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Stephen Francis Jones Review - Unique Foundry & Lux Opens in San Francisco

Stephen Francis Jones Review - Unique Foundry & Lux Opens in San Francisco Architect Stephen Francis Jones is already known around the world as a master of architecture and design. His newest work is in South San Francisco

Animal Defenders International Review - Award Winning Action Documentary “Lion Ark”

Animal Defenders International Review - Award Winning Action Documentary “Lion Ark” "Lion Ark" is out on DVD in November and being promoted with a nationwide tour

Megan Cavallari - Composer, Musician and Producer Has a Knack for Creating Music

Megan Cavallari - Composer, Musician and Producer Has a Knack for Creating Music From film and television soundtracks to stage musicals, the award-winning Philadelphia native has managed to land at the top of a her profession

Dorothy Willetts Preview-Interior Designer, Designs a Chair for Event to Benefit Illumination Foundation

Dorothy Willetts Preview-Interior Designer, Designs a Chair for Event to Benefit Illumination Foundation Create a Seat to End Homelessness, all proceeds benefit the Illumination Foundation

Four Day Weekend Preview -Boot Campaign's Boot Jam Starring "Four Day Weekend" in Fort Worth

Four Day Weekend Preview -Boot Campaign's Boot Jam Starring "Four Day Weekend"  in Fort Worth  Boot Campaign Jam starring "Four Day Weekend" hits the stage in Fort Worth on October 13 to benefit veteran health and wellness programs. Limited tickets are available to the general public for purchase

Dorothy Willetts Review - Where Art, Soul, and Space Meet

Dorothy Willetts Review - Where Art, Soul, and Space Meet Dorothy Willett was raised among English antiques, and received rigorous training with one of the most famous interior designers in America. Her work reveals a quirky streak that re-imagines breathtaking landscapes with a classical twist

(fer) studio-The "Go-to" Architecture Firm for Inglewood Development

(fer) studio-The "Go-to" Architecture Firm for Inglewood Development (fer) stands for Form, Environment and Research, the principles that describe the firm’s design philosophy

Announcing TCU’s newest Entrepreneur-in-Residence: Four Day Weekend Improvisational Troupe

Announcing TCU’s newest Entrepreneur-in-Residence: Four Day Weekend Improvisational Troupe Four Day Weekend’s “Yes, and” philosophy will help TCU business students identify opportunities, inspire creativity, create positive outcomes, build on ideas and nurture innovation

Tanna Frederick - DEFROST, A Virtual Reality Short Movie Breaking the 4th Wall

Tanna Frederick - DEFROST, A Virtual Reality Short Movie Breaking the 4th Wall Tanna Frederick, award-winning actress of film and theater has produced a state of the art 360-degree Virtual Reality movie, Defrost

Animal Defenders International - Cholita the Real-Life Paddington Bear Gets her Storybook-Ending!


Animal Defenders International - Cholita the Real-Life Paddington Bear Gets her Storybook-Ending!
 Animal Defenders International returns abused ex-circus bear home to the rainforest & launches urgent appeal to save three more ‘Paddington’ bears



Joan Benedict Steiger to Write Memoirs

Joan Benedict Steiger to Write Memoirs Joan Benedict Steiger writes her memoirs, "Brooklyn Baby"

Paddington Creator Backs Campaign To Save Bear in Peru

Paddington Creator Backs Campaign To Save Bear in Peru Paddington Bear creator joins ADI to rescue Cholita.

Indiana State Premiere of Award Winning Lion Ark Comes to The Alhambra Theatre Film Festival

Indiana State Premiere of Award Winning Lion Ark Comes to The Alhambra Theatre Film Festival Lion Ark comes to The Alhambra Film Festival

Animals Winning Over Movie Audiences

Animals Winning Over Movie Audiences Lion Ark received the People's Choice Award at the Boulder International Film Festival.

Joan Benedict Steiger To Write Memoirs

Joan Benedict Steiger To Write Memoirs Joan Benedict Steiger has written her memoirs, “Brooklyn Baby,” a Hollywood insider’s amazing journey through love, loss, and laughter. Her fascinating story is filled with some of the highest highs and lowest lows that life can offer

Conversations with 3 HOLES AND A SMOKING GUN

Conversations with 3 HOLES AND A SMOKING GUN RSVP now for a slot!

ADI Calls on US Circuses to End Wild Animal Acts Following News That Ringling Will Stop Touring With Elephants

ADI Calls on US Circuses to End Wild Animal Acts Following News That Ringling Will Stop Touring With Elephants Ringling stops the usage of elephants in circus.

