Theater review: ‘Timing’ is everything it should be in Long Beach |Sep 19, 2017

Since taking its first bows in 1993, David Ives’ “All in the Timing” has enjoyed a robust life on smaller stages everywhere, thanks to the brevity, minimal technical demands and skilled, witty writing of its six one-act plays.

The Getty’s ‘Iphigenia in Aulis’ remains a tale for all time |Sep 19, 2017

Ancient Greek dramatist Euripides’ play “Iphigenia in Aulis” could seem remote. What have we in common with a father who sacrifices his daughter to the gods in exchange for better weather that will help him wage war? Or is it so far-fetched? How many parents have sacrificed their children to their ideals, for their egos, because of dangerously irrational adherence to misunderstood rules? As Euripides penned the legend, the Greek fleet, under its commander-in-chief, Agamemnon, has gathered in Aulis to launch war on Troy for return of the legendarily often-abducted Helen.

‘Guys and Dolls’ is a musical winner in Whittier |Sep 19, 2017

Once upon a time, Damon Runyan was a household word. His stories, with their very specific form of dialogue and wry humor, celebrated the gamblers and chiselers of early 20th-century Broadway in a way nobody else has ever matched.

NBC’s Carson Daly announces death of mom Pattie Daly Caruso |Sep 18, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Carson Daly’s mother has died. The “Today” show correspondent and “The Voice” host announced the death of Pattie Daly Caruso in a statement read by his “Today” colleague Matt Lauer on the NBC program Monday.

Compelling ‘Tale of Two Cities’ does justice to Dickens’ novel |Sep 18, 2017

Any time someone translates a novel to the stage, there is risk involved. The depth of interior monologue, the detail of setting and character, the convolutions of plot and emotion, even the poetry of language used to provide all of this, are all limited by the confines of the stage and the time frame expected of a standard play.

Rose Bowl offers naming rights, here’s what the field will be called |Sep 17, 2017

PASADENA >> For the first time, the Rose Bowl’s storied field — home to hundreds of gridiron and soccer clashes and live performances by the world’s top musicians — could bear a name.

‘It’ stomps ‘mother!’ with $60M in its second week |Sep 17, 2017

NEW YORK >> The Stephen King adaptation “It” continues to scare up record ticket sales, taking in an estimated $60 million in its second week and leaving a paltry $7.5 million for Darren Aronofsky’s audacious genre-bending psychological thriller “mother!” New Line and Warner Bros.

Photos, news and more from the 2017 Emmy Awards |Sep 17, 2017

Complete coverage from the 2017 Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.

Emmys 2017: ‘Handmaid’s Tale,’ ‘Big Little Lies’ wins big |Sep 17, 2017

Sunday night’s 69th Primetime Emmy Awards reflected the diversity of the television landscape as well as the current political climate. Hosted by Stephen Colbert from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, the TV awards show also highlighted the work of women in the medium.

Steve Smith: Rolling Stones hit the road again, Steely Dan to carry on, Oingo Boingo Dance Party sets Halloween shows |Sep 15, 2017

In March 1965, The Rolling Stones undertook their first European tour. Last Saturday in Hamburg, Germany, with 74-year-old Mick Jagger continuing to defy nature by dancing up a storm for a full two hours, the band kicked off its No Filter Tour, its 18th invasion of the continent, reports Britain’s Mirror.

10 most anticipated films of Fall 2017 |Sep 15, 2017

We thought about giving this story a catchy headline like “Ten Movies You Must See Before You Die This Fall,” but then if you took that too literally you wouldn’t be around to see how we did — which of our picks ended up getting Oscar love, which would clean-up at the box office, and which were destined for an eternity of cult adoration.

These are the movie release dates for the 91 most anticipated films of fall 2017 |Sep 15, 2017

SEPT. 22 Battle of the Sexes: The famed 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King (Oscar-winner Emma Stone) and Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) is dramatized in this film from “Little Miss Sunshine” directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris.

Fall Films 2017: Can Wonder Woman, Luke Skywalker and Thor save the movies’ most serious season? |Sep 15, 2017

It’s fall, the time when people who think about movies usually get excited about thoughtful films. Maybe not so much this year, though. Following a disastrous summer at the box office, cinephiles of all stripes are most concerned about the health of the theatrical industry.

