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LARRY CLARK $100 Photograph Sale

Larry-Clark

THU 29 JAN – WED 4 FEB 2015
CURATED BY Leo Fitzpatrick | HOSTED BY Ooga Booga Chinatown

#LarryClark100

Beginning on January 29th, 2015, a large selection of unique Larry Clark photographs will be on sale to fans and followers of the artist’s work at Ooga Booga in Chinatown, Los Angeles.

The photographs date from 1992 – 2010, and were taken by Clark on or around the locations of his films from that time – including Kids (1995), Bully (2001), Ken Park (2002), and Wassup Rockers (2005), among others. The pictures document the people, kids and friends he was interacting with during this period, many playing leading roles in his films. The collection of photographs also includes outtakes from a calendar shoot for the street brand Supreme, as well as many unique portraits, self portraits and various snapshots. Printed mainly at pharmacies and one hour photo shops by Clark, these unique 4 x 6 in. and 5 x 7 in. colour prints will be sold at $100 each for one week only.

Larry Clark Photograph Sale

Hours:
OPEN EVERY DAY 12PM-6PM*

Location:

Ooga Booga – 943 N Broadway, Suite 204 (upstairs), Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Having recently turned 71, Clark found himself faced with the question of what to do with the thousands of unique prints he had accumulated over the years. Instead of gifting to museum archives, or selling at auction, Clark has decided to distribute a large portion of his archive to the friends and fans that have played a central role, sometimes literally, in his career to date. In his words, the sale is for “…all the kids that come to my shows in thousands and could never afford 10 to 15 thousand dollars for a print (…) this is a pay back to all the skate rats and collectors who would like a souvenir so I can die happy.”

Clark’s plan was first realized in early 2013, when thousands of his photographs were on view and for sale at Home Alone 2 gallery in the Lower East Side, New York. Under the supervision of the gallerist, his actor friend Leo Fitzpatrick (who made his debut in Kids), throngs of Clark fans were given the unique opportunity to rummage through this archive in a quest to select that perfect souvenir.Similarly in Los Angeles, a large wooden crate set in the centre of the gallery space, stacked neatly with these one-of-a-kind photographs, will be presented to a Los Angeles audience. Represented in the photography collections of many major museums around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art, New York, this is a rare opportunity to gain access to the photographer’s vast archive while also having the potential to walk away with a piece of it. Viewers will generously be let to flick through handfuls of snapshots at a time, gaining new insights into his working method as well as having the opportunity to come away with an original Larry Clark.

About Larry Clark

Larry Clark was born in Tulsa in 1943, he lives and works in New York and Los Angeles. In 1995 Larry Clark released his first feature film at the Cannes Film Festival, Kids which was lauded as an instant classic. Other film projects include Another Day in Paradise (1998), Bully (2001), Ken Park (2002), Wassup Rockers (2005), his recent feature Marfa Girl which premiered November 2012 at the 7th Rome Film Festival won the Golden Marcus Aurelius Prize, and his newly released The Smell of Us (2014). Larry Clark’s work is represented in the photography collections of many major museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Pinakothek Der Moderne, Munich. Key solo exhibitions include: Larry Clark, Museet for Fotokunst Brandts, Odense, Denmark (2012); Larry Clark, CO Berlin, Berlin (2012); Larry Clark: Kiss the Past Hello, Musee d’Art modern de la ville de Paris, Paris (2010); Larry Clark Retrospective, Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland (2009).

 

Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Announces Nominations for 2014 Achievements

January 22, 2015…Los Angeles…The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle has announced its nominations and special awards for excellence in Los Angeles and Orange County theatre for the year 2014 (Dec. 1, 2013 – Nov. 30, 2014). The 46th Annual Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards ceremony will take place on Monday, March 16, 2015 at Beyond the Stars Palace, 417 N. Brand Boulevard in Glendale.

All event tickets are $40 and can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com. Tickets will be sold at the door if available. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for a reception (with hors d’oeuvres and cash bar; dessert post-show), the event to commence at 7:30 p.m. Valet parking is available at the venue, along with ample street parking.