Dental Surgery For Lions - Repair Damage From Life In The Circus

Dental Surgery For Lions - Repair Damage From Life In The Circus Renowned veterinary dentist Dr. Peter Emily flies in to aid lions at ADI Operation Spirit of Freedom Rescue Centre, Peru

Garden State Film Festival - Honors James Wilder with Award

Garden State Film Festival - Honors James Wilder with Award James Wilder will be receiving the Independent Spirit Award at the Garden State Film Festival

Lion Ark Review - Award Winning Film Comes Home to Colorado

Lion Ark Review - Award Winning Film Comes Home to Colorado Award Winning Documentary, Lion Ark will be screening for the first time in Boulder, Colorado

Four Day Weekend Heading to Europe for their First Armed Forces Entertainment Tour

Four Day Weekend Heading to Europe for their First Armed Forces Entertainment Tour Four Day Weekend will be performing for our troops in Europe through the Armed Forces Entertainment Tour!

Stop Circus Animal Suffering – Protestors Urge Audiences to Shun the Wild Animal Circus

Stop Circus Animal Suffering – Protestors Urge Audiences to Shun the Wild Animal Circus Protest Wild Animal Circus

Animal Defenders International (ADI) Helps - Lonely Monkey Finds His Val-entine

Animal Defenders International (ADI) Helps - Lonely Monkey Finds His Val-entine An embrace with Valerie ends a lifetime of loneliness for rescued Pepe

Valentine's Screening of Award Winning Lion Ark at Cinema Verde Film Festival

Valentine's Screening of Award Winning Lion Ark at Cinema Verde Film Festival "Animal Lovers" are most definitely welcomed to come and watch

James Wilder Stars in Thriller "3 Holes and a Smoking Gun"

James Wilder Stars in Thriller "3 Holes and a Smoking Gun" The multi-talented James Wilder is at it again with with a new award-winning thriller!

Four Day Weekend Comedy Show Traveling to Europe for Armed Forces Entertainment Tour

Four Day Weekend Comedy Show Traveling to Europe for Armed Forces Entertainment Tour Fort Worth improv troupe is heading out to Europe for their first Armed Forces Entertainment Tour

A Unique Double Feature: "Dutchman" & "Train to Zakopane" - Exploring Racism and Anti-Semitism at the Edgemar Center for the Arts

A Unique Double Feature: "Dutchman" & "Train to Zakopane" - Exploring Racism and Anti-Semitism at the Edgemar Center for the Arts On January 17, 2015, there will be a theatrical double feature at the Edgemar Center for the Arts exploring Anti-Semitism and Racism

ADI awards Congressman Jim Moran the 2014 Animal Champion Award for his dedication to end animal suffering

ADI awards Congressman Jim Moran the 2014 Animal Champion Award for his dedication to end animal suffering ADI General Counsel Christina Scaringe presents Rep. Moran with the ADI Animal Champion Award in Washington DC.

TV LEGEND BOB BARKER RECEIVES THE ‘BEST BIRTHDAY PRESENT’: MEXICO & THE NETHERLANDS BAN WILD ANIMAL CIRCUSES

TV LEGEND BOB BARKER RECEIVES THE ‘BEST BIRTHDAY PRESENT’: MEXICO & THE NETHERLANDS BAN WILD ANIMAL CIRCUSES Happy birthday Bob Barker!

INDIANAPOLIS: Stop Circus Animal Suffering – Protestors Urge Audiences to Shun the Wild Animal Circus

INDIANAPOLIS: Stop Circus Animal Suffering – Protestors Urge Audiences to Shun the Wild Animal Circus ADI urges protest against Indianapolis circus.

Tanna Frederick to Star in Staged Reading of Amiri Baraka's 'Dutchman'

Tanna Frederick to Star in Staged Reading of Amiri Baraka's 'Dutchman' Tanna Frederick will star in 'Dutchman,' part of A Celebration of Amiri Baraka, a free event in Los Angeles

Tanna Frederick to Star in New Play TRAIN TO ZAKOPANE, Premiering November 21

Tanna Frederick to Star in New Play TRAIN TO ZAKOPANE, Premiering November 21 Tanna Frederick and Mike Falkow star in Train to Zakopané: A true story of hate and love, a new play by Henry Jaglom.

