09/20/2013 6:10amThese days, it's hard for Linda Ronstadt to get around without her forearm crutches.
09/20/2013 6:43amFor Patricia Racette, this was already shaping up as a memorable year at the San Francisco Opera, opening the season in Boito's "Mefistofele" and returning in June to headline two more productions.
09/20/2013 7:04amAt first glance, "The Blacklist" bears an obvious resemblance to "The Silence of the Lambs." Here's a brilliant, twisted captive playing cat-and-mouse with a young female cop. Each wants something from the other in this dicey partnership.
09/20/2013 7:31amPuffed pastry dough is a totally underappreciated ingredient, at least as far as time-crunched families are concerned. It's so versatile and easy to use, I'm not sure why it isn't in the rotation in more homes.
09/20/2013 8:36amIt's standing room only inside The Gorbals. The hip downtown Los Angeles eatery is filled to the brim with loud lookie-loos who've gathered to sip free-flowing beer and wine while watching a pair of professional chefs sizzle their way through a new televised cooking competition called "Knife Fight," the first series debuting on the new Esquire Network.
09/20/2013 8:55amVince Sicari can tell all the lawyer jokes he wants _ he just can't play a judge in real life.
09/20/2013 8:56amDavid Hilfiker knows what's coming. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer's so early that he's had time to tell his family what he wants to happen once forgetfulness turns incapacitating.
09/20/2013 9:12amAsked about the upcoming season of "The Walking Dead," Danai Gurira goes silent.
09/20/2013 9:15amWhen Avicii debuted his electronic-country fusion at the Ultra Music Festival in March, he was met with criticism. Months later, he said the controversy helped him.
09/20/2013 9:58amRevenge thriller "Fatal Attraction" is the latest hit movie to get a stage adaptation, with a production opening in London's West End early next year.
09/20/2013 10:22amChita Rivera had wanted to celebrate her 80th birthday quietly, no fuss. That clearly wasn't going to happen.
09/20/2013 10:40amThree cannons explode on a deserted Cape Cod beach, unleashing a startling cloud of white smoke and sand. In tandem, projectiles erupt from the ground, flinging a net over a group of elusive shorebirds known as red knots.
09/20/2013 11:14amEtro shimmers for next summer, with metal accents embroidered into fabric and trimming fringe collars.
09/20/2013 11:16amThe word "ageless" is often applied to Shakespeare's plays, which are still packing in audiences after 400 years.
09/20/2013 12:05pmChicago rapper Common says his hometown needs to better understand the young people contributing to its violence problem and be more consistent in efforts to help them.
09/20/2013 12:14pmRapper Mack Maine has been formally arraigned on felony sexual battery and aggravated assault and battery charges in Oklahoma.
09/20/2013 12:19pmWith the authenticity of a guitar supposedly signed by Michael Jackson and Eddie Van Halen called into question, authorities pulled the plug Friday on an online auction of personal belongings forfeited by Illinois' prison-bound former congressman, Jesse Jackson Jr.
09/20/2013 12:22pmIn a story Sept. 19 about Josh Gad, The Associated Press reported erroneously the surname of Gad's collaborator on the upcoming script for "Triplets." The writer's name is Ryan Dixon, not Ryan Vincent.
09/20/2013 12:55pmLife comes with few chances to witness a fundamental law being turned on its head.
09/20/2013 1:43pmChicago rapper Common says his hometown needs to better understand the young people contributing to its violence problem and be more consistent in efforts to help them.
09/20/2013 2:24pm"To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee is at odds with a museum in her Alabama hometown that celebrates her literary achievement over use of the words in the title of her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
09/20/2013 2:45pmTod's inaugural runway show during Milan Fashion Week was clean and classic.
09/20/2013 3:11pmStocks fell on Friday as investors focused on the debate in Washington over the debt ceiling.
09/20/2013 4:04pmThe Walt Disney Co. has announced that it would not renew its first-look deal with producer Jerry Bruckheimer, bringing an end to a longtime partnership between the Hollywood icons.
09/20/2013 5:51pmAllegiant Air officials said Friday that delays and cancelations could continue for several days as more than half of the airline's MD-80s remain grounded for overhauls of emergency slides like the ones deployed in an evacuation this week.
09/20/2013 7:43pmGrammy-award winning hip hop artist Common, who has openly worried about the violence in Chicago, was in his hometown Friday to help celebrate the city's music scene when he was confronted with a brutal reminder of what he's been talking about: a story about a hail of gunfire that wounded 13 people.