Oct 312012
 

 

Downtown streets will be packed with artists, street painters and more than 12,000 art lovers at the Downtown Burbank ARTS Festival on San Fernando Boulevard between Magnolia Boulevard and Olive Avenue, November 3 and 4 from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. The Downtown Burbank ARTS Festival is free and open to public.

 Featured will be Southern California’s most talented street painters creating supersized artwork on asphalt and concrete.  Included are Arlou Somo, Bill Spiess, Gustavo Lozano, Oscar De Leon, Randall Williams, Ruth Villa, Susanne Ma and Theresa Knopf Morgan. They will be working on their temporary paintings all weekend, with the 10 foot by 10 foot images completed by Sunday afternoon (November 4).  The public is invited to pause and enjoy this art form dating from the Italian Renaissance, and to experience the artists up-close.

In addition, there will be 90 regional artists displaying thousands of paintings, sculptures and photographs, and an wide array of jewelry, fine glass, ceramics and woodwork — with everything made by hand.

Founded by Downtown Burbank Partnership in 2003, the Downtown Burbank ARTS Festival is a biannual event produced in partnership with West Coast Artists.

For more information the public is asked to please call 818.238.5180 or visit www.downtown-burbank.org

Downtown Burbank is an award-winning urban neighborhood spanning 34-blocks of retail, office, residential and entertainment destinations.  The district boasts more than 200 shops and 90 restaurants including IKEA, Flappers Comedy Club, Story Tavern and Burbank Town Center, with movie screens at the AMC 16 consistently ranking in the top five of theatrical circuits nationwide. The area is bounded by Verdugo Avenue, Glenoaks Boulevard, Burbank Boulevard and the I-5, and contains more than 9,000 parking spaces.  The District is managed by Downtown Burbank Partnership, a California nonprofit mutual benefit corporation.

 

Oct 292012
 

 

Falcon Theatre
presents
Troubadour Theater Company’s
Rudolph the Red-Nosed ReinDOORS
Directed by Matt Walker

Troubies' Rudolph the Red-Nosed ReinDOORS

Previews begin November 28,

2012 OPENS Friday, December 7 at 8pm

October 24, 2012, Burbank, CA– Falcon Theatre is proud to esent  Troubadour Theater Company’s Rudolph the Red-Nose ReinDOORS, directed by Matt Walker, the third production of its 2012-2013 Subscription Season. Troubies' Rudolph the Red-Nosed ReinDOORSCelebrate the Season with the Ovation Award-winning Troubies as they give a wild, stripped-down, bare bones, rock re-telling of the classic holiday tale of Rudolph, with a sexy, sultry, scary soundtrack – and snow.

It’s Strange Days in the North Pole when a reindeer named Rudolph is born with a glowing red nose. Finding no Hello I Love You at the Reindeer Games, Rudolph is left alone with his Roadhouse Blues. Only when he meets the darling doe Clarice, does he proclaim, “You Light My Fire!” But can Rudolph save Christmas by leading the Reindeer Riders On The Storm and help Santa Break On Through the blizzard? Whip up some season cheer in your Soul Kitchen and meet the Troubies down on Love Street for an unforgettable show – you’re sure to Love Her Madly!

 

 

Oct 282012
 

To qualify in the Animated Feature Film category for the 85th Academy Awards®, filmmakers must submit entry forms and supporting materials to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences by 5 p.m. PT on Thursday, November 1.

ANIMATED FEATURE ENTRIES DUE NOVEMBER 1 FOR 2012 OSCAR® RACE

Complete 85th Academy Awards rules and submission forms are available at www.oscars.org/rules. Additional information may be obtained by contacting Meredith Shea by phone at (310) 247-3000, ext. 1190, by fax at (310) 247-2600, or by e-mail at mshea@oscars.org.

The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

Oct 272012
 

A HILARIOUS CAST OF SECOND CITY’s FINEST SET FOR TWISTED TELLING OF A HOLIDAY FAVORITE IN THE WORLD PREMIERE OF   The Hysterical New Holiday Classic Runs November 24 – December 30, 2012 at Center Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City

The Second City scoured their address book to assemble a cast of seven luminary L.A.-based alumni for their hilarious take on the beloved Charles Dickens tale of hope and redemption. The world premiere of The Second City’s “A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens!” is written by Second City alums, Peter Gwinn (formerly of “The Colbert Report”) and Bobby Mort (currently of “The Colbert Report”), and opens November 29, 2012, at Center Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theatre. Previews begin November 24 and performances will run through December 30.

Directed by yet another Second City alum, Marc Warzecha (Resident Director, The Second City) the cast features Frank Caeti (“MADtv”), Larry Joe Campbell (“According to Jim”), Dan Castellaneta (“The Simpsons”), Amanda Blake Davis (“Second City Does Dallas” at the Dallas Theatre Center), Joe Flaherty (“SCTV,” “Freaks and Geeks”), Brian Stepanek (“The Suite Life of Zack and Cody”) and Jean Villepique (“Up All Night”). The scenic design is by Tom Buderwitz, costume design by Leah Piehl, lighting design by Brandon Baruch and sound design by Cricket S. Myers. The production stage manager is Kirsten Parker.

With its trademark humor, irreverence and originality, The Second City, in a creative collaboration with CTG, is taking the classic Charles Dickens’ Christmas tale and giving it a hearty twist.  In addition to Scrooge (played by Joe Flaherty), the ever-morphing ensemble will bring the famous Victorian streets to frenzied life with Tiny Tim, that fat, plucked goose, all those know-it-all ghosts, a host of anachronistic characters and hilarious improvs which will have Dickens guffawing in his grave.

The cast will be joined by an ever-changing stable of starry, drop-in special guests.  The Second City specializes in sketch comedy and improvisation and has delighted audiences for over 50 years. With resident stages in Chicago and Toronto and touring ensembles, The Second City entertains over a million guests each year.

It is also the largest training center in the world for improvisation, sketch and acting, with schools in Los Angeles, Chicago and Toronto, and 20,000 registrations per year. The Second City served as a training ground for a host of famous alumni, including Mike Myers, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, John Candy, John Belushi, Catherine O’Hara, Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert and more. Colbert said, “The Second City was everything to me,” and Murray said, “Second City is the best job anybody in the American theatre can get.  It’s incomparable.” The New York Times reported that “The entire recent tradition of American satire can be summed up in three words:

The Second City.” Tickets for “A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens!” are available by calling (213) 628-2772, online at www.CenterTheatreGroup.org, in person at the Center Theatre Group box office at the Ahmanson Theatre or two hours prior to performances at the Kirk Douglas Theatre box office. The Kirk Douglas Theatre is located at 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232.

