A svelte brunette croons "Besame Mucho" to the small crowd, her smooth voice accompanied by a computer-driven soundtrack. The song runs seamlessly into the next, a dreamy Russian folk tune. She doesn't mind that no one applauds. She's creating atmosphere.
Lincoln Avenue just north of the roaring Foothill (210) Freeway is a residential street where cars barrel up and down the road.
While Barbara Morrison's 1973 arrival to the jazz and blues party was somewhat late, the singer has definitely lived it to the hilt. One of Los Angeles' top jazz vocalists, Morrison made her bones on the bandstand alongside the top names in music.
Like many theaters across the country, the Colony in Burbank has experienced a lot of discomfort during these tough economic times, but it revealed a bit of good news this week: Its production of "Falling for Make Believe" will continue.
The Pasadena Pops' star-studded "Sierra Acura Summer Concert Series" opens June 1 at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden in Arcadia.
In 2009, the "Star Trek" franchise was put in the hands of J.J. Abrams ("Lost," "Mission Impossible 3"), who confessed to never having been much of a Trekkie. This, of course, sent the dyed-in-the-wool Trekkies into a tizzy, but it turned out to be exactly...
Fans of Hong Kong movies expect great fights, beautiful cinematography and charismatic performers, but Peter Ho-sun Chan's "Dragon" is one of the first HK movies in years to experiment with a touch of nonstandard narrative storytelling.
"The Hangover" franchise comes to an end this week. For the bereaved who long to see the Wolfpack as grandparents, there's "3 Geezers," Michelle Schumacher's competing comedy about a trio of scatologically obsessed septuagenarians (Lou Beatty Jr., Basil Hoffman and Tony Cummings) who thrive on fart jokes, diaper jokes, and rapping to 2 Live Crew. They might look old, but their sense of humor is purely 10th grade.
"Star Trek Into Darkness," bursting at the seams with enemies, wears its politics, its mettle, its moxie and its heart on its ginormous 3-D sleeve. Director J.J. Abrams and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise try to build a better sequel with action spectacles to get lost in, clever asides to amuse, emotional waves to ride and allusions to terrorism in general and 9/11 specifically.