April 4, 2013
Deadpan has a demigod, and his name is Demetri Martin. The young comic rose to fame with his TV show "Important Things With Demetri Martin," and has since carved a cottage industry out of his fusillade of one-liners with a delivery as a dry as a desert afternoon. Largo, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. 7:30 p.m. Fri. $25, largo-la.com.
March 4, 2010
Acclaimed alt-country singer-songwriter Joe Henry will treat his cult following to a set of blues- and jazz-infused songs from last year's album, "Blood From Stars." The new compositions, which have increasingly incorporated classic blues structures in his playing and writing, showcase a rawer, grittier side of the Grammy-winning tunesmith's artistic personality. Largo, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles. 8 p.m. Saturday $25. (310) 855-0350. www.largo-la.com.
February 4, 1997
Largo Vista Group has signed a contract with the Agricultural Bank of China, one of the country's largest financial institutions, to enhance liquid petroleum gas sales in the Yunnan Province. Under the agreement, bank customers can arrange for gas service through more than 1,000 bank branches and sub-branches. Gas service would be provided by Largo Vista's LPG utility company, the largest in southwest China.
October 7, 2009 |
Judging by the looks of things, the band onstage Monday night at Largo at the Coronet was not the most professional of operations. One of the singers flubbed so many lyrics that he felt compelled to make a joke about his misfiring synapses. A guitarist broke a string and disappeared for almost an entire song. And the notion of tucking in one's shirt? Apparently outlawed by majority rule. Yet a group of professionals is precisely what Works Progress Administration is. This sprawling Los Angeles octet, also known as WPA, grew out of the informal roots-music scene at Largo; its members boast some of the most impressive rÃ©sumÃ©s in town.
May 5, 1995
Largo Vista Group, Ltd. said Thursday it has agreed to sell its interest in a Chinese telecommunications company for $5.15 million. The buyer, East-West Equity Bridge Ltd., is an investment fund based in Houston, Texas. Largo Vista, a Newport Beach development company, said it remains involved in other home construction and telecommunications projects in China.
January 13, 1994 |
Film producer Lawrence Gordon resigned Wednesday as chief executive of Largo Entertainment--the first major Hollywood venture backed by Japanese money during the free-spending 1980s--for an exclusive production deal at Universal Pictures. The move had been expected for weeks, as rumors circulated in Hollywood that Largo was running out of cash due to a dearth of hits and a financial drain from overhead costs.
October 22, 1993 |
In the late 1980s, when the scent of Japanese money was still fresh in Hollywood, JVC made headline news by investing $100 million in producer Larry Gordon's Largo Entertainment. The consumer electronics maker, in return for its money, got an exclusive seat at Hollywood's table and a chance to share in Gordon's success. Gordon, for his part, described the agreement giving him autonomy to make up to six films a year as a "dream deal."
January 30, 1997 |
Just when you thought the Fairfax district had quieted down to a whisper, with only Damiano's and Canter's offering any signs of late-night frolicking, comes one of Hollywood's most forceful comebacks: the return of the Largo. It's been eight months since Flanagan, one of the club's previous owners, took over the reins and breathed new musical life into the room. Seemingly overnight, Flanagan turned the club into a full-blown cabaret for the '90s.
February 7, 1990 |
The first time we see Leopold Nettles in Fullerton College's production of Vaclav Havel's "Largo Desolato," he is approaching the door of his apartment, fearful that the secret police are lurking outside. Then stage lights darken abruptly. When they come on again, the same scene is repeated, as Nettles seems caught in a cycle of paranoia.
April 6, 1990
The Coalition for Freedom of Expression will hold a benefit featuring music, performance art, comedy and poetry at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday at Cafe Largo, 432 N. Fairfax Ave.