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Jane Lynch and Kate Flannery Bring Big Voices and Vaudevillian Verve to Café Carlyle

You might not expect stars of the caliber of Jane Lynch (Glee) and Kate Flannery (The Office) to work so hard when performing to an intimate crowd at the Cafe Carlyle, but they...

Gina Gershon Serves Jessica Rabbit Realness at Café Carlyle

The star of such steamy films as Showgirls and Bound, Gina Gershon, proves she can deliver live on stage in Wild Women Don’t Get the Blues. “It’s nice to see all my friends...

Kathleen Turner Offers a Thrilling Musical Autobiography at Café Carlyle

Kathleen Turner offers a night of stories and song that just may be the most moving performance of her career. Many performers begin a performance at the Café Carlyle by noting...

What Could Be in the Call Me By Your Name Sequel?

Based on the parts of André Aciman’s book that didn’t make it to the screen, we ask: What would a Call Me by Your Name sequel look like anyway? SPOILER ALERT: The following...

Linda Lavin and Billy Stritch are “The Best of Friends” at Café Carlyle

It’s possible that Linda Lavin, Billy Stritch and company are having too much fun to sing one song at a time in their delightful new residency. Linda Lavin pauses for a moment...

Rosaliné: A Delicious Comeback for Chef Ricardo Zarate

Chef Ricardo Zarate returns to the LA cuisine scene with a taste of Peru that delightfully combines authenticity and refinement. Not so long ago, chef Ricardo Zarate seemed...

Megan Hilty Slays with Wicked, Smash and More in Her Latest Cafe Carlyle Set

Megan Hilty may be singing with many voices at the Cafe Carlyle, but whether she’s tackling Smash hits or stirring Sondheim, the result is her own special creation. One of the...

Italian Comfort Food Keeps Us Returning to WeHo Favorite Marco’s

We revisit a local favorite that serves up a seductive menu of Italian fare — and beautiful brunches and breakfasts to boot. On the Los Angeles dining scene, most restaurants...

Designer Isaac Mizrahi Makes a Surprising Career Move

How many designers harbor a secret desire to be the star striding onstage? Many. But only a few can do it like Isaac Mizrahi....

Duncan Sheik Goes from “Barely Breathing” to Broadway at Cafe Carlyle

“Keep eating your appetizers; I’ve got to tune my guitar,” Duncan Sheik says as he casually takes the stage at the Cafe Carlyle. He says he’s honored to play the famously...

People Are Freaking out over This Koreatown Foodie Find

A Koreatown dining destination draws foodies with bold, multicultural flavors and fresh, local ingredients. Not too long ago, Koreatown was for barbecue, bibimbap and banchan. But...

John O’Hurley Is the Genuine Article at Café Carlyle

I took in a show that has me wondering whether imitation is in fact the most sincere form of flattery. Certain performers present such a unique combination of voice, affect and...