DESERT THEATRE LEAGUE HONORS THE BEST OF THE BEST IN THE COACHELLA VALLEY AT DESERT STAR AWARDS

DESERT THEATRE LEAGUE HONORS THE BEST OF THE BEST IN THE COACHELLA VALLEY AT DESERT STAR AWARDS

The Desert Theatre League (DTL) honored the Best of the Best in the Coachella Valley from thirty theatre arts, dance companies, and High Schools at their 30th Annual Desert Star Awards ceremony and banquet held in Sun City’s Mountain View Banquet room in Palm Desert last Sunday. For the first time in its history, the […]

RE-IMAGINED ARTHUR MILLER’S ‘VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE’ IS OBSCURED

RE-IMAGINED ARTHUR MILLER’S ‘VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE’ IS OBSCURED

Arthur Miller is one of America’s greatest playwrights. Ivo Van Hove is a fine Dutch-born, Belgium-based, talented, Tony Award-winning European stage director. This being an election year, and politics continually being compared to theatre, I guess it’s okay for me to compare and harken back to the 1988 vice-presidential debate where vice-presidential candidate Dan Quayle […]

FABULOUS AUGUST WILSON PRODUCTION ON STAGE AT MARK TAPER FORUM

FABULOUS AUGUST WILSON PRODUCTION ON STAGE AT MARK TAPER FORUM

The great playwright August Wilson has been the voice and mirror for many African-Americans over the years.  Where fiery writer James Baldwin who was extremely articulate but angry and rightly so, railed at the injustices experienced by many African-Americans, Wilson just quietly and brilliantly opened a window to the everyday existence of black life and […]

MATT DAMON AS JASON BOURNE BACK IN ACTION

MATT DAMON AS JASON BOURNE BACK IN ACTION

When the Jason Bourne franchise was launched in 2002 with Matt Damon playing the super-secret, “black Ops” government assassin who didn’t know his own name or own life back-story thanks to amnesia, the producers realized they had a gold mine of action-driven series of films that they thought would go on forever: “The Bourne Identity” […]

‘Killers chanting in Arabic film priest’s throat-slitting’: Details about French church attack

‘Killers chanting in Arabic film priest’s throat-slitting’: Details about French church attack

An attacker that stormed a French church and slit an 84-year-old priest’s throat has been identified as Adel Keramiche. He was known to police and had travelled to Syria several times. A witness says the killers videoed the act while chanting in Arabic. Speaking anonymously, a nun told Le Figaro that the terrorists rushed in […]

HIGH ENERGY MUSICAL ON STAGE AT NORTH COAST REP THEATRE

HIGH ENERGY MUSICAL ON STAGE AT NORTH COAST REP THEATRE

Ain’t Misbehavin’, a sassy and toe-tapping tribute to the music of legendary piano-playing jazz musician, composer, and all-round musical entertainer Thomas “Fats” Waller, is knocking the socks off audiences at the North Coast Repertory Theatre in Solana Beach. The high energy show directed by award-winning actor/singer/producer/director Yvette Freeman who is familiar to audiences for her […]