Stop Circus Animal Suffering – Protestors Urge Audiences to Shun the Wild Animal Circus

Stop Circus Animal Suffering – Protestors Urge Audiences to Shun the Wild Animal Circus ADI calls on protestors against Chicago circus.

TV Legend Bob Barker Funds 'Lion's Share' of Successful Mission to Save Circus Animals from Peru

TV Legend Bob Barker Funds 'Lion's Share' of Successful Mission to Save Circus Animals from Peru Bob Barker makes another animal rescue mission possible

Stop Circus Animal Suffering – Protestors Urge Audiences to Shun the Wild Animal Circus

Stop Circus Animal Suffering – Protestors Urge Audiences to Shun the Wild Animal Circus Animal Defenders International calls on locals to protest against the Ringling Circus and their history of abusing animals.

ADI Films signs deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment for worldwide TV distribution deal for award-winning documentary Lion Ark

ADI Films signs deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment for worldwide TV distribution deal for award-winning documentary Lion Ark Award winning animal-rights documentary Lion Ark soon to be distributed on TV worldwide

Elephants Giving Rides At Kern County Fair Were Abused, Says Animal Defenders International

Elephants Giving Rides At Kern County Fair Were Abused, Says Animal Defenders International Animal Defenders International and their local supporters will be outside the Fair on opening day, this Wednesday, September 17, asking the public not to pay for the elephant rides.

ACIDIC Announces Fall Tour Dates with Alabama Rockers ‘Shallow Side’

ACIDIC Announces Fall Tour Dates with Alabama Rockers ‘Shallow Side’ Los Angeles alternative rock band ACIDIC tours through southeast United States this coming October!

Animal Defenders International Calls for Traumatic Monkey Separation Experiments to be Halted

Animal Defenders International Calls for Traumatic Monkey Separation Experiments to be Halted ADI calls for the halt of unethical maternal separation experiments with monkeys at the University of Madison

Huge Rescue Mission Launched in Peru to Save Suffering Circus Animals

Huge Rescue Mission Launched in Peru to Save Suffering Circus Animals ADI calls for circus lion who attacked teacher to be handed to authorities.

Award Winning Filmmakers to Premiere Documentary on Family, Social Justice and Finding Meaning in Life

Award Winning Filmmakers to Premiere Documentary on Family, Social Justice and Finding Meaning in Life Filmmakers Shelley Morrison and her husband Walter Dominguez to premiere their Documentary, "Weaving the Past" in Pasadena on August 15

ADI holds Week of Action Against Circus Suffering

ADI holds Week of Action Against Circus Suffering Animal Defenders International holds week of action asking the public to urge members of Congress to co-sponsor the Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act.

Santa Monica Actress Tanna Frederick To Vietnam To Install Water Filters

Santa Monica Actress Tanna Frederick To Vietnam To Install Water Filters Project Save Our Surf, headed by Tanna Frederick, will be going to Vietnam to install water filters for the benefit of those in need

Circus Elephants Used for Children’s Rides Go Out of Control

Circus Elephants Used for Children’s Rides Go Out of Control ADI has captured the alarming mental state of Elephants used for children's rides in circuses due to abuse

Comedian Jordan Pease Performing at Inside Jokes Comedy Club on May 24

Comedian Jordan Pease Performing at Inside Jokes Comedy Club on May 24 Jordan Pease is a gay stand up comedian known for his bold comments and ventures. He will be performing at the Inside Jokes Comedy Club located in the Hollywood Chinese Theater on May 24th.

ACIDIC Joins 20th Anniversary VANS Warped Tour

ACIDIC Joins 20th Anniversary VANS Warped Tour ACIDIC Joins 20th Anniversary VANS Warped Tour in Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Albuquerque, Mesa, Las Vegas, Pomona, Mountain View and Ventura

Four Day Weekend

Four Day Weekend Four Day Weekend - guiding small businesses to success through comedy

LION ARK

LION ARK Lion Ark is all live action and commentary, close up and personal, right in the thick of the rescue. As close as you get to these animals, understanding them and the effects of circus life

Unbearable – Hell on wheels for circus bears touring the U.S.

Unbearable – Hell on wheels for circus bears touring the U.S. Bears used as performers in circus acts live in appalling conditions.

