“The Way You Look Tonight” Reviewed by Rose Desena

Sean Smith (Robyn) and Robin Riker (Esme) are endearing in their bathroom stall scenes, and both share a passion for…

“The Conduct of Life” Reviewed by Rose Desena

The play is a stark look at corruption and power fueled by fear that takes over, when we don’t require…

Q & A With Brian Letscher

Brian: My first impression was 'holy shit, that's a lot of words!' Beautiful, hilarious and haunting words. Enda Walsh's style…

“The Sexual Life of Savages” Reviewed by Rose Desena

Hal (Luke Cook) is having some serious issues with his girlfriend Jean (Melissa Paladino) after they stupidly discuss the amount…

Q & A with Director Elina de Santos

I am eager to see this new production, touting a noteworthy cast of players, and to find out how Elina…

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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 the 2014 season for its GRIFFITH PARK FREE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL with two plays by William Shakespeare: TWELFTH NIGHT and THE TAMING OF THE SHREW.…

“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 Steak, an eight- time award winning, critically acclaimed one- woman musical comedy, created and performed by New York City artist Carolann Valentino. All performances will take place 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 Zeidler’s Woof-Woof, a searing, brutal and redemptive drama about the love of violence and the joy of killing. What would you do if a childhood friend you hadn't seen…

VIVIEN by PERCY GRANGER Opening May 3rd – May 25th, 2014

Los Angeles – (April 2014) CABIV Productions is proud to present VIVIEN, by Percy Granger. Considered a drama with humor and grace that reaches zenith proportions between father and son. Directed by Tracey Silver, the show opens May 3rd at Acting Artists…

The True Life Adventures of Barbie and G.I. Joe Written and Performed By Bill Ratner

Los Angeles, CA (April 15, 2014) Hollywood Fringe Festival Favorite, Master Storyteller, and Voiceover Artist,…

One Night in Santa Monica… Celebrating Theatre Through Song, May 15, 2014 • 6:00PM-10:00PM

Kick off our seventh season at our 2014 Benefit Gala! One Night in Santa Monica……

Rougue Machine Theatre 2014 Benefit Gala at the Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club

The 2014 Gala will be held at the Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club – 1210…

Flypoet – Spoken word – April 4th

Flypoet - Spoken word - April 4th…

(“Jealousy”) April 18th – May 4th At The Ford

Sjalusi (“Jealousy”) – Deaf West Theatre brings Teater Manu, Norway’s professional sign language theater company,…

“Silent” and “Forgotten” March 20th – April 6th

“Silent” and “Forgotten” — Los Angeles audiences get a second chance. Those who missed Irish…

“The Way You Look Tonight” Reviewed by Rose Desena

Sean Smith (Robyn) and Robin Riker (Esme) are endearing in their bathroom stall scenes, and both share a passion for expensive shoes. …

“The Conduct of Life” Reviewed by Rose Desena

The play is a stark look at corruption and power fueled by fear that takes over, when we don’t require our policing agencies to be accountable, when society itself loses its perspective and morals are lost. When the government completely breaks down and the term…

Q & A With Brian Letscher

Brian: My first impression was 'holy shit, that's a lot of words!' Beautiful, hilarious and haunting words. Enda Walsh's style is so distinct -- an interesting mix of action and dialogue and certainly characters with a strong capacity for language. I did a staged…

“The Sexual Life of Savages” Reviewed by Rose Desena

Hal (Luke Cook) is having some serious issues with his girlfriend Jean (Melissa Paladino) after they stupidly discuss the amount of lovers that they have had before embarking on their monogamous bliss. Hal is just beside himself when he learns that Jean had a few…

Q & A with Director Elina de Santos

I am eager to see this new production, touting a noteworthy cast of players, and…

“The Mothership” Reviewed by Rose Desena

This is a familiar story, watching a few friends of mine drive themselves totally insane…

“All’s Well That Ends Well” Reviewed by Rose Desena

All’s Well That Ends Well is a lesser known play to audiences, but well discussed…

“Penelope” Reviewed by Rose Desena

Greed, power, and the need to be a winner might sound like a movie title…

“The Human Spirit” Reviewed by Rose Desena

Three heroic women, who against all odds, put together an organization called the ‘Mamas’…

“Dates and Nuts” Review by Rose Desena

There is nothing more daunting then dating in the big city. I love to sit…

“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 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 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 me reiterate—the ACA is healthcare progress. Progress not measured by politicians, healthcare agencies, or multi-million dollar medical entities, but by the most crucial entities—you and I. The patients.…

“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 blending African tradition with modern style and allows me to share my love of cooking traditional, healthy, and tasty meals.…

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…

Push to Expedite Rape Kit Testing

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sexual assault advocates are demanding changes in the handling of crucial evidence…

“Taste Africa in Style” Bone Marrow Cooked in Spices

Fantastically delicious! I mean healthy for you, and also tasty! Bones and soup, yummy! …

“Taste Africa in Style” South African Chicken and Apricot Kebabs

“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…