Preview: ‘Hamlet The Rock Musical’ rocks at El Portal Theatre Feb. 14-23

 Hamlet, the brooding Prince of Denmark, is one of Shakespeare’s most iconic characters. But who knew the melancholy man-child could rock the house!  It will happen ... Continue Reading →

The Last Ship – Ahmanson Theatre Review

Sting and Elvis Costello sprang from the same DIY ethic spawned by the punk movement. But neither originally pursued the nihilist direction of punk, both had wider aspirations. Costello ... Continue Reading →

‘Star Trek: Picard’ great start thrills Sir Patrick Stewart

 With limitless possibilities, STAR TREK: PICARD will reflect the world around us as it takes its place in the pantheon of the ever-hopeful Star Trek franchise universe.  Trek ... Continue Reading →

NAMM 2020

This annual gathering brings together the folks closest to making music: musicians and the makers of musical instruments. Although I can’t play a lick of music (but for ... Continue Reading →

Party with a Purpose

This Holiday season has been a difficult one, after losing my beloved husband of 30 years. However, friends have been generous in sharing their seasonal celebrations with ... Continue Reading →

Rob Lowe trains as heroic first responder for ‘9-1-1: Lone Star’ on Fox

 Rob Lowe posted a picture of himself in full LAFD firefighting gear and sent out an Instagram post last July that alerted his fans that he was “Training with the Los ... Continue Reading →

Mandy Moore on ‘This Is Us,’ the mom of a family that impacts our lives

 “This Is Us” is a life-affirming dramedy which reveals how the tiniest events in our lives impact who we become.  The acclaimed series returns to the NBC lineup ... Continue Reading →

Bloomsday

Playing with time on stage is a delicate technique. Steven Deitz ambitiously used the monument to jettisoning time when he based his play Bloomsday on James Joyce’s ... Continue Reading →