D DEB DEBBIE DEBORAH
Posted By Suzanne Birrell & Jen Brown
A review by Suzanne Birrell and Jen Brown The west coast premiere of D DEB DEBBIE DEBORAH by Jerry Lieblich is now playing at Theatre of Note, Hollywood. If you are a connoisseur of good art, this is a play not to be missed. D DEB DEBBIE DEBORAH is ...
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Please Don't Ask About Becket - Theatre Review
Posted By Rachel Flanagan
A review by Rachel Flanagan. Deborah Puette and Rachel Seiferth. Photos by Ed Krieger Please Don't Ask About Becket is the story about love, loss, family and finding your place in the world. Emily Diamond (Rachel Seiferth) narrates the story about ...
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Child Stars Celebrate Real Life Vs Reel Life
Posted By Harlan Bol
"The realization of this exhibit, is a dream come true," remarks Donelle Dadigan (President and Founder of The Hollywood Museum). "We have wanted to honor these, often unsung, young heroes and pioneers of entertainment for some time. Especially, as ...
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As Straw Before the Wind - Theatre Review
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
A review by Suzanne Birrell. As Straw Before the Wind opened this week at the Ruby Theatre at the Complex. The play offers a window into the life experience of a Filipina nurse who survives the trauma of WWII only to discover that the war is not over ...
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Oscar's Hollywood
Posted By Oscar Arslanian
What is the #1 Tourist Spot in the United States? Why the Hollywood Walk of Fame of course! According to Business Insider, the Walk of Fame is the most visited landmark ahead of such other icons as Mount Rushmore, the Lincoln Memorial and The Statue ...
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LA Theatre Town Hall: On Actors' Equity Association & Our 99-Seat Theatres
Posted By LA Stage Alliance
LA THEATRE TOWN HALL: Actors' Equity Association & 99-Seat Theatre A town hall event will be held at the Los Angeles Theatre Center (LATC) for members of the greater Los Angeles theatre community on Monday, August 22, from 7:30- 9:30pm. The ...
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RuddiGORE - Theatre Review
Posted By Suzanne
A review by Suzanne Birrell (an unabashed fan of Gilbert & Sullivan). RuddiGORE, a tweaked Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, is now playing at the Studio Stage. If you enjoy Gilbert and Sullivan, you will enjoy this production. I found myself ...
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Indie Films Aug 19 - Aug 25
Posted By Phil Sokoloff
KAMPAI! FOR THE LOVE OF SAKE AND EINSTEIN'S GOD MODEL OPEN EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENTS AT ARENA CINEMA HOLLYWOOD ON AUGUST 19 Kampai! For the Love of Sake. Directed by Mirai Konishi. Produced by Konishi and Chiaki Yanagimoto. From Sundance Selects. (Color, ...
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Indie Films Aug 2 - Sept 1
Posted By Phil Sokoloff
I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER, BLOOD IN THE WATER OPEN EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENTS AT ARENA CINEMA HOLLYWOOD ON AUGUST 26 I Am Not a Serial Killer. Directed by Billy O'Brien. Written by O'Brien, Christopher Hyde. Based on a novel by Dan Wells. Produced by James ...
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The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Troop Beverly Hills - Review
Posted By Rachel Flanagan
A review by Rachel Flanagan. This summer at the Rockwell Table & Stage, audiences can catch a dinner and a hilarious show with The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Troop Beverly Hills. The Rockwell Table & Stage is a small intimate dining area ...
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Indie Films - Horror & Cult - August
Posted By American Cinematheque
The American Cinematheque Presents Horror & Cult Cinema FANTASTIC PLANET, HEAVY METAL, DON'T GO NEAR THE PARK, YOUNG WARRIORS, LADY SNOWBLOOD, THE BURNING, SLEEPAWAY CAMP, TWISTED NIGHTMARE, SUMMER CAMP NIGHTMARE, FRIDAY THE 13th, JACKASS and ...
