Articles by Sandra Plazinic

Forty-five Years of Forsythe- A Ballet Celebration Downtown L.A

Forty-five Years of Forsythe- A Ballet Celebration Downtown L.A In honor of “Celebrate Forsythe” dancers of three world-class companies are saluting one of the world’s most innovative choreographers in a triple bill performance at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

DeadBlondeStars - Signs of a New Landscape in Hard Rock

DeadBlondeStars -  Signs of a New Landscape in Hard Rock  You will be blown away by the riff-heavy, shifting rhythmic style of DeadBlondeStars.

The ABT's Sleeping Beauty - Ratmansky Chooses A More Simple But Poetic Approach

The ABT's Sleeping Beauty -  Ratmansky Chooses A More Simple But Poetic Approach American Ballet Theatre, also known as ABT, is celebrating its 75th Anniversary this year with a new Alexei Ratmansky version of a Ballet classic: The Sleeping Beauty

California Philharmonic’s Thrilling Concerts Under The Stars Begin - An Evening With John Williams & Friends

California Philharmonic’s Thrilling Concerts Under The Stars Begin -  An Evening With John Williams & Friends The evening continues with a selection of pieces from some of John Williams’ most memorable scores, including Star Wars, E.T., Jaws and Jurassic Park, reminding the audience of the great movie classics.

Much Ado About Nothing - A Shakespeare Theater in Topanga Canyon

Much Ado About Nothing - A Shakespeare Theater in Topanga Canyon a romantic and witty play about the constant battle of the sexes.

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - Dancers Enrapture Audience with Tribal Beats And A Fresh New Look

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - Dancers Enrapture Audience with Tribal Beats And A Fresh New Look Saturday, March 29th, 2014 the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returned to the Segestrom Center presenting fresh, new works during a matinee performance.

Monte Carlo Ballet in Orange County- A Swan Lake Unlike Any Others

Monte Carlo Ballet in Orange County- A Swan Lake Unlike Any Others March 7, 2014, the Monte Carlo Ballet performed an exciting modern and quite entertaining version of Swan Lake, at the Segestrom Center for the Arts in Orange County, California

Diana Vishneva- From Russia With Love

Diana Vishneva- From Russia With Love Thursday, Nov.5th, 2013, International Dance Season opened with the world premier of Diana Vishneva’s On The Edge at Segestrom Hall in Orange County, California.

Kingsize- A Tribute To Rockn'Roll at the Roxy In Hollywood

 Kingsize- A Tribute To Rockn'Roll at the Roxy In Hollywood Wednesday, September 11, 2013, Kingsize performed an emotionally charged show at the Roxy in Hollywood.

California Philharmonic at Disney Hall – Broadway Classics from Rodgers, Hammerstein & Gershwin

California Philharmonic at Disney Hall – Broadway Classics from Rodgers, Hammerstein & Gershwin Sunday, July 11th, 2013 maestro Victor Vener and the California Philharmonic performed in front of an excited audience at the majestic Disney Hall downtown Los Angeles.

The California Philharmonic in Andrew Lloyed Webber meets Puccini

The California Philharmonic in Andrew Lloyed Webber meets Puccini Sunday, July 14, 2013 maestro Victor Wener and the California Philharmonic invited audiences once again to join in and listen at a sold out matinee of Andrew Llyod Webber Meets Puccini at the majestic Disney Hall downtown Los Angeles.

Labyrinth of Jareth – A Masquerade Ball in L.A

Labyrinth of Jareth – A Masquerade Ball in L.A There, nobles wishing to escape the chaos of the goblins and lively dances of the faeries, the Clockwork Ballroom brought together waltzes, live entertainment, and opera with a steampunk edge.

