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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
February 22, 2019
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 »
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
February 15, 2019
 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 »
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 »
Cuba Gooding Jr.–Back on Broadway and Writing & Directing Movies, Too
October 11, 2018
The Oscar-winner and Emmy nominee made such an impact in the role, across the pond, that the producers invited him to play Flynn, once again, ... read more »
Avi Bernard Produces Film with Tony Award Winning Writer
October 11, 2018
You’ve heard him on the radio on KJLH 102.3 FM. You’ve seen him on KTLA News Channel 5 as an on-air personality. He has appeared on various television shows such as “True Detective,” “Murder in The First” and HBO’s “Barry.” Avi Bernard will continue his acting abilities in his upcoming film, “Why Torture Is Wrong and the People Who Love Them.”   ... read more »
L.A. Native Nicolette Robinson Stars in Broadway Musical ‘Waitress’
October 4, 2018
For many years, the name Nicolette Robinson was floated around Hollywood’s inner circle citing her as someone to “watch” and when inquiring minds, like mine, asked what made her someone to keep a keen eye on, the answer given—across the board—was simple, Nicolette Robinson had the “it” factor. ... read more »
‘School Girls’ Comes to the Kirk Douglas Theatre
September 28, 2018
"School Girls," or the African Mean Girls play, is here in Los Angeles at the Kirk Douglas Theatre for one last weekend until Sept. 30. ... read more »
“Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations” Comes to Los Angeles
September 20, 2018
Center Theatre Group presents a musical about the Motown singing group, the Temptations here in Los Angeles before heading to Broadway in the Spring. “Ain’t Too Proud,” a musical about the life and times of the iconic singing group the Temptations, ... read more »
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