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ASCAP honors Rhythm & Soul songwriters at its 18th Annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards.
A classic Adam Sandler film for everyone in the family!
Lingerie line Forplay 2nd Annual Halloween Costume Couture Fashion Show at Area nightclub attracts so many celebrities and fashionistas that many were left waiting outside.
The ultimate 'self-help' guide for becoming more graceful and elegant.
Veronica Pereira knows how to flatter the flawless with her Spring 2005 clothing line, Lola Dean.
Kevan Hall reminds us of the beauty of femininity by taking us back to the Golden Age Of Hollywood through fashion.
A crowd of 12,000 watched three-time Olympic Medalist Joe Fargis ride to victory in the finale to Grand Prix Super Sunday at the 2005 Hampton Classic Horse Show and close out the Hamptons social season
Audrey Hepburn-esque glamour meets high stakes betting in the race for a million-dollar purse at the Pacific Classic
UFOs spotted in Chicago? The Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard all gathered near Lake Michigan for this event.
The Queen Mary 2, the newest and most luxurious ship launched by the Cunard line in January last year has celebrated her very first birthday
Ol! Tapas Bar & Spanish Restaurant is the perfect substitute to the usual "greasy spoon" late-night meal options within the Valley
Buenos Aires is an amazing city but will be better enjoyed if you have special insider information that cannot be gained in a guidebook
Sharon Elaine is the new hip Chicago designer making headwaves with her leather contour straps that are inexpensively stylish
10th Annual Key to a Cure Gala on November 4th at L.A.s Wilshire Grand hotel attracted celebrities, V.I.P.s, and some of Californias top medical professionals
Stars and fashion lovers gather at Area for Forplays Annual Costume Couture Fashion Show
Elegance, timeless and versatility are just a few ways to describe Tart's 2007 Spring Collection shown at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios in Culver City, CA
Want to save thousands of dollars on an ultra-high-end audio or surround-sound speaker system? Let Simply Speakers transport you to back to the Golden Age of killer speaker systems.
The Gina 3G sound card offers professional-grade multi-channel audio recording and playback at a computer geek price point.
In a season when so many other New York designers are referencing the eighties, Marc Jacobs is kissing the decade goodbye
Complex Comedy is riveting and burst at the seams funny. From the talented students of "The Groundlings" and "Second City" comes a refreshing approach to improv/sketch comedy. If you love to laugh so hard that your tummy hurts, then you have to check out this innovative show.
In a season when so many other New York designers are referencing the eighties, Marc Jacobs is kissing the decade goodbye
A one stop cheat sheet about the Fall's Ready To Wear Runway and tips to get you looking like a fashion maven this season.
'Monster House' film review.
A Miracle Cure For Dead iPods
From his leisurely, yet confident saunter on stage to begin his first set, to the impassionate harmonica solo at the end of the show, G. Love simply beckons the crowd to move, shout and clap your hand and say "oh, yeah!".
Xavier Rudd returns to his second home base, Canada, to once again amaze his audience with his powerful performance, mesmerizing lyrics and memorable presence.
From hectic Los Angeles to the refined elegance of Afternoon Tea at The Fairmont Empress in Victoria, BC Canada...
The sensational stage show featuring the riotous rhythms and pounding pulsations that have thrilled audiences for more than a decade is back in Los Angeles for a limited engagement at the Pantages Theater.
What you want is music on demand. The question is: Can you get it? And drum roll, please the answer is YES!
An Inspiration Film is a movie that inspires us, lifts our spirit, or transforms our lives.
Do you dabble with goods and services focused on health, the environment, social justice, personal development and sustainable living?
A talented company takes an experimental approach to Shakespeare's Tempest with mixed results.
Slavas is one show you will never forget. The playful clowns will instill upon you a sense of childlike wonderment towards the beauty and hilarity that is life.
Playwright D.B. Levin goes behind-the-scenes of an insider trading scandal and finds cigarettes and laughter
"Send Me A Sign", a new release by Doug Binder, is a provocative and heartwarming true story filled with acceptance, love and "communication from beyond."
John Farmanesh-Bocca directs a brilliant production of Shakespeare's Othello at the MET Theater in Los Angeles.
Bringing whimsy and wonder to life for four straight nights, Dragon Tales Lives ignites energy.
PBSs top-rated childrens program, "Dragon Tales" arrives in Hollywood, live and on stage at Pantages Theatre.
Shakespeare with a Twist!
A comical look at the power women wield over men. No matter whether you serve or rule a woman can make you a fool!
A masterpiece of a play. The day the first black Director of an all-white art Foundation shows up for work so does captivating drama.
