In a dismal capper to a dreadful year of gifted people dying before their time, Carrie Fisher died Tuesday at age 60, following a heart attack the actress and writer suffered on a plane from London to Los Angeles on Dec. 23.There are many reasons to mourn Fisher, who had come to seem indestr…

Cheslee Duke — middle school student, softball player, actress extraordinaire — is ready to step into her first starring role for CAST community theater. She is playing the main character in the musical "Hairspray," which will run for one weekend only, starting Thursday at McClellan Theatre in Anniston.

William Thornton understands the mercurial nature of inspiration. After 20-plus years in journalism — currently covering East Alabama for the Alabama Media Group — Thornton has learned that hard work and discipline — not sitting around waiting for divine intervention — is what gets stories g…

CharACTers Entertainment is sweeping chimneys, spooning sugar, and tapping into its supercalifragalistic side with its production of "Mary Poppins," the classic Broadway musical about the adventure that one nanny and housekeeper brings to the London home of the Banks family.

Claudia Elston is director and founder of A Way Out day program, which helps troubled young women with job placements, higher education opportunities, transportation to job interviews and medical appointments and information on applying to a variety of programs like Job Corps and Youth Succe…

Fans of the concerts and theater shows presented by the Historic Ritz Theatre in Talladega now have the opportunity to experience the venue in its original purpose: a movie theater.