"Never Been Kissed" focuses on geeky but talented Chicago Sun-Times copy editor Drew Barrymore, above with David Arquette. Her reporting ambitions draw her an assignment forcing her to relive a painful period of her life: go undercover at a high school to report on today's teens. Opens wide Friday.
The misadventures of a group of young people collide in L.A.'s raucous underground scene in the comedy "Go," featuring Sarah Polley, Katie Holmes, Desmond Askew, Taye Diggs, Scott Wolf and Jay Mohr. Opens wide Friday.
The daredevil dancing gymnasts of Jacques Heim's locally based Diavolo Dance Theatre, above right, perform on a constantly rocking floor high above the stage in the premiere of "Trajectoire," on a six-part program Saturday in Marsee Auditorium at El Camino College in Torrance. The company also appears at Pepperdine University in Malibu on April 16.
Alanis Morissette's new album hasn't been the blockbuster some were anticipating, but one thing's for sure--she's not afraid of competition. On a tour that comes to the Arrowhead Pond on Tuesday and the Universal Amphitheatre on Wednesday, Morissette, above, will be following the Grammy-nominated Garbage and its formidable frontwoman, Shirley Manson.
Tenor-saxophonist Sam Rivers has been a giant of avant-garde jazz since the mid-1960s, when he had a short stint with Miles Davis. He makes a rare L.A. appearance this week, performing with his trio at Catalina's on Tuesday through next Sunday.
A survey of paintings by veteran San Diego artist Richard Allen Morris, curated by John Baldessari, James Hayward and Denise Spampinato, opens Thursday at Chac Mool Gallery.
After an absence of five years, beloved American pianist Murray Perahia returns here, in recital at Royce Hall, UCLA, Saturday night. For his latest Southern California visit--he has been appearing here since 1974--Perahia plays Bach's Fifth English Suite and three sonatas.
Cinderella dreams of a dashing Royal Air Force pilot as bombs fall on London, in the American premiere of Matthew Bourne's World War II-era "Cinderella," with music by Prokofiev. Adam Cooper is the pilot. Opens Wednesday at the Ahmanson Theatre.
"American History X" boasts a riveting, Oscar-nominated performance from Edward Norton as a former Nazi skinhead who tries to save his brother (Edward Furlong) from the movement. It debuts Tuesday on home video.