Curious Theatre's performance of Bryony Lavery's Frozen is a seamless combination of controversial issues, unique storytelling techniques, and suberb acting.
When two children commit an accidental murder, who will come to their aid? The Whizzit!
Looking for a cute musical to take the kids to but finding no luck? Answers within.
Toronto Funk Hip Hop Rock n' Rolls earns props for its line up of funkified, hip-hop-licious and rock n' rollable music, featuring: Matt York, Tomi Swick, Kamikaze Baby and KC Roberts and the Raw Blue.
Frederic Fekkai's gift soaps and beauty kits travel well this holiday season.
A contemporary production of Shakespeares Macbeth, about the unrelenting lure of absolute power borne of murderous ambition. Josh Costellos directing brings the well known story to a new setting, a modern day rubble strewn wasteland where men and women weave webs of deceit in a bid for ultimate power.
A review of Walt Disney's "Chicken Little"
American luxury carmaker takes on the best Europe has to offer with new super-sedan
San Francisco Folsom Street Fair 2005
Where black leather meets broad daylight
Jon Favreau's latest film about two brothers' journey into space appeals to families but ultimately fails to capture their imagination or attention.
The Antik Road Show was a true fashion spectacular. A real treat during LAs fashion week.
From white cotton dresses to bikinis and black body paint, Juan Carlos Obando reveals his vision for 2006.
Smashbox and Sephora host LA's first ever runway beauty show.
This is a critical review of "Proof," the Miramax film by John Madden that is in theaters now.
Tis the season for eerie thrillers, and Tracy Letts play, Bug, is sure to satisfy. Catch this well-written descent into madness at the Curious Theatre in Denver.
Japanese carmaker keeps it cubic with a modern masterpiece
The New China Chic, a breathtaking exhibit of Asian and Asian-American designers latest fashions, proves that the East and West harmonize exquisitely.
Italian director Pupi Avati strikes a chord with audiences in his musical portrayal of self-discovery and frienship, Ma Quando Arrivano Le Ragazze?
Anticipation was building for what could be the best of what Anvarian had to offer for Spring 2006 while Academy Award-winner Charlize Theron was being seated.
For most of us, the name Louis Verdad was first heard alongside Madonna during her Reinvention tour.
Designer Sue Wong captures the essence of "the ultimate female goddess archetype" in her Spring 2006 collection.
Cypress Hill producer turned chess enthusiast on his new collaboration with GZA, and the release party at J-Lo's club
Shopgirl is as beautiful as it is haunting.
Cinema Italian Style - "Shoeshine" Culture war: Neorealism vs. iPod, Vittorio De Sica vs. Steve Job, sex vs. digital death.
A critical review of Antonioni's Chung Kuo - Cina
Eclectic and essential WHO Concert DVD hits stores November 15th.
The Who announced on Friday October, 7th the forthcoming release of their new DVD box set, The Who: Tommy & Quadrophenia Live With Special Guests. In addition to the DVD set Samsung electronics also announced that they have kicked off a promotional campaign to coincide with the DVD release.
Interested in theater? Annie has everything you'd want and more!
Breasts go on the auction block for a good cause.
A review of Tom Stoppard's play, The Real Thing, which is playing at the Huntington Theater in Boston.
Even though Marijuana is illegal to smoke in the state of New York there were plenty of people smoking the kind bud. It was rumored that some was even passed out to attendees in tiny plastic cups.
Toyota's 2005 SUV stands tall alongside the giants of Sequoia National Park
Head-bopping and hip-jiving minus pretentiousness are the ingredients behind Strictly Roots third sold-out success. Nine Mile, Melissa Larkin and Matt York headline the annual music festival in Toronto, Canada.
The two time Tony award winner sings and dances her way through a retrospective of her career on the stage. But does an impressive life translate into an impressive play?
Shell out for charity
A witty and intellectual drama about love, relationships and writing
Director Evan Yionoulis captures the blurry line between art and reality in his portrayal of a couple who defines and redefines love.
Will Reality TV ever go too far? Eric Cobles satire, The Dead Guy, explores the TV fads potential for ludicrousness.
What is old is new again when the Blues Brothers 25th Anniversary DVD hits the streets today.
Our Lady Peace has been together for twelve years. Their music is radio-friendly, catchy - familiar - with just a hint of rawness.
WinDVD 7 Platinum surpasses its predecessor with enhanced features, superior video and audio performances, and a user-friendly interface. Enjoy a theater-quality movie experience just mouse clicks away.
Little Shop Of Horrors at OCPAC- All the cast members exuded confidence in their roles conveying passion in the execution of their lines. They demonstrated great chemistry with one another...
