Nov 302012
 

11 LIVE ACTION SHORTS ADVANCE IN OSCAR® RACE

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 11 live action short films will advance in the voting process for the 85th Academy Awards®.  A tie in the nominations balloting resulted in 11 films being shortlisted.  One hundred twenty-five pictures had originally qualified in the category. 

The 11 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies:

     “A Fábrica (The Factory),” Aly Muritiba, director (Grafo Audiovisual)
     “Asad,” Bryan Buckley, director, and Mino Jarjoura, producer (Hungry Man)
     “Buzkashi Boys,” Sam French, director, and Ariel Nasr, producer (Afghan Film Project)
     “Curfew,” Shawn Christensen, director (Fuzzy Logic Pictures)
     “Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw),” Tom Van Avermaet, director, and Ellen De Waele, producer
             (Serendipity Films)
     “Henry,” Yan England, director (Yan England)
     “Kiruna-Kigali,” Goran Kapetanovic, director (Hepp Film AB)
     “The Night Shift Belongs to the Stars,” Silvia Bizio and Paola Porrini Bisson, producers (Oh! Pen LLC)
     “9meter,” Anders Walther, director, and Tivi Magnusson, producer (M & M Productions A/S)
     “Salar,” Nicholas Greene, director, and Julie Buck, producer (Nicholas Greene)
     “when you find me,” Ron Howard, executive producer, and Bryce Dallas Howard, director
             (Freestyle Picture Company)

The Short Films and Feature Animation Branch Reviewing Committee viewed all the eligible entries for the preliminary round of voting at screenings held in Los Angeles.  

Short Films and Feature Animation Branch members will now select three to five nominees from among the 11 titles on the shortlist.  Branch screenings will be held in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco in December.

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.

 

 

Nov 292012
 

 

The world premiere of The Second Citys A Christmas Carol Twist Your Dickens

(L to R) Frank Caeti and Dan Castellaneta in The Second City s A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens! Photo by Craig Schwartz

THE WORLD PREMIERE OF THE SECOND CITY’S
“A CHRISTMAS CAROL: TWIST YOUR DICKENS!”
 OPENS NOVEMBER 29 AT THE CTG/ KIRK DOUGLAS THEATRE
Performances Continue Through December 30, 2012. 

 

The world premiere of The Second Citys A Christmas Carol Twist Your Dickens

A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens!” is written by Peter Gwinn and Bobby Mort and directed by Marc Warzecha. Photo by Craig Schwartz

The world premiere of The Second City’s “A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens!,”  a hilarious take on Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas tale, opens November 29 at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre at 8 p.m. and continues through December 30, 2012.

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 is directed by yet another Second City alum, Marc Warzecha.  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 Theater Center), Brian Stepanek (“The Suite Life of Zack and Cody”),  Jean Villepique (“Up All Night”) and Ron West (“3rd Rock from the Sun”).

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 Ron West), 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 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. U.S. Bank is a proud sponsor of The Second City’s “A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens.”
Tickets for  The Second City’s “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.

Nov 272012
 

It’s a “White Christmas” at Academy’s Oscars® Outdoors

It's a White Christmasat Academys Oscars Outdoors

In celebration of actor Danny Kaye’s centennial, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will screen the holiday classic “White Christmas” (1954) at Oscars Outdoors in Hollywood on Thursday, December 6, and Friday, December 7, at 7 p.m. Special guests include Dena Kaye, Mary Crosby and Monsita Ferrer Botwick, the daughters of Kaye, Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney, respectively.  Hollywood special effects wizards are predicting a 100 percent chance of snow at the open-air theater on the Academy Hollywood campus, bringing the evening to a dramatic conclusion. December marks the start of the celebration of Danny Kaye’s centennial, a year of festivities across the country spotlighting the legendary entertainer and humanitarian.

