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“Beauty and the Beast” – a live action French film

“Beauty and the Beast” – a live action French film

“Beauty and the Beast” – neither Cocteau nor Disney (a review) by Bondo Wyszpolski Despite their timeless appeal, fairy tales are not set in stone…

Arthur Miller’s “A View from the Bridge” at the Ahmanson Theatre

Arthur Miller’s “A View from the Bridge” at the Ahmanson Theatre

“A View from the Bridge” – obscured by clouds (a review) by Bondo Wyszpolski We often go to the theater for the visceral, but we…

Young Frankenstein, the musical – at the Norris Theatre

Young Frankenstein, the musical – at the Norris Theatre

Monster Mash Larry Raben and Tracy Lore star in “Young Frankenstein” at the Norris Theatre by Bondo Wyszpolski Sure, it’s still September, hot weather and…

“The Lovers and the Despot” – A film to die for [MOVIE REVIEW]
 September 21, 2016  Neely Swanson

“The Lovers and the Despot” – A film to die for [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Neely Swanson In an absolute case of “truth is stranger than fiction,” “The Lovers and the Despot” both defies credulity and inspires awe.  This…

South Bay Arts Calendar for Sept. 22-28
 September 20, 2016  Bondo Wyszpolski

South Bay Arts Calendar for Sept. 22-28

Thursday, September 22 Girl in hot water Jennifer Gooch Hummer is the author of “Operation Tenley: The Fair City Files,” and she’ll be talking about…

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Et in Arcadia ego (so come join me)

“Arcadia” – where past and present collide (a review) by Bondo Wyszpolski It’s hard to imagine a more challenging playwright than Tom Stoppard, first brought to the attention of many of us with “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.” And then there’s “Arcadia” (1993) which received a stellar performance 20 years ago at the Mark Taper […]

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The return of Garrick Rawlings

The return of Garrick Rawlings

by Whitney Youngs Back in the 1970s, signals of rock radio stations never made made the airwaves in the small town of Sturgis, Michigan, where guitarist and singer Garrick Rawlings grew up. Rawlings, instead, was exposed to rock music in a rather unconventional way. “My favorite uncle, George, flipped cars,” Rawlings said. “He had a […]

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Canadian-set ‘Yoga Hosers’ is ‘Eh’-mazingly Absurd

Canadian-set ‘Yoga Hosers’ is ‘Eh’-mazingly Absurd

by Morgan Rojas/ www.cinemacy.com   One of the more wildly talked about movies from this year’s Sundance Film Festival that finally hit theaters earlier this month is the flamboyant comedy-meets-fantasy film, “Yoga Hosers,” directed by Kevin Smith. Set in a small Canadian town where the accents are as thick as maple syrup, two 15-year-old best friends, […]

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