The evening, whose theme is “L.A. FUNNY,” will be hosted by Dixie Longate. “America’s favorite Tupperware lady” is the creator/performer of numerous solo shows including Dixie’s Tupperware Party, which enjoyed smash engagements in 2014 at Westwood’s Geffen Playhouse and Costa Mesa’s Segerstrom Center, A 2007 Drama Desk nominee for Outstanding Solo Performance in New York, Dixie will bring her unique perspective on creative food storage to the wine and song of a tableside awards ceremony, encouraging theater community and public alike to let their hair down. Corey B. Hirsch, recipient of a 2014 LADCC award for A Man of No Importance, will be the evening’s musical director.

One or more plaques will be presented in each of 16 categories. Three technical achievements have already been voted plaques: John Burton for his properties design for Everything You Touch (The Theatre @ Boston Court and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater); Tony Doublin and Gabe Bartalos, for their special effects for Taste (Sacred Fools Theater Company, The Schramm Group LLC and Red Hen Productions); and Teller, Johnny Thompson, Thom Rubino, and Christopher Rose for their illusions for South Coast Repertory’s The Tempest. In addition, six special awards will also be presented through the sponsorship of organizations to which the LADCC is most grateful.

The LADCC special award recipients are as follows:

The Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in theatre goes to Independent Shakespeare Company. The award is accompanied by an honorarium, sponsor to be announced.

The Ted Schmitt Award for the world premiere of an outstanding new play goes to Sheila Callaghan for Everything You Touch.  The award is accompanied by an offer to publish by Samuel French, Inc.

The Polly Warfield Award for an excellent season in a small to mid-size theatre goes to The Theatre @ Boston Court. The award is accompanied by an honorarium funded by the Nederlander Organization.

The Kinetic Lighting Award for outstanding achievement in theatrical design goes to sound designer Cricket S. Myers. The award is accompanied by an honorarium funded by Kinetic Lighting.

The Joel Hirschhorn Award for outstanding achievement in musical theatre goes to 3-D Theatricals. The award is accompanied by an honorarium, sponsor to be announced.

The Milton Katselas Award for career or special achievement in direction goes to Robin Larsen. The award is accompanied by an honorarium funded by the Beverly Hills Playhouse.

The nominees for the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards for theatrical excellence in 2014 are as follows:

Production

  • Firemen, The Echo Theater.
  • Floyd Collins, La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts.
  • One in the Chamber, 6140 Productions in association with Theatre Planners, Racquel Lehrman, Victoria Watson, Lynne Peck, Joe Cirincione, Ed Ryan and Robin Greenspun at The Lounge Theatre.
  • Spring Awakening, Deaf West Theatre in association with The Forest of Arden, Cody Lassen, Jarrod Musano at Inner City Arts.
  • Stupid Fucking Bird, The Theatre @ Boston Court and Circle X Theatre Company at The Theatre @ Boston Court.
  • Taste, Sacred Fools Theater Company, The Schramm Group LLC and Red Hen Productions at Sacred Fools Theater.
  • The Behavior of Broadus, Sacred Fools Theater Company and Burglars of Hamm in association with Center Theatre Group at Sacred Fools Theater. 

McCulloh Award for Revival (plays written between 1920 and 1980)

  • A Delicate Balance, Odyssey Theatre Ensemble at Odyssey Theatre.
  • Pippin, Barry and Fran Weissler, Howard and Janet Kagan, Lisa Matlin, Kyodo Tokyo, A&A Gordon/Brunish Trinchero, Tom Smedes/Peter Stern, Broadway Across America, Independent Presenters Network, Norton Herrick, Allen Spivak, Rebecca Gold, Joshua Goodman, Stephen E. McManus, David Robbins/Bryan S. Weingarten, Philip Hagemann/Murray Rosenthal, Jim Kierstead/Carlos Arana/Myla Lerner, Hugh Hayes/Jamie Cesa/Jonathan Reinis, Sharon A. Carr/Patricia R. Klausner, Ben Feldman, Square 1 Theatrics, Wendy Federman/Carl Moellenberg, Bruce Robert Harris/Jack W. Batman, Infinity Theatre Company/Michael Rubenstein, Michael A. Alden/Dale Badway/Ken Mahoney, American Repertory Theater at Hollywood Pantages.
  • Ruth Draper’s Monologues, Geffen Playhouse.


