The Elephant Man, funny, tragic & artfully told at NoHo’s El Portal Theatre

“The Elephant Man” has wisdom, grace & humor in the compelling play at NoHo’s historic El Portal Theatre, April 4-14  The Elephant Man, the story about the ... Continue Reading →

Cirque du Soleil – VOLTA Debut in SoCal

  Cirque du Soleil got its toehold in America, and arguably globally, in SoCal in 1984 as part of the LA Olympics Arts Festival. I recall scanning the listings of ... Continue Reading →

San Diego Opera – Georges Bizet: Carmen

From possible ruin several years ago, San Diego Opera has emerged stronger. Each production renews SD Opera’s deserved position among the country’s great opera companies. For ... Continue Reading →

The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus – Finally Released Theatrically

The long-gestating “Rock and Roll Circus” has finally been released theatrically. Shot in late December 1968, Mick Jagger took a page from The Beatles and decided a ... Continue Reading →

Hollywood in post #MeToo has actresses flourishing

 March 2019 has the distinction of being the first Women’s History Month of the post #MeToo era. So let’s take a moment to celebrate our great mothers, sisters, ... Continue Reading →

“Look Closer” campaign has CSI’s Robert David Hall champion actors with disabilities

Robert David Hall sees more acting opportunities for actors with disabilities thanks to the “Look Closer” campaign.  Fans of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation saw actor ... Continue Reading →

Rock Hudson Documentary & As Long As I’m Famous

Seems like it was a return to Old Hollywood week, when I attended the World Premiere of the Rock Hudson documentary at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood — and later ... Continue Reading →

Farsighted: How We Make the Decisions That Matter the Most, by Steven Johnson (Riverhead Books)

Steven Johnson has written a trove of amazing and thought-provoking books. I first picked up one of his books to learn why Everything Bad is Good For You. I have been reading ... Continue Reading →