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Weekend events: Botanic garden tour, Whitney Houston tribute among Inland Valley things to do


‘Hamilton’ brings the revolution to LA: Here’s our review

Anyone in the vicinity of the Pantages Theatre on Wednesday afternoon got the message, big time: the “Hamilton” juggernaut has hit Southern California. Hours before the monster-hit musical’s official local debut, its creator...

By Paul Hodgins @octheaterguy on Twitter|


  • Movies & TV

    ‘Western Weekend’ among movie screening events in the Los Angeles area

    Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Santa Monica area Movie at Studio City Branch Library: “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” (2017), 2:30 p.m. Aug. 18. 12511 Moorpark St. 818-755-7873. New Beverly Cinema: “The Spy Who Loved Me” (1977), 6:30, with “Moonraker” (1979), 9:05 Aug. 18-19; “Django Unchained” (2012), 11:59 p.m. Aug. 18. “E.T.: The...

    Holly Andres

  • Musical theater

    Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda and the cast of ‘Hamilton’ perform outside the Pantages in Hollywood

    The musical juggernaut, “Hamilton,” is hosting its opening night tonight at the Pantages in Hollywood and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda stopped by Los Angeles for an iconic Ham4Ham. Cast and other guests joined Lin-Manuel onstage before they announced the Ham4Ham lottery ticket winners. They gave fans a little musical surprise and gave California some love with a fitting mashup. And, of course, fans joined in and sang tracks from the musical...

    Maria Cavassuto Los Angeles Daily News|

  • Entertainment

    Here’s the secret weapon that makes ‘Marvel’s The Defenders’ on Netflix work

    Don’t overthink this. “Marvel’s The Defenders” brings the paths of four New York City-based comic-book superheroes together so they can fight a common enemy. The eight-part Netflix series wastes no time getting into the action, but is somewhat slow picking up steam. The streaming giant has already introduced the characters in the series “Jessica Jones,” “Luke Cage,” “Daredevil” and “Iron Fist.” If...

    Rob Lowman

  • Entertainment

    The unlikely story of how rap underdog movie ‘Patti Cake$’ came to be

    Music video director Geremy Jasper’s feature writing-directing debut, “Patti Cake$,” draws on his own youth in a cruddy New Jersey suburb, from which the bright lights of Manhattan were easily visible yet seemed impossibly distant. Perhaps what’s more remarkable about his tale of an aspiring white rapper is that it works out to be a remarkable study of three generations of women whose fraught relationships with one another become fuel for both creative and...

    Bob Strauss

  • Race and ethnicity

    LeBron James tweets that Donald Trump made hate ‘fashionable again’ following Charlottesville protests

    Basketball star LeBron James took to Twitter to express his disdain for President Donald Trump’s remarks this afternoon about the events in Charlottesville, Virginia. If you are reading this on a mobile device, click here.

    Angela Ratzlaff

  • Education

    Longtime dance teacher at Fontana’s A.B. Miller High wins $20,000 grant

    FONTANA >> Nicole Robinson never intended to spend 22 years at A.B. Miller High School in the Fontana Unified School District. “I started working here as just kind of this period between college and maybe wanting to pursue some things professionally,” she said. “So, I was just like, ‘This could work; I’ll have health insurance and I can just figure out what I want to do.’ ” Newly graduated from Cal State San Bernardino...

    Beau Yarbrough

  • Air shows

    Love the Hangar 24 AirFest in Redlands? Check out the new show in Lake Havasu City

    REDLANDS >> Hangar 24 Craft Brewery is preparing to share a hometown tradition with residents of Lake Havasu City, Arizona. The craft brewery plans to replicate its popular AirFest, held each spring at Redlands Municipal Airport, this fall at Lake Havasu City Airport. On Nov. 4, the company will host the new AirFest to celebrate the first...

    Sandra Emerson

  • Theater

    ‘Hamilton’ creator Lin-Manuel Miranda will host a live #Ham4Ham ticket lottery outside the Pantages

    Lin-Manuel Miranda won’t be onstage at the Hollywood Pantages for the opening day of the LA run of his musical “Hamilton,” but he’ll be on the sidewalk selling the show (whose stars we talked to a few days ago). Video:

    Sandra Barrera

  • Entertainment

    5 things to know about KCON LA, the Korean pop culture convention and music festival

    Not all news about Korea is troubling. The sixth annual KCON, taking place at Staples Center and the L.A. Convention Center Friday through Sunday under the banner of “Let’s KCON,” introduces fans to the latest in Korean pop, or K-pop, culture and entertainment. “KCON is not only about K-pop but other interesting and fun aspects of Korean culture, whether it’s K-fashion, K-beauty and the interest around...

    Sandra Barrera

  • Animated movies

    Here’s what ‘Logan Lucky’s’ Riley Keough, Elvis Presley’s granddaughter, says about Steven Soderbergh heist film

    As a kid, Riley Keough was drawn to such performers as Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson and Al Pacino. “Looking back, it’s because the men had roles that were more dynamic,” says the busy 28-year-old actress. “I think a lot of the roles for women then were simpler.” Keough recently met Pacino while shooting Barry Levinson’s HBO film about Joe Paterno. The Oscar-winning actor is playing the legendary college football coach who fell from...

    Rob Lowman

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