenges of fatherhood, and how we either rise to the occasion or, for a host of reasons, fall short.