| Oct 28, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Audra McDonald was in grand merry-making form for much of her magnificent L.A. Opera concert at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
Performing a diverse selection of songs spanning almost a century of the American musical and interspersing these works with...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 6:40 PM
BAKERSFIELD — Peddling the songs of Buck Owens and Merle Haggard in the heart of Bakersfield — when you're neither Owens nor Haggard — could rank on the scale of tough gigs right up there with hauling coals to Newcastle and selling ice...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 6:30 AM
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When officials at Madison Square Garden Entertainment were recently deciding who should be first to perform at the revamped Forum when it opens Jan. 15, they turned to the Eagles, a band that had...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 8:05 PM
Since the day he took office in July, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has pledged heightened accountability at City Hall.
For better or worse, facts began tumbling forth in the new "performance" section of the mayor's website Tuesday, Garcetti's 100th...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 10:00 AM
If you were to sum up the history of the American musical, the tale would go something like this: Over time, patchwork entertainments featuring loosely strung together musical numbers became integrated by book writers, the best of whom looked to composers...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 4:25 PM
The verdict was delivered in the "Special Events Center" at the Los Angeles County courthouse, with dozens of people queuing up in the hallway as if they were there for a concert.
The case itself had been mostly mundane; rooted in the details of...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 2:10 PM
Fiona Apple launched a month-long North American tour Thursday night in Portland, Ore., and though the show reportedly began well, things evidently devolved when a heckler provoked the famously irascible singer.
"Get healthy -- we want to see you in...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 8:31 AM
The first episode of the 39th season of “Saturday Night Live” aired a week after the Emmys and, as such, seemed to take inspiration from the homage to popular television. Aaron Paul of “Breaking Bad” made three separate cameos, and...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 5:49 PM
To those who belong to the Joss Whedon cult, "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." is enough to cause some major anxiety right now.
ABC's new comics-inspired spy caper got off to a fine start during premiere week, but on Tuesday night, despite a hinted-...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 7:00 AM
In this season's new comedies, casting has too often outclassed concept, with terrific performers trying to elevate material that does not always return the favor. That trend continues Thursday with three shows in which very good actors work very hard...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 10:14 AM
Casting age-appropriate actors for Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" was never practically possible. The roles of the tragic lovers have traditionally been played by actors older than the adolescent characters. A look back at some notable movie and stage...