A Star-Studded Salute to Center Theatre Group’s 50 Years of Excellence
May22

A Star-Studded Salute to Center Theatre Group’s 50 Years of Excellence

by Michael Menachem Top acting veterans of the stage and screen gathered Saturday night, May 20 for the Center Theatre Group‘s 50th anniversary celebration at the Ahmanson Theatre in downtown Los Angeles for a special performance and festive soiree at nearby Grand Park. Jennifer Hudson, Matthew Broderick, Annette Bening, Sir Matthew Bourne, Tyne Daly, Alfred Molina, Edward James Olmos, Phylicia Rashad were among those who took...

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GBK Rocks in the Rain with MTV Movie & TV Awards Suite
May08

GBK Rocks in the Rain with MTV Movie & TV Awards Suite

The rain that played havoc with the red carpet for the MTV Movie & TV Awards at LA’s Shrine Auditorium Sunday couldn’t put a damper on GBK’s annual luxury lounge for the awards show– although the stormy weather did make for some changes. GBK’s two day event, the pre-MTV Movie & TV Awards Luxury Gift Lounge, was held Friday and Saturday at the penthouse of the Luxe Hotel on Rodeo Drive. Much of what was set up on the...

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Extraordinary Families Honors ‘This is Us,’ Lee Daniels at 2nd Annual Gala
May01

Extraordinary Families Honors ‘This is Us,’ Lee Daniels at 2nd Annual Gala

The warmth in the room was unmistakable as Extraordinary Families held its second annual awards gala at the Beverly Hilton’s International Ballroom, hosted by Inside Edition’s Victoria Recaño. The Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization has a very special mission from which that warmth flows: supporting those who provide nurturing homes to young people in foster care. Exemplifying the spirit of Extraordinary Families and the work it...

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Bleachers Bring the Noise to The Breakfast Club at LACMA
Apr03

Bleachers Bring the Noise to The Breakfast Club at LACMA

Every seat at LACMA’s Bing Theater was filled Saturday night for the latest installment of Bring the Noise, the unique new film series curated by Film Independent at LACMA. The audience was made up not only of fans of the seminal 1985 John Hughes movie “The Breakfast Club,” but also admirers of Jack Antonoff and members of his band, Bleachers, Evan Smith and Mikey Hart. The concept of the new series is to have acclaimed...

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From Shanghai to LA, the Sweet Story of Actress/Singer Candy Wang
Apr01

From Shanghai to LA, the Sweet Story of Actress/Singer Candy Wang

It’s the old story of East meets West but with a modern twist. Shanghai born actress Candy Wang, who has starred in several films that are big hits in Asia, is looking to cross over to US audiences. To that end, Wang and director Alice Wang (no relation except a professional one) recently visited LA and Las Vegas to solidify some global connections and to make some new ones. They attended the FAME Awards in Vegas and...

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