Directed by Michael Curtiz with songs by Irving Berlin, “White Christmas” tells the story of song-and-dance team Bob Wallace and Phil Davis (Crosby and Kaye), two World War II veterans who team up with sister act Betty and Judy Haynes (Clooney and Vera-Ellen) to raise money for a struggling Vermont inn run by Bob and Phil’s former commanding general.  The film earned an Oscar® nomination for the original song “Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep,” music and lyrics by Berlin.

Tickets to “White Christmas” are $5 for the general public, free for children 10 years and younger, and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID.  Seating is unreserved.  Tickets for Friday’s screening are sold out, and tickets for Thursday night are available online at oscars.org/outdoors.  Gates open at 6 p.m.  Attendees are encouraged to bring low lawn chairs, blankets and warm clothing.  Hot chocolate and holiday treats will be available for sale from some of Los Angeles’s most popular food trucks.  Picnic baskets, beer and wine are permitted.

The Academy Hollywood campus is located at 1341 Vine Street in Hollywood (between De Longpre Avenue and Fountain Avenue, and between Vine Street and Ivar Avenue).  The campus is accessible via the Metro Red Line train and the Metro Local 210 bus.  Free parking is located behind the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study.  Enter from Homewood Avenue off Vine Street, one block north of Fountain Avenue.  The lot opens 90 minutes prior to the event and closes 30 minutes afterwards.

For additional information, visit oscars.org/outdoors  or call (310) 247-3600.

The Academy’s Science and Technology Council will also present a special screening of “White Christmas” on Sunday, December 9, at 1 p.m. at the Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael.  Hosted by Academy member Rob Hummel, the program will feature a discussion with Academy Award®-winning visual effects supervisor Craig Barron on VistaVision, the widescreen film format that was first used to create this holiday favorite and subsequently used on more than 90 films in the 1950s and beyond.  The Smith Rafael Film Center is located at 1118 4th Street.  For ticket information, visit cafilm.org.

 

Nov 232012
 

STARS OF STAGE, SCREEN, AIR AND SPACE
JOIN CTG FOR THE TWISTED TELLING OF A HOLIDAY FAVORITE
IN THE WORLD PREMIERE OF

Celebrity Guests Join CTG/Second City's A Christmas Carol Twist Your Dickens

Ever-Changing Stable of Special Guests Drop In On This Hysterical New Holiday Classic
Running November 24 – December 30, 2012, at CTG’s Kirk Douglas Theatre

Center Theatre Group and The Second City are assembling an eclectic collection of stars from the worlds of stage, screen, radio, politics, music, food, fitness, spirituality and interplanetary transport who will drop in, one by one, for a special cameo performance in the world premiere of The Second City’s “A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens!”

The partial list of guest stars includes musicians Lance Bass and Henry Rollins; actors Rose Abdoo, Jason Alexander, Ed Begley, Jr., Barry Bostwick, Neil Flynn, Keegan-Michael Key,  Sharon Lawrence, John Lehr, Ben McKenzie, Lamorne Morris, Danny Pudi, Shoshannah Stern, George Takei and Fred Willard; radio personalities Lisa May and Sandra Tsing Loh; writer Bruce Vilanch; performer Miss Coco Peru; scientists Bobak Ferdowsi and Bill Nye; chefs Susan Feniger and Valerie Gordon; professional wrestler John Hennigan (formerly known as WWE superstar John Morrison); child actress turned politician Sheila Kuehl; and LA treasures Father Gregory Boyle and Richard Simmons.  More guests will be announced in the coming weeks.  All guests are subject to change.
Written by Second City alums, Peter Gwinn (formerly of “The Colbert Report”) and Bobby Mort (currently of “The Colbert Report”), The Second City’s “A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens!” 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 Marc Warzecha (Resident Director, The Second City) the permanent cast features Second City alums 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), Brian Stepanek (“The Suite Life of Zack and Cody”),  Jean Villepique (“Up All Night”) and Ron West (“3rd Rock from the Sun”). 

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 Ron West), 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 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.

