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A daily chronicle of creativity in film, TV, music, arts and entertainment produced by Southern California Public Radio. Host John Horn leads the conversation, accompanied by the nation's most plugged-in cultural journalists.

A daily chronicle of creativity in film, TV, music, arts and entertainment produced by Southern California Public Radio. Host John Horn leads the conversation, accompanied by the nation's most plugged-in cultural journalists.
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A daily chronicle of creativity in film, TV, music, arts and entertainment produced by Southern California Public Radio. Host John Horn leads the conversation, accompanied by the nation's most plugged-in cultural journalists.

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English


Episodes

Andy Borowitz tries to be a stand-up guy

4/23/2019
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The humorist, best known for his work in The New Yorker, is on tour before live audiences; students at Chapman University have successfully petitioned for the removal of posters from "The Birth of a Nation" that had been on display at the film school; Angelina Spicer fights postpartum depression through comedy.

Duration:00:25:42

'Hail Satan?' is probably not what you think

4/22/2019
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The documentary by Penny Lane explores the misconceptions behind the Satanic Temple; L.A. Times TV critic Lorraine Ali on depictions of Muslims; Zev Feldman of Resonance Records is known as the "Indiana Jones" of lost jazz recordings.

Duration:00:25:44

Serendipity for the 'Mueller, She Wrote' podcast

4/19/2019
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The women behind the weekly podcast scheduled a live taping for April 18, and then had to scramble when the date was chosen for the Mueller report's release; actress Michelle Williams on playing Gwen Verdon in "Fosse/Verdon."

Duration:00:25:38

Bryan Cranston releases the rage in 'Network' on Broadway

4/18/2019
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The Tony Award-winning actor takes on the role of newsman Howard Beale in a stage adaptation of the 1976 movie; with the final season of 'Game of Thrones' underway, we visit with the show's weapons master.

Duration:00:24:38

Meet Nancy and Beth, aka Megan Mullally and Stephanie Hunt

4/17/2019
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When the actresses met a few years back, they bonded over their love of music, and it led to the formation of their eclectic act; the Writers Guild of America filed suit today against Hollywood's major talent agencies, claiming some of their practices violate state law.

Duration:00:26:32

Julia Louis-Dreyfus in 2020!

4/16/2019
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As the actress wraps up the final season of "Veep," she looks back and ahead; why are so many theater productions based on old movies and TV shows?

Duration:00:25:44

Mitchell Froom is Chairman of the (Mixing) Board

4/15/2019
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The music producer has worked with Randy Newman, Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt and Los Lobos, and occasionally releases his own music; highlights and lowlights from week one of Coachella; the Write Girl program provides mentoring for teens by actors and writers.

Duration:00:25:36

Emma Thompson explains her John Lasseter letter

4/12/2019
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Emma Thompson dropped out of a Skydance movie after the studio hired disgraced former Pixar CEO, John Lasseter. The she wrote a public letter about it. She tells us why. We discuss what's next in the on-going fight between the WGA and talent agencies. And we sample new features coming to a movie theater near you.

Duration:00:25:19

Ramy Youssef finds the humor in being Muslim

4/11/2019
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The comedian's new Hulu series is a fictionalized version of his life growing up in New Jersey as the son of Egyptian immigrant parents; inside the memorial service for Nipsey Hussle; the all-girl Japanese band, Chai.

Duration:00:26:34

Hologram concerts as the ultimate encore

4/10/2019
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Re-animated artists have become a big part of the concert business, now including Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison and opera star Maria Callas; why is Netflix buying the Egyptian Theatre?; an experimental production of "King Lear" leaves the king offstage.

Duration:00:27:21

Bryan Cranston is mad as hell on Broadway in 'Network'

4/9/2019
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The Tony Award-winning actor takes on the role of newsman Howard Beale in a stage adaptation of the 1976 movie; with 'Game of Thrones' about to resume, we visit with the show's weapons master.

Duration:00:26:29

A song called 'Quiet' is still making noise

4/8/2019
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Since going viral after the 2017 Women's March, the song by MILCK has taken on a life of its own; what's in store for fans at Coachella this weekend?; the indie hip-hop duo Closegood blends experimental hip-hop with poetry and emo music.

Duration:00:27:03

The Reduced Shakespeare Co. reduces audiences to laughter

4/5/2019
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The company specializes in abridged versions of The Bard's works that are played strictly for yuks; what are the challenges facing movie theater owners?; Yo-Yo Ma is embarked on a wildly ambitious Bach Project.

Duration:00:26:29

Why Emilio Estevez made 'The Public'

4/4/2019
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Emilio Estevez writes, directs and stars in the movie, about a library that's a refuge for homeless patrons; "Fresh Off The Boat" hits 100 episodes – what is its lasting impact on the TV landscape?; at CinemaCon, AMC announced theaters in Saudi Arabia, and Helen Mirren yells "F--- Netflix."

Duration:00:25:41

Aretha's 'Amazing Grace,' at long last

4/3/2019
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The singer's 1972 gospel concert film finally arrives in theaters after decades of technical and legal challenges; the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles is trying to move on from leadership controversies; the Los Angeles Poverty Department has been making theater with the residents of Skid Row for nearly 35 years.

Duration:00:26:36

Mary Kay Place steps into the spotlight

4/2/2019
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From "M*A*S*H" to "The Big Chill" to her lead role in the new indie movie, "Diane," Mary Kay Place reflects on her career as a writer and actor; we meet Clementine Creevy, frontwoman of the L.A.-based band Cherry Glazerr; movie theater owners and Hollywood studios meet for their annual Las Vegas pep rally known as CinemaCon.

Duration:00:25:44

Art blooms at Desert X

4/1/2019
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The annual exhibit of site-specific public art has visitors flocking to the Palm Springs area for more than the usual fun-in-the-sun; rapper Nipsey Hussle left behind a legacy of music and community activism.

Duration:00:07:09

Joan Didion's 'The White Album' gets a stage treatment

3/29/2019
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The writer's iconic essay about the tumultuous 1960s is interpreted by director Lars Jan and actress Mia Barron; remembering French filmmaker Agnes Varda, who died at the age of 90; Resonance Records is unearthing never-released jazz classics.

Duration:00:25:44

How the "Us" and "Get Out" composer scores scares

3/28/2019
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Jordan Peele's "Get Out" and "Us" were scored by Michael Abels who, prior to those films, was teaching music in LA; Jazz album made by Dreamers wins Grammys; Employment conditions for janitorial staff at big movie theater chains may surprise you.

Duration:00:25:33

Esperanza Spalding has conjured up '12 Little Spells'

3/27/2019
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The singer and bassist experiments with a variety of styles on her latest album, with each song corresponding to different body parts; the Fox Network has some decisions to make about the future of "Empire" and its co-star, Jussie Smollett.

Duration:00:25:44