Novel adaptation makes for powerful, painful story

“My Name is Asher Lev,” adapted from the novel by Chaim Potok, chronicles the artistic struggle of a young Hasidic Jew with an indelible gift for painting. From the time that Asher is a child, he must struggle between what his strict reli [..]

Love for written word makes for enthusiastic stage performance

In “A Word of Two,” written and performed by Christopher Plummer, Plummer takes the audience on a journey through his childhood, adolescence and adult years all against the backdrop of literature. This is truly a man who loves the written [..]

Oscars in L.A. Travel Guide: historic Academy Awards venues, hotels

The Academy Awards have been hosted at no less than eight historic L.A. venues from Hollywood to Westside to Downtown L.A. to Santa Monica. Most of these architectural gems – once the swanky stomping grounds for old Hollywood’s most glamo [..]

“50 Shades! The Musical – The Original Parody.”

Taking over the Kirk Douglas Theater is the raucous “50 Shades! The Musical – The Original Parody.” Spoofing the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy of books by E. L. James this musical has been met with sold out audiences at the Edinburgh Fr [..]

CBS Studios hosts Fonda, Gruel, One Billion Rising supporters as part of w orldwide movement for women

Actor, activist, and V-Day board member, Jane Fonda looked absolutely, stunning under the evening light at the 4024 Radford location of CBS Studios in New York Street. One Billion Rising, a campaign demanding an end to violent crimes against all wome [..]

Good production falls short of being great

Newly crowned king, Henry V has thrown off his wild ways as easily as he did the moniker Prince Hal, and with that he is forced to rebuke the men who were at one time his best mates. But Henry has a country to lead, and claims to French land, which m [..]

Talent, right elements make for entertaining play

“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” by Christopher Durang is an absurd homage to just about every Chekov play ever written.  Vanya and Masha are siblings and Sonia is their adopted sister.  While Masha was off becoming a famou [..]

Michael St. John’s ‘I Feel Sin Comin’ On’ brings laughter tears, Stars to the Saban

Michael St. John is Hollywood royalty; he is the cream that always rises to the top. St. John, as a teen, grew up in the industry and can make claim to being an actor, writer, producer, P.R. expert, journalist and theatrical performer. When each role [..]

Tough subject matter makes for interesting story

“The Firemen” in its premiere production by Tommy Smith, is an unthinkable and at times disturbing love story between a middle school employee, Miss Keever played by Rebecca Gray, and one of the students, Ben played by Ian Bamberg. Set du [..]

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