“Sneaky Ole Time” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

The good news is that if you’re a fan of country music, chances are good you’ll love Sneaky Ole Time.…

“Ghost Light” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

Ghost Light isn’t meant to bowl you over, but rather to serve as a bit of a nightcap before you…

“No Homo” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

There’s a lot to like in Brandon Baruch’s "No Homo," with attractive young actors, well-paced direction, and nice production values.…

“The False Servant” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

Pierre Marivaux’s The False Servant has all the hallmarks of farce: mistaken identities, undercover liaisons, a woman dressed as a…

“Off the King’s Road” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

Off the King’s Road is flabbily written, turgidly paced, for the most part indifferently acted, and long – almost two…

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 shows Ligature Marks and Boy Gets Girl, Theatre Unleashed is excited to bring back its original series Passages, running May 14-23 at The Belfry Stage in North Hollywood. …

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…

“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…

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“Sneaky Ole Time” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

The good news is that if you’re a fan of country music, chances are good you’ll love Sneaky Ole Time. The better news is that even if you’re not a fan – even if you can’t stand it – there’s enough in Sneaky Ole Time…

“Ghost Light” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

Ghost Light isn’t meant to bowl you over, but rather to serve as a bit of a nightcap before you head home after an evening at the theatre. One person associated with the production said the piece is “meant to use the energy of the…

“No Homo” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

There’s a lot to like in Brandon Baruch’s "No Homo," with attractive young actors, well-paced direction, and nice production values. In the end, though, what starts out to be a frothy sitcom turns out to be more of an angst-y drama, and has a central…

“The False Servant” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

Pierre Marivaux’s The False Servant has all the hallmarks of farce: mistaken identities, undercover liaisons, a woman dressed as a man, an unfeeling rake due for a comeuppance, eager but not-too-bright servants, and a preposterous plot which somehow manages to get us to a tidy…

“Off the King’s Road” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

Off the King’s Road is flabbily written, turgidly paced, for the most part indifferently acted,…

“Urban Death” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

What Zombie Joe does is sophisticated and subversive. Taking the various definitions of “horror” to…

“Oedipus Machina” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

The Oedipus legend has been around for thousands of years. We all know it, we’ve…

“I See You Made An Effort” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

One-person shows can be seductive traps. For theatres with limited budgets, they can appear to…

“The House of Yes” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

Wendy MacLeod’s "The House of Yes" makes fun of mental illness, the Kennedy assassination, incest,…

“Boy Gets Girl” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

Anchored by a solid leading performance, and enlivened by a teetering-on-the-edge supporting performance, Theatre Unleashed’s…

“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 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…

“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…

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…