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"It's a night to let loose and have fun and sing along and dance. It's all songs that you'll recognize. It's impossible not to have a good time." Erin Baltsar, one of the five performers in "Girls Night: The Musical" is enthusiastically explaining her show, which makes its California debut Saturday at James R. Armstrong Theater in Torrance.   Read More...
 
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...
 
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...
 
Photo courtesy the HBO Luxury Lounge Featuring Pandora Jewelry
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...
 
A$AP Ferg has had a year filled with standout guest appearances on songs with artists ranging from Haim to Young Thug, memorable performances at this year'sCoachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio and more with his nonstop drive.   Read More...
 
SAN DIEGO It's that time of year again. Time to let your imagination soar and prepare to bask in the light of all things nerdy and geeky.   Read More...
 
Critics' jobs often fall under the category of saying when someone got something wrong. The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards nominations, announced Thursday morning, pretty much got things right - at least as right as possible in the swiftly changing world of television.   Read More...
 
The late King of Soul, OTIS REDDING, will be honored with a Gibson Art Guitar on The Sunset Strip on Tuesday, July 15 at the Whisky A Go-Go. His son, producer, musician and recording artist OTIS REDDING III will autograph the larger-than-life Gibson Guitar   Read More...
 
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A new Van Nuys post office would be named for Marilyn Monroe under legislation introduced Thursday by U.S. Rep. Tony C├írdenas, who noted the Hollywood icon attended high school in the area.   Read More...
 
PASADENA In a black leather loose-leaf notebook, art collector Jacques Goudstikker described how he came to own German Renaissance masterpieces "Adam" and "Eve."   Read More...
 
 

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