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  • Music review: Hanns Eisler, a Marxist for our time?

     
    Hanns Eisler is not, yet, a recovered voice. A two-time Oscar nominee for best score, the German composer, who fled the Nazis in 1933, was the first in motion pictures to be called up by the House Committee on Un-American......
  • Music review: David Robertson brings the St. Louis Symphony to Disney

     
    There is something wrong with this picture. Wednesday night David Robertson conducted the St. Louis Symphony in Walt Disney Concert Hall. The audience was unusually small for a major orchestral concert in the hall, and one led by a hometown......
  • 'New': Rock out to post-apocalyptic neon fashionistas while supporting free local theater

     
    If you're hungry for a post-modern, hyper-colored dose of culture, Post Fact Productions' "New," an experimental rock opera, is guaranteed to satisfy your appetite while assaulting your senses. The production, starring Rachel Kolar and Lauren Brown (of...
  • WPA children's art at Things of Montecito

     
    I rarely expect a bargain on Coast Village Road in Montecito, a resort where Charlie Chaplin built a hotel and Oprah Winfrey has a hideaway. On a recent visit, however, I discovered Things of Montecito, a consignment store specializing in furniture and...
  • Bank of America is ready for its Hollywood close-up

     
    After taking heat for its role in the financial crisis, Bank of America has been looking for ways to show its influence on the U.S. economy in a more positive light. An unconventional deal that it struck with the History......
  • Jimmie Fidler, May 13, 1940

     
    May 13, 1940: “Charlie Chaplin, ringsiding at N.T.G.'s, with Marlene Dietrich and Tim Durant, ducking to the floor as an acrobatic dancer somersaults less than a foot away,” Jimmie Fidler says. Note: N.T.G. is Nils T. Granlund and the club would be...
  • Hats off to the Wicked Witch of the West and Margaret Hamilton

     
    Susan King writes about classic Hollywood for Hero Complex, and today she's somewhere over the rainbow.... What's the most famous hat in Hollywood history? Charlie Chaplin's bowler? Humphrey Bogart's fedora? Our vote goes to a more singular fashion...
  • Downtown Arts District spring fundraiser earns $30,000

     
    Still digging out from all the news that piled up during the Orlando Fringe Festival, and here's some good news from the Downtown Arts District. The group's spring fundraiser, “A Look Behind the Lens with Photographer Douglas Kirkland,” raised...
  • Brand X Files: Did January Jones flee four-car wreck? Carly Fiorina a 'mean girl'? When will BP CEO finally lose his job?

     
    'Mad Men' star January Jones leaves scene after four-car wreck: Actress allegedly slammed into three parked cars and left the scene. A witness reported the accident to police and claimed that January fled on foot after saying, "I can't deal with this...
  • John Galliano uses the Little Tramp to make a big statement at Paris Fashion Week

     
    John Galliano used silent film stars Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton as the jumping-off point for a Spring/Summer 2011 menswear collection that played with volume and silhouette; oversized/undersized pieces; generous drop-crotch shorts and baggy...
  • Four centuries of writing into America

     
    The Library of America anthology "Becoming Americans: Four Centuries of Immigrant Writing" is daunting, weighing in at 724 pages -- however much a hardcover wrapped around 724 pages weighs -- but too good to pass up. Among the writers in......
  • Wax Museum Auction

    Would you like to permanently share your home with James Dean, Marilyn Monroe or all four Beatles? The Hollywood Wax Museum is offering wax representations of these and nearly 200 other celebrities at the first auction in its 44-year history. Fans can...