Modrock a Musical Review - About Mods and Rockers

Modrock a Musical Review -  About Mods and Rockers The musical directed by Brian Lohmann, produced by Tom Coleman, is set during the tumultuous times of the 60is where two sub cultures, Rockers and Mods, roam the streets of London

California Philharmonic’s Endless Summer on the green begins: Beatles, Beethoven & Beach Boys

California Philharmonic’s Endless Summer on the green begins: Beatles, Beethoven & Beach Boys The California Philharmonic opened its summer season on a hot Saturday, June 29th, 2013 on the green of the Santa Anita Race track in Arcadia, California

Mari Vanna- a Russian culinary jewel in Hollywood

Mari Vanna- a Russian culinary jewel in Hollywood Monday, June 24, 2013 the long awaited Russian restaurant Mari Vanna opened in the posh neighborhood of Melrose Place in Los Angeles

The Taming of the Shrew-Shakespeare at it’s best in the fairytale setting of Topanga Canyon

The Taming of the Shrew-Shakespeare at it’s best in the fairytale setting of Topanga Canyon The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum celebrated their 40th anniversary of music, poetry and performance, opening their Summer Season with a tantalizing performance of the The Taming of the Shrew.

Baroque Conversations 5 - it’s palpable

Baroque Conversations 5 - it’s palpable Thursday, 09 May 2013 Margaret Batjer (violinist+leader) and Allan Vogel( oboe d’amore) led the fabulous Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra through another Baroque conversation at Zipper Hall at the Colburn school of Music in downtown Los Angeles.

Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra, a musical delight

Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra, a musical delight Grammy-nominated Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra performed a special concert to celebrate their new CD recording of Artistry, a tribute to legendary big band leader Stan Kenton and his Neophonic Orchestra.

A night with Graham Nash's glamour rock photography

A night with Graham Nash's glamour rock photography Rock icon Graham Nash held a reception Wednesday, April 17, 2013 in Hollywood at the Morrison Hotel Gallery at the famous Sunset Marquis Hotel, previewing a selective collection of photographs called Visual Harmony to media and friends.

Master Class- a triumphant night at the International City Theatre

Master Class- a triumphant night at the International City Theatre Gigi Bermingham fearlessly embodies Callas in all her grandeur Sunday, March 24th in Todd Nielsen’s version of the Tony award winning play at the City Theatre in Long Beach and has absolutely no problem filling this great diva’s shoes on stage.

Allure and Phantasy at Style L.A's closing show

Allure and Phantasy at Style L.A's closing show Tinsel town at it’s best: designers who design clothes to create an allure and a phantasie world not only for celebrities on the red carpet but also for the day- to day customer.

The little Mermaid- a Hans Christian Anderson tale takes a brilliant but dark turn in Neumeier’s version

The little Mermaid- a Hans Christian Anderson tale takes a brilliant but dark turn in Neumeier’s version Neumeier’s Little Mermaid is certainly not commercial like Disney’s version but will appeal to the artistic avant-garde crowd. The elaborate production features more than 60 performers and continues through Sunday at Segestrom Center of the Arts.

The Lash- an apocalyptic bar downtown L.A

The Lash- an apocalyptic bar downtown L.A If you are looking to go out in L.A. and feel like you are anywhere but in L.A you are on the right track here with this new bar called the LASH on Winston str downtown Los Angeles.

Safe Passage- a charity benefit at L'Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills

Safe Passage- a charity benefit at L'Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills Friday, November 17, 2012 ZTV MEDIA GROUP invited media and Hollywood celebrities to a pre-holiday fundraiser at the L’ Ermitage Hotel to benefit Safe Passage.

The 2nd Annual World Dance Awards highlights dance in Hollywood-an exciting show at the Key Club

The 2nd Annual World Dance Awards highlights dance in Hollywood-an exciting show at the Key Club Unlike many award shows the World Dance Awards shines a light on their talented artists in a very intimate setting.

Angel Voices On Earth-an evening with the Los Angeles Master Choral at Disney Hall

Angel Voices On Earth-an evening with the Los Angeles Master Choral at Disney Hall Music director Grant Gershon conducted the highly anticipated performance at Disney Hall with much grace, in presence with 40 of the finest singers all members of the Los Angeles Master Choral.

