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May 13, 2002 | Natalie Nichols
Welsh singer-songwriter and pianist Judith Owen entertained her Friday audience at the Getty Center with a whip-smart mix of observations about romance, comments on her wide-ranging influences and endearing banter that neatly underscored her playfully self-given tag: cerebral rock chick. Truthfully, she sounded more like a pop-jazz-soul chick during the free 90-minute concert, held in the Harold M. Williams Auditorium as part of the Getty's eclectic weekly performance series.
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August 28, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
Streamland is a series of blog posts on Show Tracker devoted to examining TV shows and shorts made exclusively for a streaming audience. As more and more viewers watch programming on smartphones, tablets and laptops, Streamland will work to highlight interesting and unique offerings from all corners of the digital universe. Please feel free to drop me tips at jessica.gelt@latimes.com It was only a matter of time before TLC's cult hit reality series "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" met its match in a parallel universe of satire.
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December 13, 2012
Join actor-comedian Harry Shearer ("The Simpsons," "Le Show") and his wife, singer-songwriter and humorist Judith Owen, for an irreverent night of holiday laughs and catchy music that will have you singing along. Special guests include Richard Thompson, Julia Fordham, "Weird Al" Yankovic, C.J. Vanston, Jane Lynch and more. Largo, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. Fri. 8 p.m. $50. (310) 855-0350; http://www.largo-la.com. For the Record : An earlier version of this item indicated that Katey Sagal, Michael McKean and Annette O'Toole would be part of this show.
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December 13, 2012
Join actor-comedian Harry Shearer ("The Simpsons," "Le Show") and his wife, singer-songwriter and humorist Judith Owen, for an irreverent night of holiday laughs and catchy music that will have you singing along. Special guests include Richard Thompson, Julia Fordham, "Weird Al" Yankovic, C.J. Vanston, Jane Lynch and more. Largo, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. Fri. 8 p.m. $50. (310) 855-0350; http://www.largo-la.com. For the Record : An earlier version of this item indicated that Katey Sagal, Michael McKean and Annette O'Toole would be part of this show.
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May 27, 2007 | Randy Lewis, Times Staff Writer
ON a soggy afternoon under a steel gray sky during the annual Jazz & Heritage Festival here earlier this month, singer and songwriter Judith Owen was full tilt into her performance, engaged in witty banter between songs with a small crowd of onlookers made up of the devoted, the curious and the oblivious. Seated in front of a dazzling red baby grand piano, she quipped after a particularly intense ballad that she was ready to spark things up a bit.
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August 28, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
Streamland is a series of blog posts on Show Tracker devoted to examining TV shows and shorts made exclusively for a streaming audience. As more and more viewers watch programming on smartphones, tablets and laptops, Streamland will work to highlight interesting and unique offerings from all corners of the digital universe. Please feel free to drop me tips at jessica.gelt@latimes.com It was only a matter of time before TLC's cult hit reality series "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" met its match in a parallel universe of satire.
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August 27, 2012 | By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times
You can't blame Harry Shearer for feeling a twinge of regret just before the release of his latest satirical album of topical songs, "Can't Take a Hint. " "Pussy Riot and 'legitimate rape' in the news in the same week?" Shearer said, his eyes widening in disbelief as he leaned back into a love seat on the enclosed porch of his longtime home near the beach in Santa Monica. "I feel a little cheated. " But like anyone who's ever worked on an album - or any creative endeavor, for that matter - he also appreciates the pragmatic wisdom of Leonardo da Vinci's famous observation that "Art is never finished, only abandoned.
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December 10, 2009
Comedy mainstay and KCRW-FM host Harry Shearer and his wife, singer Judith Owen , host their "Holiday Sing-A-Long," featuring Julia Fordham , Christopher Guest , Jane Lynch , "Weird Al" Yankovic and pianist C.J. Vanston (plus surprise guests), an evening filled with tunes and irreverent wit. Come at 6 p.m. for a no-host bar and appetizers. All proceeds go to KCRW. The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica. 7 p.m. Sunday. $50 to $75 (sold out).www.kcrw.com/events/holiday-sing-a-long.
