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  • Making his mark as Twain

    Making his mark as Twain
    Although Mark Twain's literary voice has implanted itself in the American consciousness, there's no known recording of him speaking. Nevertheless, the "Huckleberry Finn" author came on the phone Monday afternoon to rave about his upcoming gig in Laguna...
  • L.A. theater openings, Nov. 17-24: 'The Lion King' returns

    L.A. theater openings, Nov. 17-24: 'The Lion King' returns
    "The Lion King" roars back into the Pantages, the musical "In the Heights" lands in Boyle Heights, and the Grinch is up to his old tricks at San Diego's Old Globe. A Family Affair Staged reading of an adaptation of Alexander Ostrovsky’s classic...
  • TV picks for Nov. 18 to Nov. 24: 'Doctor Who,' 'Betas'

    TV picks for Nov. 18 to Nov. 24: 'Doctor Who,' 'Betas'
    It's "Doctor Who" anniversary week, so tune to BBC America for a lot of new programming including the 50th anniversary movie on Saturday. Here's a look at what's coming on TV for the week of Nov. 18-24. Monday, Nov. 18 Doctor Who Takeover 8 a.m. Monday,...
  • 'Doctor Who,' Carol Burnett, 'Mentalist' top weekend fare

    'Doctor Who,' Carol Burnett, 'Mentalist' top weekend fare
    The weekend highlights include a global celebration, awards, several TV legends, big guest stars and a series-altering plot twist. The highlights by day: Sunday 1. ABC presents the American Music Awards at 8 p.m., and the telecast should bring in...
  • TV This Week November 24 - 30: 'Great Performances' on PBS

    TV This Week November 24 - 30: 'Great Performances' on PBS
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 24 - 30, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SUNDAY Sarah Lancaster can't see Christmas for...
  • TV Picks: 'Doctor Who,' Cosby, Burnett, Silverman, Americana

    TV Picks: 'Doctor Who,' Cosby, Burnett, Silverman, Americana
    "The Day of the Doctor" (BBC America, Saturday), "The Night of the Doctor" and "The Last Day" (online, at your will), "An Adventure in Space and Time" (BBC America, Friday). "Doctor Who," the television show/British national monument about an alien...
  • Carol Burnett: big prize, tremendous legacy

    Carol Burnett: big prize, tremendous legacy
      Carol Burnett made the world laugh, Carl Reiner says. She pulled off that feat with zany characters, stunning costumes and hilarious sketches, especially movie parodies. Didn't many of us learn movie history from her? Fans will appreciate the funny,...
  • 'Carol Burnett: The Mark Twain Prize': Tina Fey brings the laughs, Tony Bennett brings the tears

     
    "Tina Fey opened the show, and she's just brilliant," says Carol Burnett, the latest recipient of "The Mark Twain Prize." "Her line was funny; she said, "I love you ... and it's just shy of being creepy."...
  • “Bill Cosby Far From Finished” comes to Comedy Central

     
    Bill Cosby Far From Finished comes to Comedy Central: It’s been 30 years since Bill Cosby did a televised standup comedy concert in the landmark Bill Cosby Himself. Cosby makes a comeback to TV standup in this special directed by Robert Townsend and...
  • Fanciful Flight Parties A Creative Night Out For Moms

    Fanciful Flight Parties A Creative Night Out For Moms
    Connecticut artist Karen Rossi gets choked-up when asked why her whimsical work resonates with the public. "I just feel like it's some gift from above that lets me make these creations and lets people have joy," she says, from her wonderfully...
  • Book Review: 'Princess in the Opal Mask'

    Book Review: 'Princess in the Opal Mask'
    It seems to be Mark Twain season in Orange County. This month, Val Kilmer brought his one-man show "Citizen Twain" to the Laguna Playhouse, and a few weeks before that came the release of Jenny Lundquist's novel "The Princess in the Opal Mask," which...