Lead Performance

  • Brooke Adams in Happy Days, The Theatre @ Boston Court.
  • Hugo Armstrong in The Behavior of Broadus, Sacred Fools Theater Company and Burglars of Hamm in association with Center Theatre Group at Sacred Fools Theater.
  • Ian Bamberg in Firemen, The Echo Theater.
  • Geoff Elliott in The Dance of Death, A Noise Within.
  • Robert Joy in The Ugly One, Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA at Atwater Village Speakeasy Theatre.
  • Chris L. McKenna in Taste, Sacred Fools Theater Company, The Schramm Group LLC and Red Hen Productions at Sacred Fools Theater.
  • Patrick Stafford in Cock, Rogue Machine Theatre at Theatre/Theater.
  • Heidi Sulzman in One in the Chamber, 6140 Productions in association with Theatre Planners, Racquel Lehrman, Victoria Watson, Lynne Peck, Joe Cirincione, Ed Ryan and Robin Greenspun at The Lounge Theatre.
  • Cicely Tyson in The Trip to Bountiful, Center Theatre Group in association with ArtsEmerson at Ahmanson Theatre.

Featured Performance

  • Hugo Armstrong in Backyard, The Echo Theater.
  • Rebecca Gray in Firemen, The Echo Theater.
  • Andrea Martin in Pippin, Barry and Fran Weissler, Howard and Janet Kagan, Lisa Matlin, Kyodo Tokyo, A&A Gordon/Brunish Trinchero, Tom Smedes/Peter Stern, Broadway Across America, Independent Presenters Network, Norton Herrick, Allen Spivak, Rebecca Gold, Joshua Goodman, Stephen E. McManus, David Robbins/Bryan S. Weingarten, Philip Hagemann/Murray Rosenthal, Jim Kierstead/Carlos Arana/Myla Lerner, Hugh Hayes/Jamie Cesa/Jonathan Reinis, Sharon A. Carr/Patricia R. Klausner, Ben Feldman, Square 1 Theatrics, Wendy Federman/Carl Moellenberg, Bruce Robert Harris/Jack W. Batman, Infinity Theatre Company/Michael Rubenstein, Michael A. Alden/Dale Badway/Ken Mahoney, American Repertory Theater at Hollywood Pantages.
  • Josey Montana McCoy in Floyd Collins, La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts.
  • Tyler Pierce in Everything You Touch, The Theatre @ Boston Court and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater at The Theatre @ Boston Court.
  • Joel Polis in My Name Is Asher Lev, The Fountain Theatre.
  • Aramazd Stepanian in The Cherry Orchard, Pacific Resident Theatre.

Ensemble Performance

  • Cock, Rogue Machine Theatre at Theatre/Theater.
  • Firemen, The Echo Theater.
  • Five Mile Lake, South Coast Repertory.
  • Stupid Fucking Bird, The Theatre @ Boston Court and Circle X Theatre Company at The Theatre @ Boston Court.
  • The Behavior of Broadus, Sacred Fools Theater Company and Burglars of Hamm in association with Center Theatre Group at Sacred Fools Theater.
  • The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, National Theatre of Scotland at The Broad Stage.

Solo Performance

  • Annette Bening in Ruth Draper’s Monologues, Geffen Playhouse.
  • Barry McGovern in I’ll Go On, Gate Theatre Production, Center Theatre Group at Kirk Douglas Theatre.
  • Ben Moroski in The Wake, Elephant Studio Theatre.
  • Michael Urie in Buyer & Cellar, Center Theatre Group at Mark Taper Forum.

Direction

  • Matt Almos & Ken Roht, The Behavior of Broadus, Sacred Fools Theater Company and Burglars of Hamm in association with Center Theatre Group at Sacred Fools Theater.
  • Guillermo Cienfuegos, Henry V, 2nd Stage Production at Pacific Resident Theatre.
  • Chris Fields, Firemen, The Echo Theater.
  • Jessica Kubzansky, Everything You Touch, The Theatre @ Boston Court and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater at The Theatre @ Boston Court.
  • Michael Michetti, Stupid Fucking Bird, The Theatre @ Boston Court and Circle X Theatre Company at The Theatre @ Boston Court.
  • Wils Wilson, The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, National Theatre of Scotland at The Broad Stage.

