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'Menashe' director wants to 'make the world smaller through films'

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| Joshua Weinstein set his film in a Hasidic community in Brooklyn and based it on the real life story of Menashe Lustig, who had never even seen a movie.

Spanish patron saint honored at weekend festival in OC

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The city's tight-knit Mexican-American community is throwing a party this weekend to celebrate St. James, known in the Spanish-speaking world as Santiago.

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Silicon Valley composer transforms Steve Jobs’ life story into opera

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Mason Bates used actual pops, beeps and whizzes from vintage Apple gear for his world premiere at Santa Fe Opera, “The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs.”

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Your guide to swell spectating at the US Open of Surfing

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The U.S. Open of Surfing, one of the country’s premier surf competitions, starts this weekend in Huntington Beach. Here's what to know.

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​Leading Disney parks 'Imagineer' Martin Sklar dies at 83

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A company statement says he died Thursday at his Hollywood Hills home at age 83. No details were released on his cause of death.

Tiler Peck shows ballet is much more than 'Swan Lake'

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Dancer Tiler Peck hopes to showcase the diversity of ballet in her show BalletNow, at the Music Center in Downtown Los Angeles.

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Al Gore believes the internet might be the answer to 'fake news'

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Former Vice President Al Gore hopes his new documentary "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power" will educate people on how to talk about climate change and combat "fake news" with the truth.

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LA-based theater troupe remedies Trump fatigue with make-believe

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L.A.-based theater artist Nancy Keystone and Critical Mass Performance Group rehearse “Untitled Communion" is her search for some elusive place to laugh at the country’s current political climate.

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Mary-Louise Parker & Denis Arndt on their 'intimate experience' in 'Heisenberg'

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The spare production of the play 'Heisenberg' at the Mark Taper Forum allows Mary-Louise Parker and Denis Arndt's characters to play off each other and play with the written word.

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