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March 3, 1995 | SANDY MASUO
In contrast to Wednesday's Grammy ceremonies, the ACLU of Southern California's third annual "Banned Together" benefit to fight music censorship transpired the same night in the low-key poshness of the LunaPark club. Though all the performances were heartfelt, the Foremen's boisterous satire and John Doe's powerful portraits of disaffection rooted in his punk past were particularly appropriate at a celebration of freedom of expression. The Foremen got the evening off to a rousing start.
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December 25, 2010
"Holiday Sing-Along": A Dec. 17 Calendar article about the "Holiday Sing-Along" at Disney Hall said that David Prather created a version of "The Twelve Days of Christmas," during which sections of the audience stand and sing different verses, for a 2006 holiday singalong and concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall. This was not the first such performance of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" at Disney Hall. The first section-by-section version was created and led by singer-songwriter Judith Owen when she and her husband, actor and writer Harry Shearer, hosted a holiday singalong there in 2005.
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August 27, 2012 | By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times
You can't blame Harry Shearer for feeling a twinge of regret just before the release of his latest satirical album of topical songs, "Can't Take a Hint. " "Pussy Riot and 'legitimate rape' in the news in the same week?" Shearer said, his eyes widening in disbelief as he leaned back into a love seat on the enclosed porch of his longtime home near the beach in Santa Monica. "I feel a little cheated. " But like anyone who's ever worked on an album - or any creative endeavor, for that matter - he also appreciates the pragmatic wisdom of Leonardo da Vinci's famous observation that "Art is never finished, only abandoned.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 10, 2009
Comedy mainstay and KCRW-FM host Harry Shearer and his wife, singer Judith Owen , host their "Holiday Sing-A-Long," featuring Julia Fordham , Christopher Guest , Jane Lynch , "Weird Al" Yankovic and pianist C.J. Vanston (plus surprise guests), an evening filled with tunes and irreverent wit. Come at 6 p.m. for a no-host bar and appetizers. All proceeds go to KCRW. The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica. 7 p.m. Sunday. $50 to $75 (sold out).www.kcrw.com/events/holiday-sing-a-long.
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May 27, 2007 | Randy Lewis, Times Staff Writer
ON a soggy afternoon under a steel gray sky during the annual Jazz & Heritage Festival here earlier this month, singer and songwriter Judith Owen was full tilt into her performance, engaged in witty banter between songs with a small crowd of onlookers made up of the devoted, the curious and the oblivious. Seated in front of a dazzling red baby grand piano, she quipped after a particularly intense ballad that she was ready to spark things up a bit.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 13, 2002 | Natalie Nichols
Welsh singer-songwriter and pianist Judith Owen entertained her Friday audience at the Getty Center with a whip-smart mix of observations about romance, comments on her wide-ranging influences and endearing banter that neatly underscored her playfully self-given tag: cerebral rock chick. Truthfully, she sounded more like a pop-jazz-soul chick during the free 90-minute concert, held in the Harold M. Williams Auditorium as part of the Getty's eclectic weekly performance series.
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December 25, 2004 | Steve Hochman, Special To The Times
In a dapper, 1940s-styled charcoal suit and fedora, Keb' Mo' didn't look like Santa Claus on stage Thursday at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. But he did bring a bountiful bag of North Pole blues and funk for a concert capping the facility's eclectic preholiday series. The veteran Compton-raised singer-guitarist, however, left what could have been his best gift back in the workshop. Keb' Mo' (real name: Kevin Moore) almost entirely ignored his latest album, "Peace ... Back by Popular Demand."
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November 16, 2000
11:30am Parade If the Tournament of Roses Parade is the epitome of elegance and good taste, Pasadena's Doo Dah Parade is its inverse: an event at which participants are encouraged to deliver wicked parody and irreverent satire. For the 24th year, the Doo Dah Parade will present a motley crew of anti-establishment rogues.
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