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  • Compass Rose is a perfect fit for Eliot's 'Murder in the Cathedral'

    Compass Rose is a perfect fit for Eliot's 'Murder in the Cathedral'
    Compass Rose Theater displays its innovative play selection by presenting T.S. Eliot's probing drama, "Murder in the Cathedral" as its third offering of the season. The play, written in 1935, follows Compass Rose's acclaimed November-December production...
  • L.A. Opera goes for the epic with 'The Ghosts of Versailles'

    L.A. Opera goes for the epic with 'The Ghosts of Versailles'
    In a large workshop at CBS Television City on the edge of Hollywood, the palace of Versailles was slowly taking shape. A platoon of set builders was hard at work on a December morning creating the imposing columns, ornate tapestries and swooping...
  • It's Groundhog Day all over again

    It's Groundhog Day all over again
    As today is Feb. 2, it would seem a good time to say a few words about "Groundhog Day." It was a heck of a good movie. Some of my favorite scenes: After being stuck in Punxsutawney, Pa., Bill Murray’s character, Phil Connors, says to a telephone...
  • Popular & Modern First Dance Songs

    Popular & Modern First Dance Songs
    A couple’s first dance as man and wife is a cherished wedding tradition. While the first dance can help set a positive tone for the reception, it also can negatively affect the festivities if a poor song is chosen. Couples may feel pressure to...
  • #HRBooks Review: "The Red List"

    #HRBooks Review: "The Red List"
    With the bald eagle as a physical and metaphorical bookend, "The Red List" by Stephen Cushman takes the reader on a roller coaster ride through the poetica. With lines such as, "A favorite cow, calf-bereft, loudly out-lows/a bellowing bull," to Biblical...
  • 'Ode to My Father' stirs the box office and debate in South Korea

    'Ode to My Father' stirs the box office and debate in South Korea
    South Korea's path from postwar poverty to modern wealth is a rags-to-riches tale well suited to cinema, and it's intimately presented through one family in "Ode to My Father," the country's latest box office smash. Amid its success, "Ode" has sparked...
  • Review: Logic mixes contagious brew at the Riv

    The rapper Logic may have been born with a name (Sir Robert Bryson Hall II) that implies an upper-crust upbringing, but his official biography reflects a troubled childhood and being kicked out of high school. . It seemed fitting then that a dichotomy...
  • At NoHo Senior Arts Colony, it's never too late to be creative

    At NoHo Senior Arts Colony, it's never too late to be creative
    Jean Ritchie is chasing stardom. The blond, blue-eyed actress fills her days with auditions and acting classes. She's got new head shots, a new acting reel and dreams of seeing herself on television. It's an act that came later for Ritchie than for...
  • Mount Dora tall-buildings issue arises again

    Mount Dora tall-buildings issue arises again
    MOUNT DORA — City officials insist there's no plot twist hidden in a proposal to amend building-height restrictions to accommodate giant screens for a much-anticipated movie cineplex. The change would allow 50-foot-tall screens at the 17-acre EPIC...
  • Carl St.Clair leads Pacific Symphony in Leonard Bernstein ode

    Carl St.Clair leads Pacific Symphony in Leonard Bernstein ode
    On a gloomy damp and cold Sunday afternoon in August 1990, Leonard Bernstein conducted his last concert. Suffering from the late stages of emphysema, he gasped for air while leading an incomparably urgent performance of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony at...
  • Rod McKuen, mega-selling poet and performer, dies at 81

    Rod McKuen, mega-selling poet and performer, dies at 81
    Rod McKuen, the husky-voiced "King of Kitsch" whose music, verse and spoken-word recordings in the 1960s and '70s won him an Oscar nomination and made him one of the best-selling poets in history, has died. He was 81. McKuen died Thursday morning at a...