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Leroy Cooper Musician in Charles band Leroy Cooper, 80, who played baritone saxophone for Ray Charles from the 1950s through the 1970s and at times served as bandleader for the R&B pianist, died of heart failure Jan. 15 at his home in Orlando, Fla., the...
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Special to The TimesSteven Spielberg, who at 22 was hired by Universal to a long-term contract, started out his career as the teacher's pet of the Movie Brat generation. With the unveiling of his first Indiana Jones escapade in 19 years today at Cannes, he's proffering yet...
Special to The Times"RACHEL Getting Married," a new movie from director Jonathan Demme and starring Anne Hathaway, opened this month and quickly became a surprise hit. In the film, Hathaway plays a recovering drug addict who's released from rehab to join her sister's raucous...
Zap2It.comRachel is getting more than married: She has six nominations for Film Independent's Spirit Awards. " Rachel Getting Married," wherein an addict played by Anne Hathaway leaves rehab for her sister's wedding, was joined by suicide drama "Ballast" and...
Times Staff Writer"Neil Young: Heart of Gold" is a concert film and something more. It's the record of a life, a musical and spiritual autobiography, and as directed by Jonathan Demme it taps into the kind of unashamed, unsentimental emotion that's become increasingly rare...
Sun Arts WriterIn terms of sheer movie queen glam, the likes of Nicole Kidman haven't been seen in Charm City in decades. So it's all the more notable that the statuesque Australian beauty will star in Invasion, which is scheduled to shoot here this fall. That's not to...
Special to The Times"THE VIBE was like a good poetry slam or something," said Rosemarie DeWitt of working on the set of Jonathan Demme's "Rachel Getting Married" with its upscale-bohemian, groovy, multicultural backyard wedding. Although the cast includes DeWitt as Rachel,...
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer"Ballast," an austere drama about a grieving man who forms a bond with a woman and her young son, "Frozen River," a somber tale about the relationship between two poverty-stricken women, and "Rachel Getting Married," an intimate drama about a young...
If you've ever watched an Oscar telecast, you know that nothing is quite so cringe-inducing as the musical numbers that punctuate the show, numbers that end up trying too hard to be either flamboyant or hip, often falling short on both counts. I can...
Special to the TribuneThe members of the World Festival Symphony Orchestra are accustomed to performing on strings, brass, woodwinds and percussion. It's just the specific forms of these instruments that might feel a little foreign to the musicians as they rehearse this week:...
Times Staff Writer"The Agronomist" is a wonderful gift in a plain brown wrapper, an unexpectedly moving and exciting story that's arrived with a most ordinary title and a subject matter not likely to make heartbeats quicken. It almost seems an act of magic that an...
FOR THE TIMESFriday October 3, 1997 Longtime Hollywood producer David Brown says in the production notes for "Kiss the Girls" that he had been so frightened by John Patterson's source novel that he had to close the blinds in his house while reading it. That's...
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