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April 1, 1998 | CYNTHIA KELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
American blues musicians, from Muddy Waters on, have been lionized across the Atlantic far more than in their native country. Ditto jazz players such as Sidney Bechet. If Greg Proops' career is any indication, American comedians might be our next hot export. Proops, who opens a five-night run at the Irvine Improv tonight, finds himself trying to duplicate at home the success he has found overseas.
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May 7, 1999
"Whose Line Is It Anyway?" star Wayne Brady will host a music and comedy benefit Sunday with proceeds to go to the families of the shooting victims in Littleton, Colo. The 7-10 p.m. event, at the Hollywood Athletic Club, will also feature Brady's co-stars Brad Sherwood and Greg Proops, along with the improv troupe Houseful of Honkeys, the B-Movies Blues Band, percussionist Sheila E., actress Linda Blair, actor Wil Wheaton and recording artist Cherokee. Tickets are $25.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 7, 1999
"Whose Line Is It Anyway?" star Wayne Brady will host a music and comedy benefit Sunday with proceeds to go to the families of the shooting victims in Littleton, Colo. The 7-10 p.m. event, at the Hollywood Athletic Club, will also feature Brady's co-stars Brad Sherwood and Greg Proops, along with the improv troupe Houseful of Honkeys, the B-Movies Blues Band, percussionist Sheila E., actress Linda Blair, actor Wil Wheaton and recording artist Cherokee. Tickets are $25.
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April 1, 1998 | CYNTHIA KELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
American blues musicians, from Muddy Waters on, have been lionized across the Atlantic far more than in their native country. Ditto jazz players such as Sidney Bechet. If Greg Proops' career is any indication, American comedians might be our next hot export. Proops, who opens a five-night run at the Irvine Improv tonight, finds himself trying to duplicate at home the success he has found overseas.
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January 15, 2000
Radio personality Stephanie Miller and comedians Elvira Kurt, Greg Proops, Catherine Michon, Penelope Lombard and Sue Murphy will perform in "The Grrl Genius Club," a Tuesday benefit for Caring for Babies With AIDS. Alex Borstein of Fox's "Mad TV" will be the host of the 8 p.m. event, which takes place at the Hollywood Improv, 8162 Melrose Ave. Tickets are $12. Information: (323) 651-2583.
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October 18, 2012
Featuring the fast-moving wit of comedians Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Chip Esten and Jeff B. Davis, "Whose Live Anyway?" employs many of the games and tactics used by the hit TV show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" stretched over 90 minutes of improvised comedy and song based on audience suggestions. Come equipped with your best ideas and you might just find yourself onstage with the cast. Pepperdine University Smothers Theater, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. 7 and 9:30 p.m. Fri. $40-$65.
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January 20, 2000
What's happening the next few weeks: * "Notre Dame De Paris," a pop-rock adaptation of Victor Hugo's "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," opens Saturday at Paris Las Vegas Resort & Casino, 3655 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Indefinitely. $69.50. (888) 266-5687. * "David Cassidy at the Copa," a musical show with live orchestra and co-starring Sheena Easton, opened Tuesday in the Copacabana Showroom at the Rio Suite Hotel and Casino, 3700 W. Flamingo Road.
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June 29, 2000
IRVINE 7pm Pop Music Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead did a memorable tour together way back when, and now the sage and the psychedelic ones team again as Dylan and Dead guitarist Phil Lesh co-headline a string of Southland dates, starting tonight in Irvine. * Bob Dylan and Phil Lesh, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 8808 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine. 7 p.m. $21.50 to $41.50. (949) 855-2863; Friday at Seaside Park, Ventura County Fairgrounds, 7 p.m. $37.
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May 18, 2008 | Natalie Nichols, Special to The Times
Jon BRION'S last night at Largo was epic. The singer-songwriter's free-for-all Fridays at the tiny Fairfax Avenue nightclub had been drawing capacity crowds for more than a decade, but his May 2 show was historic: his final turn before owner Mark Flanagan closed up shop to move to a bigger space, the Coronet Theater on La Cienega Boulevard, which is due to open June 2 with a performance by Aimee Mann.
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