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Saturday open house celebrates new location of Leimert Park arts incubator the World Stage

latimes.com — A hub of jazz, art and creation since its founding in Leimert Park in 1989, the World Stage is alive and in a new location. And this weekend, it hopes to reintroduce itself to the city with an open house and fundraiser.

Overrated/Underrated: Lakeith Stanfield's scene-stealing in 'Atlanta' and beware the return of Phil Collins

latimes.com — UNDERRATED Lakeith Stanfield in 'Atlanta': Donald Glover's new series on FX deserves every bit of its acclaim for its detail-rich, patiently drawn storytelling. But after scene-stealing turns in "Miles Ahead" and "Straight Outta Compton," the 25-year-old Stanfield has become the show's secret weapon as the offbeat, philosophically inclined Darius.

Comic Sebastian Maniscalco recounts his road from the Four Seasons to the Comedy Store (and beyond)

latimes.com — "This is crazy, man," says a black-clad Sebastian Maniscalco, settling into a booth at the posh restaurant inside the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. A massive light fixture evoking a cascade of bubbles hangs overhead amid the room's polished wood and air of assured California elegance.

With election season in the home stretch, celebrity campaign efforts keep pace

latimes.com — With the third and final presidential debate happening tonight in Las Vegas, the election season is entering the home stretch. So too are Hollywood's multiple efforts to encourage voter participation and, for some celebrities, to show their stance against embattled Republican nominee Donald Trump .

On-set footage from the 'Twin Peaks' revival looks authentically creepy

latimes.com — A little more than a week after David Lynch's recent Festival of Disruption at the Ace Hotel in downtown L.A. briefly opened a portal into the director's twisted universe, Showtime has cracked open the door to his hotly anticipated "Twin Peaks," revival due next year.

CBS places full-season orders for newcomers 'MacGyver,' 'Kevin Can Wait' and 'Bull,' and Tracy Morgan heads to TBS

latimes.com — So far, so good for the newcomers to the CBS prime-time lineup this fall, with the network announcing that it has placed full-season orders for all three of the shows. Kevin James' sitcom return, "Kevin Can Wait," as well as the Michael Weatherly-led drama "Bull" and the rebooted "MacGyver" will continue throughout the fall season.

On new album, Norah Jones emerges authentic and grounded

theday.com — Even after colossal music industry success that can lead to a certain fluid view of time and deadlines, Norah Jones hates being late. Although her meeting a few weeks back with reporters at one of the studios inside the Capitol Records building began only a few minutes behind schedule, she apologized repeatedly.

Overrated/Underrated: Desert Trip will only get trippier with future waves of nostalgia

latimes.com — UNDERRATED John Rothman in 'One Mississippi': A character actor who has been seen in the likes of "Damages," "Synecdoche, New York" and various cogs in the "Law & Order" universe, Rothman is maybe the most magnetic figure on this new series based loosely around the life of comic Tig Notaro.

'Planet Earth II' is coming, right when we need it the most

latimes.com — After an election season that could at its most charitable be described as "divisive," the viewing public deserves - no, needs - a spiritual palate cleanser. Enter "Planet Earth II," the sequel to the eye-poppingly gorgeous 2006 nature documentary that in its day introduced a nation to the power of Blu-Ray technology.

Adaptation of 'War of the Worlds' reportedly in the works at MTV with 'Teen Wolf' creator

latimes.com — MTV is reportedly in talks with the team behind "Teen Wolf" to reboot "War of the Worlds" into a television series. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the network is looking to Jeff Davis and Andrew Cochran to adapt H.G.
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Oct 24, 2016

@natalieweiner awesome. Give a shout, we'll talk shop and (probably) not football.

Oct 21, 2016

RT @latimesent: Don't miss Mark Duplass and Sarah Paulson's charming 'Blue Jay.' Find more overrated/underrated picks here:…

Oct 21, 2016

An LA landmark that incubated Kamasi & many others, the World Stage hosts an open house Sat. w/ Dwight Trible, more  http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/la-et-ms-world-stage-20161021-snap-story.html 

Oct 18, 2016

RT @joss: You know, I think people are just pissed they're rebooting the Clinton administration with a female lead

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