Nov 232012
 

LAPD Police Department Targets Impaired Drivers DUI Checkpoints and Saturation Patrols in Effect

What:   
Sobriety & Driver’s License Checkpoint

When:   
Friday, November 23, 2012, 8 p.m. to
Saturday, November 30, 2012, 2 p.m.

Where:  
Manchester Avenue at Hoover Street
Los Angeles, California

What:   
Sobriety & Driver’s License Checkpoint

When:   
Friday, November 23, 2012, 6 p.m. to
Saturday, November 24, 2012, 12 a.m.

Where:  
Western Avenue at Browning Boulevard
 Los Angeles, California

What:   
DUI Saturation Patrol

When:   
Friday, November 23, 2012, 2 to 8 p.m.

Where:  
Hollenbeck Area

What:   
Sobriety & Driver’s License Checkpoint

When:   
Saturday, November 24, 2012, 7 p.m. to
Sunday, November 25, 2012, 1 a.m.

Where:  
Florence Avenue at Broadway
Los Angeles, California

What:   
DUI Saturation Patrol

When:   
Saturday, November 24, 2012, 6 p.m. to
Sunday, November 25, 2012, 2 a.m.

Where:  
Hollywood Area

What:   
DUI Saturation Patrol

When:   
Saturday, November 24, 2012, 6 p.m. to
Sunday, November 25, 2012, 2 a.m.

Where:  
Southwest Area

Why: 
Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.  Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment.  Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, court probation and other expenses.

All too often, members of our community are senselessly injured or killed on local roadways by impaired drivers. “Over the course of the past year, DUI-related collisions have claimed twelve lives and injured 825 of our friends and neighbors in Los Angeles,” said Lieutenant Katona, Traffic Coordination Section.

This DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint is an effort to reduce those tragedies, as well as insuring drivers have a valid driver’s license.  A major component of these checkpoints is to increase awareness of the dangers of impaired driving and to encourage sober designated drivers.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent.

Funding for this operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Nov 212012
 

THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, LOS ANGELES (MOCA), PRESENTS

SOME LOS ANGELES ARTISTS AT MOCA

JASON SCHMIDT: SOME LOS ANGELES ARTISTS

SOME LOS ANGELES ARTISTS AT MOCA

Now on view through March 18, 2013 MOCA Grand Avenue

The Museum of Contemporary Art presents Jason Schmidt: Some Los Angeles Artists, now on view at MOCA Grand Avenue through March 18, 2013.

Since 1997, photographer Jason Schmidt has been making intimate portraits of artists around the world as part of his ongoing project Artists. Selected from over 500 photographs that currently make up this series, the 23 images on view at MOCA represent several generations of artists working in an array of disciplines—painting, sculpture, video, performance, and installation—all of whom are based in Los Angeles. Schmidt photographs each artist in a place significant to each artist’s work. ‚Unlike some other photographers of artists who work in series and record multiple images, Schmidt crystallizes his experience of the artists and their work into a single image. His ‘one shot’ approach results in some of the most iconic images of the leading artists of our time,‛ said MOCA Director Jeffrey Deitch.

Carting a Linhof 4×5 and Nikon cameras past warehouses and deserts, up and down several hundred flights of stairs, into living rooms and garages, next to beaches, canals, and pools (as well as in them), in fields and gardens, half-naked and barefoot, in cemeteries and next to stripper poles, Schmidt documents artists as they make their work. Both portraits and environments, each experience with an artist is singular—the resultant photograph is often a mixture of collaboration and on-the-spot inventiveness. Schmidt attempts to capture the artists in a concise, material way, given the restrictions that the studio or location provides.

Schmidt never editorializes, fakes scenarios or concocts clever, telltale demonstrations; he never imposes his conception of what an artist should be doing, but simply documents the sudden moment where the photographer enters into the special domain of the artist. Jason Schmidt is a New York City based photographer. He received a Bachelors degree in Art History from Columbia University in 1992. Schmidt specializes in portraits of artists and cultural figures as well as documenting interiors and architecture.

