Thursday, May 23

Garver helps find constant ‘improvement’ on top-rated show

Garver helps find constant ‘improvement’ on top-rated show Creative consultant for show speaks tonight as part of Extension series By Rodney Tanaka The writers of "Home Improvement" once approached Tim Allen with an idea for a show where his wife Jill wants to buy him an emotional birthday gift. Read more...




Love in time

Love in time of strife This week, Los Angeles’ Ahmanson debuts Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s production of ‘Miss Saigon.’ In the classic vein of ill-fated love stories like ‘Casablanca,’ ‘Les Miserables’ and ‘A Farewell to Arms,’ its stellar quality simply stuns. Read more...


Jamming ‘Jelly’ pushes tapping, non-stop fun to hilt

Jamming ‘Jelly’ pushes tapping, non-stop fun to hilt Wolf’s acclaimed, astounding musical stops in Los Angeles for limited engagement By Jennifer Richmond Daily Bruin Staff The members of The Jungle Inn are patiently waiting for their newest member, Jelly Roll Morton (Maurice Hines) to make his grand entrance in "Jelly’s Last Jam." But what appears to be just another ’20s speakeasy, actually turns out to be a sort of courtroom "somewheres ‘tween heaven ‘n hell." Jelly, a jazz legend in his own mind, is about to be put on trial by other-worldly spirits ­ and the verdict will either get him life in heaven or hell. Read more...


Comedy keeps vice away in ‘Miami Rhapsody’

Comedy keeps vice away in ‘Miami Rhapsody’ Sarah Jessica Parker runs the show in latest film By Mike Horowitz Daily Bruin Senior Staff Sarah Jessica Parker has been doing fun character work for a while, but she’s never really been given a movie to carry on her own. Read more...


Afro-Cuban orchestra pays tribute to mambo king

Afro-Cuban orchestra pays tribute to mambo king By Gaby Mora Daily Bruin Staff In a tribute to the legendary mambo king, Mario Bauza, the Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra will perform its spicy genre known as Latin Jazz at the Veterans Wadsworth Theater Saturday. Read more...