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ConcertChris Botti, Cassandra Wilson The jazz-lite trumpeter is joined by singer Cassandra Wilson and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, conducted by Scott Dunn. HOLLYWOOD BOWL, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hlywd.; Wed., July 23, 8 p.m.; $1-$95. (323) 850-2000.ClubsTHE BAKED POTATO 3787 Cahuenga Blvd. West, Studio City. 9:30 & 11:30 p.m.; cover......
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ConcertChris Botti, Cassandra Wilson The jazz-lite trumpeter is joined by singer Cassandra Wilson and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, conducted by Scott Dunn. HOLLYWOOD BOWL, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hlywd.; Wed., July 23, 8 p.m.; $1-$95. (323) 850-2000.ClubsTHE BAKED POTATO 3787 Cahuenga Blvd. West, Studio City. 9:30 & 11:30 p.m.; cover......

a Boy’s, Boy’s World

Of the summer’s many revenge-of-the-nerd fulfillment fantasies — from The Incredible Hulk to The Foot Fist Way — Wanted stands the best chance of dislodging Fight Club from fanboys’ Facebook pages. It has the same dizzying flipbook style, the same kicky ultraviolence, the same undeniable appeal of punch-clock payback —......
What the puck? Maddin’s Winnipeg; Credit: Jody Shapiro/Everyday Pictures

Film Reviews: Get Smart, Guy Maddin's My Winnipeg

BRICK LANE Bracket the fact that it’s an adaptation of Monica Ali’s great big treat of a 2003 novel about displacement and feminine emancipation, and British director Sarah Gavron’s tale of a young Bangladeshi woman unwillingly transplanted to London’s East End is absorbing enough, moving enough and visually attractive enough......

Fighting About How to Fight Global Warming

A Sprawling Debate (Click to enlarge) Your recent article criticizing efforts by Gov. Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Brown to encourage more compact development [“How Not to Fight Global Warming,” by Jill Stewart, April 18-24] erroneously suggests that there is “little basis in science” for concluding that increasing residential density will......
Grizzly Bear's Daniel Rossen

Siouxsie Sioux at the Fonda

Grizzly Bear and the Los Angeles Philharmonic OrchestraWalt Disney Concert Hall, March 1 Timothy Norris (Click to enlarge) Grizzly Bear's Daniel Rossen, he of the chrome-toned voice   (Click to enlarge) Siouxsie Sioux, "on the verge of an awakening" You knew last Saturday night was turning magical when a roustabout......

There Goes the Neighborhood Council

Neighborhood NoiseRegarding "Bureaucrats Move to Silence South L.A. Black Neighbor­hood Group" [Jan. 25-31]: It's amazing that after my long conversation with Steven Leigh Morris, he authors a complete misrepresentation of the facts having to do with the decertification of a neighborhood council in my district. Both the Department of Neighborhood......

Letters on Marc Cooper and Column Dave

Familiar FeudAs I read the various contemporary and lively pieces in L.A. Weekly's art issue ["Made in Los Angeles: The Art Issue," Jan. 11-17], I was saddened to find, buried in their midst, Marc Cooper still drudging up an over-a-decade-old feud directed at his lifelong adversary Bill Clinton ["The Battle......

Film Reviews

 GO AMERICAN GANGSTER As archetypal as its title, Ridley Scott’s would-be epic aspires to enshrine Harlem dope king Frank Lucas in Hollywood heaven. Denzel Washington plays Lucas as a combination of ruthless thug and gentlemanly striver. To balance the moral equation, Steven Zaillian’s script introduces police detective Richie Roberts (Russell Crowe),......

Film Reviews

 GO AMERICAN GANGSTER As archetypal as its title, Ridley Scott’s would-be epic aspires to enshrine Harlem dope king Frank Lucas in Hollywood heaven. Denzel Washington plays Lucas as a combination of ruthless thug and gentlemanly striver. To balance the moral equation, Steven Zaillian’s script introduces police detective Richie Roberts (Russell Crowe),......
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