Monthly Archives: December 2012

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Stella Adler Studio NYC To Premiere New Adaptation of The Seagull on January 19, 2013

Limited NYC Show Runs January 19th through February 2nd 

the-seagullThe Stella Adler Studio’s Harold Clurman Laboratory Theater Company is excited to announce the world premiere of a new adaptation of Anton Checkhov’s classic drama The Seagull, brought to the stage by celebrated director John Gould Rubin with a new translation by Royston Coppenger. Gould Rubin directs a realistic, deconstructed and more accessible version of the play. His vision of the play is that the characters go on an “apocalyptic” emotional journey.

Innovative in design and atmosphere, the unique production at one point has the entire audience move locations in order to evoke in viewers the same emotions as the characters in the play. Checkhov, considered the father of modern character-driven theater, dramatizes the romantic and artistic conflicts between four restless characters. The Seagull features actresses Katherine Wallach (Goodfellas, Gangs of New York) and Angela Vitale, a long time member of the famed Jean Cocteau Repertory, whose credits include numerous classical and contemporary plays both regionally and off-Broadway.
John Gould Rubin is the Artistic Director of The Private Theatre and former Artistic and Executive Director of LAByrinth Theater Company. Notably, he produced the original productions of Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train and Our Lady of 121st Street for LAByrinth, at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Donmar Warehouse and on the West End in London. He is also known for producing the tour of Stephen Dillane’s one-man Macbeth at the Almeida Theater in London, The Sydney Theater in Australia and in New Zealand.
The Harold Clurman Lab Theater Presents
The Seagull
Saturday, January 19th – Saturday, February 2nd   
7:30pm (2:30pm on Sundays)
The Stella Adler Studio of Acting
31 West 27th, Floor 3
New York, NY 10001
For more information, performance times and tickets please click here.
About The Stella Adler Studio of Acting: The Stella Adler Studio of Acting is an acting school based in New York City founded by actress and teacher Stella Adler in 1949. Adler founded the Studio on her belief in the seriousness of her art. Adler and the school have trained many of the brilliant actors of our time, including Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, and Elaine Stritch. The Stella Adler Studio of Acting is a nonprofit organization, which trains over 500 actors annually. The Studio also presents public lectures, poetry readings, concerts, theater performances, dance theater events and an annual arts festival.www.stellaadler.com

Travel & Adventure Return to Los Angeles on January 12, 2013

LATA

California’s Largest Travel Show
Returns to Long Beach
January 12-13, 2013

The 8th Annual Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show returns to the Long Beach Convention Center January 12-13 with an all-new, first-ever VIP Food & Wine Experience. This fun and interactive wine presentation takes place Saturday, January 12 from 3:45 to 5 p.m. James “UrWineGuy” King will teach guests how to sip through wineries all over the world, followed by a food and wine pairing from Chef Jason Collis of Limoneira Ranch.

Wineries include:

  • Brownstone | Central Coast, California
  • Montefiore | Piedmont, Italy
  • Ombu | San Rafael, Argentina
  • St Lucas Wines | Mendoza, Argentina
  • Farina | Toro, Spain
  • Terroir Napa Valley | Napa Valley, California

The VIP Food & Wine Experience requires the purchase of an additional ticket for $15 in advance and $20 at the show. After clicking the link to “Buy Tickets Online,” a box pops up with more info and then leads you to the ticket purchase screen.

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There are many other culinary experts speaking and demonstrating throughout the weekend at the show, including:

  • Chef Darrell “DAS” Smith, a contestant on The Next Food Network Star
  • Chef Dweh Toeque, demonstrating how to make Lobster Risotto
  • Chef Andy Matsud, presenting Sushi 101
  • David Sloan, speaking on the history and art of the Key Lime Pie
  • And many others! (click for a list of the exhibitors)

Founded in 1998 in Milford, CT, Unicomm LLC is an independent business-to-business communications company specializing in originating and managing world class trade shows and conferences in underserved and nascent markets.   For more information:  www.unicomm.org.

Unique Post Holiday Pick Me Ups

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The gift-giving season may officially be over on Christmas day, but the season to shop for yourself is just beginning!
From Wednesday, December 26th through Tuesday, January 1stUniqueVintage.com will be having a huge 25% off Post-Holiday Blowout Sale!
It’s the perfect time to snag amazing deals on WomenHomeKitchenMenBeauty and Accessories.

Just use the code GIFT25 at checkout.

Merry Christmas

This Christmas I’m celebrating with one of my favorite renditions of the Nutcracker.  Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you, Rudolf Nureyev as The Prince
Merle Park as Clara.

We’re Still Here

Pacific Ocean dayGood Morning California!

12/21/12

PS I Love You…And Can I Get Some Back?

Why Noah Applebaum Rocks!

Why Noah Applebaum Rocks!

A couple of weeks ago, I discovered a Kickstarter campaign that really inspired me, entitled AGELESS ART.

Local Hollywood, CA resident and filmmaker Noah Applebaum’s  grandfather, Harold Applebaum, lived with dementia.  Instead of being heartbroken Noah became inspired by the new OMA programs that he discovered.  He is honoring Harold, and the need for a new perspective on elder care, by attempting to help other men and women who suffer from this degenerative disease and who every day lose a little bit more control of their own lives.

Ageless Art

And so, Noah is making a film about creative arts programs for people with dementia which then transforms their art pieces into cinema. Part doc, part movie.

Today I got an update by way of a new video that captured a truly special moment.

This is Marge. She has Alzheimer’s and is enrolled in an adult day service program. One of the activities offered is Opening Minds through Art (OMA), where seniors with dementia paint and create abstract art. While showing off her painting called “HodgePodge”, Marge spoke candidly about life and was gracious enough to sing a song from her youth!

Please share and get the word out. This project is moving in the right direction, but Kickstarter is all or nothing and time is running out.

Gia On The Move is proud to be a backer.  kickstarter-badge-backer

Can I count on you? If ever there was a vision worth supporting this is it.  For our mothers and fathers, grandmothers and grandfathers, aunts and uncles, friends and spouses.

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AGELESS ART: CREATIVE EXPRESSION IS A BASIC HUMAN RIGHT