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.
January 17, 2011
'Cabaret' Joel Grey won a supporting actor Tony for the 1966 Broadway production of "Cabaret" as the malevolent Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub and the supporting actor Oscar for Bob Fosse's celebrated 1972 film version. 'Dancing With the Stars' Grey's daughter, Jennifer, not only won season 11 last fall of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars," she also was nominated for a Golden Globe as Frances "Baby" Houseman in the 1987 favorite, "Dirty Dancing. " Mickey Katz Grey's father, Mickey Katz, was a renowned clarinetist but was best loved for his musical parodies, such as "Duvid Crockett," "Borscht Riders in the Sky" and "Barber of Schlemiel.
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.