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  • L.A. Opera's James Conlon takes on Verdi, Britten and a health scare

    L.A. Opera's James Conlon takes on Verdi, Britten and a health scare
    James Conlon had an increasingly perplexed expression on his face as he looked through a messy pile of books and manuscripts at his office at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. The conductor was searching for an essay he had written on composer Benjamin...
  • 'Thor: The Dark World' gets Lego movie poster treatment

    'Thor: The Dark World' gets Lego movie poster treatment
    Thor, Loki and their Asgardian pals are getting the Lego treatment in a new parody of the “Thor: The Dark World” movie poster.   The poster, released on Nov. 6, features Lego versions of the stars of the upcoming Marvel film in a promotion for...
  • Seven lessons from 'Thor: The Dark World's' box-office success

    The numbers were thrown around soon after “Thor: The Dark World” premiered: fourth-best opening of the year, ninth-best November opening ever, etc. On one level, the $86.1 million for the Chris Hemsworth thunderousness isn’t exactly...
  • Helena Bonham Carter forgiven by Emma Thompson for Branagh affair

    Helena Bonham Carter's affair with Kenneth Branagh was apparently the source of his split with actress Emma Thompson, but Thompson now says she's forgiven her former rival.  The 54-year-old British actress spoke about the affair for the first time -- 20...
  • Review: Brilliant transformation of 'The Magic Flute'

    Review: Brilliant transformation of 'The Magic Flute'
    With its show-business staging of Mozart's "The Magic Flute" as a cheekily animated silent movie, Los Angeles Opera on Saturday night got what it very much needs. That this will be a hit goes without saying. But what this once pioneering company really...
  • Mace Neufeld: Constant as the stars

     Mace Neufeld: Constant as the stars
    The parrot wasn't talking. "I'm teaching her to say, 'I miss Mace,''' said Mace Neufeld, who at 85 reckons the bird, whose name is Margie, will outlast him. With no words of affection forthcoming, Neufeld, a New Yorker who landed in Beverly Hills back...
  • Old Globe's Barry Edelstein is thinking big about the Bard

     Old Globe's Barry Edelstein is thinking big about the Bard
    SAN DIEGO — A fascinating experiment is underway at San Diego's flagship theater, the Old Globe. Now under the leadership of Barry Edelstein, the theater is seeking a return to the form of its Tony-winning heyday under Jack O'Brien. Can the Globe'...
  • 'Barber of Seville' director goes from Broadway to Lyric Opera

    'Barber of Seville' director goes from Broadway to Lyric Opera
    When Lyric Opera unveils its new production of Rossini's "Il Barbiere di Siviglia" ("The Barber of Seville") on Saturday night, it will mark the company debut of Rob Ashford, yet another of this season's imports from the legitimate theater, Broadway and...
  • Saturday Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'The Gabby Douglas Story'

    Saturday Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'The Gabby Douglas Story'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 2 - 8, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------   SERIES MythBusters In this new episode,...
  • Tom Hiddleston returns to Shakespeare after playing a superhero

    Tom Hiddleston returns to Shakespeare after playing a superhero
    Tom Hiddleston is currently starring on the London stage in Shakespeare’s political tragedy “Coriolanus,” and reviews of the production, which opened Dec. 17, have been glowing. Critics have praised Hiddleston's performance -- the...
  • Review: 'Walking With Dinosaurs' stumbles in its new environment

    The new 3-D nature tale "Walking With Dinosaurs" is nothing like its predecessors. I don't mean the creatures of the Jurassic Period, which came before the Cretaceous Period that is the movie's staging ground. Not the "Jurassic Park" period either,...