Articles by Georja Umano

Sacred Elephant at the Odyssey Theatre - Intimate and Compelling

Sacred Elephant at the Odyssey Theatre - Intimate and Compelling Jeremy Crutchley takes the audience to the essence of the elephant and shows why he must be rescued from his cruel fate at the hands of humans

LA Opera’s Streetcar - Turns Up The Heat, Loses The Sizzle

LA Opera’s Streetcar - Turns Up The Heat, Loses The Sizzle Tennessee Williams’ classic American drama, A Streetcar Named Desire, comes to life in an innovative reinterpretation composed by André Previn, with collaboration and performance by opera superstar Renee Fleming at the LA Opera.

'We Animals' National Museum of Animals and Society Exhibit - Important Photography and a New National Treasure

 'We Animals' National Museum of Animals and Society Exhibit - Important Photography and a New National Treasure The National Museum of Animals and Society Hosts Inspiring and Educational Exhibits and Hands On Events

Lions In The Limelight - Global March for Lions Roars Through Los Angeles

Lions In The Limelight - Global March for Lions Roars Through Los Angeles   A colorful Los Angeles funeral parade for lions will take place on March 15, as part of the Global March for Lions on the same day

LA Opera's Billy Budd - A Fascinating Study of Innocence Betrayed

LA Opera's Billy Budd - A Fascinating Study of Innocence Betrayed Although everyone on the ship’s crew really wants to save Billy, there is no way out for him

The Magic Flute at LA Opera Review- Stunning, Original, Magnificent

The Magic Flute at LA Opera Review- Stunning, Original, Magnificent LA Opera’s new production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute has to be one of the most imaginative presentations of that work - ever

Lion Ark the Movie and Fundraiser Review-- Go See This Film!!

Lion Ark the Movie and Fundraiser Review-- Go See This Film!! Lion Ark, a bright adventure-filled documentary and a must-see

Verdi's Falstaff at LA Opera Review - Witty, Energetic Fun

Verdi's Falstaff at LA Opera Review -  Witty, Energetic Fun Italian baritone Roberto Frontali delivers a hilarious presence and musical powerhouse in the lead role of Falstaff at LA Opera

Review of Elayne Boosler's Rescue-A True Story--A Wonderful Concert That Makes You Laugh and Cry

Review of Elayne Boosler's Rescue-A True Story--A Wonderful Concert That Makes You Laugh and Cry A beautiful creative new concert piece with story written and narrated by Elayne Boosler, Rescue-A True Story, delights and opens the hearts of the audience

LA Opera's Carmen Review - Revival Doesn't Live Up to Its Former Glory

LA Opera's Carmen Review - Revival Doesn't Live Up to Its Former Glory This is the third time in ten years LA Opera has revived the popular Bizet opera

The Mikado at Pacific Opera Project Review - Bright and Fun

The Mikado at Pacific Opera Project Review - Bright and Fun Pacific Opera Project (POP)'s "The Mikado" once again delivers a high energy, highly entertaining, modernized production of classic opera

Adama Vegan Comfort Food Restaurant Review - Great Eating in Santa Barbara

Adama Vegan Comfort Food Restaurant  Review - Great Eating in Santa Barbara Worth a trip to Santa Barbara to experience these unique vegan, gluten-free meals

Review of LA Opera's Tosca: Powerful and Insightful

Review of LA Opera's Tosca: Powerful and Insightful A Shakesperian director digs into the deepest meanings of Tosca at LA Opera

One Million Animal Gala: Farm Animal Rights Movement Wins the Hearts of Animal Lovers

One Million Animal Gala: Farm Animal Rights Movement Wins the Hearts of Animal Lovers Farm Animal Rights Movement makes a splash in Los Angeles with an historic protest and a glamorous Gala for animal advocates

Pacific Opera Project's Marriage of Figaro Review: Exciting Homegrown Talent Bring Mozart To Life

Pacific Opera Project's Marriage of Figaro Review: Exciting Homegrown Talent Bring Mozart To Life An all American cast find all the beautiful musical and comedic nuggets in Mozart's Marriage of Figaro at Pacific Opera Project

Animal Advocacy Museum Opening: Enthusiastic Activists Rush In

Animal Advocacy Museum Opening: Enthusiastic Activists Rush In The brand new Animal Advocacy Museum promises to be a dynamic place to learn about what's going on with animals and how to get involved

Animal Advocacy Museum To Open In Los Angeles!

