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.
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There is nothing the little border collie would rather do than to chase and catch (and chase and catch...
Al Martinez on Everything Else
Martinez riffs on dogs, shifting family tenants in his house and why bible sellers are always in jeopardy at his front door.
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A touch of gold in the sycamores deep in the Santa Monica mountains....
Take My Picture Gary Leonard is a regular weekly feature of LA Observed.
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?
He wondered if they were already bumping nasties.
Sex, lies and a little off the side at the Sit Still Salon
Robert Martinez's camera above Glendora captures family of cougars in the daylight — followed by a night visitor.
Mexican cartel kills anonymous woman tweeter. Ben Bradlee dies. A food editor returns to LA Times. Kuehl and Shriver don't like each other. Yosemite proposes $30 admission per car. Plus tweets of the day and more.
Two leading civil rights activists applaud the prosecution, saying that allegations of racial profiling are not "toys" to be tossed out lightly to cover up misdeeds.
Sheila Kuehl and Bobby Shriver gave sharp and articulate performances in last Friday night’s debate, showing clear differences between the candidates for the Third District supervisorial seat.
Part two of the Times will go back to being the California section starting tomorrow. It's part of focusing on local news, says publisher Austin Beutner: "LATExtra only means something to those who work in the printing plant."
Mohn's early reign at NPR. Kushner says he wasn't pushed. Vote on fracking. Hillary Clinton in town tonight. Garcetti's in Washington. SoCal Book Award winners, Kings player arrested and suspended, plus more inside.
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Pix from the plane, one of my favorite things: Marina Del Rey: Catalina: Two Harbors: Somewhere over New Mexico: Wildfire...
The Variety logo that used to shine from the tallest office tower on the Wilshire Miracle Mile is now on the facade of a non-descript mid-rise on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Los Angeles.
I got a chance on Saturday to visit the distinctive circular design by architect Bruce Goff set amid the urban forest in the old Girard section of Woodland Hills. "The house is unlike any other," the LA Conservancy says.
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.
LA Observed interviews Inglewood resident Toni Ann Johnson about her debut novel, Remedy for a Broken Angel.
Bloomberg Businessweek examines the latest influx of Chinese capital to transform a corner of the San Gabriel Valley.
Mariachi Los Camperos members perform a final tribute to the troupe's founder and leader.
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