Writing

  • Burglars of Hamm: Carolyn Almos, Matt Almos, Jon Beauregard & Albert Dayan, The Behavior of Broadus, Sacred Fools Theater Company and Burglars of Hamm in association with Center Theatre Group at Sacred Fools Theater.
  • Kenneth Cavander, The Curse of Oedipus, The Antaeus Company.
  • David Greig, The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, National Theatre of Scotland at The Broad Stage.
  • Aaron Posner, Stupid Fucking Bird, The Theatre @ Boston Court and Circle X Theatre Company at The Theatre @ Boston Court.
  • Marja-Lewis Ryan, One in the Chamber, 6140 Productions in association with Theatre Planners, Racquel Lehrman, Victoria Watson, Lynne Peck, Joe Cirincione, Ed Ryan and Robin Greenspun at The Lounge Theatre.
  • Tommy Smith, Firemen, The Echo Theater.

Musical Score

  • Matt Almos, Brendan Milburn & Burglars of Hamm (original songs), The Behavior of Broadus, Sacred Fools Theater Company and Burglars of Hamm in association with Center Theatre Group at Sacred Fools Theater.
  • Wayne Barker, Peter and the Starcatcher (music), Center Theatre Group at Ahmanson Theatre.
  • Barry Manilow (music) and Bruce Sussman (lyrics), Harmony, Center Theatre Group and Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, GA, Ahmanson Theatre.

Music Direction

  • Darryl Archibald (music supervisor) and Brian Baker (music director), Let’s Misbehave: The Music and Lyrics of Cole Porter, International City Theatre.
  • Miche Braden, The Tempest, South Coast Repertory.
  • Alasdair Macrae, The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, National Theatre of Scotland at The Broad Stage.
  • David O, Floyd Collins, La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts.

Choreography

  • JoAnn M. Hunter, Harmony, Center Theatre Group and Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, GA at Ahmanson Theatre.
  • Matt Kent, Pilobolus, The Tempest, South Coast Repertory.
  • Spencer Liff, Spring Awakening, Deaf West Theatre in association with The Forest of Arden, Cody Lassen, Jarrod Musano at Inner City Arts.
  • Ken Roht, The Behavior of Broadus, Sacred Fools Theater Company and Burglars of Hamm in association with Center Theatre Group at Sacred Fools Theater.

Set Design

  • Daniel Conway, The Tempest, South Coast Repertory.
  • Jeff Cowie, The Trip to Bountiful, Center Theatre Group in association with ArtsEmerson at Ahmanson Theatre.
  • Allen Moyer, Parfumerie, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.
  • Neil Murray, Noel Coward’s Brief Encounter, Kneehigh, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.

Lighting Design

  • Christopher Akerlind, The Tempest, South Coast Repertory.
  • Jeff Croiter, Peter and the Starcatcher, Center Theatre Group at Ahmanson Theatre.
  • Lisa D. Katz, Floyd Collins, La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts.
  • Jeremy Pivnick, Everything You Touch, The Theatre @ Boston Court and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater at The Theatre @ Boston Court.

Costume Design

  • Gregg Barnes, Kinky Boots, Daryl Roth, Hal Luftig, James L. Nederlander, Terry Allen Kramer, Independent Presenters Network, CJ E&M, Jayne Baron Sherman, Just For Laughs Theatricals/Judith Ann Abrams, Yasuhiro Kawana, Jane Berger, Allen S. Gordon & Adam S. Gordon, Ken Davenport, Hunter Arnold, Lucy & Phil Suarez, Bryan Bantry, Ron Fierstein & Dorsey Regal, Jim Kierstead/Gregory Rae, BB Group/Christina Papagjika, Miacheal DeSantis/Patrick Baugh, Brian Smith/Tom & Connie Walsh, Warren Trepp and Jujamcyn Theatres at Hollywood Pantages.
  • Kym Barrett, TOTEM by Cirque du Soleil.
  • Jenny Foldenauer, Everything You Touch, The Theatre @ Boston Court and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater at The Theatre @ Boston Court.
  • Dominique Lemieux, Pippin, Barry and Fran Weissler, Howard and Janet Kagan, Lisa Martin, Kyodo Tokyo, Stephen E. McManus, A&A Gordon, Tom Smedes/Peter Stern, Broadway Across America, Independent Presenters Network, Norton Herrick, Allen Spivak, Rebecca Gold, David Robbins/Bryan S. Weingarten, Philip Hagemann/Murray Rosenthal, Hugh Hayes/Jonathan Reinis/Jamie Cesa, Kim Kierstead/Carlos Arana/Myla Lerner, Ben Feldman, Just For Laughs Theatricals, Square|Theatrics, Sharon A. Carr/Patricia R. Klausner, Wendy Federman/Carl Muellenberg/Infinity Theatre Company/Michael Rubenstein, Michael A. Aldon/Dale Badway/Ken Mahoney at Hollywood Pantages.

