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September 19, 2011
The Early Show (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Kendra Wilkinson; Eddie Cibrian; Mike Lupica; Nick Lachey; Giuliano Hazan. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Demi Lovato; Rachael Ray; "Dancing With the Stars. " (N) 7 a.m. KABC Rachael Ray A star-studded hour of surprises. (Season Premiere) (N) 8 a.m. KCAL Live With Regis and Kelly Tom Selleck; Eddie Cibrian; Lawrence Zarian. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Jermaine Jackson; Emily Van Camp; 'Newsies"; Alan Menken; Michael Symon.
March 29, 1992
June 22, 1989 | MARK CHALON SMITH
The Resident Theatre Company doesn't do anything especially original with "Little Shop of Horrors"--it's all infused with the usual doo-wop pep, and the characters--from nerdy Seymour to sweet, weak Audrey--are all in place. But the familiar is performed with colorful confidence. Director Mary Bettini has brought a spoofy show featuring a lively cast and one hungry mother of a house plant--Audrey II--to the Muckenthaler Cultural Center's outdoor stage in Fullerton. Audrey II bellows just as it is supposed to, and everybody else keeps pace with its appetite for misadventure.
March 24, 1996
THE BIG 8 Picture Kenneth Turan: Apollo 13 Kevin Thomas: Apollo 13 Hollywood Consensus: Apollo 13 Actress Kenneth Turan: Susan Sarandon (Dead Man Walking) Kevin Thomas: Susan Sarandon Hollywood Consensus: Susan Sarandon Actor Kenneth Turan: Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas) Kevin Thomas: Nicolas Cage Hollywood Consensus: Nicolas Cage Supporting Actress Kenneth Turan: Kate Winslet (Sense and Sensibility) Kevin Thomas: Joan Allen (Nixon) Hollywood Consensus: Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite)
July 7, 1995 | T. H. McCULLOH
The most important ingredient in any production of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's "Little Shop of Horrors" is its star, Audrey II, the plant that thrives on humans. In the case of Yorba Linda Civic Light Opera's production, Audrey II has been provided by Eckmann Stage and Technical, which also supplied the set.
May 14, 1995 | Kenneth Turan
This 1992 Disney release is a film of wonders. To see it is to be the smallest child, open-mouthed at the screen's sense of magic, as well as the most knowing adult, eager to laugh at some surprisingly sly humor. This Arabian Nights tale expands both the visual boundaries of mainstream animation and its possibilities for extravagant humor. And it gives Robin Williams what just may be the role of a lifetime.
After a long month away, the Los Angeles Philharmonic returned to its summer place last week, just in time, in four performances of three programs, to close the 71st Hollywood Bowl season. The final program, given Friday and Saturday nights, featured guest conductor John Williams and violinist Alexander Treger in a mixed pops agenda apparently chosen for variety rather than unity.
June 21, 1996 | JEAN ROSENBLUTH
Some records deserve a certain amount of indulgence from the casual listener because their popular appeal derives from the very qualities that make them artistically suspect: overly dramatic performances and no patience for any musical effect more complex than the snappiest fillip. These include children's records, movie scores and soundtracks, and anything by Michael Bolton.
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