“I and You” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

The MBAs who pass as creative forces in the film industry make their millions (or lose it) by following formulas…

“Recorded in Hollywood” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

When the band is playing and the performers are singing and stomping, Recorded in Hollywood is an infectious joy. Generally…

“Witch Ball” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

A visit to Zombie Joe’s is unlike your usual theatrical experience for a number of reasons. When you walk in…

“Thieves” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

A more repulsive group of characters than the ones (literally) kicking up dirt onstage in Charlotte Miller’s Thieves would be…

“Sight Unseen” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

In Sight Unseen, playwright Donald Margulies has interesting and provocative things to say about art and ego and how people…

Ella Joyce to Celebrate Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwright August Wilson, April 16th

“To hear this new generation of young artists bear witness to Mr. Wilson's literary legacy will be an incredible experience," added Charles Reese. “It will be an engaging, educational, and entertaining evening of art and culture for the soul and the senses.”…

Frank Olivier’s TWISTED CABARET – April 16th – 18th & 23rd – 25th

Performer Extraodinaire, Frank Olivier, brings his acclaimed show TWISTED CABARET: Comedy Variete Show to Southern California for the first time when it plays Magicopolis for a limited engagement, April 16th – 18th and 23rd - 25th. …

THE THEATRE @ BOSTON COURT PRESENTS: “MY BARKING DOG”

The Theatre @ Boston Court presents My Barking Dog, by Eric Coble, directed by Michael Michetti. Opening night is Saturday, April 25, 2015 on the Main Stage at Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 North Mentor Avenue.…

“Othello” presented by The Porters of Hellsgate, Feb. 28 – Mar. 28

"Othello" presented by The Porters of Hellsgate, Feb. 28 - Mar. 28…

“DIRTY” Reviewed by Rose Desena

The cast shines as they square off with a quick dialog that carries everything into…

“Ezralow Dance” Ford Amphitheatre Saturday, Sept. 13 at 8 p.m.

Winding up the Zev Yaroslavsky Signature Series and bringing the Ford Theatres 2014 summer…

“Ceremony” A True Tale of Love, Fear and Ayahausca – September 26 – 28, 2014

After touring nationally to D.C., San Diego, Chicago, and San Francisco, Ceremony, the award-winning solo…

THE GRIFFITH PARK FREE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL 2014 BEGINS JUNE 26

Los Angeles… Independent Shakespeare Co. (ISC) returns to the Old Zoo at Griffith Park for…

“Burnt at the Steak” Opening June 12th through June 15th, 2014

The Hollywood Fringe Festival will be hosting Carolann Valentino Productions premiere of Burnt at the…

THREE MEN, TWO BOYS, A LITTLE DOG AND ONE LONG-ASS WAR – Opening June 8th

(Los Angeles) Sewer Socialist Productions is proud to present the world premiere of Paul Hoan…

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“I and You” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

The MBAs who pass as creative forces in the film industry make their millions (or lose it) by following formulas and, with occasional exceptions, essentially making the same films over and over again. It seems to work – they drive more expensive cars than I…

“Recorded in Hollywood” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

When the band is playing and the performers are singing and stomping, Recorded in Hollywood is an infectious joy. Generally splendid performances, solid work by the band, and vigorous choreography almost make one forgive a punishingly long first act, too many dramatic lulls, and crowd…

“Witch Ball” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

A visit to Zombie Joe’s is unlike your usual theatrical experience for a number of reasons. When you walk in the space in North Hollywood (or North Hollyweird, as Zombie Joe affectionately calls it), the first thing that strikes you is the smell of incense.…

“Thieves” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

A more repulsive group of characters than the ones (literally) kicking up dirt onstage in Charlotte Miller’s Thieves would be hard to find. An evening spent in the company of this crowd is guaranteed to make one suicidal, homicidal, or both. Not that they’re necessarily…

“Sight Unseen” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

In Sight Unseen, playwright Donald Margulies has interesting and provocative things to say about art…

“Trevor” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

Part comedy, part fantasy, part magical realism, “inspired by true events,” and ending in tragedy,…

“Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

“Be prepared to be amazed by what’s around you.” That line, from Nathan Alan Davis’s…

“The Other Place” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

Whenever I’ve gone to the Road Theatre, I’ve always come away impressed with the robust…