The L.A Chamber Orchestra performs Beethoven's Symphony No.2 at the Alex Theatre in Glendale

The L.A Chamber Orchestra performs Beethoven's Symphony No.2 at the Alex Theatre in Glendale The skillful musicians of the LA Chamber orchestra execute with finesse. Quick dynamic shifts and continuous motion speak of boundless energy.

Teatro ZinZanni- an exciting and unexpected experience of all-star cirque artists, musicians and comedians at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Teatro ZinZanni- an exciting and unexpected experience of  all-star cirque artists, musicians and comedians at Segerstrom Center for the Arts The show, directed by Norm Langill and choreographed by Brett Nugent has a contemporary vaudeville feel and much unlike the old overly polished acts invites to an evening of love, chaos and dinner

LA Fashion Weekend Swimwear Spring/ Summer Collection - Thunderous Applause at Sunset Gower Studio

LA Fashion Weekend Swimwear Spring/ Summer Collection - Thunderous Applause at Sunset Gower Studio Thunderous Applause at LA Style Swimwear Spring/ Summer Collection a Sunset Gower Studio

NAMI, Nuvala and Mike Vensel at Concept Los Angeles - Fashion Forward Los Angeles Designers Showcase at Siren Studios

NAMI, Nuvala and Mike Vensel at Concept Los Angeles - Fashion Forward Los Angeles Designers Showcase at Siren Studios Nami, Nuvalla and Mike Vensel, a fashion forward trio at Concept Los Angeles took place on October 13, 2012 at Siren Studios as part of LA Fashion Week Spring 2013 offering an innovative program of international runway shows and informal presentations

An intimate celebration- Chris Mann's record release party "Roads"

An intimate celebration- Chris Mann's record release party "Roads" Chris performed one of his two original songs he also wrote. “Roads” is a beautiful and emotional song about life’s journey.

Designers flaunt their threads at Project Ethos downtown Los Angeles

Designers flaunt their threads at Project Ethos downtown Los Angeles Project Ethos partnered with Downtown LA Art Walk and kicked off fashion week Thursday, October 11, 2012 with a mixture of fashion, music and art, giving the fashion community, fans and media the chance to get up close and personal at the Exchange.

Glitz and Glamour at the gifting suite at the Peterson Museum

Glitz and Glamour at the gifting suite at the Peterson Museum Wednesday Oct 3rd 2012, Fisker, Ducati and Austin Martin invited press and a selective industry crowd to review luxury items, food and drinks at the world famous Petersen Car Museum on Wilshire.

Mono of Japan in Los Angeles

Mono of Japan in Los Angeles The Neo-Classical Japanese instrumental rock band performed Saturday Oct.6th 2012 at the Bootleg theatre in Los Angeles.

The Mariinsky Ballet and Orchestra performs a less perfect Swan Lake at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts

The Mariinsky Ballet and Orchestra performs a less perfect Swan Lake at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts The precision and dedication in which every single movement was executed to Tchaikovsky’s music was breathtaking and impeccable.

Fireman's Brew Luncheon at the rustic Saddle Peak Lodge

Fireman's Brew Luncheon at the rustic Saddle Peak Lodge The Fireman’s Brew gives back 5% of their proceeds to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, so: extinguish your thirst, ignite the party, drink Fireman’s Brew!

Metric Album listening Party at Avalon in Hollywood

Metric Album listening Party at Avalon in Hollywood The listening party sponsored by Honda Acura, drew media and friends to congratulate the band

The Heartbreak House- a satirical drama filled with farce and tragedy performed brilliantly by the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga Canyon

The Heartbreak House- a satirical drama filled with farce and tragedy performed brilliantly by the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga Canyon All actors proved to be in tremendous command of a very authentic British accent and moved all very much in character from beginning to finish.

Shorebar-The.hwood.group opening in Santa Monica

Shorebar-The.hwood.group opening in Santa Monica Inspired by local seaside haunts such as Jonathan Beach Club and the Shutters Hotel, the Shorebar has a very high-end yet relaxed feel. .

