Category: ENTERTAINMENT

FEBRUARY THEATRE BRIEFS: SAN DIEGO

FEBRUARY THEATRE BRIEFS: SAN DIEGO

[ 0 ] February 5, 2016

GUARDS AT THE TAJ La Jolla Playhouse is bringing Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph’s (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo), black comedy, Guards at the Taj, from Tuesday, February 2 through Sunday, February 28. The play marks Associate Artistic Director Jaime Castañeda’s directorial debut at the Playhouse, and of it says Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher […]

FEBRUARY THEATRE PICKS: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

FEBRUARY THEATRE PICKS: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

[ 0 ] February 5, 2016

“Tale as old as time, true as it can be…” Disney’s smash-hit Broadway musical, Beauty and the Beast, is coming to you courtesy of the Los Angeles Ovation Award-winning 3-D Theatricals Company. Performances run Friday, February 5 through Sunday, February 21 at Fullerton’s Historic Plummer Auditorium and then Friday, February 26 through Sunday, February 28 […]

FEBRUARY THEATRE PICKS: DREAM BOY

FEBRUARY THEATRE PICKS: DREAM BOY

[ 0 ] February 5, 2016

Poetic and erotic, Dream Boy tells the story of Nathan and Roy’s unlikely high school romance, set against the backdrop of repression and religion in 1970s North Carolina. At times haunting and harrowing, authors Rosen and Grimsley weave the sweet, raw passion and adventure of youth, with the stark danger of an abusive and intolerant […]

NETFLIX PICKS UP 'ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK' FOR THREE MORE SEASONS

NETFLIX PICKS UP ‘ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK’ FOR THREE MORE SEASONS

[ 0 ] February 5, 2016

Edge Media Network “Orange is the New Black” will be around until at least Season 7. Ahead of its fourth season premiere on June 17, Netflix announced Friday it renewed the prison dramedy for three more seasons, the Hollywood Reporter reports. Creator and executive producer Jeni Kohan will remain as showrunner. “Jenji and her team […]

DEFINING THAT "RAGTIME" MAGIC WITH SAN DIEGO MUSICAL THEATRE

DEFINING THAT “RAGTIME” MAGIC WITH SAN DIEGO MUSICAL THEATRE

[ 0 ] February 5, 2016

by lisa lipsey –  Last season at San Diego Musical Theatre, I remember enthusiastically completing a survey during intermission. It asked audiences to check off the three shows they would like to see as part of their 2016 season. It is fair to conclude that a majority of the audience was in my corner, checking […]

12,000 LBUSD STUDENTS TO ATTEND FREE LONG BEACH SYMPHONY CONCERTS

12,000 LBUSD STUDENTS TO ATTEND FREE LONG BEACH SYMPHONY CONCERTS

[ 0 ] January 19, 2016

Annual Student Concerts Part of $240,000 or ¼ of Budget Spent on Free Music Programs Annually On February 3 and 4, 2016 more than 12,000 4th and 5th graders from Long Beach and Wilmington public schools will stream into the Terrace Theater of the Long Beach Performing Arts Center to hear Long Beach Symphony play […]

GAY AND LESBIAN ENTERTAINMENT CRITICS  ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES DORIAN AWARD FILM AND TV NOMINATIONS

GAY AND LESBIAN ENTERTAINMENT CRITICS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES DORIAN AWARD FILM AND TV NOMINATIONS

[ 0 ] January 13, 2016

The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA.org • Facebook • Twitter), comprised of over 130 reputable critics and entertainment journalists nationwide, today released its nominees for the best in movies and television of 2015. The selections come across 23 categories, from mainstream to LGBTQ-centered, with titles as varied as Carol, The Big Short, Mad Max: Fury Road, Ex Machina, […]

ENCYCLOPEDIA MADONNICA 20: MADONNA FROM A TO Z

ENCYCLOPEDIA MADONNICA 20: MADONNA FROM A TO Z

[ 0 ] January 11, 2016

AN INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR MATTHEW RETTENMUND by bill biss ONLINE EXCLUSIVE! In the Royal Court of the Queen of Pop, her most ardent admirer is Matthew Rettenmund. His painstaking research matched with his own personal reflections of her life and work created his very first Madonnica encyclopedia in 1995. Twenty years later and if you […]

FROM TREVOR TO LEONARD…CARING FOR AT-RISK LGBTQ KIDS

FROM TREVOR TO LEONARD…CARING FOR AT-RISK LGBTQ KIDS

[ 0 ] January 8, 2016

James Lecesne and The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey by lisa lipsey –  James Lecesne, writer of the Academy Award-winning film Trevor, brings us his new solo play, The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, about the disappearance of 14-year old Leonard Pelkey and the small New Jersey town that will never be the same without him. Featuring […]

EMPIRE THE MUSICAL: REACHING FOR THE STARS AT LA MIRADA THEATRE

EMPIRE THE MUSICAL: REACHING FOR THE STARS AT LA MIRADA THEATRE

[ 0 ] January 8, 2016

by tony reverditto –  Empire is an original musical that has been referred to as a “Celebration of the American spirit.” It revisits a time during the dark days of the Great Depression, when the economy was at its worst. A time when, in spite of vast economic hurdles, many bravely jumped in and started […]

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