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Times Staff WriterReturn with us to the days of yesteryear, when glamorous movie stars roamed the streets of Los Angeles — and dinner was served during the Academy Awards ceremony. Imagine, if you will, the Cocoanut Grove, where the awards presentation banquets were...
Los Angeles TimesComplete list of nominees Complete Academy Awards coverage To look at Tuesday's Oscar nominations as a whole is to find yourself facing an alternative movie universe where Mike Leigh's beautifully austere but little-seen British "Vera Drake" got...
Times Staff WriterFew artists in the history of American pop are more deserving of the Grammys' top award than the late Ray Charles, so it was hard to feel too disappointed Sunday when his "Genius Loves Company" was named album of the year — even if the award was...
Times Staff WriterBEST DIRECTOR VIDEO: | In the evening's most hotly contested battle, veteran Clint Eastwood triumphed over the slightly less veteran Martin Scorsese to win the Oscar for best director. It was the victory of "Million Dollar Baby," the small, intimate...
Los AngelesTimes Staff WritersRay Charles, the musical innovator whose bold, effortless fusions left an indelible mark on the rock, soul and country music of the past half-century, died Thursday at his Beverly Hills home. He was 73. The cause of death was complications of liver...
TRIBUNE MOVIE CRITIC3½ stars (out of 4) In "Hotel Rwanda," Don Cheadle gives a phenomenal performance as a real-life hero: Paul Rusesabagina, a quiet, meticulous Rwandan hotel manager who, in the face of chaos and slaughter, became an unlikely savior. In the maelstrom's...
TRIBUNE MOVIE CRITIC3 stars (out of 4) The best movies, like great jazz, often follow the effervescent law set down by Duke Ellington: "It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing." "Beyond the Sea" doesn't quite have it. But it's close. There are a lot of things...
Special to The CourantWhen Eddie Murphy discovered that fellow comedian Jamie Foxx was going to play Ray Charles in a film biography, Murphy told Foxx that he had Charles' jaw. What Foxx really needed was the legendary singer's guts. "You had to pray a little bit because...
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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterEarly in "the session," the 45 artists began singing the chorus: We are the world We are the children We are the ones who make a brighter day So, let's start giving. . . . And to their horror, many of the men discovered that the key was far too...
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