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Special to The TimesALOVE scene between logophiles: "I want to put my words in your mouth," the woman says. "I want to put my words all over your face." The man is silent. Woman: "Could you just say something?" Pause. "Anything." Man: "I voted absentee last year?" Woman:...
Miriam Makeba, the South African singer who for more than half a century brought the intricate rhythms of her native land to millions of listeners around the world and whose role as a spokeswoman against apartheid subjected her to 31 years of exile,...
Special to The TimesThere's nothing like a little harp music to soothe jangled nerves. Popular at weddings, funerals and not a few brises, the age-old instrument, with its sensual curves and ethereal-sounding glissandi, not only has an aristocratic air but also seems an...
Music CriticOn my way to the Steve Allen Theater in Hollywood Thursday night for a rare local appearance by Lukas Ligeti, I stopped by Amoeba Music to pick up his new solo CD, "Afrikan Machinery." It was temporarily out of stock. A good sign, I thought. This is...
Times Staff WriterTom Poston, a familiar comedic presence on television since the 1950s, when he was an Emmy Award-winning regular on "The Steve Allen Show" but who may be best remembered as the bumbling handyman on the popular situation comedy "Newhart," has died. He...
Tags: Music Theater, Game Shows, Celebrities, Family, Bob Newhart
Today, Breitbart and Ehrenstein wonder whether Hollywood is relevant in American politics. Previously they debated whether Tinseltown conservatives are in the closet, attempted to define Hollywood values, discussed the role filmmakers should play in the...
There's painting, sculpture and a bunch of short plays. Also a bar, fair trade chocolate and a big bowl of Chex Mix. Now playing at Art Share L.A., "A Thousand Words" is an inviting, if erratic, conversation between nine writers and nine downtown artists....
'Wake Up World' Where: Steve Allen Theater, Center for Inquiry-West, 4773 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood When: 8 p.m. today and Wednesday Price: $10 Contact: (800) 595-4TIX
Special to The TimesThe latest album in RCA's endless Elvis Presley's CD reissue series may have "essential" in the title, but don't believe it. RCA has called nearly a dozen earlier albums or boxed sets "essential," and few have lived up to the claim. However, there is one...
Sun ReporterOh, don't you remember, a long time ago When two little babes, their names I don't know Were stolen away one bright summer day And lost in the woods, I've heard people say --Traditional lullaby As a mother, she would sing it to her children. As a child,...
Tags: Roger Corman, Arts and Culture, Edgar Allan Poe, COPD, Judaism
Sun-SentinelLOS ANGELES -- Barney Martin, a former New York City detective who went into show business and became best known for playing Jerry Seinfeld's father Morty on the comedian's hit television series, has died. He was 82. Martin died of cancer Monday at his...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterSteve Allen, the zany comedian and witty social commentator whose career zipped at warp speed from one occupation to the next--from hosting the original "Tonight" show to lecturing about morality to composing thousands of songs--has died in Encino at...
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