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BAFTA Awards celebrate achievement in film and solidarity with women

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The energy of change was palpable Sunday evening at Royal Albert Hall as London celebrated the 71st BAFTA Awards. Nearly every attendee — nominees and voting members alike — wore black in collective solidarity with the Time’s Up movement,…

Sunday, Feb 18

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Dreamers turn out for a mariachi opera whose story sings with familiar sorrow

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Jazmin Perez left her on-campus job at Cal State Northridge on Friday night and rushed to meet her mom and little brother. The destination: the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts, where Perez and her family were…

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Cue the mermaids, it's Esa-Pekka Salonen's 'Wing on Wing'

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When invited to become music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in spring 1989, Esa-Pekka Salonen reminisced Friday night onstage after conducting a program in tribute to Frank Gehry at Walt Disney Concert Hall, the bait was that he…

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Kendrick Lamar owes himself more than lifeless corporate gigs

On tour last year behind his hit album “Damn,” Kendrick Lamar performed every night on a stage largely swept free of distractions.

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Indie Focus: Joy, struggle and recognition with 'Black Panther,' 'The Party' and 'Golden Exits'

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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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The week ahead in L.A. theater, Feb. 18-25: 'The School for Wives,' 'A Streetcar Named Desire' 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.) and Daryl H. Miller (D.H.M.).

L.A. movie openings, Feb. 23

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Natalie Portman stars as a biologist on a mission to learn her husband's fate in a mutated coastal sector of the U.S. With Oscar Isaac, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson, Gina Rodriguez, Tuva Novotny. Written and directed by Alex…

The week ahead in L.A. classical music, Feb. 18-25: The Danish String Quartet, pianist Garrick Ohlsson and more

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Black Violin The string duo mixes classical and hip-hop. Musco Center for the Arts, Chapman University, 415 N. Glassell St., Orange. Sun., 7:30 p.m. $30-$55. (844) 626-8726.

The week ahead in L.A. dance, Feb. 18-25: Çudamani, Backhausdance and more

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Bhumi: Mother Earth Balinese music-and-dance troupe Çudamani presents the U.S. premiere of this nature-inspired fable. The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica. Sun., 2 p.m. (family show) and 7 p.m. (full performance). $15-$50. (424)…

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David Glasser was the Weinstein Co.'s 'third brother.' Will his firing be enough to save the business?

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For years, Weinstein Co. President David Glasser served as right-hand man to Harvey Weinstein, working as a peacemaker between the volatile movie mogul and his brother and partner, Bob. He oversaw the company’s operations and was key to…

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Trolls on Twitter make false claims of being assaulted at screenings of 'Black Panther'

As Marvel’s latest superhero movie, “Black Panther,” draws praise and rakes in millions of dollars at the box office, Twitter trolls have emerged across the country attempting to stoke racial division by spreading false reports about the…

Saturday, Feb 17

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Essential Arts & Culture: Art and guns, the Obama portraits and 'Urban Light' turns 10

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Urban lights, presidential portraits and art and guns. It’s been a quite a week in the culture arena. I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, with the week’s essential arts news:; CITY LIGHTS “Urban Light,” the…

Did You Hear ...? 'Black Panther' roars, Aniston and Theroux call it quits and more from the week in entertainment

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A superhero made a statement, a celebrity couple split, and the star of a hit TV show got let go. Here’s all that news and more from this week in entertainment.

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Weinstein Co. board fires president and COO David Glasser 'for cause'

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Weinstein Co.’s president and chief operating officer, David Glasser, has been fired “for cause,” the New York entertainment company’s board of directors said Friday night, in the latest twist for Harvey Weinstein’s beleaguered studio.

