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KDT Begins Rehearsals for “Throw Me on the Burnpile…”

KDT Begins Rehearsals for “Throw Me on the Burnpile…”

Rehearsals have begun for the world premiere of “Throw Me on the Burnpile and Light Me Up,” written and performed by the Oscar-nominated Lucy Alibar (Best Adapted Screenplay for “Beasts of the Southern Wild”). “Throw Me on the Burnpile…” begins previews September 10, opens September 16 and continues through October 2, 2016, at Center Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theatre. Directed [...]

Suessical the Musical Jr. Opens Tonight at Vets – Performances All Weekend

Suessical the Musical Jr. Opens Tonight at Vets – Performances All Weekend

Ready to start the last weekend of summer? It's opening night tonight for Suessical, the Musical Jr. at the Vets Auditorium of Dee-lightful at 6 pm. Join the cast of of 7 to 11 year olds for their performance, and then come back again to see the 11 to 17 year olds with their renditions.  Tickets are $10, and concessions will be on sale at the deliciously air conditioned Vets Auditorium. Who [...]

Madama Butterfly This Thursday with CC Symphony

Madama Butterfly This Thursday with CC Symphony

One of most iconic characters in opera is Cio-Cio-San/Madama Butterfly, the fifteen-year-old Japanese girl whose family has suffered a loss of fortune and now finds herself as a geisha. Her love to the deceitful American sailor B.F. Pinkerton is naive but true, though he considers the affair a kind of cultural fly-by without consequences. Ostracized by her village for her relationship with [...]

Arts Vote – November is Coming

Arts Vote – November is Coming

This summer at the Americans for the Arts (AFTA) national convention in Boston featured the panel, "Everything You Need to Be a Top Arts Advocate This Election Year," which focused on the tools we use to reach and prepare our constituents for local advocacy and impact. This conversation revealed how those working in the arts sector are of two minds: how do we inform our audiences about bills [...]

Hundreds of Art Works @ Barnsdall Park This Weekend

Hundreds of Art Works @ Barnsdall Park This Weekend

Barnsdall Art Park's Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG) will be packed with works from over 300 artists this weekend for Open Call. Open Call allows artists, including students, to submit their work, and possibly win a cash prize. The winning entires will be selected by former LAMAG curator Scott Canty. This year's theme is "play," and only artwork that fell in line with the theme was [...]

Culver City Centennial Poetry – Contest Submissions Open

Culver City Centennial Poetry – Contest Submissions Open

Dr. Janet Cameron Hoult, Culver City Artist Laureate for Poetry, who teaches the Word Painting with Poetry class at the Culver City Senior Citizen’s Center, is organizing a poetry contest and series of readings to celebrate Culver City’s Centennial in 2017. The contest and readings are open to all Culver City residents, students who attend Culver City schools, members of the Culver City [...]

CTG Announces ‘Ma Rainey’ Casting

CTG Announces ‘Ma Rainey’ Casting

Center Theatre Group has announced the casting for August Wilson’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” which begins previews August 31, opens September 11 and continues through October 16, 2016, at the Mark Taper Forum. Phylicia Rashad, who directed Wilson’s “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone” at the Taper in 2013, will direct this groundbreaking play that depicts the racism and exploitation [...]

Fiber Art by Trish Lange @ The Branch Gallery

Fiber Art by Trish Lange @ The Branch Gallery

The Branch Gallery is excited to announce their next exhibition Designer Handwovens: The Wacky Weaver. This exhibition features work by Trish Lange, a nationally recognized designer of handwoven clothing. Over thirty-five years ago, Lange ventured into garment design, creating pieces with drape and high glamour at a time when most hand-weaving was heavy and ethnic. Lange’s creative work in [...]

Tango e Mas/Tango and More

Tango e Mas/Tango and More

Culver City Symphony's Summer Thursdays will feature a Dance Party with Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles this Thursday at Burton Chace Park at 7 pm.  Kareli Montoya-Director, returns to the Symphonic Thursdays for a high energy concert. Why is this a dance party? The orchestra is very large, filling the tent while spinning Latin tunes with driving rhythms. There is the dance troupe with [...]

Actors’ Gang “Romeo & Juliet: The Pokemon Go Edition”

Actors’ Gang “Romeo & Juliet: The Pokemon Go Edition”

Head down to Media Park for the 10th edition of The Actors' Gang annual Free Shakespeare-in-the-Park series, Romeo and Juliet: The Pokémon GO! Edition. Based on William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and inspired by the characters of the fun app that has everyone playing this summer Pokémon Go, this 45 minute, multi-generational production opens Saturday, August 6 and runs every [...]

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