“The Face in the Reeds” Reviewed by Rose Desena

As the cast takes turns revealing their little secrets, and I must admit there are a few doozies, I said,…

“Bird Lives” Reviewed by Rose Desena

He speaks about his failures as a father and a husband and tugged on my heart strings when speaking about…

“Broadway Bound” Reviewed by Rose Desena

Broadway Bound is a charming story of commitment, acceptance, memories and hope as we look a family that struggles to…

“In A Dark Dark House” Reviewed by Rose Desena

LaBute explores the effects of family dysfunction but takes a deep journey into the mind of two morally bankrupt and…

Q & A With Allan Miller

Theater is the heart and soul of acting, but unlike TV or film, it requires a lot of memorization, and…

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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 Face in the Reeds” Reviewed by Rose Desena

As the cast takes turns revealing their little secrets, and I must admit there are a few doozies, I said, “Self this is one screwed-up bunch” but in reality, nothing new or unexpected. There was just too much going on and by the time the…

“Bird Lives” Reviewed by Rose Desena

He speaks about his failures as a father and a husband and tugged on my heart strings when speaking about the life and death of his daughter. He actually made me angry when he was speaking to the FBI agent trying to get back his…

“Broadway Bound” Reviewed by Rose Desena

Broadway Bound is a charming story of commitment, acceptance, memories and hope as we look a family that struggles to stay on track. Mom just wants to share a family meal at the table, Dad wants out of the marriage, the boys need fame and…

“In A Dark Dark House” Reviewed by Rose Desena

LaBute explores the effects of family dysfunction but takes a deep journey into the mind of two morally bankrupt and manipulative individuals who lack the ability to understand how detrimental their actions are.…

Q & A With Allan Miller

Theater is the heart and soul of acting, but unlike TV or film, it requires…

Q & A With Larry Moss

I think it’s growing, because the younger actors are realizing the absolute necessity of being…

“Luigi” Reviewed by Rose Desena

Luigi (Ray Xifo) is an enduring character, an educated intellectual, and a poet and like…

“The Way You Look Tonight” Reviewed by Rose Desena

Sean Smith (Robyn) and Robin Riker (Esme) are endearing in their bathroom stall scenes, and…

“The Conduct of Life” Reviewed by Rose Desena

The play is a stark look at corruption and power fueled by fear that takes…

Q & A With Brian Letscher

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

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 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…

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! …

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…