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January 27, 2011
At most reunions, the attendees would prefer to keep the headlocks and body-slams to a minimum. That's decidedly not the case at the Wrestle Reunion fan convention, a muscle-bound extravaganza featuring wrestling matches, vendors, autograph sessions, photo and video opportunities, and a live podcast taping. Scheduled guests include "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, Jake "The Snake" Roberts and Bret "Hitman" Hart. Hilton Los Angeles Airport, 5711 W. Century Blvd., L.A. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri., 9 a.m.-8:15 p.m. Sat., 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun. $15-$129.
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April 27, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
“I don't know if we're a country band,” widely lauded singer and songwriter Jason Isbell said during his set Saturday at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio. “But I'm a country person and I wrote all these songs, so I guess we're a country band.” That issue typically arises in various guises throughout the run of the three-day festival, as acts that draw upon rock, R&B, hip-hop, country, bluegrass, folk, soul and other strains vie for fans' attention. The salient point of Isbell's admonition was that when anyone brings a genuinely great song to the table, the labeling becomes irrelevant.
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February 25, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
It's a taken a while - even longer than the group expected - but the Mavericks reunion album “In Time” finally arrives on Feb. 26. The genre-defying country-rock-Latin-roots band originally was going to put the album out last fall, then decided to hold off so it would coincide more closely with a full-fledged reunion tour that kicks of Monday, Feb. 25, in New York and hits Southern California for several stops in March. The Los Angeles date is March 26 at the El Rey. "We didn't want to just do a reunion tour - we wanted to make a new record, and make a really good new record," lead singer and chief songwriter Raul Malo told The Times last year when the band formally returned to action with a performance at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio.
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April 22, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Courteney Cox cast her vote for no "Friends" reunion in a sit-down Monday night with David Letterman.  So that makes it pretty much, oh, everyone in the cast of the classic sitcom who has come down on the "no freakin' way" side of the reunion argument in recent years. Maybe it's time to stop asking the question, people? At least Cox, who's reportedly now living with  musician boyfriend Johnny McDaid, pulled out a cute example of why "it's not gonna happen": It was the one with the dinner party.  "Let me tell you something: There's six friends and I've been trying to put together a cast dinner for 10 years.
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November 19, 2013 | By Amy Hubbard
It's a Monty Python reunion. Surviving members of the comedy troupe will reunite for a stage show. Terry Jones confirmed it with the BBC. Mention Monty Python and people start spouting punch lines. This is a troupe with a long history and wide reach. Jones, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle and Michael Palin really started something when they brought "Monty Python's Flying Circus" to British television in 1969. There have been stage shows, films, albums and more.
SPORTS
January 30, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
The reunion of Capt. Douglas Cox with his family at Staples Center will be featured on "Backstage Lakers" at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Returning briefly from duty in Afghanistan, the Army officer surprised his wife and four of their six children at a  Lakers game on Jan. 25. As cameras followed Cox while he was led to his family by Lakers spokesman John Black, Cox talks about feeling nervous. "I'd rather jump out of an airplane," said Cox. "The kind of butterflies I don't normally experience.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 25, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
Its plot revolves around a reunion, so it's perhaps fitting that “The Big Chill” will receive a reprisal fete in its honor at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. Organizers announced Thursday that they will be hosting a 30th-anniversary screening of the Lawrence Kasdan classic. Kasdan, writer Barbara Benedek, producers and much of the principal cast - including Glenn Close, Tom Berenger and JoBeth Williams - will be in attendance, though stars Kevin Kline and William Hurt were not mentioned as attendees.
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February 3, 2014 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
If you felt like there was something missing from the "'Seinfeld' reunion" as it played on Sunday's Super Bowl, it's because there was. Some five minutes were cut from the complete version, a now-available episode of Jerry Seinfeld's Web series, "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," for which the Super Bowl spot served as an ad (and, by extension, as an ad for the series' sponsor, Acura). There are of course reasons, tens of millions of them, why the sketch, I think we can call it, did not run full-length during the football game - "As expensive as a Super Bowl minute" is a phrase I hereby trademark, if I can do that.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 21, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Lori Loughlin just dashed a few more "Full House" reunion hopes and dreams.  Remember when John Stamos put his former "Full House" costar on blast, calling her "the one that got away" ? Well, it turns out the now-married Aunt Becky isn't spilling the beans about her old flame. "Oh, my goodness. Well, we'll never know, right?" the actress told E! News about her relationship with Stamos at the opening of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills on Thursday.
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May 26, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Will Smith and his "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" costars delighted the audience of "The Graham Norton Show" on Friday with a surprise performance of the ultra-catchy theme song. "Now this is a story all about how my life got flipped turned upside-down... " If you grew up in the '90s, you probably know how the rest of it goes. Smith was in town to see his eldest son Trey, a DJ, perform at a London club, where he was joined by his costars, and to attend a few London events with son Jaden.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 2014 | By Inkoo Kang
Nostalgia is a legal but dangerous substance in "Detonator," a repetitive, sluggishly paced nocturnal rumination on why we bother reuniting with old friends we purposefully left behind. Suburban dad Sully (Lawrence Michael Levine) and wastrel bachelor Mick (Benjamin Ellis Fine) used to play in a punk band called Detonator, back when "the music was real," according to Mick. Their third bandmate, a female drummer who has gone on to solo success, is Sully's ex and Mick's obsession. Years after the band break-up, the two former pals reunite for a night of "you've changed so much, you haven't changed at all" - all just a prelude for Mick to ask one last preposterous favor of his exhausted buddy.
