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The 2013-14 season at the Pantages Theatre will feature last year’s most decorated Broadway musical, “Once,” Andrew Lloyd Webber thrice, and a second helping of "The Book of Mormon." The Webber trifecta will consist of his production...
Nearly two dozen students who survived the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., have joined with indie folk-pop singer Ingrid Michaelson to record a version of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” as a benefit for...
Los Angeles Times Television Critic"Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy," which airs New Year's night on PBS (that's PBS SoCal, for local viewers) as part of its "Great Performances" series, shares again the great open secret that American culture is to a great extent Jewish culture. More...
Pop & HissPaul McCartney will be releasing a new album of classic American songs, along with two new ones, on February 7, 2012, he announced on Monday....
Culture MonsterDespite its full title of “A Natural History of the Piano: The Instrument, the Music, the Musicians – from Mozart to Modern Jazz and Everything in Between,” the book is intentionally not encyclopedic. Its vignette-like structure...
Pop & HissPaul McCartney has released a new album of cover songs called "Kisses on the Bottom." For Times pop music critic Randall Roberts, the question to ponder is no longer "Is Paul dead?," but rather, "Is Paul retired?"...
Margaret Whiting, a pop singer for television, film, cabaret and Broadway whose recordings of such standards as "That Old Black Magic" and "Come Rain or Come Shine" sold millions of copies in the 1940s and '50s, has died. She was 86. Whiting died...
Culture MonsterIt's a mass seduction. A guy saunters in, snappily attired in a single-breasted charcoal suit. Setting aside his fedora, he turns his sexily hooded eyes to the audience and, as the band strikes up, emits a dreamy baritone. The clock......
Pop & HissFrank Sinatra may well be spinning in his grave over the heavy metal hijacking of a dozen cornerstone numbers from his repertoire for "Sin-atra," a tribute to the Chairman of the Board....
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...
By the time Liza Minnelli took the stage at Birdland, just after midnight, the party was in full swing: Michael Feinstein hugged the Broadway legend and a bubbly, upbeat crowd sang happy birthday to her. Parker Posey performed a wild, gyrating dance to...
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The Hero ComplexSusan King takes a look at the gorgeous new restoration of "The Wizard of Oz," which will be screened in theaters across the country tonight. This is a longer version of her story that appears in the Los Angeles Times......
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