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L.A. NOWIs there a song for and about Los Angeles that tops all the others? Judging by early reader reaction to my column about a local musician named Justin Chart, who set out to write the definitive local anthem, I think......
Hollywood considered Matt Mattox one of the best dancers in the country when he was cast to dizzying effect in "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," the 1954 Oscar-winning film celebrated for its imaginative and masterful dance moves. Billed as one of...
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Hero Complex - movies, comics, pop culture - latimes.comJust before the USS Enterprise embarked on a new mission with “Star Trek: The Next Generation” in 1987, an article ......
Cabaret fanatics – and you know who you are – invariably suffer a persistent worry: What if there is some amazing live gig out there I don’t know about? Well, Monday night your worst nightmare came and went -- unless you were one of...
The American Cinematheque welcomes 2013 with "Motion Picturesque: Cinema at Its Most Beautiful" festival, which shines the spotlight on the visual splendor of motion pictures. The series opens Thursday at the Egyptian with Fritz Lang's influential...
Click here to download TV listings for the week Dec. 9 - 15 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SUNDAY "Portlandia's" Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein help keep Springfield weird when they guest star on "The Simpsons."...
First published on Dec. 25, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012. Pity the rubes. Those wayward tourists who dawdle in their cars and tour buses along Beachwood Drive, enraging the locals as they haltingly seek that perfect Hollywood sign photo op...
L.A. NOWChez Jay, a cozy bar and restaurant long popular with beach bums, tourists and celebrities alike, qualifies for designation as a local landmark, the Santa Monica Landmarks Commission decided late Monday. The 6-0 vote, taken after dozens of patrons spoke.....
Los Angeles Times Television CriticIn a sort of holiday miracle — brought about by the painstaking work of human hands — SpongeBob SquarePants gains a third dimension this week. The cartoon that bears his name, which has remained firmly, even boldly, flat for its nine seasons...
For those of us not blessed with the footwork of Fred Astaire, the notion of taking a dance class might not appeal. But Alice Alyse, a dancer and choreographer who is the artistic director of Joffrey Ballet West and Joffrey Ballet South, says that even...
Tony Martin, one of the last of the big-name singer-actors from the golden age of Hollywood musicals, has died. He was 98. Martin, who toured for years with his wife, dancer-actress Cyd Charisse, died of natural causes Friday at his home in Los Angeles,...
Los Angeles Times Restaurant CriticNo reservations. Loud. A gastropub from the Counter owner Jeff Weinstein and a consulting chef known for his vegetarian cooking. In theory, Freddy Smalls didn't sound all that appealing. Plus, it is small, making it almost a guarantee that you're going to...
Tags: Anchovies, Fred MacMurray
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