Archive for March, 2012

03-28-12

TOM LABONGE NEWS Lake Hollywood/Griffith Park Tour Councilmember Tom LaBonge invites you to join him to take a look at a number of sites around Griffith Park to discuss their status and future, including Cahuenga Peak Trails, Lake Hollywood, LA River, Toyon Canyon, Old Zoo Area, Crystal Springs, Ballfields, and Griffith Park Equestrian Bridge. Meeting […]

Ask The Expert

Dear Robert, I live in Valencia in a house that is so long that, since we only have one doorbell, we can’t hear it from the opposite side of the house. My question is: Can I run a second doorbell off the same transformer and place it in the other part of the house? Thank […]

Huntington Learning Center Celebrates Mathematics Awareness Month

In honor of Math Awareness Month, Huntington Learning Center in Encino will be distributing a sheet of useful math hints to local middle schools; they are 3-hole punched so that students can keep them at hand in their 3-ring binders. Students can use these handy tips in preparing for tests because often they overlook what […]

Woody Harrelson Takes on Diverse Roles with Authority

Woody Harrelson Takes on Diverse Roles with Authority

Woody Harrelson has been part of a trio of interesting productions recently. The fine actor is in the current blockbuster movie The Hunger Games. It’s a small role but he reports that he wanted to work with director Gary Ross, and after reading the book he got caught up in the message of the story, […]

As it turns out cosmically…

As it turns out cosmically…

Both of my reviews this time are on musical-themed performances. One Bluegrass, the other a world famous rock opera…. OK, very different styles, but as they say … “Music makes the world go round!” That means all music! The Who’s Tommy A nostalgic blast from the past! Where were you in 1969? Whether you were […]

Two Gentlemen of Chicago Rocks

Two Gentlemen of Chicago Rocks

Scoring another hit in their long line of Shakespearean parodies, the Troubadour Theatre Company presents a roll down laughing, entertaining Two Gentlemen of Chicago. Packing hilarious improvisation, fine acting, singing and dancing, and even a sweet and talented dog into the proceedings, the presentation successfully blends Shakespearean ruminations on love with comic mayhem. The story, […]

Sexy, Soulful, Serene, and Oozing with Talent, Trumpeter Extraordinaire Chris Botti Returns to Pacific Symphony with an All-New Show

Sexy, Soulful, Serene, and Oozing with Talent, Trumpeter Extraordinaire Chris Botti Returns to Pacific Symphony with an All-New Show

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. — Following on the heels of sold-out shows in 2010, the world’s most popular trumpeter, Chris Botti, returns to Pacific Symphony for a concert overflowing with his exquisite mastery, as he effortlessly crosses the boundaries of jazz, classical, and pop. With polished charm and dazzling trumpeting skills, the talented composer takes well-known […]

The Deep Blue Sea

The Deep Blue Sea

The Deep Blue Sea Run time 98 minutes. OK for children. Director Terence Davies attempts to translate Terence Rattigan’s 1952 play about a misbegotten love triangle into film. Shot as if it were a play, Hestor (Rachel Weisz) is a 40-year-old woman who leaves a life of ease with her husband, Sir William (Simon Russell […]

Jacob and Jack Celebrates the Theater

Jacob and Jack Celebrates the Theater

Combining excellent comic timing, fine acting, and high energy, Jacob and Jack examines the past through mirrored events in the present. The show highlights both the glory days of Yiddish theater and acting through hilarious movement and witty one-liners. The Zephyr Theatre’s West Coast premiere of James Sherman’s play parodies the cheap thrills of working […]

Upright Cabaret Presents “An Evening with Yvette Cason” Offering a Musical Journey That’s an Entertaining Treat

Upright Cabaret Presents “An Evening with Yvette Cason” Offering a Musical Journey That’s an Entertaining Treat

“An Evening with Yvette Cason,” at Hollywood’s Catalina Jazz Club on Sunday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m. is an Upright Cabaret presentation that offers a great night with a superb entertainer. The magnificent voice of Cason has been heard on Broadway (Play On!), in movies (Dreamgirls), performing at the White House and Kennedy Center, plus […]