Tequila 101 Class – Cinco de Mayo at Public School 612 Gastro Pub

 Tequila 101 Class – Cinco de Mayo at Public School 612 Gastro Pub May 5th, 2012, Cinco de Mayo, what a perfect occasion for beverage expert Patrick Thomas and Chef Dante Ascenzi to host a fun Tequila 101 class for media and the public at Public School 612 restaurant and bar in downtown Los Angeles.

12thAnnual International Beverly Hills Film Festival-

12thAnnual International Beverly Hills Film Festival- 12thAnnual International Beverly Hills Film Festival (BHFF)kicked off yesterday, April 25, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (8949 Wilshire Boulevard) in Beverly Hills.

Milagro Tequila - A Delicious Tequila Tasting at the Beautiful Rivera Restaurant Downtown Los Angeles

Milagro Tequila - A Delicious Tequila Tasting at the Beautiful Rivera Restaurant Downtown Los Angeles April 23rd 2012,Tequila Ambassador Goston Martinez instructed a selective group of media and guests to create and sample some of their own Milagro signature cocktails at the Rivera Restaurant in downtown Los Angeles

The lookbag party mixer- live beauty tips from celebrity guru Damon Roberts

The lookbag party mixer- live beauty tips from celebrity guru  Damon Roberts Wednesday, March 28th, Alan Mruvka, president & CEO of THELOOKSTORE.com hosted Celebrity Beauty Guru Damone Roberts’s monthly “Lookbag cocktail party mixer” and beauty devotees as well as media flocked to his Beverly Hills Salon.

Vibiana for Style Fashion Week, March 14- Innovative, Fashion forward design for all season

 Vibiana for Style Fashion Week, March 14- Innovative, Fashion forward design for all season Wednesday, March 14, it was back to Vibiana for Style Fashion week where fashionistas, designers, media and hipsters gathered to see the fall/winter collections in L.A.

L.A. Fashion Weekend at Sunset Gower Studios Day 3 - Broadcast Live on KTLA

L.A. Fashion Weekend at Sunset Gower Studios Day 3 - Broadcast Live on KTLA L.A. Fashion Weekend at Sunset Gower Studios Day 3 was the finale show broadcasted by KTLA 5 live with a special dedication to Hollywood and its television history

BLT Steak on Sunset Plaza in West Hollywood

BLT Steak on Sunset Plaza in West Hollywood If you enjoy fine dining with a touch of California casual chic you should pay BLT Steak, a modern American steakhouse on Sunset Plaza in West Hollywood a visit

Kendra Scott's new Jewelry store in Beverly Hills

Kendra Scott's new Jewelry store in Beverly Hills It was Kendra’s mission to create custom jewelry with a new color palette that is not only special and unique but also “obtainable” for all women.

Elis- A Celebration- A Brazilian Night in Los Angeles

Elis- A Celebration- A Brazilian Night in Los Angeles This is the first time Brasil Brasil Cultural Center will present a tribute to the great Brazilian singer Elis.

THE ARTISAN HOUSE- a new, extraordinary restaurant downtown L.A

  THE ARTISAN HOUSE- a new, extraordinary restaurant downtown L.A With a bar and a deli attached to the restaurant there is everything a culinary heart and environmentalist can desire and some history on top

Vigil- a theatre review

Vigil- a theatre review Written and directed by Morris Panych, Vigil is a poignant satire that deals with life, death, love and “pizza”.

Vigil- a theatre review

Vigil- a theatre review Written and directed by Morris Panych, Vigil is a poignant satire that deals with life, death, love and “pizza”.

UH HUH HER- a band review

UH HUH HER- a band review Camila Grey and Leisha Hailey, also known as the Indie- electro pop duo from Uh Huh Her performed yesterday, Wednesday Nov. 1st as part of their Keep A Breast Tour to a full house at House of Blues on Sunset in Hollywood.

Fashion week opening in L.A. at Vibiana

Fashion week opening in L.A. at Vibiana Style Fashion week kicked off Fashion week in Los Angeles Monday Oct. 17, 2011 at the beautiful historical venue Vibiana, downtown L.A. with a welcome party for Vips and media.

