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Black Super Hero Magic Mama Makes Its Debut at the Geffen Playhouse
March 21, 2019
Inda’s Craig-Galván's play tackling media and police brutality will run at the Geffen Playhouse through April 14. ... read more »
The Music Center Celebrates Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre’s 60th Anniversary with Four Special Programs
March 14, 2019
Featuring West Coast premieres of “Lazurus” and “Kairos” as well the Los Angeles premiere of “The Call” ... read more »
Win Tickets to see Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre’s 60th Anniversary at the Music Center!
Witness the Momentous 60th Anniversary Season of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Power and grace. Tenderness and strength. Precision and passion. For 60 years, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has embodied these complexities and contradictions of the human condition with dance performances that uplift and transform, ... read more / view event »
Film Review: ‘The Favourite’
March 5, 2019
Olivia Colman Delivers Oscar-Winning Performance in Revisionist Costume Drama ... read more »
CAP UCLA Presents Carrie Mae Weems “Past Tense” March 8 at the Theater at the Ace Hotel
UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA) presents Past Tense, a production by acclaimed artist Carrie Mae Weems on Friday, March 8 at the Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles. Tickets for $29-69 are available now at cap.ucla.edu,theatre.acehotel.com, 310-825-2101 and The Theatre at Ace Hotel box office. ... read more / view event »
Getty Villa Theater Lab Series Presents New Workshop Performances By UCLA Dance Professor and Choreographer Lionel Popkin and Polish Opera and Theater Director Grzegorz Jarzyna
The Theater Lab Series at the Getty Villa begins in March with a multimedia performance by UCLA dance professor and choreographer Lionel Popkin, which is inspired by the gap between Sophocles’ best-known plays, “Oedipus Rex” and Oedipus at Colonus. ... read more / view event »
Lights Out: Nat ‘King’ Cole Extends Through March 24 at Geffen Playhouse
February 22, 2019
Featuring Gisela Adisa, Connor Amacio Matthews, Bryan Dobson, Mary-Pat Green, Dulé Hill, Ruby Lewis, Zonya Love, Brandon Ruiter And Daniel J. Watts ... read more »
Lights Out: Nat “King” Cole Comes to Los Angeles
February 21, 2019
The highly acclaimed musical, “Lights Out: Nat ‘King’ Cole,” is here on the West Coast at the Geffen Playhouse in Westwood until March 24. After seeing the musical during a sold out run in Philadelphia, the Geffen Playhouse made sure to bring a production of it to Los Angeles. ... read more »
CAP UCLA Presents Carrie Mae Weems Past Tense
 Carrie Mae Weems’ Past Tense takes us on a deep dive into the enduring significance of the iconic tale of Antigone. Through music, text, projection, and video, this powerful piece explores themes of social justice, escalating violence, gender relations, politics and personal identity within the context of contemporary history.  ... read more / view event »
Vic Bulluck Directs Viola Davis and Julius Tennon Produced Play ‘Paradise’
February 13, 2019
Bulluck’s new passion project is his latest play titled “Paradise.” Originally written by Laura Censebella, the play shares the journey between a gifted Yemeni-American and biology teacher’s unlikely relationship. The pair becomes tangled in conflict, religious differences, and test the boundaries of mentorship. Viola Davis and Julius Tennon’s production company JuVee Productions teamed with American Oasis to bring the play to life. ... read more »
Black Film Vets Mentor to New Creatives at Indie Night
February 11, 2019
Indie Night is an example of what a diverse Hollywood may someday resemble if programs like this, stick. The festival doesn’t boast of being a Black thing but there is a high focus on multi-ethnic stories. ... read more »
FILM REVIEW: “Glass”
January 24, 2019
Two hours and nine minutes roll by, and the film is about as frustrating as standing in a TSA line at the airport. Fault the strained writing. Blame the lifeless direction. ... read more »
Ailey Troupe Marks 60 Years by Looking Back at its Founder
December 27, 2018
It was March 1958 when an African American dancer named Alvin Ailey, then making his living on the Broadway stage, gathered up a group of fellow dancers and presented a one-night show of his own works. ... read more »
Nancy Wilson, Grammy-winning jazz singer, dies at 81
December 14, 2018
Influenced by Dinah Washington, Nat “King” Cole and other stars, Wilson covered everything from jazz standards to “Little Green Apples” and in the 1960s alone released eight albums that reached the top 20 on Billboard’s pop charts. Sometimes elegant and understated, or quick and conversational and a little naughty, she was best known for such songs as her breakthrough “Guess Who I Saw Today” and the 1964 hit ”(You Don’t Know) How Glad I Am,” which drew upon Broadway, pop and jazz. ... read more »
Debbie Allen’s “Hot Chocolate Nutcracker” Returns For The Holidays
November 22, 2018
Tisha Campbell, Debbie Allen and others return for the ninth annual performance at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. ... read more »
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