Archive for October, 2010

A Dark Collection of Canvases, Just In Time for Halloween

A Dark Collection of Canvases, Just In Time for Halloween

The Visceral Company explores the dark, strange, and macabre, fully living up to its namesake, providing its audience with an emotional, vicarious attachment to the drama onstage. Like its predecessors, brilliant “horror-meisters” including Rod Serling and Alfred Hitchcock, Tales To Die For brings a Halloween aura of the insanity- the crazy masks lurking beneath the […]

On the ‘Night of January 16th’

On the ‘Night of January 16th’

The early phases of Objectivism are communicated through this theatrical piece written by Ayn Rand in 1933. Her self-created philosophy emphasizes the individual over the state, which by self-definition sole interest is to itself, while the creative vision and tenacity of one person can shift the collective to great heights of realization and achievement. These […]

‘Tea at Five’ at the Falcon

‘Tea at Five’ at the Falcon

By Kat Kramer Stephanie Zimbalist stars as the legendary screen icon Katharine Hepburn in Tea at Five, currently playing at The Falcon Theatre. This play has been done before by other actresses, including Kate Mulgrew, but this one, written by Matthew Lombardo and directed by Jenny Sullivan, is by far the best production I’ve seen […]

Top 10 music Chart

Like A G6 Far*East Movement Featuring Cataracs & Dev Like a G6 [Live From the Cherrytree House] Just The Way You Are Bruno Mars Doo-Wops & Hooligans Just A Dream Nelly Just a Dream Only Girl (In The World) Rihanna Only Girl (In The World) DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love Usher Featuring Pitbull DJ […]

Hayley Taylor “One Foot in Front Of the Other” – Sun and Water Music ASCAP-

Hayley Taylor “One Foot in Front Of the Other” – Sun and Water Music ASCAP-

Singer/songwriter Hayley Taylor might not be as well known as Sheryl Crow, Taylor Swift or Colbie Caillat, but she’s creating music as appealing and commercially viable as any of them. This instantly likable CD features 10 well-written original songs without any filler. Every song is a winner. If you enjoy harmony, strong melodies and thoughtful […]

Joel Martin Quintet Jazzes It Up

Joel Martin Quintet Jazzes It Up

I had the distinct pleasure of catching a set of the Joel Martin Quintet at Lucy’s 51 in Toluca Lake. The good news is that they will be back in November to entertain once again. The group features sweet and sassy Kelly Jane on vocals as she evokes the spirits of greats like Ella Fitzgerald […]

Beat the pirates. Find the treasure. Be the hero!

Just in time for Halloween, Theatre Unleashed and the Southern California LARP Alliance are teaming up to present a family-friendly, interactive, pirate-themed, outdoor fun house in North Hollywood. Kids young and old can actively take part in a LARP (Live Action Role-Playing) adventure called The Search for Black Beard’s Gold. Story-tellers and guides will lead […]

10-27-10

TOLUCA LAKE Tom LaBonge News Happy Birthday, LAX Los Angeles International Airport’s (LAX’s) Gateway, one of the most recognizable landmarks in Los Angeles, officially turned 10 on Monday, Oct. 25. Councilmembers Tom LaBonge and Bill Rosendahl joined airport officials to applaud the organizations charged with the gateway’s design and construction. “Commemorating our landmarks is part […]

The Juke is Lots of Fun…No Joke

The Juke is Lots of Fun…No Joke

As the SUV craze has waned somewhat, just about every car company has tried to come up with some kind of variation on the same old box that many have become tired of, while keeping the functionality in the process. From larger van-like crossovers to boxy compacts, there are lots of things with built-in usefulness […]

Badgers Abound

Every weekend in college football is like a changing of the guard. Last Saturday, as Oklahoma, the top-seeded team in the Bowl Championship Series poll and No. 3 in the Associated Press fell to No. 18 Missouri by nine points, No. 10 Wisconsin rallied and held on for a 31-30 victory over No. 13 Iowa […]