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“May In the Summer” – Los Angeles film review

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A Portrait of Beauty in Flux.

Several weeks ago a colleague of mine, film critic Amy Nicholson, wrote an article in the LA Weekly about the importance of distinguishing between worthwhile women’s films and lesser ones like Luc Besson’s Lucy, which scored superficial points when it put a woman front and center

“A Face in the Reeds” – newest theater review for Stage Raw – Los Angeles theater review

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Greetings fellow #LAThtr fans!
Here is an intro and link to my newest theater review for the critical website Stage Raw — which contains the latest arts and theater coverage from our intrepid team of journalists & critics.
Happy reading!
 
A Face in the Reeds by Robin Uriel Russin.
In Robin Uriel Russin’s

Operalia – Gala Finals Concert this Saturday – Los Angeles opera concert report

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Plácido Domingo was on hand at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion this week to break the champagne bottle (metaphorically speaking) across the bow of his annual Operalia competition, being held in Los Angeles for the first time in 10 years. The competition introduces the best emerging young opera singers of our day.
Most importantly, the gala

Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival (LAWTF) presents “Of Culture, Of Self” in September – Los Angeles theater festival report

Kat Kramer: “My Duet With Mick.” 

For one very special night, the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival (LAWTF) is coming to Culver City to present an evening of unique performances.
The event will be held on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. at the Ivy Substation, 9070 Venice Blvd., in Culver City.
The theme of the evening will be

Backstage shenanigans ONstage! Los Angeles theater report

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Sometimes what’s happening behind the scenes can be funnier than the action that’s been thoughtfully scripted… A new drama by Robin Uriel Russin, The Face In The Reeds, just made its world premier this weekend at Ruskin Group Theatre in Santa Monica.
Reviewed here.
In the play, family members from three generations quarrel during an