Sound Design

  • Josh Bessom, Floyd Collins, La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts.
  • Charles Coes and Darron L. West, The Tempest, South Coast Repertory.
  • Jonathan Deans & Garth Helm, Pippin, Barry and Fran Weissler, Howard and Janet Kagan, Lisa Martin, Kyodo Tokyo, Stephen E. McManus, A&A Gordon, Tom Smedes/Peter Stern, Broadway Across America, Independent Presenters Network, Norton Herrick, Allen Spivak, Rebecca Gold, David Robbins/Bryan S. Weingarten, Philip Hagemann/Murray Rosenthal, Hugh Hayes/Jonathan Reinis/Jamie Cesa, Kim Kierstead/Carlos Arana/Myla Lerner, Ben Feldman, Just For Laughs Theatricals, Square|Theatrics, Sharon A. Carr/Patricia R. Klausner, Wendy Federman/Carl Muellenberg/Infinity Theatre Company/Michael Rubenstein, Michael A. Aldon/Dale Badway/Ken Mahoney at Hollywood Pantages.
  • Doug Newell, Foxfinder, Furious Theatre Company in association with Artists Repertory Theatre of Portland, Oregon at Pasadena Playhouse Carrie Hamilton Theatre.

CGI/Video

  • John Driscoll and Gemma Carrington, Noel Coward’s Brief Encounter, Kneehigh, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.
  • Pedro Pires, TOTEM by Cirque du Soleil.

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle was founded in 1969.  It is dedicated to excellence in theatrical criticism, and to the encouragement and improvement of theatre in Greater Los Angeles. The 2014 membership consisted of:

Pauline Adamek, ArtsBeatLA.com, Stage Raw

Shirle Gottlieb, Gazette Newspapers, StageHappenings.com

Margaret Gray, L.A. Times

Hoyt Hilsman, The Huffington Post

Deborah Klugman, ArtsBeatLA.com, Stage Raw

Jon Magaril, CurtainUp.com

Dany Margolies, ArtsInLA.com

Myron Meisel, The Hollywood Reporter, Stage Raw

Terry Morgan, TalkinBroadway.com, Stage Raw

Steven Leigh Morris, Stage Raw

David C. Nichols, L.A. Times

Sharon Perlmutter, TalkinBroadway.com

Melinda Schupmann, ShowMag.com, ArtsinLA.com

Jonas Schwartz, Theatermania.com

Madeleine Shaner, Park La Brea News & Beverly Press (emeritus)

Don Shirley, LA Observed

Les Spindle, Frontiers, EDGE LA

Bob Verini, Variety, ArtsinLA.com, Stage Raw

Neal Weaver, Stage Raw, ArtsinLA.com
Citations by production/venue:           

