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September 5, 2010 | By Ellen Olivier, Special to the Los Angeles Times
"What a Pair!" organizers Jody Price and Ruth Stalford paired up with "the beer chicks," Christina Perozzi and Hallie Beaune, and the Library Alehouse in Santa Monica on Tuesday for a class in "Beer Pairing 101. " "What a Pair!" is an annual musical revue, slated for Sept. 25, that features celebrity duets and benefits breast cancer research at the John Wayne Cancer Institute . Over a seven-course dinner, Perozzi and Beaune, authors of "The Naked Pint: An Unadulterated Guide to Craft Beer," gave a course-by-course description of the different styles of beer — explaining why, for example, Allagash White beer goes with ricotta cheese and Rodenbach beer complements chocolate.
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June 6, 2013 | By Valerie Nelson
Esther Williams, a swimming champion known for the MGM “aqua musicals” of the 1940s and '50s that turned her into a major Hollywood star, died early Thursday in her sleep, her longtime publicist, Harlan Boll, announced. She was 91. Her films had such titles as “Bathing Beauty,” “Neptune's Daughter” and “Million Dollar Mermaid” and received mixed reviews, but they packed theaters. For seven years she was in the top 10 box-office list. She and choreographer Busby Berkeley “turned a swimming pool into a seraglio, a sultan's dream with breathtaking production numbers of gorgeous girls swimming in geometric shapes around blue water while Esther, with orchids and exotic plants wound round her hair framing that beauteous face, was the centerpiece,” former Times columnist Jim Murray once wrote.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 28, 1994 | DENNIS HUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The last place you'd look for a fierce, male-bashing feminist message is a raunchy play. But peel back the layers of lewd humor in "Young Man, Older Woman," which opened Tuesday at the Wiltern Theatre, and you get a harangue against self-absorbed men. Actually, calling this production, starring R&B singer-comic Millie Jackson, a play is a stretch. It's more of a rambling revue, with songs and X-rated skits roughly related to the theme of a woman's struggle for self-esteem.
NEWS
March 13, 2013 | By Ellen Olivier
A sampling of Los Angeles' spring fundraisers and galas: Saturday (March 16) - REDCAT “CalArts Celebrates 10 Years of REDCAT.” Jack Black emcees; Cynthia Hopkins performs; honors Walt Disney Co. and Catherine Opie at Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater. Tickets from $850. (661) 253-7727. March 20 - Alzheimer's Assn. “A Night at Sardi's” honors Brian Grazer and Jill Gascoine. “Best of Broadway” celebrity revue. Beverly Hilton Hotel. Tickets from $500. (818)
ENTERTAINMENT
November 14, 2010 | By Reed Johnson, Los Angeles Times
In his songs, Randy Newman has invented enough characters to stock a season's worth of Broadway musicals. Regretful lovers. Scared school boys. Unreconstructed rednecks. Blissfully smug Angelenos. An oddly contemporary Karl Marx. And, of course, short people. Which helps explain why, a few days ago, the L.A.-born, Big Easy-bred composer was sitting in a downtown Los Angeles rehearsal room, tapping his running shoes to the beat, amusement skittering across his eyes, while he watched a rehearsal of the new musical "Harps and Angels.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 16, 2009 | Associated Press
The topless revue "Les Folies Bergere" is hanging up its feathers after 49 years at the Tropicana hotel-casino in Las Vegas. Casino executives announced Thursday that the show will close March 28 to make room for an undisclosed production. The closing will leave Bally's "Jubilee!" as the last full-scale showgirl revue left on the Las Vegas Strip. -- associated press
ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 2008 | From the Associated Press
"I Love You, You're Perfect" -- now close. The long-running off-Broadway revue "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" will fold July 27 after a 12-year run at the Westside Theatre. Only the original production of "The Fantasticks," which clocked in at nearly 42 years, has had a longer run off-Broadway. The revue has played more than 500 cities worldwide and grossed more than $200 million.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 2000
I have just received a clipping of "Mad About the Man?" (by Patrick Pacheco, Dec. 12) and need to correct your statement that Noel Coward, "at age 24, broke through with 'London Calling,' a revue of his own making starring Gertrude Lawrence. . . ." Throughout his career, Coward certainly regarded "London Calling" as his very own, but its "book," if revues can be said to have such, was shared with Ronald Jeans, and Philip Braham was responsible for half the score. At the time, Coward rankled at being teamed with Jeans, who was in 1923 a much more experienced deviser of revue sketches (just as Braham, who had recently composed "Limehouse Blues," was a more proven revue composer)
NEWS
July 28, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports
They're baring all for the last time. "Oh! Calcutta!" will close Aug. 6 after a Broadway run of 5,959 performances by the nude revue, executive producer Maria Di Dia announced today. "It's been an exciting ride, and I'm sad to see it end," Di Dia said. "But I'm also happy because no one ever expected this show to succeed." The current edition of the show opened Sept. 24, 1976, at the Edison Theater.
BOOKS
May 12, 1991
I red Edd Honek's Feb. 17 letter about Brett Eastin Ellys's revue of "Life After Death" by Susan Compo (that's C-O-M-P-O) with sumthing like disbeleaf. I know tymes R ruf but kan't the Thymes aforde coppy editters enny moar? P.S. I loved "Life After Death." It made me laff & it maid me crie. SUSAN ANDRES, LOS ANGELES
NEWS
November 29, 2012 | By Michael Ordoña
"Magic Mike" charmed the pants off audiences, and its star, Matthew McConaughey, collected some of the best notices of his career as stripper elder statesman Dallas. Reviews of the revue found Britain's the Guardian comparing his performance to Oscar-winning turns as an MC by Gig Young ("They Shoot Horses, Don't They?") and Joel Grey ("Cabaret"), and a breathless - perhaps panting - tribute in the Washington Post called him the best thing about the movie. But the tanned and ripped stud who drove audiences and some critics into fits of lust is not the man who sits down at a table at L'Ermitage.
