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April 11, 2010
'Treme' Where: HBO When: 10 p.m. Sunday Rating: TV-MA (may be unsuitable for children under the age of 17)
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February 25, 2014 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
In "Mind Games," a new ABC drama-with-comedy premiering Tuesday, Steve Zahn and Christian Slater play brothers setting themselves up in the manipulation business. "We change people's minds without them knowing we did it," is how brother Clark Edwards (Zahn) describes their work, which takes "little observations" about human behavior "that had just been lying around in academic journals" and turns them into "powerful tools" to achieve desired outcomes. There is reference also to Jedi mind tricks.
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November 28, 2013 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
"Ghost Ghirls" (Yahoo Screen, always) . Executive producer Jack Black is the muscle attached to this light and delightful Web comedy , created by Amanda Lund, Maria Blasucci and Jeremy Konner (from "Drunk History"), about a pair of scattered, self-involved, childish, competitive ghost hunters/whisperers/busters -- best friends since childhood, when they shared a "lemonade and talk to your dead relatives" stand. Lund, as Heidi, is the more glamorous one; Blasucci, as Angelica, the less glamorous one. ("You're being so dramatic," Heidi tells Angelica at one point, "which makes me very upset because normally I'm the one who's dramatic.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 26, 2014 | By Chris Barton
UNDERRATED 'Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith': Miss the rollicking musical gumbo of HBO's "Treme"? Oakland-born saxophonist Handy captures the groove-heavy sound of New Orleans on this recently released album. Handy's name may be familiar to those who saw Robert Altman's "Kansas City," where he played Coleman Hawkins, but here he conjures the soul-jazz spirit of organist Jimmy Smith, including irresistibly funk-laden takes on "Organ Grinder's Swing" and "Ready 'n Able. " 'The Bridge' on Hulu: Lately, it seems if you want to know what makes a new TV show great, you have to get to its source.
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June 16, 2010 | By Amy Dawes, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Shooting has just wrapped for the season on HBO's "Treme," and Khandi Alexander is packing up, trying to fit Zulu parade coconuts and Mardis Gras beads into her boxes along with an overflow of bittersweet memories. "What we've gone through down here in the past few months — it seems surreal. I don't have the vocabulary to describe it," says the actress, whose inner fire and sharp-etched strength have helped make her character, New Orleans bar owner LaDonna Batiste-Williams, one of the standouts in the new show from David Simon, creator of HBO's "The Wire."
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June 20, 1999 | SUE CARPENTER
The X Games, ESPN's yearly sporting event for daredevils and adrenaline junkies, begins this week in San Francisco. From Friday through July 3, more than 450 people will compete in aggressive in-line skating, bicycle stunts, sky surfing, street luge, motocross, wakeboarding, sport climbing, snowboard big air and, of course, skateboarding--the original "extreme" sport that gave birth to this yearly event, and its name. Following is our primer for armchair athletes on skateboarding's basics.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 7, 2011
David Simon, executive producer of "Treme," "Generation Kill" and "The Wire," talks about life as a show runner on three of HBO's signature dramas. How did working as a newspaper journalist at the Baltimore Sun prepare you for being a TV show runner? There might be people in this industry who would suggest being a former journalist inhibits me. [chuckles] I'm not being facetious. It can be looked upon as an asset or a genuinely crippling factor. I'm not particularly equipped to be in the industry.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 2010 | By Tina Dirmann REPORTING FROM NEW ORLEANS >>>
John Goodman isn't the kind of actor who revels in the media spotlight. His default conversation is self-deprecating, his words tumbling forth in a low grumble that makes him all at once difficult to hear and curmudgeonly charming. But mention one of his most beloved topics and his voice booms with clarity. "For so many reasons, it has just never been an overachiever," he says. He's speaking of New Orleans, the adopted city he's called home for more than a decade. "Or even an achiever," he adds.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 2011 | By Noel Murray, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Tangled Walt Disney, $29.99; Blu-ray, $39.99/$49.99 It's a testament to how strong a year 2010 was for animation that Disney released its best non-Pixar feature in two decades yet didn't even get a best animated feature Oscar nomination. Ah, well. The studio will just have to settle for a half-billion-dollar worldwide gross and the satisfaction of having produced a new classic. "Tangled's" riff on Rapunzel sees the long-haired princess adventuring outside her tower with the help of a handsome thief in a movie full of catchy songs, clever visual gags and gorgeous computer-generated imagery.
