Archive for September, 2010

Director Mark Rydell to Receive Legendary Filmmaker Award at Bel-Air Film Festival

Director Mark Rydell to Receive Legendary Filmmaker Award at Bel-Air Film Festival

By Kat Kramer Acclaimed director Mark Rydell will receive the Legendary Filmmaker Award at the Bel-Air International Film Festival, scheduled for Oct. 14-19 at the UCLA James Bridges Theater. The award will be presented on Oct. 14 by actress Katharine “Kat” Kramer, who nominated Rydell. “I chose him because he is a master filmmaker,” Kramer […]

The Whisper of Flowers

The Whisper of Flowers

By Bea Wolff Ilsa Dattinger’s first one-woman show, “The Whisper of Flowers,” is now gracing the walls of the Artist’s Alley in the Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center. Flowers spring to life through the canvases, highlighting the dynamic colors that compose them in nature and isolating each flower so that the viewer can pause to […]

A Flair for Fun and Fashion at Macy’s Glamorama Gala

A Flair for Fun and Fashion at Macy’s Glamorama Gala

Fashionistas flocked to Macy’s Passport presents Glamorama, a fashion show that puts the spotlight on charity and the glamorous styles featured at the famous department store. Lots of well-dressed celebrities were on hand at the Orpheum Theatre, downtown in the heart of L.A.’s fashion district. They were there to support AIDS Project LA and Project […]

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Run time 133 minutes OK for children This is a cartoon without animation. Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas), the protagonist of the first Wall Street (1987) who proclaimed that “Greed is good,” returns as a convicted felon trying to get back in the game, but his main role is as the […]

Are You Hungary?

Located on a non-descript, dim stretch of Tujunga Avenue, across from the North Hollywood Park, is the fine hideaway of “Maximilians” Austro-Hungarian restaurant. The well-known Chef Laszlo Bossanyi, proprietor of the long gone “Hortobagy” restaurant, (a Studio City favorite), tackles his recent venture with ferocity. His goal: to bring authentic and traditional central European flavors […]

Gregg Hunter’s Newspace

If you’re willing to go the distance for something different, consider the drive to Gobi Mongolian BBQ House at 2827 W. Sunset Blvd. in Silver Lake where patrons fill bowls with raw bits of all natural chicken, lamb, turkey, pork, certified Angus beef, and shrimp. And don’t forget the seasonal produce and a choice of […]

It was hotter than blazes last weekend!

It was hotter than blazes last weekend!

At this rate, folks will be wearing “bikinis” to their upcoming Halloween parties! I enjoyed two light n’lively productions in air conditioned theatres…and had a fun filled weekend! Debbie Reynolds in Alive & Fabulous Back by popular demand for the third consecutive year, at the gorgeous El Portal Theatre. A “star studded”, nostalgic and wildly […]

“The Senator” Eugene J. Wright Releases New Album

“The Senator” Eugene J. Wright Releases New Album

By M. Valentine Eugene J. Wright, also referred to as “The Senator,” is known across the globe. He has played with many great musicians, such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Jimmy Lunceford and Dave Brubeck, just to name a few. Wright released his new album, African Breeze: Live at the Money Tree. Wright was born […]

Save Oct. 9th for a Fun-Filled Matinee at The Garland Little Theatre

Save Oct. 9th for a Fun-Filled Matinee at The Garland Little Theatre

Enjoy some very talented folks doing scenes from their favorite plays and musicals on Oct. 9 at The Garland Little Theatre, 422 Vineland Ave in North Hollywood. These are not ordinary folks, they are stars. Golden Globe, Emmy and Tony Award winning stars will perform at the 25th anniversary celebration of The California Artists Radio […]

Valentino Valentina

Valentino Valentina

Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night gets a modern twist in Valentina Valentino, playing at the Macha Theatre. It is a story of mistaken identity, gender confusion and passionate attraction set in the rather appropriate city of Los Angeles. It is a timeless tale of how love eventually conquers all and how our masks are eventually betrayed by […]