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July 25, 2013 | By Kenneth Turan
Every film fan has seen Tod Browning's classic 1931 vampire opera "Dracula," starring Bela Lugosi as the dread count, but not everyone knows that when the English-speaking cast went home for the night, Spanish-speaking actors took over the set and made a version in that language for export to Latin America. It's at least the equal of the Browning version, some say even spookier, and those who check it out on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Cinefamily (611 N. Fairfax Ave.) will be in for another great treat.
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February 17, 2014 | By August Brown
The crowd that waited under the neon red glow of the Ace Hotel's "Jesus Saves" sign came to see the experimental rock band Spiritualized. But as they filed into the Theatre at Ace, they became part of a different sort of resurrection. Nestled in the 1920s-era building on Broadway that once housed Gene Scott's televangelism empire, the Theatre at Ace's Friday night opening was part of a rebirth for downtown Los Angeles' music scene. Live music was once a focal point of the area's revival.
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January 16, 2012 | By Diana Marcum, Los Angeles Times
The hospital was built in the years after World War II. Its ceilings are low, corridors long and corners sharp — all possible stress triggers for those who have been in combat. Not to mention that a hospital waiting room can make anyone edgy. But the Veterans Affairs hospital in Fresno has found a way to make the experience easier: live music. A musician playing amid the hustle and bustle is familiar to anyone who has ever sat at a cafe with entertainment or taken the subway.
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January 19, 2014 | By Greg Braxton
NBC hit a ratings gold mine last month with a live version of "The Sound of Music" featuring a singing heroine who twirls and dances. The network is hoping to strike gold again with an ageless boy who can fly. A new production of the classic musical "Peter Pan" will air as a live telecast Dec. 4. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron -- who produced "The Sound of Music Live!" -- will executive produce the production. The cast will be announced at a later date. PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times "We're very pleased to be underway on 'Peter Pan' as our next live holiday musical for the whole family," NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said at the Television Critics Assn.
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February 17, 2014 | By August Brown
The crowd that waited under the neon red glow of the Ace Hotel's "Jesus Saves" sign came to see the experimental rock band Spiritualized. But as they filed into the Theatre at Ace, they became part of a different sort of resurrection. Nestled in the 1920s-era building on Broadway that once housed Gene Scott's televangelism empire, the Theatre at Ace's Friday night opening was part of a rebirth for downtown Los Angeles' music scene. Live music was once a focal point of the area's revival.
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September 10, 1986 | RANDY LEWIS
Live music at Orange County's most adventuresome and eclectic concert club, Safari Sam's in Huntington Beach, has been halted after club owners were warned by Huntington Beach police that they would be cited or arrested if they continued to stage live entertainment. However, Gene Dorney, attorney for the rock club, said he will ask for a public hearing on the issue. City officials said their action followed complaints of noise and vandalism in the vicinity of Safari Sam's.
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July 24, 1996 | BILL BILLITER
Despite reports of late-night noise and increased police calls at a Walker Street restaurant, a divided City Council has approved the eatery's request to continue offering live music for its customers. Councilwomen Gail H. Kerry and Mary Ann Jones strenuously objected to allowing Via Maria Restaurant, 9969 Walker St., another year of bands and other live entertainment. But Mayor Walter K. Bowman, Councilman Tom Carroll and Councilwoman Cecilia L. Age supported the request.
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August 31, 1990 | SCOTT LAWRENCE
A popular Ventura bakery that offers improvisational theater, poetry readings and music has canceled its live music after neighbors complained. Ventura officials told the owners of City Bakery they had to apply for a permit under city law after neighbors complained about noise and parking. The crowds that gather outside the building when weekend performances end at 10 p.m. are too disruptive, City Planner Ann Chaney said.
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February 17, 1994 | MIKE BOEHM
Jerry Roach made his mark on Orange County music history as the owner of the Cuckoo's Nest, the fabled club in Costa Mesa that gave rise to the local punk rock scene in the late '70s and early '80s. Now, after several years working in real estate, Roach is promoting music again--but in a far less raucous vein.
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February 7, 1998 | JULIO V. CANO
Amid continuing debate over noise and other problems from restaurants and bars, a country and western tavern is seeking to become the city's third establishment with a live music permit. The owners of the Huntress on Lincoln Avenue requested a permit last month to offer live music for karaoke and country-western nights. But the City Council opted to delay any decision because officials are revising the process of issuing live music permits.
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December 10, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before seeing if 'Bonnie & Clyde' ratings held up. The Skinny: I was watching "Sideways" on HBO last night and remembering that when it first came out I thought it was a compelling story about two friends at the crossroads of their lives. Now I realize it's just a movie about a couple of drunks on a road trip. Nothing special. Tuesday's headlines include a rare interview with Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick. Also, NBC wants to do another live musical and Forbes says Adam Sandler is overpaid.
