5 Movies With Historically Accurate Costumes That Made Critics Take Notice Filmmakers taking on the re-telling of historical events rely on hours of in-depth research to produce a film with unwavering historical accuracy from the moment the movie title flashes across the screen to the second the credits roll. Leather Stay from the 1700s. Courtesy […]

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DANCE AT THE DRIVE-IN A unique drive-in experience showcasing the very best dance films from around the world is headed to the Santa Monica College Bundy Campus – East Parking Lot. Each film will make its World, United States and/or Los Angeles premiere. The Drive-In programs are a unique selection of top-ranked dance films of […]

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A NEW WAY TO EXPERIENCE YOUR SYMPHONY Upping the virtual music concert spectrum, The San Francisco Symphony and Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen are presenting a new on-demand streaming service, SFSymphony+ (SFSymphony Plus). This membership-based service is now on sale at the cost of one ticket to a live concert! Priced at $120 for the entire […]

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YANCE FORD MODERATES Q&A PRIOR TO SCREENING with Laverne Cox, Sam Feder & Amy Scholder Beginning today, January 19 at 5pm PST, L.A.’s Hammer Museum will present a free screening of Sam Feder’s Disclosure on demand. Before the screening, producer and director Yance Ford moderates a Q&A with Disclosure director Sam Feder, producer Amy Scholder, and Emmy Award winner Laverne Cox. The […]

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RACE TO THE TOP James Hubert Blake was born in the nineteenth century and lived into his late nineties (He falsely claimed to have reached 100, but that’s show biz.) The eleventh child of parents born in slavery, he lived through two world wars, the depression, the civil rights movement and received the Medal of […]

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LEAPIN’ LIZZIE! I kept saying to folks, see it, see it. Then it became “You shoulda seen it.” Fortunately, the ephemerality of theater changes for one night only, as San Francisco’s Ray of Light Theatre brings back their 2015 production of Lizzie, featuring the original cast with Broadway’s Taylor Iman Jones, with special fresh performances […]

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THEY KEEP INTERROBANGING THEM OUT Easily one of the most exciting things to come out of the pandemic is Chicago’s Interrobang Theatre Project’s world premiere of The Spin (Stage and Cinema’s review here), written and directed by Spenser Davis. Continuing its Eleventh Season: Off The Record, exploring what happens when the world stops and life becomes virtual, […]

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THE RHYTHM IS HOT HOT HOTHOUSE Chicago-based HotHouse, The Center for International Performance & Exhibition since 1987, is bringing Cuba to you in Jazz Plaza: HotHouse Meets Havana, four nights of incredible music which streams Jan. 21-24, 2021, at 7pm CST. No other music I know of will get you going like Cuban jazz. And […]

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FOUR VEDDY BRITISH COMEDIES There was a bright, shining moment in the history of British film and it wore the banner: Ealing. The Ealing studios have been in operation since 1902, making them the oldest, still operating studios in the world. Their most recent productions include the popular series Beecham House, and the remake of Murder on […]

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NEED A REASON TO WATCH GREAT ONLINE CONCERTS? HERE’S Y. Beginning Monday February 1, 2021, NYC’s 92Y is presenting quite the cavalcade of concerts. From Emanuel Ax to Richard Goode and Daniil Trifoniv, this is the go-to place for the finest in classical music. The formidable lineup for 92Y’s winter/spring season of streaming concerts, February […]

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