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ENTERTAINMENT
December 4, 2012 | By David Ng, Los Angeles Times
The surprising demise of Cirque du Soleil's "Iris" at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood has disappointed local cultural and business leaders who had hoped the production would become a long-running presence in the city. Despite promises that "Iris" would run for 10 years, the consensus is that the show never captured the public's imagination, confounded by a low level of excitement in Los Angeles and high ticket prices, which rose to as much as $253 for certain VIP packages. "It didn't capture the fancy of Angelenos like 'Wicked' or 'The Lion King,' which became must-see events," said Leron Gubler, president of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 2008 | Carla Rivera, Rivera is a Times staff writer.
At the private New Roads School in Santa Monica, 20 families decided not to re-enroll in the fall because of financial nervousness. At Loyola High School near downtown, 40 families have come forward since the beginning of the school year seeking financial aid to help cover tuition costs, even as the school's endowment -- heavily invested in equities -- has taken a battering in the financial market.
TRAVEL
June 13, 2010 | By Michele Bigley, Special to the Los Angeles Times
I often lament have left Los Angeles, my hometown, to live in San Francisco, especially now that I have a son. After Kai was born, we found ourselves making the trek up and down Interstate 5 at least once a month. On our third not-so-pleasant jaunt past the sea of cows, Kai began screaming and would not stop. Yearning for somewhere fabulous to stop so we could cuddle him without the stench of manure and diesel, we vowed to start taking the nice way. Three years later (after chalking up more than 100,000 miles)
ENTERTAINMENT
March 11, 2011
'Battle: Los Angeles' MPAA rating: PG-13 for sustained and intense sequences of war violence and destruction, and for language Running time: 1 hour, 56 minutes Playing: In general release
BUSINESS
March 22, 2009 | Maria Hsin
5605 Shenandoah Ave., Los Angeles 90056 Size: This 3,565-square-foot home in the Ladera Heights area has four bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms. The 1959 two-story house sits on a roughly 9,600-square-foot lot. Agent description: The home has granite kitchen countertops, ceramic and wood floors, a wet bar and an aluminum steel roof.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 2011 | Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
Judy Lewis, a psychotherapist and former actress who wrote a book about her complicated heritage as the illegitimate daughter of Hollywood legends Loretta Young and Clark Gable, has died. She was 76. A longtime resident of Los Angeles, Lewis died of cancer Friday in Gladwyne, Pa., according to her daughter, Maria Tinney Dagit. Brought up in Bel-Air as Young's adopted daughter, Lewis was an adult when she learned that the glamorous leading lady and Gable, the dashing star of " Gone With the Wind," had conceived her during a brief affair in the 1930s.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 22, 2012
Los Angeles International Flamenco Festival Where : Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach When : 8 p.m. Sat.; 7 p.m. Sun. Price : $35-$125 Info : (800) 595-4849; http://www.laflamencofestival.com Forever Flamenco Where : Fountain Theatre, 5060 Fountain Ave., L.A. When : 8 p.m. Sun. Price : $40 Info : (323) 663-1525; http://fountaintheatre.com/perform.html#Flamenco 'KumpanĂ­a : Flamenco Los Angeles' Info : http://kumpaniamovie.com
FOOD
June 2, 2011
Track brewery progress Beachwood BBQ & Brewing 210 E. 3rd St., Long Beach, http://www.beachwoodbbq.com El Segundo Brewing Co. 140 Main St., El Segundo, on Facebook. Henson Brewing on Facebook. Kinetic Brewing Co. 735 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster, http://www.kineticbrewing.com Ohana Brewing Co. 1756 E. 23rd St., Los Angeles, http://ohanabrew.wordpress.com Pilot Brewhouse Stay tuned. Pipe Dream Brewing http://www.lonelightstudios.com/brewerypromo.html
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