THE MUSIC CENTER WELCOMES BACK PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY Los Angeles’s Music Center has a hit on its hands with its DANCE AT DUSK outdoor performance series. First, we had amazing tap dance with a live jazz combo, then American Ballet Theater, and this week is the great Paul Taylor Dance Company. Five in-person performances (June […]

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ONE-NIGHT-ONLY EVENT FROM ELEVATOR REPAIR SERVICE On June 23, the celebrated Off-Broadway theater company Elevator Repair Service will present The Tonight Zoom with Jordan Klepper A Celebration of Live Theatre (remotely) (and partially pre-taped), a virtual gala hosted by comedian Jordan Klepper (The Opposition with Jordan Klepper, The Daily Show). Klepper will interview ERS company members Vin Knight (Everyone’s Fine with Virginia […]

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Awesome Broadway fave Lillias White releases her first Solo Studio Album: Get Yourself Some Happy! Here she is, boys! The great Lillias White is releasing her first solo studio album, Get Yourself Some Happy!, out July 23, 2021. I caught Ms. White in a cabaret just before the pandemic shutdown, and that evening stays with […]

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SILLY PROCOPIO LEFT ME IN OSTRITCHES Well, last Sunday night, courtesy of Pacific Opera Project’s presentation of Don Procopio, I had my first foray to a live production since the pandemic put a pause on live performances (and as long as I’m alliterating, we packed a pleasant picnic perfect for piggery). While I had attended […]

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Performances Begin Monday, October 25, 2021 Opening Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at Stage 42 in New York City New performance dates have been announced for Trevor, the new musical that was in rehearsals ahead of its New York premiere when theaters shut down last spring. Trevor features book and lyrics by Dan Collins (Southern Comfort) and music by Julianne Wick Davis (Southern […]

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SUPERCALILINEUP Talk about coming back with a bang! Berkeley’s Cal Performances has announced its 2021–22 season, and the Bay Area is getting the best line-up I have seen since well before the pandemic shut everything down. The world’s greatest artists in jazz, classical, opera, pop, dance, theater, and more are heading to Berkeley, leaving you […]

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L.A. Theatre Works has commissioned a new audio theater adaptation of the classic Agatha Christie “whodunit” The Murder on the Links. The all-star cast includes Alfred Molina (as Christie’s most famous detective, Hercule Poirot), Simon Helberg, Adhir Kalyan, Joanne Whalley, Kevin Daniels, Edita Brychta, Darren Richardson, Jocelyn Towne and Matthew Wolf. Written by the BBC’s Kate McAll, who previously adapted the novels Frankenstein, Daniel Deronda and A Room with a View for […]

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HOW TO EFFECTIVELY USE THE TOP SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS Do you have a business or brand and are making use of the various different social media platforms but don’t seem to be finding much success from that? Are you looking for new and different ways in which you make the most out of your social […]

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Film Addiction: Benefits of Watching International Films No matter how old you are or what your lifestyle looks like, you will enjoy watching a film here and there. Sometimes, watching movies becomes addictive, especially if you are socially distancing. Film addiction isn’t necessarily negative, and you can gain a lot from watching international films in […]

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HELD TO RANSOM! Before reading Eve Golden’s exuberant biography, what little I knew of Anna Held came from the 1936 biopic The Great Ziegfeld and the 1980 Broadway musical Tintypes. The Anna of the film appears to be a relatively accurate portrayal, somewhat marred by Luise Rainer’s relentlessly winsome (albeit Oscar-winning) performance. Tintypes dismisses Held […]

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