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November 25, 2013 | By Mike Boehm
One of Barack Obama's most heartfelt moments as president and the vitriol of online bigots contributed to director Sheldon Epps' decision to put a new twist on "12 Angry Men" at the Pasadena Playhouse. Using casting as a bullhorn, he's turned the mid-1950s chestnut about tense deliberations in a jury room into a forum on black-white relations. The Obama moment that inspired Epps, the playhouse's longtime artistic director, was the president's speech last July after the acquittal of Trayvon Martin's killer.
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November 23, 2013
Now he gets it Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni , on what it's like to be around swingman Nick Young : "He has a great personality, he's fun and he's always laughing, he's always up. Plus he's playing defense, which even makes his jokes a little funnier. " A vintage whine Dallas veteran guard Vince Carter , on his exchanges with Houston's Dwight Howard about complaining to referees during the Mavericks' comeback victory over the Rockets: "He always talks about how I'm a crybaby.
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November 21, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Free-agent left-hander Jason Vargas, whom the Angels hoped to retain this winter, has agreed to terms with the Kansas City Royals on a four-year, $32-million contract. The average annual value of Vargas' deal ($8 million) is actually pretty reasonable for a pitcher of his stature and experience and less than the $8.5 million Vargas made last season with the Angels. The Angels, according to a person familiar with the negotiations, offered Vargas a three-year deal for about $24 million, but they were not willing to go to four years.
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November 18, 2013 | By David Wharton
PGA Tour star Jason Day has confirmed that eight of his relatives -- including his grandmother -- died in Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. "I am deeply saddened," Day said in a statement released by the Tour. "My family and I are thankful for all who have reached out with their prayers and concern. " Day's immediate family migrated from the Philippines to Australia 30 years ago, but many relatives still lived around the city of Tacloban in the Leyte province that was hit hard by the storm.
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November 15, 2013 | Bry Broderick Turner
When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 980, 1330. Records: Clippers 6-3, Nets 2-5 before Friday's games. Record vs. Nets (2012-13): 1-1. Update: The Clippers have five players on the Western Conference All-Star ballot releasedFriday: Guards Chris Paul, J.J. Redick and Jamal Crawford, forward Blake Griffin and center DeAndre Jordan. The Nets, with new Coach Jason Kidd and a veteran, star-studded roster, were last in the Atlantic Division before Friday.
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November 4, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
The Angels, as expected, did not extend a one-year, $14.1-million qualifying offer to pitcher Jason Vargas by Monday's deadline, so they will not receive draft-pick compensation if the free-agent left-hander signs elsewhere. Monday's decision does not preclude the Angels from pursuing a multi-year deal with Vargas, who had a 9-8 record and 4.02 earned-run average in 24 starts during an injury-plagued 2013 season, and there appears to be interest in such a deal on both sides. But beginning Tuesday, Vargas can negotiate with all 30 teams.
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November 1, 2013 | By Susan King
In 1961, Disney songwriting stalwarts Robert and Richard Sherman struggled with adding tunes to the "Mary Poppins" screenplay. Oh, they had plenty of ideas - some Oscar-winning ones, as it turned out. But the process of persuading the story's author that the songs would serve the material was a grueling one. That long and aggravating attempt to take "Mary Poppins" from the written page to the big screen is at the heart of "Saving Mr. Banks," a...
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October 31, 2013 | By Inkoo Kang
"Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I'm 64?" sang a twentysomething Paul McCartney in his semi-confrontational love song, an interrogation of romantic commitment through the trials of physical decay. For Jason DaSilva, the documentary filmmaker behind "When I Walk," McCartney's question is neither abstract nor remote. Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at age 25 and robbed of his mobility and motor skills in a frighteningly short spell, DaSilva can't help asking his girlfriend over a bowl of noodles whether she'll feed him when he can't hold a spoon anymore.
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October 31, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
The Angels have only one free agent, pitcher Jason Vargas, and they have until 2 p.m. Monday to decide whether to extend a one-year, $14.1-million qualifying offer to the left-hander who went 9-8 with a 4.02 earned-run average in 24 starts during an injury-plagued 2013 season. The Angels are not expected to make that offer because it would push them up against the $189-million luxury tax threshold for 2014, but that wouldn't preclude them from pursuing a multiyear deal with Vargas, who has expressed a desire to remain in Anaheim.
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October 31, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez and Mike DiGiovanna
A dozen Dodgers became free agents Thursday, including second baseman Mark Ellis, whose $5.75-million option for 2014 was declined by the team. Ellis, 36, was a finalist for the Gold Glove but became expendable when the Dodgers signed Cuban import Alexander Guerrero this month to a four-year, $28-million contract. Ellis could still return to the Dodgers if he is willing to accept a reduced role, as the Dodgers would like to re-sign him in case Guerrero isn't ready to play in the major leagues on opening day. Guerrero, 26, will be playing in the United States for the first time.
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