Little Tokyo’s Aratani prepares for three-day concert series, gets all Taiko’d up

Upon meeting Bryan Yamami, the managing director for the Los Angeles based “TAIKOPROJECT,” I suddenly felt spiritually lifted by the sound of the Taiko. I thought I had come to the wrong address, because on the corner of 1st and Central i [..]

Council puts off outside bids for Summer Concert

Gary Mandell, who has produced one of Culver City’s most popular summer venues for the last 14 years, will continue in that capacity after the City Council voted to 4-0 to forego sending out a request for proposals for the 2015 season. T [..]

“Sordid Lives” to grace the stage at Westchester Playhouse for a month

Kentwood Players will present “Sordid Lives” by Del Shores from July 11-August 16 for a six-week run on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Ave. in Westch [..]

The lighter side of aging

As I've previously stated here many times, I am semi-obsessed with the aging process, in a bad way. I am also a firm believer that humor is the best cure for most of our problems. After all, laughter is the best medicine!  I'll start you o [..]

Learning to be the substitute

In 1977 I graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a BA degree in Physical Education and a teaching credential. I was going to be a P.E. teacher. Unfortunately, in the late '70's there were absolutely no teaching positions available anywhere in Sou [..]

Casting call seeks Native American actors

The search is underway in the Los Angeles area for Native American actors to star in a tribally-produced feature film, which shares the story of a trailblazing Native American entertainer. An open casting call for “Te Ata” will be conduct [..]

Getting to know photographer Erica Rodriguez

So the story goes something like this: young 24-year-old Erica Rodriguez somehow finds herself on Craig’s list and spots Los Angeles Contemporary Art Exhibition, otherwise known as, LACE. LACE meets Rodriguez; Rodriguez meets LACE, gets hired o [..]

Hollywood Fringe Festival

Fringe festivals have become a tradition of honoring and displaying the work of those on the outskirts. The very first fringe festival was in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1947. Eight performance groups, who had not been invited to the elite Edinburgh [..]

It’s Shakespeare Season

With the equinox nigh upon us signaling the official start of summer, all of the theater savvy folk know one thing . . . it's Shakespeare Season! Okay, there isn't actually a Shakespeare season, but there should be, especially this year to honor Wi [..]

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