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  • Academy Hits Right Note with Inaugural Oscar Concert

    The Academy got it right with its first-ever Oscar concert featuring live performances of this year's nominated musical scores and songs. Thursday's show at UCLA's Royce Hall was a textbook model of how film music should be presented in concert: single-...
  • L.A. Latino International Film Festival returns after year's absence

    L.A. Latino International Film Festival returns after year's absence
    When the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival canceled its annual showcase last fall, some local cinephiles feared that its 15th edition in 2011 might've been its last. But the festival, one of the country's largest for Spanish- and...
  • Review: 'Frozen' an icy blast of fun from the first snowflake

    Walt Disney Pictures has its animation mojo back. Finally. With a cool, contemporary spin on a fairy-tale classic, a dramatic Nordic landscape animated in splendid storybook style and Broadway vets belting out power ballads, "Frozen" is an icy blast...
  • Annie Awards 2014: Complete list of winners and nominees

    One of the weekend's top box-office performers, Disney's "Frozen," was among the nominees for the 2013 Annie Awards, which are presented by the International Animated Film Society. The following is a complete list of nominees: Animated feature "A...
  • Fred Kavli dies at 86; businessman gave millions to research

    Fred Kavli dies at 86; businessman gave millions to research
    Nobel prizes in science often go to researchers of an advanced age — many are retired by the time the call comes from Oslo saying they've won. Fred Kavli, a Norwegian immigrant who got rich from a business he founded in Van Nuys making...
  • Alejandro Santiago dies at 49; Mexican artist made migrant statues

    Alejandro Santiago dies at 49; Mexican artist made migrant statues
    Returning to his native Mexican village after many years, the artist was startled by what he didn't see. "Where are my friends, my relatives?" Alejandro Santiago asked the remaining residents of the town, Teococuilco de Marcos Perez, in a remote...
  • Turning to Mark Twain and Coen brothers to translate Salarrue

    Turning to Mark Twain and Coen brothers to translate Salarrue
    When Nelson Lopéz was preparing the first bilingual translation of "Tales of Clay," a landmark short-story collection by the legendary Salvadoran writer known as Salarrué, he turned for inspiration to some unlikely sources: Mark Twain and the Coen...
  • What to expect during hearing on jobless checks delays [video chat]

    The California Assembly will hold a hearing Wednesday to determine what exactly went wrong with a botched upgrade to the state's unemployment benefits computer system that has left thousands without jobless checks for weeks. The Times has reported...
  • Husband-wife songwriting team's emotions flow in 'Frozen'

    Husband-wife songwriting team's emotions flow in 'Frozen'
    Composer Robert Lopez was surfing YouTube recently when he came across a video of a music box playing "Let It Go," a stirring, radio-friendly empowerment anthem that he and his wife, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, wrote for the upcoming Walt Disney Animation...
  • What Target's data breach means for consumers [Live video chat]

    Target reported Thursday that data from 40 million credit and debit cards used by its customers might have been stolen by cyber-crooks between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15.  The breach affects any customers who used their payment cards at U.S. stores, the...
  • UC Berkeley students return after campus explosion, power outage

    UC Berkeley students return after campus explosion, power outage
    Most classes were slated to resume at UC Berkeley on Tuesday after a power outage and explosion prompted officials to evacuate the campus Monday night. Four people suffered minor burns after an explosion rocked the campus at 6:30 p.m., about two hours...