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August 8, 2000 | PATT DIROLL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's hard to watch a grown man cry. Especially if he's 6 feet 9 and a living legend. However, Earvin "Magic" Johnson lost his famous cool before more than 1,000 guests at the dinner for corporate sponsors preceding the 15th annual A Midsummer Night's Magic Mardi Gras gala on Saturday night at Paramount Studios.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 29, 1997 | JANA J. MONJI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Pre-show videos featuring bikini-clad, high-heeled babes (first name and stats provided) peeling off rounds from various automatic weapons may provide the wrong impression.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 10, 2000 | MICHAEL PHILLIPS, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
Greetings, Earthling. Welcome to Los Angeles, city of the angles (sorry, "angels"), where a decent map and a rented Geo can get you extremely lost, but also can convey you to a larger, farther-flung and more diverse collection of theater stages than any political convention attendee could possibly visit in one . . . visit. I'll feign honesty at this point.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 21, 1994 | Don Shirley, Don Shirley is a Times staff writer
Although Oskar Eustis left his job as associate artistic director of the Taper recently to become artistic director of Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, R.I., he certainly hasn't forgotten his L.A. friends. The next Trinity season looks like the Trinity has become the Taper-on-the-Narragansett.
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January 26, 2003 | Jan Breslauer, Special to The Times
It's one of the oldest and loftiest functions the theater has, serving as a forum for the social issues of the day. But ask many American theater artists if their work is political, and they'll squirm to avoid the scarlet letter P. That's what happened during panel discussions at last summer's Ojai Theater Festival. "We had two public talks about political theater," recalls playwright-screenwriter Lisa Loomer, one of the participants.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 11, 1986 | SYLVIE DRAKE, Times Theater Writer
"He's getting to be a real man--he bribes everybody." The line is a quote from Lisa Loomer's "Birds," the first play to come out of South Coast Repertory's Hispanic Playwrights' Project last July and receive a full production on its Second Stage. "Birds" is a collage in abstract time of the bicultural Los Angeles Vasquez family. Its leading characters--mother Lilly and father Manny--are transplanted Mexicans who adjust (he) and maladjust (she) to the new culture.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 7, 2001 | DON SHIRLEY, Don Shirley is The Times' theater writer
The first signs of a possible new mid-size theater company in Santa Monica have emerged, with at least one big name attached to the idea: Dustin Hoffman. If all goes as planned, the company will operate out of a new 500-seat theater on Santa Monica College's Madison campus, the site of a former elementary school that will be converted into a performing arts center for the college, on the north side of Santa Monica Boulevard between 10th and 11th Streets.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 7, 1986 | CHALON SMITH
Lisa Loomer's background may be in comedy, but tonight her career will take a dramatic turn when South Coast Repertory Theatre in Costa Mesa premieres her first full-length play, "Birds." The petite, dark-haired Loomer, 34, a successful comedienne on New York's cabaret circuit, was a participant last summer in SCR's first Hispanic Playwrights Project. "Birds," which runs until Dec. 7, is the first workshop play to be produced.
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