Tuesday, October 22

Murder, laughs keep audience on tight ‘Rope’

Murder, laughs keep audience on tight ‘Rope’ Boredom, intelligence, arrogance all play parts as students kill for thrills By Jeana Blackman A pianist is playing delightful tunes on an elegant piano that fits nicely with the chandelier and classy decor. Read more...


Hollywood’s B-sides

Hollywood’s B-sides ‘Forbidden Hollywood’ takes bites at Gump, Pulp, Disney and the rest of Tinseltown in Gerard Alessandrini’s newest parody By Jennifer Richmond Daily Bruin Staff If you’re a major actor in Hollywood, if you’re a famous film director, if you’re anybody famous in Hollywood, DO NOT go see Gerard Alessandrini’s "Forbidden Hollywood." But if you’re a big theater fan who loves film from any era ABSOLUTELY RUN to see this hysterically funny musical that cuts more films than a film editor. Read more...


Like mother, like daughter

Like mother, like daughter Amy Hill’s ‘Reunion’ combines old traditions, different lifestyles By Jennifer Richmond Daily Bruin Staff Sitting by a window at the Beverly Center’s California Pizza Kitchen (CPK), Amy Hill looks nothing like the gray-haired grandmother she plays on either ABC’s "All American Girl" or the character in her one-woman show "Reunion." The character just happens to be her mother. Read more...



New definition of ‘woman’ created by MFA candidate

New definition of ‘woman’ created by MFA candidate Concert presents works on roles of women in society By Lisa Marie Weyh "It’s pronounced ‘Lee-la’," says the 28-year-old choreographer when her name’s pronounced "Lay-la" as it is in the famous Eric Clapton lyric. Read more...


New releases:

New releases: a munificent, not quite magnificent seven The Basketball Diaries Written by Bryan Goluboff Directed by Scott Kalvert Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Wahlberg and Bruno Kirby Based on poet-musician Jim Carroll’s celebrated memoirs, The Basketball Diaries is a mediocre film that could have been a stunner. Read more...


Country rockers bring forth Missouri sound

Country rockers bring forth Missouri sound By Michael Tatum Daily Bruin Senior Staff "Don’t surprised if you come to our show and there’s only 20 people," jokes Brian Henneman, the leader of the Missouri band the Bottle Rockets. Read more...