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Naomi Watts explores the wilder side in Netflix’s ‘Gypsy’

By Rob Lowman|

‘Guys and Dolls’ a sure bet for great tunes at Long Beach Playhouse

The Mainstage season ends at the Long Beach Playhouse with a stage full of cool jazz daddies and hot tomatoes in the Tony Award-winning musical comedy “Guys and Dolls.” ...

By Richard Guzman|

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  • Entertainment

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    Gru meets Dru in “Despicable Me 3,” the second sequel in the outrageously popular animated movie series. And for voice actor Steve Carell, it was double the fun to play both the warmhearted master villain of the last two films and now the long-lost twin brother he never knew he had. Carell keeps emphasizing how fun it was, in fact, to bring vocal life to two super silly characters. While we’re sure that’s true, that might also be because he’s kind of...

    Bob Strauss
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  • Art museums

    The California African America Museum unveils two new shows about race films of the early 20th century

    The California African American Museum is unveiling a pair of shows that explore a little-known genre of cinema — race films of the silent era. These shows, “Center Stage: African American Women in Silent Race Films,” beginning Wednesday, and “Gary Simmons:...

    Sandra Barrera
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  • Entertainment

    Mumford & Sons close Arroyo Seco Weekend with joyful sounds for happy fans

    Marcus Mumford looked out at the still-sprawling crowd at Arroyo Seco Weekend as the English rock band he leads reached the penultimate song of its festival-closing set, and sweaty and happy like the fans on the field invite everyone to come along with Mumford & Sons for the finish. “Let’s have a (bleepin’) dance, shall we?” Mumford shouted. The band struck up the opening notes of “I Will Wait,” one of its biggest hits, and everyone rallied...

    Peter Larsen
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  • Amusement and theme parks

    Disneyland’s horses relax, get trained at new Circle D Ranch in Norco

     NORCO >> When the equines on the front of the Horse-Drawn Streetcars finish their three to four days a week working at Disneyland, they get to go home to their new digs in Norco. “It’s big and comfortable here. The horses love it,” said Jennifer Gable, stage manager at the ranch. The Circle D Ranch, as it is called, was in the northwest section of Disneyland’s backstage (what Disneyland calls areas its visitors cannot see), behind the berm...

    Mark Eades
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  • Entertainment

    The good, the bad and the weird of Arroyo Seco Weekend

    Arroyo Seco Weekend kicked off its inaugural year in Pasadena June 24-25 with a whole lot of heat, music and more at the Brookside Golf Course on the Rose Bowl grounds. As with any new festival there were some minor kinks, but overall it was a good time filled with jazz, blues, folk and rock and roll. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t make some fun superlatives to commemorate the event. Loudest sing-along: “Free Fallin’” Tom...

    Vanessa Franko
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  • Entertainment

    Tom Petty is bringing 40th anniversary tour to Hollywood Bowl

    Fresh off of its opening day headlining performance at the inaugural Arroyo Seco Weekend in Pasadena on Saturday, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers announced that it would wrap up its 40th Anniversary Tour at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on Thursday, Sept. 21. With special guest Lucinda Williams, Tom Petty and The...

    Kelli Skye Fadroski
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  • Local governments

    George Lucas’s LA museum set to blast off with big council vote Tuesday

    Filmmaker George Lucas’s proposed $1.5 billion museum to showcase his art collection is headed closer toward reality, with the project expected to be approved by the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday. The vote on the project will be more elaborate then usual, with a strong likelihood of Lucas showing up at City Hall. His wife, Mellody Hobson, who will serve as chair of the museum, will also be there, along with Mayor Eric Garcetti and school children. •...

    By Elizabeth Chou echou@scng.com @reporterliz on Twitter|

  • Movies & TV

    ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ debuts to a franchise low

    NEW YORK >> The hulking machines of “Transformers” are no longer box-office behemoths in North America. But they’re still big in China. Michael Bay’s “Transformers: The Last Knight,” the fifth installment in the Hasbro series, scored a franchise-low domestic debut with an estimated $43.5 million in ticket sales over the weekend and a five-day total of $69.1 million since opening Wednesday. All previous “Transformers” sequels...

    By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer|

  • Entertainment

    How Arroyo Seco Weekend compares to Coachella, Stagecoach, Desert Trip

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    Vanessa Franko
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  • BET Awards

    BET Awards 2017: Complete list of winners

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A list of winners of the 2017 BET Awards, presented Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles: Photos: See red carpet photos from BET Awards 2017 — Video of the year: Bruno Mars, “24K Magic”; Beyonce, “Sorry” — Best male R&B/pop artist: Bruno Mars — Best female...

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