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April 15, 2001
Re "Verdict In on High-Tech Courtroom Presentations," April 2. "Find Him Guilty" projected large and colorful on the courtroom wall. Ventura County prosecutors' bloated budget allows them to use the latest in high technology to exploit the synergy of entertainment and the lust to punish. We've seen this before. For a rather blunt but enlightening look at the punishment-entertainment correlation pick up a copy of the recently published book "Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America."
November 8, 2013 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
Microsoft Corp., looking to build anticipation for the new Xbox One video game console, emphasized the entertainment features of the device. The struggling Seattle technology giant has been positioning the successor to its Xbox 360 as an all-in-one entertainment system that will enable users to quickly switch from playing games to watching television to listening to music - and back again - by using their voice. "One of the goals we have for Xbox One is for it to be the games and entertainment system for people in their homes," Xbox Marketing Director Jose Pinero said as he demonstrated the new features this week in Venice.  ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll The Xbox One - scheduled to come out Nov. 22 - seeks to improve on the cumbersome electronic program guides and remote controls that people use to make viewing selections with a new type of navigation.  The Kinect controller recognizes a user when he or she enters the room, and it automatically fills the screen with that person's favorite channels, applications or games.
August 1, 2010 | By Beverly Beyette, Special to the Los Angeles Times
It's hard to argue with NCL's description of its Epic as "the world's largest floating entertainment venue." "The entertainment was superior to any other ship I've sailed on," said Harry Soileau, a retired Navy man living in Las Vegas and a six-time cruise-taker. Others echoed that sentiment. But if you're planning a cruise, book the shows ahead. Showrooms are on the small side, long waiting lines are not uncommon and top attractions such as Blue Man Group and Cirque Dreams and Dinner sell out quickly.
November 20, 2012 | By Richard Verrier
Robert Kleinhenz, chief economist with the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp., recently spoke with The Times about a new report on the entertainment industry's effect on the L.A. County economy. What was the purpose of the study? We know that the entertainment industry looms large on the world stage and that L.A. is the entertainment capital of the world. We said, 'Okay, how big is this industry?' This study was an effort to evaluate the size of the entertainment industry and to measure its impact on the L.A. economy in terms of jobs, income and taxes.
November 5, 2012 | By Greg Braxton
New York-based entertainment reporter Julie Chang will join Fox 11's "Good Day L.A. " as the morning show's entertainment reporter and anchor. Chang will join anchors Steve Edwards and Maria Sansone. Chang, who most recently worked for Fox-owned WNYW Fox 5, will also be the entertainment reporter for "Fox 11 Morning News. " Kevin Hale, vice president and general manager of KTTV Fox 11, said "Julie's spontaneous style and engaging manner will certainly be an asset to 'Good Day' and 'Fox 11 Morning News.' Her reporting goes beyond the predictable facts and interviews, taking viewers on a suspenseful ride, filled with genuine energy and a sense of humor all her own. " The hiring of Chang is the latest revamp in the newscast since the recent departures of co-anchors Dorothy Lucey and Jillian (Barberie)
July 8, 2013 | By Hugo Martin
Greyhound Lines, the bus service that launched nearly 100 years ago, is shifting into the 21st century by adding free onboard entertainment and wireless Internet services. The Dallas-based company announced Monday the launch of an onboard system that allows passengers to surf the Web, watch movies, listen to music and play games on their own electronic devices. The service is beginning on the company's premium Greyhound Express service between Dallas and Houston as a six-month pilot program, with an expansion to other areas expected later this year.
December 15, 2012 | By Joyce Smith
Just putting a price on a product and sticking it on a shelf is so old school. And with consumers buying more online each year, bricks-and-mortar retailers are working harder to add entertainment to their mix - from American Girl's scavenger hunts to the Art of Shaving's product demonstrations. These experiences are something consumers can't get from online shopping. "You can buy a product just about everywhere. They are trying to add a different element so it is not just about the product," said Wendy Liebmann, chief executive of WSL/Strategic Retail, a retail strategy firm in New York.
April 9, 2013
When John Cena beat The Rock in Wrestlemania 29 on Sunday night, it was big news for WWE fans. But just where should those fans go when trying to read about that news -- the sports pages or the entertainment section? Writers from around the Tribune Co. discuss which newspaper section should cover Wrestlemania. Feel free to join the discussion with a comment of your own. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times In a perfect world, Wrestlemania would be covered in the entertainment section, but this is far from a perfect world, so let's put it in the sports section.
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