May 27, 2011
SERIES Hooked: In this new episode, "Carp Invasion," scientists attempt to find out how Asian carp got to American waters and how to stop them, including underwater electric fences and shooting them in midair (6 p.m. National Geographic). Friday Night Lights: Vince (Michael B. Jordan) is caught in the middle of a power struggle between Coach Taylor (Kyle Chandler) and his father (Cress Williams) in this new episode (8 p.m. NBC). CSI: NY: John Larroquette guests in this repeat (9 p.m. CBS)
April 11, 2001 |
There are many fascinating social and personal dimensions to the story of the Buskaid Soweto String Project. Happily, for at least one anxious critic, they rest on a foundation of solid musical accomplishment. Never lost for long in a marathon love feast, Monday at Royce Hall, was a spirited concert that could be relished on purely artistic terms.
December 27, 1998
Movies "Hilary and Jackie" stars Emily Watson ("Breaking the Waves") as celebrated British cellist Jacqueline du Pre whose brilliant career was hampered by psychological problems and later multiple sclerosis. Rachel Griffiths (above, right, with Watson) plays Jackie's self-sacrificing sister Hilary. The film opens Wednesday at selected theaters.
August 13, 2009 |
The 15th Sarajevo Film Festival kicked off Wednesday, bringing such celebrities as Gillian Anderson and Mickey Rourke to an event born in a sandbag-protected basement during the Bosnian war. The Balkan region's most important film event now draws more than 100,000 people each year, a long way from its humble beginnings in a city roamed by snipers and blasted by mortar shells. This year's festival includes 232 films from 53 countries to be screened over nine days. It opened with "Tales From the Golden Age," a film by five Romanian directors including Cristian Mungiu, whose abortion drama "4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days" won the Palme d'Or at Cannes.
January 6, 1999 |
NBC woke up from New Year's Eve with a fourth-place hangover. The holiday's timing sent viewing of the network's top-rated Thursday programs tumbling, allowing CBS' Sunday lineup and Fox's "The X-Files" to push ahead in the weekly standings, based on results issued Tuesday by Nielsen Media Research. Many programs were still in rerun mode due to the holiday, which proved least damaging to CBS.
January 21, 1999 |
Singer-actor Meat Loaf, who will appear in the upcoming movie "Fight Club" with Edward Norton and Brad Pitt, has sold his Beverly Hills-area home, purchased a house in a canyon neighborhood and listed for sale a Beverly Hills house he bought last year. The Grammy-winning singer became one of the hottest character actors last year playing a bad guy in "Black Dog," Dennis Quaid's best friend in the TNT movie "Everything That Rises" and Gillian Anderson's husband in "The Mighty."
March 12, 2000
Concept: Premiere L.A. performance of "The Vagina Monologues" at the Wiltern Theater, plus an after-party at the Atlas Supper Club to benefit Step Up Women's Network. * The raves: "I was absolutely overwhelmed by the opening sentence: 'I come from the generation of "down there," ' " says "Ally McBeal's" Portia de Rossi, "because that's what my mother had always referred to her vagina and mine and everyone else's as."
December 16, 1998 |
Roughly a zillion years ago, before Harvey and Bob Weinstein were Harvey and Bob Weinstein, they had to sneak into the Palais at the Cannes Film Festival because they were clueless when it came to scoring tickets. "We were watching this incredible movie, and we were sort of on the steps, and all of a sudden a gendarme decided to remove us," Weinstein told the crowd Thursday at Miramax's premiere of "Playing by Heart." "And without missing a beat, the man on the aisle said, 'Leave them alone.'
November 29, 2001
all day Art In a body of work that defies conventional notions of how to make sculpture, Los Angeles artist Liz Larner fills rooms with wiry structures, constructs floor mats of leather and false eyelashes and assembles chunky masses of tiny aluminum and steel modules. Her mid-career survey, "Liz Larner," will explore 15 years of her creative output at the Museum of Contemporary Art. "Liz Larner," Museum of Contemporary Art, 250 S. Grand Ave., L.A. Sunday to March 10.