Ballroom with a Twist at Valley Performing Arts

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Ballroom with a Twist’s jam-packed line up of celebrity dancers and singers are coming to the Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC) at California State University, Northridge, lighting up the stage on Saturday, May 17th at 8:00pm.

A brilliant new fusion of Broadway, classical and international-style song and dance, the performance is being directed by international choreographer and competitive dance champion Louis Van Amstel.

The spectacle is highlighted by Dancing with the Star’s Kym Johnson and Tristan MacManus. American Idol finalists Gina Glocksen-Ruzicka and Von Smith will also join along with So You Think You Can Dance finalists Legacy, Jonathan Platero and Randi Lynn Strong.

Australia native Kym Johnson has made the transition from ballroom to judging panel and is currently one of four judges on Dancing with the Stars.  She holds three mirror ball trophies, two in the U.S. and one in Australia, and is the only professional dancer in the world to hold trophies from two different continents.  Irish sensation Tristan McManus, also a professional dancer on Dancing with the Stars, has a long history of performance in both theatre and dance in Europe, Las Vegas and Australia.

Other cast members include Legacy, one of the most sought–after dancers in the entertainment industry; American Idol finalist Gina Glocksen-Ruzicka and Von Smith, who recently opened for Lady Gaga in Australia. In addition, featured dancers will be Jonathan Platero, finalist on So You Think You Can Dance; and Randy Lynn Strong, one of that show’s top five girls on season five.

Tickets for Ballroom with a Twist on May 17 are $ $25 to $60.  For more information and tickets, visit the center’s website at http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/ or call (818) 677-3000.

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The 1,700-seat LEED Gold certified Valley Performing Arts Center has established California State University, Northridge, as a hub for culture and live performing arts in the region. It was recently ranked number three on the Best College Ranking’s list of “The 25 Most Amazing College Campus Theaters” in the U.S. and was voted one of the top ten performing arts centers and theaters in Los Angeles by Time Out Los Angeles.

 

 

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Forever 21′s Coachella Party in the Sky

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Forever 21 celebrated the first weekend of Coachella with an epic “Party in the Sky”on Saturday, April 12 featuring  secret guest DJ’s Gorgon City and What So Not,
as well as recording artist Azealia Banks who performed unreleased tracks off of
“Broke With Expensive Taste.”
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The event included two complimentary gifts for attendees to enjoy, the premiere of Forever 21′s Summer 2014 fashion film and for added “lift,”
a 20ft VIP party pod suspended above the main event
to create the ultimate desert party experience.
The event hashtag was cleverly dubbed “#Cranechella” 

Guests were encouraged to leave a donation for the VH1 Save The Music Foundation - 100% of donations went to the Foundation.

Official Forever 21″Party in the Sky” Playlist:

http://blog.forever21.com/music-festival-playlist/

(Photo Credits: Forever 21)

Lily Tomlin: Eighth Wonder of the World Comes to Northridge

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“Lily Tomlin Just May be the Eighth Wonder of the World.”  

USA Today

Lily Tomlin, one of America’s foremost comediennes will appear at the Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC) at California State University, Northridge this May.

Tomlin will bring Edith Ann, Ernestine and other members of her incomparable greatest hits personas to the Valley Performing Arts Center on the campus of California State University, Northridge on May 9, at 8:00 p.m. in the VPAC Great Hall.

Critics have been raving about Lily Tomlin’s warm and uniquely affecting performance for nearly half of a century.  The N.Y. Times says, “Tomlin is amazing,” and the New Yorker adds, “Always a revelation.”  Tomlin will take her VPAC audience on what the Washington Post calls a “wise and howlingly funny trip” with more than a dozen of her timeless characters – from Ernestine to Mrs. Beasley to Edith Ann.

Tomlin’s multifaceted career includes television, theater, motion pictures, animation and video.  She has received six Emmys, two Tonys, a Drama Desk Award, an Outer Critics’ Circle Award, a Cable Ace Award, a Grammy and two Peabodys.  In 2003 she was the recipient of the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor presented at the Kennedy Center.

