NEW YORK -- Security guards had to escort fashion designer Calvin Klein back to his seat at a New York Knicks game after he walked up to Latrell Sprewell and talked to him in the middle of play.
LAS VEGAS -- Celine Dion leaves no doubt that she's ready to embrace Las Vegas five nights a week, 40 weeks a year until 2006 with her much-hyped new show, "A New Day." She dances. She swoons. She flies. The newly muscled diva with a tomboyish haircut belts out 23 songs over more than 100 minutes in a Caesars Palace theater designed just for her.
Anthony DeCurtis is the most visible face of rock criticism today. As a frequent contributor to VH1 programming, a contributing editor at Rolling Stone and a Grammy award winning writer to boot, he has established himself at the forefront of his field. At 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Buskirk-Chumley Theatre, the Union Board will present "Anthony DeCurtis -- The Beatles: Yesterday and Today," in which DeCurtis will lecture and answer questions from the audience.
LOS ANGELES -- The musical "Chicago" won the best-picture Academy Award on Sunday at an Oscar show overshadowed by the U.S.-led war on Iraq. "Chicago," which had a leading 13 nominations, was shaping up as the big winner numerically, taking the supporting-actress prize for Catherine Zeta-Jones and four technical awards. Chris Cooper won supporting actor for "Adaptation." Adrien Brody was a surprise best actor winner for his role as a Holocaust survivor in "The Pianist," which also netted Roman Polanski the best-director Oscar. Nicole Kidman was named best actress for portraying novelist Virginia Woolf in the somber drama "The Hours." Pedro Almodovar won the original screenplay Oscar for "Talk to Her," and Ronald Harwood the adapted screenplay award for "The Pianist."
BPP opens spring theater classes he Bloomington Playwrights Project is offering open registration for theater classes offered by the School of Dramatic Arts (SODA). The classes offer various levels of acting, improvisation, playwriting/screenwriting, magic and clowning for all ages -- elementary, middle and high school and adults.
CARACAS, Venezuela -- If you think America went crazy over its flag after Sept. 11, you should visit Venezuela. Venezuelans do not just decorate their homes with flags. They are wearing them on T-shirts, shorts, skirts, backpacks, fanny packs -- even bikinis. It is a fashion craze spun from the turmoil surrounding President Hugo Chavez's four-year rule...
NEW YORK -- After a four-day walkout that cost the city $10 million, Broadway musicians settled the first strike on the Great White Way in nearly 30 years Tuesday by agreeing to cut the number of orchestra players a show must hire.
NEW YORK -- Neither striking musicians nor theater producers were optimistic Monday about when talks would resume to end a walkout that has shut down nearly every Broadway musical.
LOS ANGELES -- Steve Martin and Queen Latifah packed the house. Their comedy "Bringing Down the House," about an escaped con who enlists an uptight attorney to clear her name, debuted as the No. 1 weekend movie with $31.1 million.
NEW YORK -- When a customer enters the Politics & Prose bookstore and wants to learn more about Iraq, store owner Carla Cohen has a number of suggestions. David Fromkin's "A Peace to End All Peace," a general history of the Middle East. "Republic of Fear," Kanan Makiya's analysis of contemporary Iraq. Bernard Lewis' "The Middle East: A Brief of History of the Last 2,000 Years."
WASHINGTON -- Poets brought their anti-war verse to Congress on Wednesday, handing lawmakers thousands of poems to protest pending military action in Iraq. The group, "Poets Against the War," is barely a month old, born out of one poet's refusal in January to attend a poetry symposium with first lady Laura Bush.
Two nationally celebrated poets, Terrance Hayes and Crystal Wilkinson, will be reading tonight at the Neal-Marshall Grand Hall. The evening of poetry and fiction is the second event this year inspired by and in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Indiana Review and the first edition of the Indiana Review "Writers of Color."