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  • Fall theater season listens to new voices and old

    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...
  • Theater openings for Sept. 22-29: 'Henry VIII,' Radar L.A. and more

    Theater openings for Sept. 22-29: 'Henry VIII,' Radar L.A. and more
    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...
  • 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....
  • LAPD's Beck: William Bratton will 'meet all the challenges' at NYPD

    LAPD's Beck: William Bratton will 'meet all the challenges' at NYPD
    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...
  • 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...
  • Radar L.A. produces notable blips on the city's theater scene

     Radar L.A. produces notable blips on the city's theater scene
    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...
  • 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...