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Monday's TV highlights: 'Better Call Saul' on AMC

SERIES Kevin Can Wait Series star Kevin James reunites with his “wife” from his previous series “The King of Queens” as Leah Remini guest stars in the start of the new two-part episode that ends this sitcom’s first season. She plays a rival cop with whom the fictional Kevin had worked earlier,...

  • The 34-year-old man who happens to be a robot: Welcome to 'Uncanny Valley'

    The 34-year-old man who happens to be a robot: Welcome to 'Uncanny Valley'

    No less a genius than Stephen Hawking has warned that artificial intelligence will spell the end of humankind. That existential threat is treated — but only lightly — in Thomas Gibbons’ “Uncanny Valley,” now at International City Theatre in Long Beach. Gibbons has smaller fish to fry in his complex,...

  • Stagecoach festival proves it rides in the shadow of Coachella no more

    Stagecoach festival proves it rides in the shadow of Coachella no more

    Hollywood trekked to the desert for a surreal meeting of reality and fantasy at the 2017 Stagecoach country music festival in Indio, demonstrating how the younger, twangier sibling of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival has come into its own during the last decade. It happened a few minutes...

  • A spiritually yearning Beethoven Ninth in Pasadena

    A spiritually yearning Beethoven Ninth in Pasadena

    A symphony of symphonies, the Beethoven Ninth is where the composer “finds a solution of his intolerable yearning by making himself one with the human family,” British author J.W.N. Sullivan once wrote in study of Beethoven’s spiritual development. On Saturday, in this season of Beethoven Ninths...

  • Shania Twain's Stagecoach performance felt like an amazing computer simulation

    Shania Twain's Stagecoach performance felt like an amazing computer simulation

    Shania Twain sounded so good Saturday night at the Stagecoach country music festival that I briefly wondered if she’d been replaced by a robot. Her perfect pitch wasn’t the only thing that raised that possibility. Headlining the annual three-night event at Indio’s Empire Polo Club, Twain — whose...

  • Starz 'American Gods' is as stellar as it is supernatural

    Starz 'American Gods' is as stellar as it is supernatural

    Deities from ancient Egypt, Europe, Africa and Ireland take the form of overworked cabbies, slippery con men, exasperated homemakers and habitual drunks in the new Starz series “American Gods.” Once adored and feared, the gods and goddesses of old have fallen on hard times since the glory days...

  • The deities behind 'American Gods' are off to a bloody start

    The deities behind 'American Gods' are off to a bloody start

    The opening sequence for new Starz series “American Gods” is not for the weak-of-stomach. A clan of Viking raiders lands on the shores of what eventually will become America. Infested with flies, lacking food, these shores are uninhabitable; the crew cannot pass on into the woods, so they must...

  • Tribeca Film Festival: Five new VR projects you need to know

    Tribeca Film Festival: Five new VR projects you need to know

    Hillary Clinton had come to talk about elephants. But she reserved some enthusiasm for a brewing technological revolution too. “This virtual reality experience you’re providing is so critical because it’s a portal — a portal you can go into,” she said. Clinton was speaking on a panel at a Tribeca...

  • Stagecoach 2017 gets underway with the Blasters, Justin Townes Earle, Bailey Bryan and Cactus Blossoms

    Stagecoach 2017 gets underway with the Blasters, Justin Townes Earle, Bailey Bryan and Cactus Blossoms

    A key question surfaces with the dawn of each new edition of the Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio: Just what is country music these days? As this year’s installment got underway Friday at the Empire Polo Field just a week after its bigger, older sibling Coachella, a variety of potential...

  • Saturday's TV highlights and weekend talk: 'Dr. Who' on BBC America

    Saturday's TV highlights and weekend talk: 'Dr. Who' on BBC America

    SERIES Training Day Frank (Bill Paxton) and Kyle (Justin Cornwell) investigate the disappearances of several of Holly’s (Julie Benz) “working girls” and are led to a Hollywood producer known for his quirky behavior. Lou Diamond Phillips, Sofia Vassilieva and Jim Piddock guest star with Katrina...

  • These L.A. dancers are changing the way people protest

    These L.A. dancers are changing the way people protest

    “We’re going to go right, left, right right,” Shamell Bell called out to a group of people learning to do “the Dougie,” a street dance created in Dallas. But they weren’t in a dance studio or at a party, they were dancing directly in front of Los Angeles Police Department headquarters. She called...

  • W. Kamau Bell returns to CNN to throw 'Shades'

    W. Kamau Bell returns to CNN to throw 'Shades'

    The flash of faces across the CNN promo spot is instantly recognizable, a swirl of anchors and reporters ubiquitous in these news-obsessed times. The last one, however, is not the like the others. It belongs to W. Kamau Bell, a stand-up comic whose previous cable foray was a short-lived late-night...

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