The Behavior of Broadus (Sacred Fools) 7

Firemen (Echo Theatre) 6

The Tempest (South Coast Rep) 6

Everything You Touch (The Theatre @ Boston Court) 5, plus the Ted Schmitt Award

Floyd Collins (La Mirada Center for the Performing Arts) 5

Pippin (Hollywood Pantages) 4

Stupid Fucking Bird (The Theatre @ Boston Court) 4

The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart (The Broad Stage) 4

Taste (Sacred Fools) 3

One in the Chamber (Lounge Theatre) 3

Cock (Rogue Machine) 2

Harmony (Ahmanson Theatre) 2

Noel Coward’s Brief Encounter (Wallis Annenberg Center) 2

Peter And The Starcatcher (Ahmanson Theatre) 2

Ruth Draper’s Monologues (Geffen Playhouse) 2

Spring Awakening (Deaf West) 2

The Trip to Bountiful (Ahmanson Theatre) 2

TOTEM (Cirque du Soleil) 2

A Delicate Balance (Odyssey Theatre) 1

Backyard (Echo Theatre) 1

Buyer & Cellar (Mark Taper Forum) 1

Five Mile Lake (South Coast Rep) 1

Foxfinder (Carrie Hamilton Theatre) 1

Happy Days (The Theatre @ Boston Court) 1

Henry V (Pacific Resident Theatre) 1

I’ll Go On (Kirk Douglas Theatre) 1

Kinky Boots (Hollywood Pantages) 1

Let’s Misbehave: The Music and Lyrics of Cole Porter (International City Theatre) 1

My Name Is Asher Lev (The Fountain Theatre) 1

Parfumerie (Wallis Annenberg Center) 1

The Cherry Orchard (Pacific Resident Theatre) 1

The Curse of Oedipus (Antaeus) 1

The Dance of Death (A Noise Within) 1

The Ugly One (EST/LA) 1

The Wake (Elephant Studio Theatre) 1

We live in the snow

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It seems our practical one week of winter has come and gone in Southern California. And with the end of January right around the corner, it’s looking like we’ll be back to our perpetual Summer shortly. But personally, I long for the snow. Finding inspiration this morning where cold reigns…

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From the series ‘NomadsLife’ by Dutch photographer Jeroen Toirkens.

Since 1999 Toirkens has been following the lives of various nomadic tribes in Central Asia, Russia, Mongolia and the Arctic region. He discovered that globalisation, poverty and climate change are making it increasingly difficult for them to maintain their traditional way of life. With NomadsLife Toirkens creates a diverse and often poignant picture of nomadism in the 21st century.

In 1999 Jeroen Toirkens became fascinated by the nomad families high in Turkey’s Bolkar Mountains. He encountered the way of life of the Yörük, who were struggling with the pressures of a modernising Turkey. What were originally their nomadic pastures were being bought up by real estate developers, and many of the young people were departing for life in the cities. After that he visited other originally nomadic peoples who were encountering comparable problems. For instance, in 2005 and 2006 he and…

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Pentacle Is Building a New Way to Present and See L.A. Dance

PENTACLE presents HOME GROWN @  BOOTLEG

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To help meet the challenges of presenting and producing dance in Los Angeles, Pentacle steps up to the plate with Pentacle Presents Home Grown @ Bootleg, a new pilot program in two parts: February 19-22 and April 23-26.

Reservations: 213.289.3856  or   www.bootlegtheater.org 

The innovative new program is open to all dance companies and independent choreographers in Los Angeles County, and will offer participants more opportunities to show their work, to build and expand the audiences, and to create audience identity with the Bootleg Theater, a trusted venue for strong Los Angeles area based dance and performance work.   In addition to the evening performances, each weekend will include a fourth afternoon of celebratory engagement with the artists and participatory exploration of the works presented in performance the three previous nights.

February 19-21 at 7 PM

Part 1: Antics and MULTIPLEX Dance** (more information about this program appears below)

Added: February 22 at 1 PM: Celebrate with the artists and explore the work.  (Free, but RSVP is required).

April 23-25 at 7 PM

Part II: Invertigo Dance Theatre and Danza Floricanto/USA

All performances at the Bootleg Theater, 2220 Beverly Blvd., L.A.

Tickets: $20 in advance/ $25 at the door

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Companies selected for the debut performances of Home Grown @ Bootleg in February are Antics, Amy “Catfox’ Campion’s L.A. based hip hop company, and MULTIPLEX DANCE, which integrates athletic and acrobatic movement vocabulary with digital media and electronic music.   The April dates will see Invertigo Dance Theatre and Danza Floricanto/USA.

The companies were selected by a panel that included Alicia Adams, Artistic Director of Bootleg Theater; Charmaine Jefferson, Kelan Resources; Sara Wookey; and Evy Warshawski, former Executive Director of Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center.  Home Grown @ Bootleg will be led by Pentacle Director Felicia Rosenfeld and Program Coordinator Raélle Dorfan.

