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Mexico’s Wonder Woman: Long Beach Opera tells the tale of Frida Kahlo

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Turning a coma into comedy worked for ‘Big Sick’s’ Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon

It’s been an unconventional journey for comedian Kumail Nanjiani, one that’s taken him from Karachi, Pakistan to a small college in Iowa and then on to life as a struggling stand-up before finding success on the “Late Show With D...

By Rob Lowman|

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  • Music festivals

    How should you get to Arroyo Seco Weekend? Here’s a few options to avoid traffic

    With music and arts festival Arroyo Seco Weekend coming up in less than five days, the city of Pasadena is preparing itself for huge crowds and a potential traffic mess. Here are some ways to stay safe and navigate through any possible transportation fiascos. Use the Gold Line “In terms of planning your trip wisely, consider using public transportation,” said William Boyer, Pasadena’s city spokesperson. “Use the Metro...

    By Elise Takahama etakahama@scng.com|

  • Music festivals

    Arroyo Seco Weekend isn’t a stress-tival, it’s all about chilling out to summer jams

    The scene at most ultra-hip music festivals around the country can be pretty familiar: Stages bearing the trendiest acts around, plus dust, heat, little shade, and overlapping sets a half-mile apart. But the new Arroyo Seco Weekend, debuting this year in Pasadena, promises a something a little more relaxed: a few Top 40 regulars — Tom Petty, Mumford and Sons and Weezer — plus the green, grassy grounds of the Rose Bowl, the shade of acres of sturdy oak trees and picnic...

  • Award shows

    2017 BET Awards: 5 things to watch for when the show airs

    Will Leslie Jones slay with her comedy? Will Nicki Minaj actually show up? Or do you just want to talk more about the BET Experience? These and more questions will be answered when the BET Awards air on BET 8 p.m. Sunday from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Here are 5 things to know before...

    Michelle Mills
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  • Movies & TV

    John Huston films among upcoming movie screening events in the Los Angeles area

    Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Santa Monica area Cinefemme presents Bluestocking Films: Short films that celebrate female-centric stories, 7 p.m. June 23. Check website for titles. Tickets $12. Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. www.americancinematheque.com Movie at L.A. Workers Center: Film historian-critic Ed Rampell introduces a series that marks...

    Holly Andres
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  • Film festivals

    What to see at the LA Film Festival today, June 21, 2017: ‘The Night Guard’

    Winner of several awards at other film festivals, Diego Ros’ “The Night Guard” (7 p.m., ArcLight Culver City) sounds like the kind of dark comic hoot we’ve come to expect from Mexican cinema. A security worker finds himself in an Orwellian (or is it Bunuelian? Borgesian?) mess when his colleague describes a crime at the construction site they guard to the police differently then he remembers it. Tension ensues as absurdity escalates. — Bob...

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  • Entertainment

    Jerrod Niemann ready to get rowdy at Queen Mary’s Shipkicker Country Music Festival in Long Beach

    Country music singer-songwriter Jerrod Niemann, who is known for hits such as “Drink to That All Night” and “Lover, Lover,” his countrified cover of Sonia Dada’s “You Don’t Treat Me No Good,” is ready to party with Southern California fans during his turn at the Queen Mary’s Shipkicker Country Music Festival in Long Beach.The third annual event, which will be held at the Waterfront Events Park next to the historic landmark...

  • Entertainment

    Roger Waters at Staples Center mixes new and Pink Floyd songs, Donald Trump commentary

    There’s so much to take in from a concert like the one staged by Rogers Waters, the legendary Pink Floyd singer and bassist, at Staples Center on Tuesday, but let’s start near the finish with “Us and Them,” a track off the iconic album “Dark Side Of The Moon” and the song that that provided the name for the 73-year-old Englishman’s current Us + Them tour.Musically it rests on the dreamier side of Waters’ and the Floyd’s...

    Peter Larsen
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  • Entertainment

    What’s coming in ‘The Mist’ as Spike takes on Stephen King’s horror story

    Life is a mess in Bridgeville, Maine, the setting of Spike’s new 10-part series “The Mist,” adapted from Stephen King‘s 1980 novella of the same name. Eve (Alyssa Sutherland of “Vikings”) has been suspended for teaching students sex education, but her daughter Alex (Gus Birney) is feeling pressures of her own. After attending a high school party (with her father’s permission), Alex is accusing the high school football...

    Rob Lowman
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  • Entertainment

    Dawes is the most Arroyo Seco Weekend band, but don’t typecast them

    Over the course of four previous albums, Dawes has often been typecast as a folk-rock band in the Laurel Canyon tradition of the Eagles or Jackson Browne. Dawes guitarist/singer Taylor Goldsmith sees some validity in those comparisons, but has always felt they sold his band short when it came to the range of its music. “I feel there are elements on all of our records that sure, of course, they totally fit into folk-rock or whatever,” he said during a recent phone...

    By Alan Sculley Correspondent|

  • Entertainment

    Autry Museum’s ‘Play’ puts fun at the forefront

    Inside the Autry Museum’s new exhibition, “Play,” curator Carolyn Brucken is calling attention to a Rube Goldberg-style contraption mounted to the wall. “You can turn the handle,” she says. In doing so, it sets into motion a chain of events — novelty toys spin, a retro fan blows and a flock of brightly colored kites glides across the ceiling on a cord that continuously loops over bicycle wheels. Watching it unfold sends us...

    Sandra Barrera
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