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Gala celebrates Plácido Domingo's 50 years on the L.A. stage

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Exactly 50 years after he took the stage in Alberto Ginastera’s “Don Rodrigo,” Plácido Domingo celebrated the golden anniversary of his Los Angeles debut in a starry L.A. Opera gala Friday at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

Sunday, Nov 19

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Henry Cavill on the secrets of Superman's return in 'Justice League'

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By now it’s likely not a spoiler to reveal that “Justice League” includes the return of Superman, who sacrificed himself to save humanity at the end of 2016’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” That film, which was generally regarded as…

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Bernstein's spirit brought back to the stage, from 'Fancy Free' to '1600 Pennsylvania Avenue'

While guest-conducting the Vienna Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein reportedly chided the musicians once for overly polished playing. He must have felt it somehow diminished the all-too-human spirit he was looking for in music.

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Box office: 'Justice League' brings down the hammer on 'Thor'

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In a superhero showdown, the combined forces of Warner Bros.' "Justice League" was enough to topple "Thor: Ragnarok" from the top spot on the box office charts, despite a soft opening for the DC Comics mash-up.

Longtime country singer, songwriter Mel Tillis dies at 85

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Mel Tillis, the longtime country star who wrote hits for Kenny Rogers, Ricky Skaggs and many others, and overcame a stutter to sing on dozens of his own singles, has died.

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Indie Focus: Studying character with 'Mudbound,' 'A Fantastic Woman' and 'Roman J. Israel, Esq.'

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Hello! I’m Mark Olsen. Welcome to another edition of your regular field guide to a world of Only Good Movies.

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L.A. movie openings, Nov. 22-24

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A young boy with musical aspirations visits the Land of the Dead. Voices of Gael García Bernal, Anthony Gonzalez, Benjamin Bratt, Renée Victor. Directed by Lee Unkrich. Co-directed by Adrian Molina.

The week ahead in L.A. theater, Nov. 19-26: 'Resolving Hedda' and more

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Capsule reviews are by Philip Brandes (P.B.), F. Kathleen Foley (F.K.F.), Margaret Gray (M.G.), Charles McNulty (C.M.), Daryl H. Miller (D.H.M.) and David C. Nichols (D.C.N.).

The week ahead in L.A. classical music, Nov. 19-26: The Verdi Chorus, Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra and more

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Bach & Pergolesi Guest conductor Emmanuelle Haïm leads the L.A. Phil in Purcell’s Suite from “The Fairy Queen,” Bach’s Suite No. 3 in D, and Pergolesi’s “Stabat mater” with soprano Laura Claycomb. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave…

The week ahead in L.A. dance, Nov. 19-26: Westside Ballet's 'The Nutcracker' and more

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Sonidos Gitanos Flamenco from Andalusia, Spain, with Maria Bermudez and company. El Portal MainStage Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. Sun., 6 p.m. $40-$75. (818) 508-4200.

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Russell Simmons and Brett Ratner face new allegations of sexual misconduct

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Filmmaker Brett Ratner has long surrounded himself with powerful friends, including music mogul Russell Simmons and filmmaker James Toback, who've shared his playboy lifestyle. And like Ratner, they've also been accused of engaging in…

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LCD Soundsystem is a blast from the dance-band past at the Palladium

Instead of horns, they had synths. And rather than swing, they grooved.

Saturday, Nov 18

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AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dies at 64

Malcolm Young, the AC/DC co-founder whose brash guitar riffs, tight songwriting and live-wire personality defined an era of rock ’n’ roll, has died. He was 64.

Gerardo Monterrubio's 'Mano-Made' works: A swirling vortex of lives, captured on clay

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The Oaxaca-born, L.A.-based artist's sculptures are on view at the Craft in America Center in the second of its three-part series, "Mano-Made: New Expression in Craft by Latino Artists."

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Essential Arts & Culture: The theater-TV nexus, a new CEO at the LA Phil, an art collection comes to light

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“November — with uncanny witchery in its changed trees. With murky red sunsets flaming in smoky crimson behind the westering hills.”