Oct 272012
 

TAYLOR SWIFT ANNOUNCES THE RED TOUR
6-Time Grammy Winner Taylor Swift Returns To STAPLES Center August 19th & 20th 2013 with Special Guest Ed Sheeran!

Tickets will go on-sale Friday, November 16th @ 10am. Please visit www.staplescenter.com for info.

Taylor Swift announced tonight that she will launch a North American stadium and arena tour in early 2013 in support of her blockbuster new album, RED. Taylor made the special announcement in partnership with ABC News on tonight’s primetime TV special “All Access Nashville with Katie Couric – A Special Edition of 20/20.” Watch the announcement here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoJj-5nAGpM. RED was released this week to widespread worldwide critical acclaim and has already topped the iTunes album sales charts in 40 countries.

On The RED Tour, Taylor is currently slated to headline 58 shows in 45 cities in 29 states and 3 provinces in 2013. The tour will kick-off on March 13 in Omaha, Nebraska and continue through September. Acclaimed singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran, whose duet with Taylor from her RED album, “Everything Has Changed,” has already reached the #1 position atop iTunes all-genre Top Songs chart, will be a special guest on all of the shows on the tour.

The 2013 dates will include nine stadiums – Detroit’s Ford Field, Dallas’s Cowboys Stadium, Toronto’s Rogers Centre, Winnipeg’s Investors’ Group Field, Vancouver’s BC Place Stadium, Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field, Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field, Foxborough, Mass.’s Gillette Stadium and Chicago’s Soldier Field.

The RED Tour will be produced and promoted by The Messina Group (TMG). At Taylor’s request, every show will include tickets priced at under $50. The first tickets will go on sale on November 16th, and on-sale information is available now at www.taylorswift.com and www.abcnews.com. TMG is a partner of AEG Live, one of the top live entertainment companies in the world, which produces world tours featuring internationally renowned artists and regional concerts and festivals.

Taylor’s RED Tour is set to be one of the most-anticipated musical events of 2013, as Taylor’s live shows are renowned worldwide for bringing her music to life with what Variety has dubbed “supreme spectacle” and Billboard has hailed as an “overwhelming experience…that blended the pacing, the music and the artist’s personality in a way that transfixed.” During the course of every show, Taylor plays a variety of instruments and performs her biggest hits and fan favorites from her four Big Machine Records albums.
“I didn’t think I could be any more excited about my RED album, but then I start thinking about how I’m going to put the new show together for The RED Tour,” says Taylor. “I have so many ideas about how to really bring this music to life, and I can’t wait to share the new show with all my fans!”

Taylor Swift is a six-time GRAMMY winner, and is the youngest winner in history of the music industry’s highest honor, the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Her fourth studio album, RED, was just released this week, and is already garnering widespread critical acclaim and setting new sales records. Her 2010 album, Speak Now, was lauded on Rolling Stone’s prestigious The 50 Greatest Albums of All Time (by women) list, and Time magazine has named Taylor one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Two-time BRIT Award winning singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran has become one of the biggest musical success stories in the UK over the past year and is already a fast-rising star in the U.S. Sheeran’s debut single, “The A Team,” was Britain’s highest-charting, biggest-selling debut single of 2011; his debut album, “+”, entered the UK Albums Chart at #1 and has since been certified 5x-platinum.  “+” debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200 upon its stateside release via Elektra Records this past summer, with “The A Team” continuing to climb the radio charts.
For more details, log on to www.taylorswift.com and www.abcnews.com.

Oct 262012
 

ACADEMY’S “UNIVERSAL’S LEGACY OF HORROR” DOUBLES THE FRIGHT

The Academy is hosting an October-long celebration of classic horror films in honor of “Universal’s Legacy of Horror”- part of the studio’s year-long 100th anniversary celebration.

SATURDAY DOUBLE-DOUBLE FEATURE* “Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein” (1948) and “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken” (1966) Saturday, October 27, at 2 p.m. Linwood Dunn Theater 1313 Vine Street, Hollywood

Special guests scheduled include actress Joan Staley, who played Alma Parker in “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken,” and Karen Knotts, daughter of Don Knotts, who played Luther Heggs in the film.

“The Incredible Shrinking Man” (1957) and “Tarantula” (1955) Saturday, October 27, at 7:30 p.m. Oscars Outdoors 1341 Vine Street, Hollywood

*Series passes are not good for the Double-Double Feature.  Individual tickets are on sale now for each double feature. CREWS/PHOTOGRAPHERS: Wishing to attend either of the Saturday screenings, must RSVP to tcurtis@oscars.org no later than noon on Friday, 10/26.

SERIES FINALE “The Phantom of the Opera” (1925) Tuesday, October 30, at 7:30 p.m. Samuel Goldwyn Theater 8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills

Special guests scheduled include film historian and preservationist Kevin Brownlow, grandson of Lon Chaney, Ron Chaney, and 103 year-old Carla Laemmle, a dancer in the film and niece of Universal Studios founder Carl Laemmle. In conjunction with the screening series, the Academy will present “Universal’s Legacy of Horror: A Centennial Exhibition,” which includes rare posters, stills and other artifacts celebrating Universal’s distinctive contributions to the classic horror genre and the studio’s founding 100 years ago.

The exhibition will run in the Academy Grand Lobby throughout October.  Admission is free. Tickets for individual screenings are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID, and may be purchased online at www.oscars.org, in person at the Academy box office, or by mail.

Ticketed seating is unreserved.  For more information call (310) 247-3600 or visit www.oscars.org. For media requests, please contact Tarrah Lee Curtis, tcurtis@oscars.org or Judy Merrick, jmerrick@id-pr.com.

 

Oct 262012
 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS November 2012-January 2013

EVENT:                    “Other Desert Cities”    by Jon Robin Baitz    Directed by Robert Egan with Jeannie Berlin, Robert Foxworth, Robin Weigert, Michael Weston and JoBeth Williams.

DESCRIPTION: Directed by Robert Egan, “Other Desert Cities” tells the story of a once promising novelist who returns home after a six year absence to spend the holidays with her parents, her brother and her aunt. When she announces that she is about to publish a memoir focusing on an explosive chapter in the family’s history, the reunion is thrown into turmoil.