Character actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at age 91 |Sep 15, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> Harry Dean Stanton, the shambling, craggy-face character actor with the deadpan voice who became a cult favorite through his memorable turns in “Paris, Texas,” ‘’Repo Man” and many other films and TV shows, died Friday at age 91.

How to see Prophets of Rage perform at a Long Beach record store |Sep 15, 2017

Politically charged supergroup Prophets of Rage will make an appearance at Long Beach’s Fingerprints Records, 420 E.

We’re covering the 2017 Emmys red carpet. Follow us on Instagram and Snapchat |Sep 14, 2017

The biggest night in Television has arrived. Who will be the night’s big winners – Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” HBO’s “Westworld,” or TV darling NBC’s “This is Us”? Starting at 2 p.

Class Act: Let’s call this fall ‘Leonard Bernstein season’ |Sep 14, 2017

Leonard Bernstein — composer, conductor, pianist, educator, television pioneer, etc. — was born Aug. 25, 1918, which means that the many, but not all, of the upcoming classical music seasons will be filled with Lenny’s music.

Weekend events: Rick Shea appearance in Burbank among San Gabriel Valley things to do |Sep 14, 2017

MUSIC Matter of Time Rick Shea: The singer/songwriter, celebrates his new album, “The Town Where I Live,” with a record release party.

Stagecoach 2018: Garth Brooks, Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban and more camping headed to country festival |Sep 13, 2017

The line-up for the 12th annual Stagecoach Country Music Festival has finally been announced. Though word leaked out a bit early, it is confirmed that five-time CMA entertainer of the year and country music icon Garth Brooks will headline Stagecoach for the first time ever, closing out the festival on Sunday, April 29, at the Empire Polo Club in Indio.

Angelina Jolie’s ‘First They Killed My Father’ opens Cambodia Town Film Festival in Long Beach this weekend |Sep 13, 2017

The lineup varies from full-length films that touch on the deadly Khmer Rouge regime, horror, comedy and even a live stand-up show. But in one way or another, all of the films in the upcoming

Get in free to more than 50 museums around Southern California to celebrate Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA on Sunday |Sep 13, 2017

Now here’s some good news: This weekend will provide an opportunity to see some of Southern California’s best museums – for free. On Sunday Sept. 17, more than 50 cultural centers are waiving entrance fees in celebration of

Former NFL player Brandon Browner arrested in La Verne, suspected of making criminal threats |Sep 12, 2017

LA VERNE >> Former NFL cornerback Brandon Browner was arrested in La Verne on suspicion of making criminal threats, police confirmed Tuesday. La Verne police Lt. Justin Newman said Browner, 33, of Pomona was taken into custody about 8:30 p.

Before Green Day’s Rose Bowl debut, here are the band’s 25 greatest songs |Sep 12, 2017

With over three decades and 12 studio albums under their studded belts, Green Day has produced hundreds of ultra-catchy tunes to make you pump your fist, shed a tear or want to start a revolution. As the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers prepare to close out the North American leg of their Revolution Radio tour on Saturday, Sept.

Creative Arts Emmys go to ‘SNL’ hosts, ‘Handmaiden’s’ and ‘This Is Us’ guest actors |Sep 11, 2017

LOS ANGELES — “Saturday Night Live” produced both outstanding guest actor in a comedy series winners today on the final night of the two- night Creative Arts Emmy Awards while the drama winners were from NBC’s “This Is Us” and Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale.

The Pains of Being Pure At Heart liven up their sound on ‘The Echo of Pleasure’ |Sep 11, 2017

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart just might be shedding the last vestiges of its former indie-band mystique on its fourth album, “The Echo of Pleasure.” Its leader, singer/songwriter Kip Berman, formed the band in New York City in 2007, and has guided it out from behind its former wall-of-guitar sound to tinker with and ultimately embrace more commercial forms.

Imagine Dragons ‘Believer’ tops the LA charts |Sep 11, 2017

MUSIC IHEARTRADIO TOP 10 SONGS IN L.A. 1. Believer: Imagine Dragons 2. HUMBLE.: Kendrick Lamar 3. There’s Nothing Holdin Me Back: Shawn Mendes 4. Shape of You: Ed Sheeran 5.