“Sons of the Prophet” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

The Blank Theatre Company’s Sons of the Prophet is a near-perfect example of how a…

“Hellman v. McCarthy” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

Aside from resurrecting two colorful writers – fun in itself – Hellman v. McCarthy reminds…

CoolSculpting: Freezing Away Fat Forever

Majority of us all have unwanted fat? Wouldn’t it be fantastic if we could banish it for good? We’re not talking about implementing some new workout routine or the next crazy diet fad, but rather a revolutionary treatment that helps freeze fat away. …

FDA Approves Pembrolizumab for Advanced Melanoma

Melanoma patients have been waiting anxiously for this day, given the promising data that early studies have shown. In clinical trials, 24 percent of patients taking pembrolizumab had their tumors shrink. Most of these patients continued to respond past the 8.5 month study cut off.…

Dr. John J. Kim, An Alternative To Western Medicine

For over 30 years, Dr. John J. Kim has been a resource for those seeking an alternative to Western medicine. A licensed acupuncturist and the founder of ReNuMi Wellness Center, Dr. Kim specializes in a unique healing approach that addresses the physical, mental, emotional, and…

“Taste Africa in Style” Bitter Leafs, Goat Stew, Millet Polenta

In a pot over medium heat. Add 3 tbs oil. Add onions, sauté for about 2 minutes. Add garlic, blended tomatoes, red pepper, cayenne. Saute for about 4 minutes. Stir occasionally. Add goat meat, cherry tomatoes, bay leaf, cumin, nutmeg, herbs,…

“Taste Africa in Style” African Fries, Shrimp, Black Cod, Salsa

Season, cod fish, shrimp with coriander, salt and black pepper. In a pan…

The What, When, Why and Where of the Affordable Care Act (Part 1 of 3)

Realize that progress is not defined as being in any one direction. So let…

“Taste Africa in Style” Baked Sardines, Radish, Peanut Butter Sauce

“Taste Africa in Style” is about a life style. It shows my great passion for…

The Black Women’s Agenda, Inc. And AARP Launch Series Of Forums On Family Caregiving

NEW YORK, March 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Black Women's Agenda, Inc. partnered with AARP…

Zero Hour for Children in State Budget Battle

PHOENIX – Battle lines have formed at the Arizona Legislature over funding for children's programs…

Report: Racial Divide with Changing Demographics Costs MN Billions

ST. PAUL, Minn. - As Minnesota continues to grow more diverse by the day, a…

Burbank Game Hack Recognizes the Value of S.T.E.M.

Recognizing the important of S.T.E.M, also known as Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – and looking to engage veterans, women and minorities - the Burbank Community YMCA, Nickelodeon and the City of Burbank partnered together to produce a 3 day hackathon called Game+Hack 2014…

Landmark Teacher Tenure Case Wraps Up

LOS ANGELES – The fate of California's teacher tenure laws is now in the hands of a judge. In closing arguments Thursday, the attorneys for the Vergara vs. California plaintiffs argued the laws protect so-called bad teachers, while attorneys for the state said they're needed…

Stepping Up STEM Education in Washington

SEATTLE - Washington is getting more funding to introduce kids to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in the hours beyond the school day. A $120,000 two-year grant will be used to train more after-school program providers and connect them with experts in STEM-related fields.…

New Report Links Prison Education Programs to Reduction in Recidivism

WASHINGTON, The U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) today announced research which explores knowledge gaps and opportunities for leveraging academic and vocational education programs to improve the reentry outcomes of incarcerated adults and juveniles. …

Bold Lesson: Florida School District Swaps Cops for Counseling

“Looking at the glaring expulsion, arrest and dropout rates for our black and Latino students,…

Helping Children Discover and Achieve Their Dreams

We mobilize a team to enable public middle schools in low-income communities to provide a…

A “Reality Check” on Charter Schools

Charter schools might make up only 5 percent of the nation’s schools, but they do…

Reading Survey Shows Slow Start To Teaching Shift

Because of new learning standards called the Common Core, New York City educators attending the…

Education: What Is Common Core And What Are The Standards?

The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the…

School Finance Reform and Low-Income Students

Delivering significantly more money to schools based on the number of low-income children they serve…