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March 8, 1987 | CHRIS HODENFIELD
Certain comedians can make you cry. This observation was passed on to me once by the late actor Keenan Wynn. He was talking specifically about his father, Ed Wynn, "The Perfect Fool." But it was the way that he divided comedians into two lots. "Bob Hope, you know, is pretty funny," Keenan said, "but he'll never make you cry." Today the great teen-age audience may be baffled by such a concept. There's a great crop of comedians out there--sharp, fast, jagged, ready to offer you a modern education.
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August 20, 2013 | By Leon Logothetis
“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.” - Dalai Lama It's a rare day when I'm lost for words. Today was one of those days. I was on the receiving end of an act of kindness - a simple but profound act - that touched the deepest place in my heart. I had ridden my motorcycle, dubbed Kindness One , from Los Angeles to the center of Pittsburgh on a journey that began Aug. 10 and is fueled (and funded) only by the kindness of strangers. I had spent a few unfruitful hours trying to drum up some support for my trip.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 26, 1987 | KEVIN THOMAS, Times Staff Writer
"Summer Night" (at the Beverly Center Cineplex) is great news for anyone who ever admired Lina Wertmuller. The director of "Seven Beauties" has made a sharp turnaround from a steady 10-year decline with this bubbly, sexy comedy, which she calls the second part of a trilogy that began with "Swept Away."
HOME & GARDEN
August 2, 2013 | Chris Erskine
Santa Monica just seems to purr along, high on its own helium. Not urban, not suburban, but one of those mutations that seems to work, all centered on a vibrant main drag that isn't a drag at all. It's a 100-year-old pier. Other than Dodger Stadium, I know of no place in town that gets such a mix of rich, poor, locals, tourists, sharks and surfer chicks. A melting pot with lifeguards and 4-foot waves. This isn't the op-ed page, so I won't try to sell you on the unqualified glories of diversity, because I don't think it's completely glorious by any means; you lose a certain sense of community when you're not one thing.
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December 6, 1991 | MARK CHALON SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ingmar Bergman isn't usually associated with comedy. With such films as "The Seventh Seal" and "Wild Strawberries" at the top of his library, he's more known for tracking the introspective side of people. But in 1955, Bergman turned almost giddy with "Smiles of a Summer Night." The movie, screening tonight as the final offering of UC Irvine's "Eclectic Flicks" series, is his funniest work--and also one of his best.
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July 29, 1988 | MICHELLE HUNEVEN
One of the things I want, now that it's summer and my appetite is dulled by heat until well after the sun has set, is a light, refreshing dinner--say a salad and a pasta, or fresh seafood. I've kept an eye out, then, for a northern Italian restaurant, one preferably with outside dining, and I've found such an establishment in Perche No? on Ventura Boulevard in Encino. Perche No?
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June 3, 1990 | LAURA MICHAELIS and DANNY SULLIVAN
For most drivers, being wedged in a crush of cars, inhaling exhaust and inching a path through a parking lot is not the most enjoyable way to spend a Friday night. But by the looks of it, Marty Yazzie was having the time of his life. Loud rap music blasted from a bank of speakers in the cab of Yazzie's souped-up 1987 Toyota King Cab.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 3, 2008
Re "50 Ways to Love Your Dodgers" [March 27]: As they say in Brooklyn, waddaya nuts? How could you leave Nancy Bea Hefley, the wonderful Dodger organist, off your list? She is part of what makes going to the ballpark so terrific. Apologies to Vin, but he provides the voice-over; Nancy Bea provides the soundtrack to the summer night. Karen A. Fagin Studio City
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August 1, 2000 | MARY McNAMARA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Oh, sure, there was a coterie of silver-lame clad go-go boys making the rounds, and several drag queens in full feather-head-dressed regalia, but for the most part, the 16th annual Summer Party of Aids Project Los Angeles on the Universal Studios back lot was more low-key festival than gay pride spectacle. The dress code was beat-the-heat casual, but most folks kept their shirts on as they milled and mingled.
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July 12, 2004 | Mark Swed, Times Staff Writer
Midsummer's night smiles three times, the gloriously cynical Swedish grande dame tells us at the beginning of "A Little Night Music." The first is on the young, who are innocent. The second is on fools, they who love and know not why. The third is on the old, who know too much. There is a fourth smile, as well, and it is on opera companies that attempt, however timidly, their own midsummer productions of Stephen Sondheim's luscious musical comedy.