Since 2000 Schmidt has photographed over 500 contemporary fine artists, in their studios and with their work. His first book Artists was published in 2007, by Steidl. His second book on the subject will be published in 2013. His work has been anthologized and collected and the entire series of artist pictures is in the collection of Martin Marguiles. Schmidt regularly shoots for magazines and advertisers including The New York Times Magazine, Harpers Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Wallpaper, IBM, Microsoft and J.Crew.  Images: Jason Schmidt, Jason Rhoades, 2006, color photograph, 16 x 20 inches; Jason Schmidt, Liz Larner, 2001, color photograph, 16 x 20 inches THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, LOS ANGELES (MOCA)    Founded in 1979, MOCA’s mission is to be the defining museum of contemporary art.

The institution has achieved astonishing growth in its brief history—with three Los Angeles locations of architectural renown; more than 13,500 members; a world-class permanent collection of nearly 6,700 works international in scope and among the finest in the nation; hallmark education programs that are widely emulated; award-winning publications that present original scholarship; and groundbreaking monographic, touring, and thematic exhibitions of international repute that survey the art of our time.

MOCA is a private not-for-profit institution supported by its members, corporate and foundation support, government grants, and admission revenues. MOCA Grand Avenue and The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA are open 11am to 5pm on Monday and Friday; 11am to 8pm on Thursday; 11am to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday; and closed on Tuesday and Wednesday.

General admission is $12 for adults; $7 for students with I.D. and seniors (65+); and free for MOCA members, children under 12, and everyone on Thursdays, from 5pm to 8pm, courtesy of Wells Fargo.

MOCA Pacific Design Center is open 11am to 5pm, Tuesday through Friday; 11am to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday; and closed on Monday. Admission to MOCA Pacific Design Center is always free.

For 24-hour information on current exhibitions, education programs, and special events, call 213/626-6222 or access MOCA online at moca.org.  MOCA MEDIA CONTACTS Lyn Winter, Director of Communications Tel 213 633 5390

Nov 202012
 

ANYTHING GOES OPENS AT THE AHMANSON

“ANYTHING GOES” OPENS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28 AT THE AHMANSON Performances of the Timeless Cole Porter Musical Run through January 6, 2013

The new Broadway revival of “Anything Goes,” Cole Porter’s timeless classic musical theatre masterpiece, opens at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on November 28, 2012 at 8 p.m., and continues through January 6, 2013.

ANYTHING GOES OPENS AT THE AHMANSON

Rachel York and the cast of Roundabout Theatre Company’s “Anything Goes,” directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Kathleen Marshall. “Anything Goes” features music and lyrics by Cole Porter; original book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse; and new book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman. Photo by Joan Marcus

A preview performance will take place on November 27. Winner of the 2011 Tony Award® for Best Revival of a Musical, Roundabout Theatre Company’s “Anything Goes” sails direct from Broadway under the direction of Kathleen Marshall, who won the 2011 Tony Award® for Best Choreography for “Anything Goes.”  The New York Times calls it “a zesty new revival with knockout numbers and white-hot dancing” while the AP exclaims that it’s “so delightful, so delicious, so de-lovely!” “Anything Goes,” the 1934 musical comedy about the lovers, liars and clowns on a transatlantic cruise is “a daffy, shipshape romp!” (Variety).

When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention head out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love… proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail. Cole Porter’s roundup of nostalgic hits in the production include “You’re the Top,” “Friendship,” “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “It’s De-Lovely,” “Blow, Gabriel, Blow” and, of course “Anything Goes.”

Rachel York will star as Reno Sweeney and will be joined by Fred Applegate as Moonface Martin, Erich Bergen as Billy Crocker, Jeff Brooks as Ship’s Purser, Joyce Chittick as Erma, Alex Finke as Hope Harcourt, Dennis Kelly as Elisha Whitney, Vincent Rodriguez III as Luke, Marcus Shane as John, Sandra Shipley as Mrs. Evangeline Harcourt, Edward Staudenmayer as Lord Evelyn Oakleigh and Chuck Wagner as Captain.

