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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Small Engine Repair – film review by Pauline Adamek

L-R: Packie (Shea Whigham), Swaino (Jon Bernthal) and Frank Romanoski (John Pollono) also Ciara Bravo as Crystal Romanoski Laced with casual expletives, John Pollono’s Small Engine Rep…

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93rd Oscars® – Campaign Art by Pauline Adamek

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revealed the campaign art for the 93rd Oscars®.  The 2021 campaign illustrates this year’s tagline, “Bring Your Movie Love,” celeb…

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Monday, March 15, 2021

Nominations for the 93rd Academy Awards® by Pauline Adamek

Nominations for the 93rd Academy Awards® were announced today. Actor-producer Priyanka Chopra Jonas and singer, songwriter and actor Nick Jonas announced the 93rd Oscars® nominations t…

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo at Royce Hall – rebroadcast by Pauline Adamek

WHO: UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA) presents a rebroadcast of a recent concert performed here in L.A. by Ladysmith Black Mambazo.  On March 16, 2020, six days af…

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Delejos (from afar) by Pauline Adamek

Delejos (from afar) is a one-woman immersive theatrical experience incorporating story, song, light, and a sprinkling of magical realism to guide the audience through an “at-home VR experi…

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“HOUSE OF GUCCI” first look by Pauline Adamek

Lady Gaga (Patrizia Reggiana) and Adam Driver (Maurizio Gucci) in HOUSE OF GUCCI Director: Ridley Scott Cast: Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons, Jared Leto, Jack Huston L…

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Monday, March 8, 2021

Nightclub Diva Natalie Douglas by Pauline Adamek

Natalie Douglas has wowed audiences on three continents with her critically acclaimed voice, and her winning way with a crowd. Accompanied by her music director, Mark Hartman, Natalie will t…

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Friday, March 5, 2021

“Saint-Narcisse” film review by Pauline Adamek

Voyeuristic erotic melodrama? Taboo arthouse mystery? Perverse religious dramedy? Yes. Canadian iconoclast Bruce LaBruce’s latest opus is all these things and more. Remaining true to his r…

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Friday, February 26, 2021

“Forgotten Silver” by Peter Jackson by Pauline Adamek

Forgotten Silver is quite an elaborate ‘mocumentary’ – how did it all come about? Peter Jackson — “It was kind of a joke, really.  It was one of those fun type of movies to mak…

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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

“Rūrangi” by Pauline Adamek

Returning home can be challenging… A clearly distressed twenty-something guy is driving on a lonely country road when he pulls over to call his father. “Dad, it’s me.” Judging by the…

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Monday, February 15, 2021

LA Phil presents “Icons of Inspiration” by Pauline Adamek

Do you feel as if the past year just passed you by? That summertime came and went, minus all the fun events you usually shared and enjoyed? Are you longing to attend a concert at the Hollywo…

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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

The Music Center and dublab launch “A Quiet Scene: L.A.” Film Project/competition by Pauline Adamek

Open Call for Submissions:  closing date is February 21, 2021 The Music Center and the non-profit radio station dublab have partnered to offer A Quiet Scene: L.A., a FREE film compe…

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Thursday, January 28, 2021

“Bollywood Kitchen” review by Pauline Adamek

Sri Rao in the Geffen Stayhouse world premiere production of Bollywood Kitchen. Directed by Arpita Mukherjee. Photo by Kyle Rosenberg. Last Saturday night, a solo theater show with a dif…

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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Film review “Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami” by Pauline Adamek

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami is a fascinating documentary about a consummate performer with an idiosyncratic personality. Statuesque, with a naturally superb physique and dramatic bo…

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Friday, January 1, 2021

Bollywood Kitchen at the Geffen by Pauline Adamek

Dinner and a show–with a difference! This month the Geffen Playhouse is presenting an interactive production. Join with filmmaker and cookbook author Sri Rao as he invites us to prepare a …

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

The Robey Theatre Company launches its Playwright Series by Pauline Adamek

The Robey Theatre Company co-founders Danny Glover and Producing Artistic Director Ben Guillory.   The Robey Theatre Company Playwright Series: Because Black voices matter. Because Blac…

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Thursday, November 12, 2020

Geena Davis interview–The Long Kiss Goodnight by Pauline Adamek

Here is my one-on-one interview with Geena Davis for The Long Kiss Goodnight, from 1996. Following a mixed reception to their first film together, Cutthroat Island, Geena Davis and husban…

