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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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'The Meyerowitz Stories': Noah Baumbach ponders parenting, sibling rivalry and success

10/18/2017
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Dustin Hoffman (left) and director Noah Baumbach on the set of "The Meyerowitz Stories."; Credit: Atsushi Nishijima/NETFLIX When writer-director Noah Baumbach began writing stories about adult siblings and their father years ago, he found himself writing scenes of them as kids. Some of these scenes were merely writing exercises, but they evolved into his breakout 2005 film, "The Squid and The Whale." Baumbach has been fascinated with the ways that families come together and, more to the...

Duration: 00:06:59


Deaf actors Millicent Simmonds and Russell Harvard; Netflix's long game; horror movie$

10/17/2017
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Simmonds stars in the new film, "Wonderstruck" and Harvard is featured in the Deaf West Theatre production of "Our Town"; Netflix will spend $8 billion on content in 2018; low budget horror films like "Happy Death Day" are a bright spot for movie studios.

Duration: 00:26:20


Deaf actors Millicent Simmonds and Russell Harvard; Netflix's long game; horror movie$

10/17/2017
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Simmonds stars in the new film, "Wonderstruck" and Harvard is featured in the Deaf West Theatre production of "Our Town"; Netflix will spend $8 billion on content in 2018; low budget horror films like "Happy Death Day" are a bright spot for movie studios.

Duration: 00:26:20


'Our Town' actor Russell Harvard says any play can be done in American Sign Language

10/17/2017
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(L-R): David Gautreux, Harold Foxx, Russell Harvard and Marie France Arcilla in Our Town at Pasadena Playhouse. ; Credit: Jenny Graham Russell Harvard recently played the hitman Mr. Wrench in the FX series, "Fargo." The television star is also a veteran of the stage, now starring in a new production of "Our Town." Harvard plays Mr. Webb and shares the role of the Stage Manager in Thornton Wilder's classic American drama, produced by Pasadena Playhouse and Deaf West Theatre, a company...

Duration: 00:06:27


Meet 'Wonderstruck' actress Millicent Simmonds

10/17/2017
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Actress Millicent Simmonds at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.; Credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images Before Millicent Simmonds was cast in the upcoming Todd Haynes movie, "Wonderstruck," she had no ambitions to be an actress. The only performing she'd done was in school productions back home in Utah. But the filmmaker was determined to find a young deaf girl to play Rose, who is also deaf, in his adaptation of the Brian Selznick book — and Simmonds won the part. The Frame met Millie at...

Duration: 00:06:23


Antonio Sánchez's 'Bad Hombre'; Weinstein Co.'s possible sale; Hollywood's culture of abuse

10/16/2017
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Mexican jazz drummer Antonio Sánchez has made a career of composing for film ("Birdman") and TV ("Get Shorty"). His new album is called "Bad Hombre"; WSJ reporter Ben Fritz discusses the Weinstein Company's possible sale to Colony Capital; Film producer Emily Best on the power dynamics that foster a culture of abuse in Hollywood.

Duration: 00:24:53


'Bad Hombre': Jazz drummer/composer Antonio Sánchez's musical response to Donald Trump

10/16/2017
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Jazz drummer and composer Antonio Sánchez. Antonio Sánchez is perhaps best known for his frenetic drum score for Alejandro G. Iñárritu's 2014 film "Birdman," but his follow-up album strikes a more political chord. The jazz drummer and composer released a new album called "Bad Hombre," a direct reference to a term used by President Donald J. Trump. In the 2016 election, Trump referred to undocumented Mexican immigrants in the United States as "bad hombres" in the final presidential...

Duration: 00:11:35


A Noise Within is more than your average community theater

10/16/2017
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Lucie Manette (Emily Goss) testifies in Darnay’s trail in England with the cast of A Noise Within's "A Tale of Two Cities."; Credit: Craig Schwartz Community theater often gets a bad wrap. It's sometimes labeled as non-professional or low budget. But over the years, the regional theater company A Noise Within has been able to overcome those stereotypes. By focusing on the classics (Shakespeare, Ibsen, Shaw, Chekhov), presenting three plays at a time in the rotating repertory model, and...

Duration: 00:11:21


Jason Aldean's message for those who would sow fear with violence

10/16/2017
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Singer/Songwriter Jason Aldean performs during Jason Aldean's 2nd Annual Concert For The Kids, Benefiting Children's Hospital Navicent Health of Bibb County on August 11, 2017 in Macon, Georgia. ; Credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images Country music star Jason Aldean took the stage at the B.O.K. Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma on October 12 for the first time since the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on October 1st in Las Vegas. During Aldean’s performance that Sunday night in Vegas,...

Duration: 00:06:31


‘Lore’: From terrifying podcast to more terrifying TV show

10/13/2017
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A scene from the Amazon show "Lore."; Credit: Tina Rowden Amazon's latest television series debuting, aptly enough, on Friday the 13th, is a horror anthology called "Lore." It’s based on the popular podcast of the same name that tells non-fiction stories about dark historical tales. Lore Amazon Trailer Aaron Mahnke is the host and creator of the podcast "Lore," which he launched in 2015 and continues to produce independently. "Lore" is currently one of the top 3 most popular podcasts on...

