May 24, 2001
The bonds of love, family and country are threatened by politics in "A Mislaid Heaven," Carson Grace Becker's play about passions, miracles, secrets and Celtic legends. The setting is an Irish fishing village, circa 1921, in the months before the signing of the controversial treaty that split Ireland. * "A Mislaid Heaven," Road Theatre Company at the Lankershim Arts Center, 5108 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. Fridays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 7 p.m. Ends July 15. $15. (818) 759-3382, Ext.
December 30, 1999
all day Movies It probably never occurred to Humphrey Bogart that January, 2000 would be his kind of month, but sure enough he is the man of the moment, judging by the programming at two of L.A.'s respected purveyors of cinema.
January 1, 1995 |
The owners of the Variety Arts Center must take steps to cut down on noise and rowdy behavior after the city zoning board declared the dance club and theater a nuisance. Complaining of gunfire, vandalism, car horns and rowdy crowds, managers of luxury high-rises and area hotels went before a zoning administrator in late October to urge action against the club at 940 South Figueroa St.
October 19, 1991 |
One thing Lenny Kravitz's devotees and detractors can agree on: Despite the not totally unwarranted savaging he's received for being shamelessly derivative, slavishly imitative and outrightly anachronistic, he hasn't taken it too hard. Wednesday night at the Variety Arts Center, opening a sold-out three-night stand, Kravitz was unapologetically derivative, imitative and anachronistic--and (sorry, originality sticklers) pretty good.
August 8, 1991 |
Milt Larsen, proprietor of Hollywood's Magic Castle, is a man who likes a joke. He has tens of thousands of them on file in the basement of the old chateau on a hill above Franklin Avenue. They are part of the Society for the Preservation of Variety Arts library that he moved from the old theater building, at Olympic and Figueroa, when his Variety Arts Center was forced to close on New Year's Eve, 1988.