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The veteran A Noise Within actor talks with LA Observed about the joys and perils of performing in two plays at once, her favorite leading men and what happens when you start a show while sitting on a toilet.
I can't report that everything on the Encuentro stages is wonderful, but from now through November 10 there is certainly a lot more to choose from than there has been at LATC in recent years. Isn't it about time that LA got a concentrated dose of Latino theater?
Photographer Al Satterwhite shot Ali in Miami during his training sessions for both the Jerry Quarry and Joe Frazier fights. Now based in Redondo Beach, Satterwhite is facing a Kickstarter deadline to publish a book of photographs of Ali from that time, many never seen before.
The Australian Ballet provided plenty of entertainment, but the "white" scenes were not so white. Our critic, however, was "gobsmacked" by the LA Phil's Mahler.
Five current SoCal productions in which the writers freshened material with surprising what-if twists, while not falling into unconvincing fantasylands.
The minimum wage discussion has spread into the realm of Los Angeles theater, where many actors and actors are paid far less than even the current minimum. Questions are being raised about the future of the 99-Seat Theater Plan, formerly known as Equity Waiver.
Verdi's "La Traviata" can withstand almost anything. It's nearly indestructible, and sometimes irresistible.
CTG's website vowed to produce programming that "reflects and informs our own community" through "stories inspired on our own streets." But that language was removed two years ago.
My Central Library conversation with Gary Leonard last month has been put online by Photo Friends, the supporting organization for the Los Angeles Public Library photo collection.
The Los Angeles City Historical Society has put a growing database online of selected official photographs from the Los Angeles City Archives. More than 600 images now, and the project's Anna Sklar tells me more are coming.

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Look for a brew pub kind of experience in about a year. The deal is for 20 years.
IATSE workers are first told "NO ONE is to bring meat of any kind" to Sunday's McCartney show at Dodger Stadium. The tone has softened a bit, but because McCartney is vegan the menu will be too.
Between the Brentwood high-roller breakfast and Trade-Tech, President Obama made a stop on Fairfax to have lunch and swap some stories.
The Sherman Oaks location on Van Nuys Boulevard has gone dark. There's some talk of reopening under new ownership.
The sign at 8th and San Julian should be in a museum, Ed Fuentes blogs. Gorky's Russian cafe was a big thing for downtown in its day.
Plans to evict Pepy's Galley to make way for a supper club has inspired a Facebook group with 4,000 members and a petition site with 1,200 signatures. A bunch of those are probably LAPD motorcycle cops.
The restaurant at Wilshire and Doheny has met a need through the years: open late, big menu, long counter and a few dishes to come back for. It also has an LA Observed connection.
The last chef of the year from Los Angeles was Wolfgang Puck back in 1998.
Ana Garcia, the former KNBC anchor and investigative reporter, shows up on a new issue of "Kitchen Nightmares" interviewing the overheated proprietors of Amy's Baking Company in Scottsdale, Arizona.
The trouble began when Trader Joe’s allegedly switched suppliers, cutting out Aliso Viejo’s Maxim Marketing in favor of giant ConAgra Foods. Maxim has not gone quietly.

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