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  • Kirk Douglas proves a sublime master of rhyme on page and in person

    Kirk Douglas proves a sublime master of rhyme on page and in person
    Kirk Douglas may be one of the biggest actors of his era, with starring roles in 1960's "Spartacus," 1949's "Champion" and 1951's "Ace in the Hole." But on a recent crisp morning, he was having a grand time simply reciting his poetry by heart for an audience of one. With a twinkle of his blue eyes, he proclaimed:
  • 'Luna Gale' a grimly rich study of the fight to protect a child

     'Luna Gale' a grimly rich study of the fight to protect a child
    Rebecca Gilman, the talented author of such plays as "Spinning Into Butter," "Boy Gets Girl" and "The Glory of Living," is known for confronting social problems head-on. Racism and white hypocrisy, stalking and sexism, degradation and immorality —...

    Robert Falls, Midwesterner at heart, warms to L.A. for 'Luna Gale'

    Robert Falls, Midwesterner at heart, warms to L.A. for 'Luna Gale'
    "It's currently 12 degrees in Chicago," says Robert Falls, the artistic director of Chicago's Goodman Theatre. He's in L.A. to oversee the Tuesday opening at the Kirk Douglas Theatre of Rebecca Gilman's "Luna Gale," the world-premiere production he...

    Dorothy Buffum Chandler was the driving force behind the Music Center

    Dorothy Buffum Chandler was the driving force behind the Music Center
    In summer 1951, Los Angeles' music scene was floundering. The L.A. Philharmonic played out of a sonically inadequate auditorium leased from the Temple Baptist Church downtown. The Hollywood Bowl was deep in debt. Only four days into its season, it closed....

    Ambitious new work would help elevate Center Theatre Group

    Ambitious new work would help elevate Center Theatre Group
    Taking stock of Center Theatre Group on the occasion of the Music Center's 50th anniversary is a bit like trying to summarize an up-and-down marriage. So many reasons to leave, so many cherished moments making it impossible to go. After the rudderless...