Katmanda Fashion Show, where the mannequins walk, talk, and even drink (sorry they do not make Julian Fries).
Wicked - The Broadway hit graces the Los Angeles stage, blowing away it's audiences.
Degrassi - Two of the stars of Degrassi discuss the show's controversial image and their own lives.
Free booze, Free food, Women; well two out of three isnt bad.
Deuce Bigalow; European Gigolo: the film that tells Europe what we really think of them.
Jade Cafe, a new raw fusion restaurant, opened its doors on July 29th with a celebration at Silverlake Yards...
Enophiles clinked their afternoon glasses away as vintages from over fifty wineries were poured, sipped, and made merry.
The Will Geer Theatricum's production of Arthur Miller's THE RIDE DOWN MT. MORGAN seek to find out what happens when the two halves of a man's life meet.
An L.A. night club fit for stars
Tall blondes, George Costanza, and Gallery C's openning recepition for 21.
A unique collaboration between Jaguar and a dozen cutting-edge artists served as the centerpiece to the ScopeHamptons Art Fair.
ALO weaved their music perfectly for the enthusiastic and SRO crowd.
Karen Lynne Gallerys third location greets Beverly Hills with a brand new genre of art.
This year's National Air Guitar Champion, the 'Rockness Monster,' strummed his way to victory at the Key Club in Hollywood.
Don Roos's novelistic "Happy Endings" finds the humor and beauty in the chaotic drama of life.
Back with a Bang--Melissa Bank's new novel "The Wonder Spot," dazzles readers again.
Inspirational and irrevent documentary introduces the world to quad rugby and the indefatigable athletes who compete in it.
As part of the Italian Summer program, the best of MIFF 2005 were screened at the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles.
"A Good Soldier," at the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble through August 7, examines classical questions of conscience and duty in the setting of the war in Iraq.
The Low Budget Summit on filmmaking presented by the 2005 Los Angeles Film Festival offered the essence of creating a film
Check out this summer's hottest bands in the "Rock This Way" tour.
One of southern California's favorite jazz clubs, experience fine northern Italian cuisine while listening to your favorite jazz artists live.
Doug Bruce was riding the subway one morning when the memory of his entire life suddenly vanished. "Unknown White Male" is the story of his search.
The Sedarises have met with much success in literature and the arts, and this play provides a full measure of evidence regarding why.
Twyla Tharps Movin Out rocked the house in the OC. Opening up to warm reviews across the country, the musical debut in 2002 and is still going strong. The story, conceived and directed by Twyla Tharp, about Billy Joels infamous characters as they travel through the turbulent times of the 20th century.
A film festival is not just movies; it is a place for gathered filmmakers to meet and learn about their business.
This endearing comedy proves to its audience that life isnt as hard as it looks and everyone can have a happy ending.
David Fenster explores desert locales and the existential mysteries of life in his minimalist feature debut.
In 2046, director Wong Kar-Wei examines the impact of memory as a self-construct and aphrodisiac.
Quirky comedy and a stellar cast add charm Jim Jarmusch's latest exercise in minimalism.
The well-organized and informative conference presented much-needed details for the filmmakers in attendance
The Los Angeles Film Festival presented the Low Budget Summit at the Directors Guild of America.
When a Chicago art dealer goes to North Carolina to meet her new husband's family, she discovers a whole new world called The South.
The Los Angeles Film Festival hosts a Winner!
An eerie, slow-moving film inspired by the last days of Kurt Cobain.
It some ways Yes is a valiant attempt; one just
wishes it were a more successful one.
A former student re-visits Brackhage's work, and finds it as un-relatable as the first time around.
Nine women, nine lives, nine decisions.
Desparate housewives just don't live on Wisteria Lane.
This movie classic introduces us to the first sex symbol of the silver screen.
Mental illness is a powerful opponent.
Boston, March 17, 1990. Two thieves dressed as policemen steal thirteen priceless paintings. The art is still missing. The mystery remains.
These three one-act plays will allow you to relax for the evening while they give you a different point of view on how to see things.
Caanan Brumley's visceral exercise in cinema verite gives audiences a first person look at life in a Marine boot camp.
In "The Beautiful Country", a young man leaves his home in Vietnam in search of his American dream--and the father that left him behind.
Promedio Rojo's Writer/director Nicoles Lopez' hilarious feature debut takes on freaks, geeks, comic books and the pitfalls of high school.
The Quarterly Report is a low-budget pleasure in a big-budget town.
Yes is a love story for humanity.
