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Film Review: 'Gemma Bovery' -- an adaptation of an adaptation

Film Review: 'Gemma Bovery' -- an adaptation of an adaptation

Amid all the graphic novel adaptations about superheroes, here comes “Gemma Bovery” (based on Posy Simmonds’ graphic novel of the same name), whose hero is anything but super.

Virtuoso clarinetist to blow into in Eagle Rock

Virtuoso clarinetist to blow into in Eagle Rock

Jazz has always had its share of mavericks, iconoclasts and will-o’-the-wisps. These outliers have continually spiked the music’s punch with their unique musical visions. New York-based clarinet virtuoso Perry Robinson has been all three, often...

Theater company to present pair of play readings

Theater company to present pair of play readings

As part of its ongoing "Words Within" play reading series, Pasadena-based classical repertory theater company A Noise Within will present staged readings of Peter Barnes and Ronald Harwood.

Prodigious and protean musical talent

Prodigious and protean musical talent

Burbank-based psychedelic musician Dan West possesses a disgustingly alchemical load of talent.

Dining Review: Stirring things up at home

Dining Review: Stirring things up at home

Down a palm-lined street in old Tropico on the southern edge of Glendale, there lives a young, bearded gentleman and his cohort.

DVD Review: An abridged history of Orson Welles

DVD Review: An abridged history of Orson Welles

Orson Welles would have celebrated his 100th birthday a few weeks ago, and — since he is not surprisingly not around to do so himself — his centennial is being marked by tributes from fans and filmmakers.

DVD Review: Mann's 'Blackhat' falls flat

DVD Review: Mann's 'Blackhat' falls flat

In "Blackhat," Michael Mann -- director of "Heat," "Collateral," and "The Insider" -- takes a shot at the cyber thriller and misses the target altogether.

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Read On: Earning money as test subject

Read On: Earning money as test subject

Zane Johnson is a healthy and strapping 31-year-old guy who is spending Memorial Day weekend as a hospital patient. And if that isn’t surreal enough, they’re also paying him to be there.