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 By Daniel Margolis    Arts    July 21, 2017 

Forty Years Later: The Buzzcocks Electrify the Roxy Theater in West Hollywood

Last year, the historic classic rock music festival, "Desert Trip", sold out – twice. And this year, on June 29 and 30 at the Roxy Theater in West Hollywood, so did the Buzzcocks. The Buzzcocks are...

 
 By Ron Irwin    Arts    July 21, 2017 

Sequel to American Graffiti Serves Humor, Reminder of High School Quirks and Oddities

The year is 1958 and the location is Springfield High School or pretty much any high school in Anytown USA and it is senior prom night. The entertainment is being provided by four lovely young ladies...

 
 By Ron Irwin    Arts    June 19, 2017

I'm Too Fat For This Show: Kate Huffman rocks the Fringe Festival

In what is by far the most entertaining one person show I have ever seen anywhere anytime Kate Huffman is knocking it out of the park with her one woman show I'm Too Fat For This Show wrapping up...

 
 By Ron Irwin    Arts    May 18, 2017

Amazing Set, Acting Excellent, But Confusing Message

Imagine a family living on a beautiful farm by a lovely pond in Northern or perhaps Central California. There is a large family home and another smaller home occupied by an immigrant woman and her...

 
 By Ron Irwin    Arts    May 8, 2017

Deborah Cox is Nothing Short of Hypnotic in a Great Show That's Better Than Hamilton.

Experience love, magic, beauty, fear, humor, jealousy, triumph, mystery and nearly every imaginable human emotion along with one of the best vocal performances on earth in the explosive masterpiece...

 
 By Ron Irwin    Arts    May 5, 2017

Rocky Collins is Making It as an Actor on the Hollywood Stage

I have spent my entire life to some extent in and around the entertainment industry. My dad was a band leader and drummer. When I was only 5 years old I was a model and apparently some level of actor...

 
 By Ron Irwin    Arts    April 29, 2017

Poisoned Milk: A powerful performance with the Right Nuance at WeHo's Lounge Theatre

This tightly written tragic/comedy/drama earned a coveted Pulitzer Prize for Best Drama for its creator David Lindsay-Abaire in 2007. Ten years later it has arrived on a Los Angeles Stage at the warm...

 
 By Ron Irwin    Arts    April 13, 2017

'Supper' this is one meal you will never forget. With "Red Helen" at the Theatre of Note in Hollywood

Four brothers of an extremely wealthy and privileged family gather in Japan for the marriage of the one brother least likely to marry, that is the one clearly least likely to marry a woman. They have...

 
 By Ron Irwin    Arts    April 3, 2017

At a British Prep School, A Small Group of Divergent Young People Transformed Rock Forever

The setting is a pleasant British prep school where a small group of divergent young men and women gather to exchange words, dreams and ideas. At first the banter is light, a bit sassy and often funny...

 
 By Ron Irwin    Arts    April 1, 2017

When An American soldier in Paris meets a mysterious beautiful young Parisian dancer

It is the Tony Award winning stage version of the 1951 multiple Oscar winning film classic "An American in Paris" and it is nothing short of spectacular. Few moments in history could equal or exceed...

 

Abundant Mendacity, Greed, Superficiality and Sexuality as a Dysfunctional Family Connives

'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' launches Anteaus Theatre Company new home. To kick off its brand new and I will say dazzlingly facility in Glendale, California the just completed Kiki & David Gindler...

 
 By Observer Staff    Arts    March 27, 2017

Rain Pryor Stars in Fried Chicken and Latkes at Braid Theatre in Santa Monica

Santa Monica, CA (March 16) - Rain Pryor's sold-out solo tour-de-force, Fried Chicken and Latkes, is extended to June 3 at The Braid, home of Jewish Women's Theatre (JWT), 2912 Colorado Ave., #102,...

 
 By Zane    Arts    March 27, 2017

Playing For Change Foundation Announces 10th Anniversary Celebrations

In the summer of 2007, South Africa was selected as the nation to establish the first Playing For Change Foundation school, launching the vision of globally linked programs uniting the world through...

 
 By Ron Irwin    Arts    March 25, 2017

'The Snow Geese' a family story in review, written by Sharr White and Directed by David Melville

The story is set in November of 1917. Elizabeth Gaesling [played by Melissa Chalsma] is the recently widowed family matriarch. Her and other family members gather at their hunting lodge for some...

 
 By Adam Wolman    Arts    March 15, 2017

"Uncondemned" at Human Rights Watch Film Club at New Roads School in Santa Monica

The award-winning movie The Uncondemned will be featured at a special Human Rights Watch screening Sunday, April 9, 2017. The film will be presented by the Human Rights Watch Film Club at New Roads...

 
 By Christine Peake    Arts    March 13, 2017

Santa Monica's Prestigious Artlab to Present Cameron Lee's Debut Art Show, "Flores Fatales"

Renowned artist Cameron Lee and husband Rigel Cable (Rigel Gemini) have collaborated on their first creative project, "Flores Fatales". Inspired by the striking and wide-ranging beauty of flowers,...

 
 By Ron Irwin    Arts    March 11, 2017

'Disinherit the Wind' Where science and spirituality meet at the Complex [Ruby Theatre], 6476 Santa Monica

The show begins in a University lecture hall where Professor Bertram Cates is presenting an abundance of details about the biological and physical structure of the human body. Compelling are these...

 
 By Ron Irwin    Arts    February 26, 2017

'Finding Neverland' the joys of eternal youth at the Pantages Theater

We all know about Neverland right? It is that happy mystical place where we can all be children forever. Some might call it Congress while others will take a happier road and revel in the pure joy of...

 
 By Ron Irwin    Arts    February 16, 2017

'The Princess and the Frog' great fun – ribbit.

Let's get straight to the point here; this is a must see show for children ages 1 day to I'd say around 95 years or so. But, yeah the younger crowd will appreciate it the most. The show opens with a...

 

Artists Support Art for Empowerment Local nonprofit hosts art auction ArtWorks for Healing

Venice, CA- February 9, 2017- Inspired by the power of art, a diverse group of artists and curators have joined together for ArtWorks for Healing, a unique art auction and exhibition to raise funds...

 
 By Ron Irwin    Arts    February 12, 2017

'War Stories' is a play about love. At the Workout Studio in North Hollywood

Currently at the intimate yet charming theatre known as Actors Workout Studio this intriguing slice of theatrical life they call “War Stories” is in fact a complex and sometimes weird tale of...

 
 By Ron Irwin    Arts    February 3, 2017

Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution Sets a High Standard of Excellence

The Group Rep has a long and glorious history of presenting shows in the highest of theatrical quality proving time and again the truth which is it is the quality of the performance and not the size...

 

Chain Reaction Sculpture Undergoes Renovation in front of SM Courthouse

Chain Reaction is a peace monument and public art sculpture composed of a metal framework of stainless steel and fiberglass surrounded by concrete, depicting a mushroom cloud created by a nuclear...

 
 By Ron Irwin    Arts    December 7, 2016

Irving Berlin's "White Christmas: The Musical" Brings Holiday Joy at the Pantages Through Dec. 4

Well here we are at that magically time of year when Thanksgiving is a warm memory and Christmas is straight ahead. And here in Southern California that means that most of the trees still have...

 

Artists And Entrepreneurs Come Together To Create One-Of-A-Kind Converse 'Chucks' And Raise Awareness For Ocean Conservation

Select artists, celebrities, and entrepreneurs are helping raise awareness for ocean conservation through a Design Collaboration with Converse, in which each of them will custom design a pair of...

 

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