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Frank Oz, Paul Williams and David Goelz remember 'Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas,' the Jim Henson-directed Muppet musical

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Randall Roberts) — Emmet Otter is not the most famous Muppet in Jim Henson’s universe of characters. But Hollywood will still embrace the occasional second act, and the leader of the Frogtown Hollow Jubilee Jug Band in 1977 TV special “Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas” is now a part of the revival circuit. Four decades...
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That Texas judge's 'insane' ruling that Obamacare is unconstitutional could leave the law fatally wounded — or even stronger

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Michael Hiltzik) — More than 130 million Americans are waking up this Saturday morning to the news that their health coverage has been thrown into doubt. That’s because, late Friday night, a federal judge in Texas ruled that the Affordable Care Act — including its exchange health plans, Medicaid expansion and its...
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How historian John Guy and ‘House of Cards’s Beau Willimon read between the lines of history to rewrite ‘Mary Queen of Scots’ legacy

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Jen Yamato) — For centuries, history had not been kind to Mary Stewart, Queen of Scots — a mistreatment that director Josie Rourke aimed to correct with her revisionist 16th century drama “Mary Queen of Scots.” Vilified by the enemies who orchestrated her downfall and beheaded for treason at the age of 44, Mary’s...
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Tamales, tacos and Thai food

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold Good morning, and happy holidays. This week we have a story to help you plan your seasonal menu, courtesy of Guerrilla Tacos’ Wes Avila, who’s been making tamales, tacos and champurrado at home. Which is a helpful reminder, really, that if you’re not making your own tamales this year, it’s time...
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Review: Bring your big wig and killer heels to the theatrical party that is 'The Legend of Georgia McBride'

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Margaret Gray) — To misquote Shakespeare: Some men are born for drag, some achieve drag, and some have drag thrust upon ’em. Casey, the protagonist of Matthew Lopez’s irresistible 2015 comedy “The Legend of Georgia McBride,” is firmly in the third camp. How does somebody accidentally do drag? That’s exactly what...
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Earthquake: Magnitude 3.0 quake strikes in Sonoma County mountains

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Quakebot) — A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Saturday morning one mile from Black Oaks, Calif., in the mountains of Sonoma County, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 6:56 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 1.2 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 14 miles...
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Review: Peter Jackson's documentary 'They Shall Not Grow Old' brings WWI footage to life

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Kenneth Turan) — “They Shall Not Grow Old” is a tribute paid by the present to the past, and what a gorgeous gift it turns out to be. The past is the army of invariably anonymous British soldiers who brought bravery, stoicism and grit to the years of trench warfare on the Western Front that made World War I a cataclysm...
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Jennifer Bolande: Cut up the newspaper, and random connections make for some unexpected depth

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Leah Ollman) — Jennifer Bolande's subtly provocative film "The Composition of Decomposition," projected on a wall at the gallery Pio Pico, presents like a 48-minute slide show: Every five seconds or so, the screen is refreshed, and one pair of side-by-side images is replaced by another. Each image is of a partial...
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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, under cloud of scandal, forced out

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Eli Stokols) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who endeared himself to President Trump but was caught up in scandals and infuriated environmental activists, will be departing his post by the end of the year in the latest shake-up of the president’s Cabinet. “Secretary of the Interior @RyanZinke will be leaving...
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15 holiday gifts for the wellness junkie

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Melinda Fulmer) — These are gifts for someone — naughty or nice — who makes fitness a priority. Or you can gift them to yourself and get a jump on those New Year’s resolutions that are just around the corner. For more gift ideas, go to latimes.com/holidaygiftguide. A try-before-you-buy workout Studio classes are...
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Essential California: After the Thousand Oaks mass shooting, anti-gun activists target gun shows

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Benjamin Oreskes , Shelby Grad) — Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It is Saturday, Dec. 15. Here’s what you don’t want to miss this weekend: TOP STORIES The aftermath of the mass shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks was followed by calls for gun control — a familiar pattern...
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My Favorite Room: Fashion designer David Meister's packed den gets an exemption from minimalism

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Arielle Paul) — Minimalism reigns in fashion designer David Meister’s Los Angeles home, with the exception of his dark and cloistered den — “the one place filled with stuff.” The intimate space barely holds the coffee table and sectional couch, but manages a built-in shelf teeming with books — Jackie Collins is...
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Racing! What to do when we are away

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (John Cherwa) — Hello, my name is John Cherwa, and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as we remember the life of legendary Southern California sportswriter John Hall. I’ve made no secret of the fact that after 50½ weeks of five-day-a-week newsletters I’m looking forward to the one week off a year those...
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Best Game Ever: Klay Thompson was mesmerized after scoring 37 points in a quarter

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Dan Woike) — Dan Woike asked NBA players to tell us about the best game in their basketball career. This week: Klay Thompson. Jan. 23, 2015: Warriors 126, Kings 101 52 points, 16-25 FGs, 11-15 three-pointers, five assists, four steals, two blocks For someone so relaxed and laid back, Klay Thompson must have...
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Will Trump's vanity shut down the government?

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Paul Thornton) — Trump wants a border wall now. Democrats don't want to fund one. So, we're probably getting another government shutdown.
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