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  • 'Finding Dory' is the top movie of the 2017 People's Choice Awards

    'Finding Dory' is the top movie of the 2017 People's Choice Awards

    “Finding Dory” found its way to the stage multiple times as it garnered wins for favorite movie and family movie, along with Ellen DeGeneres for favorite animated movie actress at the People’s Choice Awards. The win also made DeGeneres the most decorated winner in the awards’ history. Caitriona...

  • L.A. theater openings, Jan. 22-29: 'Moby Dick' and more

    L.A. theater openings, Jan. 22-29: 'Moby Dick' and more

    This week: A lively adaptation of “Moby Dick” sails into South Coast Rep. Plus, a new drama about the inner workings of the brain, and the conclusion of Arlene Hutton’s “Nibroc Trilogy.” God Bliss (In the Name of Semelah) This new work from Eko Nugroho’s shadow-theater ensemble Wayang Bocor tells...

  • 'Antarctica: Ice and Sky': More like 'March of the Glaciologist'

    'Antarctica: Ice and Sky': More like 'March of the Glaciologist'

    For French explorer, scientist and glaciologist Claude Lorius, his work studying drilled polar ice as a groundbreaking way to chart temperature history was a lifelong thrill ride of wonder and discovery. So why is the documentary “Antarctica: Ice and Sky,” which profiles the now 84-year-old Lorius...

  • For 'A Thousand Splendid Suns,' a well-timed journey from the page to the stage

    For 'A Thousand Splendid Suns,' a well-timed journey from the page to the stage

    In a much retweeted curtain-call speech from the Broadway stage in November, “Hamilton” actor Brandon Dixon conveyed to then-Vice President-elect Mike Pence that theater can be a dramatic reminder of our shared humanity. Khaled Hosseini hopes that the theatrical adaption of his second novel, “A...

  • Building Type: Long road to the Arts District's first park

    Building Type: Long road to the Arts District's first park

    Sometimes a civilian moment — seeing a new building or park exactly as the public sees it, without the benefit of press releases or a guided tour — can be a good thing for an architecture critic. This is the story of one of those moments. It’s also the story of how Los Angeles, after decades of...

2017 MOVIE AND TV PREVIEW

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  • Metallica, John Legend and Carrie Underwood will perform at the Grammy Awards

    Metallica, John Legend and Carrie Underwood will perform at the Grammy Awards

    The Recording Academy announced Wednesday the first round of performers for the 59th annual Grammy Awards, and, as always, it’s a far-flung bunch designed to attract as many viewers as possible to the televised ceremony branded as “music’s biggest night.” Veteran heavy-metal band Metallica, R&B...

  • Jim Jarmusch, Ron Padgett and the sublime poetry of 'Paterson'

    Jim Jarmusch, Ron Padgett and the sublime poetry of 'Paterson'

    Poetry flows through Jim Jarmusch’s latest film, “Paterson,” in much the same way that the Passaic River winds through the titular New Jersey city, before gracefully dropping over the Great Falls. The initial effect is subtle, but the lasting impression is sublime.  The film’s protagonist, a self-effacing...

  • What to listen to now: The Black Madonna, Allison Crutchfield, Dropkick Murphys and more

    What to listen to now: The Black Madonna, Allison Crutchfield, Dropkick Murphys and more

    A weekly roundup of must-hear music from The Times staff. This week’s picks include a heartbreaking, disco-inspired song from Chicago artist the Black Madonna, as well as Celtic-punk veterans the Dropkick Murphys. Also, catch a bit of Allison Crutchfield’s winning debut. And if you want to dig...

  • Shut out of U2's Rose Bowl gig? Good news: A second show has been added

    Shut out of U2's Rose Bowl gig? Good news: A second show has been added

    Disappointed fans unable to land a ticket for U2's sold-out performance of “The Joshua Tree” at the Rose Bowl on May 20 can relax. The Irish band just announced a second show for May 21. As with the first, the quartet will be performing its 1987 album in its entirety. The new Pasadena date is one...

  • History's new Navy SEALs series 'Six' packs an action-focused punch

    History's new Navy SEALs series 'Six' packs an action-focused punch

    “Six,” which begins Wednesday on History Channel, is based on the work of the elite anti-terrorist force known as the Navy SEALs, and specifically its Team Six – the best of the best, the most secretive of the secret. Walton Goggins, from “Justified” and “Vice Principals” (and whose late substitution...

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