California Dreaming Fashion Show at Vibiana Los Angeles

California Dreaming Fashion Show at Vibiana Los Angeles Thursday, Oct.20th 2011 Fashion Style continued its celebration of fashion week in Los Angeles at Vibiana with a show called California Dreaming.

Friday night at the Avalon

Friday night at the Avalon The famous Avalon nightclub started their fall season Friday Oct. 7th 2011, featuring DJ Fred Falke, Lifelike and a live band from France called Anoraak, bringing an entertaining line up for young hipsters and music lovers to Hollywood.

Private Lives Review - International City Theatre

Private Lives Review - International City Theatre This is a witty story about privileged adults behaving badly.

Rebirth Film Review

Rebirth Film Review Rebirth, directed by Jim Whitaker is a not-for-profit feature film that tells the story of 5 people from different backgrounds, surviving the damage and destruction of 9/11

Sade Live - Review

Sade Live - Review Sade covers it all with the help of her band members: poetry, emotions, thoughts, impressions, philosophy, sex and Politics, engaging the audience from beginning till end

Sammy's Woodfire Pizza & Grill-a review

Sammy's Woodfire Pizza & Grill-a review This is first-class food in a casual environment

Guerlain Spa New Orleans review

Guerlain Spa New Orleans review Treat yourself to some pampering at the new Guerlain Spa in New Orleans, it will be an unforgettable experience that you will treasure forever!

Running of the bulls New Orleans

Running of the bulls  New Orleans Roller derby girls dress up with horns on roller skates and unleash their beating on locals with a baseball bat.

New Orleans Diaries- a 4 day culinary tour in NOLA

New Orleans Diaries- a 4 day culinary tour in NOLA My culinary+ cultural adventure in New Orleans had finally begun and I could barely contain my excitement.

HOTEL THRILLIST Los Angeles - A Night of Mouth Watering Adventures

HOTEL THRILLIST Los Angeles - A Night of Mouth Watering Adventures Friday August 5th, event partners Nokia Inside track and L.A. Live invited a mix of social insiders and media types to an evening of mouth watering adventures at the JW Marriott in downtown Los Angeles to celebrate Hotel Thrillist

PrettyCity.coms 3rd Annual Green and Gorgeous event

PrettyCity.coms 3rd Annual Green and Gorgeous event Tue, June 7th Carolyn Brundage, CEO and founder of PrettyCity.com/green invited a small group of media to join her and her members for a girl-friendly pampering event at Environment Furniture in Los Angeles.

1001 Inventions, The Golden Age of the Muslim Civilization

1001 Inventions, The Golden Age of the Muslim Civilization It was the West coast premiere of this very sought after touring exhibit, honoring the remarkable accomplishments of the Muslim world.

Stars of Paso Robles Wine Makers Lunch at McCormick&Schmicks

 Stars of Paso Robles Wine Makers Lunch at McCormick&Schmicks As of lately, winemakers in the Paso Robles region have been more courageous, producing more diverse vines under dynamic leadership, moving to the forefront of the vine scene.

Nail Garden- Indulge yourself in Brentwood

Nail Garden- Indulge yourself in Brentwood Nail Garden celebrated it’s opening in Brentwood Gardens on San Vincente blvd. Monday May 2nd, with an annual beauty for cause spring toy drive event

Cafe Entourage - A New Restaurant Bar in Hollywood

Cafe Entourage - A New Restaurant Bar in Hollywood With high standards for service and delicious gourmet comfort food ENTOURAGE is definitely a great addition to the bustling area of Hollywood and Vine.

Music Martinis and the California Philharmonic-Upcoming Concerts

Music Martinis and the California Philharmonic-Upcoming Concerts Music Martinis and the California Philharmonic-Upcoming Concerts

Arthur Film Review - Worth Seeing

Arthur Film Review - Worth Seeing The new remake of “Arthur” is a romantic fairy tale like love story set in modern day New York featuring Russel Brand and Helen Mirren

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