Q & A with Cameron Watson

A multi award winner and heralded as “one of our finest contemporary directors,” most recently Watson’s highly praised production of…

Q & A with Kevin Saunders Hayes

Recently I received a press release that definitely got my attention. It’s for a show that is opening this coming…

“O’Neill’s Ghosts” Reviewed by Rose Desena

O’Neill’s Ghosts” is a long story about a talented writer who lives in emotional torment. The audience is brought into…

“Psyche” Reviewed by Rose Desena

The choreography, by Janet Roston, is inventive with a mix of modern and classical dance moves. Michael Matthews directs the…

“Bulrusher” Reviewed by Rose Desena

Bulrusher is a powerful and memorable fable, that stuck with me long after. Although it made me cry a little,…

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“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 season to a close, Ezralow Dance takes the stage at the Ford Amphitheatre on Sept. 13 at 8 p.m.…

“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 show about love, fear and ayahuasca written and performed by Michael Kass and directed by Diana Wyenn, returns home to Los Angeles and the Bootleg Theater (2220 Beverly Boulevard) for…

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…

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

Los Angeles – (April 2014) CABIV Productions is proud to present VIVIEN, by Percy…

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…

Q & A with Cameron Watson

A multi award winner and heralded as “one of our finest contemporary directors,” most recently Watson’s highly praised production of Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls, at Antaeus, garnered Critic’s Choice status, with writer Charles McNulty declaring it “the best staging of the play that I have…

Q & A with Kevin Saunders Hayes

Recently I received a press release that definitely got my attention. It’s for a show that is opening this coming weekend at the Los Angeles Theatre Center downtown. To make it easier I’m going to copy the publicist’s synopsis because I’m not sure I would…

“O’Neill’s Ghosts” Reviewed by Rose Desena

O’Neill’s Ghosts” is a long story about a talented writer who lives in emotional torment. The audience is brought into his misery as he sits in his office trying to write a novel about his childhood. In reality, it’s just to help him come…

“Psyche” Reviewed by Rose Desena

The choreography, by Janet Roston, is inventive with a mix of modern and classical dance moves. Michael Matthews directs the large cast with precision. The staging is excellent and fits somewhere between a rock video and a live video game, highly stylized and very entertaining.…

“Bulrusher” Reviewed by Rose Desena

Bulrusher is a powerful and memorable fable, that stuck with me long after. Although it…

“The Face in the Reeds” Reviewed by Rose Desena

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

“Bird Lives” Reviewed by Rose Desena

He speaks about his failures as a father and a husband and tugged on my…

“Broadway Bound” Reviewed by Rose Desena

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

“In A Dark Dark House” Reviewed by Rose Desena

LaBute explores the effects of family dysfunction but takes a deep journey into the mind…

Q & A With Allan Miller

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

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 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…

“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…

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…