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October 3, 2012 | By David Ng
"Hands on a Hardbody," the new musical that debuted earlier this year at the La Jolla Playhouse, has set a March opening on Broadway. The folksy production, about a group of people competing to win a new truck, is set to officially open at the Brooks Atkinson Theater on March 21. The Brooks Atkinson is currently home to another show associated with the La Jolla company -- "Peter and the Starcatcher," which recently announced that it will close...
April 27, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
ON THE MOUND: Hyun-Jin Ryu had another rough day at Dodger Stadium. The left-hander was charged with six runs and nine hits over five innings. Ryu is 0-2 with an 11.08 earned-run average at Dodger Stadium. On the road, he is 3-0 with a 0.00 ERA. AT THE PLATE: Dee Gordon collected two more hits, raising his average to .353. He also stole his 13th base, which leads the major leagues. Gordon put the Dodgers in front, 1-0, in the first inning when he scored on a single by Adrian Gonzalez.
March 20, 2014 | By Leah Ollman
It's true that since Duchamp, at least, art has become as much an act of will as a product of the hand--and in some cases, only so, pure idea. The rise of the cerebral as generative force is part of what makes Rena Small's photographic portraiture project so powerful. Thirty years ago, Small, based in L.A., started to make pictures of artists' hands, and she continues still. All 248 pictures from her series to date are presented in a continuous grid at Angles. The show, a collaboration with Hinge Modern, is at once a who's-who chronicle of many of the great sensibilities of our time (writers and musicians in addition to visual artists)
April 26, 2014 | Kevin Baxter, Brian Bennett
Yasiel Puig's journey to Los Angeles - and riches with the Dodgers - is a serpentine tale of drug cartels, nighttime escapes and international human smuggling. Yet in the booming marketplace for Cuban ballplayers, it is far from unique. Since 2009, nearly three dozen have defected, with at least 25 of them signing contracts worth more than a combined $315 million. Many, like Puig, were spirited away on speedboats to Mexico, Haiti or the Dominican Republic. Once there, they typically were held by traffickers before being released to agents - for a price.
September 23, 1995
Given another opportunity to examine the wire photo of PLO's Yasser Arafat and Israel's Shimon Peres "holding hands" (via Norine Dresser's Multicultural Manners article Sept. 16), I was struck with an additional symbolism of this sign of enmity set aside": Peres firmly grasps the limp, hesitant palm of his new "friend." BETTE HENNING, Redondo Beach
September 9, 2009 | Michael Krikorian, Michael Krikorian covered street gangs and the LAPD for The Times. He recently completed his first crime novel, "The Southside of L.A.," and a children's book, "The Sunflower Who Loved the Moon."
Iwas at my girlfriend Nancy's home in Hancock Park. She was out with a friend, and her 15-year-old son, Oliver, and I had just finished eating our superb 10:30 p.m. dinner -- al pastor al pastor tacos from the truck on 3rd Street and Normandie. He had gone upstairs to go to bed. The next day would be the first day of school after summer vacation. I was watching a recorded episode of "Entourage" when Zeke, our golden retriever mix, got up and looked out the thick wood-and-glass front door.
June 19, 2013 | By Stephen Ceasar, Los Angeles Times
Present diploma. Smile. Shake hands. Repeat - 528 times. Over and over, Occidental College President Jonathan Veitch handed a diploma to a graduate and shook a hand. Some walked quickly across the stage while others moseyed - creating an accordion effect in the assembly line of hands he'd have to shake. By the last names beginning with B, he sighed deeply and wiped his brow. The sun now draped the amphitheater and his gown was growing heavy. His smile never wavered. Only 508 more hands to shake.
May 29, 2012 | By Chris Barton
Perhaps proving that time and tastes may change, but dreams of a free car are forever, the musical "Hands on a Hardbody" will make the leap from the West Coast to Broadway for the 2012-13 season. The La Jolla Playhouse production, which is based on S.R. Bindler and Kevin Morris' 1997 documentary of the same name, opened on May 12. It features a book by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Doug Wright of "I Am My Own Wife. " The musical is directed by Neil Pepe, who also directed "Speed-the-Plow" on Broadway in 2008, and in an additional bit of crossover appeal, features genre-hopping music by Phish guitarist Trey Anastacio and "Bring It On: The Musical's" Amanda Green.
April 10, 2009
August 18, 2009 | Dennis McLellan
Ed Reimers, the veteran television and commercial announcer with the deep, resonant voice who for more than two decades reassured viewers that "You're in good hands with Allstate," has died. He was 96. Reimers, an early on-air personality at KTTV-Channel 11 in Los Angeles in the 1950s, died Sunday of age-related causes at his daughter Kathryn R. Manning's home in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. For 22 years, beginning in 1957, Reimers was the TV spokesman for Allstate Insurance Co., memorably cupping his hands and delivering the company's famous slogan at the end of the commercials.
