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  • Look Cinemas learns that it's deemed a threat

    Veteran theater industry executive Tom Stephenson and his partners invested $20 million last year to open a luxury 11-screen theater in an affluent suburb of Dallas where patrons can order food and drinks in plush recliners. But the future of his Look...
  • After five years of Gustavo Dudamel, what's next?

    After five years of Gustavo Dudamel, what's next?
    When a bushy-haired 28-year-old with a magnetic podium presence became music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic five years ago, Gustavo Dudamel galvanized the classical music world and beyond. At the Venezuelan conductor's insistence, the gates of...
  • Now showing: 'Suffering for their art' films like 'Birdman' and 'Whiplash'

    "The chief enemy of creativity," Pablo Picasso once said, "is good sense." He might have added that it doesn't get on so well with healthy living or emotional well-being either. The birth pangs of art have been a staple of the examined life since humans...
  • Hollywood raises profile of ALS with two new films

    Hollywood raises profile of ALS with two new films
    Nanci Ryder has been RenĂ©e Zellweger's publicist for 20 years. She stayed in the waiting room when the actress had dental surgery and has walked her down the red carpet on Oscar night. "She's been a mentor, a big sister — a little sister,"...
  • Skirball exhibit looks at German film artists in U.S. during Nazi regime

    A Los Angeles County Museum of Art show on post-World War I German cinema opened last month looking at the innovative feature film directors, producers, writers, costume designers and cinematographers who created influential 1920s classics such as...
  • Run, don't walk, to hear Running

    Run, don't walk, to hear Running
    Running has been around for a few years and is a band you are bound to see if you go to Chicago-area garage, noise or punk shows often enough. The trio is a favorite support-slot act at several venues, and it's easy to understand why: Running is jarring,...
  • Logan Center raises the dial on jazz

    Logan Center raises the dial on jazz
    Music lovers might not have anticipated it, but the sprawling arts center that the University of Chicago opened in 2012 has become an increasingly important player in Chicago jazz. Last season, the Logan Center for the Arts presented several major...
  • 'Lakay' an odd return to Haiti after devastating 2010 quake

    'Lakay' an odd return to Haiti after devastating 2010 quake
    Following the magnitude-7 earthquake in Haiti in 2010, Chicago-based filmmaker Tirf Alexius — along with his siblings Remoh Romeo and Macdanne Edmond — visited the ravaged country to see family for the first time since they'd emigrated 28...
  • Live Nation's bid to run Greek Theatre gets parks panel's backing

    Live Nation's bid to run Greek Theatre gets parks panel's backing
    The Greek Theatre could change hands after a Los Angeles city commission recommended Thursday that another company take over running the historic Griffith Park venue, the latest step in a bitter battle between entertainment titans. The decision could...
  • 'John Wick' brings A game to violent business of revenge

    As weaponized mayhem of the most disreputably electrifying kind, the sleek and eccentric revenge tale "John Wick" jabs far above its weight class thanks to the panther physicality of 50-year-old headliner Keanu Reeves and a tightly pitched mix of humor...
  • Courtney Barnett's 'everyday' songs strike a chord

    Courtney Barnett's 'everyday' songs strike a chord
    Last year, Courtney Barnett released a song called "Avant Gardener" about surviving a near-fatal asthma attack. It describes a moment in her garden in Melbourne, Australia, that landed her in a hospital. "It was scary, I thought I was dying," she says....