EXPLORING HOLLYWOOD   

                                                                                  

                             New Angeleno and new(!) Discover Hollywood calendar editor Brittany Knupper logs her adventures (theatre! comedy! moving to a city! not having a car!) in our exciting neighborhood.

Helena's Rite
Posted By Brittany
Up until this point, my blogs for this site have been tackling the large, glitzy, well-packaged national touring productions that visit the Pantages. In fact, my last post was about the current revival of Evita. A musical that has, in some form, been ...
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From the Editor
Posted By Nyla Arslanian
Beginning with a star-studded parade along Hollywood's famous boulevards-Hollywood and Sunset- and contining into the first week of January, the holidays in Hollywood are always a grand occasion. While some places mark the seasons with colorful ...
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Feeling Old Fashioned
Posted By Brittany
I received my MFA in Writing for Performance at the California Institute of the Arts, arguablyone of the most "experimental" and cutting edge theatre schools in the country and I have a confession to make. I love Andrew Lloyd Webber's musicals. (No ...
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From the Editor
Posted By Nyla Arslanian
Beginning the end of May, we begin seeing the gradual increase in visitors in and around our famous boulevard. It's always my dream that they come prepared to experience the realities of our urban core. Hollywood is not an easy place and "laid back" ...
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New York Film Academy: The Experience of a Lifetime
Posted By New York Film Academy
Do you have a passion for Filmmaking or Acting? Do you want to break into Hollywood but have little experience? Then you need to get yourself on the right path to becoming the next great Filmmaker, Director, Producer or Actor. A Film and Acting ...
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SUMMAH LOVIN'
Posted By Brittany
That title. I know. I'm the worst. But you know what was the opposite of the worst? Summahfest 2012 at Meltdown Inc on Sunset Blvd. An all day-ish comedy party dedicated to all things Summah. Summahfest 2012 Credit: Tyler Ross ...
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Margaritas and Motown
Posted By Brittany
July 31 st 2012. Location: La Velvet Margarita Cantina Time: Happy Hour [1] Drinks to be ordered: All of them. Except for the ones with citrus in them. [2] Because I'm allergic. Not in a throat closing, deathy kind of way, but in the horrible hives ...
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Fun, Feathers and Free Food!
Posted By Brittany
Two words: Pear Manhattans. Wait. I can't start a blog like that. Ok. Three words: Hot Welsh Bartender. Stop. Rewind. I had been looking forward to Wednesday for a long time. Two whole weeks in fact. I had tickets to The Theatre! And I was to be ...
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Hello Hollywood!
Posted By Brittany
Hello, Hollywood! I, Brittany Knupper, am going to discover you. Not like Magellan or Vespucci, you do exist on a map (and Google Earth) after all - and for kind of a long time, if I'm remembering my California history (yes, anything older than 100 ...
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Go Billy!
Posted By Trevi
Having just graduated from the World Arts and Cultures department at UCLA last June, I took a couple performance studies classes which, while exceptionally grueling, were begrudgingly interesting and are still highly applicable to daily life. With ...
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Sunset + Vine Pole Banner Contest
Posted By Trevi
This is a really fun, community-wide event. Get involved! The Sunset & Vine Business Improvement District (BID) is a non-profit organization made up of property owners surrounding the Sunset & Vine intersection. Hollywood has long been ...
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Wicked
Posted By Trevi
I was raised in a family that REALLY likes The Wizard of Oz. We do not own a copy and watch it sometimes. No, we own an old VHS, a new VHS, and a limited edition DVD that came in a Yellow Brick Road box set with a reproduced copy of the script, a ...
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Irish Hollywood
Posted By Trevi
My friend Peter and I enjoyed a very Irish night out in Hollywood last night, and it was, in a word, epic. The night started out at Dillon's Irish Pub, with an exorbitantly expensive Patron on the rocks for me and a super cheap pint of Guinness (or ...
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Get Your Pants Scared Off at the Old Zoo
Posted By Trevi
It's a crisp and cloudless October night. A full moon peaks out from behind twisted, leafless tree limbs. Fog creeps around a bend in the road up ahead. We park in a bustling parking lot full of smiling faces, but getting out of my car I hear shrieks ...
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Dinner and Drinks in Hollywood
Posted By Trevi
I've been petsitting my grandparents' dogs in the Valley for a couple weeks now. I normally live about ten minutes away from our office at Crossroads of the World, but since petsitting began, my morning and evening commutes have stretched to about an ...
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A Night Out in Hollywood
Posted By Trevi
Although I wasn't planning on it, Thursday night turned out to be a night full of Hollywood events! Nyla Arslanian, the Editor of Discover Hollywood and President of the Hollywood Arts Council, was presented with a check from the Hollywood Chamber of ...
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