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Architects of Change: Shonda Rhimes & Maria Shriver In Conversation
November 26, 2015
On Thursday, November 19 at a sold-out breakfast at Mount St. Mary’s University in Los Angeles, Maria Shriver set down with award-winning producer and writer Shonda Rhimes (creator of Gray’s Anatomy, Private Practice, and Scandal) and the author of New York Times bestselling book, “The Year of Yes,” to share her journey of change, making the decision to have a year of saying ‘yes’. ... read more »
Bill Duke Talks Life, Career, & Upcoming Film Depicting the Nat Turner Slave Rebellion of 1831
October 29, 2015
On Saturday, October 24, 2015, MoreMentum Entertainment presented the first of its “X-Perience MoreMentum Seminar Series” featuring legendary actor, film producer and director Bill Duke. Held at the Los Angeles Film School, Duke spoke with an intimate crowd of film students, actors and aspiring artists to discuss his long-standing career, tips for success in the industry, upcoming projects and humanitarian work. ... read more »
Santa Monica College to Host Free Screening or Bill Duke’s ‘Light Girls’
October 7, 2015
Santa Monica College is pleased to host a screening of Bill Duke’s latest documentary Light Girls Tuesday, Oct. 20. A separate Q&A discussion with Duke – the film’s creator, director, and producer – will be held Thursday, Oct. 22. ... read more »
‘Roxy’ blends Adult Themes with Moral Principles
July 23, 2015
Tasha Biltmore is known for writing and directing plays that focus on abuse, domestic violence and other issues often overlooked by traditional playwrights and directors. Her current undertaking is “Roxy”, a play about two women who run a strip club. According to Biltmore, the venue provides a good backdrop for topics she hasn't covered, such as criminal activity, shady business deals and extortion. ... read more »
Ballerina Misty Copeland heading to Broadway’s ‘On the Town’
July 8, 2015
Ballerina Misty Copeland, who just became the first African-American woman to be a principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre, has another breakthrough planned — a debut on Broadway. ... read more »
Louis Armstrong Unveiled: New play exposes a more personal side of Jazz Legend
May 22, 2015
John Douglas Thompson in ‘Satchmo at the Waldorf.’ (T. Charles Erickson Photo) For many people, Louis Armstrong is remembered as one of jazz music’s greatest trumpet players, ... read more »
LA Sentinel Night at “Motown the Musical”
May 21, 2015
Music enthusiasts had the opportunity to mix their favorite music with newspaper knowledge “Motown the Musical” is set to be in Los Angeles until June 7th at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood. ... read more »
‘Motown the Musical’ Examines the life of Berry Gordy
May 7, 2015
Berry Gordy (center) joins Smokey Robinson (second from left) along with family and friends on the red carpet. (Valerie Goodloe photo)      Berry Gordy, Jr    (Valerie Goodloe photo)      Berry Gordy, ... read more »
Berry Gordy Opens Famous Motown Musical in L.A.
May 7, 2015
Motown Director Charles Randolph Wright, Berry Gordy & Smokey Robinson sit down for a Q&A (Valerie Goodloe photo)   The Motown sound began with Berry Gordy as a dreamer in Detroit and the music that originated from Hitsville U.S.A. ... read more »
Motown: The Musical Hits Los Angeles!
April 30, 2015
Julius Thomas III as Berry Gordy (center right) & Cast MOTOWN THE MUSICAL First National Tour (C) Joan Marcus, 2015.  On its first-ever national tour, Motown: The Musical heads to Los Angeles at the Hollywood Pantages Theater from April 28-June 7. ... read more »
Alvin Ailey comes to L.A.
April 16, 2015
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Kirven Douthit-Boyd in David Parson’s Caught.  Photo by Rosalie O’Connor   On Wednesday, April 15 The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater made its way to Los Angeles to perform Power of Ailey, ... read more »
Jennifer Hudson will play Shug Avery in The Color Purple Revival
January 27, 2015
Dreamgirls’ star Jennifer Hudson will make her Broadway debut as Shug Avery in a revival of The Color Purple this fall. Produced by Scott Sanders, Roy Furman, ... read more »
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