Stranger stuff happens in ‘Better Things’ second season |Sep 11, 2017

In the first episode of the second season of FX’s “Better Things,” Pamela Adlon’s harried divorced mom Sam Fox is giving a party at her house. The vibe is a bit off. Her good friend Sunny (Alysia Reiner) has left her husband and brought her rich new boyfriend — along with her ex.

‘It’ floats away with record-breaking $117.2 million weekend |Sep 10, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> ‘It’ is a hit. The Stephen King adaptation from New Line and Warner Bros. shattered records over the weekend earning $117.2 million from 4,103 locations according to studio estimates on Sunday.

Search begins for the 100th Rose Queen and her Royal Court |Sep 9, 2017

The search for the 100th Rose Queen began Saturday as the first round of tryouts were held for the 2018 Royal Court. Young women from the greater Pasadena area will be vying to become a part of Rose Parade history and be named to the 2018 Royal Court, and one will be crowned the 100th Rose Queen on Oct.

Steve Smith: John Williams at the Hollywood Bowl and an interview with Peter Asher |Sep 8, 2017

Peter Asher, accompanied by veteran English fingerpicking guitarist Albert Lee (who devoted more than 20 years to The Everly Brothers as their musical director-lead guitarist), lands at McCabe’s in Santa Monica for a three-night stand next weekend.

Producer Jason Blum has a bloody good time at Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights |Sep 8, 2017

Even as a kid, Jason Blum was always over-the-top with Halloween. With the help and influence of his mother, each year around Sept. 1 he’d start to construct his own handmade costume made of mostly carefully molded papier-mâché and paint.

‘Family Guy’s’ Seth MacFarlane enters ‘Star Trek’ sci-fi space with ‘The Orville’ but seems a little lost |Sep 8, 2017

Fox’s new space series “The Orville” opens with a familiar situation — just not one you expect in a sci-fi inspired show. In “The Orville,” Seth MacFarlane, the guy who created “The Family Guy” plays Ed Mercer, a starship pilot who comes home to find someone in bed with his wife, Kelly (Adrianne Palicki).

What to watch: ‘Fear the Walking Dead,’ ‘Miss America,’ ‘Good Place’ and Angelina Jolie’s latest |Sep 8, 2017

Catch up on The Good Place: (Available on Netflix) The NBC comedy created by Michael Schur (“Parks and Recreation”) returns for a second season Sept. 28. Kristen Bell plays Eleanor Shellstrop, a bad person who was slated for the bad place after her death, but due to a clerical error ends up in the good place.

‘Silent Sky’ at International City Theatre views the stars as mystical |Sep 7, 2017

The recent “Great American Eclipse” aligned the stars perfectly for International City Theatre. That once-in-a-lifetime event coincided with the opening of “Silent Sky,” a drama that pretty much spends most of its time looking upward at the nighttime skies as its astronomer characters try to unlock the mysteries of the universe.

Lift-Off Film Festival, Jeanne Moreau tribute among movie screenings in the LA area |Sep 7, 2017

Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Santa Monica area Burbank International Film Festival: Movies include features, shorts, student and special anniversary, Sept. 6-10. Most tickets $15.

Weekend events: ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’ opera among San Gabriel Valley things to do |Sep 7, 2017

THEATER Star-crossed dreams “Lucia di Lammermoor”: Pacific Opera Project presents Donizetti’s tragedy about the doomed love affair between two members of opposing families in 17th century Scotland.

Radio stations in Northridge, Mission Viejo unite, and here’s what it might mean to your commute |Sep 7, 2017

Fans of eclectic music for grown-ups will welcome a new addition to Southern California airwaves on Tuesday when KCSN-FM and KSBR-FM, public radio stations based in Orange County and the San Fernando Valley, join forces to form the New 88.

Why Donald Trump’s election caused ‘Broad City’ comedy duo to refocus new season |Sep 7, 2017

Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, the duo behind “Broad City,” are looking more mature than their alter-egos on the Comedy Central series. Sitting down to talk about the fourth season of the show — which includes the duo’s reaction to living in the Trump era — Glazer is in a smart black summery dress and Jacobson wears a black blouse paired with a maroon skirt that would be well-suited for a business meeting.