Michelle Danner, Director of "Hello Herman" Starring Norman Reedus

Michelle Danner, Director of "Hello Herman" Starring Norman Reedus Artistic Director at Edgemar Center of the Arts in Santa Monica and one of the most successful acting coaches in Hollywood debuts as film director

Victory! Colombia Passes Wild Animal Circus Ban

Victory! Colombia Passes Wild Animal Circus Ban After 6 years of pressing from Animal Defenders International, Colombia finally bans wild animals from circuses

Colombia Takes Another Step Towards Circus Animal Ban

Colombia Takes Another Step Towards Circus Animal Ban Senate Commission V of Colombia amended and approved the draft law (Law 244/12) banning the use of animals in circuses, allowing Plenary to pass this initiative

“Weaving the Past: Journey of Discovery”

“Weaving the Past:  Journey of Discovery” It's difficult to connect with the past of only two or three generations ago. For filmmaker Walter Dominguez, preserving the memory of his grandfather was the initial impulse behind the documentary “Weaving the Past: Journey of Discovery.”

U.S. Companies Under Pressure to End Animal Tests as Europe Bans the Sale of Cosmetics Tested on Animals

U.S. Companies Under Pressure to End Animal Tests as Europe Bans the Sale of Cosmetics Tested on Animals The sale of cosmetics tested on animals is now banned in the European Union -- Animal Defenders International is working hard to make America follow in their footsteps.

Bob Barker Spearheads New ADI Campaign to End Elephant Suffering at Fairs

Bob Barker Spearheads New ADI Campaign to End Elephant Suffering at Fairs Animal Defenders International has launched the first nationwide initiative in America against the use of elephants for entertainment. At the heart of the campaign is a new DVD narrated by Bob Barker entitled ‘No Fun For Elephants.’

ACIDIC opens for Hinder on their North American Tour!

ACIDIC opens for Hinder on their North American Tour! Southern California based alternative rock band ACIDIC will join Hinder on their North American tour kicking off February 21st in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Tickets and concert info are available at http://acidicband.com/

ACIDIC HITS THE ROAD AGAIN ON TRAPT “REBORN” TOUR

ACIDIC HITS THE ROAD AGAIN ON TRAPT “REBORN” TOUR Southern California based alternative rock band ACIDIC joins Trapt on Tour kicking off January 17th in Seattle, Washington and ending February 10th in Clifton Park, New York. Tickets and concert info available at http://acidicband.com/

Rose-Tu’s Baby Must Not Be Handed to Elephant Abusers

Rose-Tu’s Baby Must Not Be Handed to Elephant Abusers We are appalled at the prospect of Rose-Tu's baby being handed over to Have Trunk Will Travel, considering the abuse seen on our video, and call upon the Oregon Zoo to rescind the agreement, in light of the evidence we have provided

TANNA FREDERICK AND ROBERT STANDLEY STAR IN N. RICHARD NASH’S CLASSIC “THE RAINMAKER”

TANNA FREDERICK AND ROBERT STANDLEY STAR IN N. RICHARD NASH’S CLASSIC “THE RAINMAKER” “The Rainmaker” is a classic romantic comedy written by N. Richard Nash. Presented by The Rainbow Theater Company in association with Edgemar Center for the Arts. Starring Tanna Frederick.

The American Highway is No Place For Elephants

The American Highway is No Place For Elephants Accident in Mississippi increases calls from Animal Defenders International (ADI) for an end to the use of wild animals in traveling circuses.

Bob Barker to Receive Lord Houghton Award

Bob Barker to Receive Lord Houghton Award The Lord Houghton Award is given to Bob Barker in recognition of his lifetime achievements for animals, his generosity, and his campaigning leadership – from ending every show with a plea for owners to neuter pet to presenting evidence to Congress

Hart Getzen's "Echo's Revenge" Kicks Off The Summer Reading Season!

Hart Getzen's "Echo's Revenge" Kicks Off The  Summer Reading Season! Parents! Are you looking for a fun and entertaining book for your kid to read this summer? Hart Getzen’s Echo’s Revenge is the answer for the gamer who would rather kill a few zombies in their video game than kill an hour reading a book.