Animal Advocacy Museum To Open In Los Angeles! Animal Advocacy Museum Launch Party on March 30, 2013

LA Opera's Cinderella: The Mice Steal the Show

LA Opera's Cinderella: The Mice Steal the Show LA Opera's lush and creative production of Giaoachino Rossini's Cinderella is enhanced by sniffing, scratching, scampering, rolling adorable mice

Pacific Opera Project’s Barber of Seville: Brilliance Cloaked in Rough and Tumble

Pacific Opera Project’s Barber of Seville: Brilliance Cloaked in Rough and Tumble With POP's Barber of Seville, Rossini's farcical story is updated as a Hollywood saga with celebrities, fans, rock stars and drugs--and even a homage to the LAPD

Dr. Winnie Kiiru: African Woman on the Rise

Dr. Winnie Kiiru: African Woman on the Rise Dr. Winnie Kiiru of Kenya is a powerful community and conservation organizer whose leadership is helping to save African elephants

LA Opera's The Flying Dutchman Review: Enthralling

LA Opera's The Flying Dutchman Review: Enthralling JULIE MAKEROV stepped in opening night to perform the lead female role in LAOpera's THE FLYING DUTCHMAN- with a bare 20 minutes notice and it is hard to imagine the piece reaching as great a success with anyone else

Hotel Barocco Review: Classy, Charming, and Welcoming Boutique in the Heart of Rome

Hotel Barocco Review: Classy, Charming, and Welcoming Boutique in the Heart of Rome Hotel Barocco is one of the best places you could stay in Rome -- classy, hospitable, and great location

Tortilis Camp in Amboseli Park, Kenya Review: Surprising and Delightful Luxuries In the Bush

Tortilis Camp in Amboseli Park, Kenya Review: Surprising and Delightful Luxuries In the Bush Tortilis Camp outside of Amboseli Park, Kenya, is a fun place to stay with many surprising delights, such as growing all its own organic vegetables

Satao Elerai Camp Review--Natural Beauty, Serenity, Luxury and Ecology at Amboseli Park, Kenya

Satao Elerai Camp Review--Natural Beauty, Serenity, Luxury and Ecology  at Amboseli Park, Kenya A lovely, artistic and very serene campsite made with local acacia trees awaits you, and your visit will help protect and conserve all that is wild and beautiful

Aberdare Country Club and The Ark Review: Sister Lodges That Offer Unique Leisure and Wildlife Viewing in Aberdare Park, Kenya

Aberdare Country Club and The Ark Review: Sister Lodges That Offer Unique Leisure and Wildlife Viewing in Aberdare Park, Kenya Staying at The Ark, modeled on Noah's Ark, in the middle of the jungle is a unique and thrilling nighttime experience and staying at the Aberdare Country Club you are surrounded by beauty and luxury

THE MARGARITA HOUSE Review: A Homey Bed and Breakfast in Karen Suburbs of Nairobi

THE MARGARITA HOUSE Review: A Homey Bed and Breakfast in Karen Suburbs of Nairobi The Margarita House is a homey and affordable place to stay when visiting the sights of Nairobi, Kenya

THE FIRST LUXURY ART HOTEL ROMA Review: Unsurpassed Sophistication, Style and Service

THE FIRST LUXURY ART HOTEL ROMA Review: Unsurpassed Sophistication, Style and Service The First Luxury Art Hotel Roma is a haven of modern art, sophistication and service--where the celebrities go when they want to be incognito

ANIMAL RIGHTS RESERVED--Urgent Care For Wildlife in Kenya

 ANIMAL RIGHTS RESERVED--Urgent Care For Wildlife in Kenya Animal Rights Reserved is a recently founded charity in Kenya which is taking aim at the problems of wildlife and the community

KONGONI LODGE at Kenya's Lake Naivasha Review – A Wonderland You Will Never Want to Leave

KONGONI LODGE at Kenya's Lake Naivasha Review – A Wonderland You Will Never Want to Leave Kenya's Kongoni Lodge is a dreamy, luxurious haven for tourists and wildlife too

Jan Creamer and Tim Phillips Interview - Founders of Animal Defenders International

Jan Creamer and Tim Phillips Interview - Founders of Animal Defenders International Animal Defenders International, one of the most effective animal rights organizations in the world, is headed by Jan Creamer and her husband Tim Phillips who are attacking animal cruelty around the globe

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