December 10, 2002 |
It's hard to imagine what cabaret would have been like in Los Angeles during the last decade without J.D. Kessler, manager of the Cinegrill, and Tom Rolla, co-owner of the Gardenia. Parallel pillars of support for the music, they consistently use their venues to spotlight established artists and showcase new talent. They have been -- and continue to be -- major forces in creating a viable cabaret environment for the Southland.
July 12, 2010
UCLA Live recently canceled its well-regarded international theater festival, but Calabasas would like to point out that UCLA didn't have a lock on that concept. The city near the southwestern San Fernando Valley is holding its second annual California International Theatre Festival from July 17 to 25. The visiting companies aren't of the same stature as those that UCLA attracted, but they are diverse. The Orto-Da Theatre Group of Israel will perform its work "Stones," Theatre Newfoundland Labrador of Canada presents "Tempting Providence" by Robert Chafe, and Conor Lovett of Gare St Lazare Players Ireland will perform an adaptation of the Samuel Beckett short story "The End."
April 12, 2012
MOVIES Who needs Coachella when a weekend of stellar cinema awaits you at the TCM Classic Film Festival? This year's installment features a variety of beloved favorites — including "Cabaret," "The Searchers" and "Chinatown" — screened in A-list venues such as Grauman's Chinese Theatre and the Egyptian. TCM Classic Film Festival, locations, times and prices vary. Thu.-Sun. http://www.tcm.com/festival.
April 16, 1993 |
Dudley Moore is making his U.S. television series debut in a modestly amusing comedy about a popular New York cabaret performer whose indulgent singlehood is interrupted by the unexpected arrival of his testy teen-age son. CBS' "Dudley" premieres at 8:30 tonight on Channels 2 and 8, temporarily replacing "Major Dad," whose season has been completed. Divorced Dudley Bristol (Moore) is definitely a micro-dad, having paid scant attention over the years to his 14-year-old son, Fred (Harley Cross).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 1988
I am writing to you in response to your article "Some Neighbors Not Humoring Comedy Club's Request to Expand" (Feb 2). It pertains to the L.A. Cabaret's request to permit dancing in the lounge and increase the authorized seating capacity to the level as it was when I purchased the club and as it remained for over two years as approved by the city. In your second paragraph and throughout the article you report on the protest of the neighbors and the suggestion that they get no respect.
December 13, 2003
A group of us were shocked at the positive review of the schlock the Mark Taper Forum is offering audiences this month ("Likable 'Jazz' Gets in the Swing of Things," by Reed Johnson, Dec. 5). We were attracted to the show by the famous names of composer Cy Coleman, writer Larry Gelbart, lyricists Marilyn and Alan Bergman, choreographer Patricia Birch and director Gordon Davidson. What a waste of good talent. "Like Jazz" is a bland cabaret act -- not theater. Why pay major dollars for a Broadway show that should have been presented in an intimate club?
April 21, 1988 |
'Leila Diniz' Brazil, 1987, 100 minutes, 10:15 p.m . An ambitious attempt by film maker Luiz Carlos Lacerda to treat Diniz, the popular actress and cabaret star, as the brazen, uninhibited spirit of Brazil, deemed a threat by the military dictatorship. The film suggests that her censorship problems were smoothed over by a highly placed relative and that she had little concern for the fate of regime victims.
July 15, 2010
EVENTS Celebrate Bastille Day with nearly 20,000 revelers at what is being dubbed the largest French celebration in the United States. The 23rd annual Santa Barbara French Festival promises fun for the whole family, including food, wine, wandering mimes and three stages of non-stop music, cabaret and dance performances. Oak Park, 300 W. Alamar, Santa Barbara. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Free. (805) 564-7274. http://www.frenchfestival.com.