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  • Disney Hall: Musical dream bankrolled by taxpayers, private donors

    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...
  • Radar L.A. festival spotlights local artists with international troupes

    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...
  • Theater reviews: Solo performances with the power to touch many

    Theater reviews: Solo performances with the power to touch many
    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....
  • Noel Greenwood dies at 75; former L.A. Times senior editor

    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....
  • Leo Branton Jr. dies at 91; civil rights lawyer defended Angela Davis

    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...
  • Roger Guenveur Smith searches inward for real Rodney King

    Roger Guenveur Smith searches inward for real Rodney King
    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...
  • Baltimore police review board called irrelevant, ineffective

    Baltimore police review board called irrelevant, ineffective
    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...
  • 'Night Stalker' prosecutor says Ramirez death ends 'tragic period'

    One of the deputy district attorneys who prosecuted "Night Stalker" Richard Ramirez described the serial killer's death Friday as an "abrupt end to a tragic period in the history of Los Angeles County." "This person hurt many people and our thoughts...
  • Study: Blacks followed Zimmerman trial more closely than whites

    Black Americans paid much closer attention to George Zimmerman's trial than white Americans did, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press. It wasn't difficult to follow the murder case against Zimmerman, who...
  • After Zimmerman verdict, eyes turn to Florida and California

    After Zimmerman verdict, eyes turn to Florida and California
    It's one debate with two faces: Sporadic demonstrations over George Zimmerman's acquittal continued all over the country Tuesday, but two states, on opposite ends of the U.S., have made themselves the focus of the protests, and they've done so by taking...
  • Ridley-Thomas calls for federal prosecution of George Zimmerman

    Ridley-Thomas calls for federal prosecution of George Zimmerman
    The chairman of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors called on U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder to file federal charges against former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman for violating the civil rights of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman was...