| Dec 7, 2012
| 4:46 PM
The evergreen appeal of Frank Capra's film classic, “It's a Wonderful Life,” about a despairing Everyman who learns that his life has had profound meaning, translates not only to frequent TV airings during the holiday season, but to numerous...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 11:33 AM
Theatergoers who prefer “A Christmas Carol” straight up, with language and redemptive message intact, won't find much holiday cheer in “A Christmas Twist,” SeaGlass Theatre's satiric treatment of the Dickens classic at the...
| Nov 27, 2010
The Towne Singers hope to create all the joyous feelings shared during the holiday season through song for their audience at their upcoming concert.
Highlights include an arrangement of "Angels We Have Heard on High" and a rollicking rendition of "Up on...
| Dec 1, 2010
"The Nutcracker" is often the usual Christmas classic, but locals know another story: "The Snow Queen."
California Contemporary Ballet will perform Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale of good prevailing over evil Dec. 17 to 19. The story tells of two...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 4:09 PM
“When you’re a kid, you’re a kid all the way….”
“West Side Story” meets Ralphie and his Red Ryder BB gun in “A Christmas Westside Story,” the latest pop culture mash-up from the deliriously daft...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 1:42 PM
Q. Home improvement store Lowe's has pulled its advertising from the TLC reality show “All-American Muslim” because of a campaign by the conservative Florida Family Assn. The FFA claims that “'All-American Muslim' is propaganda that...
| Dec 25, 2011
When the freak windstorm was knocking down power lines and toppling giant trees on roofs and cars, Scotty Sorensen was pounding 42-inch stakes into the ground with a sledgehammer to keep the 95-mph gusts from blowing away the tents at his Christmas tree...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 4:53 PM
Happy New Year. Or, as some say, happy New Year’s, or even happy new year.
Which one is correct? They all are. New Year’s is one holiday that’s hard to get wrong. But as the months go by, other holidays roll around that aren’t so...