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  • It’ll be Russell Crowe hunting Hugh Jackman in the big screen ‘Les Miz’

     
    The Russell Crowe rumors attaching him to the big screen version of the stage musical “Les Miserables,” based on the Victor Hugo novel, turn out to be true. Paul Bettany may have been mentioned as the obsessed Inspector Javert at one time, but...
  • On Theater: No misery watching academy's 'Les Miserables'

    On Theater: No misery watching academy's 'Les Miserables'
    Over the years, the student performers of the Academy for the Performing Arts at Huntington Beach High School have taken on some formidable challenges, but never one quite so daunting as "Les Miserables." Until now, that is. Tim Nelson, who functions...
  • Modern-day Paris is a lot like she remembers it, and a lot different

    Modern-day Paris is a lot like she remembers it, and a lot different
    In a twist on Caesar's "Veni, vedi, vici" (I came, I saw, I conquered.), the French writer Victor Hugo wrote: "Veni, vedi, vixi. (I came, I saw, I lived.) Either way, I went to Paris, I saw everything possible in a week, I conquered any apprehension...
  • Religion, no; relationships, yes

    Religion, no; relationships, yes
    Here's another look at a religious leader in South Florida. Today we're talking with the Rev. Andrew Coleman of Sheridan Hills Baptist Church, Hollywood. Q: Is it easy or hard to become pastor of a church that you grew up in? A: I think it's a great...
  • On Theater: Touring silver jubilee production of 'Les Mis' is a must-see

    On Theater: Touring silver jubilee production of 'Les Mis' is a must-see
    How do you improve on what is, arguably, the greatest of all musicals? In the case of "Les Miserables," now in residence at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, the process is not so much improvement as enhancement. This touring 25th anniversary...
  • 'Les Miz School Edition' goes to head of its class

    'Les Miz School Edition' goes to head of its class
    Families that grew up with musical theater over the last 25 years will instantly recognize the face on the large banner over the doors at the Laurel Mill Playhouse. It is Emile Bayard's illustration of the waif Cosette from Victor Hugo's French novel,...
  • New in paperback: Huxley's demons and the grace of Hanif Kureishi

    New in paperback: Huxley's demons and the grace of Hanif Kureishi
    Aldous Huxley: "The Devils of Loudun" (HarperPerennial) In 1643, an entire convent in the small French village of Loudun was apparently possessed by the devil. The convent's charismatic priest was eventually convicted of seducing the nuns in his charge...
  • Roman Polanski still being hounded by L.A. County prosecutors

     
    With the state Legislature forced to make dramatic cuts in the prison budget and a three-judge federal panel having recently ordered California lawmakers to release as many as 40,000 inmates in response to the scandalous overcrowding of the California...
  • Summer reading: Maria Semple on Tolstoy

     
    For summer, we've created the L.A. Times list of 60 books for 92 days. All of these are new titles being released during the next three months -- it's a plethora of great summer reads. At Jacket Copy, we're asking......
  • Delray Beach's Pastis chef Bernard Leclercq's French flair translates well

    Name: Bernard Leclercq Title: Chef/owner, Pastis, 1725 S. Federal Hwy., Delray Beach, 561-265-0061 Years at this location: One Age: 47 Personal: Born in Cannes, France, Leclercq studied at the Culinary School of Le Touquet in the Westminster Hotel...
  • Filmmakers

    Filmmakers Edward Klosinski, 65; a Polish cinematographer best known for his work with director Andrzej Wajda (Jan. 5) Ralph Bradshaw White, 66; an underwater cinematographer who documented the 1985 discovery of the Titanic (Feb. 4) Kon Ichikawa, 92; a...