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December 5, 2009
SERIES Gone Too Far: DJ AM tried to help a 21-year-old meth addict who had been keeping a chilling secret on the final episode of this reality series (10 p.m. MTV). Saturday Night Live: Blake Lively hosts with musical guest Rihanna. (11:29 p.m. NBC). SPECIALS Death Fog: Scientists return to the lakeside village in Cameroon, West Africa, where nearly 2,000 people died in one night in the 1980s, suffocated by a white fog as they slept, according to neighbors (5 and 8 p.m. NGC)
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 3, 2009 | By Susan King
Christmas is coming early to the Southland with two of the most beloved holiday movies screening next week. On Sunday, Clarence the Angel, George Bailey, Mr. Potter and company are winging into the Million Dollar Theatre downtown for the Los Angeles Conservancy matinee screening of Frank Capra's 1946 "It's a Wonderful Life," starring Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore. www.laconservancy.org Next up is Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney in the 1954 musical comedy "White Christmas," at the ArcLight Hollywood on Monday.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 5, 2008 | bloomberg news
Producers of "Grease" announced that their 1950s-era musical will close Jan. 4, the ninth Broadway show scheduled to fold next month. The revival will have played 554 performances, compared with 3,388 for the original 1972 show. The new version, which like the original is set in and around the fictional Rydell High School, attracted national attention by casting its leads from a TV program. Seven Broadway shows will close on Jan. 4 alone, including "Young Frankenstein," "Hairspray," "Boeing-Boeing," "13" and holiday engagements of "White Christmas" and "Slava's Snowshow."
ENTERTAINMENT
December 23, 2007 | Mike Boehm, Times Staff Writer
What would Christmas be without Christmas Jews? I'm not thinking of the originals, Jesus, Mary and Joseph, but of their distinguished musical co-religionists: Irving ("White Christmas") Berlin, Mel "Chestnuts roasting on an open fire" Torme and the Brooklyn trinity of Streisand, Diamond and Manilow.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 17, 2007 | Steve Carney
As the Beach Boys sang, "Christmas comes this time each year," and so does the wall-to-wall holiday music at KOST-FM (103.5). Friday at 8:30 a.m. the station's "Sounds of the Season" began with Barry Manilow's version of "White Christmas," and the theme will continue through Dec. 25. KOST, which plays holiday songs from contemporary artists as well as classics by Gene Autry, Andy Williams and others, began its tradition of nonstop seasonal music in 2001.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 14, 2007 | Susan King
Despite generally glowing reviews, especially for Angelina Jolie's performance, "A Mighty Heart" tanked at the box office when it was released in June, making less than $10 million in a relatively wide release of 1,355 theaters. "A Mighty Heart," though, is the type of small, intimate drama that often finds its audience on DVD. It arrives in that format on Tuesday.
WORLD
December 25, 2005 | Louise Roug, Times Staff Writer
Outside the tiny mess hall, a handwritten sign proclaims in a spidery scrawl: "Knight's Den lunch feast. Try the eggnog tonight. (The rest is just Army chow.) Merry Christmas." In this overlooked corner of the Green Zone, troops from Michigan's National Guard celebrated Christmas Eve on Saturday. From daybreak, the soldiers toiled to decorate the spartan hall, open to the 146 "Knights" who are spending the holidays in Iraq.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 20, 2005 | Lynne Heffley, Times Staff Writer
Ah, holiday gift-giving. The fruitcake weighty enough for a doorstop, that plastic singing fish, the Chia Pet, that little treasure at the bottom of the stocking.... Or, the musical equivalent: "Spirit of Christmas," a touring extravaganza at the Kodak Theatre: sweet, tacky and, occasionally, just what you wished it would be. First staged in London and aimed at all ages, this variety show, with retro echoes of cheesy 1970s TV specials, falls in the Merry Christmas, not the Happy Holidays, camp.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 19, 2005 | Steve Appleford, Special to The Times
A great radio station knows its audience and where to lead it, or at least how to show it a good time. KDLD /KDLE-FM, better known as Indie 103.1, is the local upstart challenger to modern-rock leader KROQ-FM, but its holiday concert Friday at the Shrine was no superstar fest on the level of Almost Acoustic Christmas. It was more like the station: smaller, quirkier and truer to its indie ethos, with urgent sets by inspired young bands Giant Drag and the Like.
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