Archive for June, 2010

Keep Your Kids Active this Summer at the NoHo Arts Center!

Keep Your Kids Active this Summer at the NoHo Arts Center!

Performing Arts Workshops, in association with The NoHo Arts Center, is proud to provide children ages 5-15 the opportunity to be active, stay focused and have fun while performing on stage. Kids can spend this summer in PAW’s: MUSICAL THEATER Camp, GUITAR Camp, or PHOTOGRAPHY Camp! 2010 camp shows include: “Sleeping Beauty – the Pop […]

Gregg Hunter’s Newspace

Gregg Hunter’s Newspace

Enough dilly-dallying, I’ll cut straight to the point. If you can’t find a couple of plates filled with pleasure at the QQ Buffet and Grill at 900 N. Central Avenue in Glendale, you just aren’t hungry. This from a byline that very rarely recommends self-service restaurants. Buffets usually impress the Palate as an excess of […]

For Colored Girls… Dances to Intense Beat

An emotional knockout, Gary Levingston’s excellent production of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf contains fiery, moving performances that reveal the joys, sorrows, and inspirations in the lives of African-American women. A series of sketches told as a “choreopoem,” the show looks at dramatic moments in the lives of […]

Pull Over for CHiPs the Musical

A madcap mélange of mayhem, mirth, and music, CHiPs The Musical continues the Troubadour Theater Company’s long run of hit shows. Hilariously combining pop culture references, singing, and smartly choreographed dance numbers into expanded sketch comedy, CHiPS The Musical is an unqualified success. Rick Batalla and Henry Phillips’ bare bones story focuses on sexy motorcycle […]

Knight and Day

Knight and Day

Knight and Day Run time 110 minutes Not for children. Tom Cruise joins Cameron Diaz in director James Mangold’s attempt at an action comedy. Mangold directed 2005’s Walk the Line, which minimized Johnny Cash’s wonderful music, replaced his unique voice, and ignored his prolific drug use, and 2007’s remake of 3:10 to Yuma. He says […]

The A-Team

The A-Team

The A-Team Run time 117 minutes. Not for children. Steve Cannell produced some of the greatest TV shows, including The Rockford Files. I was a fan of all of his shows save one. That one was The A-Team, a show that never captured me. Here is an excerpt from an interview I did with Cannell […]

I caught three musical productions last week.

I caught three musical productions last week.

(I feel like I’m speaking in a “sing-song” meter…) I saw In the Heights at The Pantages just for fun, and the latter two for “review.” All of them were enjoyable! There’s nothing like a musical to lighten your mood, and escape from everyday life! It’s Top Secret If it is unbridled “slapstick” comedy you […]

03-30-10

03-30-10

Toluca Lake Tom LaBonge News Greetings! Councilmember Tom LaBonge led a group of over 200 hikers up Mount Hollywood Monday for the annual Summer Solstice Hike. The hike, a celebration of Los Angeles’ Sister City program, finished with a feast at the top, featuring an array of international and local cuisine. Councilmember Tom LaBonge celebrated […]

Dodgers Are Still Reeling

Dodgers Are Still Reeling

Seeking a soft spot to land, the reeling Dodgers lost two of three games to the defending champion New York Yankees this past weekend, and two of three to the Angels. In the series finale on Sunday, the host Dodgers were 8-6 losers as Robinson Cano cracked a two-run homer in the 10th inning, after […]

Sabathia Doesn’t Look the Part

Gazing upon pitcher C.C. Sabathia in street clothes, the last thing anyone would suspect is that he’s an elite athlete. Putting it mildly, let’s be kind, but he’s fat. At 6-foot-7 and 290 pounds, how else would you describe him? Appearances aside, the New York Yankees’ left-hander is actually one of baseball’s top hurlers, and […]