Articles by Beverly Cohn

Under The Skin - Capsule Film Review

Under The Skin -  Capsule Film Review Under The Skin is a story that revolves around an alien who inhabits a human body

Rooney Mara Scores A Touchdown in “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints”

Rooney Mara Scores A Touchdown in “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” Rooney Mara was born into sports “royalty.” She is the daughter of Timothy Christopher Mara, executive of the New York Giants football team, and Kathleen McNulty, granddaughter of Art Rooney, Sr., founder of the Pittsburgh Steelers

The Lennon Sisters - America’s Sweethearts of Song - Star in Lennon Family Benefit Concert

The Lennon Sisters - America’s Sweethearts of Song - Star in Lennon Family Benefit Concert Many of us remember crowding around a black-and-white TV set every Saturday night to watch “The Lawrence Welk Show” featuring the adorable, squeaky-clean Lennon Sisters who entertained audiences on his show for thirteen years, beginning in 1965

A Peek Into British Politics - An Exercise in the Absurd

A Peek Into British Politics  - An Exercise in the Absurd The absurdity of global politics better than Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn, tickled audiences with their long-running BBC series "Yes Minister" and "Yes, Prime Minister," which unmercifully skewed the British political system.

“One Night In Miami…” On Stage at the Rogue Machine

“One Night In Miami…” On Stage at the Rogue Machine 'One Night in Miami' Invoking poetic license, Powers takes us through a hypothetical gathering of Clay’s closest three friends, all of whom are at pivotal points in their careers, and creates a powerful, entertaining evening of theatre.

Robert Davi On Animals, Mafia Justice, and How Indian Culture Influenced His Life

Robert Davi On Animals, Mafia Justice, and How Indian Culture Influenced His Life The name Robert Davi might not be immediately recognizable until you see his face and then you’ll remember that he one of the film industry’s quintessential tough guys going as far back to 1996 when he played a villain in “Profiler”

The “Iceman” Killeth With Michael Shannon

The “Iceman” Killeth With Michael Shannon Shannon is currently starring in Ariel Vromen’s film “The Iceman” in which he plays contract hit man Richard Kuklinski. Among the film’s co-stars are Ray Liotta, Winona Ryder, David Schwimmer, Chris Evans, Robert Davi, and a James Franco cameo

Downton Abbey Honored In Celebration of Britweek in Santa Monica

Downton Abbey Honored In Celebration of Britweek  in Santa Monica  With the toe-tapping 1920s music of Richard Halpern & His Band filling the air of the Fairmont Miramar Hotel’s luscious outdoor setting, smiling guests arrived attired in their finest vintage costumes

Theatre Review - “The Irish Curse”

Theatre Review - “The Irish Curse”  “The Irish Curse,” a rip-roaring comedy/drama that ultimately delves deeply into the psychological effects on men who are anatomically challenged and how it impacts on their lives

Theater Review Sideways - The Play

Theater Review Sideways - The Play   Pickett has adapted his novel and turned it into a captivating World Premiere theatrical version currently on stage at the Ruskin Group Theatre

Mutually Assured Destruction - A Guest Production at the Odyssey Theatre

Mutually Assured Destruction - A Guest Production at the Odyssey Theatre Director Hanauer’s dynamite cast, coupled with a clever script, makes for a light-hearted evening of theatre and in the words of the Bard, “All’s Well That End’s Well” or a mutually assured evening of enjoyment

Theatre Review - By The Way, Meet Vera Stark

Theatre Review  -  By The Way, Meet Vera Stark “By The Way, Meet Vera Stark,” which takes us through the life and times of Stark, premiered at the Second Stage Theatre in New York and makes its West Coast debut at the Geffen Playhouse

“The Gift” - “….Full of Sound and Fury, Signifying Nothing….” (Shakespeare’s Macbeth)

“The Gift”  -  “….Full of Sound and Fury, Signifying Nothing….”  (Shakespeare’s Macbeth) Australian playwright Joanna Murray-Smith’s “The Gift” recently premiered at the Geffen Playhouse and this is one gift you might want to return

Celebrity Interviews,Mark Webber - Up Close & Personal

Celebrity Interviews,Mark Webber - Up Close & Personal Mark Webber is a talented, sensitive young filmmaker whose latest film, “The End of Love,” which he wrote, directed, and starred in, is a semi-biographical, beautifully crafted story about the struggles of a widower father

Celebrity Interviews, Danny Boyle - Up Close & Personal

Celebrity Interviews, Danny Boyle - Up Close & Personal Boyle’s latest film, ‘Trance,” is an action-packed mystery crime thriller with fascinating twists and turns that begin with the heist of a valuable Goya painting that goes awry

Dennis Quaid is Back on the Farm in “At Any Price”