‘Outlander’s’ Caitriona Balfe talks about major changes this season and saying goodbye to some characters |Sep 7, 2017

Caitriona Balfe knew there was a loyal “Outlander” fan base when she took on the role of Claire for the Starz adaptation of Diana Gabaldon’s series of best-selling novels, but she was surprised at the response she’s gotten from fans.

This is why ‘It’ director says Stephen King’s killer clown horror movie was so hard to film |Sep 6, 2017

Making “It,” Stephen King’s 1986 horror novel about an alien killer clown who feasts on the fears of children in Derry, Maine, every 27 years, into a feature film was itself a frightening proposition.

Elisabeth Moss thinks we should be paying attention to rape and violence against women before the ‘Top of the Lake’ premiere |Sep 6, 2017

For someone who enjoys laughing, Elisabeth Moss finds herself attracted to dark roles. Coming off her Emmy-nominated role in Hulu’s intense, dystopian “The Handmaid’s Tale,” the actress returns to TV as Detective Robin Griffin in “Top of the Lake: China Girl,” a six-part crime mystery airing on Sundance over three nights beginning Sunday.

Amazon’s ‘One Mississippi’ takes on racism, sexual harassment and being gay in its second season |Sep 6, 2017

In the second season of Tig Notaro’s comedy “One Mississippi,” her character is settling into life in Biloxi, Mississippi, with her stepdad Bill (John Rothman) and history teacher brother Remy (Noah Harpster).

‘Star Wars IX’ director exits project due to differing ‘visions,’ Lucasfilm says |Sep 5, 2017

Colin Trevorrow will no longer be directing the ninth “Star Wars” movie, according to a statement on a Lucasfilm website. “Lucasfilm and Colin Trevorrow have mutually chosen to part ways on “Star Wars: Episode IX,” the message that appeared on

Here’s what you can expect from ‘You’re the Worst’ this season |Sep 4, 2017

Everything is turned upside down at the beginning of season four of FXX’s “You’re the Worst,” except, of course, how screwed up Jimmy and Gretchen are. At the end of last season, novelist Jimmy (Chris Geere) proposed to music publicist Gretchen (Aya Cash) on a hilltop overlooking Los Angeles and then immediately abandoned her.

Palace announces Prince William, Kate expecting third child |Sep 4, 2017

LONDON >> Kensington Palace said Monday that Prince William and his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting their third child. The announcement comes as a surprise, as there had been little indication that William’s wife, the former Kate Middleton, was pregnant.

Harvard senior Brynn Elliott is taking time off from school to go on tour, will open for Lifehouse, Switchfoot at the Greek |Sep 3, 2017

Brynn Elliott’s college experience has really been anything but typical. The 22-year-old Atlanta, Georgia native, who is currently enrolled in her senior year at Harvard University has been juggling her rising career in music while attempting to maintain a stellar GPA.

Steely Dan co-founder, guitarist, Walter Becker dies at 67 |Sep 3, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> Walter Becker, the guitarist, bassist and co-founder of the 1970s rock group Steely Dan, which sold more than 40 million albums and produced such hit singles as “Reelin’ In the Years,” “Rikki Don’t Lose that Number” and “Deacon Blues” has died.

A slow Labor Day caps a down summer at the box office |Sep 3, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> With no new wide releases, Hollywood basically took the Labor Day weekend off and put an end to what’s expected to be the lowest earning summer movie going season since 2006 — the last time the industry saw a sub-$4 billion summer.

Queens of the Stone Age try hotshot producer, new sounds on ‘Villains’ |Sep 2, 2017

@samgnerre on Twitter Queens of the Stone Age prides itself on never sounding the same way twice. The loose aggregation of musicians, founded by Josh Homme in Palm Desert in 1996 after he left his former stoner metal band Kyuss, presents one of its most confounding works yet with “Villains,” its seventh album.

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MUSIC IHEARTRADIO TOP 10 SONGS IN L.A. 1. Believer: Imagine Dragons 2. There’s Nothing Holdin Me Back: Shawn Mendes 3. HUMBLE.: Kendrick Lamar 4. Shape of You: Ed Sheeran 5.