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June 17, 1990 | DAVID GRITTEN
"King," the troubled and controversial $4 million musical based on the life of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., has closed less than two months after opening here at a West End theater. The musical, from which two successive writers and two directors departed before its opening, aroused the anger of one of its lyricists--the writer, poet and black history professor Maya Angelou, who disassociated herself from the show because of the way King was portrayed.
April 25, 2014 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
"Moone Boy" (Hulu). Tall and shaggy Chris O'Dowd, whom you may have seen in "The IT Crowd," "Bridesmaids," "Girls" or Christopher Guest's dear departed "Family Tree" -- or even possibly on Broadway, where he is now playing opposite James Franco in a revival of "Of Mice and Men" -- is back with a second season of his delightful Irish-made, Hulu-hosted series, "Moone Boy. " Written with Nick Vincent Murphy, it is a memory piece -- the year as we...
February 14, 2009 | Helene Elliott
VS. EDMONTON Time: 1 p.m. On the air: TV: FS West. Radio: 1150. Where: Staples Center. Records: Kings 24-22-7, Oilers 27-23-4. Record vs. Oilers: 1-0-1. Update: After winning the last four of a five-game trip, the Kings returned home Thursday to be stymied by the Flames and a strong performance by goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff. After today, the Kings have only nine home games left.
April 16, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
Maybe it took going to Sochi for the Winter Olympics and getting out of the grinding day-to-day NHL routine to get a slightly different look at the abilities of goalie Jonathan Quick. After all, Kings captain Dustin Brown has been there through the evolution of Quick's career, starting when Quick was one of seven goalies to play for the Kings in the rough 2007-08 season and hitting the top rung when the Kings won the Stanley Cup in 2012 with Quick as the playoff most valuable player.
February 3, 2009 | Helene Elliott
Time: 4:30 PST. On the air: Radio: 1150. Where: Scotiabank Place. AT OTTAWA Records: Kings 20-21-7, Senators 17-24-7. Record vs. Senators (2007-08): 1-0-0. Update: The Kings haven't won in Ottawa since Nov. 11, 2002, playing there only once in that span because of the NHL's unbalanced schedule. Forward Oscar Moller (fractured clavicle) participated in his first practice with contact since his injury, but it's not clear when he will return.
Surrounded by happy teammates, autograph-seeking admirers and the media in the Kings' dressing room Monday afternoon, Luc Robitaille could only shake his head in wonder. "Two months ago," he said, "we were bums." Two months ago? How about two weeks ago? The team was still worried about making the playoffs at that point, the coach was worried about losing his job and Wayne Gretzky was worried enough about his own game to hint at early retirement. Ancient history.
October 18, 1985 | CHRIS BAKER
The Kings play their first road game of the season tonight against the Vancouver Canucks (2-2-1) at 7:30 p.m. (KLAC). The Kings won their first game after three losses, beating the New York Rangers, 4-3, Wednesday night. The Canucks defeated the Kings, 6-5, last week in their season opener at the Forum and have a two-game unbeaten streak that includes a win over the New York Islanders.
March 5, 1986 | CHRIS BAKER
Free-agent center Bob Mongrain will make his debut for the Kings tonight when they try to snap a four-game losing streak against the Edmonton Oilers. Mongrain, signed by the Kings last week, has played this season in Switzerland. Before that he played 70 games over the last five seasons for the Buffalo Sabres.
October 5, 1986 | JULIE CART
The Kings, struggling to the end of their topsy-turvy exhibition season, will play host to the Calgary Flames in their final game tonight at 7:35 at the Forum. The Kings (2-5) have been running hot and cold thus far. Friday night's 9-7 loss to Winnipeg didn't help define the problem. That game was marred by 35 penalties and several fights. Calgary (6-0-1) has all of its strength back from the team that reached the Stanley Cup final last season.
