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“Pure Confidence” Reviewed by Dan Berkowitz

“Pure Confidence” is a dynamic and challenging work by Carlyle Brown, being given a splendid production by the Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble. Like Lower Depth’s previous productions, “Pure Confidence” shows us another facet of the African-American life experience. It does so with confidence, talent, and compassion, and is thoroughly engaging. Go.

A gritty but inspiring tale of pain, forgiveness and healing, the film does not shy away from the worst stories that have become all too familiar in the news today: weaponless victims shot and killed by police, wrongful conviction and even racially-based limits on career advancement within law enforcement itself.

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A conversation with actor and playwright Matt Chait, whose “Disinherit the Wind” opens March 3 at The Complex in Hollywood.

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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…

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So here I am, sitting in New York City, in an apartment without wifi or TV.

Well, of course, I’m clearly not sitting in that apartment at the moment, since I’m posting this on the web, thanks to borrowing Rose Desena’s wifi while she checks on the renovation of her new apartment. You may remember Rose as the previous critic for the LA Post. She’s now living in New York, and based on the panicked phone call she just made on her return, the renovation is a disaster.

As an aside, living for a week in an apartment with no wifi or TV has made me feel as if I’ve been on an obscure island in the 1940s. Except it’s Manhattan. Oh well, at least it’s been cold and rainy…

Back in Los Angeles, Todd Salovey has adapted and directed The Blessing of a Broken Heart, a play which won him the Edgerton Foundation New Play Award…

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So we’re already in the second month of the year and like most people…you’ve broken some of your resolutions. No worries, we have a few resolutions that you can stick to for the rest of the year. We’re talking about fashion

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I’m not going to attempt a “10 Best” list, but rather a “10 Most” list. Please keep in mind this is very personal, is limited to shows I actually saw, and that I’m just another guy with an opinion – which, in my case, of course, is polished, erudite, witty, educated, and infallible.

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Peggy Freeman is a published author, motivational speaker, entrepreneur and advocate for justice. She is passionate about helping people to reach their full potential while growing their businesses and personal lives.

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Run to Win, Finding Your Lane and Finishing, was written to help the reader discover his or her purpose in life. The book utilizes biblical principles, Greek history, personal stories and anecdotes to make the content understandable and user friendly

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Hundreds of teenage girls and women gathered on Saturday, November 7th, in the Hangar OC Fair & Event Center for StyleCon LA. StyleCon—where beauty meets fashion, or in this case, where The Dia Diaries met this phenomenal fashion and beauty event.

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