Articles by Georja Umano

“Sweeney Todd” Review: Great Moments in New Production of Pacific Opera Project

“Sweeney Todd” Review: Great Moments in New Production of Pacific Opera Project Great musical moments arise, like the smell of baking pie

Lion Ark Gala Fundraiser: A Love Fest for Animal Advocates

Lion Ark Gala Fundraiser: A Love Fest for Animal Advocates Hundreds of animals lovers came out to Lion Ark Gala to celebrate the great work of Animal Defenders International, their new feature documentary LION ARK, and honor Bob Barker and Jorja Fox

A.D.I.'s Lion Ark Gala: Get Tickets Now for Star-Studded Fundraiser for Animals!

A.D.I.'s Lion Ark Gala: Get Tickets Now for Star-Studded Fundraiser for Animals! Lion Ark Night tickets are now available for an Oct. 13 star-studded gala evening in the Hollywood Hills

Circus PAWS Review: Fabulous and Cruelty Free

Circus PAWS Review: Fabulous and Cruelty Free Fabulous animal free circus challenges the concept of old fashioned animal abusive entertainment

Don Giovanni at LA Opera Review: Sublime and Yet Disturbing

Don Giovanni at LA Opera Review: Sublime and Yet Disturbing Mozart's Don Giovanni is a frivolous comedy of flirtations and attempted seductions, but the story is framed within an ominous tragedy

Circus PAWS Is Coming! - Magical Entertainment Without Animals

Circus PAWS Is Coming! -  Magical Entertainment Without Animals CIRCUS PAWS - it needs no animals to be spectacular - will be playing three shows only Sept. 29 and 30

The Two Foscari Review: LA Opera Dazzles With A Brilliant Production

The Two Foscari Review: LA Opera Dazzles With A Brilliant Production The Two Foscari (I Due Foscari), for all its many charms, is an opera which is rarely mounted

"The Chicago 8" Review: A Riveting New Film

"The Chicago 8" Review: A Riveting New Film This movie could encourage activists today and all Americans to remember what our basic rights are

Elephant Room at the Kirk Douglas Review - Artful and Zany Magic!

Elephant Room at the Kirk Douglas Review - Artful and Zany Magic! Three zany magicians update some old parlor tricks with new gags in a series of wacky comedy sketches

Comedy Benefit for Harvest Home - Another Reason to Love Raymond!

Comedy Benefit for Harvest Home - Another Reason to Love Raymond! Ray Romano, Jason Alexander, Cheryl Hines and Wendy Liebman entertain for Harvest Home charity

Medium Thomas John - Down to Earth Psychic with Out of This World Visitors

 Medium Thomas John - Down to Earth Psychic with Out of This World Visitors This morning while chatting with psychic Thomas John, I was visited by my mother-in-law. This was a surprise, since she passed away in 2010

La Boheme Review - A Magical Production at LA Opera

La Boheme Review - A Magical Production at LA Opera La Boheme is built around some of Puccini’s most memorable and haunting arias of love

"Cosi Fan Tutte" Review - A Great New Production of Pacific Opera Project

"Cosi Fan Tutte" Review - A Great New Production of Pacific Opera Project Pacific Opera Project’s production of Mozart’s “Cosi fan Tutte” is hilarious and creative

"The Eyes of Thailand" Review - Documenting the Power of Love

"The Eyes of Thailand" Review - Documenting the Power of Love "The Eyes of Thailand"is the interconnected story of two global issues: the plight of the Asian elephant, and the continued suffering caused by land mines

Elephant Summit 2012 Sponsored by P.A.W.S.- Day Three: Saving Wildlife Means Saving Habitat

Elephant Summit 2012 Sponsored by P.A.W.S.- Day Three: Saving Wildlife Means Saving Habitat Elephant Summit attendees were treated to leading edge insights into the natural lives of elephants in the wild

Elephant Summit 2012 Sponsored by P.A.W.S.-Day Two: Replacing Cruelty With Caring

