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PALM CANYON THEATRE REVIVAL OF THE MUSICAL “GYPSY” IS A GLITTERING TRIUMPH

The American musical has gone through many iterations, and changes in structure and content over the last one hundred years. In the 1940’s the American musical created a unique American art form – known as the ‘book musical’ which combined the acting, singing, and a narrative storyline resulting in a blended, linear, modern, vernacular, script and a presentation style that...

FANS OF CROSSWORD PUZZLES WILL ENJOY CV REP’S LATEST COMEDY “2 ACROSS”

The impact that crossword puzzles play around the world obviously is unknown, despite the fact that millions indulge themselves every day solving or at least, trying to solve these literary challenges known as the ‘war of the words’. What is known, however, is the role that one particular New York Times puzzle plays, in the current CV REP stage production,...

AM-DOCS 2018 FESTIVAL AT CAMELOT THEATRES PALM SPRINGS

Seven years ago, AM-DOCS Film Festival founder Teddy Grouya, felt that filmmakers of documentaries needed a proper festival of their own to display their diverse and wide-ranging, special subject-matter films, for lovers and audiences of the documentary film genre in a festival format with all the trimmings. The audiences for the first AM-DOCS festival has grown exponentially to the point...

ALAN AYCKBOURN’S RIOTOUS COMEDY “HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES” ONSTAGE AT NCRT

There ought to be a law stating all British farces and comedies must be staged by British-trained directors in order to get the full impact of their special, zany, erudite, and/or silly brand of comedy. Old-timers will remember the joys of listening to the BBC’s “The Goon Show” on radio or viewing “Fawlty Towers”, on TV with the incomparable...

POWERFUL AND INSIGHTFUL DRAMA OF NY HASIDIC RELIGIOUS FAMILY LIFE AT OLD GLOBE THEATRE

The Old Globe’s Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein is a bit of a National Treasure when it comes to the Arts. What a boon for audiences of San Diego's Old Globe theatre complex when Edelstein was handed the keys to one of the country's oldest and most prestigious theatre venues. In snaring the services of Edelstein, it’s become...

Trump threatens China with $100bn more in tariffs as response to Beijing’s ‘unfair retaliation’

Donald Trump has instructed the US Trade Representative to consider slapping China with an additional $100 billion in tariffs, accusing China of engaging in “unfair retaliation” instead of backing down to Washington’s pressure. “Rather than remedy its misconduct, China has chosen to harm our farmers and manufacturers. In light of China's unfair retaliation, I have instructed the USTR to consider...