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  • Marciano Art Foundation sets L.A. museum opening date for May

    Marciano Art Foundation sets L.A. museum opening date for May

    The Marciano Art Foundation has announced the opening date for its new contemporary art museum: May 25. The museum, from Guess cofounders Paul and Maurice Marciano, will be in a landmark Millard Sheets-designed building, a former Scottish Rite Masonic Temple on Wilshire Boulevard near Koreatown....

  • The art, agony and gooseflesh of stand-up comedy in 'Dying Laughing'

    The art, agony and gooseflesh of stand-up comedy in 'Dying Laughing'

    No one knows for sure who came up with the celebrated bromide "dying is easy, comedy is hard," but it's a thought that's perfectly suited to the subject matter of the brisk documentary "Dying Laughing." An involving examination of and tribute to the art and agony of stand-up comedy, "Dying Laughing"...

  • Oscars TV Lineup

    Oscars TV Lineup

      TV LINEUP 10:30 a.m. Countdown to the Red Carpet: The 2017 Academy Awards A preview of Oscars night includes extensive entertainment insight to prepare pop culture fans for the 2017 Academy Awards.  (E!) 11 a.m. Barbara Walters’ Top Oscar Interviews of All Time (KABC) Noon The Academy Awards...

  • 'What can cinema do?' Travel ban puts Oscar nominees for foreign language film in the spotlight

    'What can cinema do?' Travel ban puts Oscar nominees for foreign language film in the spotlight

    In many ways, the Best Foreign Language Film category has always embodied the contradictory passions that surround the Oscars themselves — it’s wildly important to some, utterly meaningless to others and a vague sidebar to many. This year that role has become even more pointed. In an awards season...

  • Thursday's TV highlights: The CBS comedy 'The Great Indoors'

    Thursday's TV highlights: The CBS comedy 'The Great Indoors'

    SERIES Superstore Amy (America Ferrera) sees Mateo and Jeff (Nico Santos, guest star Michael Bunin) on a secret date in this new episode of the workplace comedy. 8 p.m. NBC Supernatural Sam and Dean (Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles) seek Rowena’s (guest star Ruth Connell) help in their investigation...

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  • The street cats of Istanbul have a hit with the documentary 'Kedi'

    The street cats of Istanbul have a hit with the documentary 'Kedi'

    Whenever filmmaker Ceyda Torun and her cinematographer Charlie  Wuppermann told people that they were making “Kedi,” a documentary on the legendary street cats of Istanbul and the people who care for them, they always got the same response from non-diehard feline fanatics. “Most people’s eyes would...

  • Joining Madonna and the Beatles, Rihanna lands 30th top-10 hit, sets sights on record

    Joining Madonna and the Beatles, Rihanna lands 30th top-10 hit, sets sights on record

    In yet another confirmation that you’re getting old, pop superstar Rihanna has hit a landmark: She has now landed 30 songs in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, a feat achieved only by the Beatles and Madonna. She charted her 30th hit this week when “Love on the Brain” crossed the threshold...

  • Jazz fusion guitarist Larry Coryell dies at 73

    Jazz fusion guitarist Larry Coryell dies at 73

    Jazz guitarist Larry Coryell, known as the "Godfather of Fusion," has died in New York City. He was 73. His publicist, Kurt Nishimura, said Coryell died Sunday in his hotel room of natural causes. Nishimura says he had just performed two shows at the Iridium on Friday and Saturday. Coryell’s highly...

  • Louis C.K. headed to Netflix for two stand-up comedy specials

    Louis C.K. headed to Netflix for two stand-up comedy specials

    Netflix continues its steadfast expansion of stand-up comedy programming with the addition of two new specials from Louis C.K. The specials will be available exclusively on the streaming service. The first, which was shot in Washington, D.C., and is titled “2017,” will premiere April. 4. “Louis...

  • Journey on race relations takes some wrong turns in 'White Guy on the Bus'

    Journey on race relations takes some wrong turns in 'White Guy on the Bus'

    As the title suggests, “White Guy on the Bus” is a play about troubled urban race relations. Playwright Bruce Graham lobs a grenade at the post civil rights-era conceit that we’ve made real progress toward easing economic and cultural tensions between the haves and have-nots. A topical but problematic...

  • Harry Belafonte 90th birthday career retrospective collection due Feb. 24

    Harry Belafonte 90th birthday career retrospective collection due Feb. 24

    A 60th anniversary update of Harry Belafonte’s 1957 hit “When Colors Come Together (Island in the Sun)” caps a new retrospective album. The collection will survey the storied career of the veteran singer, actor and political activist who will celebrate his 90th birthday on March 1. The song, which...

  • Why Little Big Town went 'hillbilly Sade' to follow up 'Girl Crush'

    Why Little Big Town went 'hillbilly Sade' to follow up 'Girl Crush'

    Only three acts performed more than once at this month’s Grammy Awards. One was Adele, who opened the night with “Hello” and then paid tribute to the late George Michael. Another was Bruno Mars, who sang his song “That’s What I Like” as well as Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy.” The third was Little Big...

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