February 6, 2013
'Smoke and Mirrors' Where: The Road Theatre Company, 5108 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood When: Friday-Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m. Ends March 17. Contact: (800) 595-4849 or http://www.roadtheatre.org
February 5, 2013 |
Albie Selznick's career has been a long, tiring and, at times depressing trip through comedy, music and acting. But Selznick hopes his story - or at least the version of it he performs each weekend - is a hero's journey. The 54-year-old actor-magician takes the small, intimate stage at the Road Theatre Co. in North Hollywood each weekend to perform a show that draws heavily from this childhood struggles to cope with his father's death by using magic. PHOTOS: Arts and culture in pictures "When I was a kid my friends used to ask me why I wanted to be a magician," Selznick says at the beginning of his show, "Smoke and Mirrors.
January 24, 2013 |
One Snow White fairy tale, two films, two master costume designers and a pair of Oscar nominations showcase just how elemental to moviemaking a costume designer truly is. If you've seen both films - "Mirror Mirror," starring Julia Roberts and Lily Collins, and "Snow White and the Huntsman," starring Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart - you know the plots are essentially the same: Each is true to the Brothers Grimm tale of beautiful damsel versus...
January 1, 2013 |
The fan base is howling. A star player is leaving. And some recruits are wavering. So as USC attempts to put its lost season behind and move forward, Coach Lane Kiffin said everything would be under review. The starting point is clear-cut. "You look at yourself first," Kiffin said after the Trojans' 21-7 Sun Bowl loss to Georgia Tech. Kiffin's self-examination will no doubt be aided with gusto by Athletic Director Pat Haden, who has steadfastly stood by the 37-year-old coach through a season of underachieving performances on the field and a public-relations nightmare off it. Kiffin, however, won't spend all of his time looking in the mirror.
December 31, 2012 |
You could call this the Big Ten Conference Championship Game II. Nearly everything Stanford does would fit perfectly into that typically muscle-bound, blue-collar grind of a league. Tough linemen, hard-charging running backs. Really, is there any difference whatsoever between Wisconsin running back Montee Ball and Stanford's Stepfan Taylor? Times staff writer Chris Foster examines the Rose Bowl game's matchups and story lines: Very Barry This will be an encore performance for Wisconsin's Barry Alvarez.
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November 27, 2012 |
Phillip L. Williams, a retired senior executive for Times Mirror Co. who served on its board of directors from 1985 until his retirement in 1993, died Nov. 18 at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica after suffering a heart attack, his family said. The longtime Pacific Palisades resident was 90. Williams joined the parent company of The Times as a vice president in 1969 and held a variety of executive positions, among them senior vice president for newspapers and television, group vice president, vice president for finance, and vice president for corporate programs.
November 6, 2012 |
What are you most afraid of? Posing that question directly to the audience at the outset of his “Smoke and Mirrors” theatrical magic show at the Promenade Playhouse in Santa Monica, Albie Selznick establishes the evening's unifying theme: overcoming fear as a motivator for extraordinary achievement. As an actor-magician, Selznick sports fine credentials in both domains - he's a company member of NoHo's the Road Theatre (which co-produced this show) and a lifetime member of the Magic Castle in Hollywood - although it's predominantly his experiences in the latter capacity that propel this 90-minute semi-autobiographical narrative threading feats of illusion and legerdemain.
October 2, 2012 |
HENDERSON, Nev. - As President Obama holes up in a tony resort to cram for his first debate Wednesday against Republican rival Mitt Romney, searing reminders of his biggest hurdles to reelection are just outside his door. There's the closed golf course yellowing at the entrance to this planned community, clashing with the palm trees and manicured lawns. Down the road are empty storefronts at a "village" of boutiques and restaurants. Surrounding the hotel where the president is huddling with advisors are scores of recently built condos and homes, each a worth a fraction of its value a few years ago. The Obama campaign has set up its "debate camp" in something of a metaphor for the nation's economic woes - and the president's challenges.
July 5, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 1 - 7 in PDF format TV listings for the week of July 1 - 7 in PDF format are also available here This week's TV Movies SERIES The Ricky Gervais Show: Ricky and the gents gab about soccer and other sports on a new installment of the animated series ?(9 p.m. HBO). 20/20: The concept of heaven and what it means to people of different faiths are explored in this new edition of the newsmagazine (9:01 p.m. ABC)
May 20, 2012 |
Jeremy Irons stars as the ruthless Rodrigo Borgia, who became Pope Alexander VI, in Showtime's period drama"The Borgias," now in its second season. You really seem like you're having fun with this role. I'm glad about that. I've always believed that in the theater or movies, whatever, the audience's enjoyment is increased if the actors seem to be enjoying what they're doing. What's fun about the Borgia pope? The great thing about doing series television is you have time.