Thursday, April 16, 2015

Waiting for News by Peter

While we await the outcome of the referendum, there’s a low toned rumble amongst the actors in LA, wondering what’s next? Engaged and ready to advocate for ourselves, what’…

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Voting on AEA proposal Continues. by Peter

The debate rages on, and and social media is filled with discussion about the merits and impact of the recently self promulgated proposal by Actors’ Equity Association.  While this in…

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Stage Raw Awards by Peter

1st ANNUAL Celebration Theatr co-presents the first-ever Stage Raw Theater Awards, picking up where the L.A. Weekly Theater Awards left off last year, honoring the best work in L.A.’s…

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When it comes to going out for Mexican, everybody has their favorites and YAHAIRA CAFÉ is definitely one of mine. It’s a chip off the old block, owned by the Ramirez Family of the well kn…

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IL CAPRICCIO strikes elegant Italian notes in the kitchen but the décor can best be described as Sicilian peasant scented with eau de garlique. It inhabits a long narrow space similar to a …

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REDBIRD by Peter

Looking for a hot, new restaurant? Here’s the latest, REDBIRD, in the Rectory adjoining Vibiana Cathedral, in the former Cardinal’s residence. Be prepared to be overcharged, beginning wi…

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MOMED by Peter

Atwater village ha become a hotbed of theatrical activity, with a convenient, walking close restaurant, MOMED. That makes it nice for those of us who enjoy theatre – but not on an empty st…

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NOÉ by Peter

Once you have found NOÉ in the Downtown Omni Hotel, (directions below), you’ll be greeted by a stunning floral display at entrance and settle into this lovely restaurant with a view of th…

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Recommended by a local friend, this attractive restaurant serves what we used to all Continental cuisine – but with a slight Italian accent. Tables are smartly set with white napery, b…

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Bully on The Block by Abe

A look at what Footlights has to say for April, What do you call it when a 6th grade hall monitor goes up to the smallest 4th grader and “says get off the playground!”? We call it bullyi…

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Productions Raises Women’s Voices in “Properties of Silence” by Abe

Productions Raises Women’s Voices in “Properties of Silence” “I walk beneath your pens, and am not what I truly am, but what you’d prefer to imagine me.” ― Juana Inés de …

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Friday, January 9, 2015

Dragon Street by Abe

After rounding up at least four Chinese food fans, which shouldn’t be too difficult, head for DRAGON STREET in North Hollywood. Unprepossessing is a kind word for the interior, whose booth…

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Multicultural by Abe

Theatre was born the moment one being tried to express a story to another. It’s as simple as that.  Given that every culture anywhere in this world has some form of theatre, it can easily…

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Angara by Abe

When people ask, “What’s your favorite restaurant?” I usually want to know, in which category? If it’s Indian, the answer is ANGARA in Torrance (matched, perhaps, by Jaipur in West L…

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Across the Freeway from Universal City is CALIFORNIA CANTEEN, a misnomer which might imply a veggieburger/hot dog counter. But, it’s actually a charming French bistro with a tempting menu …

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Those of you who have tried Cuban food, know that it’s not spicy but mildly and cleverly seasoned involving citrus juices in marinades etc. Why not try it at EL RINCON CRIOLLO, where a sma…

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It’s all Greek to you, when you visit GEORGE’S GREEK CAFÉ, one of the few restaurants with authentic, home-style cooking and decent prices, owned for decades, by the Loizides Family. Th…

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Vox Lumiere by Abe

The breadth of human creation is a derivative of prior moments. Art, all human knowledge is built upon a foundation originally started before the dawn of man and added to by each subsequent …

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Coming of Age by Abe

For those that want to know how life changes as you gain seniority, let me offer this perspective. Mostly it doesn’t. But what does happen is you, or me in this case, pause for reflection …

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24th Street Theatre Answers the Question: What is Theatre? by Abe

24th Street Theatre Answers the Question: What is Theatre? It all started with a simple question from an inquisitive young boy strolling past the open doors of a converted 1928 carriage hous…

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

SCARY, The Musical by Jazmyn

Someone is killing off the Drama Club of Vera Miles High School, everyone is a suspect and you decide who the killer is! Combining a slasher movie plot with a rock ‘n roll score, pop-cultu…

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La Mirada Theatre by Jazmyn

Winner of the L.A. Stage Alliance OVATION AWARD for 2012-2013 “Best Season of the Year,” LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, now in its fourth decade, has been hailed by the Los A…

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Spring Awakening at Deaf West Theatre by Jazmyn

Showing September 25 till November 9th, 2014 Deaf West Theatre, in association with The Forest of Arden, reinvents the multiple Tony Award-winning musical about lost innocence and the strug…

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Boston Court: Creative, Bold and Daring by Jazmyn

There are a lot of buzzwords to describe Boston Court’s artistic vision; among them in their mission statement is creative, bold and daring. In the broadest terms, these are certainly appl…

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Why Theatre? Why Now? by Jazmyn

Theatre has been an institution of western culture for more than 3000 years. That’s a ton of tradition, and a lot of baggage. While admittedly there have been periods where the art was ove…

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Young Frankenstein – Sizzle Reel by Jazmyn

OPENING TODAY a DOMA Theatre Company production, “Young Frankenstein”, a New Musical by Mel Brooks  at The MET Theatre in Hollywood. For more info, visit: …

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Bulrusher presented by Skylight Theatre Company & Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble by Jazmyn

REMARKABLE play unfolds with mesmeric leisureliness. SUPERB production elements.- LA Times CRITIC’S CHOICE! The LA PREMIERE of the PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST “Couldn’t be more tim…

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

METRO CAFÉ by Jazmyn

Please be aware that this isn’t one of Culver City’s new hot spots. It’s off the beaten dining track and fronts the Travelodge Motel. Are you still reading? Good!  METRO CAFÉ is plai…

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LE CELLIER by Jazmyn

This may be the classiest spot in town, in which to enjoy French accented Vietnamese cuisine. They call themselves a gastro wine bar but the food is way above gastro and as for the wine bar,…

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Whether you’re about to jump into your private jet and head out of town or attending a performance at the nearby Ruskin Group Theatre, the recommended pit stop is SPITFIRE GRILL, for some …

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Friday, September 12, 2014

The Behavior of Broadus by Jazmyn

The Behavior of Broadus now playing till October 11th buy your tickets now at From the award winning Sacred Fools Theater, producer of such hits as: Louis &…

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