Tickets to Lily Tomlin on May 9 range from $50 to $100.  Tickets for Ballroom with a Twist on May 17 are $ $25 to $60.  For more information and tickets, visit the center’s website at http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/ or call (818) 677-3000.

 

 

 

 

Artplug: Cutlog New York Opens May 8-11, 2014

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cutlog NY is pleased to announce exhibitors for the cutting edge contemporary art fair’s second edition, taking place May 8-11, 2014 at the historic Clemente building located at 107 Suffolk Street on the Lower East Side. As the sister fair to cutlog Paris and the first French art fair to showcase in NYC during Frieze Week, cutlog NY champions the freshest work on the market by presenting some of the most exciting emerging and independent artists and galleries in the international art world.

cutlog NY 2014 will present over 40 exhibitors and solo artists from 10 countries around the world including Israel, Chile, Malaysia, and the US. The fair welcomes the return of 13 galleries from last year and 27 new exhibitors for 2014. Through a host of engaging performances, fair tours and rigorous programming, cutlog NY will offer visitors something new to explore each day of the fair, appealing to the passionate collector and curious public alike.

Fair partners this year will include ARTE, Big Sky Partners, LES BID, LMCC and Art Pick. Tours of cutlog NY 2014 will be led by Sotheby’s, Gertrude, SoHo House and Christie’s. cutlog NY is pleased to welcome its cultural partners for 2014, including MoMA PS1, The Studio Museum in Harlem and the Whitney Contemporaries. Media partners include ARTslanT, Whitewall, Hyperallergic, MODERN PAINTERS, ARTINFO, ART + AUCTION, Art Price, Fast and Quiet Lunch.

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2014 Exhibitors Include:

Accola Griefen Gallery – New York, NY
Alan Neider – Hamden, USA
Amstel Gallery – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Art Connections – Tel Aviv, Israel
Artbreak Gallery – New York, NY
ARTspace Switzerland – Zürich, Switzerland
Bleecker Street Arts Club – New York, NY
C24 Gallery – New York, NY
Creative Growth/ARTE – Oakland, CA
Ethan Cohen Fine Arts – New York, NY
Fragmental Museum – NY, USA
Fresh Eggs Gallery – Berlin, Germany
Fuchs Project – Brooklyn, NY
Fuman Art – Selangor, Malaysia
Galerie Les Singuliers – Paris, France
Galerie LWS – Paris, France
Galerie spree – Paris, France
Gallery Molly Krom – New York, NY
International Fine Arts Consortium – New York, NY
Jag Modern – Philadelphia, PA
Judith Charles Gallery, New York, NY
Kilowatt Gallery – Sloatsburg, NJ
Lebenson Gallery – Paris, France
Lesley Heller Workspace – New York, NY
L’inlassable galerie – Paris, France
Mane Sakic – Belgrade, Serbia
Monica Buckle Gallery – Greenwich, CT
Pascale Goldenstein – New York, NY
Post Nature Art – New York, NY
RISD – Rhode Island School of Design – Providence, RI
School Gallery – Paris, France
SIGNAL – Brooklyn, NY
SWOON – Brooklyn, NY
Taxiplasm – New York, NY
TEMP Art Space – New York, NY
The Clemente – New York, NY
TURF – London / NY
Wallplay – New York, NY
Whitebox Art Center – New York, NY
Yael Rosenblut Gallery – Santiago, Chile
Yellow Peril Gallery – Providence, RI

cutlog NY Dates and Times:
Wednesday, May 7th | Vernissage 5-10 PM   
Thursday, May 8th – Preview 12-6 PM | Public Opening 6-9 PM
Friday, May 9th | 12-9 PM
Saturday, May 10th | 12-9 PM
Sunday, May 11th | 12-6 PM

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Location:
The Clemente
107 Suffolk Street,
New York NY 10002

Tickets:
Adults $15
Students & Seniors $10
4-day pass $30
Vernissage ticket $50
Tickets available at: artpick.com/cutlog
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cutlog new york Contact:
107 Suffolk Street
Room 415
New York, NY 10002
T +1 646 770 1669

Social Media:
Twitter: @cutlog
Facebook: cutlog
Instagram: @cutlogny

For more information, visit cutlog.org

Late Guest at the Party

Late Guest at the Party 

Check out NYC based Italian electro-rock group, LATE GUEST AT THE PARTY  and their BRAND NEW single “Gravel”.

