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Pasadena: Free concert offered every Saturday night in August

Pasadena: Free concert offered every Saturday night in August

From the strings of prohibition-styled jazz to pop beats that warrant quick toe-taps, music lovers can venture to Pasadena for the "Saturday Nights in August" concert series.

Dining Review: International thrills in Atwater

Dining Review: International thrills in Atwater

There aren't many places in Los Angeles where you can be sipping wine and nibbling appetizers when all of a sudden, 20 feet away, a train roars by. That's just one of the little thrills you can expect at the brand-new restaurant Momed in Atwater Crossing,...

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra gears up for local performance

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra gears up for local performance

Music enthusiasts and fans of "big canvas" performances should expect nothing less from the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's opening night performance this September.

Film Review: 'Love Is Strange' tells a moving story

Film Review: 'Love Is Strange' tells a moving story

It's not many films that actually start with the happy ending, but that is seemingly the joyful place where "Love Is Strange" first takes us, as the couple Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) are finally allowed to tie the knot in an idyllic...

Michael Feinstein meets the challenge

Michael Feinstein meets the challenge

Noted singer-pianist Michael Feinstein remembers what he was thinking just before he took the stage last year for his inaugural performance as principal conductor of the Pasadena Pops.

DVD Review: 'The Lego Movie' deserves its acclaim

The team of Phil Miller and Chris Lord have pulled off the coup of making two of year's most entertaining films so far — "22 Jump Street" (released last month) and "The Lego Movie" (from February). The latter is out now in various home entertainment...

DVD Review:  Von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac' more comic than titillation

DVD Review: Von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac' more comic than titillation

In reviewing "Nymphomaniac, Volume I" during its theatrical release, I said that "...the title may sound like a porn film, but, despite a fair amount of nudity, titillation is not its agenda. Its concerns are psychological and its tone often predominantly...

Andy Klein Movie & DVD Reviews

L.A. Times Movie Reviews

'The Notebook' is a chilling but reductive World War II tale

Based on the international bestseller by Agota Kristof, "The Notebook" represented Hungary in the Academy Awards' foreign-language film competition but failed to garner a nomination.

Kenneth Turan : 'A Letter to Momo' delivers quirky comedy, realistic despair

"A Letter to Momo" does things its own way. A striking example of Japanese hand-drawn animation, it casually combines things you wouldn't expect in one place. Physical beauty and fearless adventure, silly comedy and sensitive emotions, filmmaker Hiroyuki Okiura brings a facility for all of them to the table.

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