Elizabeth Peña Passed Away

Elizabeth Peña Passed Away

The radiant, beautiful, fiery and talented actress Elizabeth Peña has died, yesterday! No additional information pertaining to the cause of her death is available at this time. Several media outlets defined her death as due to “natural causes”. Personally, I can’t imagine a death due to natural causes at only 55…. Elizabeth Peña, a Cuban [...]

Neil Patrick Harris Will Be The Host Of 2015 OSCARS®

Neil Patrick Harris Will Be The Host Of 2015 OSCARS®

Award-winning star of stage and screen Neil Patrick Harris will host the 87th Oscars®, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. This will be Harris’ first time hosting the ceremony. The show will air live on ABC on Oscar® Sunday, February 22, 2015. “We are thrilled to have Neil host the Oscars,” said [...]

Record 83 Countries Compete For 2014 Foreign Language Film Oscar

Record 83 Countries Compete For 2014 Foreign Language Film Oscar

83 COUNTRIES IN COMPETITION FOR 2014 FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OSCAR® A record 83 countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 87th Academy Awards®. Kosovo, Malta, Mauritania and Panama are first-time entrants. The 2014 submissions are: Afghanistan, “A Few Cubic Meters of Love,” Jamshid Mahmoudi, director; Argentina, “Wild Tales,” [...]

The Academy Introduces Its New Website

The Academy Introduces Its New Website

THE ACADEMY UNVEILS THE NEW OSCARS.ORG Offers Fans Their First Chance to Win Tickets to the Oscar® Fan Experience hosted by PEOPLE The Academy introduced the newly redesigned Oscars.org, featuring unprecedented access to its members, collections and exclusive content, including the definitive Oscars® timeline. “This site is an extension of our ongoing efforts to inspire, [...]

Dael Orlandersmith’s “Forever” Opens At Kirk Douglas Theatre On October 12th

Dael Orlandersmith’s “Forever” Opens At Kirk Douglas Theatre On October 12th

The world premiere of Dael Orlandersmith’s “Forever,” directed by Center Theatre Group Associate Artistic Director Neel Keller, opens this Sunday, October 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the CTG / Kirk Douglas Theatre. A DouglasPlus presentation, “Forever” was commissioned and developed by CTG. Performances continue through October 26 (previews October 9-11). In “Forever,” writer/performer Orlandersmith investigates [...]

Major Upgrade Projects At STAPLES

Major Upgrade Projects At STAPLES

The downtown Los Angeles arena is heading into its 15th season and has spent nearly $7.5 Million to improve the fan experience and update its lighting system STAPLES Center President Lee Zeidman announced that the arena went through some incredible upgrades over the summer and that they are excited to unveil them to STAPLES Center’s [...]

“Dame Edna’s Glorious Goodbye – The Farewell Tour” Is Coming To Ahmanson Theatre

“Dame Edna’s Glorious Goodbye – The Farewell Tour” Is Coming To Ahmanson Theatre

EVENT: “Dame Edna’s Glorious Goodbye – The Farewell Tour” (Previously announced as “Dame Edna and Barry Humphries: The Final Farewell Tour”) Directed by Simon Phillips. DESCRIPTION: In a side-splitting, historic finale, Dame Edna Everage (Barry Humphries) is capping a spectacular career spanning 50 years of bravura showmanship in this farewell celebratory show. Surrounded by spectacular [...]

Center Theatre Group’s Award for Early Career L.A. Artists

Center Theatre Group’s Award for Early Career L.A. Artists

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR 2015 RICHARD E. SHERWOOD AWARD Center Theatre Group’s Award for Early Career L.A. Artists   Three finalists have been selected for Center Theatre Group’s 2015 Richard E. Sherwood Award. The Sherwood Award provides financial support for emerging theatre artists living and working in Los Angeles. Created in memory of Richard E. Sherwood, [...]

Winners Of 2014 Academy Nicholl Fellowships

Winners Of 2014 Academy Nicholl Fellowships

Academy to stage live read of the winning scripts Three individual writers and one writing team have been selected as winners of the 2014 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition. Each individual winner and the combined writing team will receive a $35,000 prize, the first installment of which will be distributed at an awards presentation [...]

Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE Events

Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE Events

HATSUNE MIKU – October 11th & 12th, 2014 GERARDO ORTIZ – October 18th, 2014 94.7 THE WAVE PRESENTS FANTASIA & BRIAN MCKNIGHT – October 24th, 2014 SIAVASH GHOMAYSHI – October 25th, 2014 DANNY ELFMAN’S MUSIC FROM THE FILMS OF TIM BURTON – October 31st, 2014 & November 1st, 2014 RUSSELL PETERS – November 8th, 2014 [...]

L.A. STAPLES Center’s Events

L.A. STAPLES Center’s Events

Elton John – October 4th & 5th, 2014 Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull – October 10th & 11th, 2014 Usher – November 21st, 2014 WWE Live Holiday Tour – December 30th, 2014   STAPLES Center is located at: 1111 S. Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90015 Phone: (213) 742-7100 Website: www.StaplesCenter.com

"Luna Gale" by Rebecca Gilman comes to the Kirk Douglas Theatre

“Luna Gale” by Rebecca Gilman comes to the Kirk Douglas Theatre

EVENT: Goodman Theatre’s World Premiere Production of “Luna Gale” by Rebecca Gilman Directed by Robert Falls. DESCRIPTION: A veteran social worker, Caroline, thinks she has a typical case on her hands when she meets Peter and Karlie, two teenage drug addicts accused of neglecting their baby, Luna Gale. But when Caroline places their daughter in [...]

Record-Setting Month At Nokia Theatre L.A. Live

Record-Setting Month At Nokia Theatre L.A. Live

NOKIA THEATRE L.A. LIVE HAS RECORD-SETTING MONTH IN SEPTEMBER The Downtown Los Angeles Venue has its Highest Grossing Month Since October 2007 Grand Opening Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE had a record-setting month in September, hosting 11 shows that marked the venue’s highest grossing month since its opening in October 2007. It was the hot spot [...]

L.A. Metro To Celebrate Rideshare Week

L.A. Metro To Celebrate Rideshare Week

Metro to Issue Get Out of Traffic Licenses at Four Metro Stations During California Rideshare Week, Oct. 6 to 10 2014  Pledge to share the ride, ease traffic, and be entered to win prizes Los Angeles is a city long known for the worst congestion in the nation, but people are choosing to improve their [...]

Hollywood Costume Exhibition Is Coming To Los Angeles

Hollywood Costume Exhibition Is Coming To Los Angeles

Special Screenings, Live Discussions through February 2015 The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will complement the groundbreaking exhibition Hollywood Costume with a series of special screenings and live discussions exploring costume design as an essential tool of cinematic storytelling. Presented by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the Academy, Hollywood Costume will [...]

Angela Lansbury To Starr In “Blithe Spirit” At The Ahmanson Theatre

Angela Lansbury To Starr In “Blithe Spirit” At The Ahmanson Theatre

DIRECTED BYMICHAEL BLAKEMORE THE PLAY LAUNCHES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR AT CTG / AHMANSON THEATRE, DEC. 9, 2014 AND RUNS THRU JAN. 18, 2015 ANGELA LANSBURY REPRISES HER TONY AWARD®-WINNING PERFORMANCE FOLLOWING HIT WEST END ENGAGEMENT WITH CHARLES EDWARDS, SUSAN LOUISE O’CONNOR, CHARLOTTE PARRY, JEMIMA ROOPER AND SANDRA SHIPLEY AHMANSON THEATRE TICKETS GO ON SALE SEPTEMBER [...]

Yusuf / Cat Stevens Relases New Album and Announces North American Tour

Yusuf / Cat Stevens Relases New Album and Announces North American Tour

ICONIC SINGER-SONGWRITER YUSUF / CAT STEVENS RETURNS WITH FIRST NEW ALBUM IN FIVE YEARS ‘TELL ’EM I’M GONE’ TO BE RELEASED OCT. 27 ON LEGACY RECORDINGS Iconic singer-songwriter and 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Yusuf / Cat Stevens has joined Legacy Recordings’ storied musical family. To kick off this exciting new chapter [...]

“Marjorie Prime” Opens On Sunday at Mark Taper Forum

“Marjorie Prime” Opens On Sunday at Mark Taper Forum

World Premiere “Marjorie Prime” Opens at Mark Taper Forum Sunday, September 21, 2014, at 7 pm Features Lois Smith, Lisa Emery, Jeff Ward, Frank Wood The world premiere of Jordan Harrison’s “Marjorie Prime” opens at the Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum on Sunday, September 21, 2014, at 7 p.m. Directed by Obie Award-winner [...]