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January 18, 2004
Andrew Lloyd Webber's the Phantom of the Opera. Joel Schumacher directs the long-awaited-by-fans adaptation of the colossally successful stage musical about the maimed musician (Gerard Butler) and his obsession with a singer (Emmy Rossum). Warner Bros., December. Bride and Prejudice. Jane Austen done up Bollywood-style in "Bend it Like Beckham" director Gurinder Chadha's globally inspired musical. With Aishwarya Rai and Martin Henderson. Miramax, TBA. De-lovely.
January 4, 2004 | Tom Petruno, Times Staff Writer
A year ago, it was easier for many investors to imagine any number of disaster scenarios for the economy and financial markets than the possibility that things might work out OK. Things worked out more than just OK in 2003, of course, as evidenced by the fastest economic growth in 20 years and a 25.3% rise in the Dow Jones industrial average. Now, the outlook is decidedly more optimistic on Wall Street and elsewhere.
January 1, 2004 | Suzanne Muchnic; Chris Pasles; Diane Haithman; Mark Swed; Lewis Segal; Randy Lewis; Kevin Crust; Robin Rauzi; Kevin Bronson
When it comes to entertainment, we live in the land of plenty. To start the new year right, we offer for your consideration 52 reasons to celebrate 2004. Culled from across the region's film, dance, music, art, sports and cultural landscape, we've narrowed the field.
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