• Taking a 'Sherlock' tribute to new heights

    Taking a 'Sherlock' tribute to new heights

    While Downton Abbey parodies have been endless, there have been few spoofs/parodies/tributes to the greatness of Sherlock. One truly brilliant effort was the recent Sherlock: The Musical. As evidenced by the following video tribute, you almost have to be as much of a fan as were series creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. Creators Albert […]

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  • It's MUST SEE TV tonight on PBS! 'National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage'

    It's MUST SEE TV tonight on PBS! 'National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage'

    What better way to spend Valentine’s Day than to celebrate the incredible talent that has graced the stage of London’s National Theatre for the last 50 years. The National Theatre opened its doors in 1963 with Laurence Olivier as its first director. Eight hundred productions later, the venerable institution celebrates its 50th anniversary with a […]

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  • Liverpool, The Beatles and the Night that Changed America

    Liverpool, The Beatles and the Night that Changed America

    Let’s just say that it took something of this magnitude to pry me away from Sunday’s installment of Downton Abbey. All I can say is, thank goodness for the DVR. Even Mrs. Patmore would approve of this new invention. Watching The Beatles: The Night That Changed America — A GRAMMY Salute last night brought back […]

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  • Happy #SherlockLives Day! & Sherlock: The Musical!

    Happy #SherlockLives Day! & Sherlock: The Musical!

    Yes, I know, it’s Sunday. Must be Downton Day in America. While that may be true, I’m afraid it just might be a simple case of ‘move over Downton’ because it’s officially Sherlock Day today! A day that American audiences have been (im)patiently waiting for since that fateful day in May 2010 when series 2 […]

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  • Sherlock composer raises the 'epic quotient' for series 3

    Sherlock composer raises the 'epic quotient' for series 3

    Given all the endless questions circling the Internets concerning Sherlock Holmes’ series 2 ender leap off the rooftop of St Barts Hospital, how can you possibly up the ‘epic ante’ when it comes to the forthcoming BBC/PBS series 3 of Sherlock? Anticipation for the early 2014 return (January 19 on PBS/early January on BBC One) […]

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  • CBGB – from Severus Snape to Hilly Kristal for Alan Rickman

    CBGB – from Severus Snape to Hilly Kristal for Alan Rickman

    It’s a bit if a hike from Hogwarts to the streets of New York, but if anyone can do it, it’s the greatness that is Alan Rickman. Rickman stars as iconic CBGB club owner, Hilly Krystal, with his Harry Potter co-star, Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) appearing in the film as punk star Cheetar Chrome. CBGB […]

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