DATES/TIMES: Previews begin November 28.  Opens December 9. Continues through January 6, 2013. Previews (November 28 — December 8): Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m.; 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. performances on Sunday, December 2. No performance on Mondays. Exceptions: Matinee on Saturday, December 1 at 2:30 p.m. Opens Sunday, December 9 at 7 p.m. Regular Performances (beginning December 11): Tuesday through Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2:30 and 8 p.m.; Sunday at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. No performance on Mondays. Exceptions: No performance on Tuesday, December 25. Added performance on Monday, December 31 at 8 p.m. No performance on Tuesday, January 1.

TICKET INFO: Ticket Prices: $20 to $65 (Ticket prices are subject to change.) Tickets are available by calling CTG Audience Services at (213) 628-2772, in person at the CTG box office or on-line at www.CenterTheatreGroup.org. Hot Tix: $20 each may be purchased in advance or, subject to availability, on the day of performance at the box office (no checks). Groups: (213) 972-7231. Deaf community: Information & charge, TDD (213) 680-4017.

LOCATION:  Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum At the Music Center, 135 N. Grand Avenue in Downtown L.A., 90012

Oct 252012
 

CAST CHANGE FOR BAITZ’S “OTHER DESERT CITES” AT MARK TAPER FORUM  

Michael Weston Replaces Justin Long And Joins Cast Members Jeannie Berlin, Robert Foxworth, Robin Weigert and JoBeth Williams Previews Begin November 28, 2012; Opening December 9; Performances Through January 6, 2013

CTG CAST CHANGE FOR BAITZ’S “OTHER DESERT CITES” AT MARK TAPER FORUM

Michael Weston replaces Justin Long in Center Theatre Group’s production of the Tony-nominated “Other Desert Cities” by Jon Robin Baitz.

Michael Weston replaces Justin Long in Center Theatre Group’s production of the Tony-nominated “Other Desert Cities” by Jon Robin Baitz.  Weston joins the previously announced Jeannie Berlin, Robert Foxworth, Robin Weigert and JoBeth Williams. Long has bowed out due to a film commitment.  Robert Egan directs the West Coast premiere, which starts previews on November 28, 2012, opens December 9 and runs through January 6, 2013.

Scene design for “Other Desert Cities” is by Takeshi Kata, costume design by Alex Jaeger, lighting design by Lap Chi Chu, sound design by Adam Phalen and original music by Karl Fredrik Lundeberg.  Casting is by Erika Sellin.  Production stage manager is James T. McDermott. “Other Desert Cities” tells the story of a once promising novelist who returns home after a six year absence to spend the holidays with her parents, her brother and her aunt. When she announces that she is about to publish a memoir focusing on an explosive chapter in the family’s history, the reunion is thrown into turmoil.

Ben Brantley of The New York Times said that “Other Desert Cities” is “. . .  the most richly enjoyable new play for grown-ups that New York has known in many a season . . . In his most fully realized play to date, Mr. Baitz makes sure our sympathies keep shifting among the members of the wounded family portrayed here. Every one of them emerges as selfish, loving, cruel, compassionate, irritating, charming and just possibly heroic.” Linda Winer of Newsday said that the play is “…a smart, juicy, gorgeously written family drama that knows individual psychology as keenly as it understands the world around it. …”  Jeannie Berlin (who plays Silda Grauman) recently appeared in the film “Margaret,” for which she received Best Supporting Actress nods from The New York Times’ A.O. Scott, the Village Voice 2011 Critics’ Poll, the N.Y. Film Critics Award and more.

She is also known for the films “Sheila Levine” and “The Heartbreak Kid” (Golden Globe nomination), among others.  She appeared on stage in “Power Plays” opposite Alan Arkin, and in “After the Night and the Music.” Robert Foxworth (Lyman Wyeth) recently appeared as Henry Drummond in “Inherit the Wind,” at The Old Globe in San Diego, where he is an Associate Artist.  On Broadway, he has appeared in “Twelve Angry Men,” “Ivanov,” “Judgment at Nuremberg,” “August: Osage County,” and more.

He has starred and guest-starred in numerous series, including “Six Feet Under” and “Falcon Crest.” He is the voice of Ratchet in all three of the “Transformers” movies.  Michael Weston (Trip Wyeth) appeared off-Broadway in “Extinction” and “Snakebit,” as well as in “Dead End,” Matchmaker” and “Johnny On The Spot,” all at Williamstown Theatre Festival.  In Los Angeles, he was seen in “Waverly Gallery” at the Pasadena Playhouse.

Recently he starred in the A&E mini-weries “Coma.” His film credits include “State of Play,” “Garden State” and “The Last Kiss,” among others, and he has played recurring roles on the popular series’ “House,” “Six Feet Under” and “Scrubs.” Robin Weigert (Brooke Wyeth) has appeared on and off-Broadway in numerous productions, receiving Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel award nominations for her work in “Madame Melville.”

She recently played the eponymous Angel in Tony Kushner’s “Angels in America” at the Signature Theatre Company in NYC.  She is known to TV audiences for the role of Calamity Jane in “Deadwood” and a recurring role in the FX series “Sons of Anarchy.”  Her film work includes “The Good German,” “Things We Lost in the Fire,” “Fragments,” “My One and Only,” Charley Kaufman’s “Synecdoche, New York”  and “The Private Lives of Pippa Lee,” as well as the “The Sessions.” JoBeth Willams (Polly Wyeth) recently appeared in “Quality of Life” at the Geffen Playhouse.  Notable films include “The Big Chill” and “Poltergeist,” as well as the television movies “Adam” and “Baby M,” both of which brought her Emmy and Golden Globe nominations.

CTG has presented five Jon Robin Baitz’s plays including “Dutch Landscape” (world premiere – 1988-1989 season), “The Substance of Fire” (1992-1993 season), “Three Hotels” (1994-1995 season) and “Ten Unknowns” directed by Robert Egan (2002-2003 season), all at the Taper, and the world premiere of “The Paris Letter” (2004-2005 season) at CTG’s Kirk Douglas Theatre.  His other plays include “The Film Society,” “The End of the Day,” “A Fair Country,” “Mizlansky/Zilinsky” and a new version of Ibsen’s “Hedda Gabler” (for Broadway starring Kate Burton).  He is a Pulitzer Prize finalist for “A Fair Country” and a Guggenheim, NEA and American Academy of Arts & Letters Award winner.

