Passing Strange, a new musical that debuted on Broadway Feb. 28 at the Belasco Theatre, is a hybrid: a rock comedy musical. Taking its inspiration from the punk rock movement of the 70s, the loosely autobiographical story centers on the life of 45-year-old Stew and his alter-ego “Young Stew.... Read more
For the first time since 1964, the four key Academy Awards for acting went to performers from across the Atlantic, during the 80th annual Oscars ceremony in Hollywood Sunday night. “No Country for Old Men” took four Oscars, including best movie, director and adapted screenplay for Minnesota-born brothers Joel... Read more

Jazz gains respect

Video February 14, 2008 0

The New York Times is serving up a video love letter to New York City’s old jazz scene that encompassed the neighborhoods around Lincoln Center. The video, which features recollections from artists, historians and residents of the area, chronicles the heyday of jazz in the City, offering a primer... Read more
International movie superstar Jackie Chan is better known for his martial artistry than his riding skills, but the action actor is taking some time off this year from filming to promote the 2008 Beijing Olympics, according to the Reuters news service. The 53-year-old Chan, who reportedly participated in a... Read more