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  • Anna Deavere Smith to bring new show to Harris Theater

    Anna Deavere Smith to bring new show to Harris Theater
    Playwright and actress Anna Deavere Smith ("Fires in the Mirror") will present her newest show, "On Grace," a collaboration with cellist Joshua Roman, at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance on Jan. 21, the theater announced on Thursday. As in her...
  • '12 Years a Slave,' 'The Butler' Score Big in NAACP Nominations

    The NAACP announced nominees for its 45th annual Image Awards, with Weinstein Co. nabbing 17 bids in the film categories thanks to "The Butler," "Fruitvale Station" and "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," followed by Fox Searchlight, with seven, for "12...
  • Spike Lee awarded $300,000 Gish Prize

    Spike Lee awarded $300,000 Gish Prize
    To hear it from the Gish Prize Trust, Spike Lee did the right thing. The trust announced Wednesday that Lee -- the firebrand writer-director-actor-educator behind such films as 1992’s “Malcolm X” and the hit “Inside Man”...
  • Friday's TV Highlights: 'Annie: It's the Hard Knock Life' on PBS

    Friday's TV Highlights: 'Annie: It's the Hard Knock Life' on PBS
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 23 - 29, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES 106 & Park Jamie Foxx, Channing Tatum...
  • TV This Week for June 23 - 29: 'Anna Nicole' on Lifetime

    TV This Week for June 23 - 29: 'Anna Nicole' on Lifetime
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 23 - 29, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SUNDAY Don't look down. Seriously. "Skywire...
  • Anna Deavere Smith wins $300,000 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize

    Anna Deavere Smith wins $300,000 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize
    Anna Deavere Smith, famed for creating one-woman, documentary theater pieces about taut social issues in which she portrays multiple people she’s interviewed, has won the $300,000 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, one of the most lucrative awards in...
  • Play About Walt Disney, Igor Stravinsky To Premiere In Newtown

    Play About Walt Disney, Igor Stravinsky To Premiere In Newtown
    A play about Walt Disney and composer Igor Stravinskiy about the making of the animated film "Fantasia" sounds intriguing. Newtown's Stray Kats Theatre Company will present Frederick Stroppel's "Small World: A Fantasia" with actors Scott Bryce as Disney...
  • Gordon Davidson is still giving to theater

    Gordon Davidson is still giving to theater
    Founder of the Mark Taper Forum, éminence grise of the regional theater movement, crusading champion of Los Angeles theater, Gordon Davidson was put in an unusual position last fall at USC's School of Dramatic Arts: He had to explain who he was to a group...
  • Story of Amish school shooting keeps its distance

    Story of Amish school shooting keeps its distance
    In the very best moment of Jessica Dickey's "The Amish Project," the new solo show at American Theater Company performed by Sadieh Rifai, a telling truth is observed about what invariably happens when an outsider — an "English" in Amish...
  • At Writers' Theatre, a vengeful redhead snaps

    At Writers' Theatre, a vengeful redhead snaps
    Ever since their collective appearance at the Stratford Festival, blondes, brunettes and vengeful redheads have been popping up at regional theaters all across North America. It's not hard to see why. Robert Hewett's Australian play, now on the boards...
  • With 'Ameriville,' a new artistic director makes a statement at Victory Gardens

    With 'Ameriville,' a new artistic director makes a statement at Victory Gardens
    The Chay Yew era at the Victory Gardens began in earnest Monday night with "Ameriville," an intensely politicized and energetic performance collage that starts in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and ends up as a poetic indictment of all manner of...
  • Power of healing, as lead by Anna Deavere Smith for National Nurses United

    Power of healing, as lead by Anna Deavere Smith for National Nurses United
    Anna Deavere Smith has, in essence, combined a career doing serious, interview-based theater work like "Fires in the Mirror" and "Twilight: Los Angles" with more lucrative acting gigs on TV shows like "The West Wing" and, currently, "Nurse Jackie."...