His screenplays include “The Substance of Fire” and “People I Know” starring Al Pacino, both for Miramax. He created the ABC-TV drama “Brothers & Sisters” in 2006, after writing an episode of “The West Wing” (“The Long Goodbye”). Robert Egan is the Artistic Director/Producer of the acclaimed Ojai Playwrights Conference. Prior to Ojai he was the Producing Director of the Taper for 20 seasons, where he founded and produced 15 seasons of the New Work Festival and directed “Made in Bangkok,” “Closer,” “Hedda Gabler,” “Arcadia” and Jon Robin Baitz’s “Ten Unknowns,” among many others.

He is also the Founder and President of RHEgan Productions LLC and Eye Street Media where he has conceived, written, produced and directed major live events and media celebrating Cure Autism Now, Operation Smile, LA Team Mentoring, Global Green USA and Homeboy Industries. Egan was recently named the Artistic Director/Producer of Watts Media, one of the nation’s leading companies in strategizing and creating live events and media for corporations and non-profits across the country.

Other directing and producing credits include major productions ranging from world premieres to Shakespeare at theatres across the country including in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and in London and Europe.  “Other Desert Cities” premiered at Lincoln Center Theater in December 2010 and played at the Booth Theatre on Broadway, October 2011 through June 2012, receiving a total of five Tony nominations.

Tickets for “Other Desert Cities” are available at www.CenterTheatreGroup.org, the CTG box office located at the Ahmanson Theatre, or by calling (213) 628-2772.

 

Oct 242012
 

“THE BIRDS” TAKE OVER “UNIVERSAL’S LEGACY OF HORROR” AT THE ACADEMY

The Academy is hosting an October-long celebration of classic horror films in honor of “Universal’s Legacy of Horror”- part of the studio’s year-long 100th anniversary celebration.

“The Birds” (1963)

Tuesday, October 23, at 7:30 p.m.

Samuel Goldwyn Theater

8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills

Special guests scheduled include actresses Tippi Hedren, who played Melanie Daniels, and Veronica Cartwright, who played Cathy Brenner, in the film.  Media access by request only.

SATURDAY DOUBLE-DOUBLE FEATURE*

“Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein” (1948) and “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken” (1966)

Saturday, October 27, at 2 p.m.

Linwood Dunn Theater

1313 Vine Street, Hollywood

Special guests scheduled include actress Joan Staley, who played Alma Parker in “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken,” and Karen Knotts, daughter of Don Knotts, who played Luther Heggs in the film.   “The Incredible Shrinking Man” (1957) and “Tarantula” (1955) Saturday, October 27, at 7:30 p.m. Oscars Outdoors 1341 Vine Street, Hollywood

*Series passes are not good for the Double-Double Feature.  Individual tickets are on sale now for each double feature.

“The Phantom of the Opera”

(1925) Tuesday, October 30, at 7:30 p.m.

Samuel Goldwyn Theater

8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills

Special guests scheduled include film historian and preservationist Kevin Brownlow, and 103 year-old Carla Laemmle, a dancer in the film and niece of Universal Studios founder Carl Laemmle.

In conjunction with the screening series, the Academy will present “Universal’s Legacy of Horror: A Centennial Exhibition,” which includes rare posters, stills and other artifacts celebrating Universal’s distinctive contributions to the classic horror genre and the studio’s founding 100 years ago.  The exhibition will run in the Academy Grand Lobby throughout October.  Admission is free.

Series passes for “Universal’s Legacy of Horror” (excluding the Saturday double features)

Are $20 for the general public and $15 for Academy members and students with valid ID.

Tickets for individual screenings are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID, and may be purchased online at www.oscars.org, in person at the Academy box office, or by mail.

Ticketed seating is unreserved. 

For more information call (310) 247-3600 or visit

www.oscars.org.

For media requests, please contact Tarrah Lee Curtis,

 tcurtis@oscars.org or Judy Merrick, jmerrick@id-pr.com.

Oct 232012
 

I-405 Sepulveda Pass ProjectThe I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project will add a 10-mile HOV lane and improve supporting infrastructure such as ramps, bridges and sound walls on the San Diego Fwy. (I-405); while widening lanes from the Santa Monica Fwy. (I-10) to the Ventura Fwy. (US-101).

This project will reduce existing and forecasted traffic congestion on the I-405 and enhance traffic operations by adding freeway capacity in an area that experiences heavy congestion. In addition to these modifications, the project will improve both existing and future mobility and enhance safety throughout the corridor.

Project benefits include a decrease in commuter time, reduction in air pollution, and promotion of ridesharing.

The I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project will:

  • Add a 10-mile HOV lane on the northbound I-405 between the I-10 and US-101 Freeways
  • Remove and replace the Skirball Center Dr, Sunset Bl and Mulholland Dr bridges
  • Realign 27 on and off-ramps
  • Widen 13 existing underpasses and structures
  • Construct approximately 18 miles of retaining wall and sound wall.
Oct 232012
 

“SHOW PEOPLE” TO RECEIVE STAR TREATMENT AT THE ACADEMY

 The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a restored version of the comedic silent film “Show People” (1928) on Thursday, November 1, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.  Kevin Brownlow, who received an Honorary Award (an Oscar® statuette), will introduce the film, which was restored under his supervision and features a stereo musical score by composer Carl Davis.

Produced and directed by King Vidor, “Show People” served as a key inspiration for the 2011 Best Picture winner, “The Artist.”  Venturing behind the scenes into Hollywood filmmaking of the 1920s, “Show People” features not only wonderfully comedic performances by Marion Davies and William Haines, but a unique string of cameo appearances by the biggest stars of the day, including Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks and Norma Talmadge.  Davies stars as Peggy Pepper, who arrives in Hollywood from Georgia to claim the film stardom that her father believes is rightfully hers.  Haines portrays a comic performer who helps her find work even though Peggy sees herself as a “dramatic” actress.

Brownlow is a film historian and preservationist widely regarded as the preeminent historian of the silent film era.  His books include The Parade’s Gone By…; The War, the West, and the Wilderness; Hollywood: The Pioneers; Behind the Mask of Innocence; David Lean; and Mary Pickford Rediscovered.  Brownlow has written and directed such documentaries as “Hollywood,” “Unknown Chaplin,” “Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow,” “Harold Lloyd: The Third Genius,” “D.W. Griffith: Father of Film,” “Cecil B. DeMille: American Epic,” and “Garbo.”  Most famous among his many silent film restoration projects is Abel Gance’s 1927 epic “Napoleon.”

