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September 9, 2007
When I was in London vacationing with my family, I missed Ian McKellen, and now I have the opportunity to catch him at Royce Hall in L.A.,, and I will not miss it. He is the best at what he does, and I have the utmost respect for him. I am looking forward to seeing what he does with these classic characters as he is a master craftsman. I love to watch him work because I learn.
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September 9, 2007
When I was in London vacationing with my family, I missed Ian McKellen, and now I have the opportunity to catch him at Royce Hall in L.A.,, and I will not miss it. He is the best at what he does, and I have the utmost respect for him. I am looking forward to seeing what he does with these classic characters as he is a master craftsman. I love to watch him work because I learn.
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January 18, 1994 | JULIO MORAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like most good character actors, Tony Plana has a face that looks familiar even if you can't remember his name. That could be attributed to the wide range of roles he has played: a ruthless drug dealer in one movie and a comical caricature of a Mexican bandit in another; on one television dramatic series he was a slick lawyer, and he was recently seen as a sensitive cop in the Fox comedy series "Bakersfield P.D."
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February 20, 2006 | Lynne Heffley
He's an arrogant, rich caballero. She's an independent Yankee pioneer. Together, they're Benedick and Beatrice, the opposites who attract in East L.A. Classic Theatre's mariachi-spiced version of Shakespeare's romantic comedy "Much Ado About Nothing."
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February 9, 1986
I'm glad Latino theater is flourishing again. Now can someone tell me why actor Tony Plana gets a three-dimensional role he can really work with in the movie "Latino," but in the recent "The Best of Times" he's used only for minority window-dressing? !Orale! . . . better a small role for a Chicano than no role! PERRY D'MARCO Los Angeles
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February 20, 2006 | Lynne Heffley
He's an arrogant, rich caballero. She's an independent Yankee pioneer. Together, they're Benedick and Beatrice, the opposites who attract in East L.A. Classic Theatre's mariachi-spiced version of Shakespeare's romantic comedy "Much Ado About Nothing."
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August 16, 1998 | Jan Breslauer, Jan Breslauer is a regular contributor to Calendar
The debate over who has the right to interpret the great works of Western theater has been raging for several decades now. From the late Joseph Papp's pioneering efforts in "nontraditional" casting to the multiethnic classics that have become fairly common in major cities today, progress has indeed been made. But some say the battle is far from won. Here in famously diverse Los Angeles, for instance, the emphasis has shifted from actors to theatergoers.
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April 12, 2002
Four Latino artists will discuss their work and how it is affected by their culture at a forum Saturday at the Autry Museum of Western Heritage in Griffith Park. The panel will feature composer Osvaldo Golijov, mezzo-soprano Suzanna Guzman, actor-director Tony Plana and visual artist Frank Romero. The event begins at 2 p.m. and is open to the public, although reservations are required. For reservations and information, call (213) 972-0704.
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May 10, 1996
Latino actors and comedians including Andy Garcia, Salma Hayek and Paul Rodriguez will host "Cigar Night in Havana" tonight, a Cuban-flavored benefit for the nonprofit Cuban cultural organization Patronato Jose Marti, at the Track 16 and Robert Berman galleries at Santa Monica's Bergamot Station. Additional celebrity hosts include Elizabeth Pen~a, Olivia Hussey, Tony Plana, Pat O'Brien, Willie Marquez and Lupe Ontiveros. Tickets to the 7-11 p.m.
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October 20, 2000 | Tina Borgatta, (714) 966-5982
The annual Taste of Santora fund-raiser benefiting the Maternal Outreach Management System, or M.O.M.S., will be Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m. in the Santora Arts Building, 207 N. Broadway. Entertainment will include magician Johny "Ace" Palmer, music by harpist Javier Godinez and the Cantamerica Trio, and a silent auction with actor Tony Plana, from the Showtime cable television series "Resurrection Blvd.," acting as emcee.
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August 16, 1998 | Jan Breslauer, Jan Breslauer is a regular contributor to Calendar
The debate over who has the right to interpret the great works of Western theater has been raging for several decades now. From the late Joseph Papp's pioneering efforts in "nontraditional" casting to the multiethnic classics that have become fairly common in major cities today, progress has indeed been made. But some say the battle is far from won. Here in famously diverse Los Angeles, for instance, the emphasis has shifted from actors to theatergoers.
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January 18, 1994 | JULIO MORAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like most good character actors, Tony Plana has a face that looks familiar even if you can't remember his name. That could be attributed to the wide range of roles he has played: a ruthless drug dealer in one movie and a comical caricature of a Mexican bandit in another; on one television dramatic series he was a slick lawyer, and he was recently seen as a sensitive cop in the Fox comedy series "Bakersfield P.D."
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February 9, 1986
I'm glad Latino theater is flourishing again. Now can someone tell me why actor Tony Plana gets a three-dimensional role he can really work with in the movie "Latino," but in the recent "The Best of Times" he's used only for minority window-dressing? !Orale! . . . better a small role for a Chicano than no role! PERRY D'MARCO Los Angeles
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August 23, 2008 | From the Associated Press
"La Misma Luna" swept the honors at the 23rd annual Imagen Awards. The film about a Mexican mother and her son won awards for best film, actor, actress, supporting actor and director during a ceremony Thursday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Established in 1985, the Imagen Awards honor contributions by and about Latinos in the entertainment industry in 18 categories. TV awards went to "Ugly Betty" for best prime-time program, "Dog Whisperer With Cesar Millan" for reality show, "Mind of Mencia" star Carlos Mencia for actor, "Snowglobe" star Christina Milian for actress, "Heroes" costar Dania Ramirez for supporting actress and "Ugly Betty" costar Tony Plana for supporting actor.
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August 17, 1987 | KEVIN THOMAS, Times Staff Writer
Never mind that you can see exactly what's going to happen in "Disorderlies" (Citywide) even before its premise is formally set up because it's fun anyway. It's a good-natured comedy with humor as broad as the waistlines of its stars, the Fat Boys, who comprise one of the hottest rap groups in music today.
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