Archive for May, 2010

Universal CityWalk Street Performer Auditions

Universal CityWalk Street Performer Auditions

Universal CityWalk, Southern California’s premier entertainment destination for dining, shopping and attractions, launches a new theme of “Always Unexpected” entertainment and programs with this month’s “StreetFest,” which will feature a kaleidoscopic presentation of the region’s most unusually talented and “unexpected” street performers. “StreetFest” will feature over 130 dynamic performances on consecutive Sunday’s from May 16-June […]

Men of Many Talents Rich Little Fred Travalena

Men of Many Talents Rich Little Fred Travalena

A legendary impressionist, Rich Little is the master mimic of over 200 voices. But it is another talent that will be presented at the world famous Magic Castle. Little will have his artwork on display at the Castle’s Inner Circle on Saturday and Sunday, May 22 and 23. The Sunday night showing will not only […]

The Psychic World of Kenny Kingston

Dear Kenny: I write this letter to you as my last resort. I came to California to be a movie star. I wanted to be like your client Marilyn Monroe. I am 22 years old. All the agents I’ve met want me to go to bed with them first. I made that mistake with someone […]

Hyundai’s Portfolio Keeps Getting Better

Hyundai’s Portfolio Keeps Getting Better

The Hyundai display at last winter’s Greater Los Angeles Auto Show was quite telling with regards to the company’s status in the auto industry. While many brands reduced the size and pizzazz of their showcases (or weren’t there at all), Hyundai pulled out all the stops, with a dazzling show floor to highlight their newest […]

CRA/LA Adds Artwork to NoHo from LA-Based Artist Ricardo Mendoza

CRA/LA Adds Artwork to NoHo from LA-Based Artist Ricardo Mendoza

Six sets of unique and colorful benches and trash bins designed by Los Angeles-based artist Ricardo Mendoza were recently installed on Lankershim Boulevard, courtesy of the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles (CRA/LA). Entitled “Womb Benches” and “Wishing Wells,” the reinforced concrete pieces are part of a larger streetscape improvement project undertaken […]

Gregg Hunter’s Newspace

Gregg Hunter’s Newspace

Back when I was hosting The Celebrity Table broadcasts from the legendary Hollywood Brown Derby I’d hear guest after guest order the fabled Derby Cobb Salad, certainly a good choice. But my favorite dish was the sautéed Catalina Sand Dabs which also happened to be the only fish featured on the menu. Last I heard […]

CART Presents Norman Corwin’s Comedies for 100th Birthday Tribute, with Murder in Studio One and Mary and The Fairy, May 29th

CART Presents Norman Corwin’s Comedies for 100th Birthday Tribute, with Murder in Studio One and Mary and The Fairy, May 29th

In tribute to Norman Corwin’s 100th birthday, the California Artists Radio Theatre (CART) is presenting a “once in a centennial lifetime” performance of two great Corwin radio plays with the Emmy and Peabody Award winning playwright-author attending. Yes, Norman Corwin will be on hand at the Beverly Garland Hotel’s Little Theatre on Saturday, May 29 […]

Oceans

Oceans Run Time 87 minutes. Only for children. This plays like Disney had lots of stock footage in its vault and wanted to get rid of it, even though they didn’t know what it was about. It’s hard to believe that the banal, uninformative script was actually written by seven, count them, seven people! But […]

Harry Brown

Harry Brown

Harry Brown Run time: 102 minutes. Not for children. “Revenge is mine, sayeth the Lord.” That might be OK for the Bible, but it won’t work in Hollywood, because some of the best movies have been based on ordinary people getting revenge against evil-doers outside of the law, like Michael Winner and Charles Bronson’s Death […]

Eve Marie “Waiting For You” Heartsong Records

Eve Marie “Waiting For You” Heartsong Records

by Jon Konjoyan Imagine being only nine years old and singing opera on The Tonight Show! That is the legacy of singer Eve Marie, a child vocal prodigy who is compared to the legendary Beverly Sills and peformed regularly in the ‘80s, including on the Las Vegas stage alongside Liberace. Today, an adult Eve Marie […]