Tickets for “Show People” are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID, and may be purchased online at www.oscars.org, in person at the Academy box office, or by mail.  The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Ticketed seating is unreserved.  For more information, call (310) 247-3600 or visit www.oscars.org.

 

Oct 222012
 

 

LAPD Detectives Have Identified a Murder Suspect

LAPD Devonshire Area Homicide Detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing information on the whereabouts of a man who murdered 25-year-old Louis Villegas in Northridge.

On September 25, 2012, around 12:10 a.m., LAPD Devonshire Area patrol officers responded to a shooting call in the area of Parthenia Street and Balboa Boulevard.  When the officers arrived, they saw four people suffering from gunshot wounds inside of a car.  Los Angeles Fire Department rescue personnel responded and transported the victims to a local hospital.  One of the victims was pronounced dead at the hospital, while the others were treated for their injuries and later released.

Detectives believe Villegas was sitting in a car with three other people, when a man approached the car, pulled out a hand gun and began shooting into the car.  Villegas was struck in the upper torso, and the other occupants in the car were also shot. The suspect then left the scene.

After a thorough investigation, Devonshire Homicide Detectives have identified the shooter as Oscar Pantoja.  Pantoja is described as a 22-year-old male Hispanic.  He stands at 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 165 lbs.   He is considered to be armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact Devonshire Homicide Detectives Martin or Diaz at 818-832-0609.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to www.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips.”

 

Oct 202012
 

 

THE ACADEMY UNVEILS VISION FOR NEW MUSEUM

BY ARCHITECTS RENZO PIANO AND ZOLTAN PALI ACADEMY MUSEUM OF MOTION PICTURES WILL

BE FIRST MAJOR MUSEUM IN U.S. DEDICATED EXCLUSIVELY TO THE ART, SCIENCE OF MOVIES

$100M RAISED TOWARD $250M CAPITAL CAMPAIGN GOAL

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that it has reached its initial goal of $100 million toward a $250 million capital campaign to fund the upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Concurrently, the Academy unveiled its vision for the first major U.S. museum dedicated exclusively to the history and ongoing development of motion pictures. Designed by award-winning architects Renzo Piano and Zoltan Pali, the non-profit museum which will be located in the historic May Company Wilshire building in Los Angeles, is slated to open in 2016.Plans For a Museum of Motion Pictures

“The Academy museum will be a landmark that both our industry and our city can be immensely proud of,” said Academy CEO Dawn Hudson. “I appreciate the unwavering support of our board, our members, and especially our campaign chairs, all of whom have led us through this crucial stage.”

Launched in early 2012 by Campaign Chair Bob Iger and Co-Chairs Annette Bening and Tom Hanks, the campaign has raised $100 million through private donations towards a $250 million goal. “The early response to our fundraising campaign has been outstanding and is incredibly encouraging,” said Iger. “We are so grateful to the founding supporters of the campaign, who share our vision and passion for creating the Academy Museum.”

Located on the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) campus, the nearly 300,000 square-foot Academy Museum will revitalize the historic building, which has been vacant or underutilized for nearly 20 years, and weave it back into the fabric of the city.

The design fully restores the Wilshire and Fairfax street-front facades of the 1938 Streamline Moderne building, and includes a spherical glass addition at the back of the original building. Designed to represent the marriage of art and technology, the addition will house a state-of-the-art theater which replaces an extension made to the structure in 1946.

“The design for the museum will finally enable this wonderful building to be animated and contribute to the city after sitting empty for so long,” said Piano, the Pritzker Prize winning architect.  “I am very inspired by the Academy’s name and mission, the idea of the arts and sciences working together to create films. Our design will preserve the May Company building’s historic public profile while simultaneously signaling that the building is taking on a new life that celebrates both the industry and art form that this city created and gave to the world.”

“A major movie museum in the heart of this city has been a long-held dream of the Academy,” said Academy President Hawk Koch, “Thanks to the latest technological developments we can take the visiting public through time, back into our history and forward toward our future.”   Through immersive exhibitions and galleries, special screening rooms, and an interactive education center with demonstration labs, the museum will draw from the Academy’s extensive collections and archives, which include more than 140,000 films, 10 million photographs, 42,000 original film posters, 10,000 production drawings, costumes, props and movie-making equipment, as well as behind-the-scenes personal accounts from artists and innovators – the Academy’s membership – working in the motion picture industry.

“Hollywood has played an unparalleled role in bringing American art, culture and creativity to people around the world,” said Antonio Villaraigosa, mayor of Los Angeles. “The Academy Museum will be a remarkable resource for L.A. that will both celebrate the industry that has defined our city and provide an essential resource that reinforces our position as leader and innovator.”

The $100 million raised includes significant commitments from:

Campaign Chairs and their families: Annette Bening and Warren Beatty, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, and Bob Iger and Willow Bay Academy Governors, Past Presidents and their families, including: Bill Condon and Jack Morrissey, Richard and Bonnie Cook, Rob and Shari Friedman, Sid and Nancy Ganis, Jim and Ann Gianopulos, Gale Anne Hurd, Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall, Hawk and Molly Koch, John and Nancy Lasseter, Walter Mirisch and Lawrence Mirisch, Bob and Kay Rehme, and Tom and Madeleine Sherak Corporate partners, including Dolby Laboratories, Panavision, Technicolor, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Entertainment Partners/Central Casting, Girard-Perregaux Watches, and The New York Times Film studios and entertainment conglomerates, including The Walt Disney Company, NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Bros.

Entertainment, and Lionsgate Individuals and foundations, including Cecilia DeMille Presley, Lucasfilm Foundation, Shirley Temple Black and Family, Ken and Carol Schultz, The Mary Pickford Foundation, Alan and Cindy Horn, Frank and Fay Mancuso, Bob and Eva Shaye, The Four Friends Foundation, the Film Music Foundation, and Jerry and Linda Bruckheimer Industry guilds, including the Directors Guild of America, Producers Guild of America, SAG-AFTRA, and the Writers Guild of America, West. The Academy will also provide an endowment to support the Museum’s long-term programming.

