Though he’s completed about two decades worth of work in Merced, it’s rare for Dob Francise to be the one in the spotlight. With wall murals and play backdrops, as well as countless sculptures and countless painting, making up his body of work, the 52-year-old is usually the guy behind the scenes.
“The Pirates of Penzance,” known for having one of the fastest songs in musical history, “Modern Major General,” will begin a three-weekend run at the Playhouse Merced mainstage at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Playhouse Merced.
The federal government's failure to enforce the nation's child protection laws is a "national disgrace" that leaves abused children vulnerable to future harm, according to a three-year study by two child advocacy groups.
While Joan Rivers lay sedated in a Manhattan clinic, her doctors performed unauthorized medical procedures, snapped a selfie with the comedian and failed to act as her vital signs deteriorated, according to a malpractice lawsuit filed Monday by her daughter, Melissa.
La Scala's general manager says he expects to find a solution to a union dispute over the opening concert for the world's fair Expo 2015 on May 1, which coincides with the traditional labor day holiday.
"Amelie" actress Audrey Tautou and "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner are among the seven jury members for this year's Berlin Film Festival, which will be led by director Darren Aronofsky, organizers said Tuesday.
President Barack Obama is leading a high-level delegation of current and former American officials to Saudi Arabia Tuesday to pay respects following King Abdullah's death and to take measure of the kingdom's new monarch.
Alex Gibney's new Scientology documentary stirred speculation that protesters might attend the film's Sundance premiere Sunday night, especially after full-page Scientology ads appeared in the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times asking: "Is Alex Gibney's Upcoming HBO 'Documentary' a Rolling Stone/UVA Redux?"
The past has never been bigger on TV than it is today. From Norsemen invading England circa 800 in "Vikings" to Chinese immigrants heading to Orlando circa 1990 in "Fresh off the Boat," series set in the past are all the rage.
The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee says critics of U.S. foreign policy are disparaging the movie, "American Sniper" and denigrating the memory of Chris Kyle, the U.S. serviceman depicted in the film.
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