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  1. 10 things to look forward to at the movies this fallRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | KDWN

    After a bruising three months when moviegoers often had to strain to find something good to see, this year's fall film season looms like an oasis. It's about to get better at the multiplex.

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  2. Maui ukulele player back in jail after Matisyahu show in LARead the original story

    Monday Aug 15 | KDWN

    A Maui ukulele player is back behind bars after a brief release to perform in Los Angeles with reggae artist Matisyahu. Clint Alama's public defender Danielle Sears says he was late returning to Hawaii because he missed his flight and then caught another one after Friday's concert at the Hollywood Palladium.

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  3. Ukulele player gets legal break to perform with reggae starRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 9 | KDWN

    A Maui ukulele player who unwittingly sang a duet with reggae artist Matisyahu will be performing with the singer in Hollywood. But making the opportunity happen required help from Maui's top prosecutor and public defenders.

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  4. Joshua Henry to play Aaron Burr in a Hamiltona in ChicagoRead the original story

    Monday Aug 1 | KDWN

    Tony Award-nominee Joshua Henry has been named to play Aaron Burr in the Chicago production of "Hamilton" this fall. Henry, who has nominations for "The Scottsboro Boys" and "Violet," will join Broadway veterans Miguel Cervantes as Alexander Hamilton, Karen Olivo as Angelica Schuyler, and Alexander Gemignani as King George III.

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  5. The Latest: 1 beach reopens after Los Angeles sewage spillRead the original story

    Jul 21, 2016 | KDWN

    A mile of Southern California shoreline that was closed amid fears involving a sewage spill 20 miles away has reopened after two consecutive tests came back clean. Officials in Seal Beach say ocean water samples taken Tuesday and Wednesday showed no excessive levels of bacteria.

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  6. Ocean sample tests clean after Los Angeles sewage spillRead the original story

    Jul 20, 2016 | KDWN

    The first test of ocean water following a massive California sewage spill came back clean Wednesday, suggesting stinky sludge that drained into the Los Angeles River didn't flow 20 miles to the coast, officials said. Officials were waiting for the results of a second test on Wednesday before deciding to reopen some five miles of Long Beach-area coastline to swimmers.

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  7. LA-area Sewage spill brings closure of popular beach watersRead the original story

    Jul 20, 2016 | KDWN

    Southern California waters that draw visitors from around the world are off-limits thanks to a million-gallon sewage spill. A buried pipe some 20 miles away in Los Angeles collapsed, causing a blockage and a spill of 2.4 million gallons of raw sewage that belched stinky sludge onto streets and into storm drains.

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  8. John Williams greets Star Wars musicians outside homeRead the original story

    Jul 18, 2016 | KDWN

    Two musicians have earned a greeting from legendary Hollywood film composer John Williams by playing his theme from "Star Wars" outside of his Los Angeles home. A video posted on YouTube by Michael Miller shows him playing the famous theme on flugelhorn alongside 13-year-old trumpet player Bryce Hayashi on the sidewalk in front of Williams' home.

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  9. 2 more a Hamiltona principals leave; Chicago cast revealedRead the original story

    Jul 13, 2016 | KDWN

    Two new Tony Award-winners from "Hamilton" - Daveed Diggs and Renee Elise Goldsberry - will soon leave the Broadway company, while producers unveiled the new cast of the show's upcoming Chicago production. Diggs, who plays both the Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson, will leave the Broadway show July 15, while Goldsberry, who plays Angelica Schuyler, will leave sometime this fall, her publicist confirmed.

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  10. Creator of the Broadway hit a Hamiltona says goodbye, quietlyRead the original story

    Jul 10, 2016 | KDWN

    Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator and star of the Broadway smash "Hamilton," made a subdued final bow Saturday alongside two other departing stars in the show that has become a cultural phenomenon. The performance Saturday at the Richard Rodgers Theatre was also the last for Leslie Odom Jr., who won a Tony Award as Aaron Burr, and Phillipa Soo, a Tony nominee who portrayed Eliza Schuyler.

