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St. Paul, Minn. —
Stanley Kramer and It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
Kramer became known as a director of "message movies," taking on tough subjects of the day, but it was his big budget, all-star shot at comedy that endeared him to many.
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World starred the biggest names in comedy and was headed up by Spencer Tracy in a role that was a delightful change for the aging actor who went on to star in one more Kramer film before Tracy's death.
'Butterfly' flutist makes finals in flute competition
Yukie Ota, the flutist who earned attention and admiration for her poise in a competitive performance after a butterfly landed on her brow, has made the finals in the very same flute competition. You can watch the finals live online.