Have no fear, Los Angeles-area "Masterpiece" fans. You'll still be able to see your favorite mystery.
PBS announced Tuesday that KOCE-TV, the network's Orange County affiliate, will pick up Sunday airings of "Masterpiece" starting with this week's premiere of "Sherlock."
The move comes in the wake of KCET-TV announcing its departure from PBS effective Jan. 1 after battling network officials over dues and other issues. Even before it left the network, KCET had shuffled "Masterpiece" to Thursdays to make way for a Sunday movie night.
The venerable British drama series will continue to air Thursdays through the end of the year on KCET but now will also be seen Sundays on KOCE.
A young new music director
The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra on Tuesday named 28-year-old Krzysztof Urbanski of Poland as its new music director.
Urbanski will take charge of what is one of only 18 full-time orchestras in North America in September. He replaces Mario Venzago, who left in 2009 after a breakdown in contract talks.
Urbanski was named chief conductor of Norway's Trondheim Symphony Orchestra last year and has been guest conductor of orchestras throughout Europe and Japan.
Debuting at No.1: Twain
It's never too late: Mark Twain is back on the bestseller lists.
Pre-orders for the first of three planned volumes of his autobiography, released in full upon the centennial of Twain's death, have for the last few days placed the book in the top five of Barnes & Noble's bn.com and Amazon.com. It is outpacing new works by Ken Follett, John Grisham and Jon Stewart.
"The Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1" comes out Nov. 15 from the University of California Press, which already has increased the first printing from 50,000 copies to 75,000, the publisher said Tuesday.
The book is a highly unusual hit, not only
because it was written
so long ago but because the actual text is an assembly of remembrances, commentaries, newspaper clippings and journal entries. Twain had worked on his memoir for years and never finished it.
Vegas is its rightful home
First it was called "Come Fly With Me." Then it changed to "Come Fly Away." Its latest title is "Sinatra Dance With Me."
Whatever its name, Twyla Tharp's musical-dance celebration of Frank Sinatra is intended to be a high-energy crowd pleaser for fans of Old Blue Eyes. Its latest incarnation is set to open at the Wynn Las Vegas on Dec. 11 for a limited run through Jan. 29.
A spokeswoman for Wynn Las Vegas said that "Sinatra Dance With Me" is a shortened version of the Broadway production "Come Fly Away," which opened in March at the Marquis Theatre and closed in October.
The spokeswoman said the latest title change for the show is intended to help distinguish the Vegas version from the one that ran on Broadway.
Waking up with Coffey
Jay Coffey, a fixture on L.A. radio from 1977to 2005 — the bulk ofthat time as a DJ atoldies station KRTH-FM (101.1) — will return to the market on Monday as morning host at country music outlet KKGO-FM (105.1).
Since leaving KRTH, Coffey has worked in Seattle and San Francisco. At KKGO, he'll be paired on the weekday 6-10 a.m. show with Ginny Harman, who had been hosting solo.
—From a Times staff writer
Shankar concert: Ravi Shankar has postponed Wednesday's concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall, citing illness. Tickets will be honored when the performance is rescheduled, but a new date has not been scheduled.
Band leader: Jimmy Vivino, the former associate music director, arranger, guitarist and vocalist for "The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien" and "Late Night With Conan O'Brien," will step up to lead the band on O'Brien's new talk show, which premieres Nov. 8 on TBS.