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Photo of Elaine May, Mike Nichols and Dorothy Loudon as panelists from the TV game show Laugh Line. (Via Wikipedia)

Iconic director Mike Nichols, 83, succumbs to heart attack

Iconic director Mike Nichols, 83, succumbs to heart attack

NEW YORK, November 20, 2014 – Legendary comic, actor and director of stage and film productions Mike Nichols (1931-2014) died at his Manhattan home Wednesday evening, succumbing to a heart attack at the age of 83. Meryl Streep was working with Nichols on an adaptation of Master Class, Terrence McNally’s Tony Award-winning play about Maria

Marvel's first official trailer for "Avengers: Age of Ultron."

Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ official trailer released

WASHINGTON, November 6, 2014 – Somehow, the inevitable pirate copy of Marvel’s first official trailer for “Avengers: Age of Ultron” found its way online in October. That’s forced the Disney-owned studio to come out with the official release of the trailer earlier than planned. The actual film is currently scheduled for a May 2015 release

Napa Valley Film Festival 2014
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Guide to the Fourth Annual Napa Valley Film Festival, November 12-16, 2014

NAPA, CA, October 26, 2014 – The Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) is about to kick off its fourth annual festival, with this year’s theme “The Ultimate Film, Food and Wine Experience.” Napa Valley is the perfect setting for this lavish festival.  It is already well known for its wine, food and art; now it

Susanna and the Count.

The Met in HD: An invigorating, updated ‘Marriage of Figaro’

WASHINGTON, October 21, 2014 – Based on a then-controversial 18th century drama by French author, businessman and adventurer Pierre Beaumarchais, Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro” (“The Marriage of Figaro”) is an operatic comedy of errors, a story involving both real and imagined infidelity that ultimately leads to mutual forgiveness and a happy, if somewhat chastened ending.

Scene from Macbeth (Verdi)

Review: The Met’s memorable ‘Macbeth’ at the movies, live in HD

WASHINGTON, October 13, 2014 – The Metropolitan Opera opened its 2014-2015 live broadcast season with a memorable production of Giuseppe Verdi’s “Macbeth.” Broadcast live to movie theaters across the country from the Lincoln Center this past Saturday, the performance was recorded and will be repeated at most of these same theaters on Wednesday evening, October