‘ISIS branch’ seeking to produce chemical weapons – Iraq and US intel

‘ISIS branch’ seeking to produce chemical weapons – Iraq and US intel

Islamic State has a branch devoted to creating chemical weapons, AP reports, citing Iraqi and US officials. Earlier, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls also warned that Islamic State could potentially use chemical or biological weapons in its attacks. A special branch has been set up by Islamic State to develop chemical weapon for the terrorist […]

Suspected mastermind of Paris carnage killed in Saint-Denis police raid – report

Suspected mastermind of Paris carnage killed in Saint-Denis police raid – report

The alleged sponsor and mastermind of the November 13 massacre in Paris, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, was killed in a Wednesday raid by French forces in the Parisian suburb of Saint-Denis, a media report suggests. Abaaoud, who was the primary target of the special operation was killed, the Washington Post reported, citing two senior European intelligence officials. According […]

WORLD PREMIERE COMEDY-DRAMA ABOUT AGING AT CV REP

WORLD PREMIERE COMEDY-DRAMA ABOUT AGING AT CV REP

Friday, October 30, 2015 was a very important day for CV REP. It marked the day the Rancho Mirage-based Equity theatrical producing company launched its first World Premiere production under founding artistic director Ron Celona. It was also an important day for Massachusetts-based playwright George Eastman as well. It was his first play to be […]

PASADENA’S A NOISE WITHIN THEATRE PRESENTS “ALL MY SONS

PASADENA’S A NOISE WITHIN THEATRE PRESENTS “ALL MY SONS

A Noise Within (ANW) Theatre production of Arthur Miller’s powerful drama “All My Sons”, opened on the actual date and year of Miller’s 100 year annivesary. He was born on October 17, 1915. It was a good omen. A Noise Within theatre company is one of California’s finest production companies that present, in repertory, mainly […]

DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILIES ARE STILL INTRIGUING TO WATCH

DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILIES ARE STILL INTRIGUING TO WATCH

Dysfunctional families have always been low-hanging fruit as subjects for stories, plays, movies, TV series, and novels for centuries. And why not. It’s reflective and resonates everywhere as to the foibles of families and a continuing fascination with the human condition. Broadway and the movies for years made hefty profits off the behavior of flawed […]

UPLIFTING DOCUMENTARY “BIG VOICE” HITS ALL THE RIGHT NOTES

UPLIFTING DOCUMENTARY “BIG VOICE” HITS ALL THE RIGHT NOTES

Films about high school music concerts, choral groups and choirs have been around for years. “Mr. Holland’s Opus”, starring Richard Dreyfuss, as a music teacher aspiring to compose just one great piece of music, and the TV shows “Glee” and “Fame” come quickly to mind. But documentaries about music departments, teachers, and high school students […]

POWERFUL AND PROVOCATIVE CIVIL RIGHTS ERA DRAMA AT LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE

POWERFUL AND PROVOCATIVE CIVIL RIGHTS ERA DRAMA AT LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE

Before the Civil Rights movements of the 1960’s there were organizations and individual leaders in the 1950’s who were pushing the civil rights envelope; energizing those who would ultimately follow and become its leaders. One such early civil rights activist was the brilliant, openly gay, avowed atheist and strategist Bayard Rustin. Rustin preferred to achieve […]

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