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January 18, 2002 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES THEATER WRITER
If Monday is the dreariest day of your week, and if Sept. 11 still has you down, Jenifer Lewis is offering an irreverent pick-me-up, "Now What?," Mondays at the Tiffany Theater. The mention of Sept. 11 in a description of Lewis' latest show may sound incongruous. But Lewis manages to create stylish entertainment out of her reactions to what happened that day. Or at least her supposed reactions.
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January 18, 2002 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES THEATER WRITER
If Monday is the dreariest day of your week, and if Sept. 11 still has you down, Jenifer Lewis is offering an irreverent pick-me-up, "Now What?," Mondays at the Tiffany Theater. The mention of Sept. 11 in a description of Lewis' latest show may sound incongruous. But Lewis manages to create stylish entertainment out of her reactions to what happened that day. Or at least her supposed reactions.
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October 19, 1993 | LYNELL GEORGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What becomes a diva most? Well, Jenifer Lewis with an imperious tilt of the chin, and deadly sidelong glance, has sharpened her snappy retort. It doesn't simply cut, but shimmers: "A diva is someone who pretends to know who they are. . . ," Lewis intones, milking the diva's premier trump card--the haughty pregnant pause--"and looks fabulous doing it." So during her one-woman show, "The Diva Is Dismissed," it's no surprise that by the time Lewis unleashes a whirlwind wrap-up of her nine-year cabaret career, coquettishly eking out the most resonant refrain from "Misty" ("I'm as helpless as a kitten up a tree . . ."
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October 19, 1993 | LYNELL GEORGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What becomes a diva most? Well, Jenifer Lewis with an imperious tilt of the chin, and deadly sidelong glance, has sharpened her snappy retort. It doesn't simply cut, but shimmers: "A diva is someone who pretends to know who they are. . . ," Lewis intones, milking the diva's premier trump card--the haughty pregnant pause--"and looks fabulous doing it." So during her one-woman show, "The Diva Is Dismissed," it's no surprise that by the time Lewis unleashes a whirlwind wrap-up of her nine-year cabaret career, coquettishly eking out the most resonant refrain from "Misty" ("I'm as helpless as a kitten up a tree . . ."
ENTERTAINMENT
January 18, 2002
On F37: "Dog Mouth" (starring Stephen Davies, left, as a murderous hobo) proves both a homecoming and a departure for playwright John Steppling. Plus reviews of Jenifer Lewis' irreverent revue "Now What?," "A Few Gay Men" and more.
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November 27, 1987 | DEBORAH CAULFIELD, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Move over Judge Wapner, you're about to see some judicial TV competition of the feminine persuasion. Jenifer Lewis has been appointed to the bench in "Love Court," a new syndicated half-hour series to premiere in September, 1988. Lewis, an actress, will dispense opinions to couples wrangling over romantic problems. The series is described as a comedy takeoff on TV's "Divorce Court," "People's Court," "Superior Court" and "Love Connection."
ENTERTAINMENT
September 19, 1997
Jason Alexander, David Gaines, Christine Ebersole, Andrea Martin, Bruce Vilanche and others are scheduled to take part in "David Zippel & Friends," Sept. 29 at 8 p.m. at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. Others scheduled to take part in the performance, which will feature work by Tony Award-winning lyricist Zippel ("Hercules," "City of Angels"), include Jodi Benson, Karla DeVito, Karen Fineman, Linda Hart, Jason Graae, Jenifer Lewis, David Pomeranz and Roz Ryan. Tickets are $50 and $100.
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October 9, 1999
The Minority AIDS Project will hold a benefit concert Sunday as part of an effort to help fight the spread of HIV and AIDS among African American women and Latinas. The concert will culminate a series of workshops taking place during the organization's Wholeness and Wellness Week. Set at the Wyndham Hotel on Century Boulevard, the workshops are aimed at reaching women with a message of prevention.
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November 17, 1993 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Once on This Island," the touring Caribbean-flavored musical, won four of the NAACP's annual Theatre Awards on Monday, including best play in the category that covers larger productions. Long Beach Civic Light Opera's production of "Into the Woods" also won four awards in the larger production categories. Charlayne Woodard's one-woman "Pretty Fire" won best play among the smaller productions.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 1993 | T.H. MC CULLOH
In "The Diva Is Dismissed," at the Hudson Backstage, Jenifer Lewis says a New York critic crowned her the "Queen of Camp Cabaret." The title is deserved, and not just in its obvious meaning.
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May 22, 1991 | DON HECKMAN
"Divas: Simply Singing!," a benefit Sunday for the Minority AIDS Project at the Masonic Temple, was a virtual love feast of warm, affectionate interaction between a collection of female performers who clearly savored each other's work. With a cast that included 29 vocalists and brief turns from comedians like Marsha Warfield, it was inevitable that the evening move in fits and starts, with predictable technical problems.
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May 20, 2001 | Patt Diroll
"My life was money, men and champagne--not always in that order--until I got a little girl named Charmaine eight years ago," said actress Jenifer Lewis in describing her experience as a Big Sister. Lewis was among those honored with a Woman of Achievement Award on behalf of Big Sisters of Los Angeles Professional Associates. Co-star of Lifetime television's "Strong Medicine," Lewis says her love for Charmaine, now 13, has "changed her life."
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