| Feb 1, 2014
| 12:00 PM
After 16 years in purgatory, a carousel barker takes his granted leave to perform a good deed on Earth. He presents his child, whom he has never seen, a star stolen from heaven. You might expect the title character to break into "Soliloquy" from Rodgers &...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 10:22 AM
Timing is everything in showbiz. And so it is with public controversies too.
The resurrection of the 20-year-old Woody Allen controversy surrounding his adopted daughter Dylan (also known as Malone) Farrow comes as the prolific writer-director is riding...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 8:00 AM
NEW YORK — By his own admission, Bartlett Sher is not normally drawn to material like "The Bridges of Madison County," Robert James Waller's mega-bestselling 1992 novel.
The weepie about a brief but life-changing 1960s romance between an Italian...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 10:47 AM
Who better to inspire a little help from your friends than Ringo Starr?
That appeared to be the thought process for filmmaker David Lynch in seeking an honoree to headline a benefit for his foundation, which was created to promote Transcendental...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 9:00 AM
"The Book of Mormon" is back at the Pantages, Segerstrom's Off Center Festival gets underway down in the O.C., and the musical "Let's Misbehave" sings the praises, and the songs, of Cole Porter.
Don’t Leave It All to Your Children L.A. premiere of...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Miwa Matreyek makes more animated magic with "This World Made Itself" at REDCAT, Mike Daisey explores "American Utopias" at Royce Hall, and Christopher Durang channels Chekov in "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" at the Taper.
China: The Whole...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 9:05 AM
TEHRAN -- A technical blunder? Or the latest episode in the culture wars between Iran's hard-liners and moderates?
Confusion is rife in the Iranian capital about a recent showing of musical instruments on Iranian state television that broke a three-...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 4:12 PM
Fox has X'd out "The X Factor."
Once hyped as the next "American Idol," Fox has canceled the "The X Factor" after three seasons of shuffling judges and low ratings for the musical talent show.
Simon Cowell, who left "American Idol" for "The X Factor,"...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Clive Davis typically has many irons in many fires. So even though he's holed up in an elegant Beverly Hills Hotel bungalow he's had at his disposal "forever" — fielding phone calls, e-mails and, yes, even faxes while organizing the annual pre-...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 6:10 AM
The stage musical version of the 1996 Disney animated movie "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" was first produced in Germany more than a decade ago but has not been seen in the U.S.
That will change finally when the La Jolla Playhouse presents the U.S....
| Jan 25, 2014
| 9:19 AM
The Americana Music Assn.’s annual Grammy eve show at the Troubadour has rapidly turned into a must-see event for roots-music aficionados. This year’s concert tonight quickly sold out and took on an added emotional dimension as it was...