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September 25, 2012 | Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
Billy Barnes, a composer and lyricist whose music and devilishly funny lyrics were displayed on "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" in the 1960s and '70s and in his earlier series of satirical music revues in Hollywood that launched the careers of performers such as Ken Berry, Bert Convy and Jo Anne Worley, has died. He was 85. Barnes died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles of complications from Alzheimer's disease, said his longtime partner, Richard T. Jordan. A Los Angeles native and UCLA theater arts graduate, Barnes earned a reputation as "The Revue Master of Hollywood" after hitting his stride in 1958 with "The Billy Barnes Revue" at the Las Palmas Theater.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 31, 2012 | By Sari Heifetz Stricke
"I don't like to call myself a stand-up, because I have friends that are such great stand-ups, and I don't write jokes," said actor Nick Offerman, who showcases his talents this weekend with a show dubbed "American Ham" at Largo at the Coronet. "I suppose it's splitting hairs, but I feel more like a humorist, because my show is anecdotal. " Billed as an evening of "songs and woodworking tips with minor nudity," the show promises to show many sides of Offerman's comedy, which lately is best known in his portrayal of the meat-eating libertarian Ron Swanson on NBC's "Parks and Recreation.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 15, 2011
BOOKS Harlan Ellison The prolific science-fiction writer, who penned memorable episodes of "The Outer Limits," "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.," "The Twilight Zone" and "Star Trek," will discuss his love-hate relationship with TV in a conversation with screenwriter Josh Olson ("A History of Violence"). A screening of select Ellison episodes will follow. The Cinefamily, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A. 7:30 p.m. $10. (323) 655-2510. http://www.cinefamily.org Jonathan Lethem The prolific author is best known for his fiction, which includes the sci-fi-indebted "The Four Fingers of Death" and crime caper "Motherless Brooklyn.
BUSINESS
November 12, 2011 | By Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times
Logitech International has dropped out of the Google TV revolution. Logitech Chief Executive Guerrino De Luca is writing off Google TV as a "big mistake. " He said Logitech will stop producing its Revue set-top boxes, which enable televisions to receive Internet video. At an event for analysts and investors Thursday, De Luca called last year's launch of Google TV "a mistake of implementation of a gigantic nature," according to technology blog the Verge. De Luca said the company would bring "closure" to the "saga," which included steep price cuts to the Logitech Revue set-top boxes, by letting the inventory run out this quarter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 2011 | By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
Hired by Walt Disney in 1956, Betty Taylor spent three decades portraying the singing saloon hostess and onstage sweetheart of another character, Pecos Bill, at Disneyland's Golden Horseshoe Revue. Taylor died Saturday at a nursing home in Coupeville, Wash., one day after the death of Wally Boag , who starred alongside her as Pecos Bill for more than 25 years. She was 91. Her death was confirmed by her sister, Dorothy Fields, who is her only immediate survivor. "Betty's role as leading lady" helped turn the revue "into the longest-running stage show in entertainment history," George A. Kalogridis, president of Disneyland Resort, said in a statement.
NEWS
July 18, 2002
Always, Patsy Cline (Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, [949] 497-2787). Christa Jackson, above right, portrays the country singer and Sally Struthers is her friend, fan and narrator of the two-person revue that features vintage Patsy Cline songs. Tue.-Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 25, 2 p.m. only. Ends Aug. 25. $48-$54.
TRAVEL
July 1, 1990
In Horace Sutton's article, "Manhattan's Times Square Boasts Another Enthusiastic Renaissance," June 10, he mentions a restaurant "run by one of the adopted sons of Josephine Baker, darling of Paris and New York City in the '20s." Baker certainly was the darling of Paris, and all of France, after going there in a black revue late in the '20s, but she was never the darling of New York City, even on her infrequent returns. I lived in New York City in the '20s, and for many decades thereafter.
TRAVEL
November 30, 2010 | By Steve Friess, Special to the Los AngelesTimes
As Vegas has discovered that female tourists have money to blow on skin shows, too, a crop of male stripper revues have popped up in some unlikely places, e.g., the Hooters Casino! More have come and gone, but right now there are four: American Storm at Planet Hollywood, Chippendales at Rio, Men of X at Hooters and Thunder From Down Under at Excalibur. Unlike the eight shows centering around topless women, however, the production variety on the guy side is limited. Each of these serve up buff guys of varying races and backgrounds -- although almost universally with smooth chests -- appearing in predictable situations, from the studly firefighter to the randy executive.
TRAVEL
November 30, 2010 | By Steve Friess, Special to the Los AngelesTimes
I'm headed out to check out "Fantasy," a topless revue on the Las Vegas Strip, because I'm supposed to interview the show's then-star, former Playboy centerfold Angelica Bridges. But I hadn't spent much time with my Little Brother from Big Brothers Big Sisters in a while, so I ask him if he'd like to join me. "Really?" Jamie asked. "I can do that?" Indeed, he's 20 now. He's not old enough to legally gamble, drink or visit nightclubs here. In other words, he can't do much of anything fun on the Strip.
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