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July 9, 2007 | Amy Kaufman, Times Staff Writer
"You," says Jenna Gavigan, shaking a quavering finger in the air and assuming the gravelly tone of Kirk Douglas, "you're a vixen." The 21-year-old actress is camped out next to her Ahi Three Ways salad, recounting the words the legendary Douglas dispensed her way after the opening of William Inge's "Come Back, Little Sheba" at Douglas' namesake theater in Culver City. The play tells the story of the disenchanted Lola (S.
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July 9, 2007 | Amy Kaufman, Times Staff Writer
"You," says Jenna Gavigan, shaking a quavering finger in the air and assuming the gravelly tone of Kirk Douglas, "you're a vixen." The 21-year-old actress is camped out next to her Ahi Three Ways salad, recounting the words the legendary Douglas dispensed her way after the opening of William Inge's "Come Back, Little Sheba" at Douglas' namesake theater in Culver City. The play tells the story of the disenchanted Lola (S.
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July 1, 2007 | Jenny Sundel
THE Hollywood Bowl kicked off its 86th season June 22 with aerial acrobatics, arias, fireworks, and a li'l Led Zeppelin, the latter courtesy of goofball Jack Black. The orchestra's founding director and Hall of Fame honoree 1. John Mauceri, right, gave Kirk Douglas a hand, as did the audience after the 90-year-old jokingly longed to be 86 again. A star-struck 2.
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February 26, 2010
Kyle Patrick Alvarez's totally captivating "Easier With Practice" is the kind of film that can make going to the movies so rewarding. This fresh and flawless adaptation of an autobiographical story by Davy Rothbart is a joy to behold. Its people are in their 20s, but what they experience is ageless, timeless and universal. With "The Hurt Locker" and several other key films before that, notably "Jarhead," Brian Geraghty emerges as an engaging actor of impressive range and depth and a winning understated manner.
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June 26, 2007 | Charles McNulty, Times Staff Writer
In case you're wondering why there haven't been many major revivals of William Inge's "Come Back, Little Sheba," two words should clear up the mystery: Shirley Booth. The performances she gave on Broadway in 1950 and on film in 1952 -- winning both a Tony and an Oscar -- sealed the deal. No reason for anyone to compete with that kind of blowsy perfection.
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June 24, 2007 | Irene Lacher, Special to The Times
SOME people would consider S. Epatha Merkerson the most fortunate kind of celebrity there is -- an anonymous one. The "Law & Order" star can ride the New York subway next to junkies of NBC's long-running and seemingly ubiquitous procedural crime show, and even though they know that they know her, they may not know why. "Hi, there," they say. "Hey," she says back. Two days later, it hits them that they've had a brush with intrepid police Lt. Anita Van Buren.
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