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  • Carly Simon: Coming around again with 'This Kind of Love'

    Carly Simon: Coming around again with 'This Kind of Love'
    CARLY SIMON isn't the first name you'd expect to find on a list of classic-rock superstars who keep tabs on " American Idol." "I tune in whenever I get a chance," she says in that signature dusky voice. "How could I not, when this season Brooke White sang...
  • For Scott Rudin, there will be quality

    For Scott Rudin, there will be quality
    SCOTT RUDIN met one of the key role models for his life when he was a teenager. In the early 1970s, when other kids were playing guitar, shooting hoops or just seeing how long their hair could grow, the 15-year-old Rudin spent his days working for theater...
  • Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'Nova' looks at monitor lizards

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 18 - 14 in PDF format This week's TV Movies LIZARD KINGS: 'Nova' follows expert lizard hunter Eric Pianka as he tracks elusive monitor lizards through Australia's heartland at......
  • Newly jobless in Pasadena, director Damaso Rodriguez tackles the Great Depression in Seattle

     
    Whether they like it or not, sometimes the lives of creative people are informed by their art, and right now it's happening to Damaso Rodriguez. Last year, Rodriguez, then the associate artistic director of the Pasadena Playhouse, accepted an offer......
  • How 'Casablanca' beat nine other nominees to win best picture at the 1943 Oscars

     
    Before this year, the last time there were 10 best picture nominees at the Oscars was in 1943, when "Casablanca" won. On the Rotten Tomatoes ranking of all of the best picture winners at the Oscars, this year's champ, "The Hurt Locker," sits at No. 13...
  • Pasadena Playhouse resuming the lease on its Carrie Hamilton second stage

     
    Life on Earth may be about to end in "boom," a dark comedy by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, but the play's arrival in May will signal that theatrical life goes on at the Pasadena Playhouse -- or at least on its......
  • Chuck Palahniuk's blowup extravaganza

     
    Before Chuck Palahniuk began dumping boxes of shrink-wrapped plastic inflatables onto the stage and chucking them into the audience, the people who'd paid $40 for VIP tickets stood quietly in four orderly lines: getting tickets, getting through the gate,...
  • Patricia Neal, from Tony-winning stage actress to Oscar-winning movie star

     
    Patricia Neal, who died Sunday at age 84, is best known for her role in the movie "Hud," for which she won an Oscar for lead actress in 1964. But the star won another important award early in her career......
  • Theater review: 'Carry It On' at Theatricum Botanicum

     
    What becomes legends most? Not necessarily treating them with respect. “Carry It On,” Theatricum Botanicum’s musical survey of American idealists and activists, has a faultless heart, but its showbiz instincts could use a goosing. Director-writer...
  • Music review: 'Candide' at the Hollywood Bowl

     
    "Candide" -- failed book by Lillian Hellman, delicious lyrics by Richard Wilbur, inspired score by Leonard Bernstein -- opens on Dec. 1, 1956, in New York and closes two months later after 73 performances. Broadway applies the f-word. A flop?......
  • Monty: An actor of fragile brilliance

    "Look, I'm not odd. I'm just trying to be an actor; not a movie star, an actor"-- Montgomery Clift Several of the recent Marlon Brando obituaries mentioned Montgomery Clift as one of the actor's contemporaries. But Clift was more than a contemporary. He,...
  • On Diane Johnson

    At first glance, Diane Johnson, author of six novels, two biographies and a book of essays, isn't the usual image of a Western heroine. Or at any rate, she seems more the schoolmarm than the pioneer woman behind the plow. For years Johnson taught...