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  • Salvatore Licitra, the unexpected tenor, dies at 43

     
    Salvatore Licitra’s singing career began just over a decade ago in Parma, Italy, and ended Monday in a Sicilian hospital when he died at 43 following a Vespa accident last week. His brief career contained highs and lows more dramatic than his tragic...
  • Review: 'The Exorcist' falls short of a devilishly good time

     Review: 'The Exorcist' falls short of a devilishly good time
    Two questions immediately presented themselves when it was announced that "The Exorcist" was going to be done onstage: How? And why? At the show's premiere Wednesday at the Geffen Playhouse, the creators seemed to be searching for answers to these...
  • Woody Allen revisits opera in 'To Rome With Love'

    Woody Allen revisits opera in 'To Rome With Love'
    In his latest movie "To Rome With Love," Woody Allen plays Jerry, a retired music executive and former opera director who travels to Italy to meet his daughter's fiancé. Upon his arrival in the Eternal City, Jerry encounters his future son-in-law's...
  • Robert Silverberg, science fiction elder statesman

    Right about then, the Age of Aquarius seemed to be reaching an apocalyptic conclusion: Amid campus riots, a contentious war and political assassinations, it was hard not to feel fatalistic. And Robert Silverberg, a New York writer who'd recently...
  • In his new novel, 'The Exorcist' author balances philosophy and thrills

    In his new novel, 'The Exorcist' author balances philosophy and thrills
    In the annals of demonology, William Peter Blatty falls somewhere between St. Augustine and Joss Whedon. He isn't the first person who's ever written about demons and demonic possession, but he has provided us with one of the genre's most memorable...
  • Opera: This Tosca leads the Puccini parade with purity

    Opera: This Tosca leads the Puccini parade with purity
    Come Dec. 22, celebrations of Puccini’s 150th birthday may abound. But, generally, opera companies are not making the fuss typical of major anniversaries of popular (and even unpopular) composers this year. Or perhaps the companies are. It can be...
  • 'Il Trittico,' the Los Angeles Opera

    'Il Trittico,' the Los Angeles Opera
    PATIENT, persistent Plácido Domingo long ago decided that he wanted Woody Allen for Los Angeles Opera. The company came up with any number of cockamamie proposals -- such as commissioning Allen to write the libretto for a new opera by John Williams,...
  • Hollywood's gay forays

    Hollywood's gay forays
    Much already has been said, written and blogged about the merits of Sean Penn's performance as Harvey Milk. About his uncanny channeling of Milk's nasally eloquence, his skill in replicating Milk's puckish intelligence and his striking physical...
  • 'Warren Oates: A Wild Life' by Susan Compo

    'Warren Oates: A Wild Life' by Susan Compo
    Many a great film director is tethered artistically to a trusted actor: John Ford had the Duke, Fellini had Mastroianni and Scorsese had De Niro. For Sam Peckinpah, the volatile maverick who reinvented the western as a hyperviolent, nihilistic...
  • Noel Irwin Hentschel calls on friends to help with China quake aid

    Noel Irwin Hentschel calls on friends to help with China quake aid
    ENTERTAINMENT industry moguls and various local billionaires seem to have two favorite California Republicans: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (of course) and the not as well known but equally liked Noel Irwin Hentschel. This week, the Bel Air entrepreneur...
  • 'The Taking of Pelham 123'

    Entire epochs have passed since New York City could plausibly be called "the biggest rathole in the world," a charge made by the subway hijacker played by John Travolta in the shiny, gentrified remake (the second; there was a TV version late last century)...
  • Steppenwolf's confounding sage

    Anna Shapiro remembers first reading "August: Osage County" late one night in the wintertime."I thought I'd doze off and finish in the morning," she recalls. "But I couldn't put it down." When she got to the end, she rang playwright Tracy Letts, also...