March 26, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
PITTSBURGH - When the Kings wrap up their three-game, four-day trip Thursday against Pittsburgh, they'll also finish the non-conference portion of their schedule. They might not want it to end because they've had such success against the East this season, at 20-8-3. Among West teams, only San Jose (21-7-4) and St. Louis (21-5-2) have more wins against the East. But playing exclusively within the West means less travel, and that's always welcome. After Thursday, the Kings will have eight games remaining, four against teams currently holding playoff spots and four against non-playoff teams.
March 25, 2014 | Helene Elliott
WASHINGTON - Every sign pointed to the Kings losing to the Capitals on Tuesday, and they could have trotted out the cliched but reasonable excuse of lacking energy at the end of a back-to-back sequence on the road, against a team desperate to make the playoffs. They didn't settle for a respectable defeat. If the Kings go far in the playoffs - and their 5-4 shootout victory made that seem distinctly possible - it will be because they've shown they're capable of blending poise, determination and scoring into a potent mix. BOX SCORE: Kings 5, Washington 4 (SO)
January 21, 2014 | By Amy Hubbard
Dodger Stadium will become a hockey rink on Saturday when the Ducks and the Kings play their NHL Stadium Series game -- one of six outdoor league games to be played this season. The fun begins at 6:30 p.m. Outdoor hockey in L.A. -- it's a first. And on a day when the high may reach upward of 80 degrees. "I don't think anyone ever thought it'd be possible to do here ," Ducks center Saku Koivu told the Los Angeles Times. "It's going to be a great experience. " Unless the ice cube melts.  Those making the magic happen, however, expect the ice to stay nice and frosty.
January 2, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
ST. LOUIS - Their swagger had already taken hits before the Christmas break and now the Kings' once-supreme self-confidence has absorbed blow after blow. And now, the Kings' confidence has gone missing in the locker room and on the ice during a five-game losing streak. The dismal state of affairs was underlined by a 5-0 loss to the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night at Scottrade Center. Kings Coach Darryl Sutter pulled rookie goalie Martin Jones in the second period after the Blues' second goal at 11 minutes 41 seconds and replaced him with Ben Scrivens, who gave up a goal on the first shot he faced and let in two more goals in the third period.
October 6, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
Once you've been to the top of the mountain, the view from base camp isn't quite as beguiling. In other words: Nothing will quite match last season's home opener, in which the Kings raised their Stanley Cup banner. The Kings play host to the New York Rangers on Monday night in their home opener at Staples Center. "There's always a little bit more energy in the building," Kings captain Dustin Brown said. "We definitely have to use it to our advantage. It's hard to explain it. When you win a championship - you kind of compare everything - it's not the same.
June 6, 2013 | Helene Elliott
The specifics behind the Kings' 3-2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday, their first loss at Staples Center since March 23 and perhaps their final home game this season, were painfully clear. They made bad line changes that contributed to two goals. Had defensive breakdowns that once were uncharacteristic but have been occurring with more frequency as they drag their tired bodies deeper into the Western Conference finals. Made too many turnovers in the neutral zone, where games are often lost or won. From a big-picture perspective, there's one overriding reason they could come home from Chicago on Saturday with no games left on their schedule and no chance to repeat as Stanley Cup champions.
May 28, 2013 | Helene Elliott
Dustin Brown remembers the last time he lost the final game of the season, that he was dissatisfied and disappointed and then had to shake hands with players he had just tried to check into submission. The Kings' captain last felt that sensation in 2011, after a first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the San Jose Sharks. In 2010, Brown and the Kings were happy simply to be in the playoffs and their six-game loss to Vancouver represented progress. Their six-game dismissal by the Sharks was different, casting doubt on the Kings' long and often painful rebuilding plan.
April 23, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Greetings from hockey country, and just to make the Kings feel more comfortable, the area was nicely blanketed with about four to five inches of snow overnight. Bring on May. And the playoffs, of course. The Kings have three games remaining, including Tuesday night's contest against the Minnesota Wild, and the sight of the regular-season finish line has its benefits. “It's been a grind,” Kings captain Dustin Brown said after Tuesday's morning skate.
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