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John Burroughs High Vocal Music Association Celebrates Its 35th Anniversary with “Pop Show 35: Hall Of Fame”

John Burroughs High Vocal Music Association Celebrates Its 35th Anniversary with “Pop Show 35: Hall Of Fame”

The John Burroughs High School Vocal Music Association will celebrate its 35th anniversary with “Pop Show 35: Hall of Fame” showcasing the VMA’s amazing tradition of excellence with singing, dancing, dazzling costumes and eye-catching sets from the renowned National Championship-winning Powerhouse & Sound Sensations advanced competition choirs, as well as the intermediate Decibelles and Sound […]

Hands For Hope Presents 14th Annual Starlight Jazz Serenade Benefit Concert

Hands For Hope Presents 14th Annual Starlight Jazz Serenade Benefit Concert

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – The non-profit organization Hands For Hope (H4H) host its 14th Annual Starlight Jazz Serenade Benefit Concert on March 7 at 8 p.m., at the Academy of TV Arts & Sciences. Hosted once again by Pat Prescott (94.7 THE WAVE). This concert is benefiting the free after-school programs for youth at-risk in […]

Winter’s Tale

Winter’s Tale

Winter’s Tale Runtime 117 minutes. OK for children. This is a metaphysical movie written and directed by Akiva Goldsman, in his directorial debut, based on the huge, 700 page novel by Mark Helprin. Peter Lake (Colin Farrell) is the seemingly eternal orphan who falls hopelessly in love with Beverly Penn (Jessica Brown Findlay), a love […]

RoboCop

RoboCop

RoboCop Runtime 117 minutes. Not for children. My question, even before I saw this, is why? Why make a remake that is so remarkably similar to the original? Says director José Padilha about the 1987 movie, “I think it’s a brilliant film, an iconic classic.” Maybe it is. If so, why remake it? Were he […]

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at El Portal Is Best Place to “Bee”

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at El Portal Is Best Place to “Bee”

The historic El Portal Theatre’s Monroe Forum is the best place to “Bee.” The intimate atmosphere puts the audience right in the middle of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Kelrik Productions presents the Tony-winning musical that captures the wild humor and heart found in watching childhood angst played out with fun songs and […]

Maximilian Schell: Tribute to a Survivor (Dec. 8, 1930 – Feb. 1, 2014)

Maximilian Schell: Tribute to a Survivor (Dec. 8, 1930 – Feb. 1, 2014)

By Kat Kramer We have lost two enormously talented and admired artists since February began, Maximilian Schell and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Both of them are masters of their craft and winners of the coveted Academy Award for Best Actor. They come from different generations, yet both left an indelible mark. They will both be honored […]

The Pretty One

The Pretty One

The Pretty One Runtime 90 minutes. OK for children. This small indie comes close to perfection. It’s a sweet story of a young girl, Laurel, who feels unappreciated by the world and how she deals with it and gets to really know herself, which is to assume the identity of her twin sister, Audrey (who […]

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Runtime 97 minutes. OK for children. Chris Pine is no stranger to re-creating iconic characters on the big screen that have been created by other actors. He has successfully played Capt. Kirk in two Star Trek prequels. Here, however, he recreates Tom Clancy’s hero, Jack Ryan, in yet another prequel, but Clancy […]

Jay Leno Exits The Tonight Show, Again, and Is Sad to Say Goodbye to Burbank

Jay Leno Exits The Tonight Show, Again, and Is Sad to Say Goodbye to Burbank

Jay Leno is leaving The Tonight Show for the second time in his incredible 22-year run as the top-rated late night host. This time the 63 year-old comedy star says he has no regrets, and he’s happy for Jimmy Fallon who will take over the show’s reins. But Leno is sad to be leaving the […]

Ride Along

Ride Along

Ride Along Runtime 97 minutes. Not for children. I often listen to a sports talk show called Mike and Mike in the Morning. A couple of days ago they were parroting that their guest was going to be Kevin Hart, who happens to be the costar of this film. One of the hosts, called Greenie, […]