posted: 05/21/2013 3:07 a.m.
Cesaria Evora Mae Carinhosa Lusafrica A It’s all about the voice. This Cape Verde diva, who died in December, 2011, was one of the world’s great singers. Cesaria Evora’s husky contralto, rich and imbued with deep emotion, seemed to embrace and embody all the pain in one’s life and set it free. In the songs, which are not sung in English, she embodies loss and longing and, in her performance, she can break your heart as she liberates it.
posted: 05/19/2013 3:42 a.m.
Age ain’t nothin’ but a number, the late and gifted singer Aaliyah famously sang.
posted: 05/19/2013 3:35 a.m.
The broadcast networks unveiled their fall lineups last week, so let’s get right to them.
posted: 05/19/2013 3:31 a.m.
Six Southern women dress hair and discuss men in Robert Harling’s Steel Magnolias, opening Tuesday and running through June 15 at Murry’s Dinner Playhouse, 6323 Colonel Glenn Road, Little Rock.
posted: 05/19/2013 3:28 a.m.
What is it? Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer, 78 half-hour episodes on 12 discs from A&E Home Video How much? $69.98 When? Now Who’s Mickey Spillane? He was a writer of pulpy crime novels and comics and his signature character was Mike Hammer.
posted: 05/19/2013 2:32 a.m.
It’s summer TV time. When in doubt, go with something tried and true.
posted: 05/19/2013 2:29 a.m.
(This column represents on-air summaries for the week of May 13-17.) The Bold and the Beautiful: Brooke and Hope wallowed in their romantic woes. Liam was every bit the doting husband to Steffy. Bill went out of his way to ensure no Spencer would ever be crossed. Rick again tried to end things with Caroline.
posted: 05/17/2013 4:25 p.m.
CANNES, France — A live outdoor television broadcast from the Cannes Film Festival was briefly interrupted when what sounded like gunshots sent crew and spectators scurrying.
posted: 05/17/2013 4:48 a.m.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart never got to hear his Requiem. He left it unfinished at his untimely death, and one or more of his students finished it under the supervision of his widow.
posted: 05/17/2013 3:28 a.m.
“You just made my day,” director J.J. Abrams says, exhaling with relief.
posted: 05/17/2013 3:22 a.m.
Something about Pablo Larrain’s seriously intentioned, based on-fact No (which was nominated for a Best Foreign Language Oscar, losing to Amour) put me in mind of a story I heard a couple of years ago about a guy who went to a Halloween party as “Don Draper, circa 1976.”
posted: 05/17/2013 3:21 a.m.
Finding the right subject for a documentary can be a daunting task, but according to co-director and co-producer Maxim Pozdorovikin, being at the right place at the right time helped.
posted: 05/17/2013 3:19 a.m.
The Rabbi’s Cat Directed by Antoine Delesvaux and Joann Sfar (animated, not rated, 89 minutes) Based on the best-selling graphic novel by Joann Sfar (who co-directs ), The Rabbi’s Cat concerns a rabbi in 1930s Algeria and a skinny, sharp-tongued feline philosopher with a vicious sense of humor and an inappropriate attraction to the rabbi’s sexy teenage daughter.
posted: 05/17/2013 3:14 a.m.
Iron Man 3 took in $72.5 million in ticket sales to retain first place at U.S. and Canadian cinemas for a second weekend for Walt Disney Co.’s Marvel unit.
posted: 05/17/2013 3:11 a.m.
33 Postcards is possibly the first Chinese-Australian co-production and includes the work of some talented people. Here’s hoping that the next one comes out better.