January 29, 2012
SUNDAY Make sure to watch the "18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards" — because if there were no actors, most movies and TV shows would be little more than 30 to 120 minutes of sets and scenery, and maybe a little music. (TBS, 5 p.m.; TNT, 5 and 7 p.m.) For a pastime famously dubbed "the sport of kings," horse racing certainly attracts its share of lowlifes, and Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman plays one of them in "Luck," a gritty new drama from Michael Mann and "Deadwood's" David Milch.
February 4, 2011 |
Kristian Hoffman doesn't step out much to play his own music, being a much-in-demand bandleader and collaborator with the likes of Rufus Wainwright, Ann Magnuson, Lydia Lunch, Klaus Nomi, Dave Davies and others. Once part of L.A. punk band the Mumps, Hoffman is one of L.A.'s great musical raconteurs and has had his hands in an eclectic grab bag of projects since the 1970s. But Friday night, the local treasure is moving to center stage to debut his new album, "FOP," a 17-song collection he describes as "orchestrated baroque glam psych," at the Steve Allen Theater.