Adapter-performer Brian T. Finney has adapted Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness in what Paul Birchall describes as "hypnotic." It's this week's pick of the week. Neal Weaver found charm and passion in Actors' Co-op's revival of The Miracle Worker. See below for all the latest new theater reviews. ... More >>
Friday, April 13 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival EMPIRE POLO CLUB Although it's unlikely that the Rolling Stones and their sprawling entourage will descend on this sun-baked music festival for a surprise set, as was rumored earlier this year, there are still many intriguing storylines scatte ... More >>
Lost Moon Radio did another bang-up job hosting the 34th annual L.A. Weekly Theater Awards Monday night. (See the full list of L.A. Weekly Theater Award winners here.) Thanks to Lauren Ludwig, Trish Hadley and the LMR troupe for their talent, and thanks for all the kind missives from people who had ... More >>
For many people, Easter means church services, maybe watching Judy Garland and Fred Astaire circa 1948 in Easter Parade, Sunday brunch, decorating eggs and orchestrating an egg hunt in the backyard. For others, the holiday is synonymous with those neon yellow duck-shaped marshmallows called Peeps. ... More >>
Tracie Bennett knocked the socks off our critic Tom Provenzano with her impersonation of Judy Garland in End of the Rainbow at the Ahmanson, which he made this week's Pick of the Week. Also Bill Raden had good things to say about S.O.E. -- Jami Brandli's clever, three-character riff on the venerable ... More >>
If you really want to see a festival that deals with the extremities of the future, any retirement home will do. The 2nd Extreme Future Festival, which took place over two days at the L.A. Center Studios this past weekend, focused on arts and technology produced by "radical voices of the new evolut ... More >>
To understand the new exhibition of tween-influenced art Alex Gartenfeld curated at West Hollywood's OHWOW gallery, it's best to rewind half a century. Billie Jo Spears, a tame Texas country singer, was 13 in 1950. That year, she cut her first single, "Too Old for Toys, Too Young for Boys," a "chil ... More >>
Barbers, Sharks and Treasure
Home comes at a price.Ruby slippers! They're everywhere these days. Namely, slung from the many crackling telephone lines of Los Angeles -- an art project originally thought to be marketing for the West Coast opening of "Wicked" but really a preview to artist Manny Castro's new show in Echo P ... More >>
Cukor's original finally makes it back to the big screen
COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSNEW THEATER REVIEWSTHIS WEEK'S STAGE FEATURE on Palestine, New MexicoNEW REVIEW GO A RUBICON FAMILY CHRISTMAS â€‹Though Andy Williams and his fancy sweaters are nowhere to be seen, the Rubicon company misses little else this corny Christmas delight. Not a word of spoken ... More >>
Dick Cheney on ice and GI Joes in flagrante delicto
A look back at the larger-than-life film star.
Also, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Mutiny at Port Chicago, Nevermore, Wife Swappers and more.
A flower memorial will be placed today on The Wizard of Oz's Munchkins' group star on Hollywood Boulevard, for Mickey Carroll, who played the town crier in the Judy Garland film classic. Carroll, 89, was one of the last surviving little people who brought to life the Munchkin Land scenes, in which h ... More >>
Judy Garland applies some finishing touches before a Greek Theater performance. Photo: L.A. Times/UCLA CollectionClick image to enlarge
Comedy in a cemetery. A novel concept, inspired, even; what's going to stand any chance of waking the dead more than a really good joke? Kind of gives "rolling in his grave" a whole new meaning. One problem - where do you put the spot? Not a problem at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, w ... More >>
For the week of September 20 – 27
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