Elephant Summit 2012 Sponsored by P.A.W.S.-Day Two: Replacing Cruelty With Caring Slowly the public is becoming more aware of the sad and torturous lives of many elephants in captivity today

Elephant Summit 2012 Sponsored by P.A.W.S.- Day One: Dynamic Activism

Elephant Summit 2012 Sponsored by P.A.W.S.- Day One: Dynamic Activism The Elephant Summit, sponsored by PAWS Sanctuary brings together dynamic elephant activists from around the world

ElephantVoices Fundraiser - An Exciting Visit with Elephant Expert Dr. Joyce Poole

ElephantVoices Fundraiser - An Exciting Visit with Elephant Expert Dr. Joyce Poole World renowned elephant communicator and scientist Dr. Joyce Poole and her partner Petter Granli have made a recent stop in Los Angeles

American Night at the Kirk Douglas Review - Whacking Off Thru History!

American Night at the Kirk Douglas Review - Whacking Off Thru History! Richard Montoya's new play, American Night: The Ballad of Juan Jose, at the Kirk Douglas is a hilarious and touching look at a Mexican immigrant studying for his U.S. citizenship test

Sheldrick Wildlife Trust - An Elephant Knows When There Is Love In Your Heart (Part 2 of 3)

Sheldrick Wildlife Trust - An Elephant Knows When There Is Love In Your Heart (Part 2 of 3) There is much love in the hearts of the founders and keepers of the abandoned baby elephants and raise them to be thriving and wild

Experiencing Sharon-Lee Brow Wow Eyebrow Treatment

Experiencing Sharon-Lee Brow Wow Eyebrow Treatment Australian Eyebrow guru Sharon-Lee hopes to pluck away at the L.A. beauty market

Albert Herring at LA Opera Review - Operatic Farce

Albert Herring at LA Opera Review - Operatic Farce Albert Herring is a comic chamber opera, with an orchestra of just 13, by British composer Benjamin Britten

Simon Boccanegra at LA Opera Review - A Phenomenon!

Simon Boccanegra at LA Opera Review - A  Phenomenon! Giuseppe Verdi's Simon Boccanegra at LA Opera starring Placido Domingo is an operatic and cultural phenomenon

Mark Taper's "Clybourne Park" Review: Contrasting Two Plays

Mark Taper's "Clybourne Park" Review: Contrasting Two Plays Two inter-connecting plays, Clybourne Park and A Raisin in the Sun, run simultaneously for a fascinating comparison

Kirk Douglas "A Raisin in the Sun" Review - Riveting and Masterful

Kirk Douglas "A Raisin in the Sun" Review - Riveting and Masterful Kirk Douglas Theatre’s production of Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, directed by Phylicia Rashad, is a wonderful, masterful theatrical event not to be missed

Sheldrick Wildlife Trust - How To Save An Elephant (Part 1 of 3)

Sheldrick Wildlife Trust  - How To Save An Elephant (Part 1 of 3) Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is a small but bright beacon of hope and love in a world of danger for elephants

Roméo et Juliette at LA Opera Review - Opera at Its Best

Roméo et Juliette at LA Opera Review - Opera at Its Best Charles Gounod's adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (Roméo et Juliette) premiered Sunday afternoon, November 6 at LA Opera

Sheldrick Wildlife Trust - I Have Two Families - My Family at Home and My Elephant Family (Part 3 of 3)

Sheldrick Wildlife Trust  - I Have Two Families - My Family at Home and My Elephant Family (Part 3 of 3) Elephants are so human and so lovable that being close to them can bring up mystical feelings

Cosi Fan Tutte at LA Opera Review - Lovely and Lyrical

Cosi Fan Tutte at LA Opera Review - Lovely and Lyrical You can't beat this rendition of Mozart, although as opera it's a bit staid

Diamond Not Furs - A Gala Celebration for Animal Welfare

Diamond Not Furs - A Gala Celebration for Animal Welfare Diamonds Not Furs, a glamorous West Hollywood gala, proves to the world that you don't need animal fur to put on the Ritz

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