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Byrds co-founder Chris Hillman salutes Tom Petty with 'Wildflowers'

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“This is for Tom,” Chris Hillman announced from the stage of the Troubadour in West Hollywood, and that’s all he said before launching into his rendition of Tom Petty’s “Wildflowers” three weeks after Petty died unexpectedly on Oct. 2 at…

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Saturday's TV highlights and weekend talk shows: 'Planet Earth: Blue Planet II' on BBC America

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Final Space This preview of the new animated series, which premieres Feb. 26, is an interstellar comedy created by independent filmmaker, actor, comedian and entrepreneur Olan Rogers and co-produced by Conan O’Brien’s production company.…

Friday, Feb 16

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'Black Panther' set for record February opening after pulling in $25.2-million Thursday night

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“Black Panther,” the latest superhero blockbuster from Marvel Studios, grossed a massive $25.2 million in ticket sales from preview shows Thursday in the U.S. and Canada to set a February record, according to studio estimates.

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Calendar Letters: Give Gloria some credit

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Regarding “Seeing Allred” [Feb. 9]: Gloria Allred accepted our marriage case when no LGBT legal organization would. Her firm did it pro bono. They were the first law firm to file in the case that brought marriage equality to California.…

Classic Hollywood: Trailblazer Ida Lupino, a woman for her time — and ours

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Born Feb. 4, 1918, Ida Lupino would have been a good fit for 2018. Describing herself as “the poor man’s Bette Davis,” the actress turned down roles she didn’t want and spent the subsequent suspensions on the studio lot observing and…

Nothing special about Korean crime comedy 'Detective K: Secret of the Living Dead'

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Through three films now, director Kim Suk-yoon’s “Detective K” series — based on Kim Tak-hwan’s novels — have had at least one reliably entertaining component. The give-and-take between the brilliant but bumbling hero (played by Kim Myung…

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The teen drama 'Everything Sucks' lives up to its name

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What would “Stranger Things” look like if it took place in the ’90s, replaced its sci-fi plot line with a love story and employed a more forgettable cast?

Adorning Wakanda: Meet Douriean Fletcher, the jewelry designer for 'Black Panther'

Douriean Fletcher is the specialty jewelry designer for Marvel Studio's "Black Panther." She looked to put meaning into pieces she used on set and in her retail line inspired by the new film.

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TV This Week, Feb. 18-24: The BAFTAs, 'The Last Rhino' and more

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Coverage of the “2018 Winter Olympics” in PyeongChang, South Korea, continues throughout the week and concludes Feb. 25. Various times, NBC, CNBC, NBC Sports Network and USA

Anna Deavere Smith talks about taking on real people and Shondaland

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Sunday Conversation: Actress-playwright Anna Deavere Smith chats about her upcoming HBO special 'Notes From the Field,' adapted from her one-woman stage show, as well her appearances on 'black-ish' and the soon-to-premiere Shonda Rhimes…

Delicious Pizza carries on the Delicious Vinyl music tradition

Dough. Cheese. Sauce. All three words can double as slang for money and influence in the pop and hip-hop universe. But brothers Mike and Rick Ross have since 2015 taken a more literal approach with their music-inspired restaurant Delicious…

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Fiercely independent filmmaker Sally Potter returns with 'The Party'

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Sally Potter’s office is tucked away in East London near Haggerston Park, encompassing several floors in an old building where the British filmmaker both lives and works. Removed from the corporate media landscape of central London, it’s…

Overrated/Underrated: 'Somebody Feed Phil,' and the how long is long enough for a farewell tour?

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“Somebody Feed Phil” on Netflix: In a food and FOMO-obsessed TV landscape that’s given a show to almost every chef with a passport, there’s something refreshing about this series led by comedy writer and “Everybody Loves Raymond” creator…

Angela Bassett has always walked boldly into roles, including Ramonda in 'Black Panther'

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“I like showing up in different ways, in different places,” Angela Bassett admits, reflecting on her truly varied acting career.

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Reboots, revivals, remakes, comebacks, reimaginations take center stage — again

In the beginning was the work. And the work begat the sequel, begat the franchise.

Gary Oldman on absorbing the energy of awards season

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We’re coming to the end of what is essentially a six-month conveyor belt for awards season contenders. It can be glamorous. But it’s also a grind.