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PANTAGES THEATRE TO DIM MARQUEE LIGHTS - Aug 3
Posted By Suzanne
HOLLYWOOD PANTAGES THEATRE TO DIM MARQUEE LIGHTS IN HONOR OF JAMES M. NEDERLANDER HOLLYWOOD LANDMARK THEATRE DIMMING LIGHTS ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3 RD AT 7:45PM PT Tuesday, August 2, 2016 -- Hollywood, CA - Hollywood Pantages Theatre and the Broadway ...
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Blueprint for Paradise - Theatre Review
Posted By Erin Fair
A review by Erin Fair. Steve Marvel, Peter McGlynn, Regi Davis Photos by Ed Krieger Blueprint for Paradise is a new play from writer Laurel M. Wetzork that explores the relationship between Nazi sympathizers Clara and Herbert Taylor and architect ...
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Call For Artists
Posted By Suzanne
On behalf of our colleagues at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery Call for Artists: S/Election Democracy, citizenship, freedom. Three years after the Civil War, the 14th Amendment was ratified to the Constitution. The second of three ...
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Baby Doll - Theatre Review
Posted By Bill Garry
Review by Bill Garry. Daniel Bess, Lindsay LaVanchy, Karen Kondazian and John Prosky Photos by Ed Krieger When Tennessee Williams writes, the words spill naturally, sometimes with smoke, sometimes with fire. The Fountain Theatre's production of "Baby ...
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Wonder Women - Theatre Review
Posted By Bill Garry
A review by Bill Garry. Comic Con may be over in San Diego, but Cosplay lives on in Hollywood at the Berubian Theatre Company's production of " Wonder Women, " now playing in open-ended repertory at the Next Theater. It seems that the Equalizer, the ...
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Indie Films Aug 12-Aug 18
Posted By Phil Sokoloff
SOLE PROPRIETOR, FOR THE PLASMA OPEN EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENTS ON AUGUST 12 AT ARENA CINEMA HOLLYWOOD Sole Proprietor. Directed and written by Dan Eberle. Produced by Eberle, Per Anderson and Ashley Sprenkel. From Indie Rights. (Color, 2016, USA, not ...
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LA Filmforum - Tribute to Tony Conrad, July 31
Posted By Adam Hyman
Los Angeles Filmforum presents A Tribute to Tony Conrad, July 31 LOS ANGELES, July 25, 2016 - Tony Conrad passed away earlier this year at the age of 76 after battling cancer. A pioneer in avant-garde music, film, and numerous other media, Conrad ...
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Obama-ology - Theatre Review
Posted By Erin Fair
A Review by Erin Fair. Sally Hughes, Nicholas Anthony Reid, Kurt Mason Peterson, Brie Eley Five pillars adorn the stage with photos of Obama highlighting slightly raised platforms. From the onset, the clever use of visual voiceover to the beat of an ...
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I Love You Because - Theatre Review
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
A review by Suzanne Birrell. As a person who really likes Jane Autin's writings and musicals, I was excited to see I Love You Because produced by After Hours Theatre Company now playing at the Hudson Backstage Theatre because it was billed as Pride ...
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Indie Films July 29- Aug 4
Posted By Phil Sokoloff
SOME LIKE IT HOT SCREENS AT MATINEES ON JULY 30 AND 31 AT ARENA CINEMA HOLLYWOOD Some Like It Hot. Directed and produced by Billy Wilder. Written by Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond. Based on a story by Robert Thoeren and Michael Logan. From United Artists. ...
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LA Filmforum - Speculation Nation, on August 7
Posted By Adam Hyman
LosAngeles Filmforum presents Speculation Nation, on August 7 LOS ANGELES, July 23, 2016 - Real estate speculators destroyed the Spanish economy, and now ordinary citizens occupy empty buildings and speculate on new ways to live. The global financial ...
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Recorded in Hollywood - Theatre Review
Posted By Bill Garry
A review by Bill Garry. Recorded in Hollywood, given a trial run last year in a small theater in Hollywood, has returned with a bigger score and a bigger staging in a bigger theater (the Kirk Douglas in Culver City). Unfortunately, the net result is ...
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Indie Films Aug 5-11
Posted By Phil Sokoloff
SUN CHOKE, LET'S BE EVIL, LACE CRATER START EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENTS AT ARENA CINEMA HOLLYWOOD ON AUGUST 5 Sun Choke. Written and directed by Ben Cresciman. Produced by Wandie Kabule, Georg Kallert, Peter J. Nieves and Rob Schroeder. From XLrator Media. ...
