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Show TrackerSadly, there were no victory touchdown poses Tuesday night. During this eighth week of Season 11, dashing football star Kurt âCrunch Timeâ Warner and his pro partner Anna âCan-Doâ Trebunskaya got crunched right out of the âDa...
Culture MonsterThe Philharmonic Society of Orange County is announcing on Thursday its 2011-12 season, which will include appearances by major orchestras including the New York Philharmonic (with Alan Gilbert), the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (with Riccardo Muti), the...
Albertina Walker, the Grammy-winning vocalist known around the world as the "Queen of Gospel" who helped launch some of the biggest names in traditional gospel through her vocal ensemble the Caravans, has died. She was 81. Walker died of respiratory...
Few people have turned 80 with the fanfare shown Stephen Sondheim, master of the musical theater. There was "Sondheim: The Birthday Concert" at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall. The Roundabout Theatre Company in New York will rename its Broadway house...
Tags: Music Industry, Family, Harold Arlen, England, Theater
Culture MonsterI don't know how celebrities can stand to be in public. I suppose being flattered by strangers is a rush for a while. But at some point the intrusions have got to be incredibly tiresome. In classical music there is......
Special to the Los Angeles TimesYellow shoes are the only giveaway. Without them, Steve Martin's just another New Yorker in a somber gray coat, braced against the coming winter, out Christmas shopping for his wife; just another writer with a new book he will see in the window of...
Tags: John Updike, Carl Reiner, Mining, Andy Warhol, Steve Martin
Grace Bradley Boyd, an actress who came to Hollywood as a Paramount contract player in the early 1930s but abandoned her career after marrying the love of her life, William "Hopalong Cassidy" Boyd, has died. She was 97. Boyd, the keeper of the "Hoppy"...
Culture MonsterEsa-Pekka Salonen's new piano composition pulled from concerts in L.A. and New York...
Earl Wild, the elder statesman of American piano virtuosos who was often called "the last of the great Romantic pianists," died Saturday at his home in Palm Springs. He was 94. He died of congestive heart failure after a long illness, his companion,...
Brand XElton, how could you? Sir Elton John performs for Rush Limbaugh's fourth wedding. What's wrong with this picture? (E! Online)Baby boomers' suicide spike: Since 2006, baby boomers in the 45- to 54-year-old range have been killing themselves in record...
Culture MonsterHot market: An anonymous bidder paid a record $63.8 million for a calligraphic hand scroll by Song Dynasty master Huang Tingjian in a sale at Beijing's Poly Auction, the largest auction house in mainland China. (Artinfo) Dog show: Performance artist......
Culture Monster“Movie: A Year Ago in Winter” ** (2008) 8 p.m., Thursday Sundance: Karoline Herfurth, Josef Bierbichler. An artist befriends a troubled dancer while painting her portrait for her grieving mother. “Video Games Live” 1 a.m., Thu/...
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