The ensemble includes Jeremy Benton, Jacqueline Burtney, Jan Leigh Herndon, Kristie Kerwin, Gary Lindemann, Dionna Thomas Littleton, Michael Milton, Ashley Peacock, Bobby Pestka, Courtney Rottenberger, Vanessa Sonon, Ryan Steer, Kristopher Thompson-Bolden, Aaron Umsted, Mackenzie Warren, Sean Watkins, Audrey Cardwell, Alexandra Matteo, Sean McKnight, and Tony Neidenbach.

Roundabout Theatre Company’s “Anything Goes” features music and lyrics by Cole Porter; original book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse; and new book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman. The creative team includes music direction by Jay Alger with additional orchestrations by Bill Elliott, original scenic design by Derek McLane, costumes by Martin Pakledinaz, lighting design by Howell Binkley and sound design by Brian Ronan.

The National Tour of Roundabout Theatre Company’s “Anything Goes” is dedicated to the memory of Martin Pakledinaz, a beloved member of the Roundabout Theatre Company family.

Roundabout Theatre Company’s “Anything Goes” will travel to more than 21 cities during the 2012-2013 season.

Tickets for “Anything Goes” are available by calling (213) 972-4400, online at www.CenterTheatreGroup.org, or in person at the Center Theatre Group box office at the Ahmanson Theatre.

Tickets range from $20 – $120 (ticket prices are subject to change). The Ahmanson Theatre is located at the Music Center, 135 N. Grand Avenue in Downtown L.A. 90012.

Nov 172012
 

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Nov 172012
 

The Second City’s “A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens!”

Noted television personality, author and political gadfly Stephen Colbert has an issue with Charles Dickens over The Second City’s “A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens!”  The two writers of the new holiday classic, Peter Gwinn and Bobby Mort, are former and current writers, respectively, of “The Colbert Report.”

In a statement received by The Second City, Colbert states:

“The Second City’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ was created by two of my writers!  This Dickens jerk better have a good lawyer.”

– Stephen Colbert, Host of The Colbert Report, Second City Class of ’94

Reached for comment at an undisclosed location, CTG Artistic Director Michael Ritchie said “This is between Stephen and Charlie.  We don’t want to take sides.”

The Second City’s “A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens!” 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), Brian Stepanek (“The Suite Life of Zack and Cody”),  Jean Villepique (“Up All Night”) and Ron West (“3rd Rock from the Sun”).
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 Ron West), 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.

Nov 152012
 

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There are no formal requirements for taking either the IBM 000-977 or the IBM 000-105 exam. Any candidate can take the exam whenever they feel they have the necessary knowledge to pass the exams. However, IBM has a few optional and recommended prerequisites. They strongly encourage candidates to have at least one year of sales experience in Power Systems with AIX 6.1 and 7.1. Additionally, candidates are encouraged to have experience with small and midrange system sales, as well as with large and complex solution sales. General knowledge of how to use IBM resources, and choosing the appropriate Power Systems models to fit individual customers is also recommended.

Nov 142012
 

Pizza

Pizza Moon is a comfortable modern restaurant offering the best in homemade, mouthwatering pizza and Italian delights made with the best quality Italian cheese (Grande Cheese) on the market. We offer a tremendous selection of dishes ranging from specialty pizza to international foods and barbecue ribs. We’ve been providing nice, friendly service for over 10 years, and we’re well known for our food that is made fresh with every order.
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Nov 142012
 

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Nov 132012
 

10 ANIMATED SHORTS MOVE AHEAD IN 2012 OSCAR® RACE

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 85th Academy Awards®. Fifty-six pictures had originally qualified in the category.

