| Feb 6, 2014
| 6:17 PM
Ralph Kiner, who spent 10 seasons hitting towering home runs in the major leagues, then spent most of the rest of his life joyfully calling baseball games on radio and TV, died Thursday at his home in Rancho Mirage, Calif. He was 91.
The Baseball Hall...
| Jan 27, 2014
A five-time Grammy Award winner, a jazz guitar great and a swing/ska/rock/jazz band will highlight ArtsQuest’s RiverJazz festival, which will be expanded this year, officials just announced. Grammy winner Terence Blanchard, fusion jazz guitarist Pat...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 9:28 AM
Tony Award winner Hugh Jackman will return to Broadway during the 2013-14 season to star in an original musical "Houdini," Broadway.com announced today. Stephen Schwartz ("Wicked," "The Magic Show") will compose the score and and book...
| Oct 30, 2011
Master brander Donald Trump has sold his custom estate in Rancho Palos Verdes for $7.15 million.
Located at Trump National Golf Course, which he owns and operates, the 11,000-square-foot Mediterranean mansion features a game room with a bar that is a...
| Dec 16, 2012
As the year winds down, multiplexes fill up with films vying for award-season consideration. Thanks to a bumper crop of period movies, late 2012 has showcased some serious talent in the field of costume design. Some of the films are worth watching for...
| Nov 21, 2012
***1/2 (out of four)
“Why call it ‘Hitchcock?’” reads one thread on the IMDB page for “Hitchcock.” The answer: Because director Sacha Gervasi’s (“Anvil: The Story of Anvil”) deliciously entertaining...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 3:55 PM
Alfred Hitchcock's reputation as a filmmaker was already on the rise when he died 32 years ago. Since then it has consistently (and rightly) grown ever greater. At the same time, his reputation as a person has taken a lot of blows ... whether rightly or...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 9:32 AM
Writer-director Andrew Dominik created a hard-boiled gangster movie in "Killing Them Softly." It owes much to the work of the Coen Brothers and Quentin Tarantino. It's filled with constant tension offset by the sort of cerebral dialogue and strange...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 11:07 AM
The American Cinematheque and Art Directors Guild Film Society series, "Setting the Scene," continues Sunday at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica with a screening of Orson Welles' 1958 film noir masterpiece, "Touch of Evil."
Besides screening the...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren are typically credible as legendary "master of suspense" Alfred Hitchcock and his wife, Alma, in director Sacha Gervasi's docudrama, but the bigger interest is the movie's detailing of the complications - financial and...
| Feb 24, 2013
The Academy Awards are the biggest fashion runway on the planet. When Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried and other stars step out onto the red carpet Sunday, they will be primed to talk as much about what and who they are wearing as about...