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December 27, 1991 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Was ever there such an irresistible bit of blarney as "Hear My Song" (at the Music Hall)? Such an unalloyed joy is this Anglo-Irish comedy that it recalls the great Ealing classics of the '50s; one's only fear is that this four-star gem might get overlooked in the avalanche of blockbuster year-end releases. Micky O'Neil (Adrian Dunbar) is a skinny, brash young Irishman who runs Heartly's, a lovely old Deco nightclub catering to Liverpool's Irish.
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March 5, 1992 | DAVID GRITTEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The rehabilitation of Josef Locke, the Irish tenor whose tempestuous life forms the subject of the current movie "Hear My Song," is complete. Locke lived in enforced exile from Britain for several years because he owed substantial sums in back taxes. But he was the guest of honor at a royal premiere of the film in London Tuesday night, attended by Princess Diana. After the movie was screened, director Peter Chelsom introduced Locke to the audience, who gave him a standing ovation.
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March 5, 1992 | DAVID GRITTEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The rehabilitation of Josef Locke, the Irish tenor whose tempestuous life forms the subject of the current movie "Hear My Song," is complete. Locke lived in enforced exile from Britain for several years because he owed substantial sums in back taxes. But he was the guest of honor at a royal premiere of the film in London Tuesday night, attended by Princess Diana. After the movie was screened, director Peter Chelsom introduced Locke to the audience, who gave him a standing ovation.
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March 5, 1992 | DAVID GRITTEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The rehabilitation of Josef Locke, the Irish tenor whose tempestuous life forms the subject of the current movie "Hear My Song," is complete. Locke lived in enforced exile from Britain for several years because he owed substantial sums in back taxes. But he was the guest of honor at a royal premiere of the film in London Tuesday night, attended by Princess Diana. After the movie was screened, director Peter Chelsom introduced Locke to the audience, which gave him a standing ovation.
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March 5, 1992 | DAVID GRITTEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The rehabilitation of Josef Locke, the Irish tenor whose tempestuous life forms the subject of the current movie "Hear My Song," is complete. Locke lived in enforced exile from Britain for several years because he owed substantial sums in back taxes. But he was the guest of honor at a royal premiere of the film in London Tuesday night, attended by Princess Diana. After the movie was screened, director Peter Chelsom introduced Locke to the audience, which gave him a standing ovation.
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December 28, 1997 | Kevin Thomas
This 1991 Irish comedy, sassy, witty and often irresistible, is about a Liverpool entrepreneur (co-writer Adrian Dunbar) who sets himself the task of tracking down legendary Irish singer Josef Locke (Ned Beatty, pictured), who's been avoiding English gigs because of tax problems. Dunbar's Irish odyssey is full of impudent adventures, cantankerous cows and sarcastic delights, blarney in excelsis. Co-written and directed by Peter Chelsom (Friday Bravo at 5 and 10:05 p.m.).
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December 22, 1996 | Sean Mitchell, Sean Mitchell is a frequent contributor to Calendar
'What the hell happened to Ned Beatty?" someone asked during the intermission of "Show Boat" at the Music Center. The question, as phrased, was not a judgment but an exclamation of wonder. Beatty, the unapologetic redneck stock player from Kentucky who for more than 20 years has charmed moviegoers in the many guises of good ol' boys with a girth, suddenly is onstage at the Ahmanson minus about 50 pounds. And he's dancing. Whoa.
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December 26, 1999
Deaths reported from Jan. 1 through Dec. 22. For a more comprehensive list, visit the Calendar Web site at http://www.calendarlive.com. * Rolf Lieberman, led Paris, Hamburg operas, 88, Jan. 2 William Allyn, TV producer, 71, Jan. 3 Iron Eyes Cody, actor, environmentalist, 94, Jan. 4 Michel Petrucciani, jazz pianist, 36, Jan. 6 James Hammerstein, theater director, 67, Jan. 7 Harvey Miller, TV, film writer, 63, Jan. 8 Rick Bennewitz, TV director, 62, Jan.
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December 27, 1991 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Was ever there such an irresistible bit of blarney as "Hear My Song" (at the Music Hall)? Such an unalloyed joy is this Anglo-Irish comedy that it recalls the great Ealing classics of the '50s; one's only fear is that this four-star gem might get overlooked in the avalanche of blockbuster year-end releases. Micky O'Neil (Adrian Dunbar) is a skinny, brash young Irishman who runs Heartly's, a lovely old Deco nightclub catering to Liverpool's Irish.
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