La Sierra is a gripping and emotional documentary that captures a story of three people trying to survive in the barrios of Medellin, Colombia.
Compelling material, admirably staged and artfully directed, powerfully acted, stays with you long after the last curtain call.
The North American Premiere of David Jacobson's mixed-genre tale of pain and delusion in his vision of San Fernando Valley
Six separate stories, all named Sex, interlaced on a single stage - you'd think somebody would get some action!
Silence is not always golden as this entertaining theatre production proves.
The Lords of Dogtown, the Sultans of Skateboarding finally get their props.
Does God Sing like Ehtel Merman? Who knows? But the journey to find out is quite interesting.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie smolder in Doug Liman's new action/romance/comedy.
Oddly enough, as the Yeah Yeah Yeahs took the stage, the room suddenly emptied. I sort of got the impression that they were the main attraction for the evening, and never seeing them live before, I was looking forward to it.
Smashbox Cosmetics new cream to powder foundation called Conversion... are you in Foundation limbo? Read on for a little clarity.
Friday, May 13th, Miguel Torres opens his new design studio downtown, making his unique and original styles more accessible to the public.
How many designers have you heard of that would do their very first Mercedes-Benz Fashion Show after being in business for 22 years? New York designer Liliana Casabal is the mastermind behind Morgane LeFay.
With great confection Jenni Kayne employs pseudo-couture detailing, combining silk and fur-trim, and a dutchess ruffle, a notable signature detail, seen throughout this seasons collection.
"Lips Together, Teeth Apart": A tale of fears, love, and making it work despite your differences.
Opening May 18, the darkest chapter in the Star Wars saga - Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.
Veteran Actor will take you on a journey through the New York of his youth.
LaScala Optics puts the Opera in your lap.
Crash unreels a collection of searing and painful situations stripped of all context and devoid of any balance.
Wine, celebrities, and ultra feminine rock and roll inspired couture...What more could you ask for?
Hip, Los Angeles-based label Naqada makes hip, ready-to-wear clothes for men and women.
Two up-and-coming Italian designers make their U.S. debut at Smashbox Studios during L.A.'s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
Innovative label Gaelyn and Cianfarani unveils its Fall 2005 collection at Fashion Week L.A.
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This work of the internationally acclaimed political satirist sputters more than it skewers.
Turn your whole body into a sweet treat with this smoothing brown sugar scrub from Cake Beauty Products.
Presenting Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's "The Threepenny Opera" is a formidable challenge for at least three reasons, and even the most modest production is measured against the best that have gone before.
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In a town where celebrity spotting is an integral part of everyday life, the spotting of Anna Wintour at the Carlos Rosario show was noteworthy
"A lot like love" is a story of a whirlwind romance filled with chance encounters, devastating breakups, and lots of laughs.
A mix of Eastern Geisha girls socializing in nightclubs inspired Maggie Barry for her collection at LAFW.
No one should be too surprised the sequel is so comparable to the original. It's put together by all the same cast, crew, and producers.
Suss's designs express major comfort with a truly huggable style!
Beeson's fashions inspire a glamorous feel to easy going modern styles.
Beach-goers armed with Keune's Ultimate Sun Care Line, hit the sands worry free.
Drew Barrymore is the queen of quirky Romantic Comedies and shes back at it again in her new flick, Fever Pitch.
The acting is terrific, the direction subtle. But the writing is the real star of this movie.
Vegetarians can keep busy at the salad bar, but - let's be honest - this is a restaurant for meat lovers.
Challenging, edgy, even difficult. But there is plenty of meat here to dig into.
LushSpa, a unique new Day spa in Studio City, opened with a benefit for Friends & Helpers charity organization
NTi introduces Dragon Burn 4.0, the next generation of its affordable, effective CD/DVD Burning application for Mac OS X users.
FX Luminaire teams with Flower to the People to offer designers quality lighting and landscapes for stunning exterior projects.
Girls with curls will love this new option for straightening.
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March 3, 2005, Los Angeles, CA.
Sony has unveiled its newest monster to take over the world. It's a revolutionary portable device that can change the way we perceive personal entertainment
Playing through Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne reinforces a lesson that everyone learns as a child?you can't judge a book by its cover.
Charm is this movie's strong suit, and it's got plenty to burn.
Here's a breakthrough device that lets you cruise LA's freeways and watering holes while talking on your cellphone without having to raise your voice over the din.
Marketing and Publishing execs get ready for Adobe's latest creation, the "Creative Suite Premium Edition." This all you need to get your business to run smoother than ever before. Everything you need to become a publisher. Six powerful programs working together as one.
This Japanese imported title has a good blend of racing and RPG action
for a 10 year-old child!
