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Music Theater

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  • Clive Davis talks Whitney Houston album, pre-Grammy party and more

    Clive Davis talks Whitney Houston album, pre-Grammy party and more
    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-...
  • U.S. stage debut of 'Hunchback of Notre Dame' will be in La Jolla

    U.S. stage debut of 'Hunchback of Notre Dame' will be in La Jolla
    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....
  • Bonnie Raitt, Ry Cooder top Everly Brothers salute tonight

    Bonnie Raitt, Ry Cooder top Everly Brothers salute tonight
    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...
  • Grammys 2014: Cyndi Lauper wins for 'Kinky Boots' album

    Grammys 2014: Cyndi Lauper wins for 'Kinky Boots' album
    The Broadway cast recording of "Kinky Boots" won the Grammy Award for musical theater album on Sunday. Cyndi Lauper, who wrote the songs for the musical, accepted the award, given out as part of a pre-telecast ceremony at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los...
  • Grammys 2014: The complete list of nominees and winners

    Grammys 2014: The complete list of nominees and winners
    Daft Punk took the top honors at the 56th Grammy Awards on Sunday when they took the awards for record of the year for "Get Lucky," with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, and album of the year for "Random Access Memories." They also nabbed the awards...
  • Opera review: 'Queenie Pie' picks up where Duke Ellington left off

     Opera review: 'Queenie Pie' picks up where Duke Ellington left off
    Did Duke Ellington want to write an opera? Absolutely. He was working on "Queenie Pie" when he died in 1974. Did he have an opera in him? We will never know. He had been intending to write one for four decades and never did. Still, the notion of an...
  • Anaheim's Chance Theater opens new home, gets $250,000 gift

    Anaheim's Chance Theater opens new home, gets $250,000 gift
    California arts companies can only dream of getting a $250,000 grant from the budgetarily challenged California Arts Council. But the Chance Theater in Anaheim announced Monday it has received a $250,000 private gift from the arts council’s...
  • Goodnight & Co. workers are behind the scenery at Academy Awards

    Goodnight & Co. workers are behind the scenery at Academy Awards
    In a cluttered Sherman Oaks workshop, a craftsman uses a heat stripper to cut a rose petal shape out of a roll of blood-red fabric. The petals are pressed with glue, treated with fabric softener until the edges curl and left to dry on a giant wooden rack....
  • Pete Seeger dies at 94; balladeer was America's conscience

    Pete Seeger dies at 94; balladeer was America's conscience
    Pete Seeger was a teenager in the 1930s when he heard an Appalachian balladeer perform on an old-fashioned, five-string banjo and fell in love with the instrument, the timeless melodies and, most of all, the words. "Compared to the trivialities of...
  • Review: Stevie Wonder's 'Songs in Key of Life' a wondrous holiday show

    Review: Stevie Wonder's 'Songs in Key of Life' a wondrous holiday show
    The raison d’√™tre of Stevie Wonder’s annual holiday concert is the collection of toys for needy children in the Southland, something he’s done enthusiastically for 18 years now, each edition featuring a different lineup of friends,...
  • Review: Beck and friends celebrate 'Song Reader' at Disney Hall

    Review: Beck and friends celebrate 'Song Reader' at Disney Hall
    On Sunday night in Los Angeles, two competing entertainments occupied downtown concert spaces to offer musical variety. At the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live before a few thousand people and a few million TV viewers, the American Music Awards beamed high-tech...