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Cabaret -Theatre Review
Posted By Bill Garry
A review by Bill Garry. Cast of Cabaret. Photos by Joan Marcus It's not easy writing a review of this Cabaret. This is the classic Broadway musical with book by Joe Masteroff and music and lyrics by legends John Kander and Fred Ebb. The show is based ...
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One of the Nice Ones
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
A review by Suzanne Birrell. Graham Hamilton and Rebecca Gray. Photos by Darrett Sanders One of the Nice Ones is a new cringe-worthy black comedy about politics in the workplace where being one of the nice ones does not necessarily get you ahead. ...
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Space - Theatre Review
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
A review by Suzanne Birrell. Stefan Marks, Samantha Smart, Rachel Parker. All Photograph's by Bryan Wiggle Space, written and directed by Stefan Marks, opened to an appreciative crowd at the Stella Adler Theatre this past weekend. The plays stars ...
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Cockroach Dialogues - Theatre Review
Posted By Rachel Flanagan
A review by Rachel Flanagan If the world was destroyed in war and destruction, the cockroach would be the singular survivor. Welcome to the dreams of one struggling actor whose reality is wrecked by the Cockroach Dialogues. Mark Binet is Wayne, a guy ...
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Charming - Hollywood Fringe Review
Posted By Rachel Flanagan
A review by Rachel Flanagan. YANNA FABIAN Photo by Eric Fisher Charming is The Bachelor mixed with fairy princesses; A reality television show, an eligible Prince Charming, a whole lot of drama and the possibility of finding ones' true love. When ...
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P.R. - Fashion Week! Sept 22- Oct 1
Posted By Suzanne
METROPOLITAN FASHION WEEK TO KICK OFF SEPTEMBER 22 - OCTOBER 1, 2016 WITH INAUGUARAL AWARDS SHOW, CHARITY FASHION SHOW & EXCLUSIVE VEGAS PERFORMANCES HOLLYWOOD, July 12, 2016 - METROPOLITAN FASHION WEEK (MFW) , the most fashionable week in ...
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LA Filmforum - Where You Thought You Were July 24, 2016
Posted By Adam Hyman
Los Angeles Filmforum presents Where You Thought You Were, on July 24 LOS ANGELES, July 5, 2016 - Human beings construct their places, the lands and seas and islands that they traverse in physical existence and in fiction, in memory and fantasy. This ...
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LA Filmforum - Machine Gun or Typewriter July 17, 2016
Posted By Adam Hyman
Los Angeles Filmforum presents The Los Angeles premiere of Machine Gun or Typewriter, by Travis Wilkerson LOS ANGELES, July 5, 2016 - Filmforum is delighted to host Travis Wilkerson again with the city's premiere of his latest featurefilm. Machine ...
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Indie Films July 26- Aug 2
Posted By Phil
RED CARPET ALERT FOR PREMIERE OF FEED THE DEVIL AT ARENA CINEMA HOLLYWOOD ON JULY 26 Feed The Devil. Directed by Max Perrier. Written by Perrier and Matthew Altman. Produced by Perrier, Valerie Gagnon and Tom George. From Uncork'd Entertainment. ...
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Out & About with Susan Hornik
Posted By Susan Hornik
If you are in the mood to dance, check out Josh Billings, a popular Hollywood DJ who has played venues like Avalon, Sound, Exchange, Re:Love, Create and King King. Billings is always inspired while working. "When DJing, it's the feeling you get when ...
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Oscar's Hollywood
Posted By Suzanne
The Los Angeles City Council recently voted unanimously to finally move forward with construction of a Target store on Sunset Blvd. and Western Ave., a project which was stalled for 2 years due to lawsuits. The development has broad neighborhood ...
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From the Editor
Posted By Nyla Arslanian
On our summer cover, the Muses of Music, Dance and Drama, a sculpture created by George Stanley whose "Oscar" is passed out each year, graces the entrance to the Hollywood Bowl an overlooked artistic treasure we pass as we speed along Highland ...