Duration: 00:07:19


NBC and the Weinstein story; 'A Noise Within' theater company; musician Rostam

10/12/2017
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Why did Ronan Farrow, a reporter for NBC News, publish his story about Harvey Weinstein in The New Yorker?; over the past 25 years, Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott, co-producing directors of A Noise Within, have built a respected, classical repertory company from the ground up; musician Rostam breaks down a song from his first solo album since leaving the band Vampire Weekend.

Duration: 00:24:52


NBC executives passed up a bombshell Harvey Weinstein story. Why?

10/12/2017
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Harvey Weinstein speaks during a panel discussion after a screening of the documentary "Bully" in Washington, D.C. in 2012.; Credit: Kris Connor/Getty Images for The Weinstein C As more women come forward with their sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein questions keep piling up. Among them: Why did Ronan Farrow, a reporter for NBC News, publish his story about Harvey Weinstein in The New Yorker? Yashar Ali and Lydia Polgreen report on that story in a recent Huffington...

Duration: 00:05:20


'This country is in trouble': Dick Gregory's political comedy takes on new meaning in 'Turn Me Loose'

10/12/2017
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Joe Morton plays comedian Dick Gregory in "Turn Me Loose."; Credit: The Wallis Comedy legend Dick Gregory died this August at the age of 84. The ground-breaking comic, writer and civil rights activist was working right up until the end. He even lent his input to a stage play about his life and work. That play is called “Turn Me Loose,” written by playwright Gretchen Law and starring the actor Joe Morton. Morton is maybe best known for his portrayal of Rowan Pope, Olivia Pope’s father in...

Duration: 00:11:20


Agnes Varda & JR's 'Faces Places'; IMAX goes VR; Yuval Sharon

10/11/2017
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Agnes Varda and JR travel through their native France to photograph their fellow citizens in the documentary, "Faces Places"; IMAX is trying to lure audiences to its new virtual reality experience centers; experimental opera director Yuval Sharon is among this year's MacArthur Fellowship honorees.

Duration: 00:24:53


Old Hollywood meets new technology at the IMAX virtual reality arcade

10/11/2017
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A scene from the virtual reality experience "Raising a Ruckus."; Credit: The Virtual Reality Company The movie company IMAX is best known for big screen entertainment. But as the film industry struggles with losing audiences to streaming and mobile content, IMAX is going virtual. One of their initiatives is the IMAX Virtual Reality (VR) Centre — a "location-based" destination that provides cinematic VR experiences in an arcade setting. IMAX VR Centre Trailer Visitors buy tickets for VR...

Duration: 00:06:28


How Harvey Weinstein's 'open secret' was enabled for decades

10/11/2017
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Harvey Weinstein had every employee of his company sign a non-disclosure agreement, which is a violation of federal labor laws.; Credit: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for National Geographic New allegations against film mogul Harvey Weinstein came to light Tuesday in an investigation posted by The New Yorker magazine. Thirteen women said that Weinstein had sexually harassed or assaulted them, including three women who allege that Weinstein raped them. The New Yorker investigation, like The...

Duration: 00:11:02


'The Mayor': Brandon Micheal Hall says playing a rapping politician is his ideal role

10/10/2017
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Brandon Micheal Hall's background as a musician and activist made him the perfect fit for a rapping politician in ABC's "The Mayor."; Credit: ABC A celebrity runs for office in what seems to be a big publicity stunt for his career. But the plan works too well and said celebrity wins the election. Sound familiar? If it does, that's just a case of art imitating life because it's the plot for the new series, "The Mayor." The story centers on a 27-year-old rapper named Courtney Rose who runs...

Duration: 00:11:06


Joe Morton as Dick Gregory; Harvey Weinstein's fall and fallout

10/9/2017
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Veteran actor Joe Morton talks about his stage portrayal of the late comedian and activist, Dick Gregory; producer Amy Ziering, whose documentary "The Hunting Ground" was distributed by The Weinstein Company, wants to make a film about sexual harassment in Hollywood; can The Weinstein Company survive without Harvey?

Duration: 00:25:42


Writer and musician Our Lady J preaches the gospel of Dolly Parton

10/6/2017
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Our Lady J is a musician and also a writer on the Amazon series, "Transparent."; Credit: John Arsenault The Amazon series, "Transparen,t" is known for its mindful and sensitive portrayal of trans characters. That’s because show creator Jill Soloway hired writers who experienced transitioning firsthand. One of them is the musician Our Lady J. Transparent Season 2 Our Lady J left a career in music to join Soloway’s writing team, starting with the second season of "Transparent." She is a...

Duration: 00:05:41


'Jane': An intimate portrait of Jane Goodall's groundbreaking 1962 expedition

10/6/2017
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Jane Goodall and infant chimpanzee, Flint, reach out to touch each other's hands. Flint was the first infant born at Gombe, Tanzania after Goodall arrived in 1962. ; Credit: Hugo van Lawick Take 140 hours of pristine, unseen footage of a rare moment in history, a score from Philip Glass and an unusual love story, and you get the operatic Garden of Eden documentary that is "Jane." The documentary is about Jane Goodall, the most famous female scientist in the world, despite never having...

Duration: 00:11:10

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