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April 10, 2014 | By Randall Roberts
One of the major draws of this year's Coachella - and the whole of the upcoming festival season - is the return of the Atlanta hip-hop team Outkast. To a certain generation, the Grammy-winning, platinum-selling duo's hits, including "Ms. Jackson," "Hey Ya!" and "The Way You Move," helped define the late 1990s and '00s. Outkast, which headlines Coachella's opening night Friday, is one of America's great hip-hop exports. A smart, sonically curious Southern concern, the team reveled in pushing the boundaries of a genre that was trying to recover from the twin deaths of Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur.
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April 6, 2014 | By Noel Murray
August: Osage County Starz/Anchor Bay, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.99 Available on VOD beginning April 8 Tracy Letts has now had three of his plays adapted into films. Director William Friedkin made the bizarre "Bug" and "Killer Joe" into something as gritty and exciting as a stage show, but John Wells unkinks Letts' Pulitzer-winning twisted black comedy. The Oscar-nominated Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts have a blast chewing the scenery as a cantankerous mother and daughter who spend an impromptu family reunion snapping at each other and their kin; and the rest of the cast (including Ewan McGregor, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Chris Cooper and Margo Martindale)
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March 13, 2014 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"Veronica Mars," the movie, is just so Veronica Mars. The teenage private eye from the 2004-07 TV series starring Kristen Bell has grown up. But like fans of the show, a.k.a. marshmallows, it is quickly clear that while Veronica may have left her life in Neptune, Calif., behind, she hasn't moved on. Director Rob Thomas, creator of the prime-time show, and series executive producer Diane Ruggiero, finally do what they refused to do when "Veronica Mars" was canceled in 2007 - deliver a script that ties up a lot of loose ends and opens up a new can of worms.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Tina Fey is working on a "Mean Girls" reunion of sorts, but sadly it won't be in the form of another movie. That is so the opposite of fetch. The 2004 comedy, which will celebrate its 10-year anniversary in April, was adapted by Fey from Rosalind Wiseman's 2002 book "Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and Other Realities of Adolescence. " PHOTOS: Lindsay Lohan career retrospective The cult classic starred a pre-rehab Lindsay Lohan, now 27,  pre-"Notebook" Rachel McAdams, now 35, and the troupe of "Plastics" - pre-"Veronica Mars" Amanda Seyfriend and post-"Party of Five" Lacey Chabert.
HOME & GARDEN
February 28, 2014 | By Melissa Milne Ogata
I had been dating a man casually for four months but hadn't heard from him in three weeks. He was nice and a perfect nonthreatening entry into the dating world, as I had been separated for 2 1/2 years and was just starting to think about dating. But I woke up a few days before New Year's Eve and decided this would be the last one I spent alone. On a whim, I signed up for Chemistry.com using a nickname, Milly, so no one would recognize me. I posted a brief profile and two pictures and hit "send.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 13, 2012 | By Randy Lewis
When Led Zeppelin announced five years ago that the band's surviving members would reunite for t he group's first headline show in 27 years , more than 20 million requests for tickets flooded in. Only 18,000 fans got in to London's O2 arena to see the performance, but as of Oct. 17, the unlucky millions who were shut out will have another shot by way of limited theatrical screenings, to be followed Nov. 19 by the release of the concert in multiple...
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February 15, 1985
The 40th anniversary reunion of all U.S. Marines and Navy personnel who participated in the invasion of Iwo Jima during World War II will be held Friday through Sunday at the Holiday Inn in Vicksburg, Miss. Information: (601) 636-7264 or (601) 636-2734.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 20, 2014 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"Child's Pose" sounds like something simple and easy, but don't be fooled. This stunning film from Romania, exceptionally written, directed and acted and winner of the Berlin Film Festival's prestigious Golden Bear, is anything but uncomplicated. A ferocious psychological drama with the pace of a thriller, "Child's Pose" combines, as have the best of the Romanian new-wave films, a compelling personal story about mothers and sons with an examination of socio-political dynamics in a way that is both intense and piercingly real.
SPORTS
February 17, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
The NFL Combine is set to begin on Saturday in Indianapolis, and there's going to be a Crenshaw-Dorsey reunion. Former Crenshaw players De'Anthony Thomas and Marcus Martin are scheduled to participate, as is former Dorsey receiver Robert Herron . Herron, who went to Wyoming, has a great story to tell about overcoming the odds, but he has terrific speed and figures to make a positive impression. Martin, a standout at USC, is one of the top centers in the draft. And Thomas' versatility should be on display.
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