Q&A with Murray Mednick by Dan Berkowitz

Murray Mednick is a pioneer of the off- and off-off-Broadway movements. "The Gary Plays," a series of six plays he…

“Farragut North” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

The characters talk a lot, but we never get a sense of what they’re thinking or feeling underneath the words.…

“Pure Confidence” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

"Pure Confidence" is a dynamic and challenging work by Carlyle Brown, being given a splendid production by the Lower Depth…

“Scruncho: All I Needed Was a Hug” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

“Scruncho” is a nickname Anthony McKinley acquired as a kid – we get the feeling it wasn’t complimentary – and…

“Of Mice and Men” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

"Of Mice and Men" is about dreams, and how difficult – and often impossible – they are to fulfill. In…

“Die, Mommie, Die!” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

"Die, Mommie, Die!" is a curiosity, an old-fashioned example of gay theatre on the cusp of change. It’s arch, it’s stylish, and though it relies on the same camp sensibility as shows such as "Women Behind Bars," its carefully-constructed artifice reminds one more of Oscar…

Q&A with Sara Rae Foster and Jeff Ward by Dan Berkowitz

Yeah, I have another cold. I don’t get it: this is California, people aren’t supposed to get colds, they’re only supposed to get suntans. Oh well. Anyway, rather than sitting in a crowded theatre, infecting multitudes of people on all sides of me, I decided…

World premiere of ‘Breathing Room’ Opens Oct. 3 at Greenway Court

Music, theater and science converge in Newmark’s newest performance piece. A science teacher with a mysterious past (Charles Reese) and a visual artist overwhelmed by life (Eileen T’Kaye) explore our modern culture of “technological …

War for H.I.S. – June 24th 11:30pm and June 28th at 7pm

War for H.I.S. It is an evening of one-woman-shows about humanity, innocence, and souls. …

“Passages” May 14-23 at The Belfry Stage in North Hollywood

LOS ANGELES – Coming off the recent success of its first two 2015 Main Stage…

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…

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…

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

The Theatre @ Boston Court presents My Barking Dog, by Eric Coble, directed by Michael…

“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…

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Q&A with Murray Mednick by Dan Berkowitz

Murray Mednick is a pioneer of the off- and off-off-Broadway movements. "The Gary Plays," a series of six plays he wrote, opens May 4.…

“Farragut North” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

The characters talk a lot, but we never get a sense of what they’re thinking or feeling underneath the words. It’s “what you see is what you get” – in this case, an engrossing (if nasty) story with some interesting (if nasty) characters, but no…

“Pure Confidence” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

"Pure Confidence" is a dynamic and challenging work by Carlyle Brown, being given a splendid production by the Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble. Like Lower Depth’s previous productions, "Pure Confidence" shows us another facet of the African-American life experience. It does so with confidence, talent, and…

“Scruncho: All I Needed Was a Hug” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

“Scruncho” is a nickname Anthony McKinley acquired as a kid – we get the feeling it wasn’t complimentary – and he decided to keep it when he grew up and became a comedian. This spring, while he’s still being pretty funny, Scruncho’s repertoire has branched…

“Of Mice and Men” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

"Of Mice and Men" is about dreams, and how difficult – and often impossible –…

Q&A with Ann Talman by Dan Berkowitz

Actress and author Ann Talman discusses her one-woman show, "Woody's Order!" -- and what it…

Q&A with Matt Chait by Dan Berkowitz

A conversation with actor and playwright Matt Chait, whose "Disinherit the Wind" opens March 3…

“The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Mean Gurlz” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

A few confessions right off the bat: 1. I have never seen the movie "Mean Girls,"…

“Cannibals Alone” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

Okay, the bad news right up front: no one eats anyone in "Cannibals Alone." Which…

“King Hedley II” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

In these days of short attention spans, when the “ideal play” is described as being…

Tips on Selecting the Best Parisian Wines

Living in a dream city like Paris can be extremely overwhelming sometimes. Especially when you don’t speak fluent French. Fortunately for us, alcohol has been one of the most incredible barrier-breaker of all times.…

“Taste Africa In Style” Shrimp, Arugula Salad, Avocado Mash

In the olden days in Ghana, the majority of the people mostly eat salad with rice, bread with their dish, never a salad by itself. I am happy to say that now things have changed in Ghana and more people are eating salad,…

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

Season, cod fish, shrimp with coriander, salt and black pepper. In a pan over medium heat. Add one tablespoon coconut oil. Add fish, cooked on skin side for 3 minutes, turn it on the other side, add shrimp and thyme. …

“The Dia Diaries” A Visit To Estérel Restaurant

On July 16th, The Dia Diaries was invited to the newly redesigned French restaurant, Esterel. The signature restaurant opened its dining areas with a vibrant remodel designed by the Xperiment USA hospitality team that includes two unique and colorful new spaces…

CoolSculpting: Freezing Away Fat Forever

Majority of us all have unwanted fat? Wouldn’t it be fantastic if we could banish…

FDA Approves Pembrolizumab for Advanced Melanoma

Melanoma patients have been waiting anxiously for this day, given the promising data that early…

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

For over 30 years, Dr. John J. Kim has been a resource for those seeking…

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

In a pot over medium heat. Add 3 tbs oil. Add onions, sauté for…

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…

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…