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December 10, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
The rousing success of NBC's live "The Sound of Music" presentation and reports that network honchos are seriously considering staging another live musical got us thinking here at Showtracker. What musical would be a great follow-up to "The Sound of Music?" Then it hit us like a bolt of lightning. How about "The Wizard of Oz?" PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of movies and TV It would make perfect sense -- NBC already has much of the cast in place, thanks to the judges on "The Voice.
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October 29, 2013 | By Ronald D. White
New York-based Brookfield Office Properties Inc., which recently became the dominant office landlord in the Los Angeles financial district, is celebrating its latest acquisitions Tuesday, Oct. 29, with four musical performances. The performances will run from noon  to 1:30 p.m. and will feature the following artists: Boom Boom Boom at the Bank of America Plaza at 333 Hope St.; The Dustbowl Revival at the Wells Fargo Center, Plaza, 333 S. Grand Ave.; Katie Stump, Immigré, and Lucy Langlas, at the Figueroa at Wilshire Plaza, 601 S. Figueroa St.; Dessy Di Lauro, at Fig at 7th Plaza, 735 S. Figueroa St. PHOTOS: Top Halloween pet costumes The performances were set up through Arts Brookfield, the cultural arm of the office real estate giant.
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October 16, 2013 | By Susan King
A hot ticket every fall at California Institute of the Arts is Gary Mairs' weekly silent movie screenings for his film history class. You read that right - silent movie screenings. The Bijou Theater is not packed because students at the Valencia campus are crazy for silent movies necessarily, but because of the live music that accompanies these classics. Since 2004, Mairs has invited students, faculty and alumni at CalArts' Herb Albert School of Music to accompany the films. Over the years, the music has run the gamut from an original string quartet for Carl Theodore Dryer's 1928 "The Passion of Joan of Arc" to an improvised accompaniment for D.W. Griffith's 1919 "Broken Blossoms," which combined American folk with experimental/electronic music, to a free jazz score for 1929's "Man With a Movie Camera.
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July 25, 2013 | By Kenneth Turan
Every film fan has seen Tod Browning's classic 1931 vampire opera "Dracula," starring Bela Lugosi as the dread count, but not everyone knows that when the English-speaking cast went home for the night, Spanish-speaking actors took over the set and made a version in that language for export to Latin America. It's at least the equal of the Browning version, some say even spookier, and those who check it out on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Cinefamily (611 N. Fairfax Ave.) will be in for another great treat.
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May 1, 2013 | By Todd Martens
Worldly synth-pop act Tanlines, atmospheric electro-pop act Yacht and politically minded dance artist Robert DeLong are among the artists slated to headline June's free Make Music Pasadena . The all-day event, set for June 1, will feature more than 150 concerts spanning indie rock, Latin music, folk and jazz, and will continue to announce participating artists in the coming weeks.  Among the more than 30 confirmed acts revealed thus far are...
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December 11, 1997
A few words about the "Sings Like Hell" series from promoter Peggy Jones: Who's to blame for this? It was my own idea so I could avoid going to San Francisco or Los Angeles to hear my favorite live music because I'm a live music junkie. My dream is to get artists that I like--people that I would go to see even if I was sitting there all by myself. Basically, I created my own job. What's the format?
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December 22, 1994 | HEIDI SIEGMUND
If you had a nickel for every kid who moved to Hollywood from Podunk with dreams of playing the Roxy, you could buy the Sunset Strip club. As with the Whisky, the allure of West Hollywood's Roxy is intertwined with the history of rock 'n' roll itself. Opening in September of 1973 with a performance by Neil Young, the Roxy is still one of the best venues to see live music in L.A.--technically speaking.
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April 26, 2013 | By August Brown
It's fitting that Ham & Eggs Tavern, a new rock 'n' roll dive in downtown L.A., is practically next door to the Golden Gopher, Cedd Moses' first foray into manly historic core gentrification a decade ago. Ham & Eggs harks back to how the downtown bar scene was just before it transformed into L.A.'s new party Babylon: underlighted, weirdly decorated and just cheap enough to get sauced on a $20. Now that King Eddy has been revamped, Ham & Eggs is...
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April 26, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
George Jones, whose anguished vocals on the 1980 single “He Stopped Loving Her Today” lifted it to the top of polls of the greatest country music songs of all time, died Friday. He was 81. Jones died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, publicist Kirt Webster told the Associated Press. He had been suffering from a fever and irregular blood pressure. The baritone from east Texas astonished and delighted fans who had seen him struggle with alcohol and drug abuse, multiple marriages and divorces, lawsuits over his erratic behavior and brushes with death in motor vehicle accidents.
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