“Reasons to Live” Reviewed by Rose Desena

The family, and a few outsiders, are forced to come together for a festive time at Jane’s wedding. Both sisters…

“Garbo’s Cuban Lover” Reviewed by Rose Desena

Angela Nicholas does an excellent job portraying the stunning actress with a likeness so accurate it is almost scary. .…

Q & A Anna Nicholas by Rose Desena

However, some people don’t get that at first. There are lots of clues that suggest that’s what it is but…

“Painting in Red” Reviewed by Rose Desena

Painted Red is quick, just 75 minutes, but in that time I laughed, shook my head in agreement and felt…

“Low Hanging Fruit” Reviewed by Rose Desena

Playwright Robin Bradford looks at a band of women veterans living on the streets. Rejected by the society they protected,…

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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…

“Reasons to Live” Reviewed by Rose Desena

The family, and a few outsiders, are forced to come together for a festive time at Jane’s wedding. Both sisters harbor issues and are not big fans of Mommy, which creates the catalyst for a whole lot of snappy dialog as they come to terms…

“Garbo’s Cuban Lover” Reviewed by Rose Desena

Angela Nicholas does an excellent job portraying the stunning actress with a likeness so accurate it is almost scary. . Odalays Nanin (Playwright/ actress) created an endearing portrait both on the page and on the stage. Boyana Balta is very convincing as Isadora…

Q & A Anna Nicholas by Rose Desena

However, some people don’t get that at first. There are lots of clues that suggest that’s what it is but if you tune out for too long, you might just think the actors are talking funny. It’s also a farce with many of the classic…

“Painting in Red” Reviewed by Rose Desena

Painted Red is quick, just 75 minutes, but in that time I laughed, shook my head in agreement and felt a little sad. The cast wins you over in the first 5 minutes and you find yourself taking sides. The acting is excellent. …

“Low Hanging Fruit” Reviewed by Rose Desena

Playwright Robin Bradford looks at a band of women veterans living on the streets. Rejected…

“Nice Things” Reviewed by Rose Desena

A small economically suppressed town seems a “make your quota” haven for military recruiter Bobbie…

Q&A Artistic Directors of Open Fist & Skylight Theatres

Skylight Theatre Company earned 8 Ovation Nominations in 2014 for their productions of The Wrong…

“Cock” Reviewed by Rose Desena

Cock has everything you want from a play; it moves quickly and has engaging and…

Q & A with Cameron Watson

A multi award winner and heralded as “one of our finest contemporary directors,” most recently…

Q & A with Kevin Saunders Hayes

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

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…