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  • Monster Mash: 'Fela!,' 'La Cage' top Tony nominees; remembering Redgrave; Turner Prize finalists named

     
    -- Tony nods: The musicals "Fela!" and "La Cage aux Folles" have each received 11 nominations to lead the field for the 2010 Tony Awards. (Los Angeles Times) -- On the edge: A painter who specializes in scenes of tragedies,......
  • Jonathan Demme makes time for 'Family Week'

    Jonathan Demme makes time for 'Family Week'
    If the dysfunctional, self-medicating characters that populate so much 20th-century drama were to check into rehab or get therapy, would they still be stage-worthy? Eugene O'Neill didn't write "Long Day's Journey Into Recovery" or Tennessee Williams "A...
  • Neil Young and Daniel Lanois click on 'Le Noise'

    Neil Young and Daniel Lanois click on 'Le Noise'
    WOODSIDE, Calif. —It's a pronounced climb up a winding road to the hilltop restaurant where Neil Young and Daniel Lanois have ensconced themselves for an afternoon to talk about their singular new collaboration, "Le Noise." Sitting on an enclosed...
  • That dishwasher scene in 'Rachel Getting Married'? Inspired by real life

    That dishwasher scene in 'Rachel Getting Married'? Inspired by real life
    "RACHEL Getting Married," a new movie from director Jonathan Demme and starring Anne Hathaway, opened this month and quickly became a surprise hit. In the film, Hathaway plays a recovering drug addict who's released from rehab to join her sister's raucous...
  • PASSINGS

    PASSINGS
    Leroy Cooper Musician in Charles band Leroy Cooper, 80, who played baritone saxophone for Ray Charles from the 1950s through the 1970s and at times served as bandleader for the R&B pianist, died of heart failure Jan. 15 at his home in Orlando, Fla., the...
  • Larry 'L.A.' Johnson dies at 62; filmmaker collaborated with Neil Young

    Larry 'L.A.' Johnson dies at 62; filmmaker collaborated with Neil Young
    Larry "L.A." Johnson, a documentary filmmaker who worked closely with Neil Young for four decades after meeting the Canadian rocker at Woodstock while working on the concert film about the 1969 rock festival, died Thursday at his home in Redwood City,...
  • Shocking DGA Award win for 'The Hurt Locker's' Kathryn Bigelow

     
    "The Hurt Locker" helmer Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman ever to win the top award from the Directors Guild of America. It was a major victory over James Cameron, Bigelow's ex-husband, whose "Avatar" recently became the highest-grossing film in...
  • Oscars quiz: Who turned down Jodie Foster's role in 'Silence of the Lambs'?

     
    If Sandra Bullock ends up winning the Oscar for "The Blind Side," Julia Roberts will probably be miffed since she turned down the role. That won't be the first time a star pooh-poohed a role that went on to Oscar glory. Check out the quz below. To see the...
  • Monster mash: Rethinking the international art fair; Jonathan Demme's first play; vermin in the West End

     
    -- Bigger picture: Lorenzo Rudolf, the man behind Art Basel and other international art fairs, is trying to push the boundaries of what is shown and who shows it with ArtParis -- now re-branded ArtParis+Guests. (New York Times) -- Stage......
  • Is Hollywood really a hotbed of support for Roman Polanski?

     
    With all the studio hirings and firings in the last 24 hours, I've been too busy to revisit until now one of the most wonderfully bizarre twists in the Roman Polanski case. For days on end, I've been reading stories......
  • Governors Awards presenters to include trio of Oscar winners

     
    Oscar champs Jonathan Demme ("The Silence of the Lambs"), Anjelica Huston ("Prizzi's Honor") and Quentin Tarantino ("Pulp Fiction") as well as honorary Oscar winner Kirk Douglas are the first presenters announced for the inaugural Governors Awards on Nov....