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  • La Jolla Playhouse gets heat from Asian Americans over casting

    La Jolla Playhouse gets heat from Asian Americans over casting
    The La Jolla Playhouse has been receiving a barrage of negative criticism from members of the Asian American community over its casting choices for the new musical "The Nightingale," featuring songs by the "Spring Awakening" team of Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater.
  • Review: 'Jitney' evocative at South Coast Repertory

    Review: 'Jitney' evocative at South Coast Repertory
    In analyzing any of August Wilson's works, one should get down to basics -- those commonalities that recur in play after play.  First, there's the richness of the vernacular -- that folksy, funny, sagaciously idiomatic dialogue. Then there's the...

    'Jersey Boys' musical could get Jon Favreau as director

    'Jersey Boys' musical could get Jon Favreau as director
    Jon Favreau has emerged as the lead candidate to direct the planned movie version of the Tony Award-winning jukebox musical "Jersey Boys," according to a report this week in Variety. Favreau may seem like a strange choice for the job judging from his...

    PASSINGS: Stan Jones, Michael Kuchwara

    PASSINGS: Stan Jones, Michael Kuchwara
    Stan Jones Pro football Hall of Famer Stan Jones, 78, a pro football Hall of Famer and standout for the Chicago Bears in the 1950s and '60s who was an innovator of weight training in the NFL, died Friday at his daughter's home in Broomfield, Colo., from...

    PASSINGS: David Alexander, James E. Akins, Sumbat Lapajian, Carl Gordon

    PASSINGS: David Alexander, James E. Akins, Sumbat Lapajian, Carl Gordon
    David Alexander Longtime president of Pomona College David Alexander, 77, who brought national standing to Pomona College during a two-decade tenure as president, died Sunday in Claremont after a long battle with cancer, the college announced....