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March 3, 1988 | CORINNE A. FLOCKEN
Thor Edgel must be experiencing deja vu these days. A pro baseball player turned actor, he has knocked the dust off the old cap and glove to portray baseball whiz Joe Hardy, the lead in the Yorba Linda Musical Theatre production of "Damn Yankees" at the Forum Theater through March 13. Edgel was a first-round draft pick for the Detroit Tigers in '82 and played for two years on a Tigers farm team. He is no theater rookie, either.
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March 3, 1988 | CORINNE A. FLOCKEN
Thor Edgel must be experiencing deja vu these days. A pro baseball player turned actor, he has knocked the dust off the old cap and glove to portray baseball whiz Joe Hardy, the lead in the Yorba Linda Musical Theatre production of "Damn Yankees" at the Forum Theater through March 13. Edgel was a first-round draft pick for the Detroit Tigers in '82 and played for two years on a Tigers farm team. He is no theater rookie, either.
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NEWS
September 1, 1994 | DONNA BIRCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting West--the school opened by the legendary acting teacher who has coached some of Hollywood's biggest names--has found a new home in Tinseltown.
MAGAZINE
October 16, 1988 | STELLA ADLER
'For over a century there have been many styles of writing. An author has many years in which to explore these styles, past and present. The young actor must make all these changes in style come alive in the present.' The following is from "The Technique of Acting," by Stella Adler, published by Bantam Books this month.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 8, 1989 | JANICE ARKATOV
Tracy Shaffer knows the dangers of being too-good-to-be-true. "That's the trap," said the actress who plays Shelby, a young diabetic in "Steel Magnolias" (at the Wilshire Theatre). "I mean, this girl does her Christmas shopping in advance. She gourmet-cooks, she sings Mozart, she wears a lot of pink. I don't trust people when they're too sweet: 'Hi, how are you? You look great.' You say, 'What's behind that?' But when Shelby asks how you are, she really asks how you are. She cares."
ENTERTAINMENT
March 10, 1988 | DON SHIRLEY
It may be moving day soon for the Society for the Preservation of Variety Arts. Although many a premature alarm has sounded in the checkered 11-year history of the society's downtown Los Angeles Variety Arts Center, the society's Milt Larsen doesn't believe there will be a last-minute reprieve this time. The building is being sold for $3.2 million to developer Kamram Shakib, who reportedly plans to use it for offices as well as for a restaurant-nightclub. Escrow is scheduled to close April 5.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 1, 1990 | JANICE ARKATOV
Passover gets the performance treatment at Highways in Santa Monica on April 10, when the traditional Seder will be celebrated with a mix of old and new ritual: readings from the Haggada both ancient and feminist, Middle East-inspired food, performance and music--on the flute, guitar and saxophone. (The Seder is a religious meal accompanied by the retelling of the Jews' escape from Egypt; the Haggada is the biblical narrative.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 12, 1988 | DON SHIRLEY
Henry Lee Lucas and Ottis Toole drift across America, killing people, in "The Road" at the Zephyr. Watching David Earl Jones' docudrama about the pair, you're struck by the glint in the eye of scrawny, middle-aged Henry (Craig Stout) and younger, hunkier Ottis (Kelly Edwards). Bathed in Robert Mellette's eerie light and haunted by Steve Stevens' spooky sound track, these two performances yield some creepy moments.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 3, 1988 | ELAINE POFELDT, Times Staff Writer
Rita Moreno might be a little tired when she jets into San Diego today for four nights of headlining as a singer at the San Diego Symphony's Summer Pops '88 program at Hospitality Point. Moreno is flying in from a shoot at the Beverly Hills set of a PBS movie called "The Closed Set," in which she plays Julie Forbes, a middle-aged actress who tries to rescue her failing career with a movie role "that may well break her back."
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December 22, 1992 | BURT A. FOLKART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stella Adler, an icon of drama and a mentor to actors whom Marlon Brando once called "not just a teacher of acting but of life," died early Monday. Miss Adler was 91 and died at her home in Los Angeles about sunrise, said Irene Gilbert, director of the Stella Adler Conservatory on Hollywood Boulevard. She had grown up a contemporary of both the American century and the American theater.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 24, 2010 | By Rachel Abramowitz
There is faith, the showy display of religiosity that is the trick-of-the-trade of faith healers, and then there is faith , a kind of belief in a transcendent reality. In a plain Hollywood church, both were on display last February, as actor-turned-director Mark Ruffalo finished filming on his directorial debut "Sympathy for Delicious," an unusual story about a jaded, homeless, paraplegic disc jockey, "Delicious" Dean O'Dwyer, who suddenly finds he has the power to heal, although he can't heal himself.
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