Archive for April, 2012

04-25-12

04-25-12

TOLUCA LAKE Volunteer Meeting The Toluca Lake Players will hold a volunteer meeting. This is a new theater company and we are looking for some enthusiastic, dependable, and fun people to get in on the ground floor working on our first production, The Middle Ages. We need people for set building, audio/visual, costumes, box office, […]

Looking for Legal Advice? Send Us Your Questions and the Experts at Ajalat & Ajalat, LLP Will Weigh In

Do you need legal advice? We’re starting a new section in our paper where legal professionals answer your questions – the law abiding. Ajalat and Ajalat, LLP is a full-service law firm located in North Hollywood. Ajalat and Ajalat, LLP has over a century of combined experience and can answer questions in almost every area […]

NBC’s The Voice Has Lots of Talent in Spotlight, Plus Hit-Making Producer Mark Burnett Behind-the-Scenes

NBC’s The Voice Has Lots of Talent in Spotlight, Plus Hit-Making Producer Mark Burnett Behind-the-Scenes

The hit vocal competition show The Voice returned to NBC this season with the strongest singers from across the country. And the chair-spinning celebrity coaches/ judges, Cee Lo Green, Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, and Christina Aguilera have been as entertaining as the contestants, as they offer advice and encouragement for their teams of singers. That’s […]

They’re Paying It Forward

They’re Paying It Forward

Burbank is home to many studios and companies connected with the movie and television industries, but one in particular has the biggest heart. Viacom employees and those at Nickelodeon get together once a year choosing a project to benefit those in need. They are The Via Community Group headed by Carson Smith, a Manager at […]

NBC Press Day Is a “Smash” with a Variety of Shows and Stars

NBC Press Day Is a “Smash” with a Variety of Shows and Stars

The NBC Universal Summer press day held at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena was a “smash.” And that’s not just because the two ultra-talented stars of NBC’s musical drama Smash, Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty, were on hand. It was because they were joined by such a variety of stars from the network’s shows, […]

Seventh Annual Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival

Seventh Annual Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival

Los Angeles – From May 3—10, the 7th Annual Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival (LAJFF), www.lajfilmfest.org, presented by The Jewish Journal, kicks off their excellent line-up of 26 films with an opening night star studded red carpet celebration and premiere of the authorized documentary Tony Curtis: Driven to Stardom. As a boy in the streets […]

Love Struck at the Beverly Hills Playhouse with a Stellar Cast

Love Struck at the Beverly Hills Playhouse with a Stellar Cast

If love makes the world go ’round, then the play Love Struck will be spinning gloriously at the Beverly Hills Playhouse from May 11 to 27. The show is seven one act plays about “the search for, the disappointment in, the hope for, the joy of love. It’s all there,” says Barbara Bain, who is […]

Mary Mann’s There Are No Enemies: A Practical Philosophy of Life Second Edition Is Thought Provoking

Mary Mann’s There Are No Enemies: A Practical Philosophy of Life Second Edition Is Thought Provoking

Mary Anneeta Mann is a well-educated, deep thinking, philosophical native of Australia and a longtime Angeleno who has demonstrated her considerable writing talents across many genres. Her latest book There Are No Enemies covers a lot of territory as it is a collage in artistic expression in philosophy derived from Aristotle, drama, and poetry. In […]

I only have one play for review this week. Basically exhausted …

I only have one play for review this week. Basically exhausted …

I stayed in, cranked up the AC, and “vegged” for most of the weekend. Sometimes you just have to do that, to recharge your mental and physical batteries! The Bridge Club This play offers a thought provoking and surreal concept. Peering in on lost souls who have given up on life for a variety of […]

Waltz on Over to Elate Theatre

Waltz on Over to Elate Theatre

“To everything, turn turn turn, there is a season … and a time to every purpose under heaven.” As the “seasoned” leading lady, Barbara Piecka, plays Margaret Mary Elderdice (a role Katherine Hepburn played dazzlingly on Broadway), she “numbers her days,” and counts her blessings, aging gracefully. She is comforted most by the best soother […]