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At his Fashion Week runway show in September, Oscar de la Renta sat in his usual spot: in a chair right inside the wings, where he could carefully inspect each model just as she was about to emerge in one of his sumptuous, impeccably constructed designs.   Read More...
 
Movies about corruption, gang violence, honor killing and war took prizes Saturday as the London Film Festival recognized cinema that confronts the harsh realities of our world.   Read More...
 
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Grammy Award-winning musician Brian Setzer donated his signature orange Gretsch guitar to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History during a ceremony Oct. 17.   Read More...
 
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Here's our take on four new films released this week: 'Birdman' - one of the best pictures of the year; 'Fury' makes a fine B-movie vehicle for Wardaddy Brad Pitt; 'Housebound' a clever and claustrophobic thriller; 'Book of Life' offers up a Mexican tale told in animated Mexican colors ...   Read More...
 
Two-time Tony Award winner Andrea Martin is in the bedroom of her suite at Loews Santa Monica trying on various outfits for a photo shoot.   Read More...
 
Growing up in Minneapolis and Chicago, writer J. Ryan Stradal remembers literary events as "bland."   Read More...
 
From film student to rock star, A/J Jackson's dream has come full circle. Or is it that his passions have simply merged? As the frontman for Los Angeles-based Saint Motel, the Chapman University film grad and pianist has helped the nu-disco dream pop band soar to popularity in Europe and back home in Southern California with singles like "Puzzle Pieces," "Benny Goodman" and its latest release "My Type" all while directing most of the band's retro music videos.   Read More...
 
After months of special training by director Robert Beltran, a troupe of 18 mostly Latino actors will come together this week to present Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" in a production at the CASA 0101 Theater in Boyle Heights that has long been a goal of theater founder and artistic director Josefina Lopez.   Read More...
 
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Four new films couldn't catch "Gone Girl" at theaters this weekend. The Fox thriller starring Ben Affleck as a man whose wife goes missing is poised to top the box office for a second week with $26.8 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday.   Read More...
 
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Here's our take on four new movies out this week: Downey and Duvall battle in 'The'Judge' ... Murray delights as curmudgeonly 'Vincent' ... 'Whiplash' moves to a riveting beat ... 'Alexander' a nice, pleasant, not bad, perfectly fine movie ...   Read More...
 
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Mayor Eric Garcetti today named Luis J. Rodriguez to a two-year term as poet laureate and literary ambassador of Los Angeles.   Read More...
 
Last Ringside tix for Halloween, Supersonico & Masks! Wednesday, October 29th BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT & DANA GOULD on the mic! Thursday, October 30th JEFF DAVIS (star of Harmontown!) on the mic!   Read More...
 
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CONCRETE NIGHT marks Finnish director Pirjo's Honkasalo's return to fiction, following years of internationally acclaimed documentaries.   Read More...
 
Comedian Cristela Alonzo has an interesting real-life story, but her new sitcom, which she says is loosely based on her life, will depend a lot on audiences taking to her likable personality.   Read More...
 
Robert Duvall famously portrayed a tough father in the 1979 film "The Great Santini," in which he was a demandingly aggressive Marine pilot who was brutal to his teenage son.   Read More...
 
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Fans of the classic singing team the Four Seasons - and of musical theater in general - packed the the Hollywood Pantages Theatre on October 5 as 'Jersey Boys' brought its national tour back to Los Angeles for a triumphant return. Opening a limited engagement running through October 19, this production received a well-deserved standing ovation ...   Read More...
 
Cantinflas (2014)

The untold story of Mexico's greatest and most beloved comedy film star of all time, from his humble origins on the small stage to the bright lights of Hollywood.

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Photos from the Budweiser Made in America Music Festival at Grand Park in Los Angeles both days   Read More...
 
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If you were watching the 66th August 25, there's a part of the show that you didn't get a glimpse of. That's the private part that happens behind the scenes, where the presenters and performers hurried in to check out the Backstage Creations Gifting Suite, where a plethora of plenty awaited.   Read More...
 
A 3,200-year-old mummy mask at the center of a years-long custody battle will stay at the St. Louis Art Museum now that the U.S. government is giving up its effort to reclaim it for Egypt.   Read More...
 
 

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