Articles by: lawavestaff

Movie trailer: ‘The Legend of Hercules’

11/29/2013 1:54 pm0 comments

 

Read more ›

Hollywood Christmas Parade to be held Sunday

11/27/2013 1:34 pm0 comments
Hollywood Christmas Parade

Photo by Gary McCarthy

  Independent Staff Report HOLLYWOOD — Musical fireworks will light up the streets Sunday for the 2013 Hollywood Christmas Parade benefiting the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is held. Prior to the start of the parade at 6 p.m., a concert will be held featuring performances by Stevie Wonder, LeAnn [...]

Read more ›

Hanukkah Begins at Sundown

1:20 pm0 comments
Hanukkah MenorahLA Zoo

Photo by Gary McCarthy

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Hanukkah, Judaism’s eight-day “Festival of Lights” commemorating the Maccabees’ victory over a larger Syrian army in 165 B.C., begins at sundown tonight. Once the Jews defeated the Hellenist Syrian forces of Antiochus IV at the end of a three-year rebellion, the temple in Jerusalem, which the [...]

Read more ›

‘Home’ the latest vehicle for Akinnagbe

11/26/2013 10:01 pm0 comments
‘Home’ the latest vehicle for Akinnagbe

By Olu Alemoru, Staff Writer Strike another one for “The Wire” alum. Alternating between blockbusters like “Pacific Rim” and the upcoming highly anticipated Nelson Mandela biopic “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” Idris Elba has become a bona fide Hollywood star. Now his Wire colleague Gbenga Akinnagbe (“The Taking of Pelham [...]

Read more ›

Menorah and the Mayor

2:50 pm0 comments
Menorah lighting 

Photo By Gary McCarthy

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles’ first elected Jewish mayor, joined city and local Jewish leaders today to illuminate the first candle on a 17th century menorah that will be displayed at City Hall in celebration of Hanukkah. Chabad of California organized the annual City Hall menorah [...]

Read more ›

Metro Red Line Death

12:02 pm0 comments
Metro Police close off Hollywood and Vine Metro Station

Photo by Gary McCarthy

HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – A man was struck and killed by a Metro Red Line train in Hollywood today, authorities said. Paramedics were sent to the 6200 block of Hollywood Boulevard, near Vine Street, about 5:30 a.m., said Katherine Main of the Los Angeles Fire Department. The man died at the [...]

Read more ›

Carol Burnett is hotter than ever

11/25/2013 6:36 pm0 comments
Carol Burnett

  By Matthew Carey CNN   (CNN) — It’s been more than 35 years since “The Carol Burnett Show” left the air, but a new generation of fans is discovering it, courtesy of YouTube. Countless clips are posted on the website, and that seems just fine with Burnett. “I’m getting [...]

Read more ›

Jennifer Lawrence sizzles in ‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’

11/22/2013 11:07 am0 comments
Jennifer Lawrence sizzles in ‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’

By Olu Alemoru, Staff Writer What a difference a year makes? Jennifer Lawrence, Hollywood’s biggest young star of the moment, has an Oscar and fetching pixie cut as she reprises her role as Katniss Everdeen in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” The shiny acting bauble is hers to keep, but [...]

Read more ›

Hello Auto – L.A. Auto Show, Nov. 22 — Dec. 1.

11/20/2013 3:37 pm0 comments
The Porsche 918 Spyder is a mid-engined sports plug-in hybrid

Photo by Gary McCarthy

By Olu Alemoru, Staff Writer Cue the dry ice and the heart-pounding music. A ripple of oohs and aahs greeted the unveiling of some of the latest high performance models at the 2013 L.A. Auto Show, Nov. 22 — Dec. 1. A total of 56 debuts will be un-wrapped at [...]

Read more ›

Holiday Bargains

11/19/2013 3:31 pm0 comments
Holiday Bargains

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Holiday shoppers should check their receipts to make sure they get the bargains they’re shopping for, county officials warned today. With sales and price breaks lasting just a day or a few hours and a host of special discounts and membership deals available during the frenzied [...]

Read more ›