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May 31, 2013 | By Katherine Tulich
Though the annual array of summer tours and festivals may be enticing, the shows can also empty your pockets. It's good to know L.A. offers plenty of cheap alternatives for great music over the next few months. This weekend's 12-hour marathon of 150 artists at Make Music Pasadena carries only a $5 suggested donation, and that's just the beginning of many free offerings that keep your wallet fat and brighten your summer nights. KCRW kicks off its all-ages Summer Nights concert series on June 8 at One Colorado in Old Pasadena with synth-pop local band, Hot as Sun. The station continues its music program at the Hammer Museum courtyard later in the month with electro-soul duo AM and Shawn Lee (June 27)
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October 14, 2012 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
Gentleman Robert, wearing a pinstripe suit and maroon fedora, crooned the words to "It's All in the Game. " He wandered the room, singing to a few dozen people at a church on skid row. Jonathan James Brown donned a cowboy hat and sang the Muppets' "Rainbow Connection," enunciating each word just like Kermit. Linda Harris spun circles through the room, dancing with friends. Later, when her name was called, she grabbed the microphone and gestured with the confidence of a diva as she sang "I Hope You Dance.
SPORTS
August 21, 2012 | Bill Plaschke
It's a night of wondrous Dodger Stadium sights, with Fernando Valenzuela on a bobblehead, Don Newcombe taking a bow, and fans booing the San Francisco Giants. But I'm blinded by another Dodgers tradition. Headlights. They are glowing from beyond the right-field pavilion, in a long line of cars entering the stadium, in clear sight from my press-box chair. They are no different from the headlights that snake into any major league stadium on any summer night, with one blue twist. It is the top of the fourth inning.
NEWS
August 10, 2012 | By Amanda Natividad
The Venice Meet returns: The Venice Meet returns to Abbot Kinney Boulevard, just blocks from the beach, this Saturday. Participating restaurants include the health-conscious FEED Body + Soul, Waiola Burger, Roll n' Lobster, Stuffed Crepe, Rice Creamery and S'cream Truck. Guests can also bring their children to the Westminster Elementary School play yard, take advantage of the complimentary dog-sitting services, peruse other vendors' wares and enjoy the music of Salt Petal, Cameron Hovsepian and Nikki O'Neill Band.
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July 27, 2012
Chinatown Summer Nights When: Sat., 5 p.m.-midnight. Also Aug. 11 and Aug. 25 Where: 943-951 N. Broadway, Central and West Plazas, L.A. Info: (213) 680-0243; http://www.chinatownsummernights.com Cost: Free
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July 27, 2012 | By Sari Heifetz Stricke, Special to the Los Angeles Times
With an ever-evolving mix of night life options on any given weekend, Los Angeles during the summer can be considered an almost overwhelming place for anyone hoping to catch them all. Consider the third annual Chinatown Summer Nights happening this Saturday. A free, all-ages mix of a cultural event and street party produced in partnership between the Chinatown Business Improvement District and Santa Monica's KCRW-FM, the event promises a smorgasbord of food, music and art that merges well with the city's always eclectic menu of summer happenings.
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August 28, 1996 | MARK SWED, TIMES MUSIC CRITIC
In "La Revue de Cuisine," Bohuslav Martinu's bit of charming Parisian jazz-age fluff, Pot and Lid almost become unglued by their extramarital dalliances with the urbane Twirling Stick and the unscrupulous Dish Cloth. In "Summer Music," Samuel Barber's burbling wind quintet from 1956, an unrepentantly nostalgic American romantic looks back to his happy childhood summers.
NEWS
August 20, 2013 | By Leon Logothetis
“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.” - Dalai Lama It's a rare day when I'm lost for words. Today was one of those days. I was on the receiving end of an act of kindness - a simple but profound act - that touched the deepest place in my heart. I had ridden my motorcycle, dubbed Kindness One , from Los Angeles to the center of Pittsburgh on a journey that began Aug. 10 and is fueled (and funded) only by the kindness of strangers. I had spent a few unfruitful hours trying to drum up some support for my trip.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 2012 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
There are as many ways to reanimate Shakespeare onstage as there are methods of interpreting him on the page. Adrian Noble, artistic director of the Old Globe's Shakespeare Festival and the former artistic director and chief executive of the Royal Shakespeare Company, seems to favor directorial strategies of a holistic nature. Which is to say that there are no distracting concepts imposed on his production of "As You Like It" or Lindsay Posner's staging of "Richard III," the two Shakespeare offerings in the Old Globe's annual outdoor festival.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 23, 2012
'That Certain Summer' Hal Holbrook and Martin Sheen played longtime companions in this milestone drama penned by Richard Levinson and William Link. 'The Night Stalker' Dan Curtis produced this cult favorite starring Darren McGavin as a reporter who believes a serial killer is actually a vampire. 'The Glass House' Tom Gries directed this prison drama shot at Utah State Prison starring Alan Alda and Kristoffer Tabori.
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