IN A DELICIOUSLY CLAUSTROPHOBIC BOX AT OUT OF THE BOX Out of the Box Theatrics is presenting an intimate, hilarious, original play called Inspired by True Events – written by actor, writer and filmmaker Ryan Spahn and directed by Knud Adams – that deserves a lot of praise for its organic realism, flowing dialogue, and unconventional twists. The setting is the green room (the performers’ resting area) of […]

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JAZZ ‘N’ STUFF Summer and the heat has arrived at the Hollywood Bowl along with the annual Hollywood Bowl Jazz Festival which took place on Saturday July 15, the date for this review, and Sunday July 16, 2024. Co-curated by Kamasi Washington and Herbie Hancock, this is the third year under the new moniker after […]

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Mr. McGuire: I just want to say one word to you. Just one word. Benjamin: Yes, sir. Mr. McGuire: Are you listening? Benjamin: Yes, I am. Mr. McGuire: Plastics. Benjamin: Exactly how do you mean? Mr. McGuire: There’s a great future in plastics. Think about it. Will you think about it? — from The Graduate […]

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NYMPH LOADS Pacific Opera Project (POP) is staging the Los Angeles premiere of Antonín Dvořák’s Rusalka at the picturesque Descanso Gardens. This 1901 opera, one of the most renowned in the Czech repertoire, tells the haunting story of a water nymph who falls in love with a human prince. The libretto, penned by Jaroslav Kvapil, […]

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Count Basie Orchestra trombonist Isrea Butler has released a 6-track album rich in sublime sophistication and delivered by a stunning quartet. Congo Lament — available on Bandcamp and all major streaming platforms — primarily features compositions by Bennie Green and saxophonist Ike Quebec. Fellow Basie bandmate, tenor saxophonist Doug Lawrence, whose conversations with Butler led […]

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ALICE IN STUNNED-ERLAND Lewis Carroll sure never saw this version coming. His 1865 novel Alice In Wonderland, probably best known from the 1951 Disney animated film, has been reinterpreted time and again. This rocking musical version (with music by Duncan Sheik, lyrics by Steven Slater, and book by Slater and Jessie Nelson) reworks the original […]

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Captivating cinematic portrayals of writers and their creative journeys is a fantastic choice for a movie night. These films capture the quest, the challenges, and the exhilaration of the writing process. Often, they depict writers honing their talents and building their careers, inspiring budding authors to pursue their own dreams. Writers and their craft are […]

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Ever stumbled across a video that made you uncomfortable or worried? Imagine a place where that’s all you see. Not great, right? That’s where video moderation steps in—a real game changer for keeping the places you love to browse clean and safe. Why is this so important, you ask? Well, without video moderation, your favorite […]

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THE WORST BEST MAN MAKES THE BEST MAN SHOW A GUARANTEED WINNER We’re attending a wedding. Every viewer in the audience is an attendee. The vows have already been exchanged, and now it’s time for the groom’s brother — his best man — to give the customary speech. Charming and truthful but filled with toxicity […]

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In the fast-paced world of modern technology, mobile betting apps have emerged as a game-changer, transforming the way people engage with gambling and sports wagering. The convenience, accessibility, and enhanced features of these apps, including easy access to platforms like betwinner.com login have not only revolutionized the betting industry but also captivated a global audience. […]

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