| Nov 19, 2013
| 3:49 PM
A comforting mix of the familiar and unexpected floats the smooth 25th anniversary revival of “Aspirin & Elephants” at the Santa Monica Playhouse. Despite some formulaic aspects, playwright Jerry Mayer’s boulevard comedy about...
| Oct 20, 2013
Erin Eastland, fan of microplanes and Broadway musicals, is the new executive chef at Santa Monica restaurant Milo & Olive, after a seven-year tenure at Cube Cafe on La Brea Avenue. Born in Syracuse, N.Y., Eastland graduated from Trinity College in...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 9:15 AM
Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Bob Iger was honored with the UCLA Anderson School of Management John Wooden Global Leadership Award during an evening that celebrated impressive records.
At the UCLA gala Thursday night at the Beverly Hilton, Iger's won-...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 2:49 PM
"The Lion King" on Broadway has passed $1 billion in ticket revenues, making it the first New York show to reach the box-office milestone.
The long-running Disney musical, which is based on the animated movie, officially passed the $1-billion mark...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 3:55 PM
Bon Appétit will host a day and night Grub Crawl on Saturday in Venice Beach and downtown L.A. The on-the-move restaurant tours are meant to give participants a taste of each city. The daytime crawl will take place from noon to 5 p.m. along Abbot Kinney...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Soprano Audra McDonald is clearing out junk — in more ways than one. When reached by phone at her home outside New York City, the five-time Tony-winning actress and two-time Grammy-wining singer was awaiting a call from "the 1-800 junk guy," who...
| Oct 29, 2013
Downtown Los Angeles has been transformed with restaurants and shops, lofts and parks, and the idea of adding a streetcar to the mix is appealing. Though modern in design, the proposed streetcar would be an homage of sorts to the trolley system that...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 7:11 AM
“Dancing With the Stars” sure likes to keep us on our twinkle toes. In this sixth week of competition, the producers decided to throw a couple of bedazzled wrenches into the usually well-oiled ballroom glitterverse.
First, they added an...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 12:50 PM
Matthew Bourne’s delirious remake of "The Sleeping Beauty," which opened Thursday at the Ahmanson Theatre, managed to leapfrog through time as magically as other major productions while remaining uniquely contemporary in look and sensibility.
| Nov 21, 2013
| 7:29 PM
When Dick Van Dyke got the role of Bert in the 1964 movie musical "Mary Poppins," Walt Disney asked him if he had a recommendation for a choreographer. Van Dyke recalled working with the team of Marc Breaux and Dee Dee Wood, who had created a number for...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 9:49 AM
Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart -- better known as Magneto and Prof. Charles Xavier, respectively, to "X-Men" fans -- are currently taking a breather from the superhero franchise and starring together in Broadway repertory productions of Harold Pinter'...