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  • For the record

    Boy's death: A column in the June 8 Section A about the death of a Palmdale boy allegedly tortured and killed by his mother and her boyfriend, as the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services was investigating allegations of abuse,...
  • Review: "Graceland"

    USA has done extremely well by offering what are known as "blue-sky shows," programs with a built-in excuse to showcase breezy beachside locales and buff bodies -- usually (and in this case) as a backdrop for crime and espionage. By that measure,...
  • 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...
  • Betty and Coretta premieres Feb. 2 on Lifetime

     
    Angela Bassett is Hollywood’s go-to actress for critically heralded performances as women with steely backbones and tender hearts — most notably American history-makers Rosa Parks, Tina Turner and Dr. Betty Shabazz, widow of Malcolm X. But...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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:...
  • 'Joyful Noise'

    'Joyful Noise'
    A Georgia town puts lots of importance on a local church choir emerging victorious from a competition in writer-director Todd Graff's ("Bandslam") pleasant, tuneful comedy, which gives Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah chances to show off both their...