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Was Busby Berkeley from Mars? Plenty of people interviewed on the extra features included in the new six-DVD "Busby Berkeley Collection" from Warner Bros. Home Video think so. They praise the legendary choreographer and director's kaleidoscopic musical sequences, marveling at how the guy was able to do such visionary work without any formal dance training. The very term "Berkeleyesque" has come to define a certain visual style.

Roy Orbison at 70

Apr 21, 2006

Sunday, April 23 2006 marks the 70th anniversary of the birth of Roy Orbison.  He was born in Vernon, Texas, in 1936, and went on to become one of the most iconic singers and songwriters in America before passing away too early in 1988.  A petition to have his likeness emblazoned on a U.S.

Jose (Joey) Castillo

On Wednesday, April 5, a red carpet gala was held to open the "Terra Nostra: Solamente Salma" exhibit at the Blue Star Contemporary Art Center.  On hand for the festivities were artists George Yepes, Robert Rodriguez, a few celebrities... and Texas Public Radio's Nathan Cone, who had a grand plan to cover the event and get some audio for a personal project he's working on.  The exhibit is open to the public.  The Blue Star Contemporary Art Center is open Wednesday through Sunday from noon until 6 p.m.  For more information, the number is 210-227-6960.  

Nicole Gurney

Hubert Davis' Oscar-nominated short film "Hardwood" started out as a documentary about his father, Mel, who played with the Harlem Globetrotters in the 1960s and '70s, but Davis soon found that "I couldn't tell his story without telling my own, [and] I couldn't tell my own story without telling my family's." The film is a documentary of a family reunion of sorts, as family members reflect on their lives together, and apart.

Harper Collins

The Century's Most Polarizing Auteur

Elia Kazan, by Richard Schickel

(Harper Collins) 

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