“Doubt” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

Mr. Shanley’s Pulitzer and Tony-winning play was originally titled, simply, "Doubt," but when it was published, he changed the title…

“Baby Doll” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

Tennessee Williams is arguably America’s greatest playwright. Not quite as prolific as either Arthur Miller or Eugene O’Neill, but wittier…

Q&A with Karen Rizzo by Dan Berkowitz

Karen Rizzo is the author of "Mutual Philanthropy," a new play in which a couple is invited to dinner by…

Q&A with Rob Nagle & Deborah Puette by Dan Berkowitz

Actors Rob Nagle and Deborah Puette star in "Please Don’t Ask About Becket," by Wendy Graf which opens at Sacred…

Q&A with Aurin Squire by Dan Berkowitz

Aurin Squire is an award-winning playwright, journalist, and multimedia artist. A recent graduate of Juilliard, he’s had fellowships at the…

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 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…

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…

“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…

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“Doubt” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

Mr. Shanley’s Pulitzer and Tony-winning play was originally titled, simply, "Doubt," but when it was published, he changed the title to "Doubt: A Parable." It’s a tricky piece, as there’s no real evidence one way or the other as to Father Flynn’s guilt or innocence:…

“Baby Doll” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

Tennessee Williams is arguably America’s greatest playwright. Not quite as prolific as either Arthur Miller or Eugene O’Neill, but wittier than Miller and without, for the most part, O’Neill’s ham-handedness, the best of Williams might be described as “lyric realism” – real people, in real…

Q&A with Karen Rizzo by Dan Berkowitz

Karen Rizzo is the author of "Mutual Philanthropy," a new play in which a couple is invited to dinner by rich neighbors and complications ensue... …

Q&A with Rob Nagle & Deborah Puette by Dan Berkowitz

Actors Rob Nagle and Deborah Puette star in "Please Don’t Ask About Becket," by Wendy Graf which opens at Sacred Fools Theater Black Box on August 20.…

Q&A with Aurin Squire by Dan Berkowitz

Aurin Squire is an award-winning playwright, journalist, and multimedia artist. A recent graduate of Juilliard,…

Q&A with Bart DeLorenzo by Dan Berkowitz

Bart DeLorenzo's production of "Go Back to Where You Are" by David Greenspan opens July…

“Bull” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

Less a play than an extended vignette, Bull is well-acted, crisply directed, elegant to look…

“The Boy From Oz” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

Amazingly, Mr. Shepperd and his cast have managed to recreate the joyous abandon of that…

“Dinner at Home between Deaths” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

"Dinner at Home between Deaths" bills itself as “A Pitch Black Comedy.” While it’s well-done…

“Dirt” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

People who work in the theatre generally start out with high hopes and great expectations,…

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…