The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies:

Adam and Dog,” Minkyu Lee, director (Lodge Films)

“Combustible,” Katsuhiro Otomo, director (Sunrise Inc.)

“Dripped,” Léo Verrier, director (ChezEddy)

“The Eagleman Stag,” Mikey Please, director, and Benedict Please, music scores and sound design (Royal College of Art)

“The Fall of the House of Usher,” Raul Garcia, director, and Stephan Roelants, producer (Melusine Productions, R&R Communications Inc., Les Armateurs, The Big Farm)

“Fresh Guacamole,” PES, director (PES)

“Head over Heels,” Timothy Reckart, director, and Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly, producer (National Film and Television School)

“Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare”,” David Silverman, director (Gracie Films)

“Paperman,” John Kahrs, director (Disney Animation Studios)

“Tram,” Michaela Pavlátová, director, and Ron Dyens, producer (Sacrebleu Productions)

The Short Films and Feature Animation Branch Reviewing Committee viewed all the eligible entries for the preliminary round of voting at screenings held in New York and Los Angeles.

Short Films and Feature Animation Branch members will now select three to five nominees from among the 10 titles on the shortlist. Branch screenings will be held in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco in December.

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.

Nov 122012
 

CASTING TWIST IN TWISTED TELLING OF A HOLIDAY FAVORITE BRINGS A SWITCHING OF SCROOGES TO

CASTING TWIST IN TWISTED TELLING OF A HOLIDAY FAVORITE BRINGS A SWITCHING OF SCROOGES TO

CASTING TWIST IN TWISTED TELLING OF A HOLIDAY FAVORITE BRINGS A SWITCHING OF SCROOGES TO

(L to R) Dan Castellaneta, director Marc Warzecha and Larry Joe Campbell at the first rehearsal for The Second City’s “A Christmas Carol:Photo by Craig Schwartz

Ron West Will Replace the Previously Announced Joe Flaherty The Hysterical New Holiday Classic Runs November 24 – December 30, 2012 at Center Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City

There is a casting change in The Second City’s “A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens!” presented at the Center Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theatre.  Ron West will join the cast to play the role of Ebenezer Scrooge. Joe Flaherty was originally announced in that role but needed to leave the production for personal reasons.  The twisted telling of Charles Dickens’ holiday classic will open November 29 and continue through December 30, 2012.  Previews begin November 24.

Ron West (“3rd Rock from the Sun”) is an alumnus of the famed comic proving grounds of The Second City and joins the all-Second City cast of Frank Caeti (“MADtv”), Larry Joe Campbell (“According to Jim”), Dan Castellaneta (“The Simpsons”), Amanda Blake Davis (“Second City Does Dallas”), Brian Stepanek (“The Suite Life of Zack and Cody”) and Jean Villepique (“Up All Night”).

Written by Second City alums Peter Gwinn (formerly of “The Colbert Report”) and Bobby Mort (currently of “The Colbert Report”), “A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens!” is directed by Second City alum Marc Warzecha.

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 Ron West), 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.

 

Nov 102012
 

THE ACADEMY SCREENS COPPOLA’S “BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA” AND HITCHCOCK’S “THE RING”AND HITCHCOCK’S “THE RING”

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents following events in the month of November:

“Bram Stoker’s Dracula” (1992)         The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents                                        

Thursday, November 15, at 7:30 p.m.

Samuel Goldwyn Theater

8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills

The Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a 20th anniversary screening of director Francis Ford Coppola’s “Bram Stoker’s Dracula.” Hosted by Variety tech columnist David S. Cohen, the evening features the premiere of a newly struck print courtesy of Sony Pictures and the Academy Film Archive and an onstage discussion with members of the film’s crew, including Academy Award®-winning makeup artists Greg Cannom, Michèle Burke and Matthew W. Mungle, and Academy Award-winning sound effects editors Tom C. McCarthy and David E. Stone.

