“King Charles III” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

A play titled "King Charles III" – a fantasy about what happens when Mummy finally does ascend to a heavenly…

“Rotterdam” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

"Rotterdam" is funny, it’s sad, it’s wise, it’s absurd, it’s emotional, it’s profound, and yes, it’s topical. But don’t let…

Q&A with Ron West by Dan Berkowitz

An interview with writer/ director Ron West, whose "deLEARious" runs at Open Fist through December 16.…

Q&A with Gregg T. Daniel by Dan Berkowitz

When I got the chance to talk to Gregg T. Daniel, I jumped at it, because I saw his production…

“The View UpStairs” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

That having been said, you should go see "The View UpStairs." Flawed though the play may be, the UpStairs Lounge…

“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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“King Charles III” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

A play titled "King Charles III" – a fantasy about what happens when Mummy finally does ascend to a heavenly throne and Prince Charles claims his birthright – might conceivably have been written as a farce. But playwright Mike Bartlett chose instead to craft a…

“Rotterdam” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

"Rotterdam" is funny, it’s sad, it’s wise, it’s absurd, it’s emotional, it’s profound, and yes, it’s topical. But don’t let that scare you off.…

Q&A with Ron West by Dan Berkowitz

An interview with writer/ director Ron West, whose "deLEARious" runs at Open Fist through December 16.…

Q&A with Gregg T. Daniel by Dan Berkowitz

When I got the chance to talk to Gregg T. Daniel, I jumped at it, because I saw his production of August Wilson’s "Fences" at International City Theatre in Long Beach a few years ago, and it was terrific. I wasn’t the only one who…

“The View UpStairs” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

That having been said, you should go see "The View UpStairs." Flawed though the play…

“Grey Nomad” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

The bad news is that, if you don’t speak Australian, you might miss a number…

Q&A with Dan Lee by Dan Berkowitz

Dan Lee’s first play, "Bottomless," received the R. E. Ross Trust award for an unproduced…

“Arsenic and Old Lace” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

Joseph Kesselring’s "Arsenic and Old Lace" is what’s known in the theatre as a “chestnut”…

Q&A with Rob Clare by Dan Berkowitz

Rob Clare, born and trained in the UK, is an internationally recognized Shakespeare specialist, who…

“The Cake” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

That Debra Jo Rupp is here now in Los Angeles, and appearing onstage in Bekah…

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…