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  • Tony Awards 2013: 'Kinky Boots' struts off with best musical

    NEW YORK — On Broadway's biggest night, a feel-good cross-dressing musical kicked up its heels. “Kinky Boots,” the Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper show about a struggling shoe factory that turns to fetish-wear to survive, took home...
  • Tony Awards: Big year for women as Lauper, MacKinnon, Paulus win

    Tony Awards: Big year for women as Lauper, MacKinnon, Paulus win
    This story has been updated. Kathryn Bigelow famously became the first woman to win an Academy Award for directing for her 2009 Iraq war drama, “The Hurt Locker.” Last night, the Tony Awards doubled down on that, handing out its top...
  • Tony Awards nominations find some class amid the crass

    The Tony nominations were announced Tuesday, but before we plunge into the big race between "Kinky Boots" and "Matilda the Musical," one obvious question should be addressed before any other: Given the crassly commercial direction of Broadway, why do we...
  • 'Lucky Guy,' starring Tom Hanks, turns a profit on Broadway

    There's no need to stop the presses for this bit of Broadway foregone conclusion. "Lucky Guy," the Tony-nominated play written by the late Nora Ephron and starring Tom Hanks, has officially turned a profit, recouping its Broadway investment of $3.6...
  • Review: Nora Ephron's 'Lucky Guy' is great news

    NEW YORK — In the program for "Lucky Guy," the play Nora Ephron raced to complete before her death last year, there's a note by the author titled "Journalism: A Love Story." That's a pretty good description of the drama, Ephron's valentine to...
  • This week: ‘Biggest Loser’ ends; Old Spice hunk hosts ‘Funniest Commercials’; James Marsters returns to ‘Hawaii Five-O’

     
    'Tis the season for finales, specials and guest stars. Here are a few to keep in mind this week:...
  • Alvin Ailey dances into Los Angeles with a Hancock Park party

     
    Debra Levine covers a shivering cold, but fun, pre-performance party in honor of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater prior to the opening of its 10-performance run at the Los Angeles Music Center....
  • Movie Review: Final Destination 5

     
    There was a scene, lo those many (OK, eleven) years ago, in the original “Final Destination.” One of the characters who inadvertently “cheated death” and ruined “death's grand design” had holed up in a cabin, which then...
  • Pop music review: How Sweet the Sound is uplifting gospel

     
    America’s best gospel choirs deliver messages of praise and redemption during the competition’s finale at Staples. The winner: Salvation and Deliverance of Tarboro, N.C. On Friday night at Staples Center, a group of snazzily dressed young...
  • Actors Tyler James Williams, Coco Jones Star In Disney Movie 'Let It Shine'

    Actors Tyler James Williams, Coco Jones Star In Disney Movie 'Let It Shine'
    Actors Tyler James Williams and Coco Jones star in the classic Cyrano de Bergerac story reimagined. More importantly, they are participating in Disney Channel's first movie which features a mainly African-American cast and highlights gospel, hip-hop and...
  • Joyful Noise

    Joyful Noise
    I’ve been on this kick where I write movie reviews in the form of a song. Here’s one to the tune of 9 to 5 in honor of the Dolly Parton that used to do interesting blue grass tunes and a few decent movies. Openin’ my red vines/walkin&...
  • 'Final Destination 5' review: Spoiler alert: Everybody dies

    'Final Destination 5' review: Spoiler alert: Everybody dies
    *1/2 (out of four) If you felt like death was chasing you after a colleague’s (Nicholas D’Agosto) premonition saved you from a horrifying bridge collapse, you’d probably avoid exposure to dangerous objects and unpredictable situations....