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Charm Review - A Work Forever in Progress

Charm Review - A Work Forever in Progress An African-American transgender woman, Mama Darleena shares her views about proper behavior under all circumstances with a homeless youth group in an LGBTQ shelter who are still struggling with sexual, racial, and gender issues

Drama Queens from Hell Review - "Sunset Boulevard" with a Twist

Drama Queens from Hell Review - "Sunset Boulevard" with a Twist In a satirical farce, fledgling Hollywood mogul Gerard Manville decides to remake "Sunset Boulevard;" and three fierce competitors vie for the lead role, including a washed-up TV actress, a black movie bit player, and a pre-op transgender woman

Versa-Style Dance Company - Insights by Co-Directors Lopez and Foaad

Versa-Style Dance Company - Insights by Co-Directors Lopez and Foaad Co-directors Jackie Lopez and Leigh Foaad shared their insights about the Versa-Style Dance Company - specializing in hip-hop dancing - which they co-founded in 2005 and which will perform at the Ford Theatre in Hollywood on September 17, 2016

Titus Andronicus Review - Violence and Revenge

Titus Andronicus Review - Violence and Revenge Shakespeare's classic tale of retribution recounts the downfall of Titus Andronicus, initially revered by his people, after he fails to show compassion for a mother's pleas for her son's life; when she becomes the wife of his leader, revenge follows

Dutch Masters Review - An Unexpected Thriller

Dutch Masters Review - An Unexpected Thriller Two young strangers meet on a New York subway - African American Eric and Caucasian Steve - and racial tensions quickly escalate as Steve tries desperately to ignore, avoid, and finally escape from Eric in this brilliant must-see production

My Girlfriend is an Alien Review - Metaphorically Speaking

My Girlfriend is an Alien Review - Metaphorically Speaking The question of risk in relationships is deftly and humorously portrayed as fictional playwright Keith DeFacto must decide whether to remain a perpetual outsider or dive headfirst into the choppy seas of love - with a girlfriend who might be an alien

“Dutch Masters” Director Guillermo Cienfuegos Interview – Thrilling, Frightening Ride to The Bronx One Summer Afternoon

“Dutch Masters” Director Guillermo Cienfuegos Interview – Thrilling, Frightening Ride to The Bronx One Summer Afternoon The play is essentially one highly charged extended scene between two people, with dozens of difficult transitions and complicated subtexts and agendas

"Parallel Lives" at Falcon Theatre Review – Hilarious, Thought Provoking Sketches

"Parallel Lives" at Falcon Theatre Review – Hilarious, Thought Provoking Sketches The show is a series of vignettes, resembling Saturday Night Live—thought provoking, focused and intelligent, and some scenes are funnier than others, with many laugh-out-loud moments

Baby Doll Review - Sex, Sensuality, and Sin in the South

Baby Doll Review - Sex, Sensuality, and Sin in the South A 19-year-old virgin bride who must consummate her marriage in two days in exchange for a promised comfortable life, Baby Doll finds herself both player and pawn in the struggle between her middle-aged husband and his young, virile immigrant rival

Mutual Philanthropy Review - Is There Equality in Real Life?

Mutual Philanthropy Review - Is There Equality in Real Life? A study of what happens when two LA couples, a wealthy investment banker, his socialite wife, and a struggling Hispanic pair - who have nothing in common except for two children who go to the same school - meet for dinner, fun, and mind games

Next to Normal Review - A Musical with a Message

Next to Normal Review - A Musical with a Message How does an average family adapt to chronic mental illness when mom's unpredictable bipolar moods shoot up and crash down - while her reliable but frustrated husband and her teenaged daughter try to maintain some sort of equilibrium in the home?

Theater Review-Please Don't Ask About Becket: An Intense Family Drama

Theater Review-Please Don't Ask About Becket: An Intense Family Drama A story many of us can relate to

Breath of Spring at Theatre 40 review

Breath of Spring at Theatre 40 review Theatre 40's Breath of Spring is an exciting British comedy playing until August 21.

1st Annual LA Soul Music Festival Review- The Greatest Soul Music Festival on the West Coast Shines Bright

1st Annual LA Soul Music Festival Review- The Greatest Soul Music Festival on the West Coast Shines Bright The 1st Annual LA Soul Music Festival in Los Angeles was held at the Autry Museum of American West July 22- 24th 2016 The concert stage was set in the grassy fields alongside the Museum outside with lawn and vip seating

Road to Rio Review - Olympic Athletes Head to Venice Beach for Final Stop of Team USA’s Tour Across the Nation

Road to Rio Review - Olympic Athletes Head to Venice Beach for Final Stop of Team USA’s Tour Across the Nation Review of the last stop of the Road to Rio, hosting Olympic athletes and taking place in Venice Beach, CA

Blueprint for Paradise Review - A Piece of History Comes to Light

Blueprint for Paradise Review - A Piece of History Comes to Light Enjoy history coming to life - see Blueprint For Paradise at the Hudson Theatre

Arts & Politics at Skylight Theatre – Obama-ology Playwright Aurin Squire Interview

Arts & Politics at Skylight Theatre – Obama-ology Playwright Aurin Squire Interview Arts and politics have shared a close relationship for centuries. Skylight Theatre is taking an election year look at politics. Asking you to think about— where do you stand, how did we get here and where we are going

The First Annual Los Angeles Soul Music Festival July 22- 24 2016 at the Autry Museum in Griffith Park - Live Performances From Award Winning Singers Eric Benet, Lalah Hathaway, Jazmine Sullivan, Joe and Many More

The First Annual Los Angeles Soul Music Festival July 22- 24 2016 at the Autry Museum in Griffith Park -  Live Performances From Award Winning Singers Eric Benet, Lalah Hathaway, Jazmine Sullivan, Joe and Many More Grammy, BET, NAACP Image award-winners newly discovered talent, are confirmed to entertain such as Eric Benet, Angie Stone, Lalah Hathaway, Lyfe Jennings, Jazmine Sullivan, Joe. Representing a gathering of music enthusiasts who appreciate live music

Recorded in Hollywood Review - The Heart and Soul of South Los Angeles

Recorded in Hollywood Review - The Heart and Soul of South Los Angeles Music legend John Dolphin's small record shop opened in 1948 in south LA, growing in 10 years into the most influential spot in California for recording musicians-both well-known and aspiring-aided by Dolphin's recording studio and keen instincts

Grey Gardens Review - Alive with Memories

Grey Gardens Review - Alive with Memories Mother "Big Edie" and daughter "Little Edie" have lived together most of their lives in the Bouvier mansion in East Hampton, New York; their tale is one of riches to rags blended with family dysfunction and strained, unresolved mother/daughter issues

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