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24 FramesMeryl Streep given a lifetime achievement award at the Berlin Film Festival....
Culture MonsterDavid C. Nichols reviews Independent Shakespeare Company's 'The Merry Wives of Windsor' in Griffith Park...
Theoni V. Aldredge, a preeminent costume designer in theater and film who created wardrobes for more than 300 productions over nearly 50 years, died Friday at a Connecticut hospice, said her husband, actor Tom Aldredge. She was 78. Know for her...
Culture MonsterBaby boomers just started turning 65, which means more and more ex-hippies will be added to the rolls of Social Security. But if you think time has rendered âHairâ old-fashioned, you need to check out Diane Paulusâ exhilarating revival, which......
Nan Martin, a stage, TV and film actress who played Ali MacGraw's snobbish mother in "Goodbye, Columbus" and was a mainstay on the Southern California theater scene for decades, has died. She was 82. Martin, who suffered from emphysema, died Thursday...
Southern California is famous for being ahead of the national curve -- in styles, fads and unenviable crises. And right now, the region's largest institutional theaters are serving as a crystal ball for leadership concerns affecting nonprofit theaters...
Dixie Carter, who gained television fame as Julia Sugarbaker on the long-running CBS sitcom "Designing Women," has died. She was 70. Carter died Saturday morning at a Houston hospital of complications from cancer, said Steve Rohr, publicist for Carter...
A man many Americans still think of longingly as President Josiah Bartlet is waiting for a light to change at the intersection of Washington Boulevard and Hughes Avenue in Culver City. He is on foot and in conversation with a companion, on his way to...
The apt title of this juicy oral history, based on more than 160 interviews, simultaneously expresses a principle that guided producer-provocateur Joe Papp and the theatrical ruckus that ensued. "Free for All" is how Papp presented Shakespeare in Central...
Culture MonsterCrown City Theatre Company's gritty production of Thomas Babeâs 1978 drama, âA Prayer for My Daughter," directed by Albert Alarr, struck me as the kind of shoestring gem that L.A.âs extensive 99-seat theater scene does better than anywhere else....
Culture MonsterHis day job is film critic for the Los Angeles Times, but Kenneth Turan is also well-immersed in the downtown New York theater scene. His book "Free for All: Joe Papp, the Public, and the Greatest Theater Story Ever Told"......
Brand XIf you're hungry for a post-modern, hyper-colored dose of culture, Post Fact Productions' "New," an experimental rock opera, is guaranteed to satisfy your appetite while assaulting your senses. The production, starring Rachel Kolar and Lauren Brown (of...
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