Even her ensemble of cartoon voices can't distinguish Daily's stereotypical Hollywood tale.
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Saddle up ladies. Sephora introduces wild west-inspired spring products for that urban cowgirl in you.
Neutrino: A Comedy about Love, Coincidence, and Particle Physics
Stila Cosmetics offers countless options for a perfect pout - just in time for Valentine's.
Ready for that Valentine's close up? Transform your skin to satin using a personal microdermabrasion kit from the privacy of your own home.
A timeless, touchingly funny, delightful play at the Norris Performing Arts Center.
Brunettes: indulge in four new products designed to enhance shine and reflect rich tones.
Stuck in a beauty rut? Change your look with these new shades of silver and gold from stila.
Don't let winter weather ruin your beauty routine! Try these quick fixes to keep looking your best year-round.
This hillarious new comedy proves that not all fan mail goes unoticed.
Samsung, the global consumer electronics and information technology leader, has named Jung Soo Shin President and General Manager, Digital Consumer Electronics Division of Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Tired of dry winter skin wreaking havoc on your skin? Revitalize and replenish that glow with a Caribbean-inspired shower cream.
If you really want to make an impression on your sweetheart this February 14th then try a gift that's a little different then flowers and chocolate
OZOMATLI, KINKY, and JUANA MOLINA appeared together in an explosive concert at the Disney Concert Hall last Wednesday, December 22.
Italy throws its hat into the foreign language Oscar race with a powerfully affecting yet unsentimental look at father-son relations.
Richard Brinsky Sheridan's "The School For Scandal" reminds us that misunderstanding and coy sexual innuendo are not merely the stuff of television sitcoms.
Fans at Key Club heard many hours of heavy rock on December 2nd, as The Panic Channel, Doheny and The Tints performed for Indie 103.1's Christmas Show. Read the review and view pictures here.
Blink 182's Travis Barker creates a new sound of alternative rock with controversial new band The Nervous Return.
Joseph Beck's modern adaptation of 'The Merchant of Venice' debuts at the MET Theatre.
An interesting document, hilarious comedy and dramatic study of the pro bowler bundled into one, Christopher Browne's documentary entertains beyond expectation
Attempts at epic storytelling raise too much expectation, and ultimately fall short of the mark in this Macedonian Oscar submission
Hip Hop sportswear company takes a vacation.
Director Lars Buechel tells us an unusual story that proves that love is blind.
Kristen Stewart shines in "Speak," Jessica Sharzer's brilliant and inspiring feature debut.
Almodovar tribute at AFI Fest gives us "Talk To Her" - reminding us why Spain's finest auteur won the 2002 Oscar for best original screenplay
"Innocent Voices," Mexico's entry for the foreign language film Oscar is an inspiring story of life amid war.
The Frankie B Spring 2005 collection is a funky fashion fiesta.
Iron Fashions with bold colorful statements will make you stand up and take notice.
Jenni Kayne unites country club fashion and nightclub fashion in holy matrimony.
Rachel Pally's Spring 2005 collection is fun, feminine and colorful!
An thought provoking antiwar opus, Jean-Luc Godard's latest film is a masterpiece of cinematic poetry.
This Russian independent forces us to realize that war can destroy the minds of those who survive.
Santi Amodeo hurls us into the tumultuous journey of a recovering heroine addict as he faces love, fear, and possible rejection.
The official Oscar selection for Best Foreign Film warms us with the unique and resilient personalities of a community oppressed by war.
Asia Argento's controversial new film takes on child abuse.
Dick Rude captures Joe Strummer in the final months of his life displaying his passion for music, humanity, and his gratitude for the lives of those he touched.
A wild success in his native Germany, Marcus Mittermeier brings his shocking and darkly comedic directorial debut to the U.S.
Lenin at the Estonian Discotheque
Loren Marsh's darkly comic sophomore feature provides an affirmation of life by mocking death.
Tina Dupuy, a reputable stand up comic and satirist, delivers a one-women show that delves into the deepest realms of her life. The question is, "Does anyone care?"
Even paralysis can't stop her - Lyena Strelkoff comes out of her cocoon with 'Caterpillar Soup'
Pam Kay and The Tap Chicks bring some American classics to the Sierra Madre Playhouse.
Some say that comedy is tragedy plus time. But in Larry Gelbart's world, we can probably get there faster. Every joke, holds Gelbart, is a bitter truth. These truths are all-too self-evident in Gelbart's _Mastergate_.
UCLA hosts the 2004-2005 Year of the Arts celebration with hundreds of major cultural events planned throughout the academic year.