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‘Hamilton’ brings the revolution to LA: Our opening night review of the award-winning musical at the Pantages

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Remember the dark ages — before search engines and the World Wide Web? In 1993, the first real open source Web browser — Mosaic — was released thanks to funding from a Congressional bill with Al Gore’s name on ...

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    Don’t overthink this. “Marvel’s The Defenders” brings the paths of four New York City-based comic-book superheroes together so they can fight a common enemy. The eight-part Netflix series wastes no time getting into the action, but is somewhat slow picking up steam. The streaming giant has already introduced the characters in the series “Jessica Jones,” “Luke Cage,” “Daredevil” and “Iron Fist.” If...

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  • Entertainment

    The unlikely story of how rap underdog movie ‘Patti Cake$’ came to be

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  • Race and ethnicity

    LeBron James tweets that Donald Trump made hate ‘fashionable again’ following Charlottesville protests

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  • Theater

    ‘Hamilton’ creator Lin-Manuel Miranda will host a live #Ham4Ham ticket lottery outside the Pantages

    Lin-Manuel Miranda won’t be onstage at the Hollywood Pantages for the opening day of the LA run of his musical “Hamilton,” but he’ll be on the sidewalk selling the show (whose stars we talked to a few days ago). Video:

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  • Entertainment

    How Long Beach’s Taste of Brews will combine big breweries and up-and-comers this weekend

    The big breweries will mix it up with the little guys this weekend at the Taste of Brews craft beer festival in Long Beach. The Aug. 19 festival at Shoreline Aquatic Park, 200 Aquarium Way, will include more than 120 styles of beers, ciders and even hard seltzers from dozens of breweries including established companies like Anchor Brewing, Golden Road and Lagunitas Brewing Company. The festival blends these bigger names with...

    Richard Guzman
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  • Animated movies

    Here’s what ‘Logan Lucky’s’ Riley Keough, Elvis Presley’s granddaughter, says about Steven Soderbergh heist film

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  • Magic performances

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    From close up tricks to oversized illusions, there’s nothing like a good magic trick. And the art has been undergoing a renaissance. “It snowballed these past few years; there’s so many shows about magic now,” magician Albie Selznick said. “There’s all these really young magicians doing sleight-of-hand. They do things with cards right now called cardistry, amazing flairs and cuts and...

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  • Radio programs

    Wagoner on Radio: Rick Dees returns in the mornings as Carson Daly steps away from Amp in the a.m.

    KOST (103.5 FM) listeners had a big surprise in store when they tuned in last Monday. Instead of morning woman Ellen K, they heard none other than Rick Dees. Dees, of course, was the longtime morning man on KIIS-FM (102.7 FM) and spent many years with Ellen as his sidekick/news reporter. Ellen was out due to surgery; it seems she broke her wrist while snowboarding with her family recently and the surgery was scheduled for Monday. While she recovers (recovered? ... she may be back...

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  • Obituaries

    ‘My Favorite Year’ actor Joe Bologna dies at 82

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  • Entertainment

    Michael Feinstein, Pasadena Pops have a special night on tap at the LA County Arboretum

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