April 24, 2014 | By Sheri Linden
As in many a thriller, the helpful stranger in "The German Doctor" turns out to be a monster. In this case, he's no run-of-the-mill sadist but Josef Mengele, Auschwitz's Angel of Death, and he finds prime subjects for experimentation in an Argentine family. The drama by Lucía Puenzo, adapting her novel "Wakolda," is a credible imagining of a brief period in Mengele's South American exile. The what-if conceit is intriguing enough not to be undone by increasingly heavy-handed symbolism.
April 24, 2014 | By Robert Abele
A determined historical sweep masks a small-minded bid for easy outrage and heartstrings-pulling in the schematic World War II drama "Walking With the Enemy. " Set in 1944, when the war was essentially over for the Nazis but their reign of terror in occupied territories was still going strong, the movie focuses on the efforts of a young, displaced Hungarian Jew named Elek (Jonas Armstrong) to find his family after escaping from a camp, which turned into a concerted effort to save many Hungarian Jews.
April 23, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
Fountain Valley had its hitting attack in high gear on Wednesday, and No. 1 Huntington Beach was beaten by the Barons, 9-7, in a Sunset League game. Fountain Valley (14-6, 8-1) received three hits and four RBIs from Oregon-bound Daniel Patzlaff. Dan Rosica delivered a two-run double during a three-run fifth when Fountain Valley rallied from a 7-5 deficit. Huntington Beach (15-3, 8-2) received three hits from Cooper Moore. The two teams play again on Friday at Fountain Valley.
April 22, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
The left hand of Hanley Ramirez is just swell. Skeptical? Hey, ask him. “Normal,” Ramirez said. “I'm not complaining about anything. It is what it is right now.” Which is what, exactly? Not perfect, it seems. Maybe not close. Since Ramirez was hit on the hand in San Francisco on Wednesday by a Ryan Vogelsong fastball, he is one for 15 with five strikeouts. But he says the hand is fine, and when have we ever known an athlete to be less than truthful about an injury?
April 22, 2014
Re "The Resurrection's challenge," Opinion, April 20 Skid row soup-kitchen operator Jeff Dietrich's writing is always confrontational, annoying and inspiring. This article was true to form, only more so. I can't believe Dietrich feels that he has to measure up to the risen Christ. His work may be a lot of things, and it ain't easy. The description of the homeless man needing a bathroom in the early morning - whom Dietrich turned away, citing the fact that his facility wasn't open yet and prior experiences letting the homeless use his bathroom - was poignantly real.
April 21, 2014
Kevin Sharp Country singer scored a handful of hits after overcoming cancer Kevin Sharp , 43, a Northern California-reared country singer whose gentle tenor voice helped him score a handful of country hits in the late 1990s after winning a battle with cancer as a teenager, died Saturday at his mother's home in Fair Oaks, a Sacramento suburb. It wasn't the cancer that took his life but complications from a digestive system illness he developed in recent years and for which he underwent surgery about five years ago, his sister, Mary Huston, said.
July 16, 2005
Apparently rappers like Eminem and 50 Cent can get an audience, and critics like Robert Hilburn will write fawningly about how fabulous they are ["Out-Shadying Slim," July 13]. But is it absolutely necessary to print large pictures of both rappers with their hands grabbing at their crotch? No wonder the conservative right disdains the entertainment media. Marty Wilson Whittier
September 24, 2011 | By Judi Dash, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Attention, couch-surfers. The new Typillow from Accessory Workshop acts as a dedicated lap pillow for an iPad 2 (the original iPad won't fit in the integrated iPad slot) or, reversed, a real pillow for you. The 17-inch-square microsuede pillow is filled with featherweight beanbag-style beads that shift and adapt to the contour of your lap (or head or back). Perhaps a bit galumphy to schlep onto an airplane as carry-on, the Typillow may be worth stashing in checked luggage and is certainly a boon for car travel (passengers only, please)
April 16, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
SAN FRANCISCO - In the aftermath of his team's second defeat in as many days, Hanley Ramirez was smiling. His left hand wasn't broken. Ramirez was hit with a 90-mph fastball Wednesday, forcing him to depart early from the Dodgers' 2-1 loss to the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. X-rays on Ramirez's hand were negative. "You guys know me," Ramirez said. "If it feels good, I'll be in there tomorrow. " Ramirez was struck on a full-count pitch by Ryan Vogelsong in the seventh inning that prompted him to remove his helmet with his right hand and slam it on the ground.
April 16, 2014 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before losing the jet lag. The Skinny: I've watched the first four episodes of FX's "Fargo" and can recommend it. Now I want to see the movie again. Seems like Tuesday was light on hard news but we scraped together a Fix for you nonetheless. Today's stories include the latest on L.A. film production and NBC's efforts to build a digital programming space. Also, Oliver North gets to put his experience to work for FX's Cold War drama "The Americans. " Daily Dose: The Washington Post said Comcast's acquisition of Time Warner Cable should be approved by regulators.
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