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L.A. singer and pop music preservationist Janet Klein will celebrate her 100th performance of a nine-year-and-running residency in Hollywood with a show April 4 that highlights vintage popular songs from the 1920s and 1930s. Klein and her band, the...
The American Cinematheque's Aero Theatre has the perfect antidote for holiday blues -- a series of classic comedies from the golden age of Hollywood. "Screwball Comedy Classics for the 2013 New Year" serves up 1947's "The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer"...
Indie-rock trio Fun. and R&B/hip-hop star Frank Ocean scored big in Grammy Award nominations, scoring six nods apiece mostly in the top Grammy categories. The Recording Academy announced the nominations Wednesday during a show in Nashville. The 55th...
Bruce Norris' "Clybourne Park," a sharp-toothed satirical drama about the vagaries of race and real estate, won for best play, and "Once," a starry-eyed romance centered on an Irish street musician and a Czech immigrant flower seller, topped the best...
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(Editor's note: The Hollywood Bowl begins its summer season on Friday. John Mauceri is the founding director of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.) In the days of Confucius, the Chinese did not think of music as an art. It was part of the Department of Public...
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The announcement of the Tony Award nominations last Tuesday gave a box-office boost to "Once," the new musical whose 11 nominations make it the early Tony frontrunner this year. "Once," which is playing at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre in New York, saw...
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Pop & HissHal David and Burt Bacharach were honored Tuesday night in Washington D.C. with the Library of Congress' 2012 Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, Sheryl Crow, Diana Krall and others saluted the music of Hal David and Burt...
NEW YORK — Anyone out there heard of George and Ira Gershwin? Well, apparently, the brothers — long dead, if I'm not mistaken — have a "new" musical comedy, which opened Tuesday at the Imperial Theatre on Broadway. The show, which stars...
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Culture MonsterPhilip Brandes reviews Cheri Steinkellner's new Tin Pan Alley-themed jukebox musical, "Hello! My Baby" at the Rubicon Theatre....
Culture MonsterGladys Knight, Amy Grant, Kenny G and original `Jersey Boys' cast members are among the guest stars to be featured in the Pacific Symphony's 2012-13 pops season. It'll also include an evening of Gershwin brothers music and a pairing of two former...
Pop & HissThe veteran songwriting team of Burt Bacharach and Hal David has been chosen to receive the Library of Congress' fourth Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, which will be presented at an all-star tribute ceremony in the spring in Washington. The creators of...
Show TrackerSaturday's Highlights: 'Bedlam' on BBC America...
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