“The Academy Museum will have a profound impact on the cultural landscape of Los Angeles. The decision to locate this museum in a historic building on LACMA’s campus will bring incredible benefits to both institutions and their visitors. It is a whole that is bigger than the sum of its parts,” said Zev Yaroslavsky, chairman of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

ABOUT THE ACADEMY The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards—in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners­—the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.

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About Renzo Piano Building Workshop

The Renzo Piano Building Workshop is an interactive partnership that originated with the creative insight of Genoa-born architect Renzo Piano. Established in 1981, the Workshop has a team of 150 architects at offices in Genoa, Paris and New York. Our work strives for unusual and bold solutions, achieved through inventive use of technology, while emphasizing a respect for local cultural themes and a reliance on traditional materials and craftsmanship.

RPBW aims to blend these diverse and occasionally dissonant themes in a search for a new architectural voice—one that pays homage to the urbanity and humanity of space and form—within a broader context that seeks elegance and balance yet rejects the conventional constraints of formalism and traditional boundaries between disciplines.

Current projects include the Fogg Museum expansion at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA; the new Whitney Museum of American Art and Columbia University’s Manhattanville Campus in New York, NY; the Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center in Athens, Greece; and the Kimbell Art Museum expansion in Fort Worth, TX. Past projects include the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, France; the Beyeler Foundation Museum in Basel, Switzerland; the Menil Collection in Houston, TX; the New York Times Building in New York, NY; the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, CA; the High Museum of Art expansion in Atlanta, GA; the Chicago Art Institute expansion Chicago, IL; and the Broad Contemporary Art Museum, LACMA expansion in Los Angeles, CA.

About Studio Pali Fekete

Zoltan E. Pali founded Studio Pali Fekete architects (SPF:a) with partner Judit M. Fekete LEED AP in 1988 with the mission of generating architecture that fuses forces of site, program, budget, nature, and culture.  Although they have become proficient in working with historically designated buildings, their approach is decidedly modern, having both been mentored by the LA modernist and original LA12 designee, Jerrold E. Lomax, FAIA, an associate of Craig Ellwood. Notable projects have included restoration work on the Hollywood Pantages Theatre, the Greek Theatre and Gibson Amphitheatre, and Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, which have resulted in numerous accolades, including the Preservation Award from the Los Angeles Conservancy.

The firm was executive architect on a $300 million renovation and expansion project at Getty Villa Museum in Malibu that included the new Getty Conservation Institute, the Fleischmann Amphitheatre, the Villa Auditorium and restoration of the original Villa Museum and Getty Ranch House.

Most recently, they worked with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on LACMA West, a 300,000-square foot adaptive reuse of a historic department store into museum galleries, offices, media libraries and other flexible program space. In 2005, Pali was inducted as one of the youngest members of the AIA’s College of Fellows.

Oct 182012
 

The red carpet premiere of Loving the Silent Tears: A New Musical is anticipated as one of the most star-studded, spectacular year-end events, to be held on October 27 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

The first of its kind in theatre history, Loving the Silent Tears will take the audience on an elevating journey across six continents and 16 countries, to tell a compelling story about humanity’s search for inner peace and happiness.

Loving the Silent Tears promises the ingenious direction of Tony nominee Vincent Paterson (Michael Jackson’s Bad and Madonna’s Blond Ambition tours), lively dances choreographed by Emmy-winning Bonnie Story (High School Musical), the imaginative stagecraft of Emmy- winning set designer John Iacovelli (Peter Pan), and a vibrant display of costumes by award- winning designer Sharell Martin (Chicago).

For additional information, please visit: http://www.silenttearsmusical.com/

Oct 182012
 

 

Concerts coming to Nokia Theatre and Staples Center

MAC MILLER – October 2nd, 2012 Nokia Theatre 777 Chick Hearn Court in Los Angeles, CA 90015

Justin Bieber – October 2nd & 3rd, 2012 STAPLES Center 1111 Figueroa Street, Suite 3100 Los Angeles, CA 90015

GERARDO ORTIZ – October 5th, 2012 Nokia Theatre 777 Chick Hearn Court in Los Angeles, CA 90015

Black Keys – October 5th & 6th, 2012 STAPLES Center 1111 Figueroa Street, Suite 3100 Los Angeles, CA 90015

Madonna – October 10th & 11th, 2012 STAPLES Center 1111 Figueroa Street, Suite 3100 Los Angeles, CA 90015

WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU: A GRAMMY SALUTE TO WHITNEY HOUSTON – October 11th, 2012 Nokia Theatre 777 Chick Hearn Court in Los Angeles, CA 90015

LOS TEMERARIOS – October 13th, 2012 Nokia Theatre 777 Chick Hearn Court in Los Angeles, CA 90015

Carrie Underwood – October 16th, 2012 STAPLES Center 1111 Figueroa Street, Suite 3100 Los Angeles, CA 90015

GOOGOOSH – October 27th, 2012 Nokia Theatre 777 Chick Hearn Court in Los Angeles, CA 90015

R KELLY – SINGLE LADIES TOUR – November 2nd, 2012 Nokia Theatre 777 Chick Hearn Court in Los Angeles, CA 90015

ERIC CHURCH – November 4th, 2012 Nokia Theatre 777 Chick Hearn Court in Los Angeles, CA 90015

LEONARD COHEN – November 5th, 2012 Nokia Theatre 777 Chick Hearn Court in Los Angeles, CA 90015

FRESH BEAT BAND LIVE IN CONCERT – November 24th, 2012 Nokia Theatre 777 Chick Hearn Court in Los Angeles, CA 90015

Morrissey – November 24th, 2012 STAPLES Center 1111 Figueroa Street, Suite 3100 Los Angeles, CA 90015

Vicente Fernandez – November 29th, 2012 STAPLES Center 1111 Figueroa Street, Suite 3100 Los Angeles, CA 90015

PRINCE ROYCE – November 29th, 2012 Nokia Theatre 777 Chick Hearn Court in Los Angeles, CA 90015

Aerosmith – December 3rd, 2012 STAPLES Center 1111 Figueroa Street, Suite 3100 Los Angeles, CA 90015

KIIS FM JINGLE BALL NIGHT #1 – December 1st, 2012 Taylor Swift, Ne-Yo, Ellie Goulding, OneRepublic, The Wonder Girls w/ a special appearance by Akon, and a SURPRISE superstar band Nokia Theatre 777 Chick Hearn Court in Los Angeles, CA 90015