Why a new program for dance? 

As noted by LA Times dance writer Lewis Segal,  “Angeleno choreographers Melissa Barak, Josie Walsh (both at the Broad) and Jacob Jonas (at Highways) launched impressive, short-term attempts to break into wider renown.  But what’s next for them?  Another night or two a year from now?  And will they have to mortgage all their wordly possessions and maybe even their first born to afford even that?   As they know too well, there’s no dedicated dance space in this city, no sure passage for choreographers and companies to grow from studio to stage, no accessible/affordable venue where the members of the dance community can measure their work against the achievements of others and where audiences can find and follow the artists they’ve heard or read about.”   These are EXACTLY the issues Pentacle seeks to address with Home Grown @ Bootleg!

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Through this pilot initiative, Pentacle, in partnership with Bootleg Theater, is determined to provide a home for  L.A.’s vivid dance scene, opening doors by creating new and affordable means for local dance artists to showcase their work in an on-going way.   In addition, Pentacle hopes to create audience identification with the Bootleg Theater as a venue that the audience can trust to present high quality, interesting and engaging Los Angeles-based dance.

**More About the February 19-21 program:

Antics will present Sneaker Suites, a performance collaboration between the company and story architect Mark Gonzales.   Through spoken word poetry and street dance, Sneaker Suites delves into the diverse and personal relationships that we have with one of the most highly purchased fashion items in the world: sneakers!

MULTIPLEX DANCE will perform From Darkness to Light, a two part work consisting of subSTRATA (2014), and the premiere of Between Earth and Heaven.   Both works incorporate video projections designed by Chad Michael Hall and music by composer David Karagianis.

PENTACLE is a not-for-profit management support organization for small and mid-sized companies and project-based artists working in dance and theater.  Pentacle’s mission is to provide these communities with flexible and affordable infrastructure support in a sustained way, on an expert level, and at an affordable price.  Since 1976, Pentacle has served as a model for arts administration, a direct resource to the groups and artists with whom we work, and as a facilitator to the performing arts community with innovative programs of local and national impact.   Pentacle is unique in providing infrastructure support directly to dance and theater groups and artists, grounding their services and programming in the creative work of each artist-group, and responding and adapting to the ever-changing needs of the community so that artists have more time to create, perform and engage in the world.

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The Philly Cheesesteak: Ordering a Mighty Sandwich

Credit: Photo by J. Varney for Visit Philadelphia™

Credit: Photo by J. Varney for Visit Philadelphia™

In Philly the Cheesesteak is a civic icon, tourist draw and cultural obsession! You could easily make a mess of things when ordering the city of brotherly love’s most treasured food.  So if you don’t want to be a total tourist about it heed the advice of the locals in these two videos sent to us by VISIT PHILADELPHIA® .  Learn the art and lingo before you get in line for this flavorful sandwich in four simple steps.  The easy part: eat and enjoy.  Tips: Ordering a Philly Cheesesteak is serious business. Know what you want before you get to the counter and be quick about it!  Cheez Whiz with fried onions–that’s a “Whiz With.”  Provolone without fried onions ask for a “Provolone Without.”

But don’t stop there. Go to the official visitor websites visitphilly.com and uwishunu.com, and get more information.  Better yet, why don’t you just visit Philadelphia and check out one or all of these top 10 cheesesteak houses!!! (We did a while back and well we’re STILL too stuffed to talk about it!)

How To Order A Philly Cheesesteak:

Philly Cheesesteak 101:

Best Places To Find A Cheesesteak:

Nearly every pizza shop on any corner of every neighborhood in the city serves up the mouth-watering delicacy. Here are a few notable Center City and South Philadelphia spots, many of which are featured in the two videos:

