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The Academy Celebrates The Black Movie Soundtrack – one night only at the Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles concert report


Tickets are still available for tomorrow night’s concert at the Hollywood Bowl. Special guests will join the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra for The Academy Celebrates The Black Movie Soundtrack — a magnificent concert featuring movie clips on the Hollywood Bowl’s big screen. The concert is one night only — Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at 8 PM.

Painter Pam Douglas’ new exhibit – “The Long Thread” opens this week at TAG Gallery in Santa Monica – Los Angeles art exhibition report

inks & acrylic on silk with painted string
52” x 58”

Award-winning painter Pam Douglas explores the cycle of birth and death in an exhibit of new works entitled The Long Thread.
The exhibition opens September 2, 2014 (and runs through September 27, 2014) at Bergamot Station’s TAG Gallery in Santa Monica and features seven large-scale original paintings on silk and rice paper.
Special TAG

“May In the Summer” – Los Angeles film review

Photo courtesy of Cohen Media Group.


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

Photo by Ed Krieger.

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

Operalia banner

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