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  • “The Watsons Go to Birmingham” a moving family film

     
    This week marked the 50th anniversary remembrance of the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala. — a notorious, racially motivated crime that killed four little girls and helped gain support for the passage of the Civil...
  • Monster Mash: Netrebko, Villazon in 'Boheme'; Germany, Egypt fight over Nefertiti; Kristin Scott Thomas out of 'Night Music'

     
    -- Powerhouses: Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazón star in a movie version of Puccini's "La Bohème," which debuts on public television tonight. (KCET) -- Tug of war: German officials have ruled out returning a bust of Queen Nefertiti to Egypt,......
  • Man awaiting trial in UC Riverside professor’s death dies in jail

     
    A Long Beach construction worker awaiting trial in the death of a UC Riverside professor last year died in his jail cell on Christmas Day, authorities said today. A guard on a security walk found Marlon Martinez, 22, lying in......
  • Newbery, Caldecott awards: Give those books a sticker!

     
    On Monday, the biggest awards in children's literature were announced by the American Library Assn. The awards -- whose signature cover stickers predate Oprah's -- often help guarantee attention for the selected books. The John Newbery Medal for most...
  • Dance review: Alvin Ailey at the Orange County Performing Arts Center

     
    “Celebration” happened to be the unofficial theme for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre’s opening night program Tuesday at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, the first of four different slates of mixed repertory being presented through...
  • Your Weekend in Rap: DJ Skee's 'Skeetox,' Paid Dues & Kenan Bell

     
    Whether you sport khakis and Chuck Taylors, backpacks and beanies, or flannels and designer frames, you'll find something tailored to you this weekend. One of the busiest two-day stretches in recent rap memory commences Friday night at Vanguard with DJ......
  • Donald McKayle has retired, but his work dances on at UC Irvine

     
    Wednesday night's repertory performance by the UCI Etude Ensemble was both a showcase for the 17-member troupe and something of a love letter to choreographer and group founder Donald McKayle. He recently retired from UC Irvine, where has been professor.....
  • Bill Murray's poetry parade

     
    On June 14, the Poets House in New York hosts its annual benefit poetry walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. As participants cross the bridge, they'll be treated to readings by work by Langston Hughes, Marianne Moore, Brooklyn poet Walt Whitman......
  • *Theater review: 'Thurgood' at Geffen Playhouse (updated)

     
    In a recent poll testing the knowledge of basic American history, more than a quarter of those surveyed didn’t know that the U.S. gained its independence from Great Britain. OK, here’s a chance at redemption: How many of you can......
  • Snap Judgment: Radiohead's 'The King of Limbs' [Updated]

     
    Thom Yorke jerks around in the video for "Lotus Flower," the first single from Radiohead's just-released eighth studio album, "The King of Limbs," like someone only just discovering that the body's job is to move. In the clip, choreographed by......
  • Rick Santorum says he had 'nothing to do with' campaign slogan taken from Langston Hughes poem

     
    Conservative Rick Santorum says he had "nothing to do with" his campaign slogan after being told it comes from a poem by Langston Hughes, an African-American poet who spoke out for social justice causes and may well have been gay....