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Overrated/Underrated: 'Alias Grace' is essential, and is anyone still shocked by Marilyn Manson?

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'Alias Grace’: Adapted from a work by novelist Margaret Atwood, this patiently drawn Netflix miniseries also holds a prism up to current times, but unlike “The Handmaid’s Tale,” maybe doesn’t force the viewer into a fetal position of…

Did You Hear ...? Louis C.K. falls further, Taylor Swift kills it and more from the week in entertainment

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A comic’s life turns unfunny, a pop star delivers the goods, movie warrior women show more skin, a magazine gets a new honcho and Hollywood’s dirty secrets surface nonstop: Here’s all that news and more from this week in entertainment.

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DeWanda Wise plays a millennial Nola Darling in Spike Lee's updated 'She's Gotta Have It'

Years ago, a guy DeWanda Wise was dating gave her a DVD of “She’s Gotta Have It,” the debut feature by Spike Lee. The film’s heroine, Nola Darling, a confident young Brooklyn artist who boldly eschews monogamy, the boyfriend said, reminded…

California Sounds: Miguel, Anna St. Louis and Lee Hazlewood

Miguel, “Told You So” (RCA). On this teaser from the San Pedro native’s forthcoming fourth album, “War and Leisure,” the rock ‘n’ soul artist born Miguel Jontel Pimentel rides a squiggly beat that recalls a Chicago acid-house track at half…

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IMDb file: Mandy Patinkin talks 'Wonder,' Inigo Montoya and his first film role

Mandy Patinkin will never escape the 1987 film “The Princess Bride” — nor would he ever want to. The 64-year-old actor has been embraced by fans all over the world for his fast-talking, sword-wielding performance as Inigo Montoya.

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Olivia Munn doesn't understand why anyone is still working with Brett Ratner

It should have been a proud moment. After enduring what she described as sexual harassment by Brett Ratner, Olivia Munn felt she had finally shared her story, on the record and in the proper context.

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Jim Carrey on losing himself inside Andy Kaufman and why he relived it for the documentary ‘Jim & Andy’

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In the new Spike Jonze-produced Netflix documentary "Jim & Andy," director Chris Smith explores how actor Jim Carrey lost himself in the role of gonzo comedian Andy Kaufman in the 1999 film "Man on the Moon."

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Steve Aoki is known for ‘caking’ his music fans, but getting them dressed is his latest move

DJ Steve Aoki is going beyond the music with the U.S. launch of his high-end men's streetwear label, Dim Mak Collection, at selects Saks Fifth Avenue stores. This year, he has been busy launching a number of fashion collaborations…

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Ojai Music Festival's artistic director to retire

Thomas W. Morris, the artistic director of the Ojai Music Festival since 2004, will retire in 2019, the festival announced Friday.

Friday, Nov 17

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The L.A. Phil is modern even when it's Baroque

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“The Messiah” and “Christmas Oratorio” may be waiting in the wings, but Handel and Bach are already at hand. The season of the Baroque has begun, and it’s proving that it can be the timeliest of music if we let it.

Calendar Letters: A ‘Murder’ most fine

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Regarding “‘Murder on the Orient Express’ Fine Actor, So-So as Director” [Nov. 10]: I liked the movie more than the reviewer did. I especially loved the philosophical ending and the destabilizing effect on Poirot. You get the feeling that…

Today in Entertainment: C.B. Cebulski named new Marvel editor-in-chief; U2 and Kendrick Lamar collaborate on new song 'American Soul'

Rose McGowan surrendered Tuesday to law enforcement in Virginia in response to a warrant for her arrest on a drug-possession charge stemming from a January incident at Dulles International Airport near Washington, D.C.The actress, who's…

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U2 and Kendrick Lamar advocate for empathy on new song 'American Soul'

U2 and Kendrick Lamar’s new collaborative single, “American Soul,” might sound a little familiar.

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'Marvel's the Punisher' packs a punch but still suffers from bad timing

Sledgehammer fights, machine gun massacres, bodies disposed of in cement mixers. “Marvel’s the Punisher” has it all in this New York City-based drama where sorta good meets super evil.