KIIS FM JINGLE BALL NIGHT #2 – December 3rd, 2012 Justin Bieber, Ke$ha, Flo Rida, The Wanted, special acoustic performance by FUN., AfroJack, Owl City and Psy Nokia Theatre 777 Chick Hearn Court in Los Angeles, CA 90015

CELTIC THUNDER – VOYAGE – December 5th, 2012 Nokia Theatre 777 Chick Hearn Court in Los Angeles, CA 90015

MARIACHI USA CHRISTMAS 2012 – December 9th, 2012 Nokia Theatre 777 Chick Hearn Court in Los Angeles, CA 90015

CHRIS ISSAK – December 11th, 2012 Nokia Theatre 777 Chick Hearn Court in Los Angeles, CA 90015

94.7 THE WAVE’S CHRISTMAS CONCERT STARRING DAVE KOZ AND KENNY LOGGINS – December 16th, 2012 Nokia Theatre 777 Chick Hearn Court in Los Angeles, CA 90015

KPCC & NPR PRESENTS WAIT WAIT DON’T TELL ME – December 6th, 2012 Nokia Theatre 777 Chick Hearn Court in Los Angeles, CA 90015

Kevin Hart – December 31st, 2012 STAPLES Center 1111 Figueroa Street, Suite 3100 Los Angeles, CA 90015

Lady Gaga – January 20th & 21st, 2013 STAPLES Center 1111 Figueroa Street, Suite 3100 Los Angeles, CA 90015

Muse – January 23rd, 2013 STAPLES Center 1111 Figueroa Street, Suite 3100 Los Angeles, CA 90015

THE WHO: Quadrophenia and More – January 30th, 2013 STAPLES Center 1111 Figueroa Street, Suite 3100 Los Angeles, CA 90015

ROBERTO TAPIA – February 13th, 2013 Nokia Theatre 777 Chick Hearn Court in Los Angeles, CA 90015

P!nk – February 16th, 2013 STAPLES Center 1111 Figueroa Street, Suite 3100 Los Angeles, CA 90015

Tiesto – March 2nd, 2013 STAPLES Center 1111 Figueroa Street, Suite 3100 Los Angeles, CA 90015

Rihanna – April 8th, 2013 STAPLES Center 1111 Figueroa Street, Suite 3100 Los Angeles, CA 90015

One Direction – August 7th, 8th & 9th, 2013 STAPLES Center 1111 Figueroa Street, Suite 3100 Los Angeles, CA 90015

Oct 182012
 

Entertainment coming to Nokia Theatre and Staples Center

CEDRIC “THE ENTERTAINER” & D.L. HUGHLEY – October 19th, 2012 Nokia Theatre 777 Chick Hearn Court in Los Angeles, CA 90015

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE TOUR – October 25th, 2012 Nokia Theatre 777 Chick Hearn Court in Los Angeles, CA 90015

Boxing: Mares vs. Moreno – November 10th, 2012 STAPLES Center 1111 Figueroa Street, Suite 3100 Los Angeles, CA 90015

AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS – November 18th, 2012 Nokia Theatre 777 Chick Hearn Court in Los Angeles, CA 90015

YO GABBA GABBA LIVE! – November 23rd, 2012 Nokia Theatre 777 Chick Hearn Court in Los Angeles, CA 90015

Russell Peters – December 7th, 2012 STAPLES Center 1111 Figueroa Street, Suite 3100 Los Angeles, CA 90015

Disney On Ice: Dare to Dream – December 12th-16th, 2012 STAPLES Center 1111 Figueroa Street, Suite 3100 Los Angeles, CA 90015

2013 PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS – January 9th, 2012 Nokia Theatre 777 Chick Hearn Court in Los Angeles, CA 90015

WWE RAW World Tour – January 18th, 2013 STAPLES Center 1111 Figueroa Street, Suite 3100 Los Angeles, CA 90015

Harlem Globetrotters – February 17th, 2013 STAPLES Center 1111 Figueroa Street, Suite 3100 Los Angeles, CA 90015

Oct 172012
 

“SEMINAR” OPENS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17 AT THE CENTER THEATRE GROUP/AHMANSON THEATRE Jeff Goldblum Stars in Theresa Rebeck’s New Comedy

Academy Award and Emmy Award-nominee Jeff Goldblum opens October 17 At CTG

(L to R) Lucas Near-Verbrugghe, Jeff Goldblum, Jennifer Ikeda and Aya Cash in “Seminar,” which opens at the Center Theatre Group.Written by Theresa Rebeck, “Seminar” is directed by Sam Gold.
Photo by: Craig Schwartz

“Seminar,” the sexy, smart new comedy starring Academy Award and Emmy Award-nominee Jeff Goldblum opens October 17 at 8 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre.

Directed by Obie Award-winner Sam Gold, “Seminar” is by Pulitzer Prize finalist and “Smash” creator Theresa Rebeck. Performances continue through November 18, 2012.

(“Seminar” began previews October 10.) In “Seminar,” four aspiring young writers played by Aya Cash, Jennifer Ikeda, Greg Keller and Lucas Near-Verbrugghe sign up for private writing classes taught by an international literary figure played by Goldblum.  Under his recklessly brilliant and unorthodox instruction, some thrive and others flounder, alliances are made and broken, sex is used as a weapon and hearts are unmoored.

The wordplay is not the only thing that turns vicious as innocence collides with experience in this provocative new comedy.  The production of “Seminar” at the Ahmanson features the complete Broadway design team:  set and costume design by Tony Award-nominee and two-time Obie Award-winner David Zinn, lighting design by Drama Desk Award-nominee Ben Stanton and original music and sound design by two-time Drama Desk Award-winner John Gromada. “Seminar” is produced by Jeffrey Finn, Jill Furman, John N. Hart Jr., Patrick Milling Smith, Roy Furman, David Ian, David Mirvish, Amy Nauiokas and James Spry.

For tickets and information, please go to CenterTheatreGroup.org, the Center Theatre Group box office located at the Ahmanson Theatre or call (213) 972-4400.

 

Oct 162012
 

“CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON” AND “THE INVISIBLE MAN” CONTINUE THE CELEBRATION FOR “UNIVERSAL’S LEGACY OF HORROR” AT THE ACADEMY

 The Academy is hosting an October-long celebration of classic horror films in honor of “Universal’s Legacy of Horror”– part of the studio’s year-long 100th anniversary celebration.

