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  • L.A. Opera to revive 1961 Italian cult film 'Hercules' at the Chandler

    Director Mario Bava's 1961 movie, "Hercules in the Haunted World," is a sword-and-sandal adventure with low-budget production values, atrocious acting and even worse dubbing.
  • Bach Collegium San Diego gives Handel's 'La Resurrezione' life

    Bach Collegium San Diego gives Handel's 'La Resurrezione' life
    Handel wrote two Easter oratorios. One is the "Messiah," taken over by Christmas, the extravagant "Hallelujah" chorus so well suited to the season. The other is in every conceivable way not the "Messiah" and all but ignored until recently because Handel...

    In 'Marilyn Forever,' Monroe yearns to be merely herself

    In 'Marilyn Forever,' Monroe yearns to be merely herself
    Marilyn Monroe was a figure of fascination whose allure went far beyond any fascination with her figure. Hers was the appeal of a divine beauty of outer form and inner substance, yet she proved too vulnerable to endure. Did men use her and destroy her?...

    Reject David Koch money, scientists and museum officials' letter urges

    Reject David Koch money, scientists and museum officials' letter urges
    Museum leaders around the country are being urged to reject philanthropic dollars from billionaire David H. Koch in an open letter this week signed by a group of prominent scientists and museum officials. The letter, which was published online Tuesday,...

    A by-the-book 'Marriage of Figaro' from Los Angeles Opera

    A by-the-book 'Marriage of Figaro' from Los Angeles Opera
    Los Angeles Opera's journey through playwright Pierre Beaumarchais' Figaro trilogy opened with John Corigliano's expansion of Part 3 of the story, "The Guilty Mother," in "The Ghosts of Versailles." The company then doubled back to the beginning of the...