Dennis Quaid is Back on the Farm in “At Any Price” Texas born and bred, Dennis Quaid is a consummate actor whose impressive acting career has been on-screen since 1977 when he played a baseball pitcher in “I Never Promised You a Rose Garden.” Since then, he has appeared in over 70 films

Colin Firth & Emily Blunt Discuss “Arthur Newman” and Obsessions & Other Personal Revelations

Colin Firth & Emily Blunt Discuss “Arthur Newman” and Obsessions & Other Personal Revelations Colin Firth does it again in his 360-degrees different character of Arthur Newman in the film of the same name. Co-starring Emily Blunt, the film explores the quest for life-changing decisions and takes the viewer through that odyssey

“I’m Not Rappaport” Review - On Stage at the Pico Playhouse

“I’m Not Rappaport” Review - On Stage at the Pico Playhouse In a tribute to Herb Gardner’s brilliant play which, through his comically sharp dialogue, explores a myriad of social issues, not only has this play survived the passage of time, but is as relevant and funny today as it was twenty-eight years ago

Celebrity Interviews, Benjamin Bratt - From Law & Order Detective to Drug Dealer

Celebrity Interviews, Benjamin Bratt  - From Law & Order Detective to Drug Dealer Benjamin Bratt is a familiar face both on television and on the big screen. His breakout role was that of detective Rey Curtis playing opposite the legendary Jerry Orbach in the long-running television series “Law & Order”

Morgan Freeman Interview – The Man With The Velvet Voice

Morgan Freeman Interview – The Man With The Velvet Voice Morgan Freeman’s vast body of consistently solid work, an actor who has graced the both the big and little screens with calm determination and a most distinctive voice. He is held in the highest esteem as one of Hollywood’s most respected actors

Belgium - A Gastronomical Delight Eat, Drink, And Be Merry

Belgium - A Gastronomical Delight  Eat, Drink, And Be Merry The gastronomical experience you’ll have in Belgium surely cannot begin to prepare you for the tasty days that lie before you in this tiny, pure white diamond of a country

Angelina Jolie Interview - Frank Talk on Her Directorial Debut

Angelina Jolie Interview  - Frank Talk on Her Directorial Debut Angelina Jolie,the most famous, most photographed woman in the world whose significant other, Brad Pitt, is equally as famous as both an actor and activist

Belgium: A Gastronomical Delight Eat, Drink, And Be Merry

Belgium:  A Gastronomical Delight  Eat, Drink, And Be Merry Part 1 focused on Li Cwerneu, a restaurant located in the town of Huy, whose “Cuisine Intuitive” earned owner/chef Arabelle Meirlaen a Michelin star. Part 2 is a general overview of some of the most famous, mouth-watering taste experiences of Belgium

Ojai – A Little Piece of Heaven Off the 101

Ojai – A Little Piece of Heaven Off the 101 Ojai – a soothing retreat from the assaults of every day Los Angeles living and the Ojai Visitors Bureau wants you to experience it for yourselves

Good People - Theatre Review

Good People - Theatre Review The playwright explores the life and times of a colorful cast of characters who struggle with friendships, betrayal, unemployment, financial challenges, desperation, single parenting, and a host of topics with which these folks are dealing

Why We Have a Body - Theatre Review

Why We Have a Body - Theatre Review “Why We Have A Body,” a Rainbow Theatre Company production currently being performed at the Edgemar Center for the Arts

Belgium: A Gastronomical Delight... Eat, Drink, And Be Merry

Belgium:  A Gastronomical Delight...  Eat, Drink, And Be Merry Belgium surely cannot begin to prepare you for the tasty days that lie before you in this tiny, pure white diamond of a country

Upclose and Personal with Actor Danny Arroyo - One of The Stars of 'Hercules Saves Christmas'

Upclose and Personal with Actor Danny Arroyo - One of The Stars of 'Hercules Saves Christmas' Born in the Bronx, New York, Danny Arroyo has always had a knack for acting. In between football and reading the art of acting unknowingly grew on him as a career. Till this day, Danny Arroyo has acted with some of Hollywood's most elite actors

Noel Coward’s “Private Lives” Theatre Review - An Outrageous Comedy of Manners

Noel Coward’s “Private Lives” Theatre Review -  An Outrageous Comedy of Manners Every once in a while a production comes along that is sheer perfection. Noel Coward’s timeless “Private Lives,” on stage at the International City Theatre, at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, is one of those rare theatrical experiences

Interview with Top Chef Finalist Stefan Richter - Frank Talk Outside the Kitchen About Food, Relationships and Marriage

Interview with Top Chef Finalist Stefan Richter - Frank Talk Outside the Kitchen About Food, Relationships and Marriage Following sampling a delightful array of dishes from his L.A. Farm tasting menu, your reporter sat down with this most lively, spirited chef for an interview that has been edited for print purposes.

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