Is the stigma finally disappearing? Next month, the Pacific Symphony in Costa Mesa, Calif., will present three nights of classical music showcasing concert works by composers better known for their…
With the exception of a few top-tier names, most composers toil away in the shadow of A-list movie stars and directors. The exception comes with six European film music festivals, where they -- and…
Ronni Chasen was remembered as a brilliant publicist, as well as a loyal and funny friend, at a memorial service Sunday morning at Hillside Memorial Park in Culver City. The crowd easily numbered…
Mere dollars couldn't have bankrolled the wave of publicity that rolled "Grendel" into its sold-out performance to round out the Los Angeles Opera's 20th season last week. A number of elements pumped…
In an era of hyper-powered action spectacles, "S.W.A.T." arrives looking stodgy, without exciting heroes or villains, or, especially, the kinetic cinema to make it memorable. Nonetheless, this…
David Javerbaum, a scribe for "The Daily Show," and former staff writer for "Late Show with David Letterman," has won the Richard Rodgers Development Award for his new musical, "Suburb."
"Sphere" is an empty shell. Derivative of any number of famous sci-fi movies and as full of false promises as the Wizard of Oz, this portentous underwater "Thing" swims along with reasonable good…