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Brilliant Traces - Theatre Review

Posted By Bekah Caden

by Bekah Caden Experiencing the almost 30-year-old play Brilliant Traces at the Underground Theatre put me in a quandary. I left thinking, "What did I just see? What were they trying to say?" The next day I bought the play book. "This," I thought, ...

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Hidden Figures - Film Review

Posted By Joan Alperin

by Joan Alperin Watch the video here! I loved 'Hidden Figures' so much that I saw it twice, and I'll probably see it again. It is one of the most inspiring, touching films I've seen in a long time. It's also a film that reminds us there are times ...

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Inside Job - Film Review

Posted By Bill Garry

I don't know if Inside Job, the debut short from Matt Nagin, will do much for America's image in the world (it just won First Place in competition at the Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes ), but it is a dynamic showcase for this up-and-coming actor, ...

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Bakersfield Mist - Theatre Review

Posted By Bill Garry

by Bill Garry You walk through the intimate theater's door into a kitschy, run-down mobile home in Bakersfield. Mellow music from a local radio station is playing. Maude Gutman, foul-mouthed and 70, is sitting at her kitchen table waiting for a ...

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Rouge One: A Star Wars Story

Posted By Joan Alperin

Once upon a time far far away in another galaxy Star Wars was born. Well it wasn't another galaxy where it was born, but that's where the action takes place. "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" is part one of an anthology. The film is set in a time before ...

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La La Land - Film Review

Posted By Joan Alperin

When I saw "Whiplash" I knew I was seeing the birth of a brilliant director and now with Damien Chazelle's latest film, "La La Land" he more than proves I was right. This flm is not only a beautiful homage to the musicals of long ago, but it's a ...

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When Jazz Had the Blues - Theatre Review

Posted By Joan Alperin

Billy Strayhorn (Frank Lawson) ever hear of him? Probably not. Well for one thing, he was the love of Lena Horne's (Michole Briana White) life and most importantly he co-wrote some of Duke Ellington's (Boise Holmes) hits. He also happened to be black ...

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Blood - Theatre Review

Posted By Bill Garry

Kabuki is a stylized form of Japanese dance and drama dating back to the 1600s. When, after World War II, Japan put Kabuki on global tour in an attempt to strengthen diplomatic relations, the word took on a new, cynical meaning: self-serving ...

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Bob's Holiday Office Party - Theatre Review

Posted By Joshua Kahn

Bob's Holiday Office Party makes its way to the Atwater Village Theatre for its 21st consecutive year of drunken revelry. I must admit that I'd never heard of this long-running show until seeing it, but now I'll be hard-pressed to forget. Most ...

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White Christmas - Theatre Review

Posted By Rachel Flanagan

If you are looking for a white Christmas in Los Angeles this holiday season, look no further than the Pantages Theatre. Directed and choreographed by Randy Skinner, the dazzling White Christmas returns for a one-week engagement this holiday season. ...

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Thrones! The Musical Parody - Theatre Review

Posted By Bekah Caden

by Bekah Caden Coming to Los Angeles after rave reviews out of Chicago and from across the pond, is Thrones! The Musical Parody. We begin with a group of friends getting together to watch the latest "Game of Thrones" episode when disaster strikes - ...

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Sleeping Beauty - Theatre Review

Posted By Jen Brown

They've done it again, Storybook Theatre have pulled it off and given us what we want and need - a dollop of warmth, a whole lot of loving and a major helping of FUN! I was more than happy to see this wonderful production for a second time and my ...

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Gardel's Tango - Theatre Review

Posted By Bill Garry

If you're a fan of 1940s MGM biopics shown late at night on AMC, you'll be a fan of Gardel's Tango, a new play (with music, of course) about composer, singer, and musical innovator Carlos Gardel. Gardel, who lived from 1890 to 1935, took Tango from ...

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Arrival - Film Review

Posted By Joan Alperin

Unfortunately, no one speaks their language. Arrival is based on Ted Chiang's Story of Your Life but I wouldn't read his short story until you see the film. When the movie begins, it is already established that aliens have landed on 12 different ...

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The Super Variety Match Bonus Round! - Theatre Review

Posted By Joshua Kahn

There are times when a piece of art so perfectly captures the national zeitgeist that it's hard to imagine it having nearly as strong an impact at any other point in time. Unfortunately, Rogue Machine's production of Deb Hiett's The Super Variety ...

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