Their first critically acclaimed debut LP garnered rave reviews from Radio BBC One and Rolling Stone Magazine. Since then, they’ve been joined by lead vocalist and notable producer, Caleb Shreve (formerly Chuck Body), who’s worked with many influential artists, including: Phantogram, Yoko Ono, Wu-Tang Clan, Peter Bjorn & John, Tegan and Sara, Santigold and many more.

Combining elements from different genres since they started out in 2002, eclectic Italian group Late Guest at the Party have always been able to cross several geographical and musical borders with their unique sound made of well-read electro lashes, engaging beats and catchy anthems, all permeated by a peculiar r’n’r DNA and 90′s brit-pop / rave hints.

“Italy’s Late Guest at the Party creates the musical backdrop and catchy melodies that any good pop band should have, but they’ve also got the bite of a rock band.”   Pigeons and Planes

“Late Guest at the Party are high on the heels to becoming the next big thing.”— Filter Magazine

Find them on Twitter: @lgatp

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Happy Birthday Will! Celebrate Shakespeare in Long Beach, CA

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William Shakespeare will officially be 450 years old on April 23rd, 2014.  The man who brought us “To be or not to be,” “Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo,” “By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes,” and so many other phrases that live on the tips of our tongues, is someone to celebrate! 

He coined over 1,700 new words — among them: majestic, champion, amazement, discontent, premeditated, bedroom, advertising, compromise, impartial, laughable, excitement, and so on…and on… and on! He created immortal lovers who fill us with passion, inspiring heroes who urge us to action or warn us against haste, and clowns that show us our own follies.

In 2000, he was voted The Man of the Millennium!

For the rest of the month here are a few events presented by the Long Beach Theatre Company that you can attend to celebrate the spirit of the bard.

lbsc-logoApril 18 and 19— Two half-hour old-time radio shows, both performed with live music and sound effects. 

Gunsmoke episode: “Shakespeare”—From 1952, a good story about a crazed Shakespearean actor who commits murder during a Kansas heat wave. 

“Mister Shakespeare”—From 1948, a story about what MIGHT happen if the greatest of all playwrights could come out of the past to work for a modern motion picture studio.

The Bard 450 years April 23— The Official Birthday. In partnership with World Book Night U.S., LBSC will give away a FREE copy of the Shakespeare Sonnets to each person in attendance. The actors will perform selected sonnets, followed by a reception with cake and beverages to celebrate Shakespeare’s birth!

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April 25 and 26— Richard Armour’s Twisted Tales From Shakespeare. A parody of serious lectures on the Bard. 

April 27 —LBSC presents the final event of Shakespeare Month. FREE! Louis Fantasia, Director of Shakespeare at the Huntington Library and former Director of the Shakespeare Globe Centre’s Teaching Shakespeare Through Performance Institute from 1997 to 2002, presents “King Lear or Survivor—Tragedy in The Age of Oprah.” 

At the Richard Goad Theatre, 4250 Atlantic Ave. in Long Beach.

Sunday performances at 2 pm; all others at 8 pm.

Tickets and info at LBShakespeare.org or 562-997-1494.

Fashion Picks: Malin Akerman in STRÖM Brand

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Malin Akerman was photographed wearing STRÖM Brand last weekend in Los Angeles! The Trophy Wife actress looked chic in her Nio High Rise Selvedge Skinnies in Vintage ($264) at the Safe Kids Day Event in West Hollywood.  Casual and fun she couldn’t be lovelier in any other way. We love the look of this brand too!