Lee Melville, a true gentleman and decades-long friend of our theater, died last night. Melville was a critic and editor at Drama-Logue and, most recently, L.A. Stage. More details as they come in.
Christopher Shinn's drama Dying City, about a family in the wake of the Iraq War, being performed a ... More >>
The scandal surrounding a love affair between a brother and his sister forms the centerpiece of John Ford's 17th century play, 'Tis Pity She's a Whore. Archway Theatre's downtown production is this week's pick. See below for all the latest new theater reviews and comprehensive theater listings.
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L.A.'s Cultural Heritage Commission met at City Hall Thursday morning to determine whether to designate Tujunga's Verdugo Hills Golf Course a historic-cultural monument, not because it's a golf course, but because it was the site of the Tuna Canyon Detention Station, Immigration, and Naturalization ... More >>
[Look for your weekly fix from the one and only Henry Rollins right here on West Coast Sound every Thursday, and come back tomorrow for the awesomely annotated playlist for his Saturday KCRW broadcast.]
Two nights ago, I was sitting in front of my speakers listening to a very clean pressing of Led ... More >>
Tony Kushner isn't shy about politics. He's opinionated, and he stirs up controversy. In his own words, he's a "man of the left."
His 1992 Tony Award-winning play Angels in America tackled AIDS at the height of its epidemic. In 2005, he co-wrote Steven Spielberg's Munich, which took heat for its po ... More >>
If you're celebrating Columbus Day today, Govind Armstrong's Melrose Avenue burger joint 8 oz. Burger Bar will help you out. They're extending their happy hour(s) today in honor of the federal holiday, which was established in 1934 by Franklin Roosevelt. If you want to know where your postal carrier ... More >>
President Franklin Roosevelt addresses a train-stop L.A. rally to renominate and re-elect U.S. Senator Willliam G. McAdoo (center). However, McAdoo would lose the Democratic primary that August to Sheridan Downey -- an advocate of the "Ham and Eggs" scheme to end the Great Depression. Downey would a ... More >>