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Monday, November 9, 2020

The Poetry of Strangers—a book launch in the pandemic by Pauline Adamek

Poet Brian Sonia-Wallace. Poet Brian Sonia-Wallace was named West Hollywood’s new Poet Laureate last October, and he’s already off and running with the prestigious moniker. Newly laun…

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Hollywood Pantages Theatre to Host Vote Center for 2020 Election by Pauline Adamek

The deadline to register to vote is Monday, October 19, 2020. For more information or to register, visit In commemoration of National Voter Registrat…

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Monday, September 7, 2020

Carlo Ponti gives back to music education by Pauline Adamek

Maestro Ponti. Don’t miss the opening performance of dazzling piano artistry streamed from the stage of the Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz and featuring the Judges Award Winners of the Orange…

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Friday, July 10, 2020

Robert Evans interview for his memoir-biopic “The Kid Stays in the Picture” by Pauline Adamek

From the archives! Here is my interview with the late, great legendary producer Robert Evans for The Kid Stays in the Picture, interviewed in Los Angeles in 2002. Pictured, above — R…

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Friday, July 3, 2020

Rubicon Goes Retro! by Pauline Adamek

After record-breaking opening week sales, Rubicon Theatre Company has announced details related to the first event of Rubicon Goes Retro, the company’s Safe-Distance Drive-In Theatre Conce…

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Mt. Wilson Observatory + the Rose Bowl = 4th of July celebrations by Pauline Adamek

In light of COVID-19 restrictions, this summer the Rose Bowl, America’s Stadium, has decided to go virtual (but not entirely) with its 94th Annual AmericaFest Celebration so Pasadena l…

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

“Nathan C. Jones: A Love Story?” watch party by Pauline Adamek

FACEBOOK WATCH PARTY! This Saturday — June 27 — at 3pm PST / 6pm EST log onto a Facebook Watch Party of the musical Nathan C. Jones: A Love Story? by Vanessa Stewart and Brendan Milbu…

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Monday, June 22, 2020

Kevin Bacon talks about “Sleepers” and that game named after him by Pauline Adamek

From the archives! Here is my interview with Kevin Bacon for Sleepers, interviewed at the Venice Biennale in 1996. Kevin Bacon is wearing a tight fitting teeshirt and jeans – both br…

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Center Theatre Group’s Seasons Postponed to Spring of 2021 by Pauline Adamek

Artistic Director Michael Ritchie announced Center Theatre Group’s 54th season at the Ahmanson Theatre, previously referred to as the 2020 – 2021 season, will begin later than originally…

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IFFLA Over the Years: 17 days celebrating 17 years of Indian cinema by Pauline Adamek

Laksh The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) – the premiere venue for the best annual showcase of independent cinema from India and its Diaspora – announced today a special …

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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

City of Immortals: Père-Lachaise Cemetery, Paris by Pauline Adamek

Brimming with history, Père-Lachaise Cemetery is the final resting place of Paris’ rich and famous. You don’t even need to budge from your armchair to take a trip there, thanks to Ca…

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Coens discuss Fargo by Pauline Adamek

From the archives! Here is my interview with the Coen Brothers, for their award-winning film Fargo, first published in April 1996. Set in Minneapolis, ‘Fargo’ forges true-life crim…

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Monday, June 1, 2020

‘Vampire Burt’s Serenade’ now streaming by Pauline Adamek

Horror! Musical! Comedy! Now available for streaming is Vampire Burt’s Serenade. In this raucous, raunchy, bloody thriller with a touch of camp, Vampire Burt (Kevin Scott Richardson of the…

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Richard Gere interviewed for ‘Primal Fear’ by Pauline Adamek

From the archives! Here is my interview with Richard Gere, star of Primal Fear, first published in February 1996. Primal Fear, a tense thriller with an undercurrent of black wisecracks…

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All that Chat

Oct 06, 2019: Slave Play
Oct 17, 2019: The Sound Inside - Studio 54
Feb 01, 2020: The Minutes
Mar 31, 2020: Diana - Longacre Theatre
Apr 19, 2020: Sing Street - Lyceum Theatre
Dec 16, 2021: Diana - Longacre Theatre