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Scenes from ANZAC

Scenes from ANZAC

Our collective memory of WWI is usually bits and pieces of newsreel film played in a fabricated fashion on TV. With the exception of a few documentaries, the distant from the actual events seems archaic. Little do many know that that war changed the very fabric of history that is still reverberating today. However, we […]

Pray to Ball

Pray to Ball

By Natasha Lewin From racist remarks to religious discrimination, it seems like every time you turn on the news someone somewhere is spewing hate. While boycotts and anger only further the backlash of intolerance, ignorance is best dealt with using creative outlets to further spread education and understanding. This strategy is perhaps best witnessed by […]

Tony Monaco in The Road to Damascus is Riveting

Tony Monaco in The Road to Damascus is Riveting

“I never knew playing a saint would be so hard,” is a prophetic line at the beginning of the musical play The Road to Damascus playing at The Little Victory Theatre in Burbank. The line is uttered by the character George Spelvin, a troubled actor about to perform the transformative role of the apostle St. […]

I hope everyone had a nice Easter with family and friends

I hope everyone had a nice Easter with family and friends

Home in bed with a cold, I had to skip dinner with the family, and settle for I Love Lucy reruns…. Be a Good Little Widow – A Los Angeles Premiere Written with soul searching passion by Bekah Brunstetter, and directed with heart-wrenching focus by Sara Botsford. This sad comedy about “loss and longing,” is […]

Detective Partner Hero Villain

Detective Partner Hero Villain

This production is an eclectic blend of Philip Marlowe and Foucault, an interesting mix of crime-drama infused with theoretical diatribes that make for quick laughs and deep thought. Who would have thought that a simple murder mystery could be so complex with philosophical interludes? Could it be so entertaining and yet leave one searching within, […]

The Entertainer Headlines Changing Times

The Entertainer Headlines Changing Times

A caustic look at the parallel declines of the British Empire and the British Music Hall, John Osborne’s The Entertainer examines the changing culture and mores of a failing England and declining community, revealing the shabby underbelly of a struggling nation through fine acting and thoughtful direction. Old-fashioned comic Price presides as headliner over the […]

Triple Feature True Crime Cleveland to Play at the Laemmle NoHo

Triple Feature True Crime Cleveland to Play at the Laemmle NoHo

How does someone get in the movie business? The classic way is to go to Film School at USC or UCLA and then pay your dues, working your way up the ladder. But that’s not the way it worked with Mark Wade Stone. He was born and raised in Minneapolis, thousands of miles from Hollywood. […]

Gene Kelly: The Legacy Returns; Letters From Zora to Follow at The Pasadena Playhouse

Gene Kelly: The Legacy Returns; Letters From Zora to Follow at The Pasadena Playhouse

By Kareem Cervantes Gene Kelly: The Legacy, An Evening With Patricia Ward Kelly returns for an extended run at The Pasadena Playhouse. After a sold-out, limited engagement in early March, Patricia Ward Kelly returns to The Playhouse for three more performances of her tribute to late husband and iconic actor, dancer and director Gene Kelly. […]

Come Back, Little Sheba, an American Classic, Resonates at A Noise Within in Pasadena

Come Back, Little Sheba, an American Classic, Resonates at A Noise Within in Pasadena

Come Back, Little Sheba has come to a Noise Within (ANW), the celebrated theatre company in Pasadena; the play runs from April 5 through May 17. The acclaimed play by William Inge is the story of a middle-aged couple, Lola and Doc, awash in the what-ifs and drifting apart. Then the vivacious college boarder Marie […]

Happily anticipating the soon to erupt onslaught of heavily tattooed “rockabilly” folks from all over the world, in my vintage clothing store of 32 years, “Hubba Hubba!” …

Happily anticipating the soon to erupt onslaught of heavily tattooed “rockabilly” folks from all over the world, in my vintage clothing store of 32 years, “Hubba Hubba!” …

I spent most of last week shopping! Feverishly looking for sassy clothing, jewelry, and accessories from the 1930s thru ‘60s, for both “guys n’ dolls,” many “fab foreigners” come in to see me year after year. They fly into L.A. heading for a four day party in Nevada, called “Viva Las Vegas” … where thousands […]