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Beautiful-The Carol King Musical Theatre Review
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
A review by Suzanne Birrell. The highly anticipated LA premier of Beautiful-The Carol King Musical finally happened at the Hollywood Pantages. It is definitely a Wow-Wow-Wow! Prior to the show and based on the publicity photos and even being a fan of ...
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Annie Reiner - Entertainer Extraordinaire
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
An Interview with Suzanne Birrell. Annie Reiner is the definition of a true Renaissance woman. She is a published poet, a playwright who has had two of her plays produced, and a painter with four one-woman gallery shows under her belt. She has penned ...
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Overlay - Hollywood Fringe Review
Posted By Rachel Flanagan
A review by Rachel Flanagan. Violence in often overlooked these days thanks to the abundance of violence in video games and movies and television. Real violence is recapped every day, multiple times a day, on the news and newspapers and shared ...
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Simon Coronel - Hollywood Fringe Review
Posted By Suzanne
A review by Rachel Flanagan. When someone demonstrates an extraordinary ability in a certain field that the United States may think will benefit the country, they will grant a priority visa to an immigrant with an alien classification known as the ...
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Chemistry - Hollywood Fringe Review
Posted By Rachel Flanagan
A review by Rachel Flanagan. Even in 2016, Mental Illness is an often-overlooked disease. Many people believe that if you cannot see that someone is sick, they are just faking it. Others believe that people make a choice to be happy and those that ...
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The Toxic Avenger - Hollywood Fringe Review
Posted By Rachel Flanagan
A review by Rachel Flanagan. The Toxic Avenger is the epitome of a geek turned hero story in the most unconventional, and yet, most New Jersey way. The Toxic Avenger: The Musical turns this unconventional geek to hero story in a rock musical filled ...
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Not Another Horror Story - Hollywood Fringe Review
Posted By Rachel Flanagan
A review by Rachel Flanagan. Take a little bit of American Horror Story, mix it with a handful of horror comedies like Scary Movie and add a dash of horror movie stereotype and you will get the premise of Not Another Horror Story. The cast was a ...
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Sticky Fingers - Hollywood Fringe Review
Posted By Rachel Flanagan
A review by Rachel Flanagan. In December of 2001, actress Winona Ryder was arrested in Beverly Hills after stealing nearly $5,000 worth of items from Saks Fifth Avenue. Her story made headlines and everyone wanted to know why she did it when she ...
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JonBenét Ramsey: THE MUSICAL - Hollywood Fringe Review
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
A review by Suzanne Birrell. If you see nothing else at The Fringe do treat yourself to JonBenét Ramsey: THE MUSICAL. It will be the absolute fastest hour you'll spend. Chuy Bravo is featured as little JonBenet complete with mustache and blond wig so ...
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Neva - Hollywood Fringe Review
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
A review by Suzanne Birrell. Neva is a powerful play. The story takes place at a rehearsal of Chekov but most of the actors and the director have not shown up. It is feared they have died in the violence of an ensuing revolution. One does not need to ...
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Bumpersticker: The Musical - Hollywood Fringe Review
Posted By Rachel Flanagan
A review by Rachel Flanagan. Bumpersticker: The Musical is a super fun musical experience, especially for a Los Angeles area crowd. Everyone knows the feeling of being stuck in your car, annoyed at the traffic, reading billboards and bumperstickers ...
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Labitity - Hollywood Fringe Review
Posted By Suzanne
A review by Suzanne Birrell. Labitity is a look at your life. It's a show of labels, titles and identities-our own, our families and perfect strangers. It is witty and intelligent. Written and performed by Katrina Joli, she takes us on a journey ...
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Odilia- Hollywood Fringe Theatre Review
Posted By Suzanne
A review by Suzanne Birrell. Take a journey to the middle ground where dreams are woven and nightmares are felt. Odilia is almost like a Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens in that Odilia meets the ghosts that know of her past, however Odilia is no ...
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Hello World - Hollywood Fringe Review
Posted By Suzanne
A review by Rachel Flanagan. Hello World definitely deserves some praise for bringing the virtual reality experience to theatre in a very unique and interactive sort of way. With your very own smartphone and headphones and borrowed Google Cardboard, ...
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