December 28, 1991 |
It's the season of giving and "Lou Rawls Parade of Stars" arrives asking for donations for the United Negro College Fund. The six-hour telethon begins today at 6 p.m. on Channels 13 and 10, 5 p.m. on WGN. Bill Cosby, Chaka Khan and James Ingram are among those performing. Stand-up comedian Sinbad leads another parade of African-American entertainers tonight at 8 (7)(3)(42) in "Sinbad & Friends All the Way Live . . . Almost."
December 23, 2011
Today Jenna Bush Hager's trip to Africa; performance from "Jersey Boys. "(N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Dwyane Wade; the Philadelphia Boys Choir & Corale perform. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Rachael Ray J.R. Martinez. (N) 8 a.m. KCAL Live With Kelly Mark Consuelos. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Meryl Streep; Phyllida Lloyd; Mario Cantone; Joey McIntyre. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Talk Margaret Cho; Ross Cassidy and Jeffrey Alan Marks. (N)
October 9, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 7 - Oct. 13 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES Arrow: This new action drama, adapted from a DC Comics character, stars Stephen Amell as a billionaire playboy who returns home after five years as a shipwrecked castaway determined to right the wrongs of society in general and his past in particular. Paul Blackthorne, Katie Cassidy and David Ramsey also star (8 p.m. KTLA). Nature: Conservation ecologist Chris Morgan searches for the Siberian tiger in the season premiere (8 p.m. KOCE)
March 27, 2008 |
WHEN it comes to the Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival, it doesn't matter who you are; they've got you covered. There's Nafeesa Monroe's exploration of her multiracial identity in "Journey to Becoming a Super Woman," and Shyamala Moorty's complex and politically themed dance numbers such as "Balance," in which she marries Eastern and Western movements on alternate sides of her body.
February 17, 1989 |
In Keenen Ivory Wayans' "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka" (citywide), there's sometimes a light line between sendup and near-celebration. The movie is a satire of the early '70s blaxploitation action movies: all the "Shafts," "Black Caesars" and "Superflys" with their natty, super-masculine heroes, flamboyant pimps and murderous drug czars. Its most obvious model is 1980's "Airplane!" But, where the Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker "Airplane!"
May 29, 2008 |
Jobs ARE scarce. Water is even scarcer. Pollution, racial tensions and general poverty have transformed Los Angeles into a dystopian wasteland dotted by pockets of privilege. Sounds like a page right out of 2008, except for the fact that it was written back in 1993, as the setup for Octavia E. Butler's science fiction novel "Parable of the Sower," set in 2025. Writing at a time when there were few women writers and even fewer African American women in the sci-fi genre, the pathologically shy Butler produced a dozen novels and a handful of eerily prescient short stories before she died in 2006 at age 58. On Saturday, the second annual Leimert Park Book Fair will honor Butler, a Pasadena native, with a posthumous tribute.