April 8, 2013 |
New York-based fashion designer, Rubin Singer , who has created clothes and stage costumes for Shakira, Alicia Keys and Beyonce, who memorably wore a Singer-created-costume during her Super Bowl halftime performance, crossed over into country music territory for the first time Sunday night when the Band Perry took to the stage last night in Las Vegas to perform at the 48th Academy of Country Music Awards . PHOTO: Academy of Country Music...
February 1, 2013 |
Kimberly Bornstein stands blindfolded at the front of a small stage at Hollywood's Magic Castle. Behind her a man from the audience stares intently at a dollar bill in his hands while Bornstein's husband, Jeff, looks on. Slowly, Kimberly recites a list of numbers that comprise the serial number of the dollar bill. The man gasps and says something unprintable under his breath. This is the pinnacle of the Bornsteins' show "Mind Meld," which the celebrated mind-reading duo are performing for the next few weeks at Hollywood's Acme Comedy Theater.
November 11, 2011
ART Michael Brennan Captured on a Pennsylvania afternoon in 1977, the iconic close-up portrait of Muhammad Ali made photographer Brennan's dreams come true. With his face festooned with sweat beads, bumps and scars, the fighter paused in the corner of the ring in front of the photographer, and the rest is history. An exhibition of Brennan's photographs of Ali, appropriately titled "Muhammad Ali: 1977," will be on display, first at Design Within Reach, then at Artworks Gallery in Pasadena.
May 12, 2011
COMEDY The LA Comedy Fest, in its ninth year, features film, live comedy acts and a screenplay competition — in other words, plenty of opportunity to make discoveries or be discovered. Recent bragging rights for the fest include alumnus Luke Matheny, who recently nabbed an Oscar for "God of Love," in the live action short film category. For hopefuls who want more hands-on instruction, there is also a Sunday workshop for turning your movie idea into a screenplay with William Morris Endeavor story editor Christopher Lockhart and professional screenwriter and UC Santa Barbara screenwriting instructor Cindy McCreery.
February 11, 2011 |
If the thrills of online dating have become dull to you ? stocking your profile with witty anecdotes, winking at a stranger after a late-night riffle through the 25-32 set, meeting dates for coffee in a neighborhood where you won't run into anyone you know ? there is now "The Fix-Up Show," a live-theater matchmaking spectacle that is at once gutsy and surprisingly tame. Hosted by J. Keith van Straaten of "What's My Line? ? Live on Stage," "The Fix-Up Show" sets up a single man or woman with one of three suitors who must answer questions ?
November 4, 2010
COMEDY Now in its eighth season, the Los Angeles Comedy Festival is a showcase of all things funny ? including stand-up performances, sketch, improv, short films and features ? and a medley of live performances and screenings of comedic films from across the country. Highlights include alternative stand-up from melon-smashing Gallagher, improv from the Younger Statesmen and much more. Acme Comedy Theatre, 135 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Nov. 21. Check website for additional times.