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  11. For actor Kalani Queypo, Emmy Awards diversity is personalRead the original story

    Jul 8, 2016 | KDWN

    The topic of Hollywood awards diversity can be both dismaying and clinically dry: So many fine minority actors ignored, so many statistics proving the stubborn whiteness of the Oscars and other honors. But Kalani Queypo chooses to be optimistic.

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  12. Darling no more: Hollywood flees Louisiana for sweeter taxesRead the original story

    Jul 4, 2016 | KDWN

    It's the middle of a recent work day inside a Hollywood-style movie studio in downtown New Orleans, and Trey Burvant turns off the lights on an empty Stage 1. He's a Louisiana-raised actor and producer who came back from the East Coast when the movie industry started to take off a decade ago in his home state, thanks to generous tax breaks for movie makers. But now the slick $32 million state-of-the-art studio Burvant runs - with its air conditioning turned off, its stages dark and its empty parking lot - is a forlorn window into the volatile business of America's race to attract movie makers with tax breaks.

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  13. The Roots, Erykah Badu, Bilal honor Prince at BET AwardsRead the original story

    Jun 26, 2016 | KDWN

    The Roots, Erykah Badu and Bilal kicked off the first of many Prince tributes at the BET Awards, which felt more like "The Prince Tribute Show" on Sunday. The Roots backed Badu as she performed "The Ballad of Dorothy Parker," singing softly as she grooved in place.

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  14. Space shuttle tank begins trek to Los Angeles museumRead the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2016 | KDWN

    A massive space shuttle fuel tank squeezed through the streets of Los Angeles and loomed over vehicles on a busy freeway Saturday to join the retired orbiter Endeavour on display at the California Science Center. The 33-ton, 154-foot-long external propellant tank began moving a few minutes after midnight from coastal Marina del Rey, where it arrived by barge Wednesday, to the California Science Center in downtown Los Angeles.

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  15. Westfield co-CEO talks about how hea s adapting to changeRead the original story

    May 17, 2016 | KDWN

    The co-CEO of Westfield Corp., one of the world's largest mall operators, said that shopping centers have to act more like technology companies in order to be relevant to the fast-changing consumer. "Clearly, there's a shake-up going on," said Steven M. Lowy, co-CEO of Westfield, which operates 34 shopping centers worldwide in key cities like London and New York.

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  16. At LA arena, Dylan rocked, Nixon talked, Clippers floppedRead the original story

    May 12, 2016 | KDWN

    The Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, the building that Bruce Springsteen affectionately dubbed "the dump that jumps," will have a closing ceremony with city leaders Thursday. But the Sports Arena was once home to the Lakers, Clippers and some Olympic events; rocked with Bob Dylan, James Brown and Michael Jackson; and saw the nomination of John F. Kennedy at the Democratic National Convention of 1960.

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  17. Stevie Nicks surprises a School of Rocka crowd, talks PrinceRead the original story

    Apr 27, 2016 | KDWN

    Stevie Nicks surprised the audience at Broadway's "School of Rock" with a riveting performance of "Rhiannon" after the cast took its curtain call. Backed by the show's very young band, Nicks brought the house to its feet.

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  18. Byron Scott wona t return to coach Lakers next seasonRead the original story

    Apr 25, 2016 | KDWN

    Scott coached the Lakers for the two worst seasons in the 16-time NBA champion franchise's history, going 38-126. The Lakers are making another break from the Kobe Bryant era by firing the coach who shepherded the superstar guard's farewell season, but couldn't coax many wins out of an otherwise dismal roster.

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  19. Chase ends with burglary suspects taking selfies, chattingRead the original story

    Apr 7, 2016 | KDWN

    Authorities arrested two burglary suspects who led them on a long, bizarre chase Thursday in a top-down convertible through rainy Southern California that ended with the men stopping to exchange high-fives with onlookers and take selfies before being handcuffed. The afternoon escapade stretched from Cerritos onto freeways and through Hollywood and other parts of Los Angeles for more than an hour before winding up in a South LA neighborhood.

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  20. Pacquiao, Roach fondly recall 15 years at the Wild CardRead the original story

    Apr 5, 2016 | KDWN

    Manny Pacquiao was all kinds of hungry when he first walked into the Wild Card Boxing Club 15 years ago. An undernourished and largely unknown 118-pound champion wanted to learn, to grow - to take on the world.

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