“Creature from the Black Lagoon” (1954, in 3D) and “The Invisible Man” (1933) Tuesday, October 16, at 7:30 p.m. Samuel Goldwyn Theater 8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills

Special guests scheduled include actress Julie Adams, who played Kay Lawrence in “Creature from the Black Lagoon.”

“The Birds” (1963) Tuesday, October 23, at 7:30 p.m. Samuel Goldwyn Theater 8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills

Special guests scheduled include actresses Tippi Hedren, who played Melanie Daniels, and Veronica Cartwright, who played Cathy Brenner, in the film.

“The Phantom of the Opera” (1925) Tuesday, October 30, at 7:30 p.m. Samuel Goldwyn Theater 8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills

Special guests scheduled include film historian and preservationist , and 103 year-old Carla Laemmle, a dancer in the film and niece of Universal Studios founder Carl Laemmle.

SATURDAY DOUBLE-DOUBLE FEATURE*

“Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein” (1948) and “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken” (1966) Saturday, October 27, at 2 p.m. Linwood Dunn Theater 1313 Vine Street, Hollywood

Special guests scheduled include actress Joan Staley, who played Alma Parker in “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken.”

“The Incredible Shrinking Man” (1957) and “Tarantula” (1955) Saturday, October 27, at 7:30 p.m. Oscars Outdoors 1341 Vine Street, Hollywood

*Series passes are not good for the Double-Double Feature. 

Individual tickets are on sale now for each double feature.

In conjunction with the screening series, the Academy will present “Universal’s Legacy of Horror: A Centennial Exhibition,” which includes rare posters, stills and other artifacts celebrating Universal’s distinctive contributions to the classic horror genre and the studio’s founding 100 years ago.  The exhibition will run in the Academy Grand Lobby throughout October.  Admission is free.

Series passes for “Universal’s Legacy of Horror” (excluding the Saturday double features) are $20 for the general public and $15 for Academy members and students with valid ID.  Tickets for individual screenings are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID, and may be purchased online at www.oscars.org, in person at the Academy box office, or by mail.  Ticketed seating is unreserved.  For more information call (310) 247-3600 or visit www.oscars.org.

For media requests, please contact Tarrah Lee Curtis, tcurtis@oscars.org or Judy Merrick, jmerrick@id-pr.com.

Oct 152012
 

 

Do you like scary places? Are you brave enough to attend the HOLLYWOOD ARTS COUNCIL’S SPIRIT OF OLD HOLLYWOOD SALON?

Hoot And a Haunt!Hope To See You Sunday The 21st.Old Hollywood Glam And Fun! 
This year we are at the fabulously haunted and historic American Legion on Highland.
The date is Sunday, October 21st from 5:30 to 8:30 at the American Legion on Highland in Hollywood.
Please invite your family, friends and neighbors. The purpose of this is to introduce new people to the Arts Council, get new members and have fun perks for our current members to be a part of the HAC
Attendees will get a year’s membership (or renewal of current membership) to the  Hollywood Arts Council, drinks and appetizers and a GREAT time. Ghost Tours throughout the evening will be lead by renown psychic Patti Negri.

The event is topped off with live jazz by the Hollywood Rhythm Kings.
Attached is the postcard to reserve ,and below are; a  link to eventbrite, a video from a tv show about the ghosts at venue and more!
 
Happy Hauntings,Trustee Tony Clark

Info & Links:

Membership Salon: The Spirit of Old Hollywood – Eventbrite
Most Haunted S06 E26 Hollywood Legion 1X5 – YouTube
www.HollywoodRhythmKings.com
www.PattiNegri.com

Oct 132012
 

 

EXHIBITION:Todd Walker, “Between Light and Shadow”

Gallery II: Melanie Walker, “Wanderlust”

SHOW DATES: November 3 – December 29, 2012

(NOW EXTENDED THROUGH JANUARY 5, 2013)

RECEPTION: Saturday, November 3, 6 – 8 pm

GALLERY HOURS: Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 6 pm

Todd Walker and Melanie Walker Art Exhibition at dnj gallery

dnj Gallery is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibitions featuring the work of father and daughter, Todd and Melanie Walker. “Between Light and Shadow” in the main gallery will highlight the pioneering work of the renowned photographer, Todd Walker. Gallery II will explore his influence on the photographs of his daughter, Melanie Walker, in her series entitled “Wanderlust.” This is dnj Gallery’s first exhibition of both artists’ work.

Todd Walker was a prolific visionary who rejected a successful career as a commercial photographer to pursue his own artistic ideas using alternative photographic and printing processes and emerging technology. dnj Gallery’s exhibition celebrates Todd’s unique interpretations of two of the most traditional subjects available: the nude and the landscape. This show emphasizes Todd’s concentration on “visual reality” and his desire to take a closer look at details. Consistent with Todd’s constant experimentation with different media, the exhibition features silk screens, lithographs, collotypes and digital prints. Many of the pieces showcase the Sabattier technique for which Todd is well known.

Regardless of the medium, Todd’s work is about a personal experience. He wrote, “For me, the image from the camera needs to be transformed into a picture. That transformation is an important part of my work. In addition to being involved with the image while using the camera, I must then concentrate that image, with my reaction to the illusions that I have about my environment, and form a concrete picture that attempts to describe and delineate my illusion.”

Todd was born in 1917 in Utah and was raised in Los Angeles. He began his career painting sets for movie studios while attending the Art Center School in Pasadena. Prior to his death in 1998, he was a Professor Emeritus at the University of Arizona, Tucson. Previously, he had held positions at the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Florida, Gainesville. His work is in the permanent collections of prominent museums, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, and the Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, Arizona.

For Todd’s daughter, Melanie Walker, photography facilitates a visual dialogue with her father. In “Wanderlust,” Melanie combines images from a decade of travels to investigate experiences of time, place and memory. In creating this series, she was influenced by her father’s writing:

“I remember a time, I remember a place, I try to dnj Gallery 2525 michigan avenue, suite J1, santa monica, ca 90404 (310) 315-3551 www.dnjgallery.net return, It is not here. / The time was here, the place was then. I am now, not then. / Place, time and I happened together, but not again.”

Melanie Walker is an Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Media Art Practices, Photography at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She holds a B.A. from San Francisco State University and an M.F.A. from Florida State University. Her work is in the permanent collections of museums across the country, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, Arizona.

Her work has appeared in numerous solo and group exhibitions. For more information or images, please contact Cambra Sklarz at (310) 315-3551 or cambra@dnjgallery.net.