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87th ACADEMY AWARDS PREVIEW: Going For The Gold

87th ACADEMY AWARDS PREVIEW: Going For The Gold

[ 0 ] February 17, 2015

by chris carpenter –  The announcement of the 87th Academy Award nominations on January 15th, featured now-traditional snubs (notably Jennifer Aniston, who gives a truly transformative performance in Cake that every other major awards group recognized) and flubs (the Academy’s president initially mispronounced the name of acclaimed cinematographer Dick Pope as “Dick Poop”). Such surprises […]

END OF THE RAINBOW: Olivier Award-Nominated Play About the Life and Music of Judy Garland

END OF THE RAINBOW: Olivier Award-Nominated Play About the Life and Music of Judy Garland

[ 0 ] February 17, 2015

by tony reverditto –  International City Theatre kicks off its 30th Anniversary Season with a riveting musical drama about the final days of Judy Garland. End of the Rainbow premiered at the Sydney Opera House in 2005. Subsequent productions in London’s West End and on Broadway were the recipients of four Olivier and three Tony […]

RAGE REVIEWS: The Music of Love

RAGE REVIEWS: The Music of Love

[ 0 ] February 14, 2015

by chris carpenter –  ‘Tis the weekend for love on stage and screen, although I’m not sure whether the big movie release Fifty Shades of Grey qualifies since I haven’t yet seen it or read the BDSM-infused book on which it is based. Opera lovers throughout Southern California have the opportunity to quench their ardor via […]

HOLLYWOOD BOWL 2015 SUMMER SEASON: Ed Sheeran, Harry Connick Jr., Sheryl Crow, Grace Jones and More

HOLLYWOOD BOWL 2015 SUMMER SEASON: Ed Sheeran, Harry Connick Jr., Sheryl Crow, Grace Jones and More

[ 0 ] February 13, 2015

The Hollywood Bowl has announced its 2015 lineup of concerts and special events and as always, includes a little something for everyone. Some of the highlights: Ed Sheeran, Back to the Future in Concert, Harry Connick Jr., Monty Python’s Spamalot, Bugs Bunny at the Symphony – 25th Anniversary, 2001: A Space Odyssey, E.T. The Extraterrestrial with John Williams’ complete score, Grace Jones, […]

SAN DIEGO MUSICAL THEATRE: Heading West

SAN DIEGO MUSICAL THEATRE: Heading West

[ 0 ] February 9, 2015

by lisa lipsey –  The telling of West Side Story has been in the hands of some amazing and prolific LGBT people. From William Shakespeare’s original story concept—Romeo & Juliet to the creation of the musical by Broadway’s “dream team;” with book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and iconic […]

DAME EDNA

DAME EDNA

[ 0 ] January 14, 2015

AND THE MAN BENEATH THE LEGEND—MR. BARRY HUMPHRIES ~ by joel martens ~ I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when this interview opportunity came across my desk. The truth is, in fact, that I was just short of frightened. After doing much research, my fear level grew exponentially. One never knows with whom one […]

AVENUE Q! STREET-WISE ON CORONADO ISLAND

AVENUE Q! STREET-WISE ON CORONADO ISLAND

[ 0 ] January 12, 2015

by lisa lipsey –  There are two times in our lives, when we must rapidly learn to navigate the world—the first five years of life—and the five years just after high school, when we enter the “real world.” Wouldn’t it be nice to have your safe, warm, fuzzy, Sesame Street monster pals to teach you […]

ANTI-LGBT PASTOR SAYS TAYLOR SWIFT IS TURNING YOUR KIDS GAY

ANTI-LGBT PASTOR SAYS TAYLOR SWIFT IS TURNING YOUR KIDS GAY

[ 0 ] January 12, 2015

by Jason St. Amand National News Editor, Edge on the Net –  Taylor Swift has another hater to shake off: Anti-gay pastor Larry Tomczak. According to Gay Star News, Tomczak suggests Swift is being used as a pawn in the gay agenda to “turn” kids gay. He claims that by appearing on TV shows like “The Ellen […]

'NEW WORLD SYMPHONY' Comes to Long Beach in The New Year

‘NEW WORLD SYMPHONY’ Comes to Long Beach in The New Year

[ 0 ] January 9, 2015

Pasadena Symphony Assistant Conductor Bruce Kiesling joins Long Beach Symphony for the next in their Classical Series on Saturday, January 31. The concert will open with Mendelssohn’s overture, Fingal’s Cave, which was inspired by the composer’s visit to Scotland’s Hebrides Archipelago, evoking sounds of the sea and rolling waves. Edward Elgar’s celebrated Cello Concerto follows, […]

'FUMBLING TOWARDS ECSTASY' - On Point in Honor of Sarah Mclachlan

‘FUMBLING TOWARDS ECSTASY’ – On Point in Honor of Sarah Mclachlan

[ 0 ] January 9, 2015

Calling all Lilith Fair lovers! Singer and songwriter Sarah McLachlan’s melodious music is back in Southern California and it has been paired with exquisite dance from the Alberta Ballet. Here for one night only, her music, pulled from a mix of her popular albums, is the inspiration for and soundtrack to Alberta Ballet’s Fumbling Towards […]

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