| Dec 31, 2009
| 4:32 PM
The circus coming to town hasnât been big news for decades, but there was an interesting wrinkle Wednesday, given where Cirque Du Soleil chose to pitch its tent in Orange County for a January run. Following a two-month stint in......
| Sep 30, 2010
Arthur Penn, the three-time Oscar-nominated director best known for "Bonnie and Clyde," the landmark 1967 film that stirred critical passions over its graphic violence and became a harbinger of a new era of American filmmaking, died Tuesday. He was 88....
| Dec 4, 2010
Hillard "Hilly" Elkins, a talent manager and producer who brought the nude musical "Oh! Calcutta!" to Broadway and the 1960s counterculture tale "Alice's Restaurant" to the screen, died of a heart attack Wednesday at Olympia Medical Center in Los Angeles....
| Nov 13, 2008
He didn't have to cobble together a show when he decided to turn his shoe repair shop into an art gallery.
All Greg Papazian had to do was reach into the shoe box that for 35 years held a one-of-a-kind photographic record of Los Angeles in its glittery...
| Jun 29, 2008
After years of false starts and construction delays, the fabled Malibu Pier -- or at least part of it -- will reopen today.
Built in 1905, the structure has been the scene of TV and movie filming ("The Rockford Files," "Gidget," "Beach Blanket Bingo")...
| Sep 27, 2008
Most Southland music fans know McCabe's Guitar Shop for the innumerable folk, country, blues, jazz and world-music concerts presented over the decades in the tiny back stockroom that can hold about 150 folding chairs when all the instrument cases are...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 4:42 PM
It was the beginning of summer. It had to be a few years before I married, because once I met Kaitzer in 1988, I wouldn’t try something foolish that just might get me killed.
At the time I was throwing down shooters with my buddy Gerry George in...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 4:23 AM
For its 50th anniversary last year, the Philadelphia Folk Festival had some of the biggest performers names in the genreperform — Arlo Guthrie, David Bromberg, Tom Paxton, Tom Rush and Doc Watson and Levon Helm, who both passed away this......
| Mar 13, 2012
| 11:50 AM
You might expect a documentary on the Klezmatics, the only klezmer band to win a Grammy Award, to be a joyous affair, celebrating the traditional Yiddish music that this exceedingly creative band reinvents for today's audiences. And indeed The...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 6:10 AM
Summer is when the area's performing arts centers announce their fall schedules. The Peninsula's two main centers -- The Ferguson Center for the Arts and The American Theatre in Hampton -- have plenty of interesting shows heading our way.
As my colleague...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 1:59 PM
Decades ago, Woody Guthrie wrote the sparse lyrics for a song he never got around to recording, “New Multitudes,” a plea to future generations to stay the course: “Give me my new multitudes/Gonna build my world over/Gotta have new...