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  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: AMC's 'Hell on Wheels'

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: AMC's 'Hell on Wheels'

    SERIES Angel From Hell The comedy starring Jane Lynch and Maggie Lawson airs its final episodes. 8 and 8:30 p.m. CBS Dr. Dee: Alaska Vet Dr. Dee and her husband Ken host a clinic in a town with a population of 107 in the season premiere of the unscripted series. 8 p.m. Animal Planet Syfy Presents:...

  • Bob Law drawings find poignancy in simplicity

    Bob Law drawings find poignancy in simplicity

    The six paintings and 12 drawings in “Bob Law: 1959-2001” take visitors to the simplest of times and the most basic of places: right here and right now. That’s the beauty of the British minimalist’s works at Marc Selwyn Fine Art in Beverly Hills. The art bets everything on your capacity to understand...

  • At 'Ken Price: Drawings,' life's little details in broad strokes

    At 'Ken Price: Drawings,' life's little details in broad strokes

    “Ken Price: Drawings” is an intimate affair, despite the number of works in the exhibition (35), the number of rooms it fills (five) and the years it covers (1969 to 2011). Everything at Matthew Marks Gallery in Beverly Hills gives infectious form to Price’s fascination with details and the wide-eyed...

  • 'Harry Potter' director (and Comic-Con newbie) David Yates talks 'Fantastic Beasts'

    'Harry Potter' director (and Comic-Con newbie) David Yates talks 'Fantastic Beasts'

    Every year at Comic-Con, fans dressed as Harry Potter and Hermione Granger can be seen walking the convention floor in their wizard robes. But surprisingly, the man who directed the last four movies in the “Harry Potter” franchise has never actually been to the convention. This year, though, David...

  • 35 million TV viewers watch Donald Trump's acceptance speech at GOP convention

    35 million TV viewers watch Donald Trump's acceptance speech at GOP convention

    Nearly 35 million TV viewers watched GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s acceptance speech Thursday night at the Republican National Convention. Nielsen reported that an average of 32.2 million viewers watched across the ad-supported networks that carried the speech between 10 and 11:45 p.m....

  • A celebrated production of 'Cabaret' returns to its seductive ways

    A celebrated production of 'Cabaret' returns to its seductive ways

    The time is always right for a production of “Cabaret.” Its slinky songs will seduce an audience in nothing flat, and its story, about the world slipping into brutality while people aren’t paying attention, bears perpetual repeating. Add that the musical is marking its 50th anniversary and we have...

  • L.A. Soul Music Festival founder says this weekend's inaugural event is just the beginning

    L.A. Soul Music Festival founder says this weekend's inaugural event is just the beginning

    Launching a new music festival in Los Angeles is a massive undertaking for any promoter. It’s an even bigger challenge for one that’s new to the city. Last year that was Mark Douglas. The chief executive of Airborne Tickets had relocated to L.A. after spending two decades in the Bay Area producing...

  • 'The Great British Baking Show'

    'The Great British Baking Show'

    “The Great British Baking Show” (PBS); Mary Berry interview on “Larry King Now” (Ora/Hulu). Things have been so crazy lately  that it was only yesterday that I learned we are in the middle of PBS’ broadcast of the current season of “The Great British Baking Show,” the loveliest of all cooking competitions....

  • TV This Week, July 24-30: 'Tallulah' and more

    TV This Week, July 24-30: 'Tallulah' and more

      SUNDAY Fans of everything from the hit musical “Hamilton” to the animated sci-fi comedy “Rick & Morty” will have their voices heard at the “2016 MTV Fandom Awards.” 8 p.m. MTV The docu-special “The Rise and Fall of El Chapo” profiles the incarcerated Mexican drug lord formerly known as the fugitive...

  • Comic-Con 2016: Seth Rogen on staging an animated food orgy in 'Sausage Party'

    Comic-Con 2016: Seth Rogen on staging an animated food orgy in 'Sausage Party'

    Someone could probably make an adorable, family-friendly animated movie about talking food in a grocery store. But Seth Rogen is clearly not that someone. At an early screening for the upcoming “Sausage Party” at Comic-Con on Thursday night, Rogen and his longtime collaborator Evan Goldberg told...

  • The fifth 'Ice Age' cometh, but feel free to misseth

    The fifth 'Ice Age' cometh, but feel free to misseth

    Fourteen years after the first “Ice Age” animated film was a hit, the fifth installment in the franchise, “Ice Age: Collision Course,” rolls into theaters. Is it inevitable? Yes, 2012's “Ice Age: Continental Drift” was the highest-grossing animated film that year. Is it necessary? Absolutely not....

  • The sculptures that help you to see (and feel) color in a new light

    The sculptures that help you to see (and feel) color in a new light

    The magical mysteries of color strut their shape-shifting stuff in “Peter Alexander, Sculpture 1966-2016: A Career Survey” at Parrasch Heijnen Gallery in Boyle Heights, where the exhibition is a garden of earthly delights. Its 21 pieces meld simple shapes and complex colors to give beauty a real...

  • New Orleans music giant Allen Toussaint saluted in style at Hollywood Bowl

    New Orleans music giant Allen Toussaint saluted in style at Hollywood Bowl

    The word “salute” in “Yes We Can Can: An Allen Toussaint Salute at the Hollywood Bowl” served more as a low-key theme than a specific call to action in the performances by Toussaint’s musical family from New Orleans: Dr. John, Irma Thomas, Cyril Neville, Galactic and the Allen Toussaint Band. There...

  • Samantha Bee's 'A Very Special Full Frontal Special'

    Samantha Bee's 'A Very Special Full Frontal Special'

    Samantha Bee, whose weekly TBS series "Full Frontal" has become appointment viewing for those who survive current events by seeing them kicked in the backside, went off-schedule Wednesday for "A Very Special Full Frontal Special." Timed, and more or less themed, to the Republican National Convention,...

  • 'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie': Bloody good summer fun

    'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie': Bloody good summer fun

    In “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie” a sensible young woman asks her hard-partying grandmother to explain the endurance of a decades-long friendship, a seemingly unbreakable bond forged on champagne and mischief. “Because it’s bloody good fun,” her grandmother answers, matter-of-factly. That’s as...

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