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Showrunners Get Our Favorite TV Productions on the Air

Showrunners Get Our Favorite TV Productions on the Air

One of the most interesting presentations during this winter’s Television Critics press tour was the panel with the showrunners for the top CBS dramas. The lineup had the producers from some of our favorite dramas on TV — Elementary’s Rob Doherty, NCIS’ Gary Glasberg, Person of Interest’s Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman, and The Good […]

More Magic Coming from Gary Peterson Following His Awesome “Supernatural Dark Christmas”

More Magic Coming from Gary Peterson Following His Awesome “Supernatural Dark Christmas”

Lots of pretty cool magic was featured with some supernatural fun when Gary Peterson presented his “Supernatural Dark Christmas Show” last month. It was a wonderfully strange show with vampire elves dancing along with the magic creating an edgy holiday celebration. In addition to grabbing the spotlight as a spellbinding magician, Peterson produced the show. […]

Pacific Broadcasters to Honor Jaime Jarrin

Dodgers’ Broadcaster Jaime Jarrin, who has been the “Spanish voice of the LA Dodgers” for fifty-five years will be honored by the Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters, Friday, Jan. 24, at the Sportsmen’s Lodge, it was announced today by PPB President Commander Chuck Street. He will receive the Art Gilmore Career Achievement Award in front of his […]

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ART

We guard our perceptions and opinions as vigorously as we do our lives. For our perceptions define us as individuals, and our opinions separate us from our peers. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, be it music, sculpture, film, architecture, or a painting. But beauty can be frivolous, sacred, and at times, profane. […]

How about this gorgeous summer weather in January?

How about this gorgeous summer weather in January?

The rest of the country must be so jealous, while they’re freezing their patooties off! Not one single day of rain to date…. Still, with everything so dry, the chances of fire devastation linger…. Keep your yards nice and wet, and keep an eye on your neighbors’ homes too! I only caught one play on […]

Calling All Baby Boomers! Don’t Leave It All to Your Children

Calling All Baby Boomers! Don’t Leave It All to Your Children

By Natasha Lewin Written and directed by six-time Emmy-nominated Saul Ilson, Don’t Leave It All to Your Children has landed in Sherman Oaks. Best known for his work with the Smothers Brothers, Ilson’s Don’t Leave It All…. stars three of the four original cast members from its off-Broadway eight-month run in New York. Barbara Minkus […]

The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson…. Preaches Tolerance

The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson…. Preaches Tolerance

Strong acting, design, and writing enliven NoHo Arts’ Center’s entertaining, thought-provoking world premiere production of The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord. The play challenges viewers to examine the moral and spiritual choices of their own lives. Jefferson, Dickens, and Tolstoy find themselves locked in a room together, vigorously […]

Jason and the Argonauts, a Delight for Kids at the Wallis Annenberg Center

Jason and the Argonauts, a Delight for Kids at the Wallis Annenberg Center

The new Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills will have something for everyone for its inaugural season. On the schedule are wonderful shows with extraordinary performers featuring music, dance, drama, and comedy for the theater-loving public. The Wallis, as the center is affectionately known, is also introducing children’s shows with the […]

It is a new year, folks! A time for new beginnings, fresh experiences, new friends, and exciting theatrical openings

It is a new year, folks! A time for new beginnings, fresh experiences, new friends, and exciting theatrical openings

Theater around town is booming with new plays to pique your interest and broaden your horizons. I hope you will set aside time to support L.A. theater in 2014. As always, I will tell you all about the productions I attend … The good ones, & the not so good ones too. Arousal and The […]

Happy New Year, folks! You haven’t heard too much from me lately, because theatrical “openings” are scarce during the holidays

Happy New Year, folks! You haven’t heard too much from me lately, because theatrical “openings” are scarce during the holidays

Now, a new year has dawned, and my schedule is filling up to catch some new productions to tell you about. Let me give you a sneak peek at three upcoming local plays for your consideration. Barrymore – Opening Jan. 9. Written by William Luce, directed by Janet Miller, and brilliantly starring Gordon Goodman … this […]