Largely set in London during the waning years of the Victorian Era, “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” follows the conflicted vampire, played by Gary Oldman, as he searches for the reincarnation of his long-lost love and leaves behind a trail of victims. The creative team’s visual and sound integration efforts were rewarded Oscars® for Costume Design, Makeup and Sound Effects Editing, as well as a nomination for Art Direction.

http://www.oscars.org/events/dracula

Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Ring” (1927) The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents

Thursday, November 29, at 7:30 p.m.

Samuel Goldwyn Theater

8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present the U.S. premiere of Alfred Hitchcock’s silent feature “The Ring,” restored by the British Film Institute National Archive in association with STUDIOCANAL. “The Ring” is Hitchcock’s only original screenplay, although he worked extensively with other writers throughout his career. This restoration of Hitchcock’s sixth film as a director premiered at Cannes this year and played at the London 2012 Festival, 12 weeks of events programmed to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It is part of the BFI’s larger restoration project “Rescue the Hitchcock 9,” a major campaign to restore all nine surviving silent films by the legendary director. The Academy screening will be from a digital cinema package (DCP) and features a newly composed and performed score by British jazz and hip hop musician Soweto Kinch and the Soweto Kinch Septet.

“The Ring” is a love triangle melodrama set in the world of boxing, a milieu that fascinated Hitchcock. The title of the film refers not just to the boxing ring, but to the wedding ring that unites up-and-coming contender Jack “One Round” Sander (Carl Brisson) and his girlfriend Mabel (Lilian Hall Davis), and to the threat to their relationship symbolized by an arm bracelet given to Mabel by a rival boxer.

http://www.oscars.org/events/thering

Tickets 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.

Nov 082012
 

REHEARSALS ARE UNDERWAY FOR JON ROBIN BAITZ’S “OTHER DESERT CITES” AT CENTER THEATRE GROUP’S MARK TAPER FORUM Featuring Jeannie Berlin, Robert Foxworth, Robin Weigert, Michael Weston and JoBeth Williams

Previews Begin November 28, 2012; Opening Is December 9; Continues Through January 6, 2013

Rehearsals for Other Desert Cities

(L to R) Director Robert Egan, cast member Jeannie Berlin (obsucred,) Taper production manager Jonathan Lee, cast members Robert Foxworth, Robin Weigert, JoBeth Williams, playwright Jon Robin Batiz and cast member Michael Weston at rehearsal for “Other Desrt Cities. Photo by Craig Schwartz

Rehearsals have begun for Center Theatre Group’s production of the Tony-nominated “Other Desert Cities” by Jon Robin Baitz.  The cast features performances by Jeannie Berlin, Robert Foxworth, Robin Weigert, Michael Weston and JoBeth Williams. Robert Egan directs the West Coast premiere which starts previews on November 28, 2012, opens December 9 and runs through January 6, 2013.

Set 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, CSA.  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-series “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 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.

Nov 062012
 

Twenty-one features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 85th

 Academy Awards®.

The 21 submitted features, listed in alphabetical order by title, are:

 “Adventures in Zambezia”

“Brave”     “Delhi Safari”

“Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax”

“Frankenweenie”

“From Up on Poppy Hill”

“Hey Krishna”

“Hotel Transylvania”

“Ice Age Continental Drift”

“A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman”

“Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted”

“The Mystical Laws”

“The Painting”

“ParaNorman”

“The Pirates! Band of Misfits”

“The Rabbi’s Cat”

“Rise of the Guardians”

“Secret of the Wings”

“Walter & Tandoori’s Christmas”

“Wreck-It Ralph”

“Zarafa”

Several of the films listed have not yet had their required Los Angeles qualifying runs. Submitted features must fulfill the theatrical release requirements and comply with all of the category’s other qualifying rules before they can advance in the voting process. At least eight eligible animated features must be theatrically released in Los Angeles County within the calendar year for this category to be activated.

Films submitted in the Animated Feature Film category may also qualify for Academy Awards in other categories, including Best Picture, provided they meet the requirements for those categories.