NEWS
June 16, 2010 | By Randee Dawn, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Fans of classic TV may always look into John Goodman's face and want to cry out, "Dan!" — recalling him as the gentle working-class husband he played for nine seasons on "Roseanne." Goodman's OK with that, but lately he's been working on shifting his image with other roles, working alongside Al Pacino in HBO's "You Don't Know Jack" and in a regular part on David Simon's "Treme." Plus, with "Treme," Goodman gets to work out of his own backyard, as a longtime resident of New Orleans.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 28, 2013 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
"Ghost Ghirls" (Yahoo Screen, always) . Executive producer Jack Black is the muscle attached to this light and delightful Web comedy , created by Amanda Lund, Maria Blasucci and Jeremy Konner (from "Drunk History"), about a pair of scattered, self-involved, childish, competitive ghost hunters/whisperers/busters -- best friends since childhood, when they shared a "lemonade and talk to your dead relatives" stand. Lund, as Heidi, is the more glamorous one; Blasucci, as Angelica, the less glamorous one. ("You're being so dramatic," Heidi tells Angelica at one point, "which makes me very upset because normally I'm the one who's dramatic.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 5, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
"The Wire"may have earned plenty of honors during its five-season run on HBO, but one thing it didn't garner was a lot of laughs. The people at Funny or Die are working to fix that with "The Wire: The Musical," a short video parody of the grim and gritty drama series that has the added virtue of including several members of the original cast, includingMichael K. Williams, reprising his role as Omar. Other familiar "Wire" faces include Andre Royo, jonesing for a hit as the homeless junkie Bubbles; Sonja Sohn as Greggs the cop; Larry Gilliard Jr. as ill-fated dealer D'Angelo Barksdale; and Felicia "Snoop" Pearson as fans of "The Wire" have never seen her before.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 7, 2011
David Simon, executive producer of "Treme," "Generation Kill" and "The Wire," talks about life as a show runner on three of HBO's signature dramas. How did working as a newspaper journalist at the Baltimore Sun prepare you for being a TV show runner? There might be people in this industry who would suggest being a former journalist inhibits me. [chuckles] I'm not being facetious. It can be looked upon as an asset or a genuinely crippling factor. I'm not particularly equipped to be in the industry.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 5, 2011
Playboy Jazz Festival When : 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday, 3 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday Where : Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., L.A. Lineup : Saturday : The LAUSD All City High School Big Band, Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet, Cosby All-Stars, A Night in Treme featuring Rebirth Brass Band and Kermit Ruffins, SFJAZZ Collective, Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra, Fourplay, Terence Blanchard with the Roots, Dianne Reeves. Sunday : Pullum High School Jazz Band, Carlos Varela, Bill Cunliffe and the Resonance Big Band, An African Tribute to James Brown, Geri Allen and Her Timeline Band, Harmony 3, Naturally 7, John Scofield and Robben Ford, Lee Konitz New Quartet, Buddy Guy. Price : $20 to $150 Info : (310)
ENTERTAINMENT
May 8, 2011 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Every city has its own singular character — just ask Minneapolis about St. Paul — but there is perhaps no American city as singularly singular, as stubbornly exotic, as attached to its difference as New Orleans, that funky little cosmopolis set down in a bowl between Lake Pontchartrain and the Mississippi River. A blighted town with a tourist economy, stuck in time and outside of time, conservative and anarchic, vulnerable and violent, it is the City That Care Forgot but sometimes also the City That Forgets to Care.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 2011 | By Noel Murray, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Tangled Walt Disney, $29.99; Blu-ray, $39.99/$49.99 It's a testament to how strong a year 2010 was for animation that Disney released its best non-Pixar feature in two decades yet didn't even get a best animated feature Oscar nomination. Ah, well. The studio will just have to settle for a half-billion-dollar worldwide gross and the satisfaction of having produced a new classic. "Tangled's" riff on Rapunzel sees the long-haired princess adventuring outside her tower with the help of a handsome thief in a movie full of catchy songs, clever visual gags and gorgeous computer-generated imagery.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 5, 2011
Playboy Jazz Festival When : 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday, 3 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday Where : Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., L.A. Lineup : Saturday : The LAUSD All City High School Big Band, Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet, Cosby All-Stars, A Night in Treme featuring Rebirth Brass Band and Kermit Ruffins, SFJAZZ Collective, Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra, Fourplay, Terence Blanchard with the Roots, Dianne Reeves. Sunday : Pullum High School Jazz Band, Carlos Varela, Bill Cunliffe and the Resonance Big Band, An African Tribute to James Brown, Geri Allen and Her Timeline Band, Harmony 3, Naturally 7, John Scofield and Robben Ford, Lee Konitz New Quartet, Buddy Guy. Price : $20 to $150 Info : (310)
ENTERTAINMENT
June 5, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
"The Wire"may have earned plenty of honors during its five-season run on HBO, but one thing it didn't garner was a lot of laughs. The people at Funny or Die are working to fix that with "The Wire: The Musical," a short video parody of the grim and gritty drama series that has the added virtue of including several members of the original cast, includingMichael K. Williams, reprising his role as Omar. Other familiar "Wire" faces include Andre Royo, jonesing for a hit as the homeless junkie Bubbles; Sonja Sohn as Greggs the cop; Larry Gilliard Jr. as ill-fated dealer D'Angelo Barksdale; and Felicia "Snoop" Pearson as fans of "The Wire" have never seen her before.
NEWS
June 16, 2010 | By Amy Dawes, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Shooting has just wrapped for the season on HBO's "Treme," and Khandi Alexander is packing up, trying to fit Zulu parade coconuts and Mardis Gras beads into her boxes along with an overflow of bittersweet memories. "What we've gone through down here in the past few months — it seems surreal. I don't have the vocabulary to describe it," says the actress, whose inner fire and sharp-etched strength have helped make her character, New Orleans bar owner LaDonna Batiste-Williams, one of the standouts in the new show from David Simon, creator of HBO's "The Wire."
NEWS
June 16, 2010 | By Randee Dawn, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Fans of classic TV may always look into John Goodman's face and want to cry out, "Dan!" — recalling him as the gentle working-class husband he played for nine seasons on "Roseanne." Goodman's OK with that, but lately he's been working on shifting his image with other roles, working alongside Al Pacino in HBO's "You Don't Know Jack" and in a regular part on David Simon's "Treme." Plus, with "Treme," Goodman gets to work out of his own backyard, as a longtime resident of New Orleans.
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