A musical about World War II war brides, Tea, With Music, for which the author, Velina Hasu Houston, has added songs and music for this production, is our Pick of the Week. For all new theater reviews, see below.
This week's stage fature looks a couple of plays aiming to be light fare: Micha ... More >>
A Pacific Palisades local who spotted a blood-spattered man with a knife phoned 911, and responding police, seeing much of the same, called for backup.
Was it a real-life Silence of the Lambs in the making? Not exactly:
Turns out the guy was legally "dressing down" a deer that had been fatally str ... More >>
Starting this week, we will now include our listings of all ongoing shows, below the new reviews, to help make it easier for you to decide which shows to see this week.The writing of neurologist Oliver Sacks has inspired a new work at Theatre @ Boston Court in Pasadena -- Kathryn Walat's Creation. S ... More >>
Whatever else it might be -- "exuberantly gross" (New York Times), "not exactly the height of satirical sophistication" (Hollywood Reporter), "a lot funnier than it has a right to be" (New York Post) -- Off Broadway's hit serial-killer musical satire, Silence! The Musical, is the kind of show critic ... More >>
By Aaron Hillis
Not to knock films as fantastic as his Rachel Getting Married, The Silence of the Lambs, and Something Wild, but there's something wilder--or at least, more directly stimulating and pure--about Jonathan Demme's live-performance docs.
The 68-year-old auteur immortalized a Talking H ... More >>
You live in Los Angeles so cinephilia is a given. You probably even work in the industry. But have you ever sat in a cemetery with a glass of hooch and a cheese plate to view the classics? If you can't say yes to this, you haven't really lived. And the people buried ten feet to your left would agree ... More >>
Shannon CottrellSan Diego Comic-Con 2011For the past three years that I've been covering conventions for LA Weekly, people have been telling me to go to Atlanta for Dragon*Con. I've heard it from commenters, friends and professional contacts. There are many who believe that Dragon*Con is the ... More >>
Ben WesthoffThis is not Tupac, and this was not taken in L.A., but darn if it isn't awesomeEditor's Note: This week marked the 15th anniversary of Tupac Shakur's death. To commemorate, West Coast Sound is featuring Tupac stories all week. See also:
*Bruce Hornsby on Tupac: "The original 'Ch ... More >>
Christie BishopPlaisir's Cream Puff Display
Someone once said, "life is short; eat dessert first." Then again, perhaps she didn't have to choose between cream puffs, cheesecake, cupcakes, ice cream, s'mores and chocolate-covered bacon all in one sitting. Which was exactly the dilemma we face ... More >>