| Jun 12, 2008
| 4:13 PM
The jury deciding the fate of R. Kelly has recessed for the night after deliberating for about 3½ hours Thursday. Cook County Judge Vincent Gaughan, who is presiding over the trial, said jurors would be sequestered at a motel. Deliberations are...
| Jun 12, 2008
| 8:45 AM
Spectators and media packed the 5th floor of the Cook County Criminal Courts Building this morning, angling for a seat in what is in all likelihood going to be one of the most entertaining days in the trial of R. Kelly: closing arguments.
Some are likely...
| Nov 17, 2008
For all its efforts to connect with Hollywood, Los Angeles Opera revived a 4-year-old production of "Carmen" on Saturday night at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion that no self-respecting film studio honcho would greenlight. Where's the sex?
| Jul 16, 2008
| 5:57 PM
The razing of Shea Stadium later this year marks the end of an era for baseball fans, but it's also closing the door on a chapter of pop music history that began in 1965 when the Beatles became the first pop group to play a concert at a U.S. sports...
| Jan 4, 2007
Recording a debut live album is hard enough for a young rock band. The mix must be perfect, the banter tastefully spontaneous, and there are no mulligans on nailing the big falsetto moment. But when the spacey, soulful My Morning Jacket took the stage...
| Jun 25, 2008
AMSTERDAM -- There have been some things even the most dazed Dutch, hazy-headed from the legal hash and marijuana sold in "coffee shops," probably couldn't have missed this month in their teeming capital. Construction is everywhere, especially along the...
| Jul 4, 2008
In her second solo show in Los Angeles, Kristen Morgin strips away the sentimentality that made her earlier works look nostalgic -- so obsessed with yesteryear that they seemed to have been made by someone with her heart set on turning the clock back. Her...
| Aug 11, 2008
SANTA BARBARA -- Every wedding he ever attended was, in some way, a disaster, the late filmmaker Robert Altman claims in a featurette that accompanies the DVD of his 1978 comedy, "A Wedding." The more wealth involved, of course, the greater the...
| May 16, 2009
It was a tiny article in the back of a newspaper that first caught the attention of playwright Rajiv Joseph. An American soldier stationed in Baghdad reportedly killed a Bengal tiger at the local zoo after the animal maimed a colleague who was trying to...
| Mar 15, 2009
Robert Frank's "The Americans" -- Expanded Edition
Edited and with text
by Sarah Greenough
Steidl: 506 pp., $75 hardcover
He was a foreigner with a camera, a young artist newly arrived on the streets of Manhattan from the Old World,...
| Jun 28, 2009
In his six years as head of the Royal National Theatre, Nicholas Hytner has made a name for himself with his bold moves. He has commissioned large-scale plays and productions dealing with hot-button political issues, he brought in a major sponsor to...