CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 2007 |
Private home security services have become a staple in L.A. neighborhoods both wealthy and modest. But now, two Hollywood power players -- Oscar-winning director William Friedkin and his wife, former Paramount Studios boss Sherry Lansing -- contend that one system offered little protection and might even have been an advertisement for burglars.
August 29, 2007 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- In many ways it was a typical night at the Castro Theatre, the venerable 85-year-old revival house in the heart of San Francisco's gay and lesbian district. The house organist opened the show with renditions of "I Get a Kick Out of You" and "That's Entertainment" before being lowered into the pit to the strains of Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy's "San Francisco," as audience members sang along.
May 25, 2007 |
IN "Bug," paranoia is a bug. The bugs themselves -- little, tiny aphids burrowing into the skin, growing in egg sacs under teeth, spawning welts across chests -- may or may not be real. But that's a moot point for Agnes, a sad sack honky-tonk waitress (Ashley Judd) who finds the visions of her laconic drifter lover, Peter (Michael Shannon), utterly contagious -- an intoxicating vision of reality that leads into a hellish biosphere of tinfoil, Raid and homemade bug-repellent chandeliers.
May 28, 2006 |
"YOUNG and edgy?" William Friedkin rolls the words around and decides they taste just fine. "I'll ascribe to that description. Youth is something that you feel. You can feel old at 30. And from time to time I did." William Friedkin -- everyone calls him Billy -- is 71 now, but with his smooth complexion and lively manner he neither looks nor acts his age. "It's clean living," he says, grinning at the absurdity of the thought. "Clean mind, clean body, take your choice."
April 8, 2006 |
Kent Nagano, who is leaving his post as music director of Los Angeles Opera to become music director of both the Bavarian State Opera in Munich and the Montreal Symphony, is not the only L.A. Opera veteran headed for Munich.
April 2, 2005
William Friedkin, the Academy Award-winning movie director and also director of the L.A. Opera's "Ariadne auf Naxos" last year, will stage Tracy Letts' "The Man From Nebraska," a 2004 Pulitzer Prize finalist, at South Coast Repertory's Argyros Stage next season. Also announced on a partial list of South Coast's 2005-06 season are Brecht's "The Caucasian Chalk Circle," which will open the Segerstrom Stage season on Sept.