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 “DUNKIRK “A POWERFUL AND VISCERAL MOTION PICTURE EXPERIENCE

 “DUNKIRK “A POWERFUL AND VISCERAL MOTION PICTURE EXPERIENCE

Movies being shown today are surgically produced for specific audiences.  Whether its millennials, baby-boomers, or seniors, producers have resorted to targeting audiences by their age demographic as a way of capturing more box office dollars. Millennials, apparently are drawn to stories set in the dystopian future, and loaded with visual pyrotechnics of super-human heroes, aliens, […]

50TH ANNIVERSARY OF SAN FRANCISCO’S ‘SUMMER OF LOVE’ REVOLUTION

50TH ANNIVERSARY OF SAN FRANCISCO’S ‘SUMMER OF LOVE’ REVOLUTION

Theatre critics have been known to wander from their traditional ‘two-on-the-aisle theatre seats to sally forth in the cities where they hold their annual conferences.  This year the American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) held its conference in San Francisco, the fabulous “City by the Bay”. Coincidently, the 2017 ATCA conference took place at the same […]

NORTH COAST REP THEATRE SERVES UP A DELICIOUS COMEDY/FARCE IN SOLANA BEACH WITH “AT THIS EVENING’S PERFORMANCE

NORTH COAST REP THEATRE SERVES UP A DELICIOUS COMEDY/FARCE IN SOLANA BEACH WITH “AT THIS EVENING’S PERFORMANCE

Comedy/Farce is a tricky genre to do well.  Many theatre companies in America have tried to mount successful productions over the years but, somehow, they always come up short.  To do the genre well, theatrical companies need trained, gifted actors and directors to fill the roles of crazy, deluded, egomaniacal, hyper-active, and child-like characters, and […]

LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE STAGES FUZZY HEADED DRAMEDY “AT THE OLD PLACE”

LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE STAGES FUZZY HEADED DRAMEDY “AT THE OLD PLACE”

It appears that the famous North Carolina novelist and writer Thomas Wolfe, was correct in his observation about ‘one not being able to go home again’. I’ve often mused over the verity of that phrase. However, after seeing a production of  “At the Old Place” at the prestigious La Jolla Playhouse, by playwright Rachel Bonds, […]

PALM CANYON THEATRE SOARS TO THE MUSIC OF “IN THE HEIGHTS”

PALM CANYON THEATRE SOARS TO THE MUSIC OF “IN THE HEIGHTS”

When the Palm Canyon Theatre (PCT) of Palm Springs, CA opened its doors twenty years ago it made a promise to the community to bring professional-quality, theatrical entertainment to the Coachella Valley.  Thanks to the efforts, dedication and vision of the Layne family of theatre professionals – the family rich in producers, actors, directors, designers, […]

KMIR News Staff

KMIR News Staff

KMIR News Staff Riverside County, CA – Parades and fireworks celebrating America’s 241st birthday are planned throughout Riverside County, beginning tomorrow. Corona’s traditional “Main Street U.S.A Parade” will begin about 9 a.m. at Ontario and Main streets, featuring law enforcement units, fire engines, marching bands, military hardware and show animals. The procession will travel about a […]

THE POWER OF QUANTUM PHYSICS AND LOVE ON STAGE AT LA’S GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE

THE POWER OF QUANTUM PHYSICS AND LOVE ON STAGE AT LA’S GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE

What are the odds of a play whose premise is underpinned with quantum physics, bees, and the seductive power of love that brings two disparate souls together turning the result into a riveting evening of intellectual theatre?  Pretty slim, I’d say. And then I saw the play. “Constellations”, a poignant drama written by British playwright […]

2nd ANNUAL JOSHUA TREE IMPROV/COMEDY FESTIVAL RUNS JULY 7-8-9 AT HDCC

2nd ANNUAL JOSHUA TREE IMPROV/COMEDY FESTIVAL RUNS JULY 7-8-9 AT HDCC

If you love ‘IMPROV’ theatre, especially comedy/improv theatre, then the High Desert Cultural Center (HDCC), in Joshua Tree, CA is definitely the place to be on opening night Friday, July 7 at 6:30 PM.  A Gala will kick off the three-day Improv/Comedy Festival with Cabaret star and actress Francesca Amari, presenting her tribute to Gilda […]

“The nail that sticks out is the one that gets hit…”

“The nail that sticks out is the one that gets hit…”

So says young Gordon Hirabayashi’s father to his eldest son whose outgoing and curious disposition is being tested by the increased discrimination in Washington state against Asian Americans, both Issei (first generation born in Japan) and Nisei (second generation born in the US); with the escalation of the war and the subsequent bombing of Pearl […]