Arts & Entertainment

'Gotham' Penguin Inspired by DC Comics

Robin Lord Taylor says the comics set the background for him, dealing with The Penguin's early years, his name, interests and his difficult childhood when he was teased mercilessly by other kids.

Michael Jackson, Freddie Mercury on Previously Unreleased Queen Cut

Queen Forever, a new album that includes three previously unreleased Queen tracks featuring the band's late lead singer Freddie Mercury, is set for release Nov. 11, Hollywood Records announced.

Doctor Who Christmas Episode Begins Production

Production on the 2014 Doctor Who Christmas episode has begun with Nick Frost and Michael Troughton to appear as guest stars, BBC America said Friday.

Shonda Rhimes Mad About 'Angry Black Woman' Jibe

Don't call Shonda Rhimes an angry black woman. Don't call her a romance writer, either.

'Maze Runner' Gets Lost in Own Maze

Not all YA novels and movies are created equal, as James Dashner's 'The Maze Runner' ably proves.

'The Voice' Returns With Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams

The seventh season of "The Voice" premieres Monday with Adam Levine, country star Blake Shelton and newcomers Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams.

Miley Cyrus Wanted in Mexico - by the Cops

Miley Cyrus is facing a fine or detention in Mexico after one of her dancers spanked her butt with the national flag during an Independence Day performance.

Eva Mendes Gives Birth to a Baby Girl

Actors Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes become parents for the first time after having a baby girl.

Leslie Mann, Ed Helms to Star in 'Vacation' Reboot

Leslie Mann will star in a reboot of National Lampoon's Vacation.

Festival celebrates Keyport's civilian and military sides

Sept. 21--KEYPORT -- Getting people to realize there's more to Keyport than a Navy base was the goal of the first Keyport festival in 2010. Four years later, the festival has grown large enough that there's plenty of room to celebrate its Navy side. That aspect of Keyport marks its centennial this year. Officially known as Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Keyport, the base was founded on ...

Dubai gears up for Downtown Design expo

Echoing the GCC construction market's boom and the subsequent demand for high-quality interiors, Downtown Design will kick off next month at Dubai's flagship development, Emaar's Downtown Dubai, at the foot of Burj Khalifa. Held under the patronage of Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice-chairman of the board of directors, Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, and organised by ...

Artists use passion for painting for good cause

Sept. 21--HIGH POINT -- Harold Frontz chose a shady spot under the trees next to the lake at City Lake Park. The breeze blew the flowers growing on the bank next to him as he perfected the colors of his painting with a flat brush. Frontz, who's from Lexington, is one of 30 artists chosen to participate in a "paint out" called Piedmont Plein Aire to benefit the local Boys and Girls Club. The ...

USM symphony coming to Natchez Thursday

Sept. 21--Oh say can you hear the sounds of the American experience? The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra will present "From the New World," songs inspired by America, at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Margaret Martin Performing Arts Center. The concert will include Antonin Dvorak's "New World Symphony" and "Cello Concert," as well as a performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner." ...

Musical show a big success

HUNDREDS of people enjoyed a musical and dance show last night at Al Andalus Garden in Manama. Popular Indian actress Meghna Naidu and singer Pooja Roy took to the stage for the 90-minute show, where they performed Bollywood hits and Tamil songs. The show was sponsored by Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Bahrain.

What's on in Bahrain

Tourist and leisure attractions: Dolphin watching trips and boat trips, Al Dar Island beach resort, off Sitra Coast, 9am-9pm. Call 17704600. Birds Kingdom, bird sanctuary, Amwaj Islands, 7.30am-noon and 3pm-7pm. Closed Mondays and Ramadan. Call 16030597. Al Areen Wildlife Park and Reserve, 9am-4pm. Call 17845444. Full and half-day sightseeing tours of Bahrain, Farhat International Tours and ...

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