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December 17, 1996 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Pulitzer- and Tony-winning musical "Rent" will open the Ahmanson Theatre's 1997-98 season in September and will play there at least 16 weeks, through January of 1998, theater officials announced Monday. "Rent" will come to Los Angeles from its previously announced summer engagement at the La Jolla Playhouse.
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December 17, 1996 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Pulitzer- and Tony-winning musical "Rent" will open the Ahmanson Theatre's 1997-98 season in September and will play there at least 16 weeks, through January of 1998, theater officials announced Monday. "Rent" will come to Los Angeles from its previously announced summer engagement at the La Jolla Playhouse.
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June 3, 1996 | PATRICK PACHECO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Topping off what has been widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive seasons in recent Broadway history, the big winners at Sunday's Tony Awards were the groundbreaking musicals "Rent" and "Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk," which each took four honors. The Pulitzer-winning "Rent," a musical about East Village bohemians, won the top award, for best musical, over "Noise/Funk," the explosive rap-and-tap musical tale of African American history.
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June 3, 1996 | PATRICK PACHECO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Topping off what has been widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive seasons in recent Broadway history, the big winners at Sunday's Tony Awards were the groundbreaking musicals "Rent" and "Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk," which each took four honors. The Pulitzer-winning "Rent," a musical about East Village bohemians, won the top award, for best musical, over "Noise/Funk," the explosive rap-and-tap musical tale of African American history.
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February 27, 1998 | DANIEL CARIAGA, TIMES MUSIC WRITER
Hyperkinetic and proactive on the podium, Daniel Harding, the wiry, 22-year-old British conductor who is making his regular-season debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic this week, has another side. He can be frighteningly still, the very opposite of nervous. And, like any young person in a public spotlight, he can choose to move--as he did at his first entrance onto the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion stage Wednesday--very slowly, perhaps even willfully.
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October 13, 1999 | JOHN ROOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Country singer Joe Diffie is an entertaining guy who knows how to give an audience exactly what it wants. That's not hard when you've charted a handful of No. 1 country singles in the last decade. Throughout his early show Monday night at the Crazy Horse Steak House in Santa Ana, the Oklahoma-born Diffie, supported by his five-piece Heartbreak Highway band, didn't disappoint the faithful.
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February 26, 2009 | Susannah Rosenblatt
At Corona del Mar High School, the show will go on. After a flap that raised the ire of the gay community and ruffled feathers across the Newport Beach campus, drama students will be allowed to stage a production of "Rent," a musical about struggling artists in New York City. "I never had a problem with the play selected" by drama teacher Ron Martin, Corona del Mar Principal Fal Asrani said in a statement released Wednesday by the Newport-Mesa Unified School District.
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September 29, 1998 | JOHN CANALIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Two years ago, Mark Roussey did a little soul-searching and decided his actions didn't match his beliefs. Make that inaction. He thought it was important to help others, but he hadn't worked it into his schedule. Remembering a relative's volunteer effort, Roussey sought out the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Orange County in Tustin. There, the Aliso Viejo man was matched with Al, a teenager with a speech disorder who was in need of a very patient mentor. Cut to 1998.
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February 23, 2009 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
I guess reinventing the Oscars is harder than it looks. The academy gave the gig this year to producers Laurence Mark and Bill Condon, two classy industry veterans who've been involved with all sorts of admirable films over the years.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 15, 2009 | Susan King
The Great Depression: bad for the economy, good for movies. The 1930s proved to be a prosperous time for Hollywood, with several film genres -- screwball comedies, gangster films, socially conscious dramas, epics and horror films -- coming of age and resonating with audiences looking for any kind of escape. In today's tough times, many films from that era seem ripe for recycling with just a little tweaking.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 15, 1997 | LAURIE WINER, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
Say, isn't that Doogie Howser, M.D., singing about "mucho masturbation" with a bunch of grungers? My, how times have changed! In a mighty stroke of good casting, Neil Patrick Harris (TV's Doogie) morphs into Mark, a caustic East Village filmmaker struggling along the righteous path of art in "Rent," the musical theater sensation of 1996. "Rent" had its West Coast debut Sunday night at the La Jolla Playhouse, where it is still sensational.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 6, 2005
Wednesday Get Rich or Die Tryin' Drama Paramount Pictures With: Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Terrence Howard, Joy Bryant, Bill Duke, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Omar Benson Miller, Viola Davis The idea: A story based on the rapper's life about an orphaned street kid who leaves behind the drug trade to pursue a career in music. Writer: Terence Winter Director: Jim Sheridan * So?
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