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The week ahead in SoCal theater, Aug. 12-19: 'End of the Rainbow' and more

The week ahead in SoCal theater, Aug. 12-19: 'End of the Rainbow' and more
  • The week ahead in SoCal theater, Aug. 12-19: 'End of the Rainbow' and more FWC: The week ahead in SoCal theater, Aug. 12-19: ‘End of the Rainbow’ and more

    Capsule reviews are by Philip Brandes (P.B.), F. Kathleen Foley (F.K.F.), Margaret Gray (M.G.), Charles McNulty (C.M.) and Daryl H. Miller (D.H.M.). Openings Ada Vox The drag artist and “American Idol” finalist performs; with special guests, “American Idol’s” David Hernandez and Effie Passero….

  • Heavy security as Charlottesville anniversary weekend opens FWC: Heavy security as Charlottesville anniversary weekend opens

    Police blocked off streets and mobilized hundreds of officers for the anniversary of white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Va. The security measures alarmed activists but reassured others who said they have painful memories of last year’s chaos. Local and state authorities framed the weekend’s…

  • How young is too young for jail? California doesn't have an answer, but it should FWC: How young is too young for jail? California doesn’t have an answer, but it should

    When is someone too young to go to jail? Even if it’s a juvenile jail or a so-called probation camp, surely such institutions are not the right place for 8-year-olds, no matter what crimes they may have committed. But how old is old enough? Is it 9? 10? What’s the age threshold for jail? Unlike…

  • Ignore the climate change deniers. California's hellish summer really is a grave warning FWC: Ignore the climate change deniers. California’s hellish summer really is a grave warning

    In the long, hot, smoky California summer of 2018, as we camp under ash-hued sunset skies, the scariest thought is that the future has arrived, and more intense weather extremes will continue to wreak havoc in years to come. Not just in summer, but with drought-deluge cycles and higher temperatures even in cooler months.

  • The week ahead at SoCal museums, Aug. 12-19: 'The Get Animated Invasion' and more FWC: The week ahead at SoCal museums, Aug. 12-19: ‘The Get Animated Invasion’ and more

    Reviews by Leah Ollman (L.O.). Openings Mad World The unsettling state of contemporary life is explored using works from the museum’s permanent collection. Marciano Art Foundation, 4357 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. Opens Thu. Closed Sun.-Tue. Free; advance reservations required. (424) 204-7555. The Get…

  • A Star Is Born: Anna Gunn turns 50 today FWC: A Star Is Born: Anna Gunn turns 50 today

    Demi Lovato has canceled eight concert dates in Mexico and South America — the balance of her Tell Me You Love Me World Tour — while she spends time in rehab.  The singer, who reportedly overdosed last month, entered a treatment facility last week, which means she’s shelving shows in Mexico (Monterrey and Mexico City), Chile (Santiago), Argentina (Buenos Aires)…

  • Stat corner: Most games played at each position FWC: Stat corner: Most games played at each position

    We’ll take a break this week from looking at one of those newfangled analytical stats and go with something simple: Who played the most games at each position? Here are the top five for each, along with the highest active player (through Thursday): Catcher 1. Ivan Rodriguez, 2,427 2. Carlton Fisk,…

  • Holy fire containment rises to 29% as firefighters battle heat and steep terrain near Lake Elsinore FWC: Holy fire containment rises to 29% as firefighters battle heat and steep terrain near Lake Elsinore

    Firefighters made significant progress overnight against the Holy fire burning in the Cleveland National Forest near Lake Elsinore, raising the fire’s containment to 29%, officials said Saturday. The blaze has been burning along inaccessible ridges and mountains in Orange and Riverside counties…