CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 2001 |
Billy J. Tidwell, a policy expert for the National Urban League who helped found two pivotal organizations in the wake of the 1965 Watts riots, died Saturday of a heart attack at his home in Silver Spring, Md. He was 58. Tidwell was a founder of the Watts Summer Festival, the first and oldest African American cultural festival, now in its 35th year. He also helped organize the Sons of Watts, a pioneering employment training program.
November 8, 2012 |
With his eight-season residency at Fox's "House M.D. " now complete, Robert Sean Leonard is heading back to the theater in a new production of George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion" at the Old Globe in San Diego. Leonard will play the role of Henry Higgins in the play, which is scheduled to open Jan. 17. "Pygmalion" will be directed by Nicholas Martin and is set to run through Feb. 17. The rest of the cast hasn't been announced. Leonard previously appeared at the Globe nearly 20 years ago in a 1993 production of Shakespeare's "King Lear," starring Hal Holbrook.
March 3, 1988 |
American Ballet Theatre opened its annual season in the vast, hideous and hospitable spaces of Shrine Auditorium Tuesday night with one of those profitable, empty headed, gala-benefit, hippety-hop shows. The top ticket, not incidentally, fetched $500. The stress out front was on partying and star-gazing. The stress on the stage was on lightweight fare. Given the socio-aesthetic context, that made a certain sense.
August 27, 1999 |
Who better, or so you might think, to play the lead in "Dudley Do-Right" than Brendan Fraser, an actor whose persona contains so much of the straight-arrow Canadian Mountie that you could run a retrospective of his career and call it a Dudley Do-Right celebration and no one would object.
July 18, 1990 |
A handsome, middle-aged couple are sitting in a meeting hall, pontificating enthusiastically about contras. But no mention is made of Nicaragua or the Sandinistas. These two are speaking of contras of a different kind--contra dances that take place the third Saturday of every month at the Anaheim Cultural Arts Center. "This is my first time. My husband dragged me here," said Irvine resident Marcella Lowe with a grin.
January 14, 2007
Alien vs. Predator 2 Round one went to the Predators. Who will win this rematch in a small Colorado town? With Reiko Aylesworth, Steven Pasquale, John Ortiz, Shareeka Epps, Johnny Lewis and Sam Trammell. Written by Shane Salerno. Directed by the Brothers Strause. 20th Century Fox, Dec.