Entertainment

‘Insurgent’ is more of the same stuff

By Tim Posada, 3/26/2015

If you saw the first cinematic adaptation of Veronica Roth’s “Divergent” trilogy, then you probably know what you’re in for with “Insurgent”: brooding young faces in a dystopian Chicago, a romance amid turmoil and people trying to break free of societal restraints, because nobody has ever discussed that before. It’s “Hunger Games” lite. Things don’t [...] [...more]

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The Larchmont Hollywood’s Classic Field to Table Dining

By Jill Weinlein, 3/26/2015

The Larchmont Grill closed its doors in 2013. The restaurant’s cozy arts and crafts design was homey and a favorite with diners. Fortunately, the restaurant didn’t stay empty for long. Restaurateurs and co-owners Mathew Cape and Spoon Singh were enamored with the 100-year-old building and purchased the restaurant shortly thereafter. They liked the design and [...] [...more]

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Restaurant News

By Jill Weinlein, 3/26/2015

Food + Wine Festival Palm Desert Top culinary experts from around the country will participate in the Food + Wine Festival Palm Desert running from Friday, March 27 through Sunday, March 29. More than 50 restaurants and 80 wineries, breweries and spirit purveyors from the Coachella Valley will participate. Cooking demonstrations and intimate tasting seminars, [...] [...more]

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Exclusive screening of ‘Newsies’ at El Capitan

3/26/2015

For one night only on Wednesday, April 1 at 9:30 p.m., Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre will offer an exclusive showing of Disney’s “Newsies”. The event will be attended by special guests from the motion picture and national tour of the Broadway musical. VIP tickets are $20 and include a Reserved Seat, 64 ounce El Capitan [...] [...more]

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Jelly bean animal art piece showcased at zoo

3/26/2015

Jelly Belly artist in residence Kristen Cumings brings a Los Angeles Zoo Grevy’s zebra to life in an artwork image made entirely of more than 10,000 Jelly Belly jelly beans as guests observe her every move on Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Los Angeles Zoo and [...] [...more]

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Grand Park hosts spring activities

3/26/2015

The Music Center announces Grand Park’s spring 2015 line-up, where park visitors can directly engage in and be at the center of the experience in the “park for everyone.” Grand Park fans will enjoy free events and activities, appreciate the outdoors and improve their wellness, with the return of outdoor yoga sessions and the introduction [...] [...more]

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Graffiti art displayed at museum

3/26/2015

The Architecture and Design Museum is presenting “Beyond Graffiti II”, which exhibits the work of iconic graffiti artists, this Saturday. The exhibits will define the rich history of the urban art scene as it pushes past the preconception of the spray can as a form of aggression. Graffiti is more than just adding color or [...] [...more]

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‘Cinderella’ is competent but mostly dull

By Tim Posada, 3/19/2015

Hard truth: the original “Cinderella” works best when singing or mice dominate the screen — even more so when the mice sing. The story is very simplistic, and the use of magic is far too brief. The only thrills occur when the stepmother’s evil cat, Lucifer, chases Cinderella’s fury companions. Nope, you won’t see that [...] [...more]

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At Umami Burger Downtown L.A. it’s burgers galore

By Jill Weinlein, 3/19/2015

When Umamicatessen opened a few years ago on Broadway in downtown Los Angeles, there was a line out the door. Restaurateur Adam Fleishman’s multi-concept restaurant and bar with a deli, burger section, ice cream and artisan coffee, all in one location was a big hit. Recently, Fleischman decided to rework the Umamicatessen concept and convert [...] [...more]

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Restaurant News

By Jill Weinlein, 3/19/2015

Taste of Solvang The popular annual Taste of Solvang festival runs through Sunday, March 22. The “Grand Tasting — Walking Smorgasbord” will be held on Saturday, March 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., when more than 40 restaurants and retailers will offer bites and beverages. The 2015 Taste of Solvang Weekend Passport is $85 [...] [...more]

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