Arts & Entertainment
Dec. 05--Opinions about the best albums of the year are nearly as diverse as the local music community itself.
Dec. 06--MEDINA -- Some of the folks who made a Katie Holmes movie in Cleveland this summer thought Ohio was so nice, they came back.
Dec. 06--As Emma Thompson points out, there have been millions of books written for children, but there are only a handful of characters that have really stuck -- among them, Winnie the Pooh, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan and Mary Poppins.
LA VERNE >> "Gospel music is now not only an industry unto itself, but an influential art form in colleges and universities across the country," said University of La Verne Choral Music Director James Calhoun to explain why the university is hosting its first gospel music extravaganza on Monday.
Dec. 05--Tracy Letts was born in Tulsa.
Dec. 05--The first time that the Black Rep staged "Black Nativity: A Holiday Celebration," the troupe was in its original home, the vibrant but ramshackle 23rd Street Theatre.
Four stars: superior. D (drug use), L (language), N (nudity), S (sexual situations, references), V (violence).
Dec. 05--Back in the '90s, a new wave of Mexican filmmakers began to make a global splash.
Dec. 05--"Those who don't believe in magic will never find it."
Dec. 05--Tony Furtado's biggest passion is performing live.
Hollywood's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Thursday announced 10 films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 86th Oscars.
JOHANNESBURG - A movie depicting the life of Nelson Mandela has become South Africa's highest grossing picture after its opening last week, its producers said Thursday.
Dec. 05--Think Pee-wee Herman's Christmas special.
ACTOR Jonathan Fernyhough is celebrating after receiving a regional award for his acting.
Dec. 05--"A Sedalia Christmas," a multimedia musical, is debuting tonight at the Liberty Center Association for the Arts, featuring local holiday heritage and traditions, patriotic songs, dance and historic photos and film and also sharing both poignant and humorous scenes of local yuletide life.