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Holidays

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  • Premiere: Watch video for Mindy Smith's 'Snowed In'

    Premiere: Watch video for Mindy Smith's 'Snowed In'
    Pop & Hiss premieres the title track from singer-songwriter Mindy Smith’s new five-song holiday EP “Snowed In.” The Long Island-born, Nashville-based musician returns to the seasonal music she explored movingly in her 2007 album...
  • Hip-hop acts dominate holiday concert season

    Hip-hop acts dominate holiday concert season
    A flurry of hip-hop shows are set to blow through town this holiday season, featuring everyone from Drake to Jay Z to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Not sure which tickets to spring for? Pop & Hiss is here to help with a guide on which shows are worth gifting....
  • Mary J. Blige to anchor TV holiday special

    Mary J. Blige to anchor TV holiday special
    Thanksgiving isn’t just for stuffing your face with turkey, watching Charlie Brown on TV and then splurging on electronics at Black Friday sales. The holiday also launches the season of TV holiday specials anchored by musicians. Lady Gaga will...
  • Black Friday: 5 Record Store Day highlights for all

    Black Friday: 5 Record Store Day highlights for all
    The Fleshtones. Uncle Tupelo. Charles Bradley. If those names mean anything to you, chances are you already know how you're spending this post-Thanksgiving day of shopping. Indie retailers throughout the country, and many in the L.A. area, are once...
  • 'Frozen' solid as 'Catching Fire' breaks Thanksgiving record

    'Frozen' solid as 'Catching Fire' breaks Thanksgiving record
    "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" is making Thanksgiving box office history after generating big ticket sales over the holiday.  After taking in $20.8 million in domestic ticket sales on Wednesday, the Jennifer Lawrence action movie made $14.9 million on...
  • Black Friday proper sees smaller crowds this year

    Black Friday proper sees smaller crowds this year
    When Nordstrom in Thousand Oaks opened its doors Friday at 8 a.m., Chuck Pierson had been awake for more than two hours after being dragged "kicking and groggily screaming" on his wife's quest to find perfect shoes. The only fate that could be worse?...
  • Josh Brolin resists 'man's man' label, but here's 'Oldboy,' 'Labor Day'

    Josh Brolin resists 'man's man' label, but here's 'Oldboy,' 'Labor Day'
    Josh Brolin is a little tired of being thought of as a "man's man" type of actor. But he scaled Mt. Shasta anyway. The performer, who has embodied a swaggering masculinity in such movies as "No Country for Old Men" and "True Grit," says that he's...
  • Review: 'Black Nativity' is stage-bound but musically gifted

    Review: 'Black Nativity' is stage-bound but musically gifted
    "Black Nativity" — the movie — seems like such a good idea. Start with poet and playwright Langston Hughes' powerful telling of the Christmas story — the spoken word, the gospel choir, the staging spare, the story timeless. Wrap a...
  • Cookbooks and wine guides for holiday gift-giving

    Cookbooks and wine guides for holiday gift-giving
    Whether the cook on your holiday gift list is interested in reading about family and food in Soviet Russia or the preparation of classic French dishes such as jambon au foin ("ham in hay"), baking pies or making authentic pasta carbonara, this fall has...
  • Box office: 'Catching Fire' and 'Frozen' on track to break record

    Box office: 'Catching Fire' and 'Frozen' on track to break record
    Black Friday arrived at the box office this Thanksgiving weekend with moviegoers showing sustained appetite for leftovers. In its second weekend in theaters, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is on a course to not only come in first; it may...
  • Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' remake is opening weak at the box office

    Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' remake is opening weak at the box office
    Maybe Spike Lee should have kept "Oldboy" in captivity.  The outspoken director's remake of the decade-old Korean movie of the same name was released in fewer than 600 theaters this weekend, posting about $400,000 in ticket sales Wednesday and...