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.

 

Nov 052012
 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS – January March 2013

CALENDAR OF EVENTS - January March 2013

(L to R) Andrew Knott as John Lennon and Daniel Healy as Paul McCartney in
the West End (London) production of “Backbeat.” “Backbeat” is co-written by
Iain Softley and Stephen Jeffreys and is directed by David Leveaux.€
Photo by Nobby Clark

EVENT:  “Backbeat”

by Iain Softley and Stephen Jeffreys Directed by David Leveaux Presented by Karl Sydow in association with Glasgow Citizens Theatre.  United States premiere.

DESCRIPTION: The story of how the Beatles ‘became’ the Beatles. Featuring the all-time rock ‘n’ roll classics that the Beatles cut their teeth on  – “Money,” “Long Tall Sally,” “Twist and Shout,” “Good Golly Miss Molly,” “Please Mr. Postman,”       “Rock ‘n’ Roll Music” and more, “Backbeat” is set in 1960 when John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Pete Best (the drummer before Ringo Starr joined the group) and Stuart Sutcliffe (the band’s original bassist) embarked on their journey from the docks of Liverpool to the red light district of Hamburg. There they worked in the clubs of the tawdry Reeperbahn district, performing rock ‘n’ roll covers night after night, all the while honing what would become the Beatles’ sound.

DATES/TIMES: **Previews Begin January 20, 2013. Opens January 30. Through March 1. Previews (January 20-29): Sundays at 1 and 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. Opens Wednesday, January 30 at 8 p.m. Regular Performances (January 31-March 1): Tuesday through Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.  No Monday performances. Exceptions: Added 2 p.m. performances on Thursday, February 14 and February 21. No 6:30 p.m. performances on Sunday, February 17 and February 24.

TICKET INFO: Ticket Prices: $20 – $110 (Ticket prices are subject to change.) Tickets are available by calling Center Theatre Group Audience Services at (213) 972-4400, in person at the Center Theatre Group 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/Ahmanson Theatre At the Music Center, 135 N. Grand Avenue in Downtown L.A. 90012.

Nov 032012
 

“HUNGER GAMES” SCREENWRITER BILLY RAY TO GIVE KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT ACADEMY NICHOLL FELLOWSHIP CEREMONY

Screenwriter Billy Ray will deliver the keynote address at the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting ceremony on Thursday, November 8, at the Beverly Wilshire.

Ray, who co-wrote this summer’s “The Hunger Games,” also wrote and directed “Breach” (2007) and “Shattered Glass” (2003). He is the writer of “Captain Phillips,” starring Tom Hanks, which is scheduled for release in 2013.

The Academy annually awards up to five Nicholl fellowships of $35,000 each. This year’s recipients areHUNGER GAMES SCREENWRITER BILLY RAY TO GIVE KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT ACADEMY NICHOLL FELLOWSHIP CEREMONY:

Nikole Beckwith, Brooklyn, NY, “Stockholm, Pennsylvania”

Sean Robert Daniels, Laezonia, Gauteng, South Africa, “Killers”

James DiLapo, New York City, NY, “Devils at Play”

Allan Durand, Lafayette, LA, “Willie Francis Must Die Again”

Michael Werwie, Los Angeles, CA, “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile”

Including this year’s winners, 128 fellowships have been awarded since

the program’s inception in 1985.

Fellowship recipients are expected to complete a feature-length screenplay during their fellowship year. The Academy acquires no rights to the works of the Nicholl fellows and does not involve itself commercially in any way in their completed scripts.

 

Nov 022012
 

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

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

MIRA QUIEN BAILA – March 16th, 2013 at Nokia Theatre 777 Chick Hearn Court in Los Angeles, CA 90015

SESAME STREET LIVE: CAN’T STOP SINGING – May 31st-June 2nd, 2013 at Nokia Theatre 777 Chick Hearn Court in Los Angeles, CA 90015