Tanna Frederick, Iowa native, Project Cornlight Founder and Hollywood actor, to be honored with 2012 CineCause Award at Julien Dubuque International Film Festival

Tanna Frederick, Iowa native, Project Cornlight Founder and Hollywood actor, to be honored with 2012 CineCause Award at Julien Dubuque International Film Festival Critically acclaimed actress Tanna Frederick, who is the Founder of Project Cornlight (www.ProjectCornlight.org), adds another accolade to her resume this weekend as she is honored at the inaugural Julien Dubuque International Film Festival

Tanna Frederick to Star in Henry Jaglom's "The 'M' Word" -Romantic Comedy is Latest Film from Director Henry Jaglom

Tanna Frederick to Star in Henry Jaglom's "The 'M' Word" -Romantic Comedy is Latest Film from Director Henry Jaglom Tanna Frederick will star in indie film director Henry Jaglom’s romantic comedy “The ‘M’ Word.” Corey Feldman (Lost Boys), Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos) and Francis Fisher (Janie Jones) will co-star

Filmmaker Daron Ker-Bridging the Gap Between Cultures

Filmmaker Daron Ker-Bridging the Gap Between Cultures For filmmaker Daron Ker, bridging the gap between the two cultures is at the root of his passion for storytelling and the driving force behind his burgeoning career

Michelle Danner and The Actor's Golden Box

Michelle Danner and The Actor's Golden Box The Acting Studio at Edgemar Center for the Arts presents The Actor’s Golden Box, a two-day intensive program of training taught by renowned acting coach Michelle Danner.

ACIDIC's New Album "Chronic Satisfaction" to be Released September 20th-Single "Uninspired" Available Now

ACIDIC's New Album "Chronic Satisfaction" to be Released September 20th-Single "Uninspired" Available Now Los Angeles based alternative rock band ACIDIC is gearing up for the highly anticipated release of “Chronic Satisfaction,” their 3rd full-length album, on Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Dr. Nathaniel J. Williams Goes Overseas To Visit America's Troops for Black History Month

Dr. Nathaniel J. Williams Goes Overseas To Visit America's Troops for Black History Month Author and motivational speaker, Dr. Nathaniel J. Williams, will visit troops this February and March as part of an Armed Forces Entertainment tour in celebration of Black History Month.

Tanna Frederick Stars in "Sylvia" at Edgemar Theatre Opening May 20

Tanna Frederick Stars in "Sylvia" at Edgemar Theatre Opening May 20 Earlier this year, Tanna Frederick was a hit in “Sylvia” at the Sierra Madre Playhouse. Now she brings the remounted production to the Westside with award-winning director Gary Imhoff and award-winning production designer Joel Daavid

Michelle Danner Directs Feature Film "Hello Herman"

Michelle Danner Directs Feature Film "Hello Herman" Michelle Danner, Artistic Director at Edgemar Center of the Arts and one of the most successful acting coaches in Hollywood, is directing the film version of John Buffalo Mailer´s "Hello Herman" starring Norman Reedus and Garrett Backstrom

Joan Benedict Steiger - Honored at Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival

Joan Benedict Steiger - Honored at Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival Joan Benedict Steiger Honored At Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival

Stephen Francis Jones Designs Manhattan Beach Post

Stephen Francis Jones Designs Manhattan Beach Post When celebrity chef David LeFevre, formerly of The Water Grill in downtown Los Angeles, thought up the challenging design of creating a space for his hip new eatery Manhattan Beach Post, he sought out SFJones Architects

DENVER FILM SOCIETY TO SCREEN “THE LONELIEST ROAD IN AMERICA” STARRING DENVER NATIVE COLIN MICHAEL DAY, MAY 5

       DENVER FILM SOCIETY TO SCREEN “THE LONELIEST ROAD IN AMERICA” STARRING DENVER NATIVE COLIN MICHAEL DAY, MAY 5 The Denver Film Society will host a screening of “The Loneliest Road in America” on Thursday, May 5th at 7 pm at the Denver FilmCenter/Colfax, followed by a Q&A session with the film’s director Mardana Mayginnes and its star Colin Michael Day.

Actress Joan Benedict Steiger To Star in "Dead Border"

Actress Joan Benedict Steiger To Star in "Dead Border"
“I’m still learning after all these years,” says Joan Benedict Steiger. Even after a prolific career spanning stage, screen, and television – and inspiring romances with three devoted men – the veteran actress still finds each role a new challenge to experience and new terrain to explore

Tanna Frederick Stars in "Sylvia" at Sierra Madre Playhouse

Tanna Frederick Stars in "Sylvia" at Sierra Madre Playhouse Tanna Frederick is currently starring in "Sylvia" at the Sierra Madre Playhouse, running now through February 19.

Tanna Frederick Stars in "Queen of the Lot"

Tanna Frederick Stars in "Queen of the Lot" Henry Jaglom´s "Queen of the Lot," starring Tanna Frederick and Noah Wyle, is currently playing in theaters nationwide

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