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Area offers wine-tasting choices

Area offers wine-tasting choices

When it comes to wine, Tuesdays are for tastings. Three area wine shops offer terrific Tuesday night tipples for a small fee. The fourth shop is strictly a Friday/Saturday thing but it's too good to omit.

Flappers gears up for week of laughs

Flappers gears up for week of laughs

It's been four years since comedians Barbara Holliday and Dave Reinitz set out to do what some people called risky: open a comedy club in Burbank, just over the Hollywood hills.

'Family Planning' comes to Colony Theatre

'Family Planning' comes to Colony Theatre

It's bad enough that divorced, New Age convert Dad has moved in with his daughter and son-in-law for an indefinite stay. When flighty, newly widowed Mom arrives with enough luggage to sink a ship, it isn't clear what will be the first to go: the younger...

Ancient Nepali art on display

Ancient Nepali art on display

The intricate Mithila art is made up of hundreds, maybe thousands, of fine lines and details, depicting human figures with proportionately large eyes and noses, telling the stories of the rituals, customs and everyday life in the ancient Mithila region.

'Vroom: The Art of the Motorcycle' exhibit on display at Forest Lawn cemetery

'Vroom: The Art of the Motorcycle' exhibit on display at Forest Lawn cemetery

One doesn’t expect to find collections of classic motorcycles in a graveyard.

The Huntington adds highlights to its American collection

The Huntington adds highlights to its American collection

Gainsborough's "Blue Boy," Thomas Lawrence's "Pinkie," landscapes by Constable and Turner: British art from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries will always be a hallmark of the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino.

Joan Quinn portrait exhibit spotlights artist's champion

Joan Quinn portrait exhibit spotlights artist's champion

Like all creative types, artists often benefit from the largesse of others. Genuine patrons of the arts, though, are scarce these days. The N.E.A., charitable foundations and corporate grants have largely replaced benefactors of earlier times like collector...

Andy Klein Movie & DVD Reviews

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Gabriel Iglesias in 'The Fluffy Movie,' good fun, standard film

If you've never heard of stand-up comedian Gabriel Iglesias, it seems you're part of a vanishing breed. The roly-poly performer, self-nicknamed Fluffy, has toured in more than 400 cities around the globe, sold more than half a million concert tickets worldwide and boasts 6 million-plus Facebook fans. In addition, he's acted in such films as "Magic Mike" and "A Haunted House 2." Iglesias is also quite funny.

Dwayne Johnson's 'Hercules' packs action-filled punch

Was anyone waiting for yet another movie incarnation of the tale of Hercules, especially given that Renny Harlin's poorly reviewed sub-spectacle "The Legend of Hercules" was unleashed in theaters a mere six months ago? The quick answer: probably not.

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Read On: Following a dream is no secret

Read On: Following a dream is no secret

Anyone who believes there isn't much television and film production going on in Glendale simply isn't paying attention. Certainly, ThiaMedia Studios has started to take hold as a permanent fixture...