  • Cosmi’s Deli is a relative newcomer among the cheesesteak contenders, winning recent accolades from Philadelphia magazine.1501 S. 8th Street, (215) 468-6093, cosmideli.com
  • It may be across the street from the oldest cheesesteak joint in town,but Geno’s Steaks is a formidable competitor going roll for roll with Pat’s for nearly five decades. 1219 S. 9th Street, (215) 389-0659, genosteaks.com
  • The brisket cheesesteak at Jake’s Sandwich Board can be adorned with either mild provolone and caramelized onions or, less conventionally, wasabi spread and crunchy onions. 122 S. 12th Street, (215) 922-0102, jakessandwichboard.com
  • Jim’s Steaks has multiple locations, but the classic smell of fried onions wafting down South Street makes that outpost a memorable one. 400 South Street, (215) 928-1911, jimssouthstreet.com
  • A small shack amidst shopping plazas, John’s Roast Pork is frequently cited as one of the city’s top steak spots. Its secret weapon? A crusty seeded roll. 14 Snyder Avenue, (215) 463-1951, johnsroastpork.com
  • The original home of the cheesesteak, Pat’s King of Steaks is still owned and operated by the Olivieri family.9th Street & Passyunk Avenue, (215) 468-1546,patskingofsteaks.com
  • Rick’s Philly Steaks is a third-generation spinoff of Pat’s, started by the “Prince of Steaks” Rick Olivieri,who exported his cheesesteak savvy to Kennett Square. 148 W. State Street, Kennett Square, (610) 444-7425, rickssteaks.com
  • With rolls from Conshohocken bakery, a plethora of cheese choices and daily-cut sirloin, Spot Burger’s food cart has been repeatedly named a favorite among cheesesteak lovers. Locations vary, (484) 620-6901, twitter.com/spotburgers
  • Every sandwich at the award-winning Tony Luke’s is worth ordering, and the deliciousness now spans multiple locations across state lines. tonylukes.com

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8MM: Rapture at the Viper Room

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We dropped the camera. Ok, maybe not dropped but definitely fumbled. So it was a toss up as to which Android or iPhone myself and my photographer were going to use.

But honestly, it didn’t matter. Nobody really hit The Viper Room for the photo shoot. They came for the Friday, January 9th rapture. And the intensity of 8MM was FIERCE!

They came to play a show with Jimmy Gnecco.. But by the end of a very sexy, powerful set, we couldn’t have cared less. No offense Jimmy. 8MM was so more main act than opener – we were basking in the multi-lit stage glow of a ripping performance which drove through an intentional build topped by an explosive finale.

Noir pop rock, there is a definitive cross-genre sound.  Not so much battlecry, super serious or super dark. But absolutely channeling classic CBGB (NYC) edge. Everything about Juliette Beavan and the band takes you to the precipice of the pleasurable dark side.

Find them on their sites:

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The duo consists of music producer/mixer Sean Beavan (Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, No Doubt, Guns N’ Roses) and his wife Juliette Beavan. Together, they are one of the most licensed artists in the business, having songs appear in award-winning movies such as Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and critically-acclaimed television shows like “Pretty Little Liars”, “Grey’s Anatomy” and “One Tree Hill.”

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New York City’s 1st Annual Drone Film Festival Opens March 7!

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Tickets are now on sale for the First Annual New York City Drone Film Festival, the world’s first film festival dedicated to works filmed using drones. Scheduled for Saturday, March 7 at the Directors Guild of America Theater, NYCDFF is a one-of-a-kind, world-class event showcasing world premieres alongside drone films never before seen on the big screen.

Tickets are available for purchase at 

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NYCDFF is a one-of-a-kind, world-class event showcasing world premieres alongside drone films never before seen on the big screen. The world’s first film festival dedicated exclusively to drone cinema, NYCDFF is enthusiastic about showing the world the amazing creative capabilities of drones.

NYCDFF supports and celebrates the creative expression of aerial filmmakers from around the world. The Festival will host a screening of short films, curated conversation and an awards ceremony featuring prizes for Technical Difficulty, Narrative, X-Factor, Most Epic Dronie and more.

Producer Kim Jackson of Evotion Media has joined the team to produce the festival. She brings with her years of experience producing feature films and festivals such as the Hamptons International Film Festival, the Tribeca Film Festival and many others.

“Submissions have come in from around the world and they are mind-blowing,” said Randy Scott Slavin, the Founder and Director of the Festival. “We’re beyond excited to recognize some of the most creative and captivating drone films the world has ever seen – all on the big screen for the very first time.”

The NYCDFF will be held on  Saturday, March 7th, 2015 at the

Directors Guild of America Theater
110 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019

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