| Sep 12, 2013
| 7:15 AM
Theater festivals have the potential to galvanize an audience, but in a sprawling city already awash in performance, the importance of sharp curating can't be overemphasized.
Radar L.A., an adventurous amalgam of international theater, made a winning...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 9:04 AM
A Spanish-language version of Shakespeare's "Henry VIII" is on the boards at the Broad Stage, poets Rumi and Samuel Taylor Coleridge have their praises sung in separate shows, and the Radar L.A. Festival is all over the map.
Smokey Joe's Cafe Musical...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Lillian Disney lived 101/2 years after instigating the creation of Walt Disney Concert Hall in her husband's honor by donating $50 million, but she never got to see it rise from its foundation, alone attend a performance.
"A concert hall that would...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 7:00 AM
During their 17-year creative partnership, Tina Kronis and Richard Alger of L.A.-based Theatre Movement Bazaar have drawn a receptive global audience to their audacious, rip-it-up, ensemble-based remixes of classic Chekhov.
"Anton's Uncles," their...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The three solo performance pieces being presented on separate bills at the Kirk Douglas Theatre — Luis Alfaro's "St. Jude," Roger Guenveur Smith's "Rodney King," and Trieu Tran's "Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam" — haven't much in common stylistically....
| Dec 5, 2013
| 2:01 PM
Citing William Bratton's past work with L.A.'s minority communities, Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck on Thursday called his former boss the "perfect person" to head the New York Police Department.
Beck said he spoke to his "great friend" and...
| Apr 22, 2013
Noel Greenwood, a former senior editor at the Los Angeles Times who helped shape local and California coverage as the newspaper outgrew its modest local ambitions and transformed itself into one of national stature, died Sunday at his Santa Barbara home....
| Apr 25, 2013
| 7:48 PM
Leo Branton Jr., a civil rights and entertainment lawyer whose stirring defense of '60s radical Angela Davis brought him his most celebrated victory in a six-decade career often spent championing unpopular cases, died of natural causes Friday in Los...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 9:14 PM
Nearly all of the shows in Radar L.A. have packed up their costumes and carted away their props, but theatergoers with a taste for adventure are still vibrating from the upsurge in voltage.
After a relatively sleepy summer, the theater scene was...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 8:45 AM
Like Walt Whitman, Roger Guenveur Smith contains multitudes. In various past one-man shows he has portrayed Huey P. Newton, baseball brawling immortals Juan Marichal and John Roseboro and dozens of others, while probing the great American themes of...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 3:44 PM
In a mostly empty ninth-floor conference room on a recent Thursday evening, the civilian panel charged with investigating police misconduct in Baltimore met for its monthly meeting.
There are supposed to be nine members, but four chairs were empty...