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Culture MonsterCreating larger-than-life characters for a new opera is no easy task, but composer Peter Ash says that the five lucky kids who populate Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” were so operatic, the question of what vocal types each......
Attention Must Be Paid - Orlando SentinelHere's word from the Orlando Repertory Theater about a change in their schedule for the spring of the 2010-11 season. Word from the Rep: Orlando Repertory Theatre is postponing a production of Disney’s My Son Pinocchio: Geppetto’s Musical Tale to...
Patricia Neal, the willowy, husky-voiced actress who won an Academy Award for 1963's "Hud" and then survived several strokes to continue acting, died on Sunday. She was 84. Neal had lung cancer and died at her home in Edgartown, Mass., on Martha's...
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Her life was marked by professional triumphs, including a Tony Award-winning debut on Broadway in Lillian Hellman's 1946 drama "Another Part of the Forest" and a best actress Oscar for her role in the 1963 drama "Hud." But for Patricia Neal, the husky-...
Culture MonsterPatricia Neal, who died Sunday at age 84, is best known for her role in the movie "Hud," for which she won an Oscar for lead actress in 1964. But the star won another important award early in her career......
Gold DerbyThroughout awards season, "Fantastic Mr. Fox" has been as sneaky as, well, a fox. Though many awards gurus believed Pixar's "Up" would soar invincibly above all rivals, "Fantastic Mr. Fox" won top prizes as the year's best animated film from prestigious...
The Hero ComplexThis a good time to judge Tony DiTerlizzi's book by its cover: The award-winning illustrator and author says his new young-reader novel, "The Search for WondLa," is the most representative of his own personal style in its art, story and......
Special to The Los Angeles TimesChocolate? It's not just a candy anymore. It's an experience here, one that comes with the requisite cravings to be satisfied in Vegas style. A bite into an Ethel M nugget, for instance, releases a flow of bourbon, Scotch or Irish whiskey in what becomes...
Sentinel movie criticIn an age when cartoons are built around pristine computer-generated images and packed with jokes, Henry Selick still makes animation the old fashioned way -- by hand, and scary. Ben Simon of Animated-Views.com credits Selick as inventor "of a whole sub-...
The Associated PressAs the Harry Potter series wraps up this summer, we can look back at two remarkable narratives: Potter the boy wizard and Potter the cultural phenomenon. Potter the phenomenon doesn't compare with the fictional tale for suspense, but it is unique and...
Playing With the Grown-Ups A Novel Sophie Dahl Doubleday/Nan A. Talese: 272 pp., $24 "She does have children, you know," Kitty's magisterial grandfather would tell potential suitors who called looking for Kitty's beautiful mother, Marina. Kitty grew...
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Zap2It.comSchool is in session this summer for Emma Roberts. The "Nancy Drew" actress has signed on to star in "Wild Child," a Nick Moore-directed comedy set in a strict English boarding school. According to Variety, the film centers on a spoiled Malibu teen...
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